Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes Everyone Will Love
These no-bake cookies are dairy-free but full of chocolatey, gooey marshmallow goodness. We also love that this five-ingredient dessert comes together in 10 minutes of hands-on time and makes 45 clusters. (That’ll feed a crowd.) It is one of our go-to easy dairy-free dessert recipes. Remember to check the ingredient list on your chocolate to make sure it’s dairy-free.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bites
If baking intimidates you, these peanut butter-based bite-size treats are the solution. Mix together the short ingredient list, chill, roll, and chill again. That’s it. You could even flatten the no-bake desserts into discs to give them a dairy-free cookie look and feel.
Sweet Potato Brownies
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Canned Apple Pie Filling with Maple and Cinnamon
This dairy-free filling tastes so rich that people will think it has dairy in it. So use it to fill desserts that traditionally call for dairy fillings. Fill a dairy-free pie crust (buy one or make one with vegetable shortening). Use it on your favorite dairy-free ice cream recipe for a gluten-free dessert. Or wrap it into egg rolls for dairy-free Apple Pie Egg Rolls.
Cranberry-Vanilla Cereal Drops
Even though it only has five ingredients, this recipe turns out 60 dairy-free clusters. Make sure the vanilla-flavor candy coating you use is dairy free. Fortunately, major baking supply companies sell allergen-free versions, so it should be easy to find.
Dark chocolate is—surprisingly—dairy free. Look for at least 70-percent or higher varieties, or seek out a vegan chocolate bar. Melt it then stir in a variety of your favorite dried fruits for a dairy-free sweet treat that both adults and kids will enjoy.
This adult version of a kid favorite is an original way to wrap up a meal, especially if you’re serving a dairy-free guest. (Take the theme a step farther and serve one of these yummy Jello cocktails.) This three-ingredient treat comes together from start to finish in under an hour.
No-Bake Peanut-Apple Balls
Coconut-Chia Oat Crisps
These crips look healthy (and they are), but they're also a delicious sweet treat. Enjoy the dairy-free cookies as is or drizzle them with a dark (and dairy-free) chocolate or slightly sweetened and thinned nut butter (like this Spicy Almond Butter) of your choosing.
Angel Cake with Cherry Sauce
Egg whites, sugar, and flour whip into a light dairy-free cake recipe. Angel food cake is low in fat and calories too, so this cake is not only dairy free but guilt free. If you're craving a dairy-free chocolate dessert recipe, drizzle on melted vegan or dairy-free chocolate instead of the cherry sauce.
Healthy Energy Bars
The dairy-free bars double as dessert or a snack to get you through a midafternoon slump. Just be sure to use dairy-free or vegan chocolate. Most 70 percent and higher dark chocolate varieties are naturally dairy-free, but check those labels.
Here’s a pro dairy-free tip: Sorbet is, by definition, made without milk, making it one of the ultimate dairy-free dessert recipes. This sorbet comes together with only a saucepan, blender, and—of course—your freezer.