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).
18 Dairy-Free Desserts to Eat All Summer Long
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.
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.)
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.)
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.