Pulling out the desserts at any gathering or even just a small family dinner always makes you something of a hero, but when those desserts are delicious, healthy, and vegan you're an absolute wizard! From dairy-free ice cream to fruit-filled popsicles, no-bake brownies to strawberry shortcake, if you're looking for the best vegan summer dessert recipes, this list has you covered.
Many of these vegan desserts are so easy you don't even have to turn on your oven. Whether you're looking to cool down on a hot summer day or incorporate seasonal fruit into your dessert, these will not disappoint. So without further ado, here are 20+ delicious vegan dessert recipes that are perfect for your next weekend cookout, BBQ, or potluck--or any day of the week!
Vegan Berry Crumble by No Sweat Vegan
This Vegan Berry Crumble combines tart, lightly sweetened mixed berries with a crisp oatmeal topping. With just 5 minutes of prep work, this is one of the easiest vegan dessert recipes around! A perfect summer dessert!
Flourless Brownie Bars (No Bake) by Home Cooked Roots
All you need for these no-bake flourless brownie bars is a food processor and 9 ingredients. They’re chocolatey, gooey, rich, and much healthier than your average brownie! Simple and good!
Strawberry Citrus Popsicles with Basil by No Sweat Vegan
Sweet and tart with a subtle hint of basil, these (refined) Sugar-Free Strawberry Citrus Popsicles are the perfect summer treat! Just boil the ingredients, blend, add to the popsicle forms, and freeze for 6 hours before serving.
Grilled Blackberry Cobbler by Vegan Yack Attack
No need to heat up your kitchen with the oven this summer, make this Grilled Blackberry Cobbler. A fluffy biscuit topping, fresh berries, and super delicious; plus, vegan!
No-Bake Gluten-Free S’mores Parfait by Strength & Sunshine
Everything you love about s’mores in an easy, no-bake jar parfait. Plus it's vegan and allergy-free!
Easy Watermelon Granita by Raised On Veggies
This delicious and refreshing Watermelon Granita is the perfect healthy treat when the temperature rises. Half snow cone and half slushie, this crowd pleasing dish will be a hit at your next summer BBQ. Plus, it’s vegan and couldn’t be easier to make. All you need are 3 ingredients and a blender.
Coconut Lime Popsicles by Vegan Huggs
These Coconut Lime Popsicles are creamy, coconutty and full of zesty flavor! They are so easy to make and require 5 simple ingredients!
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie by Shane and Simple
This Easy Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is rich, dark, creamy, smooth, and absolutely delicious. Only 8 simple ingredients and no baking.
Vegan Strawberry Shortcake by My Darling Vegan
This simple Vegan Strawberry Shortcake is made with cream biscuits, fresh strawberries, and coconut whipped cream for an easy springtime dessert.
Mango Lassi Popsicles by No Sweat Vegan
These delicious and refreshing Mango Popsicles are exactly what you need to cool down on a hot summer day! These lightly sweetened ice pops are made with cubed mango, creamy coconut yogurt, a touch of agave and lime juice, and the optional flavor boosts from turmeric and cardamom.
Classic Vegan Fruit Pizza by My Darling Vegan
Vegan Fruit Pizza! It is made with a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookie crust, topped with sweet cream cheese filling, and finished with fresh fruit for the perfect summertime dessert.
No-Bake Pretzel Brownie Bites by No Sweat Vegan
No need to turn on the oven! These no-bake brownie bites are quick, easy, and sugar-free! The dates add sweetness, the walnuts and pecans offer depth, while the Dutch-process cocoa gives a rich, chocolatey flavor. But the real surprise are the pretzels, which both bind the mixture and add the perfect salty crunch.
Vegan Key Lime Pie by Vegan Blueberry
This no-bake key lime pie is simple to make and vegan. It's super refreshing and delicious on a hot day!
No-Churn Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by Eating by Elaine
This homemade no-churn vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe is ultra-smooth and creamy and couldn’t be easier to make in your blender. It is loaded with sweet and cool minty flavor with indulgent dark chocolate in every bite. Best of all, this quick and easy frozen dessert recipe is naturally sweetened, contains nutritious ingredients (including a vegetable!), and is completely dairy-free.
Brown Rice Crispy Treats with Strawberries by Veggie Inspired
Brown Rice Crispy Treats with Strawberries is super easy, super tasty, and absolutely no marshmallows needed! Perfect for your next summer BBQ.
Coconut Ambrosia Fruit Salad by Veg
This Coconut Ambrosia Fruit Salad is an updated recipe of a childhood favorite. Filled with naturally sweet fruit, crunchy nuts, and fluffy marshmallows, it’s a delight to the senses and comforts a sentimental heart.
Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Bars by Home Cooked Roots
Extra decadent and rich, these vegan blueberry cheesecake bars are honestly one of those vegan desserts that people won’t believe is vegan! These bars are the perfect mix between sweet and tangy and have the easiest thick, chewy crust.
Mango Sorbet (Refined Sugar Free) by Eating by Elaine
This mango sorbet is the perfect hot and lazy summer day dessert! It is super creamy, perfectly sweet, and oh so refreshing. Best of all, no ice cream maker or churning needed, and it takes less than 5 minutes to put together. Because the mangoes are already frozen, no further freezer time is needed.
Vegan Papaya Lime Popsicles by Short Girl Tall Order
If you’re also a fan of papaya, then you'll love these Vegan Papaya Lime Popsicles. Not only is this vegan popsicle recipe creamy and filled with healthy coconut but it only contains only 7 ingredients. This is the perfect cold treat for summer!
Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes by Go Dairy Free
Keep the cupcake wrappers on these frozen dessert "cupcakes" and leave them on ice. Family and friends can grab one when they are craving a cool, creamy dessert.
Rhubarb and Blueberry Crumble Bars by By the Forkful
These rhubarb and blueberry crumble bars are EGG and DAIRY free, making them perfect for anyone who eats a plant-based diet. Soft, sweet, and cinnamon-spiced, these crumble bars make the perfect summer dessert.
Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding by The Belly Rules the Mind
This Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding recipe is a complete game-changer. Naturally sweetened without refined sugar, it cooks in just 10 mins with only 5 ingredients. It’s portion-controlled, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo.
Black Bean Fudge Pops by Hey Nutrition Lady
These Vegan Fudge Pops are a naturally-sweetened, protein-packed frozen chocolate dessert made with a secret ingredient… beans! This healthy fudgesicle recipe is the perfect icy cold treat on a hot day for kids and adults alike!
That's it! Over 20 of the best vegan summer dessert recipes around. Did you see your favorite on the list? If not let me know and I'll try to add it.
If these delicious Vegan Summer Dessert Recipes speak your language, you might also love:
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- No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites
- Cilantro-Lime Avocado Dressing (Oil-Free!)
- Chick-fil-A Style Tofu Nuggets with “Honey” Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Vegan Palak Paneer with Tofu (Oil-Free!)
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Vegan Summer Dessert Recipes
- 1 ½ cup frozen mango cubes
- ¾ cup water
- ½ cup coconut yogurt
- 2 tablespoon agave
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- Blend all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Pour the blended ingredients into popsicle forms.
- Freeze the popsicles for 6 to 8 hours, or until fully frozen.
- Serve and enjoy!
- When serving, you might need to dethaw for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can run the popsicle form under warm water for a few seconds until the popsicle releases from the mold.
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