18 Dairy-Free Desserts to Eat All Summer Long

Summer is the best time to lighten up the desserts—think chilled fruit, cold popsicles and pots de crème. From strawberry shortcake to blueberry cobbler, here are 18 dairy-free summer desserts that everyone will love (ice cream included).

30 Easy Summer Desserts You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

One-ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

Dessert doesn’t get much easier than this. Just cube the watermelon, freeze the fruit, blend it into a puree, pack it into a pan and freeze again.

Grilled Pineapple With Coconut Whipped Cream

Keep the coals glowing after dinner and throw a few slices of pineapple on the grill. Top it with dairy-free coconut whipped cream and you’ve got a dessert that’s equal parts tasty and impressive.

Peach And Honey Ice Cream Cake With Toasted Cashew Crust

Ripe peaches, raw honey and coconut milk make Coterie member Jodi Moreno’s dairy-free ice cream cake sweet and delicious.

Vegan Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcake

The strawberry shortcake of your youth gets a dairy-free update thanks to coconut milk. (It’s gluten-free, too.)

Brown Sugar Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Coterie member Monique Volz’s blueberry and peach cobbler is the dictionary definition of summer.

Vegan Chocolate Fondue Dessert Party Platter

Wow everyone at the potluck with this decadent chocolate fondue from Coterie member Gena Hamshaw.

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Pistachio Popsicles With Dark Chocolate

Coconut cream and vegan dark chocolate make these ice pops an addictive dairy-free treat.

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Gluten-free, Vegan Lemon Cake

The secret ingredient? Cauliflower rice. (Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.)

S’mores Pots De Creme

When you can’t actually make s’mores over a fire pit, we have the next best thing. (Yes, that’s marshmallow meringue.)

Rosemary Melonade

We can totally get behind a liquid dessert, especially when it’s Coterie member Aida Mollenkamp’s melonade, with strawberries and rosemary.

Lemon Almond Bread

This is so light and delicious, we just may have to bite into Coterie member Maria Lichty’s lemon almond bread for breakfast, too. (She uses almond milk to keep it dairy-free.)

Coconut Flour Banana Cake With Chocolate Rum Ganache

Close your eyes and you’re on a tropical island. (Did we mention it’s gluten-free, to boot?)

Vegan And Gluten-free Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart

The candied ginger and pistachio topping is what dreams are made of.

Berry Yogurt Smoothie

The best end to a barbecue? A dessert that takes just five minutes to make.

Peaches And Meringue

When the sun is shining, the last thing you want to do is spend extra time in the kitchen. Just pop these babies in the broiler for five minutes and they’re ready to bring out to the back porch.

Rhubarb Ice Cream With Pistachio Chunks

This deliciousness keeps in the freezer for about two weeks—but if you’re like us, it will disappear in less than 24 hours.

Dairy-free Cheesecake With Blueberry Topping

If you want to get extra fancy, serve it with a side of fresh blueberries and a dollop of coconut whipped cream.

Raspberry Champagne Float

Easy, beautiful and spiked with Champagne? This might be the best dessert ever.

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