In our house, only two members of the family are vegan. That’s more than the average household, though, which is why we began experimenting with vegan baking and desserts; we wanted to make everyone feel included at the table, with no one having to skip the best part of the meal! As it turns out, vegan desserts are so darn delicious that everyone in our family has swapped to eating almost exclusively those, regardless of their usual diet. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new vegan dessert recipes!
Just in case you love making your own vegan desserts as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best recipes we’ve come across in our search so far.
1. Creamy, dreamy gluten free peppermint patties
Rather than making a sit down and serve style dessert, would you rather make your family some kind of quick treat they can grab on the go because they all have after-dinner commitments? Well, if mint is popular in your house, then perhaps these deliciously vegan peppermint patties from Oh She Glows will hit the spot.
2. Strawberry galette with pistachio crumble
Maybe a sit down and serve style dessert is actually precisely what you’ve been wanting to make! In that case, strawberry lovers rejoice over this delicious galette that also features a pistachio crumble. There’s really no reason to be skeptical about the flavour of this fantastic recipe from Mother Nature Network even if you’re not vegan because it’s pure fruit and nut goodness!
3. Orange blueberry cheesecake
Now, the concept of a “cheesecake” might sound rather inherently un-vegan, but you’d be surprised just how many awesome alternatives to the traditional ingredients there are, and just how wonderful they taste! That’s why we were so completely intrigued to come across this scrumptious vegan orange blueberry cheesecake recipe features on This Rawsome Vegan Life.
4. Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream
Just in case your family’s very favourite thing to enjoy after dinner is usually ice cream but you’re intent on making your vegan loved ones feel included, here’s a recipe that’s so rich and “creamy” that no one would know the difference between that and traditional dairy based ice cream! Get the full details for making vegan peanut butter chocolate chop cookie dough ice cream on Minimalist Baker.
5. Vegan petite fours
Are you actually scrolling through our list and still thinking about how the idea of making something small that your family members can just pop right into their mouths is the thing that has appealed most to you so far, but you’re just not sure the peppermint patties are the right choice? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Vegan Yum Yum made these lovely vegan petite fours instead!
6. Vegan chocolate pie
Did we really catch your attention with the chocolate portion of the first idea we showed you but you’re not sure combining it with mint is really your thing? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along a little better with something like this mouthwatering chocolate pie recipe from Food 52. Believe it or not, it’s completely vegan as well!
7. Peanut butter S’moreos
Oreos dipped in peanut butter is a famously vegan treat, made popular by the fact that people don’t expect it to be dietary restriction free just as much as for its great taste. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to take a classic dessert idea up a notch! That’s why we loved the concept of adding marshmallows to the mix in order to make these peanut butter S’moreos just like Minimalist Baker did here.
8. Vegan chocolate cake with creamy chocolate filling
Did we catch your attention quite well when we started talking about chocolate pit but you actually can’t help but wonder whether there’s an even richer tasting chocolate treat out there that will satisfy your vegan sweet tooth even more? Then we’d certainly be willing to bet that this delicious vegan chocolate cake with a creamy chocolate filling and a chocolate glaze might be a little more up your alley. Get the full details for making your own on Food 52.
9. Candied clementine cake
If you’re going to go to all the time and effort it takes to to make a vegan recipe when you’re not necessarily super well versed in vegan cooking just yet, would you prefer to make something that’s less commonly seen in more standard recipes, just to really make it feel worth it? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Vegan Yum Yum made this candied clementine cake!
10. Vegan chocolate cake
Are you absolutely still feeling the most interested in the idea of making vegan chocolate cake but you think you might rather a slightly simpler version than the extra creamy, extra rich recipe we showed you on our list? In that case, we think you might get along quite well indeed with something like this fantastically “classic” (except for the vegan part) featured on Chocolate Covered Katie.
11. Vegan banana cream pie blizzard
Have you actually been going through the options and looking for something else fruit based besides the galette because strawberries aren’t necessarily your favourite? Well, if you’ve ever been a banana lover, then we think perhaps Minimalist Baker might have just the recipe for you! Their tutorial teaches you how to make this vegan banana cream pie blizzard in surprisingly few simple steps.
12. Vegan vanilla coconut ice cream
Have we actually really caught your attention with all of these delicious ice cream treat ideas we’ve shown you so far but you’re just not sold on any of the flavours we’ve included so far yet? Well, just in case it’s a classic vanilla you’re looking for, here’s a fantastic recipe from Serious Eats that teaches you how to make creamy vanilla coconut ice cream that- dare we say it- might actually taste even better than what you’re used to.
13. Chocolate coconut caramel bounty slice
Have we really got you thinking about how delicious it sounds to combine chocolate with other great flavours in vegan desserts but you’re just not sold yet on any of the ideas you’ve seen so far? In that case, we’d definitely urge you to consider the glorious combination of chocolate, caramel, and coconut that Blissful Basil walks you through in making these homemade vegan bounty slices.
14. Peanut butter cake with chocolate peanut butter glaze
We’ve talked a lot about chocolate and peanut butter so far, but what if you’re the kind of person who would actually prefer a little less chocolate and a little more peanut butter? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way Vegan Richa made this fantastic cake that balances both well but still gives peanut butter centre stage!
15. Kale cake with sweet potato filling and cream cheese buttercream
Just in case you’re looking for something that’s truly a little more unique and unlike any non-vegan recipe you’ve ever made before, here’s a more vegetable based cake (you hear that right) featured step by step on The Sweetest Vegan! Vegan or not, we think you’ll be surprised to learn just how sweet this kale cake with sweet potato filling and cream cheese buttercream is.