Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Desserts

Capitalize on the sweetness of fresh fruits and the versatility of ingredients such as eggs, nuts, and rice flour to create amazing desserts that also happen to be gluten- and casein-free.

  • Croquant
    Anne Cain, Senior Food Editor,


    Croquant is the French word for "crispy" or "crunchy" and these candy-like treats are exactly that. Unlike pralines or brittles that often contain cream and/or butter, this candy contains only sugar, almonds, and water.

    Recipe: Croquant

  • Raspberry Sorbet and Meringue Sandwiches
    Anne Cain, Senior Food Editor,

    Raspberry Sorbet and Meringue Sandwiches

    This milk-free version of ice cream sandwiches features raspberry sorbet sandwiched between crisp meringue triangles. You can substitute any flavor of sorbet for raspberry.

    Recipe: Raspberry Sorbet and Meringue Sandwiches

  • Mrs. Floyd's Divinity
    Anne Cain, Senior Food Editor,

    Mrs. Floyd's Divinity

    Divinity is a classic candy make with granulated sugar, corn syrup, and stiffly beaten egg white. With the addition of chopped pecans, this divinity is crunchy, fluffy, and simply divine.

    Recipe: Mrs. Floyd's Divinity

  • Lemon Cloud with Strawberry-Mint Compote
    Anne Cain, Senior Food Editor,

    Lemon Cloud with Strawberry-Mint Compote

    The lemon cloud is basically a fallen lemon soufflé. When it falls, becomes even more intensely lemon-flavored and takes on a cake-like texture. The strawberry mint topping is perfect for spring, but you can top the cloud with any fresh fruit.

    Recipe: Lemon Cloud with Strawberry-Mint Compote

  • Chocolate-Cherry Chunk Meringues
    Anne Cain, Senior Food Editor,

    Chocolate-Cherry Chunk Meringues

    Brighten up a basic meringue with bits of unsweetened chocolate and dried tart cherries. The edges of the meringues are nice and crispy, but the insides remain wonderfully soft.

    Recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Chunk Meringues

  • New Year's Rice Cake
    Anne Cain, Senior Food Editor,

    New Year's Rice Cake

    This fruited snack cake is made with glutinous rice flour (sweet rice flour). So named because it's made from a type of rice that becomes gluey or sticky when cooked, this flour does not contain gluten. The cake is so sweet, tender and delicious that you'll want to enjoy it year-round.

    Recipe: New Year's Rice Cake

  • Thumbprint Meringues
    Anne Cain, Senior Food Editor,

    Thumbprint Meringues

    Fill the center of these crispy little meringue cookies with your favorite variety of seedless jam. The raspberry liqueur adds a bit of grown-up flavor, but if you don't want to use it, just leave it out.

    Recipe: Thumbprint Meringues

  • Jackson Pollock Candied Apples
    Anne Cain, Senior Food Editor,

    Jackson Pollock Candied Apples

    Candied apples aren't just for Halloween. Drizzle Granny Smith apples with bittersweet chocolate and white chocolate instead of milk chocolate for a stylish, high-contrast treat.

    Recipe: Jackson Pollock Candied Apples

  • Pear-Cranberry Compote
    Anne Cain, Senior Food Editor,

    Pear-Cranberry Compote

    Bake fresh pears in a sweetly spiced cranberry sauce for a colorful fruit dessert. The sauce is made with a store-bought cranberry-orange sauce, making this an exceptionally easy dessert.

    Recipe: Pear-Cranberry Compote

  • Arctic Lime Freeze
    Anne Cain, Senior Food Editor,

    Arctic Lime Freeze

    Cool down with a tangy cream-free version of lime sherbet. The cream has been replaced with silken tofu, making it not only dairy-free but also filled with heart-healthy soy protein benefits.

    Recipe: Arctic Lime Freeze

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