Vegan Dessert Recipes

The best thing about going vegan? The desserts! Start with chocolate treats and work your way from there.

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Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding

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This is a simple, smooth and creamy vegan chocolate pudding. I like to use ground chocolate as a substitute for the cocoa.

Lina and Jens' Delicious Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

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So... you are making hummus or some other dish with chickpeas and you are just wasting the chickpea water? How dare you! Didn't you know it can form the basis of some the most delicious, light, and foamy vegan ice creams and mousses? I didn't know either but since Lina told me about it I am never going to waste a drop of chickpea water again.

Whipped Coconut Cream (Vegan Whipped Cream)

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Here in the Northwest many friends are a) vegan b) avoiding dairy c) lactose-intolerant or d) all of the above. This recipe makes sure they don't miss out on one of the best parts of dessert: whipped cream! Keep a can or two of coconut milk in your fridge so that you're always ready to make this recipe! Variations on this basic version abound: add citrus zest, matcha (green tea) powder, cocoa, almond extract, pumpkin pie spice, mmm...! Plan ahead, because the coconut milk needs to chill overnight.

Orange Vegan Cake

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No eggs or milk on hand? This moist cake is great whether or not you're vegan.

Oatmeal Chia Seed Cookies

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An easy way to incorporate chia seeds, these delicious cookies contain no eggs or butter and are easy to make. Cookies will be soft; allow them to cool completely.

Vegan Rose Meringues

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Vegan rose meringue cookies made with aquafaba. It is brine from legumes. In this case we will use water from a can of chickpeas. Enjoy! Keep meringues in an airtight container in a cool and dry place. These should keep for a couple of weeks.

Vegan Carrot Cake

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This is a luscious carrot cake, free of any animal products! Follow up with my vegan 'cream cheese' frosting recipe!

Tofu Pumpkin Pie

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A twist on the traditional pumpkin pie. Make it lighter by replacing half of the sugar with Splenda® artificial sweetener.

Vegan Brownies

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MMMMM...Vegan Brownies!!!! These are very gooey, which is a good thing in my book. However, if you want your brownies a little more solid you'll need to cook them longer than the recommended time. Great for people with egg or dairy allergies too!

Vegan Chocolate Cake

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This is a really simple, yet very tasty cake. You can use rice flour or something other than wheat. You can also add chocolate chips and, or nuts.
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Cherry Crisp

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A truly incredible dessert! It's just soooo good and really easy to make. Everyone always raves about it and asks me for the recipe when I make it. Wonderful served with whipped topping or ice cream. Great for vegans!

Vegan Cupcakes

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These taste amazing and are quick to make! You can play around and substitute different milks, oils and extracts; just about any will work. I've listed my favorites. Unfortunately, this recipe doesn't rise well as a cake, but cupcakes are more fun anyway! These are great with a simple frosting of cocoa powder, powdered sugar and orange juice.

Inspiration and Ideas

Mint-Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

"I came up with this recipe in an attempt to cut refined sugars from my diet. The result is amazingly rich and creamy, and not too sweet." – ¡Kate!

Cooking with Aquafaba

The way it foams up is almost magical. Chickpea cooking water makes an excellent vegan substitute for egg whites in meringues, baked goods, and ice cream.

Maritime War Cake

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This eggless cake was developed by resourceful cooks during the war when eggs, butter, and milk were rationed. It is a traditional Christmas cake here on the East Coast of Canada. Served with a nice big hunk of Cheddar cheese and a hot cup of tea, it is a real holiday treat!