If you have recently started following a vegan diet, it can be easy to feel like you are going to miss out on some of your previously favorite foods, and having a sweet tooth can be particularly challenging. But today I have compiled a selection of incredibly mouth-watering desserts that you won’t even believe are suitable for vegans. All of the desserts listed below are dairy-free and are quick and simple to make. They’re perfect for cooking throughout the holiday season, and even non-vegans will love these fun and inventive recipes!
20Best Vegan Dessert Recipes For The Whole Family
1. Vegan Ice Cream
You won’t believe that this recipe uses only three ingredients, and it still creates such a perfectly creamy and authentic ice cream. There are so many ideas for vegan ice cream to choose from, but this recipe from Love & Lemons uses coconut milk as its base and adds maple syrup and tahini for a wonderfully rich and incredibly tasty chilled dessert that you’ll come back to over and over again.
2. Vegan Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate pudding is a classic dessert that the whole family with enjoy, but just because you are not eating dairy, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on it. This recipe is both paleo and dairy-free and uses just two ingredients: coconut milk and chocolate. Simply Recipes reminds us to always check the ingredients when purchasing chocolate to ensure that it is suitable for vegans before creating this delicious pudding.
3. Creamy Vegan Tiramisu Dessert
If you are looking to impress your family and friends with a special dessert, this recipe from The Peachicks Bakery will do the trick. It’s dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free, yet creates a rich and creamy dessert. You’ll use an espresso-soaked sponge, which will then be topped with a luscious dark chocolate ganache and a layer of light cream infused with cocoa.
4. Festive Vegan Jello Dessert
Unconventional Baker shares this dessert that’s great for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks to the pomegranate juice, this vegan jello has the perfect red color for a fun and festive color scheme. Not only is this dessert suitable for a vegan diet, but it also serves a wide variety of dietary requirements, like paleo, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free needs. You’ll top the jello off with some vegan whipped cream and pomegranate seeds before serving.
5. 5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert
If you are in a rush to make a dessert or have an unexpected guest who is vegan or follows a gluten-free diet, you’ll be able to put this sweet treat together in just five minutes. Reluctant Entertainer shares their easy-to-follow recipe which uses coconut cream and shredded coconut as the base for this vegan dessert. You’ll add nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut sugar to create a flavorful and simple dessert that the whole family will enjoy.
6. Caramel Cheesecake Mousse
Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, but it can be hard to recreate for vegans. This cheesecake mousse is incredibly simple to create thanks to this recipe from Bianca Zapatka. It’s a no-bake recipe that requires just five minutes to make and uses a rich homemade salted caramel sauce. It’s perfect for the holiday season and can be topped with fresh seasonal fruit to serve.
7. Vegan 7-Layer Dessert Lasagna
If you are looking for an indulgent dessert to serve for a special occasion, consider trying this seven-layer dessert lasagna from Veggies Don’t Bite. While it’s certainly not a healthy treat, it’s perfect for a birthday party or family gathering. Combining brownies, whipped topping, peanut butter sandwich cookies, caramel sauce, and peanut butter cups, it’s an extravagant dessert that will be a big hit with kids and teens.
8. Easy Sweet Rolls with Chocolate
These soft and sweet rolls are a vegan recipe that is topped with chocolate, so everyone is sure to enjoy them. They are fluffy on the inside and are covered with a sweet topping glaze, making them perfect for dessert or a sweet treat at any time of the day. This recipe from Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate takes only thirty-five minutes in total to prep and cook.
9. No Bake Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake
This dairy-free and vegan recipe combines two of my all-time favorite desserts: chocolate mousse and cheesecake. It’s silky and creamy and is a decadent dessert without the guilt usually associated with a cheesecake. The Busy Baker uses silken tofu and dark chocolate to create this sweet treat that will impress even the non-vegans in your family.
10. Vegan Dessert Nachos with Coffee Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love nachos? This is such a fun dessert nacho recipe that would be ideal for a romantic date night. Minimalist Baker shows you how to create these crispy cinnamon sugar-coated nachos from scratch. You’ll top the nachos with multiple scoops of ice cream and heaps of chocolate syrup for a unique and delicious grown-up dessert.
11. No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Cashew Cheesecake
Cashew nuts make an excellent base for vegan desserts, and they form the foundation of this simple no-bake cheesecake. Using only a handful of ingredients, this recipe from Del’s Cooking Twist creates a rich and creamy cheesecake packed with nutrition. The filling is made from cashews and high fiber unsweetened chocolate, and you’ll love the nutty and crunchy texture to the base of this cheesecake.
12. Self-Saucing Banana Pudding
Full of Plants shares this yummy dessert recipe that combines bananas, cinnamon, and caramel sauce. Topped with vanilla ice cream, it’s an excellent treat for any time of the year, and it is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family. The ice cream will melt slightly over the moist banana cake, which is loaded with flavor and is flawlessly complemented by the rich sauce.
13. Vegan Dessert Calzone
Calzones aren’t just reserved as an entrée course, thanks to this recipe from Vegan on Board. You’ll load this crisp and fluffy pizza crust with a sweet filling to create a unique and tasty dessert. Like with any good pizza, it’s completely up to you how you customize the dish, but peaches or apples are ideal fillings for this savory vegan dessert calzone.
14. Vegan Strawberry Fool
This is a vegan twist on the traditional dessert that involves folding your cooked fruit into whipped cream to create a sweet treat that’s perfect for any night of the week. Go Dairy Free shares this simple recipe that uses minimal ingredients and takes only twenty-five minutes to prep and cook.
15. Vegan Coconut Cups
Ela Vegan shares this six-ingredient vegan coconut cup recipe that is plant-based, low-carb, and gluten-free. It’s also refined sugar-free, so it is the ideal dessert for when you are craving a small bite of something sweet after dinner. These decadent cups involve no baking and simply need to thaw out for twenty to thirty minutes before serving.
16. Vegan Banoffee Pie Cheesecake
Combining one of my favorite desserts, banoffee pie, with a delicious cheesecake, this no-bake recipe from Tinned Tomatoes creates an indulgent and visually impressive sweet. With such an inviting plated presentation, this cake is an ideal option for Christmas, and you can even prepare it the day before and just store it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
17. Vegan Blueberry Coconut Popsicles
I love having a batch of popsicles prepared in my freezer during the summer for those days where my family and I are wanting a small and lite dessert after dinner. These popsicles from Beaming Baker use just three ingredients to create a refreshing treat that’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo. You’ll simply combine fresh blueberries, coconut milk, and maple syrup to make a delicious, flavorful treat that will be enjoyed by the whole family.
18. Raw Vegan Banana Pudding
This raw dessert is best served with heaps of fresh raspberries or strawberries on top and is one of my favorite vegan dessert options. Using just four ingredients, this banana pudding recipe from Simple Vegan Blog comes together in only five minutes by blending everything together in your food processor.
19. Vegan Chocolate Dessert Pizza
With this vegan chocolate dessert pizza from Up Beet Kitchen, pizza is no longer considered just for your main course. The crust of this pizza is sunflower and oat-based, and then the icing is created using avocado. You can customize and top this dessert to suit your personal preferences, although it’s best served with seasonal fruit, cacao nibs, and hemp. It’s the ideal treat to enjoy for a special brunch or breakfast, or it could be served at a family party to cater to all tastes and dietary requirements.
20. Vegan No-Bake Earl Grey Blueberry Tart
I’ve saved the prettiest of these twenty desserts for last, and you’ll be blown away by the stunning color and appearance of this simple no-bake tart. Alpha Foodie shares her beautiful vegan blueberry tart that combines the taste of Earl Grey tea with blueberries. It’s a blend of a coconut cream base and a gluten-free crust for an impressive dessert that’s perfect for any special occasion.
I can’t wait to try out some of these vegan desserts this week, and I’m so impressed with the extravagant desserts that you can create while still following a plant-based diet. I’m always looking for new dessert ideas to serve to my vegan friends and family members. They certainly won’t feel like they are missing out on the fun thanks to these creative and decadent recipe ideas that are ideal for your next get-together or holiday gathering.