25 vegan desserts perfect for summer
Whether you love to cool down with a frozen popsicle, creamy homemade dairy-free ice cream, or prefer to snack on fruity cheesecake bars. Or maybe you'd like to bake a show-stopping tropical tart to bring to a barbecue, this round-up has the perfect dessert for you!
With lots of gluten-free options, these recipes are easy to make and incredibly delicious!
Passion Fruit Tart
If you love tropical flavors this tart is perfect for you! The sweet passion fruit curd filling is vibrant, refreshing, and smooth - made with orange juice and passion fruit pulp for a deliciously fresh and tropical flavor!
Strawberry Slushies (Vegan)
These strawberry slushies with Italian meringue frosting are the perfect treat for these warmer summer evenings.
Piña Colada Popsicles
With less than a handful of ingredients these dairy-free pina colada popsicles are perfect for warm sunny days and take very little effort to make!
Vegan Mango Ice Cream
Juicy, sweet, and fruity mango and creamy rich coconut give this ice cream the perfect flavor and texture. What's more, it's made using just three ingredients!
Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake (GF)
Make the most of strawberry season with these creamy vegan no-bake strawberry cheesecake bars. The dreamiest vanilla cheesecake on an oaty coconut crust topped with sweet and fragrant macerated strawberry jelly. These vegan cheesecake bars are easy to put together and don't require any baking.
Vegan Snickers Ice Cream Bars
These copycat vegan snickers ice cream bars are so much better than the originals! If you make only one dessert this summer, let this be it!
Vegan Lemon Tart
If you’re looking for a refreshing spring or summer dessert then look no further than this homemade lemon mascarpone tart! The smooth dairy-free “mascarpone” filling is flavored with zingy and sweet homemade egg-free lemon curd, making this tart the perfect combination of creamy and fresh. The crust of the tart is a shortbread pastry that gives the perfect crunch in contrast to that creamy filling!
Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Bars
Berry season is here, so it's the perfect time to try these summery vegan strawberry ice cream bars. Made with just a few simple ingredients, these ice cream bars are a healthy alternative to store-bought ice creams. The coconut milk base gives them a creamy texture, perfect when paired with seasonal sweet strawberries.
Vegan Lemon Cheesecake
These vegan lemon cheesecake bars are an absolute must for lemon dessert lovers. They are incredibly zingy and bursting with fresh lemon flavour as well as an undertone of creamy vanilla from the cheesecake layer.
Rum Raisin Ice Cream (Vegan)
This ice cream is creamy and rich, it has a melt-in-the-mouth consistency and juicy deep flavored sweet caramel-y raisins. All of that followed by a heavy boozy punch of dark rum, perfection.
Vegan Raspberry Ripple Salted Caramel Magnum Ice Creams
The fruit and creamy raspberry-ripple pair so well with the sweet caramel and crisp rich chocolate outer shell. Just one bite and you will be in vegan ice-cream heaven, promise!
Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake
This cheesecake has it all, a buttery shortbread crust that's gluten-free and baked to perfection. A creamy vanilla cheesecake filling that melts in the mouth, and sweet strawberries in syrup to top it off. The strawberries are macerated in sugar which creates a sweet syrup and intensifies their flavor.
Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream
The creamiest, most flavourful vegan pistachio ice cream that's made with just a few ingredients. An all-time favorite here!
14. PASSIONFRUIT ICE CREAM
Passion Fruit Ice Cream (Vegan)
This passionfruit ice cream is bursting with flavor and takes just a few ingredients to make! Covered with a delicious passion fruit coulis it's pure tropical heaven!
Vegan Rhubarb Custard Tart
Tangy rhubarb and sweet syrup on top of a creamy custard in a crisp shortbread tart shell. This recipe is perfect for making the most out of the rhubarb season.
Pina Colada Ice Cream (Vegan)
Vegan Mango Passionfruit Tart (No-Bake)
Fruity mango and passion fruit tart that's bursting with tropical flavor!
Vegan Caramel Ice Cream (No-Churn)
A no-churn dairy-free salted caramel ice cream that doesn't require an ice cream maker!
Strawberry Vegan Magnum Ice Creams
A thick layer of easy homemade strawberry jam and creamy dairy-free vanilla ice cream in a dark chocolate shell!
Vegan Mango Cheesecake
These summery treats are packed full of flavor from the toasted coconut crust to the creamy lime filling and tropical sweet mango topping. These bars are perfect to prepare a big batch to keep to hand in your freezer for spring and summer snacking.
Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
This summery cake is no-bake, so you won’t even need to turn on the oven to make it. It’s also free from gluten and refined sugars making it suitable for those who have allergies, intolerances, or are avoiding processed foods.
Vegan Pineapple Coconut Panna Cotta Tart
If you’re looking for a light and refreshing tart that’s bursting with fresh summer flavours, look no further, this Pineapple Coconut Panna Cotta Tart has got you covered! The tropical piña colada flavors will whisk you away on an instant virtual sun holiday.
Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars
These nutty, chocolatey, creamy ice creams are a real treat. For any Nutella or peanut lovers out there, these are a must! I was pleasantly surprised by how well the chocolate, hazelnut, and peanut flavors paired together.
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars (Vegan)
The base of the ice cream tastes just like a strawberry milkshake! You could even drink it straight from the blender if that’s your thing. The addition of freeze-dried strawberries intensifies that fresh strawberry flavour while the coconut milk base gives a creamy and airy texture to the ice-cream.
Vegan Raspberry White Chocolate Mousse
This light and refreshing mousse is perfect for spring and summer, and to make the most of berry season! The mousse is sweet and airy and paired with a tart raspberry coulis, is a match made in heaven. Great for when you’re looking for a dessert that’s on the lighter side.