There’s something electric about the first few months of spring; as winter’s icy fingers melt away, trees start to bud, people start to leave their houses again, and we enter into the sweet spot (no pun intended) for dessert connoisseurs. What’s so sweet about spring? Well, there are still some frosty nights that merit turning on your oven and whipping up something gooey and truly decadent, but it also gets warm enough to break out some ice cream after months of going without it on account of the cold – it’s the best of both worlds.
As we say farewell to spring and brace ourselves for the hot months ahead with cold soups and plenty of popsicles, we all may start to wax a bit sentimental over all of the sweet, plant-based treats we’ve seen this season. Not to worry – all your favorites are still here and we’ve been keeping track of them! We’ve put together 20 of the most viral desserts of the spring and they’re worth getting excited about. If you can’t wait to get in the kitchen, download the Food Monster App. The app makes cooking and baking incredibly easy and with its help, you’ll have dessert ready in no time. Now let’s get started.
Tres Leches Flan is a Mexican sweet that is traditionally made using milk, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and eggs. In this simple recipe, three kinds of non-dairy milk are used and cornstarch takes the place of eggs. Served with syrup and fresh fruit, this treat has a rich, custard-like texture that just melts in your mouth!
Baked Alaska is an old-school fancy dessert. Frozen on the inside, then covered in a layer of meringue, it’s sort of a culinary miracle — and it used to be made in the oven! In this egg-free version, a torch is used to brown the meringue, but the final effect is still pretty spectacular. Serve this at your next big family get-together or for a special occasion, like a birthday.
If you’re wondering what pure, unadulterated bliss tastes like – all you have to do is take a bite of this Chocolate Raspberry Layered Cheesecake. It’s delicious decadence from the bottom to the top. The crunch pecan and chocolate crust is topped with a refreshingly creamy vanilla and raspberry cheesecake that is then topped with a sinfully tasty chocolate cheesecake.
These 4-Ingredient Vanilla Yogurt and Granola Breakfast Popsicles are the perfect morning treat to keep you cool! Made from just vegan vanilla yogurt, almond milk, granola, and fresh fruit, they’re sweet and creamy with crunchy clusters of goodness. Dessert for breakfast? Always.
The perfect sweet and salty treat, these White Chocolate Lemon Popcorn Truffles are an ode to spring! It will satisfy your sweet tooth and your craving for crunchy snacks without being too heavy. The popcorn itself is sturdy but not overly crisp, which yields itself to a really delicious “truffle” center.
This Mood-Boosting Berry Vanilla Crumble Cake tastes so good it will make you feel better – that and it has healthy seasonal berries and bananas to help you get through the day. The dense, rich cake is studded with fresh berries, topped with a mouthwatering crumble, and then finished with a homemade berry syrup. Good cake makes everyone feel better and this is a darn good cake.
Two layers: major deliciousness. This Raw Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream Cake cake has a lemony grain-free base made from nuts and dates followed by two fruity, creamy “ice cream” layers made from cashews. With a sweet nutty crust and a burst lemon and blueberry flavor, this cake makes the perfect treat to enjoy this spring as the weather gets warmer and days become longer.
There no better way to get into the summer spirit than by making (and eating) this tropical Easy Pineapple Cake With Whipped Coconut Cream. The rich yet airy pineapple cake finds a perfect counterpoint in the luxuriously thick and decadent coconut cream topping. One bite and you’ll be on a beach… at least in your imagination.
These Banana Bread Cake Pops are an innovative, bite-sized twist on the classic dessert. These decadent treats are made with soft banana bread dough that’s filled with crunchy walnuts and coated with a delightful chocolate shell.
This elegant Chai Cake With Cinnamon Buttercream is vibrantly spiced, simple, and delicious. The chai batter is airy, perfumed with just a hint of sweetness, and then topped with a luxuriously decadent cinnamon buttercream frosting and studded with roasted walnuts. This cake can be served with a casual cup of coffee or at the end of a formal dinner.
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We understand: you’re a unicorn. And as a unicorn, you only deserve sweets that speak to your true inner being. That’s where this fabulous raw vegan Unicorn Cheesecake steps in. As much as this gorgeous ombre of three berry layers and rich vegan buttercream looks like a work of art, it’s actually easy and very fun to make and tastes delicious! When it comes to decorating your unicorn, go wild — top it with plenty of edible flowers, vegan candy, and sprinkle.
These Raw Zesty Lemons Slices are simple, elegant, and very easy to prepare. The crumbly date and coconut crust is topped with a creamy coconut and lemon topping that has a dash of turmeric added to it for a depth of flavor and a little extra color.
The sun is finally shining and it’s time for refreshing food! These Pineapple Ice Lollies are the perfect way to cool down as the weather gets warmer. Made without refined sugar, they are fresh, fruity, and delicious. Best of all, they take only a few minutes to make. What could be better than some fresh, homemade ice lollies?!
Banoffee, simply put, is bananas and toffee. It may seem like a bit of a weird combination, but it’s insanely delicious. Originating in Britain, the dessert is usually made with dulce de leche. This Banoffee Pie in a Jar has all the flavor of the original without the dairy or baking!
Golden milk is one of our favorite things and with this recipe, you can enjoy it on a hot day in the best possible way – in a popsicle obviously. These simple Golden Milk Popsicles take about ten minutes of prep time and then you pop your soon-to-be-frozen treats in the freezer and wait. It’s incredibly easy and these popsicles are crazy delicious.
Italian Rainbow Cookies are made with delicate almond cookies layered with apricot jam and then topped with dark chocolate ganache. They are sweet with delicate notes of almond flavor. Traditionally, they’re made using eggs but in this recipe, tofu stands in. These tri-colored cookies are very colorful and absolutely delicious and perfect for parties.
Sweet, creamy homemade vegan ice cream can be yours — without an ice cream maker! This pretty Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream (Without a Machine!) has a rich coconut milk base that’s sweetened with maple syrup and made a gorgeous shade of dark lavender with purple sweet potato purée. You can’t get better than veggies and ice cream.
Raw Grapefruit Doughnuts are the perfect morning treat! Healthy, sweet and tangy, bursting with bright grapefruit and orange flavor, inside and out — they’re oh-so-decadent! They’re made with gluten-free oats, shredded coconut, buckwheat, and a decadent orange coconut butter frosting, but a chocolate frosting would be just as good.
Your dreams just became reality. These Melt-in-Your-Mouth Raw Thin Mints are healthy, quick, and coated in a dark chocolate shell. Plus, you can whip up a batch whenever you get a craving.
This cake is almost too good to be eaten by us mear mortals … but since it’s here, you may as well. This Raw Ice Cream Goddess Cake is made up of layer upon creamy layer of chocolate, blueberry and blackberry, raspberry, and vanilla ice cream. This is a definite treat yo’self type of dessert.
Wow, that was such a treat! If your sweet tooth still isn’t satisfied, download the Food Monster App and you’ll be able to take thousands of decadent desserts with you wherever you bring your phone.
Lead image source: Unicorn Cheesecake