10 Vegan Desserts to Impress Your Guests

Vegan desserts are one of our favourite parts of being plant-based!

Whilst many vegans will tell you that switching diet has helped with their health and fitness, it’s equally valid to look for sweet treats and indulgences as part of a plant-based lifestyle. Sometimes, though, it’s possible to combine the two – impossibly flavoursome snacks made up of seeds, pulses, fruits, nuts and other highly nutritious ingredients!

There’s such a wide variety of vegan desserts that it’s often difficult to know where to start so we’ve compiled a handy list of our favourite recipes below. From classic puddings to slightly more unusual options, we’ve tried to cover a little something for everyone!

Fruit and vegan yogurt parfait
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Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

The easy-to-prepare parfait is a wholesome and satisfying after-dinner option which allows you to tick off a fair few items from Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen checklist! One of the simplest vegan desserts on our list, and also one of the most delicious.

Visit this page for the full recipe.

Homemade vegan rosemary plum ice cream
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Rosemary Plum Ice Cream

This homemade ice cream recipe is one of our favourite vegan desserts. The unusual mix of sweet flavours and savoury spices makes this a taste sensation like no other. The way the plums and bananas combine with dates and cashews, vanilla and rosemary, and coconut milk is something truly extraordinary and unique. Delightfully, this ice cream does not require anything more complicated to create than a freezer and some cutlery!

Make your own Rosemary Plum Ice Cream!

Mini Strawberry Vegan Cheesecakes
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Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

These mini strawberry cheesecakes are nearly as pleasing on the eye as they are the tongue! This recipe, created by Wallflower Kitchen, is perfect for creating a sharing plate for people to nibble on if you’re hosting a party. Or, if you fancy, to keep all to yourself!

Visit this page to read the full instructions on how to make his delicious vegan dessert!

A slice of vegan lemon tart
Image Credit: Pippa Kendrick

Lemon Tart

If you’re looking for a gluten-free vegan dessert, we recommend this one very highly. Gluten free, soy free, nut free, yeast free… but certainly not taste free! The richness of this dessert is particularly becoming so we warned that, once you’ve made this once, you’ll almost certainly be coming back for more time and again!

This is one of the most delicious desserts! Use our vegan lemon tart recipe to find out how to make your own!

A slice of vegan chocolate avocado cream pie
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Chocolate Avocado Cream Pie

This divine chocolate avocado cream pie is a raw vegan dessert for the ages! Packed with nutritious ingredients (including walnuts, dates, cashews, avocados and coconut milk), this pie is enough to make us salivate just by thinking about it!

Learn how to make this plant-based delight with this chocolate avocado cream pie recipe!

Chia Pudding
Image Credit: Tammy Fry Kelly

Chia Pudding

When people ask “where do vegans get their protein?”, you can point straight at this pudding – a fantastic treat gifted to our site by Tammy Fry Kelly. Use chia as a central ingredient – one of our favourite sources of complete protein. This delicious treat is so versatile you can eat it as a breakfast or dinner-time snack.

Visit our recipe section to find out how to make your own Chia pudding.

Baked Apple Charlotte
Image Credit: Pippa Kendrick

Baked Apple Charlotte

Whilst this Baked Apple Charlotte can be served either warm or cold, we prefer it straight out of the oven and covered in lavish amounts of piping hot vegan custard. It’s a wonderful pudding which will leave you feeling warm both inside and out!

Follow the link to find how to make your own Baked Apple Charlotte!

Medjoule Dates with Cream Cheese and Sherry Vanilla Sauce and Biscotti
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Medjool Dates with Cream Cheese and Sherry Vanilla Sauce

This concoction only takes five to ten minutes to prepare and makes for a fantastic post-meal snack, particularly if you’ve got guests across on a dinner date. We love this recipe because it includes medjool dates – a rare ingredient which boasts a beautiful butterscotch type flavour.

Make your own mejdool dates with cream cheese!

A serving of basmati vegan rice pudding
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Decadent Basmati Rice Pudding

Rice pudding will always have a strong nostalgic appeal for many of us fondly recalling our desserts at school. This plant-based take on the classic treat can be made even better with the addition of rum and raisins if you’re looking for an extra holiday kick!

Find out how to make a classic vegan twist on one of your favourite childhood desserts – click for our decadent basmati rice pudding recipe.

Hot citrus pudding in a bowl
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Individual Hot Citrus Puddings

Citrus puddings are among our favourites – there’s few things better than zesty, tangy dessert! This recipe works equally well with either lemons or limes or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, a combination of the two.

Follow this link for the full hot citrus puddings recipe!

I Want More Vegan Desserts!

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