These 16 Best Dairy-Free Desserts are delicious and easy treats, requiring some simple ingredients, great for any occasion. From ice cream, to cheesecake, to chocolate cake and banana bread, many of them are vegan and gluten-free too! These desserts will have your guests begging for more!
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Are Oreos Dairy-Free?
Yes, they are dairy-free. The creamy middle is not milk-based, and it’s made of oil, corn syrup and of course do not contain any dairy. In fact, they are completely dairy-free!
Is Cool Whip Dairy-Free?
Love cool whip? You may be surprised, or not, to know that cool whip is definitely not dairy-free. It actually contains sodium caseinate and milk protein. However, cool whip has more recently come out with lactose-free options, and if you’re really in the baking mode, there are dairy-free cool whip recipes available.
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Desserts
1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Made with 6 ingredients, this chocolate peanut butter ice cream only takes 5 minutes of your time for prep. Rich and creamy, you would have a tough time believing it’s dairy-free!! It’s also gluten-free, soy-free, and free from refined sugar. It’s the answer to all of your cravings!
2. Easy Baked Vegan Cheesecake
Authentic, baked, vegan, gluten-free cheesecake, and simple to make – plus it tastes just like the real thing! Oh my!! Here we go!!! Try to use Savoy brand coconut cream.
3. Scrumptious Apple Crumble Pie
Easy to make at home, this Apple Crumble pie may just be the best crumble pie you’ve ever eaten. The filling – thinly sliced apples covered in cinnamon, vanilla, and the topping is made up of buttery brown sugar with flecks of oatmeal. Need I say more?
4. Vegan Oreo Cheesecake
Decadent and smooth, this oreo cheesecake recipe is dairy and nut-free!! Two tips to start you off: 1) make sure you let the cream cheese warm to room temperature, and 2) Use refined coconut oil.
Warm Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes
5. Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake
A delicious chocolate cake that is not only dairy-free but is also fudgy and super moist! You can easily make this as a 2 or 3 layer cake depending on how many people you have to fight off to eat this. For all those vegans out there, you’ll be happy to know that his recipe is vegan-friendly too!
6. Gooey Brownies
Tell me when you hear “gooey brownies” it just doesn’t warm your insides? And this dandy recipe is dairy-free! We will literally take you through every aspect of this recipe, including baking at different altitudes!!
7. Vegan Banana Bread
Who doesn’t love banana bread? This recipe for vegan banana bread takes the tried and true recipe and produces a vegan bread that is moist, healthy, and easy to make. It’s also egg-free and if you’d like it can be oil-free as well! You might just end up saying that this is the best banana bread ever!
8. Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This is the only recipe for vegan pumpkin pie you will ever need. Perfect for any occasion, it’s easy to make and only requires 9 ingredients! It’s so good, no one will ever guess it’s vegan. Simply blend the ingredients, pour, bake and enjoy!
No-Bake Dairy-Free Desserts
9. No-Bake Energy Balls
This recipe takes just 10 minutes to produce a delicious breakfast or snack. You’ll get a protein boost, low in saturated fats, and high in fiber! Did we mention these are vegan energy balls?
10. No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake
Vegan and dairy-free this no-bake chocolate mousse cheesecake is a must-try! Made with a secret ingredient that will make this cheesecake creamy, smooth, and perfect for those times that you are craving a sweet dessert, all without the guilt.
11. Vegan Chocolate Pudding Tart
No-bake, vegan and gluten-free! Use full-fat coconut milk here, and we’ll give you a couple of different options to finish this delicious dessert.
12. Strawberry Mochi
Strawberry Mochi is a Japanese dairy-free dessert that’s indulgent and refreshing. The fresh, juicy strawberry and sweet red bean paste are covered with the chewy and soft mochi cake. It’s so addictive!
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13. Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Moist with a chewy texture, these banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are also healthy and delicious. Easy to make, this recipe only calls for 3 ingredients: bananas, oats, and chocolate chips! They’re also guilt-free and can be perfect for those on the go breakfasts or a healthy snack in between meals.
14. Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
This old-time favorite brings a smile to everyone’s face that bites into them. And just a handful of ingredients for these donuts that are dairy-free, egg-free, and soy-free! Enjoy!!
15. Peach Cobbler
Save this recipe for peach season, you’ll want to make this recipe over and over again. Easy to make, you can use fresh peaches which are preferred, or opt to use canned peaches just be sure to drain them first. Whatever you do, be sure to make this recipe fresh rather than ahead of time.
16. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
If you love the smell of fresh muffins in the morning then lemon poppy seed muffins are the way to go. They are moist, citrusy, sweet with a little crunch – they are essentially everything that you want and crave in a muffin. All that goodness is ready in just 30 minutes.
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Easy Brownie Recipe (Dairy-Free Dessert)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- optional chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa, flour, and salt.
- Add eggs, oil, water, vanilla extract, and optional chopped walnuts.
- Mix everything until smooth. Then pour the batter into the baking pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs attached.
- Cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Thank you for these absolutely amazing recipes! Just prepared a new batch of homemade peanut butter today, and definitely trying the chocolate peanut butter ice cream! Cannot wait to indulge in some flavorful desserts.