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Vegan sticky toffee pudding on a plate with vegan ice cream

16 dairy-free desserts

Published: August 16, 2022 at 9:59 am
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Choose from our indulgent dairy-free desserts for the ultimate sweet treat, including eton mess, sticky toffee pudding and vegan chocolate mousse

Looking for delicious dairy-free desserts? Want to serve the best vegan pudding at a dinner party? Try our indulgent ideas below then check out our best vegan dessert recipes, easy vegan baking ideas and vegan afternoon tea recipes.

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If you want more dairy-free inspo, get stuck into our best dairy-free recipes – we have creamy curries, mac and cheese and some really impressive pancakes.


Dairy-free desserts

Dairy-free banana ice cream

For a healthier, dairy-free alternative to ice-cream, give this easy no-churn banana ice cream a go. Feel free to experiment with different flavours, too.


Dairy-free chocolate mousse

For a quick and easy dinner party dessert that’s bound to impress, whip up this vegan chocolate mousse, made with silken tofu. So smooth and creamy, guests will be hard pressed to believe it’s dairy-free.

Vegan chocolate mousse

Dark chocolate and olive oil cookies

Check out these dark chocolate cookies for a dairy-free sweet treat – the olive oil gives a crisp, crunchy texture while a sprinkle of sea salt adds a sophisticated savoury edge.

Olive Oil Cookies with Dark Chocolate

Vegan lemon meringue pie

A few swaps turns classic lemon meringue pie into an impressive vegan dessert everyone can enjoy.

A lemon meringue pie on a white plate with a large slice cut out of it

Rum-roasted pineapple and spice pie

Try this deliciously crispy and crumbly pie, packed with rum-soaked roasted pineapple and plenty of spice, for a dairy-free dessert with a difference.

Pineapple Pie Recipe with Rum

Vegan apple crumble

Simply swap butter for melted coconut oil to make this dairy-free apple crumble, flavoured with warming cinnamon.

Vegan Crumble Recipe

Vegan eton mess

Ever thought of using aquafaba (the liquid found in a tin of chickpeas) in a dessert? In this recipe it's used to make a glossy, chewy meringue, paired with coconut yogurt and lots of berries to make a dairy-free eton mess.

Vegan Eton Mess Recipe

Vegan pumpkin pie

Fancy making a dairy-free pumpkin pie? Ready-made pastry and a tin of pumpkin purée means this pie is very easy to whip up, making a sweet and spiced treat that’s perfect for colder evenings.

Pumpkin pie on a grey marble kitchen top

Vegan sticky toffee pudding

A rich toffee sauce, made with homemade cashew cream, is the star in this dairy-free toffee pudding. The perfect pick-me-up for autumn.

Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

Vegan chocolate cheesecake

A deliciously fudgy Oreo biscuit base is topped with silken tofu and dark chocolate to make a rich, dairy-free cheesecake. A brilliant option for an indulgent pudding.

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Dairy-free coconut, mango and turmeric fool

For a light, delicate dessert to round off a meal, check out these dairy-free coconut, mango and turmeric puddings; you don't even notice it's dairy-free because of the creaminess of the coconut cream, plus turmeric adds a nicely zingy flavour.

turmeric fool - superfood 2017

Vegan chocolate cupcakes

Bake a batch of these dairy-free cupcakes, topped with a swirl of rich chocolate frosting, for an afternoon tea treat.

Chocolate cupcakes on a cake stand

Vegan brownies

Vegan butter and almond milk are used to make these dairy-free, gooey chocolate brownies – they’re so chocolaty that both vegans and non-vegans alike will enjoy.

Vegan Brownies Recipe

Banana split ice lollies

Use bananas, dark chocolate and non-dairy yogurt to make a cooling dessert that's guaranteed to put a smile on your face. If you don't follow a vegan diet, then check out our strawberries and cream ice lollies, iced daiquiri lollies and more ice lolly recipes here.

Three ice lollies drizzled in dark chocolate and sprinkled with chopped peanuts

Healthy blondies

We've put a vegan spin on blondies, using coconut sugar for a caramelised flavour, coconut milk for a creamy texture and blueberries for a fruity zing.

Vegan blueberry coconut blondies on a blue plate

Avocado chocolate mousse

Use avocado instead of cream or egg white to make a healthy vegan version of classic chocolate mousse. It's quite rich, so serve in small glass pots or shot glasses, and top with cocoa nibs for an extra chocolate hit without the added sugar.

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We've also got plenty more indulgent chocolate mousse recipes to try, including a classic chocolate mousse and chocolate mousse cake.

Avocado chocolate mousse in two glasses with raspberries on top

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