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

A sweet and vibrant passion fruit curd filling on top of a gluten-free shortbread crust. This vegan tart is the perfect summer treat!
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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)

A refreshing sweet strawberry frozen drink made with strawberries and kombucha.
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These strawberry slushies with Italian meringue frosting are the perfect treat for these warmer summer evenings.


Piña Colada Popsicles

Refreshing and delicious piña colada ice lollies that taste like dole whip. Vegan-friendly and made with just 4 ingredients.
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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

Delicious Vegan Mango Ice Cream made with just 3 ingredients. This recipe is easy to make, gluten-free and nut-free, and perfect for summer!
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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)

These easy vegan strawberry cheesecake bars are creamy and bursting with fresh strawberry flavor. Layers of vanilla cheesecake with intensely fragrant macerated strawberries on top of no-bake crust. They taste like summer in a dessert!
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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

Better than the originals! Creamy dairy-free vanilla peanut ice cream topped with salted peanut caramel, roasted peanuts, and covered in thick dairy-free chocolate.
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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

This vegan lemon tart is simple, creamy and delicious, perfect for citrus season! With a dairy-free mascarpone and lemon curd filling in buttery shortcrust pastry. The perfect tangy, sweet and creamy dessert!
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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

These easy coconut milk strawberry popsicles are made with just 6 ingredients. Made with creamy coconut milk and real strawberries, they're naturally sweetened, dairy-free, and vegan. The perfect healthier summer treat!
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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

This vegan lemon cheesecake has layers of creamy cashew filling and zesty lemon curd on a no-bake crust. They're also gluten-free. The perfect refreshing vegan summer dessert!
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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)

Luxuriously creamy and decadent vanilla ice cream studded with boozy rum raisins. This recipe is dairy-free and refined sugar-free!
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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

These vegan magnum ice cream bars are extremely addictive! Fruity raspberry-ripple and creamy ice cream paired with sweet salted caramel and a crisp rich chocolate outer shell. Just one bite and you will be in vegan ice-cream heaven, promise!
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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

Deliciously creamy vanilla cheesecake with fragrant macerated strawberries on a gluten-free shortbread base. This cheesecake is creamy and rich while being refreshing and fruity.
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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 vibrant color, the sweet nutty flavor, and fragrant aroma of pistachios shines through in this ice cream. This recipe will have you in pistachio heaven. The texture is incredibly creamy, thanks to a combination of the soaked pistachios and coconut milk.
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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 4 ingredient passion fruit ice cream is completely eggless and dairy-free and doesn't require an ice cream maker. The perfect vegan frozen dessert for summer!
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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

This delicious vegan Rhubarb Custard Tart has a creamy vanilla custard filling with sweet, tart rhubarb on a gluten-free shortbread crust. This tart is perfect for making the most of rhubarb season!
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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)

Tropical creamy dairy-free ice-cream with flavours of pineapple, coconut and a hint of dark rum.
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Vegan Mango Passionfruit Tart (No-Bake)

A creamy, zesty and creamy mango tart with passion fruit. This tart is vegan-friendly and no-bake.
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Fruity mango and passion fruit tart that's bursting with tropical flavor!


Vegan Caramel Ice Cream (No-Churn)

This easy vegan salted caramel ice cream recipe is thick and creamy. Dairy-free coconut ice cream flavored with homemade caramel sauce. Made with just 3 ingredients and no ice cream maker!
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A no-churn dairy-free salted caramel ice cream that doesn't require an ice cream maker!


Strawberry Vegan Magnum Ice Creams

These strawberry vegan magnum ice creams are easy to make, no-churn, and use just 7 ingredients. Consisting of layers of non-dairy vanilla ice cream, homemade strawberry sauce and a chocolate shell, they are an irresistible summer treat!
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A thick layer of easy homemade strawberry jam and creamy dairy-free vanilla ice cream in a dark chocolate shell!


Vegan Mango Cheesecake

Delicious vegan mango cheesecake with layers of creamy vanilla lime cheesecake and sweet mango curd on a no-bake crust. The perfect vegan dessert for summer!
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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

These deliciously creamy and light vegan lemon raspberry cheesecake bars are so bright and flavorsome. Being no-bake makes them so easy to make. They are refined sugar-free and can also be adapted as gluten-free.
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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

This Vegan Panna Cotta Tart combines tropical flavors of piña colada with layers of coconut panna cotta and pineapple curd jelly on top of a shortbread crust. This dairy-free dessert is perfect for spring and summer gatherings, or for a special occasion. 
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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

Delicious vegan peanut butter ice cream bars. Creamy dairy-free peanut butter ice cream coated in a layer of peanut butter and a thick chocolate shell. These magnum CopyCat ice creams are made with just 6 simple ingredients!
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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)

These vegan strawberry shortcake ice cream bars are no-churn and use just 7 ingredients. The perfect dairy-free alternative to a store-bought summer favorite!
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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

Fluffy and light vegan raspberry white chocolate mousse. This recipe is completely nut-free, dairy-free, and eggless and uses aquafaba to create a bubbly airy mousse that's incredibly delicious!
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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.


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