The perfect light and fluffy summery dessert, this cloud-like sweet treat is sure to be a delight! A traditional meringue is made with whipped egg whites, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a delicious vegan version. Check out these 15 meringue recipes on our Food Monster App to find out how!
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1. Baked Alaska
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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 Baked Alaska from Aquafabulous! 100+ Egg-Free Vegan Recipes Using Aquafaba at your next big family get-together or for a special occasion, like a birthday.
2. Lemon Meringue Cookies
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As summer approaches, create a sweet, light treat using this recipe for Lemon Meringue Cookies from Maya Sozer! Using just a few ingredients and less than 30 minutes of prep time, you can make a delectable and classic vegan meringue thanks to the wonder ingredient aquafaba. We baked the meringue into cookies, but you could likely use it as the meringue for a baked Alaska or create a pavlova.
3. Raspberry Louise Slice: Biscuits With Raspberry Jam and Coconut Meringue
If you haven’t heard of, seen, or tried a Louise Slice before, here’s your chance to get acquainted most deliciously. The bar is a classic New Zealand dessert that is a three-tiered beauty comprising of a buttery biscuit base, and a layer of rich raspberry jam, all topped with a coconut-y meringue. This healthier Raspberry Louise Slice: Biscuits With Raspberry Jam and Coconut Meringue from Buffy-Ellen Gill is just as satisfying as the traditional dessert!
4. Lemon Meringue Pie
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When life hands you lemons – you should make this Lemon Meringue Pie from Rebecca Coleman. Just whip up a batch of your favorite pie crust and fill it with rich, creamy lemon curd, and top it with a (surprisingly) simple meringue that will have you and your friends sneaking back into the kitchen to lick the bowl. This citrusy dessert is the perfect treat to be enjoyed well, pretty much any time you get a chance to.
5. Easy S’mores Cupcakes
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Rich chocolate cupcakes, with biscuit bases and fluffy marshmallow meringue toppings. These Easy S’mores Cupcakes from Holly Jade are quick & easy to make and turn out perfect each time. The cookie base gives a nice crunch when mixed with all of the other textures and works beautifully. The meringue frosting on top is great to toast. Add a drizzle of dairy-free chocolate and cookie crumbles to finish off these decadent cakes!
6. Meringue Mushrooms
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These aquafaba Meringue Mushrooms from Gin Butters are crispy, sweet, and irresistible! Store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to unleash meringue mushroom awesomeness at your next party.
7. Chocolate-Dipped Maple Meringues
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8. Meringue Cake With Chocolate Cream
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These meringues are made from aquafaba, the liquid from a can of chickpeas, that is whipped up with sugar and then baked until light, airy, and crispy. The “cake” is made up of two large meringues, like a pavlova, that is sandwiched with cool, chocolatey coconut cream. This Meringue Cake With Chocolate Cream from Inka Szot is pure decadence that is perfect for special occasions.
9. S’mores Baked Alaska
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Resting upon a sturdy graham cracker platform, creamy scoops of chocolate ice cream remain insulated by a frothy meringue cloak. Toasting to a marshmallowy consistency, the overall effect is that of an indoor s’more, complete with the excitement of an open fire. These S’mores Baked Alaska treats from Real Food Really Fast: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Ready in 10 Minutes or Less can be finished either in the oven or with a kitchen torch. Just set the broiler on your oven to its highest setting when you’re ready to bring the heat.
10. Meringue Macarons
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Aquafaba, or the brine from a can of chickpeas, has been making a big splash in the vegan baking community for its ability to simulate meringue, usually made from eggs. These Meringue Macarons from Laura Peill are proof! Filled with chocolate cacao cream, these fluffy meringue macarons taste as beautiful as they look. Think of these next time you’re tempted to drain that chickpea can.
11. Meringue Frosted Butterbeer Baked Doughnuts
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If you’ve never made a recipe from Harry Potter are you even a super fan? These Meringue Frosted Butterbeer Baked Doughnuts from Tori Cooper are the perfect treat to make for your next HP marathon or party – amazing baked doughnuts topped with a light and fluffy meringue!
12. Chocolate Swirled Meringues
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How do you make meringues even better? You add chocolate, of course. These crispy, light-as-air Chocolate Swirled Meringues from Sheri Silver have melted chocolate swirled into the batter. Sweet and sugary, they’re melt-in-your-mouth good and so easy to make. If you’ve never worked with aquafaba before, these are a must-try.
13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart With Vanilla Meringue
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This is a wonderful Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart With Vanilla Meringue from Shanna Laychuk that boasts the decadence of chocolate and peanut butter while still being super healthy. (Oh, and the secret to the meringue topping? Aquafaba, of course – what else?)
14. Meringue Ghosts
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These egg-free Meringue Ghosts from Fabio Gallo are super cute and delicious, and perfect for any Halloween party – or whenever you want to keep things a little spooky! They’re made from aquafaba, or the liquid from a can of chickpeas, which acts as a flawless stand-in for egg whites. Once your meringues are set, just melt some vegan chocolate and decorate to your heart’s content!
15. Vegan Meringue!
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It’s Vegan Meringue! Vegan bloggers worldwide are experimenting with using canned chickpea brine and sugar, beating it together until it formed stiff peaks, and calling it meringue. Too good to be true? Definitely not! Use this recipe from Lisa Dawn Angerame for all your meringue needs.
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