59 Delectable Vegan Desserts

Last Updated on February 26, 2024 | 0 Comments
59 vegan desserts

From light and refreshing to rich and decadent, vegan desserts prove that cooks and bakers don’t have to rely on eggs, butter and cream to create satisfying sweet treats. Vegan desserts are as diverse and exciting as their egg and dairy-laden counterparts thanks to easy swaps and substitutions with innovative ingredients such as flax, chickpeas, tofu and aquafaba. 

What are the best vegan desserts for the holidays? Traditional holiday desserts are often brimming with generous amounts of butter, eggs and cream. Vegan desserts for the holidays capture the signature flavors of the season by highlighting fragrant spices and plant-based ingredients like fruit and nuts. From bright, summertime treats to festive holiday sweets, here are 59 of the best vegan desserts to enjoy throughout the year. 


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Easy Vegan Desserts

1. Pineapple Whip

All you need is a blender to make creamy and refreshing vegan desserts like luscious Pineapple Whip. With just two ingredients, coconut milk and pineapple chunks, this sweet and tart take on soft serve is ready in under ten minutes.

Try our Pineapple Whip recipe


pineapple whip is an bright and easy vegan dessert
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2. Vegan Mug Cake

Satisfy sweet cravings with easy vegan desserts like this five minute Vegan Mug Cake. You don’t have to bother heating up the oven to whip up this quick, single serve chocolate cake.

Try our Vegan Mug Cake recipe

3. Vegan Carrot Cake

Vegan desserts can be intimidating to make without standby ingredients like eggs and butter. This Vegan Carrot Cake is prepared with an easy-to-follow recipe for moist, foolproof cake and rich, creamy frosting. 

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this moist and tender vegan carrot cake is an easy vegan dessert
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4. Vegan Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for almost any occasion. From birthday parties to holiday gatherings, you can decorate these slice and bake Vegan Sugar Cookies with frosting and sprinkles to match the theme of your celebration.

Try our Vegan Sugar Cookies recipe

5. Vegan Cookie Dough

Quick, easy and customizable, Vegan Cookie Dough is meant to be eaten raw for a fun, sweet treat. Use almond or coconut flour to make these vegan desserts gluten free. 

Try our Vegan Cookie Dough recipe


vegan cookie dough is a quick and easy vegan dessert
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6. Vegan Biscoff Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is a classic Southern dessert that is typically made with layers of creamy vanilla pudding, freshly sliced bananas and crunchy wafer cookies. The elevated Vegan Biscoff Banana Pudding by Glue and Glitter ups the flavor with crunchy Biscoff cookies and a luscious vegan base.

7. Mind-Blowing Vegan Chocolate Pie

Your friends and family won’t believe this Mind-Blowing Vegan Chocolate Pie by Pinch of Yum is made without any eggs or dairy. The rich, silky filling is made with a special ingredient to give this luscious pie its signature texture.

mind-blowing vegan chocolate pie is a rich and silky easy vegan dessert
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8. Golden Oreo Pie

Did you know that Oreos are naturally vegan? Use a mixer to whip up this airy Golden Oreo Pie by Glue and Glitter for simple and satisfying vegan desserts.

9. Chocolate Truffles

These two-ingredient Chocolate Truffles by Chocolate Covered Katie may be the easiest vegan dessert ever. Add your favorite flavors and fillings to the dark chocolate and coconut milk base to personalize these ultra-customizable vegan desserts.

chocolate truffles is an easy vegan dessert that uses just two ingredients
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10. Easy Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze 

Traditional pound cake is enriched with lots of butter and eggs to achieve its signature texture and flavor. This Easy Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze by Vegan in the Freezer is a versatile twist on the classic recipe that stays moist and tender without the use of eggs or dairy.

11. Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This creamy Vegan Chocolate Mousse by Connoisseurus Veg gets its signature richness from coconut cream, eliminating the need for eggs and dairy. Enjoy this luscious mousse on its own or as an element of other decadent vegan desserts such as cakes, tarts or trifles.

vegan chocolate mousse is a luscious and decadent easy vegan dessert
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12. Vegan No Bake Cookies 

These easy Vegan No Bake Cookies by The Edgy Veg are simple vegan desserts that even non-bakers can make. Use an ice cream scoop to portion out the cookies for quick and consistent results.

Vegan Gluten Free Desserts

13. Strawberry Delight

A bright and refreshing twist on the classic jelly treat, this Strawberry Delight is coated with fluffy coconut flakes for a unique, tropical finish. These jewel-toned, gluten free sweets are made with simple ingredients like fresh berries and require no gelatin. 

Try our Strawberry Delight recipe


jewel toned strawberry delight is a fruity vegan gluten free dessert
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14. Candied Strawberries

Sweet and fruity vegan desserts that satisfy on their own, Candied Strawberries also make elegant toppers for cakes and cupcakes or glistening strawberry bouquets. Bright, juicy strawberries are dipped in a simple sugar syrup to form a thin candy shell that gives the fresh berries a sweet, shiny finish.

Try our Candied Strawberries recipe

15. Lemon Blueberry Boba Popsicles

Delicately sweet and a little bit tart, these refreshing Lemon Blueberry Boba Popsicles are perfect gluten free vegan desserts for a hot, summer day. Chewy tapioca pearls elevate these colorful treats with a delightful addition of texture. 

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lemon blueberry boba popsicles are a whimsical refreshing vegan gluten free dessert
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16. Candied Cherries

With layers of flavor from bright lemon, tangy balsamic vinegar and pomegranate molasses, these Candied Cherries balance sweet and tart for a delicious addition to a variety of vegan desserts. Enjoy these saucy cherries with scones or English muffins, scooped over ice cream or mixed into refreshing cocktails. 

Try our Candied Cherries recipe

17. Apple Pomegranate Crumble Bars

These festive Apple Pomegranate Crumble Bars by Flavour and Savour are colorful, attractive and easy to make. The vegan gluten free desserts are topped with bright pomegranate arils that give these fun bars extra pops of texture and flavor.

apple pomegranate crumble bars are a colorful and festive vegan gluten free dessert
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18. Creamy Chocolate Flan

A chocolate lover’s delight, this Creamy Chocolate Flan from Dora’s Table is a silky smooth version of the classic Latin dessert that is free of eggs, wheat and dairy. Chickpea flour and agar-agar help stabilize the jiggly flan, giving this vegan dessert its signature texture

19. Aquafaba Meringues

Aquafaba is a must-know ingredient when making vegan desserts, especially as a stand in for whipped egg whites. These Aquafaba Meringues by The Edgy Veg highlight this game changing ingredient that can be used to prepare light and airy vegan desserts such as pavlovas, tarts and more.

light and airy aquafaba meringues are a versatile vegan gluten free dessert
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20. Gluten Free Vegan Marshmallow Chocolate Cups

From s’mores to rice krispie treats, a good vegan marshmallow recipe allows bakers to transform classic treats into vegan desserts. These Gluten Free Marshmallow Chocolate Cups by Unconventional Baker are made with vegan marshmallows and a vegan chocolate magic shell that can be used to make these decadent sweets as well as a variety of other indulgent vegan desserts.

21. Vegan Tiramisu Pudding Cups

Inspired by the traditional Italian dessert, these Vegan Tiramisu Pudding Cups by Minimalist Baker feature creamy, coffee-infused pudding topped with a rich chocolate ganache. These easy, no-bake vegan desserts are perfect for parties and gatherings or a quick, single serve treat.

vegan tiramisu pudding cups are a creamy, no-bake vegan gluten free dessert
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22. Almond Butter Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Reminiscent of a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, these Almond Butter Jam Thumbprint Cookies by Vegan Yack Attack are delicious vegan desserts to serve any time of the year. Simply roll the dough into balls and place them on a cookie sheet for baking, then finish with a dollop of your favorite fruity jam.

23. Blueberry Limoncello Crisp with Whipped Coconut Milk

With a bright lift of citrus, traditional berry crisp is elevated to an elegant, gourmet treat in the  Blueberry Limoncello Crisp with Whipped Coconut Milk by Flavour and Savour. To keep these vegan desserts dairy free, use coconut oil instead of butter to make the crunchy oat topping.

blueberry limoncello crisp with whipped coconut milk is a delicious and cozy vegan gluten free dessert
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24. Vegan Gluten Free Blondies

With the soft, chewy texture of a brownie, blondies highlight the flavor of rich brown sugar rather than cocoa powder. Applesauce and date syrup keep these Vegan Gluten Free Blondies by Simple Vegan Blog moist, fudgy and delicious.

Healthy Vegan Desserts

25. Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Made without eggs or dairy, these Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are a lighter version of the nostalgic treat. The addition of applesauce helps keep these cookies tender and moist. 

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vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a lighter version of the classic treat
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26. Chickpea Cookie Dough

Loaded with nutrient-dense ingredients, this Chickpea Cookie Dough is a satisfying sweet treat that is packed with texture and flavor. This vegan and gluten free recipe features creamy chickpeas, sticky dates, flaked coconut, peanut butter, white chocolate and fresh blueberries. 

Try our Chickpea Cookie Dough recipe

27. Strawberry Mochi

Known as ichigo daifuku in Japanese, Strawberry Mochi are fun and fresh vegan desserts featuring ripe strawberries wrapped in a layer of sweet red bean paste inside a casing of chewy mochi. Attractive yet unassuming on the outside, these sweet treats offer a tantalizing combination of textures and flavors. 

Try our Strawberry Mochi recipe


strawberry mochi is a delicious combination of textures and flavors
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28. Vegan Zucchini Bread

What better way to eat your vegetables than in delicious vegan desserts? Vegan Zucchini Bread is a moist and tender loaf with aromas of warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. 

Try our Vegan Zucchini Bread recipe

29. Easy Banana Ice Cream

With just one ingredient and no ice cream maker required, banana ice cream, also known as nice cream, is a popular choice for vegan desserts. This Easy Banana Ice Cream by Minimalist Baker can be made in a blender or food processor and offers inspiration for fun flavor variations.

easy banana ice cream uses just one ingredients and is versatile
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30. Matcha Chocolate Tartufo

The Matcha Chocolate Tartufo by Unconventional Baker is elegantly presented with enticing layers of creamy chocolate and earthy matcha. These raw vegan desserts require no baking and are easily prepared in smooth silicone molds.

31. Cherry Chia Pudding

These easy Cherry Chia Puddings by Fried Dandelions are healthy vegan desserts that can be made ahead for a quick and wholesome treat. Loaded with fruit and chewy chia seeds, these nutritious treats are packed with protein, fiber and plenty of flavor.

cherry chia pudding is a nutritious make ahead healthy vegan dessert
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32. 5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies

The 5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies by Simple Vegan Blog offer a healthier twist on a classically indulgent dessert. Sweet potatoes are the perfect low fat base for these fudgy vegan desserts.

33. Baked Apple Cinnamon Sundaes

Homemade vegan ice cream adorns these cozy Baked Apple Cinnamon Sundaes by Vegan Yack Attack. Roasting the apples gives the fruit a unique depth of flavor for a comforting and wholesome treat.

baked apple cinnamon sundaes are a comforting and wholesome healthy vegan treat
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34. Peanut Butter Banana Chickpea Shake

Made with wholesome ingredients, this luxurious Peanut Butter Banana Chickpea Shake by Minimalist Baker is rich in fiber and plant-based protein. Customize this hearty shake with add-ins and enhancements such as cocoa powder, nuts and seeds or fresh berries.

35. Raw Chocolate Beet Cheesecake

This beautifully-hued Raw Chocolate Beet Cheesecake by Unconventional Baker is made without the use of eggs, dairy or artificial colors and flavorings. Paired with a rich, chocolate crust, the beets give this colorful cheesecake its distinctive color and a subtle earthy flavor.

raw chocolate beet cheesecake is a colorful healthy vegan dessert
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Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

36. Vegan Apple Crisp

Comforting and sweet Vegan Apple Crisp is a quintessential fall dessert. Lightly spiced with cinnamon and apple cider, tender apples are topped with buttery streusel to create this vegan take on the classic, cozy treat. 

Try our Vegan Apple Crisp recipe

37. Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple Cranberry Sauce combines two classic Thanksgiving staples into one sweet and tart sauce. Fresh apples and cranberries blend with warm cinnamon and brown sugar to become a festive accompaniment to savory entrees or vegan desserts such as scones, trifles, pies and more. 

Try our Apple Cranberry Sauce recipe


apple cranberry sauce is a sweet and tart vegan thanksgiving dessert
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38. Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Featuring the most iconic flavor of autumn, this tender Vegan Pumpkin Bread is filled with warm spices and finished with a crunchy mixture of seeds and nuts. Prepare this cozy pumpkin bread in a loaf pan for an inviting addition to your holiday table.

Try our Vegan Pumpkin Bread recipe

39. Pumpkin Pie Bars

Swap the traditional pumpkin pie for fun and festive Pumpkin Pie Bars filled with warm spices and the added texture of a crumbly streusel crust. To make these bars vegan, substitute a flax egg and vegan ghee or vegan butter. 

Try our Pumpkin Pie Bars recipe


pumpkin pie bars are filled with fragrant spices for a vegan thanksgiving dessert
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40. Sweet Potato Chocolate Rolls with Toffee Sauce 

Soft and chewy sweet potato pastry is paired with a rich chocolate swirl in these Sweet Potato Chocolate Rolls with Toffee Sauce by Unconventional Baker. This tender, sweet bread is finished with a dairy-free toffee caramel drizzle.

41. Pumpkin Spice Cake Bites 

These no-bake Pumpkin Spice Cake Bites by Minimalist Baker are shareable vegan Thanksgiving desserts that are bursting with the iconic flavors of fall. Creamy pumpkin puree gives these aromatic bites their beautiful orange hue and can be finished with an optional citrus glaze for an elegant holiday presentation.

pumpkin spice cake bites are a no-bake vegan thanksgiving dessert that are bursting with iconic fall flavors
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42. Cardamom Crème Brûlée with Candied Blood Oranges

In this Cardamom Crème Brûlée with Candied Blood Oranges by Vegan Yack Attack, the traditional French dessert gets a festive fall makeover enhanced with cozy spices and bright citrus. Finished with candied orange slices, these luscious vegan desserts are sure to be a showstopping finale to Thanksgiving dinner.

43. Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars

Based on a fall favorite from a very popular coffee chain, these Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars by Chocolate Covered Katie are easy vegan desserts to share at holiday gatherings. With simple swaps and alterations, this recipe can easily be made gluten free, nut free or keto friendly.

vegan cranberry bliss bars are a sharable vegan thanksgiving dessert
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44. Apple Butter Cheesecake Bars

Swirls of caramelized apple butter give these Apple Butter Cheesecake Bars by Minimalist Baker a cozy dose of fall flavor. Made with an oat and almond based crust, these creamy vegan desserts are also gluten free!

45. Chai Golden Milk Doughnuts

Vibrant turmeric gives these Chai Golden Milk Doughnuts by Connoisseurus Veg their enticing, autumnal color. Grab a donut pan to recreate these fragrant, golden hued vegan desserts.

chai golden milk doughnuts are an enticing and vibrant vegan thanksgiving dessert
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46. Gingery Pear Tart

This elegant Gingery Pear Tart by Minimalist Baker is a sophisticated centerpiece for your holiday dessert table. Thinly sliced, spiced pears are artfully arranged inside a flaky vegan and gluten free crust to create this show-stopping Thanksgiving dessert.

47. Mexican Candied Pumpkin

Traditionally served during Dia de los Muertos celebrations, this Mexican Candied Pumpkin by Dora’s Table, also known as calabaza en tacha, offers a unique addition to your holiday table. With warm, aromatic spices and tender squash, these vegan desserts capture the quintessential flavors of fall.

mexican candied pumpkin is a unique addition to the holiday table
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Vegan Christmas Desserts

48. Orange Olive Oil Cake

Rustic, Italian-style Orange Olive Oil Cake is a vibrant addition to any holiday spread. Bright oranges are enhanced by the floral notes of rich olive oil to give this moist cake depth and complexity. 

Try our Orange Olive Oil Cake recipe

49. Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Santa will love these Vegan Oatmeal Cookies with a glass of non-dairy milk. Enhance the flavor of classic oatmeal cookies with chopped dried apricots and rich vegan white chocolate. 

Try our Vegan Oatmeal Cookies recipe


vegan oatmeal cookies are a classic vegan christmas cookie
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50. Vegan Hot Chocolate

Warm up on cold winter nights with a cozy mug of Vegan Hot Chocolate. Dark chocolate and cacao are blended with creamy oat milk for a rich beverage finished with coconut whipped cream and your favorite garnish such as chocolate shavings or a sprinkle of cinnamon. 

Try our Vegan Hot Chocolate recipe

51. Sugared Cranberries

Elevate holiday vegan desserts with these bright Sugared Cranberries. Coated in sugar, tart cranberries sparkle on top of cakes or as festive garnishes for Christmas cocktails. 

Try our Sugared Cranberries recipe


sugared cranberries are a sparkling, tart vegan christmas dessert
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52. Vegan Panna Cotta with Brown Sugar Sauce

Frosty white custard is finished with a sweet, buttery sauce in this Vegan Panna Cotta with Brown Sugar Sauce by Olives for Dinner. This silky dessert is an elegant finish for an elevated holiday meal.

53. 5 Ingredient Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Snowballs

These 5 Ingredient Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Snowballs by Minimalist Baker are fun, winter-themed vegan desserts. Rich dark chocolate truffles are rolled in flaked coconut for a festive, snowy finish.

festive 5 ingredient almond butter dark chocolate snowballs are an easy vegan christmas dessert
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54. Vegan Fig Bars

Figs have long been associated with the Christmas celebration, as evidenced by their shout-out in a famous Christmas carol. Although not exactly figgy pudding, these Vegan Fig Bars by Glue and Glitter showcase sweet, jammy figs sandwiched between layers of crunchy oat crust.

55. Vegan Butter Tarts

Flaky pie pastry with a buttery maple filling of nuts and raisins combine to create a classic holiday dessert. These Vegan Butter Tarts by A Virtual Vegan recreate the traditional treat for an egg and dairy free twist on the iconic Canadian holiday treat.

vegan butter tarts are a fun traditional vegan christmas dessert
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56. German Lebkuchen

These German Lebkuchen by The Edgy Veg transform the traditional relatives of gingerbread into fragrant, chocolate coated vegan Christmas desserts. A delightful combination of winter spices, orange and chocolate, these chewy cookies capture the festive spirit of the holiday season.

57. Vegan Rugelach 

Rugelach is a buttery, crescent shaped pastry often swirled with sweet cinnamon filling with roots in Jewish tradition served at both Hanukkah and Christmas celebrations. These Vegan Rugelach by Chocolate Covered Katie are based on a Polish grandmother’s recipe that brings warm memories of Christmas in Eastern Europe.

vegan rugelach is a sweet traditional holiday vegan treat
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58. Mulled Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Chocolate Ganache Frosting 

These Mulled Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Chocolate Ganache Frosting by Connoisseurus Veg capture the signature flavors of the holiday season in decadent vegan desserts. The warm spices, bold wine and bright citrus notes in traditional mulled wine are joined by a rich chocolate and orange ganache to create these undeniably festive treats.

59. Sticky Banana Date Pudding with Rum Caramel 

Reminiscent of traditional British holiday desserts, this Sticky Banana Date Pudding with Rum Caramel by A Virtual Vegan combines festive flavors with decadent textures and a rich, boozy sauce. Serve this indulgent treat with a scoop of vegan ice cream for the ultimate holiday vegan desserts.

stick banana date pudding with rum caramel is an indulgent, rich boozy vegan christmas dessert
via A Virtual Vegan

Whether whipping up a quick chocolate mousse or preparing an elegant holiday tart, you won’t miss the eggs, butter or cream after trying any of these delightful vegan desserts. With sweet and satisfying options for every season and special occasion, you can find even more inspiration for vegan treats while browsing Cozymeal Recipes. Make vegan cooking even easier with helpful tools and appliances from the Cozymeal Shop.

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