Food allergens are some of the top concerns among people today, along with digestive disorders, autoimmune disease, and health concerns related to food allergies. Wheat, soy, and dairy are three of the top allergens avoided and totally unnecessary to make a delicious dessert. If you’re a plant-based eater, dairy is likely already out of the picture for you, but many people also may choose (or have to) cut out gluten and soy as well. While you can certainly find many processed desserts at the store without these ingredients, it’s much more tasty and fulfilling to make something at home yourself. Forget the fact that these desserts are healthy—their flavor, beautiful appeal, and their easy-to-prepare nature will win you over in no time!
Here are 15 soy-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free dessert recipes you will love, no matter what your eating preferences are!
1. Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cake
Don’t let the looks of this recipe fool you—it’s so easy to make! Amaretto gives desserts an amazing nutty, sweet, and exotic flavor. If you don’t want the alcoholic liquor, look for alcohol-free extract instead. Or, go with the original recipe and treat yourself to a dessert worth sharing with friends!
2. Lemon Cashew Tarts
Lemon desserts are perfect for summer, and they make for one of the best refreshments in place of chocolate desserts. Lemons are also bright, cheerful, so good for you, and pair perfectly with cashews to make creamy desserts like tarts. Skip the cream cheese and try this recipe instead!
3. Raspberry and Coconut-Glazed Donuts
Creamy, rich, and perfect little bite-sized desserts, donuts are a great option to make in place of other types of desserts you might normally go for (cookies, cupcakes, etc.). The pink filling in these is thanks to the raspberries used, which give this recipe quite the little berry-flavored touch!
4. Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Blizzard
Missing cold, creamy blizzard desserts? Make yourself one of these! If you’re a strict soy-free eater, check your dark chocolate bar to make sure there’s no soy included since some vegan brands and non-vegan brands may include it. Or, you can just use raw cacao and call it a day!
5. Raw Raspberry Cheesecake
Raspberry cheesecake is a great recipe to enjoy when you’re not in the mood for chocolate (which yes, sometimes happens!). Which makes this recipe perfect because it’s easy to make, fruit, creamy, and the perfect way to satisfy your craving.
6. Summer Berry Cashew Cream Pie
Looking for a Memorial Day dessert or just something fresh and light? This raw pie is the answer! Filled with a creamy filling that’s non-dairy and soy-free, it’s an easy recipe to make that’s also good for you too!
7. Raw Peppermint Oreos Dipped in Dark Chocolate
Oreos are technically vegan, that’s something most people know. What they’re not, however, is filled with delicious, natural ingredients like these which are totally raw and have an nice minty filling. If you love York Peppermint Patties these are right up your alley!
8. Chocolate Cupcakes With Mint Avocado Icing
Looking for more ways to use those ripe avocados you’ve got lying around? Isn’t it obvious, make frosting! Avocado can be whipped into ‘buttery’ spreads just like buttercream because it’s creamy nature will take on the flavors of whatever you blend it with. Make vanilla, chocolate, or in this case, a yummy and light, seasonal mint frosting. It melds into the chocolate cupcakes just perfectly!
9. Creamy Coconut Mango Pops (With a Booze Option)
Oh boy—don’t these look like a doozy of a recipe? Summer is the time where frozen treats just bring a smile to our face anytime of the day or night. They’re easy, quick to enjoy, and these pops even have a booze option if that’s up your alley too! Either way, non-alcoholic or not, they’re perfect for summer sweets and are 100 percent easy to make!
10. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Butter Cream Cups
How does life get any better than with a batch of these cups in your kitchen? Oh wait, did we mention they’re raw? Yep, you can make a batch of these and give them to your friends, then proceed to watch them gasp as you tell them how easy and amazing for you they are. Get the recipe here!
11. Vegan Chocolate Caramel Slice
Caramel desserts are like a little piece of heaven! But skip the Snickers and make these bars instead, which are easy, healthy, and so indulgent-tasting. You’ll want to keep a batch on hand in the freezer when those hankerings hit hard—because you know they will!
12. No Bake Sweet Potato Bars With A Gingerbread Crust
Also a winner are these gingerbread crusted bars that require no baking whatsoever as long as you have some sweet potato purée on hand. Almonds make the dish sorta nutty, sweet, and boost the protein content, while the coconut and other sweet ingredients round out the flavors. These bars have no refined sugar and can be whipped up in just a food processor or a high-speed blender.
13. Crunchy Almond Butter Soft Serve Ice Cream
Soft serve is a classic everyone loves and is so easy to make without the cow’s milk! Try this version which features rich—and uber healthy— almond butter that adds just the right touch to the rest of this recipe. Spoons up!
14. Cinnamon Coconut New York Style ‘Cheesecake’
Many vegan cheesecakes are made with either tofu, cashews, or some other type of nut. Some also have lots of oil … but not this one! This dessert is like no other cheesecake you’ll ever make and actually has that nice, fluffy, and creamy texture that makes traditional cheesecake so amazing. Let go of the dairy and dive into this healthy and delicious treat instead!
15. Black Sesame Cherry and Chocolate Coconut Bars
Are these not a beauty!? Chocolate cherry is an amazing combination to try if you haven’t yet. But adding coconut and sesame adds a sweet, nutty, and exotic flavor that really takes things to a new level. Bonus? These are totally raw and 100 percent easy to make!
Still hungry? See all our vegan desserts here to explore more options!
Lead Image Source: Nut Free, Oil-Free, and Tofu-Free New York Style ‘Cheesecake’