If you’re looking for delicious vegan summer dessert recipes, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve rounded up the best vegan-friendly summer-inspired desserts on the web. So, whether you’re looking to make lemon cookies, a blueberry pie, or ice cream…there’s plenty of options!
With summer in full swing, the warm weather calls for refreshing and vibrant desserts that are packed with seasonal produce! So, whether you’re a long-time vegan or simply looking to explore more plant-based options, there’s a wide array of delicious desserts listed below.
But first, what’s in season this summer?
Since these recipes are specifically for the summer months, they’re heavily inspired by fresh and delicious summer produce. So, there’s no shortage of apples, cherries, lemons, or peaches on this list! You can also see a full guide to summer produce here.
VEGAN SUMMER DESSERT RECIPES
Fresh blueberries paired with a delicious, buttery crumble make these vegan blueberry cookies one of my absolute favorites. And what’s even better? They taste exactly like a fresh blueberry muffin in cookie form – it’s hard to beat.nourishedwithnatalie.com
If you want to make the most of the too-short rhubarb season, this Gluten-Free Rhubarb Crisp recipe has your name written all over it. Made with just 10 simple ingredients, this tasty gluten-free fruit crisp is the ideal warm-weather dessert, and it just so happens to be vegan, too!aimadeitforyou.com
This fresh, sweet, and delicious Vegan Strawberry Shortcake is a crowd pleaser! With options to make from scratch or save some time with simple shortcuts, anyone can enjoy this homemade delicious dessert featuring juicy strawberries, sweet whipped cream (vegan of course), and fluffy biscuits.zardyplants.com
These Vegan Lemon Cupcakes are like little drops of sunshiney deliciousness! They have a fluffy vanilla cake filled with eggless lemon curd and dusted with confectioners’ sugar. As always, they’re gluten free, egg free, nut free and easily dairy free (vegan).laneandgrayfare.com
This secretly vegan Coconut Tres Leches Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream is the simple dessert you’ve been looking for! A simple and moist coconut cake, soaked in a syrup make from cream of coconut, oat milk, a bit of vegan heavy cream, and a splash of vanilla!bakerstable.net
This Air Fryer Peach Cobbler recipe is super quick and easy to make. The combination of juicy peaches, warm spices, and a buttery topping creates a mouthwatering dessert that is both comforting and satisfying.ambitiousfoodie.com
This vegan banana pudding is SO delicious and couldn’t be easier! With layers of creamy dairy-free pudding, sweet bananas, and vanilla wafers, it has all of the irresistible flavors and textures of traditional banana pudding but no dairy or eggs! Only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare, it’s the ultimate no-bake vegan dessert.myquietkitchen.com
These easy Vegan Brats are infused in a delicious beer and onion sauce, and then covered with your favorite toppings! Every bite is bursting with flavor in this sweet and savory meal that’s sure to please. All it takes is 20 minutes and just a few simple ingredients!resplendentkitchen.com
11. Apricot Tart
Simple French-inspired Vegan Apricot Tart (Tarte Aux Abricots) with a flaky, buttery vegan tart shell lined with eggless almond frangipane, fresh apricots, and a sweet-tart apricot jam glaze.addictedtodates.com
Blueberries and lemons are a match made in heaven. Just imagine a warm, sweet, and juicy blueberry filling topped with a crunchy, lemony crumble. It is perfect with a scoop (or more) of vanilla ice cream. This blueberry pie is so delicious you’ll forget that it is actually vegan and gluten-free.mypureplants.com
Few things are better than banana pudding, however this vegan banana pudding ice cream may just take the cake. It’s creamy, perfectly sweet, and insanely delicious. It’s the best of both worlds!nourishedwithnatalie.com
Vegan Neapolitan Ice Cream with layers of three different ice cream flavors (strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate). This easy no-churn ice cream recipe doesn’t require special equipment.Addictedtodates.com
Vegan Strawberry mochi ice cream with a soft and chewy strawberry mochi exterior, and vanilla ice cream and strawberry jam ice cream filling. This mochi uses lots of fresh strawberries and is fun to make!rainbownourishments.com
Get ready to indulge in this luscious Vegan Blueberry Dessert! It features a layer of fluffy vegan marshmallows, creamy coconut whip, a cookie crumb crust, and a sweet, tangy blueberry pie filling. It’s a perfect way to satisfy your dessert cravings while enjoying a vegan treat that will impress anyone who tries it!veganeverytime.com
This Homemade Lemon Sorbet is super easy to make, and you only need 3 ingredients! (And no ice cream maker required.) This sweet and zesty treat tastes just like frozen lemonade! It’s the perfect frozen dessert to enjoy on hot summer days.freshwaterpeaches.com
Luscious, rich, moist and packed with coconut flavor, this perfect vegan coconut cake is a show stealer at any party but also perfect for imagining yourself on a tropical island–while at home. Frosted with homemade vegan buttercream frosting and toasted coconut flakes, this isn’t a cake you’ll soon forget–in fact, you’ll want to make it again and again!zardyplants.com
Vegan banoffee pie is one of the easiest no-bake desserts you can make. It consists of a crunchy biscuit base, a slathering of thick caramel and a layer of sliced bananas, all topped off with dairy-free whipped cream.bakedbyclo.com
20. Lemon Popsicles
These healthy lemon popsicles are creamy and fresh, perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day. Plus they’re made with only 3 simple ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen.thehomeintent.com
21. Peach Cobbler
This easy Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler is vegan, allergy-free, made with sweet fresh peaches, and a buttery biscuit topping! A homemade old-fashioned Southern dessert recipe that’s simple and quick, but out of this world delicious! Don’t forget to top your “hot from the oven” serving with some dairy-free vanilla ice cream!strengthandsunshine.com
22. Peach Sorbet
This peach sorbet recipe is bursting with fresh peach flavor and the perfect touch of sweetness. Naturally plant-based, easy to make, and delicious!moonandspoonandyum.com
Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches: everything you know and love about ice cream sandwiches but without gluten! You’ll love these cookie sandwiches because they are a delicious and allergy-friendly way to enjoy a classic summer treat! Naturally dairy-free and vegan!aimadeitforyou.com
24. Vegan Mango Cake
Fluffy and soft vegan mango cake packed with fresh mango and lots of flavor! This easy cake uses less than 10 ingredients and comes together in one bowl.rainbownourishments.com
25. Vegan Oreo Pie
This no bake vegan Oreo pie is super decadent, delicious, and easy to make. It has a no bake, dairy-free Oreo cookie pie crust and a creamy filling made with coconut milk. It’s topped with luscious, whipped coconut cream and has Oreo cookie crumbs and pieces in every bite.dollopofdough.com
Sweet Corn Pudding is a tasty Vietnamese dessert soup with sweetness, juiciness and crispness from corn. It is usually served with creamy coconut sauce and can be eaten either warm or cold. This dessert is naturally vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.delightfulplate.com
28. Fruit Salsa
This fresh fruit salsa is our go to for summer parties. When it’s hot outside and you don’t feel like heating up your house by cooking, it’s the perfect dish to bring to summer BBQs or a pool party! This easy fruit salsa recipe is packed with some of our favorite fruits and a little cinnamon, lime juice, and honey.beginwithbalance.com
This gluten-free vegan pound cake has the best moist texture and buttery, vanilla flavor. It is so easy to make the recipe with healthy ingredients like applesauce and gluten-free flour, and believe it or not, this pound cake has no eggs, butter, or dairy. It tastes like vanilla cake heaven, and each bite melts in your mouth!savorthespoonful.com
This easy vegan blueberry cheesecake mousse is simply made with just 5 ingredients and no bake. Indulgent, yet wholesome and 100% plant-based, paleo, refined sugar-free and gluten-free!cinnamonandcoriander.com
Prepare yourself to be transported to a beach surrounded by turquoise waters with a tropical dessert in hand. This piña colada nice cream will surely satisfy your sweet tooth morning, noon, and night!brokebankvegan.com
This dairy-free, gluten-free key lime pie has a delicious no-bake gluten-free graham cracker crust and creamy key lime pie filling. It is easy to make with healthy, plant-based ingredients and a topping of coconut whipped cream adds the perfect touch! It has the perfect balance of sweetness and tart key lime flavor.savorthespoonful.com
Mango Sticky Rice is the most beloved of all Thai desserts. Made with steamed glutinous sweet rice, sweetened coconut cream, and fresh seasonal mango, learn how easy it is to make khao niaow ma muang from home with this easy to follow recipe.theforkedspoon.com
And, there you have it, 30+ delicious vegan summer dessert recipes! From blueberry cookies to peach sorbet to coconut cake and more, there’s a ton of tasty summer-inspired recipes to enjoy!
Let me know if you decide to give any of these recipes a try! Or, have any other summer dessert recipes I should include? Keep me posted!