Vegan Dessert Recipes

If you’re following a vegan diet, you can still enjoy sweets! From cookies (minus the eggs, of course) and crisps to fruit sorbets, here are our top vegan desserts sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

  • Limoncello-Mint Sorbet with Fresh Blackberries
    By: Lane Nieset, Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Limoncello-Mint Sorbet with Fresh Blackberries

    Limoncello, an Italian liqueur, is the key ingredient to this sorbet. When paired with fresh mint and topped with blackberries, this frozen treat is light and refreshing. The best part is that you can also mix limoncello and soda to create a quick spritzer.
  • Macerated Berries
    By: Lane Nieset, Karry Hosford

    Macerated Berries

    What better way to have your berries than marinated in Grand Marnier? The alcohol mixture softens the berries and allows them to release their juices. Serve them on their own or create a berry parfait with soy yogurt.
  • Green Apple Sauvignon Blanc Sorbet
    By: Lane Nieset, Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Katie Christ

    Green Apple Sauvignon Blanc Sorbet

    The green apples in this recipe bring out the subtle hints of flavor in the Sauvignon Blanc. This dessert can be made up to a week in advance and is sure to please guests. This simple dish will taste just as gourmet as it sounds.
  • Tropical Fruit Ambrosia with Rum
    By: Lane Nieset, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Tropical Fruit Ambrosia with Rum

    This five-star recipe will have you dreaming of an island getaway. Serve your guests this impressive dessert at a dinner or cocktail party, or turn it into a kid-friendly treat by substituting mango nectar or orange juice in place of the rum.
  • Tequila-Lime Sorbet
    By: Lane Nieset

    Tequila-Lime sorbet

    Nothing says fiesta like tequila and lime, and this sorbet is no exception. Serve the frozen dessert during a Mexican meal or on its own as a sweet treat. Now all we need is the salt!
  • Fresh Fruit with Strawberry Sauce
    By: Lane Nieset, Photo: Lee Isaacs; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr

    Fresh Fruit with Strawberry Sauce

    Enjoy a delightful blend of fruit topped with a sweet strawberry sauce for a refreshing treat. The arrangement of bright colored fruit makes an aesthetically pleasing dessert that’s healthy too (only 99 calories per serving).
  • blueberry-sorbet
    By: Lane Nieset, Antonis Achilleos

    Blueberry-Lemon Sorbet

    The mixture of flavors in this sorbet brings back memories of childhood snow cones. Cool down on a warm day with this frozen dessert, or dress it up with lemon zest and serve to guests.
  • Apple-Cranberry Crisp
    By: Lane Nieset, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

    Apple-Cranberry Crisp

    Crisps are a great vegan dessert that have a lot of texture and crunch. The oats are a healthy component, adding fiber to the dish. This dessert is great served warm or cold and can be paired with vegan ice cream.
  • Chambord Granita
    By: Lane Nieset, Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Chambord Granita

    Granitas are a similar to sorbet and Italian ice, and they are a fun treat during the spring and summer. Chambord, a liqueur made from black raspberries, honey, and herbs, is the perfect complement to the raspberries in this recipe.
  • Double-Ginger Cookies
    By: Lane Nieset, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell; Food Kellie Gerber Kelley

    Double-Ginger Cookies

    The best part about these cookies is that you don’t need to use a vegan substitute. The applesauce serves as a replacement for eggs, adding moisture and fluff to the cookies. Freeze a batch and enjoy whenever you have a sugar craving.

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