10 Awesome Dairy Free Dessert Ideas
Getting dairy-free desserts can be hard. Most of the desserts out there contain the very things you cannot or choose not to include in the diet. However, just because dairy is removed from the equation does not mean that desserts have to taste bland. Even without milk, cream and butter, you can whip up desserts that taste great.
Read on for 10 great desserts ideas that you are likely to get you hooked.
1. Chocolate Pudding
Take 1 ½ cups of soy or rice milk, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, ¼ cup of cocoa powder, ¼ cup of maple syrup and ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Combine all the ingredients except the vanilla extract in a saucepan. Rapidly whisk the mixture. Cook the mixture over medium heat, remembering to stir until it has thickened. Stir the vanilla extract into the mixture, pour into individual serving dishes. Serve when chilled.
2. Fudge Brownies
Preheat oven to 350oF. Mix a teaspoon of baking powder, ½ cup of cocoa, 2 cups of flour, ½ teaspoon of salt and 2 cups of sugar in a mixing bowl. Add a cup of oil, a teaspoon of vanilla and a cup of water to the dry ingredients. Pour the mixture into a greased baking pan. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Vegan Chocolate Cake
Add the following ingredients into a blender in the order provided: 1 cup of cashews, 3 cups of ice, 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa, 2 dates (pits removed), ¾ cup of coconut water, ¼ cup of agave nectar or maple syrup, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and a ¼ teaspoon of sea salt. Blend until smooth. A plunger will be necessary too push the ingredients to the bottom of your blender. This is ideal for those people who do not like yeast or gluten in their diets.
4. Lemonilla Cake With Fluffy Lemon Frosting
This cake is sure to please everyone who tastes it. It looks tantalizing and tastes really good. ClickGone Vegan
for the full recipe. It is definitely worth trying out.
5. Vegan Cherry Crisp
Pour 2 cups of walnuts and 1 cup of almonds into a food processor and ground. Do not finely ground them. Place the nut mixture in a bowl and add 2 cups of raw flaked oats. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of fresh cherries that have been pitted and chopped, and ½ cup of agave nectar. Pour this into the first mixture. Place into individual serving bowls and dehydrate at 145 for 45 minutes. Reduce to 115 and dehydrate for another 5 to 6 hours. Serve while warm.
6. Cherry Torte
Not only does it look delicious, but it also tastes great. This treat can be enjoyed by anyone out there. For the vegans, one ingredient has been replaced with another more favorable to you. VisitVegan With A Vegeance
7. Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Coconut milk makes for a great alternative to regular ice cream. Have an ice cream maker handy. Use coconut milk instead of milk or cream in an ice cream recipe. You can add berries if you like.
8. Chocolate Covered Cherries
They are very simple top prepare and taste great. Wash and dry 12 pitted cherries, leaving the stems intact. Melt ½ cup of chocolate chips in a boiler and dip each cherry into the liquid chocolate. Place the chocolate-covered cherries onto a cookie sheet, put in the refrigerator for an hour and serve.
9. Vegan Truffles
Heat a ¼ cup of coconut milk in a double boiler and stir in 2 cups of vegan chocolate chips and ¼ cup and two tablespoons of coconut until completely combined. Put the mixture in a small bowl and refrigerate until completely cool. Use a spoon to create truffles, then roll each truffle in cocoa powder, nuts and coconut.
10. Sweet Candied Orange Peel
In case the rest have not caught your fancy, this is sure to do so. All you need is a few oranges and a little bit of sugar! Check out the recipe courtesy ofTaste
Vegan desserts need not be tasteless or bland. The ten recipes discussed above are great on the taste buds and easy on the system. Also, most of them do not take too long to prepare. Try them out today.