Looking for healthy dessert ideas without dairy in them? I feel your pain – there’s milk in everything these days. But don’t worry. Because this collection of wonderful dairy-free dessert recipes is just for you! From brownies and cookies to healthy fruit pies – you’ll find all the no milk desserts your sweet tooth might be craving right here.
Did you know that more than half of the world’s population is lactose intolerant? The causes differ but it’s not uncommon to develop lactose intolerance with age. This implies that many kids and adults around the world can’t enjoy foods made with milk products. But does it mean you have to skip everyone’s favorite meal aka dessert after dinner?
Not if you try these no-dairy dessert recipes! Whether you have issues digesting dairy products, you’re vegan, or you simply want to try something different, I’ve got the right thing for you.
These dairy-free dessert ideas taste much better than anything you can get from the store and even someone with almost no cooking experience can make them.
Take a look at the list below and find that sweet treat that seems most appealing to you. I can guarantee they’re all extremely tasty and don’t lack in any way, even without the milk. Once you try them you may not be able to go back – they’re just that good!
First on the list of dairy-free dessert recipes is this amazing healthy crumble with peaches! This dessert idea is perfect for both vegans and those who are practicing the paleo diet.
The treat excludes not only milk products, but also gluten, as it combines fresh peaches, almond flour, and walnuts. Together with some natural sweeteners and oils, it can become a family favorite! And you’ll make it in under 20 minutes! I’ll also let you in on a little secret: the longer you keep this crumble in the fridge, the better it becomes!
Who doesn’t love peanut butter? And peanut butter cookies? Are you kidding me? I’m sorry for everyone who’s allergic to nuts and peanuts, but I just couldn’t NOT put these cookies towards the top of our collection of dairy-free dessert recipes.
These flourless no dairy cookies require no baking and are absolutely crave-worthy! You can skip the dark chocolate drizzle if you’re watching your diet, but you can treat yourself to some dairy-free chocolate once in a while!
The nuttiness of the peanut butter goes so well with the bitter dark chocolate – they’re the perfect combo!
At least one of the dairy-free dessert recipes must be suitable for breakfast, right? This is the one – the tasty cherry crumble with oats can make an amazing breakfast! If the lack of milk and the promise of good flavor aren’t enough for you, let me tell you what’s also good about this idea. It’s ready in under 30 minutes, you can prepare it in advance, enjoy it for several days, and it’s extremely easy to make!
If you’re on a vegan or dairy-free diet, you must treat yourself to these vegan black bean brownies for dessert! Dark chocolate, cacao, nut butter, these are the pretty obvious ingredients. However, the hard work is done by the black beans! But don’t worry – you will not taste them at all. This gluten-free brownie recipe really delivers fudgy goodness!
Isn’t it also great when healthy breakfast recipes can in turn become healthy desserts? You can enjoy this strawberry smoothie bowl at the beginning of your day. But just as well, you can prepare it when you’re craving something sweet without dairy! All you need are strawberries, cashews, and an orange.
It wouldn’t be a dairy-free dessert recipes list if I don’t mention some apples – you know how they keep the doctor away and such? But it’s true, apples are amazing for you, and using them in this cake ensures not only health benefits but also a tasty treat!
This butternut squash crumble pie is proof you won’t be missing any creaminess and richness even without using dairy! I’m pretty sure, you won’t find anything more satisfying, even made with milk. This dairy-free dessert certainly puts you in fall mood, but if you use canned pumpkin or butternut squash puree you can make it all year round. And you’ll love it, it’s just that creamy and good!
I already covered the brownies earlier, next in the dairy-free desserts line come the blondies. Without any gluten, you can prepare these mouthwatering blondies with oats, almond butter, coconut sugar, and chopped dark chocolate. The last once can be substituted for nuts, like pecans or walnuts, or even dried fruit, if you want to give this no-dairy treat your own spin.
If you’re watching your blood sugar levels, this next treat from our collection of dairy-free dessert ideas may be suitable for you. You can prepare these heavenly apple crumble bars and enjoy them for a few days after. You can even take them to work or school and treat yourself in the middle of your day. When serving, you can show your creativity and add some dairy-free ice cream to them or a nut butter drizzle.
Okay, but let’s be honest. Even when we’re talking about healthy dairy-free desserts, we must include chocolate! So how about some no-bake chocolate cookies that are totally dairy- and gluten-free and also totally irresistible? If you contain yourself and don’t eat the entire batch, you can even store them in the fridge for an easy sweet snack!
No dairy = no ice cream? Wrong! Get yourself some plant-based alternatives, a cup and a half of strawberries, and one ripe frozen banana.
Then you won’t even need an ice cream machine, you just need to blend the frozen fruit into a smooth mixture and experiment with all the toppings you like. I promise you, you’ll hardly think of store-bought ice cream after this!
Another breakfast on our list of dairy-free desserts! See, can you name many milk desserts that can be so versatile? For this apple crisp, you’ll need some apples, obviously, oats, nuts, honey, and some spices. This is the perfect dessert to recharge you with energy for the whole day and it’s totally guilt-free.
Here’s one more of the dairy-free dessert ideas that will please chocolate lovers. This dark chocolate bark can be enjoyed when it’s ready, after some time in the fridge, or for up to 5 days, if you manage to contain yourself! It does take a while to prepare the recipe and serve it but trust me, it’s more than worth it.
You can’t blame me, brownies are a favorite of so many, and that includes myself. Luckily there are many ways to make, what is to me, one of the best dairy-free desserts. Exhibit A: healthy brownie cookies made without any dairy at all. If you’re looking for a quick treat that’s not only delicious but also good for your line, you can opt for these. They’re ready in 20 minutes and include only a few ingredients.
To conclude this list of dairy-free dessert recipes, let’s pay homage to the ultimate healthy sweet ingredient – bananas. You’ve likely heard of many healthy no sugar and no dairy desserts that include them and it’s because they’re really good! Here we’ve got some crispy vegan cookies with shredded coconut and oats that you will love for a snack!
More Dairy-Free Recipes
I hope you try and love some of these easy dairy-free dessert recipes! If you’re avoiding milk and milk products overall, then you might like some of these delicious no-dairy recipes as well:
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup and 2 tbsp oats
- 2/3 cup water or df milk
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup chocolate chunks
- Pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 180C / 350F
- Mix the oats, coconut sugar, baking soda or baking powder, salt, the almond butter and add in the water. Let this mixture sit for 5 minutes. Now, you could blend this mixture, I've tried it, if you don't have a blender the batter will do as well when you're using quick oats.
- After mixing and waiting, add in the chopped chocolate.
- Transfer to a small baking pan (greased or lined with parchment paper) and bake for 20 minutes.
- Take out, let cool off and enjoy!
Original blondie recipe at Homemade Mastery.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 8g