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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.

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

Ruby Red Grapefruit Granita

Juicy red grapefruit brings complex flavor to this sparkly granita. For best results when making this frozen dessert, look for grapefruits that…

grapefruit granita see recipe

Jeweled Avocado-Chocolate Pudding

Avocado goes incognito in this luscious, creamy vegan pudding that takes all of five minutes to whip up. Pomegranate seeds are the…

Vegan chocolate avocado pudding in white ramekins sprinkled with pomegranate seeds and orange slices see recipe

Chocolate and Cherry Vegan Cobbler

Chocolate and cherries are a naturally delicious pairing. This vegan cobbler uses a combination of sweet and tart cherries for balanced flavor…

Chocolate Cherry Cobbler shown in a baking dish with serving spoon, with one serving on a plate shown with whipped cream topping see recipe

Persimmon Cake with Pistachios

Fuyu persimmons are best for these picture-perfect baby cakes. These fruits are similar to tomatoes in appearance and feel the same when…

Vegan persimmon baby cakes with pistachios see recipe