Liqueur? In food? It’s not as bizarre as it sounds. 

For reference, liqueur and liquor are not the same things. Yes, all liqueurs are liquor as they are fermented spirits, but liqueurs set themselves apart by having sweetened additives like cream, oil, or similar delicious dessert flavors. Because of their sweet and often creamy flavor, liqueur have found their way into plenty of desserts. Large companies have already begun selling plant-based liqueurs and smaller producers have come up with bold vegan liquors that are stupendously inventive. We’ve put together a list of our favorite vegan liqueur recipes from our Food Monster App. Enjoy!

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1. Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cake 

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This cake sure hits you with all the goodness you are craving! Except the liqueur in it, this cake is totally raw also. The Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cake by Clémence Moulaert is also gluten-free, as it is made with a crust of dates and almonds, and topped with a heavenly filling of cashews, raw cacao, dates, liqueur, and coconut oil.

2. Baileys White Chocolate Truffles 

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These Baileys White Chocolate Truffles by Clémence Moulaert are the perfect food to either enjoy alone or gift to another friend. They’re indulgent and easy to eat on the go if you ever find yourself needing a boozy, sweet boost. Eat Responsibly!

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3. Drunken Cherry Coconut Ice Cream 

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A cocktail and a dessert all in one! What’s not to love? Kristin Hoffman‘s Drunken Cherry Coconut Ice Cream is not an “alternative” ice cream. It just happens to be vegan and refined sugar free, however those picky eaters will never know unless you tell them. The healthy fat of the coconut milk gives this dairy free ice cream an amazingly creamy, and rich texture. And the bit of alcohol left over from soaking the cherries keeps it a nice soft serve so it is always easy to scoop.

4. British Baileys Bourbon Cream Biscuits

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British Baileys Bourbon Cream Biscuits are a twist on the traditional British biscuit (aka a cookie, even though you can’t call it that in Britain). A Bourbon cream is the most attractive and delightful little biscuit there ever was, but it’s never sold with a Baileys cream center, so Clémence Moulaert decided to make one.

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5. Vanilla Pear Cardamom Cocktail 

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This Vanilla Pear Cardamom Cocktail cocktail by Kathy Hester combines fresh pear with vanilla vodka and amaretto all tied together with the slightly floral flavor of cardamom.

6. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes With Irish Cream Frosting

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These Chocolate Stout Cupcakes With Irish Cream Frosting by Aileen Metcalf combine two alcohols into one dessert; you’ll use a stout for the fudgy, rich chocolate base, and Baileys Almande for the frosting. Yum!

7. Irish Cream Liqueur

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Katie Higgins‘s Irish Cream Liqueur is perfect if you want to make your own liqueurs! Don’t have any at home, this recipe gives you everything you need!

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8. Irish Cream Mousse

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Rachel Hanawalt‘s Irish Cream Mousse recreates the flavors of the beloved cream-based liqueur in this light, boozy, and airy dessert that’s perfectly dairy-free!

If you’re really feeling the whole booze-infused vibe, check out these 7 Delicious Recipes for Healthy Booze-Infused Cocktails and Ice Creams. We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

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