Spring is arriving and soon, all things colorful will start to bloom again. The leaves fill in the trees with vibrant greens and flowers start to pop up and transform the world into a beautiful pallet of color. Our food becomes more colorful, as well. Besides the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies, it’s time for decorating Easter eggs and making delicious, sweet desserts in pretty pastel colors.
Instead of reaching for chemical food colorings, we can use plant-based foods for natural food coloring that is healthy and delicious. With beautiful foods like lemons, raspberries, blueberries, mint, watermelon, and cherries, it’s easy to make colorful desserts that are perfect for spring. Here are 20 vegan desserts that are pretty in pink and other pastel colors for spring.
1. Four Layer Raw Rainbow Ice Cream Cake
2. Probiotic Blueberry Yogurt Bites
These sweet, frozen Probiotic Blueberry Yogurt Bites are a real treat in disguise! Fresh blueberries turn these cups a gorgeous purple color, but you can experiment with any kind of fruit. The added probiotics aren’t a necessity, but they give your gut that extra boost of healthy bacteria!
3. No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake
4. Matcha Mochi Strawberry Popsicles
Are you excited for these Matcha Mochi Strawberry Popsicles? We’re excited. Popsicles are so much fun and when the weather warms up, and they’re so easy to make. Having different popsicles in rotation is a must! These sweet, creamy strawberry popsicles are speckled with chewy bits of mochi throughout.
5. Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake Cups
These Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake Cups are super easy and simple to make! The crust is made from raw almond, walnuts, and dates and is topped with a creamy coconut filling combined with fresh lime juice and zest, to give it a pastel green color. Garnish them with extra lime zest for when you’re taking these along to parties.
6. Vanilla Cupcakes With Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Rich blackberry cream cheese frosting is piled high on these pretty Vanilla Cupcakes With Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting. The pink color of the frosting comes naturally from the blackberries — no food coloring necessary. These cute little cupcakes are perfect for spring weddings and other parties!
7. Vanilla Lavender Cupcakes
These Vanilla Lavender Cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your next get-together. From bridal showers to picnics, these mini cakes are sure to have party guests asking, “Where did you buy these?” Only for you to respond proudly that it was homemade!
8. Raw Raspberry Cheesecake With a Chocolate Crust
9. Mini Matcha Cheesecakes
These delightful Mini Matcha Cheesecakes get their creaminess from cashews and coconut milk and their pretty, pastel green color from matcha powder! Drizzle the tops with melted chocolate for an even prettier presentation.
10. Watermelon Banana Ice Cream
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11. Simple No-Churn Lemon Balm Ice Cream
Making this Lemon Balm Ice Cream version of “nice cream” is really the easiest thing in the world. It only takes five simple ingredients and there’s no churning involved. There is also no sweetener included in this recipe, as the frozen bananas are usually already very sweet on their own. It’s really quick, easy and fuss-free to make this lovely treat.
12. Raw Baobab Strawberry Cheesecake
These Raw Baobab Strawberry Cheesecake slices start with a crust of almonds and dates, sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. It’s then topped with a rich and creamy layer of cashew and baobab and a layer of cashew, baobab, and strawberries. They’re soft, creamy, and because they’re stored in the freezer, you can choose to let them thaw completely, or to enjoy them while still slightly frozen for a cool treat on warm days.
13. Raspberry and Elderflower Macarons
These crisp Raspberry and Elderflower Macarons get their pastel pink color from just a few drops of natural food coloring, such as just the lightest touch of raspberry juice. Between the two puffy macaron cookies is an elderflower liqueur frosting. These adorable cookies are perfect for spring holidays and parties.
14. Rosemary Lemon Sandwich Cookies
In these Rosemary Lemon Sandwich Cookies, a creamy lemony filling is sandwiched between two vanilla-rosemary sugar cookies. The sweet, yet herbal flavor of the cookies complements the creamy and tart lemon flavor of the filling. These are best enjoyed during moments of leisure, like cool, crispy sunny afternoons on the weekend with a cup of chamomile tea.
15. Date Plum Sorbet
How pretty is this Date Plum Sorbet? Fresh, juicy, red plums are blended smooth with flavorful, sweet, and nutritious dates and churned into a delicious frozen treat! There are no added sugars so this is a healthy treat. Serve this after dinner as a light dessert or anytime for a refreshing treat.
16. Naturally Delicious Key Lime Pie
17. Mini Margarita Cheesecakes
Full disclaimer — these Mini Margarita Cheesecakes are family-friendly. Think of them as more “margarita inspired” than actually full of margarita. They’re also vegan, gluten-free, raw, and completely delicious. They’ll be the hit of your next party, if they last long enough for the guests to arrive!
18. Raspberry Rose Macarons with Aquafaba
Macarons are back, thanks to the magic of aquafaba. That’s right – the brine from a can of chickpeas can help you make these light and delicate Raspberry Rose Macarons. These are slightly floral, fruity and creamy – everything you want in a good macaron. These are springtime in a cookie.
19. Marshmallow Cream Cake
Chia seeds are the magic ingredient in this Marshmallow Cream Cake. They give the cake a light and fluffy texture that’s just like marshmallows. It’s also a pretty cake with a mint layer, a vanilla layer, and a pink layer that gets its color from beets. This should definitely be on your table this spring.
20. Raw Acai Mini Cheesecakes
Everyone loves springtime. It’s one of the most beautiful times of the year and these pastel desserts are perfect for spring. When a dessert is as pretty as it is delicious, it’s a win-win.
Lead image source: Four Layer Raw Rainbow Ice Cream Cake