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Decadent Desserts

Yes, it’s possible to make phenomenal desserts without animal products, oil, or highly refined sweeteners. If you have any doubt, the proof is in the plant-based pudding—and cupcakes, brownies, pies, cakes, nice creams, and crumbles. Our curated collection of vegan dessert recipes offers countless ways to satisfy that sweet tooth while still nourishing your health. Plenty of these treats are even better when prepared a day or two in advance, making them perfect for entertaining.

Plum Rosette Tarts

Rosy red plums make for a show-stopping dessert that’s worthy of special occasions. Nectarines or persimmons would be equally tasty and pretty…

Two pretty pink-red rosette plum tarts side by side on a light marble table see recipe

Cherry-Almond Nice Cream

Almond extract makes this frozen confection taste like Amarena gelato, an Italian favorite made with Amarena cherries and almond flavoring. Using thawed…

Close-up shot of pink-hued almond cherry nice cream, with visible bits of cherries, and an ice cream scoop see recipe

Date-Sweetened Chocolate Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is usually made with gelatin, but this vegan version uses agar powder, a seaweed-derived alternative. Look for it in the…

Date-Sweetened Chocolate Vegan panna Cotta - Light caramel colored panna cotta drizzled with fresh raspberries, sitting on a gray plate, with a bowl of raspberries on the side see recipe

Blueberry-Mint Nice Cream

Frozen blueberries and bananas make the most dramatic-looking nice cream you’ve ever seen. The addition of fresh mint takes the flavor to…

Deep purple blueberry and mint nice cream shown from the side in a clear glass Mason jar, topped with sprigs of mint - vegan ice cream recipe see recipe

Strawberry-Lemonade Nice Cream

Lemon pulp and zest give this sorbet-like dessert a zing without making the base too watery. For best results, choose bananas that…

Close-up shot of red-pink strawberry-lemonade vegan ice cream see recipe

Blueberry Tartlets

With a luscious vanilla filling, saucy jewel-toned topping, and wholesome, perfectly crisp crusts, these mini blueberry tarts are a picture-perfect springtime dessert….

Mini tarts shown on individual plates - small tartlets with a lavender-vanilla filling and saucy blueberry topping see recipe

Indian Brown Rice Pudding (Kheer)

Kheer is Indian pudding made by boiling milk with a starch such as rice, tapioca, or corn. This whole-food, plant-based recipe uses…

Brown rice kheer in a bowl garnished with raisins and pistachios see recipe

Southern-Style Banana Pudding Parfaits

This creamy treat is made by layering an easy stove-top vanilla pudding with sliced bananas and crunchy vanilla-laced oats. To avoid clingy…

Two vegan banana pudding parfaits in glass jars, showing layers of pudding and vanilla oats see recipe

Butternut-Pecan Nice Cream

Add some vegetable goodness to dessert by using naturally sweet butternut squash puree in this frozen dairy-free treat. The squash balances the…

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Cinnamon-Banana Nice Cream with Fruit Compote

The base for this dairy-free treat takes just a few minutes to whip up then sets in the freezer overnight. The compote…

cinnamon banana nice cream - fruity, dairy-free ice cream shown in a glass cup topped with chopped, cooked-down pears see recipe

Apple Pie Bars

Wholesome and perfectly sweet, these flavorful crisp-style apple pie bars make a homespun dessert that’s best eaten with a fork. Find more…

Vegan apple pie bar shown with a drizzling of cider glaze on a white dessert plate see recipe