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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.

Grilled Peaches with Basil-Peach Nice Cream

The perfect finale to a summer cookout, this memorable, melt-in-your-mouth dessert harnesses the power of fire and ice: Two of the peaches…

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Watermelon-Kiwi Ice Pops

Made with just two ingredients and zero added sugar, these pretty ice pops are sweet, tangy, and truly refreshing. Use the deepest-red…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Mint and Blueberry 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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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