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5 Easy and Delicious Vegan Desserts Fit for the Summer Months


July 01, 2023

Are you looking for some exciting and delicious vegan treats to enjoy this summer? Well, I've compiled a list of 5 vegan desserts that are sure to tantalize your taste buds and bring a smile to your face! Whether you're a vegan or just looking to add some vegan options to your summer treats, these desserts are sure to please.

From a no-bake tropical tart to vegan popsicles, there's something for everyone. All of these recipes are easy to make and, most importantly, delicious! So, get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth with these vegan summer desserts.

Strawberry Shortcake

Vegan strawberry shortcake is a delicious and refreshing dessert that is perfect for the summer months. It is a healthier alternative to traditional shortcakes since it is free from dairy and eggs.

This dessert is made of delicious biscuits, whipped cream, and cut strawberries. The fresh strawberries, vegan cake, and vegan whipped topping make it a light and flavorful dessert. It is also easy to make and can be put together quickly, making it a great option for summer gatherings!

Though this dessert takes some time to make, it isn't complicated. To make this dessert, first, make the biscuits. To make the biscuits, start by creating your own vegan buttermilk. Buttermilk is sour, fermented milk, so combine apple cider vinegar and almond milk.

Then in a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients, like flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. You're then going to mix the (vegan) buttermilk and the dry ingredients. Next, start rolling out the dough and create circles out of it.

Let it bake for 15 minutes. Once your biscuits are baked, add vegan coconut buttercream, fresh strawberries, and enjoy!

View the full recipe here: Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

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Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Vegan chocolate brownies are a delicious and healthy treat that is perfect for summer! These brownies are free of animal products, making them an excellent option for those who are looking for a vegan-friendly snack.

Plus, they are made with nutritious ingredients like cocoa powder, whole wheat flour, and coconut oil, so you can feel good about indulging in this sweet treat. They are also incredibly easy to make, so you can whip up a batch in no time.

Plus, vegan chocolate brownies are a great way to get your family and friends together for a fun summer treat. Everyone will love the rich, fudgy texture and deep chocolate flavor. Plus, you can customize your brownies with a variety of toppings for a unique and tasty treat that everyone will enjoy.

So why not make some vegan chocolate brownies this summer? They are sure to be a hit with everyone!

To make this dessert, start by combining the dry ingredients. (Flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking powder.) Then place the dry ingredients aside and work on mixing the melted butter and sugar. At the same time, whisk in milk and vanilla. You'll then combine all the ingredients and fold in chocolate chips. Once everything is amalgamated, place the mixture in the oven and bake for 30 minutes!

View the full recipe here: Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

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Peach Rosemary Popsicles

Vegan peach rosemary popsicles are the perfect summertime treat! Not only are they refreshing and delicious, but they are also healthy and easy to make. The combination of the sweet peaches and the savory rosemary creates a unique and flavorful popsicle that is sure to please everyone.

Plus, by using vegan ingredients, these popsicles are also cruelty-free and better for the environment. The natural ingredients mean that they are free of artificial colors and flavors, making them a healthier option than store-bought popsicles. Making vegan peach rosemary popsicles is a great way to enjoy the summer with a tasty and nutritious snack.

They can also be customized to suit any dietary needs or preferences, making them a great choice for any summer gathering. So don't miss out on this delicious treat and make some vegan peach rosemary popsicles today!

It is extremely easy to make these popsicles, all you do is combine peaches, lemon juice, sugar, rosemary, and water in a blend at high speed. Once everything is blended, divide the liquid mixture among popsicle molds and freeze. For more recipes on making popsicles, check out this article - Beat the Heat: Easy and Refreshing Popsicle Recipes

View the full recipe here: Peach Rosemary Popsicles

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Key lime Pie

Key lime pie is a classic summer treat and for good reason. This summer pie is refreshing and delicious and it is ideal for a warm summer picnic or summer gathering. The tart and sweet flavors are perfect for a hot day, and the light and airy texture of the pie is a great way to end a summer meal.

The bright yellow hue of the pie also adds a festive and summery touch. Also, it's quick and easy to make, so it's a great dessert to whip up when you're short on time.

This vegan dessert is extremely simple to make and only requires seven ingredients. To make this yummy pie, crush graham crackers in a food processor until they are very fine.

Next, add melted vegan butter to the graham crackers. This will be the crust of the pie. To make the filling, add coconut milk, cashews, lime juice, lime zest, sugar, and coconut oil to a blender.

You can also add agave nectar for more sweetness. Once this is all blended, begin constructing the pie. First, press down the pie crust into the tin and then add the filling. Then bake!

View the full recipe here: Vegan Key Lime Pies

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Mango & Lime Tart

Making vegan mango lime tart during the summer is a great way to enjoy a delicious and healthy treat while taking advantage of the abundance of fresh fruits available during this season. The sweet and tangy flavor of the mango and lime makes for a tasty and refreshing dessert. The vegan tart is also easy to make and requires no baking, making it perfect for those hot summer days.

To make the dough, combine in a food processor, dates, oats, lime zest, and lime juice. Mix the ingredients until everything is combined. Then press the crust onto the bottom of the pan, and start making the filling.

When making the filling, begin by blending chopped mango, water, cashews, mango juice, lime zest, and lime juice. Once everything is blended, pour the filling on top of the crust. Freeze the tart for 14 hours and then enjoy. There is no baking involved!

View the full recipe here: Mango & Lime Tart

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Vegan desserts taste just as good as desserts with animal products, so don't be afraid to experiment with vegan desserts when making them. Whether you are baking for your younger siblings or your best friends, these delicious and easy vegan desserts are guaranteed to impress them, so head into the kitchen and get baking!

If you are interested in veganism, check out this article: The Rise of Veganism: Is it Time for Teens to go Plant-Based

Cove Johnson Rabidoux
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Cove Johnson Rabidoux is a writer whose work can be found on Teen Ink, The Teen Magazine, The Spearhead Magazine, the Hot Pot Magazine, Leaders Across the World, and on her blog "Blue Pencil Writing." She serves as an editor for the Trailblazer Literary Magazine, Hot Pot Magazine, Cathartic Youth Magazine, and more. When she is not writing her novel, Cove enjoys reading, traveling, and baking.