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Delicious gluten-free vegan desserts do exist. That may shock some people, but it’s true! There’s often a misconception that giving up gluten or dairy means giving up so much comforting, enjoyable taste and texture. While it’s true that a new, gluten-free lifestyle may mean giving up old habits and meals, it does not mean there is no way to mimic or get the same taste and texture of your favorite sweet treats. Check out these rockin’ gluten-free vegan dessert recipes! They accommodate different diets, so almost everyone in your life can enjoy them together.

1. Raw Vegan Lemon and Fig Cheesecake

The sweet, fruity flavor of the figs pairs delicately with the lemon in this cheesecake, while the cashews help create an unbelievable creaminess your taste buds will love. This impressive cake looks as amazing as it tastes.

Raw Vegan Lemon and Fig Cheesecake

2. Gluten Free Mocha Ice Cream Sandwich

This frozen sweet treat is the perfect vegan snack to cool down on a hot day. There are several steps to creating this sandwich, but the end result of gluten-free, dairy-free cool goodness is worth it.

Gluten Free Mocha Ice Cream Sandwich

3. Pumpkin Mousse Tarts

These pumpkin tarts are perfect for your Halloween bash, but they can certainly be enjoyed any time of the year. The decadent chocolate shortbread crust and pumpkin mousse filling are complete with a chocolate ganache.

Pumpkin Mousse Tarts

4. Peanut Butter and Banana S’mores

Yes, you read that correctly — this dessert is like taking a campfire s’mores and squishing a banana in the middle. Best of all, it’s 100 percent vegan and gluten free.

Peanut Butter and Banana S'mores

5. Raw Vegan Pineapple and Goji Berry Tart

These delicious tarts are good for the digestive system. The pineapple is loaded with bromelain, a mixture of powerful digestive enzymes, which combined with amylase and lipase help break down starch and fats.

Raw Vegan Pineapple and Goji Berry Tart

6. Vegan Fig Newton Clones

If you loved having a snack of Fig Newton fig cookies before you gave up gluten and/or dairy, behold the veganized version of this favorite dessert. This clone is made with coconut milk, applesauce, brown rice flour and chia seeds.

Vegan Fig Newton Clones

7. Pumpkin Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait

You’ll need an ice cream maker and a blender for this recipe. The creamy pumpkin ice cream is made with coconut milk while the brownie contains delicious peanut butter and raw cacao powder.

Pumpkin Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait

8. Rose Water Cupcakes

Using gluten-free flour can be a tough undertaking in the kitchen, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this recipe, which calls for yummy ingredients like hemp or soy milk, applesauce and a fig.

Rose Water Cupcakes

9. Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

The delicious crust of this dessert is made with hazelnut meal and cocoa powder, while the filling contains cashews, hazelnut butter, coconut oil and cocoa powder. Top it off with a chocolate sauce.

Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

10. Coconut Lime Cream Pie

This rich and refreshing cheesecake contains a sweetened pistachio crust filled with coconut lime custard. It’s perfect for a summer party or to cool down on a hot afternoon.

Coconut Lime Cream Pie

Lead Image Source: Gluten-free Rose Water Cupcakes