27 Must-Have Easy Vegan Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas
Valentine’s Day may just be the sweetest day of the year — and we’re not just talking about X’s and O’s. Chocolate, candy, cakes, and pies are always a must-have for any Valentine’s Day celebration. However, sometimes one’s dietary restrictions can put the kibosh on checking out the dessert menu. But have no fear, vegans of the world. You can have your cake and eat it, too. We’ve found 27 yummy and animal product-free desserts that will put a smile on your face and make your tummy oh-so happy.
If you are not vegan yourself, but have been tasked with creating a vegan-friendly meal/dessert, you should keep a few things in mind. Vegans steer clear of meats, dairy products, eggs, and all other animal-derived ingredients. That usually means honey is out, and for some, so is refined white sugar. You might also want to research vegan-friendly wines to earn some extra credit points.
Don’t be afraid to ask your vegan valentine what their specific dietary restrictions are. They could be pro-honey, for example, or have no preference in what sugars are used. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, which is why the majority of the below recipes fit into the standard rules of being vegan.
Get your sweet tooth ready and let’s dive into this vegan dessert list.
Aquafaba is the liquid that comes in your standard can of chickpeas. As Pure Ella explains, it’s an awesome binding ingredient for cakes and frothy frostings, among other things. If you’ve yet to use aquafaba in your vegan cooking adventures, we highly recommend you try it out via Pure Ella’s chocolate lavender cake.
The only thing better than a chocolate chip cookie is a double chocolate chip cookie. These vegan cookies from Gimme Delicious only take 20 minutes to make and are free from sugar, grain, and butter.
Yes, it’s a mouthful to say — but these coconut cream pies from Half Baked Harvest are also a delicious mouthful to eat, as well. Booziness mixed with bananas is how we want to spend our V-Day.
This vegan chocolate cake from A Better Happier St. Sebastian is decadent, to say the least. Although the one in the recipe is topped with a sour cream frosting, feel free to sub in your own vegan version.
If you have dates, peanut butter, coconut oil, and cocoa powder, you’re set and ready to make these vegan brownies from Minimalist Baker. And here’s a plus — you don’t even have to bake them.
This simple and unique take on dessert by Lush Loves tastes amazing and is completely guilt-free. Top with some Valentine’s Day-esque pink and red fruits and you’ve got yourself a delicacy.
After walking home from your Valentine’s Day date in the chilly February air, cozy up with a cup of Vegan Hazelnut Hot Cocoa from Sunkissed Kitchen. Make sure to soak your hazelnuts in advance, though, to ensure you have everything ready for date night.
Think pink with Pure Ella’s Raspberry Raw Vegan Cheesecake. That’s right — there’s no baking whatsoever within this recipe. Plus, this cheesecake is gluten-free, sugar-free, and grain-free.
You love cake and you love mousse? Then you must try this Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake from Half Baked Harvest. Rich and creamy doesn’t even begin to describe this wondrous creation.
Remember that hot cocoa recipe from earlier? Pop a couple of these Bourbon Marshmallows from The View From Great Island into each cup and #treatyoselfandyourvalentine.
You know what would go great on most of these vegan desserts? This Healthy Hot Fudge from Sunkissed Kitchen. Made with cashew butter, cocoa, and coconut oil, you absolutely won’t feel bad drizzling this stuff on anything and everything.
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these chocolate chip cookies from Minimalist Baker are to die for. Your valentine will never guess that these are gluten-free. They’re that good.
Not only are these Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Bites by Pure Ella vegan, but they’re also free of gluten, refined sugar, and they’re paleo. We have a feeling you’re not just going to have one bite.
Doughnuts for dessert? That’s our kind of Valentine’s Day! These delicious, cake-y-yet-gooey chocolate doughnuts from Half Baked Harvest come together in just 30 minutes.
Avocados also make up the base of this rich and creamy Dark Chocolate and Lavender Sea Salt Pudding from A Better Happier St. Sebastian. The beautiful sea salt and lavender topping is so sweet, your valentine will feel as though they’re at a gourmet restaurant.
By simply swapping out the heavy cream for coconut milk in The View From Great Island’s rice pudding recipe, vegans can also enjoy all the sweet, creamy, coconut and rum goodness this rice pudding has to offer. It’s a classy dessert your valentine will highly appreciate.
17. Apricot Delight
Forget the fruit-filled chocolates and make this Apricot Delight from Lush Loves instead. Apricots, coconut, and nuts are teamed together to make a sweet, salty, and totally healthy vegan dessert.
In a quick half-hour, you can present a tray of vegan fudge to your Valentine’s Day date. Minimalist Baker’s no-bake, 4-ingredient fudge is ooey-gooey, nutty, and actually pretty good for you.
If you have an ice cream maker, then you can easily whip up a batch of The View From Great Island’s Vegan Toasted Coconut Ice Cream. We could honestly eat an entire tub of this stuff in under an hour.
Some people opt for coffee after dinner rather than dessert. If your vegan valentine is one such person, try out this Vanilla Almond Latte from Sunkissed Kitchen. Bonus points if you make your own almond milk.
How sweet are these Vegan Chocolate Custard Cakes from Half Baked Harvest? So sweet, your valentine will be asking for the recipe — after giving you a little “thanks” peck, of course.
Looking for a classic cake with a vegan twist? This Vegan Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake from Minimalist Baker is it. It’s tender, fluffy, moist, and too beautiful for words to describe.
Spring and summer is just around the corner. Remind your valentine of that happy fact by whipping up this Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie from Pure Ella. You’ll only need six ingredients to bring this pie to fruition.
These rich, crispy yet tender cookies from Minimalist Baker are a total game-changer. Dunk ’em, share ’em, and/or treat yourself with an entire batch.
Made without butter or eggs, this cake was popular during the Great Depression, according to The View From Great Island. And even though it doesn’t contain any dairy, this cake is super rich and moist and pairs great with that coconut ice cream.
Cool down after your hot date with these Chocolate Fudge Popsicles from Half Baked Harvest. They’re just like the Fudgsicles we loved as kids, except they’ve gotten a grown-up and healthier makeover.
Nothing screams decadence quite like a chocolate truffle. These truffles from Lush Loves are 100% raw, meaning they take minutes to make and contain the best of the best ingredients like dates, almonds, rice malt syrup, cocoa powder, and sea salt.
Your vegan valentine will be amazed at your culinary prowess.