Plant-Based Desserts to Keep You Cool This Summer

Fruit never tastes as sweet as it does in the dog days of summer. Packed with fresh produce, the following chilled vegan dessert recipes are refreshing, delicious, and guilt-free.

Orange-Plum-Rosemary Ice PopsVegan Summer Dessert Recipes: Fruit Pops Orange-Plum-Rosemary Ice Pops

Subtly infused with rosemary, these gourmet ice pops are bursting with whole fruit. Get the recipe here.

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Marble PuddingVegan peanut butter pudding with chocolate swirls

You can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. Though this recipe requires around four hours of chill time, it requires only 20 minutes of active prep—so you can chill, too. Get the recipe here.

Watermelon-Basil IceWatermelon Basil Ice - Vegan Summer Dessert Recipe

All this dessert consists of is ripe watermelon, fresh basil, and a twist of lemon, yet this wholesome fruit sorbet offers a cool daytime treat, or a nice palate cleanser after a hearty meal. Get the recipe here.

Cantaloupe-Cucumber SoupCantaloupe Cucumber Soup - Vegan summer dessert recipe

The mild, sweet flavors of cucumber and cantaloupe paired with fresh ginger and lime juice dance across your taste buds in this scrumptious summer soup. Get the recipe here.

Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakescupcakes, ice cream

Ice cream cake in bite-size form: This chilled, chocolatey, creamy dessert hits the spot when you’re craving a little something sweet, and it’s great for entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Nice Cream

We’re obsessed with nice cream—vegan ice cream made with blended frozen fruit. Check out our guide for making nice cream, which includes some easy recipes.

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Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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