Summer is a time for relaxing, having fun, and enjoying delicious and colorful treats! These dairy-free summer dessert recipes are bright and exciting, and they’ll be sure to help satisfy those sweet tooth cravings this summer!
1. Acai Bowls
Acai bowls are just as fun to eat as they are to look at. They’re loaded with fruit and granola, so they’re super good for you, and they taste just like summer in a bowl. The fun thing about Acai bowls is that you can top them with just about anything you want. Nutella, fresh fruit, granola, coconut, and about a million other toppings pair super well with the sweet acai, and it can be a great dairy-free alternative to a bowl of ice cream!
2. Peach Cobbler
Nothing says Summer quite like a fruit pie, and peach cobbler is a southern staple you NEED to give a try this summer. This recipe is so incredibly gooey and sweet you’ll feel like you’re biting into a fresh juicy peach with every bite. Bring this cobbler to your next summer gathering it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
3. Lemon Bars
Citrus and summer just seem to go hand-in-hand, and the generous dusting of powdered sugar on top of these lemon bars combine with the tart lemon to make the perfect sour-sweet summer treat! These bars are incredibly easy to make, and even easier to devour. One taste of these tangy fruit bars and you’ll be hooked! The flavors are refreshing and fun, and the individual bars are absolutely adorbs! Each square is like it’s own mini pie, and everyone will love having their own little slice.
4. Peanut Butter Pie
Creamy, sweet, melt in your mouth peanut butter pie is something we have no problem indulging in all year round, but there’s something about digging into a healthy helping of peanut butter dreaminess on a hot summer evening. This recipe combines peanut butter and chocolate for an absolutely scrumptious pie that is so fluffy and tasty you won’t be able to stop at just one slice. Stick this pie in the fridge too to make a delicious cold treat to cool you down after a long hot summer day!
5. Vanilla Custard
Custard is thick and creamy and delicious, and traditionally made with milk or cream. This recipe is made from coconut cream, which means it’s not only a healthier option, but it is also dairy free! In addition to the coconut cream, this custard is also made with fresh vanilla bean, which means it tastes PHENOMENAL. Vanilla is one of those flavors that pairs well with just about anything, so feel free to take your custard to the next level and top it with fresh fruit, chocolate shavings, coconut, or even your favorite candy! However you choose to eat this dessert, we know it’ll become a summer favorite in no time.
6. S’mores Bars
When you think of summer, what do you think about? Chances are, a fire and s’mores will come to the brain at some point. These sticky treats are a summer classic, and just one little nibble of these s’mores bars are sure to take you on a trip down memory lane. If you don’t have a camp fire handy, or you just prefer spending the night indoors, these bars are the perfect treats to whip up this summer. The bars contain all the ingredients you would expect from a classic s’more, without any of the stress of making sure you don’t drop your marshmallow in the fire or that the chocolate won’t melt. Take all the guess work out of the s’more process, and give these bars a try. We know you’ll be dying for s’more!
7. Coconut Ice Cream
When it comes to summer combos, you can’t get more iconic than ice cream and summer nights. Try your hand at making your own ice cream this summer with this dairy-free coconut recipe! The ice cream is made with just four ingredients, and because it’s made with coconut milk its incredibly light. Indulge in this tropical frozen treat and you’ll feel like you’re sitting on a beach with your feet in the sand. Your worries will melt away, but so will your ice cream if you wait too long, so hurry up and dig in!
8. Snickers Bars
If you’re in the mood for a chocolatey, salty, crunchy snack, check out this recipe for homemade Snickers bars! They require absolutely zero baking, and they’re vegan-friendly too! The best part about these bars is you can eat them as-is, or you can freeze them to make an equally delicious frozen crunchy ooey gooey masterpiece. Just make sure you make more than enough, because these will go VERY quickly!
9. Apple Crisp
As far as people-pleasers go, apple crisp is the MVP. The crunchy toppings and warm melty center makes for a sweet treat for any occasion. Spice it up with some cinnamon and brown sugar in the crumble or keep it simple with the OG summer pie recipe. No matter how you slice it, this apple crisp will make a great addition to any dessert speeds you find yourself preparing this summer. Plus, your whole kitchen will smell de-lish after this bad boy starts getting warm!
10. Blueberry Cheesecake
This dairy-free version of a blueberry cheesecake is just as creamy and sweet as the original, and the blueberry topping will have your mouth watering! This recipe is made with tofu, which might sound strange at first but we promise this cheese-less cheesecake does not skimp out on flavor, or texture. The tofu adds a density to the cake that is very similar to that of a traditional cheesecake without all the calories and fat. It’s piled high with blueberries marinated in a super sweet sauce, which is complemented by a little bit of lemon juice to give you a little bit of pucker! With all these fresh and fragrant flavors, we promise you, you won’t even realize there’s no cheese involved!