Veg Coast Cook: The best vegan dessert recipes 

Did you know that you can make tasty desserts without needing any ingredients related to meat? Usually, you would think that this is impossible to do since you would need eggs and other dairy products to construct a cake or a muffin. Well, think again because vegan desserts are possible to make, and all it needs is your patience and creativity.

If you want to know more about it, below is a list of vegan dessert recipes that you can make in the comfort of your home:

Acai smoothie bowl

There is this certain consistency of a smoothie where it is hard enough to chew but soft enough to swallow easily. You can find this when you eat a smoothie bowl – a bowl of mixed fruits, nuts and toppings you like to add. This vegan meal can either be your breakfast or dinner, depending on when you want to eat it.

The most famous smoothie bowl flavour is the one where you add Acai fruit or its extract. This ingredient is full of antioxidants, which are good to purge out any toxins found inside your body. Above all, the best part of this dessert is that it is super delicious and can easily fill up your stomach! Additionally, it is also low in calories.

To prepare this dish, you will need to have the following ingredients:

  • Banana (frozen and dried)
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Soy milk
  • Vegan yoghurt
  • Acai puree
  • Toppings: nuts, coconut shavings, nut butter, granola

Once you have everything ready, it is time to read the step-by-step instructions on how to prepare an acai smoothie bowl:

  1. Take your frozen banana, blueberries and strawberries out of the freezer. Put them inside your blender. 
  2. Add a cup of soy milk, then add the acai puree. Make sure that the puree is broken down so that you can easily blend them.
  3. Press the lowest setting of your blender. While it is blending everything, use a wooden spoon to push down fruits that are not yet blended. 
  4. If you want the mixture to be extra thick and creamy, add more soy milk into the blender.
  5. Once you achieve your desired consistency, pour the mixture into a bowl.
  6. Get your toppings and let your creativity flow in terms of placing all of them on top.
  7. Afterwards, eat the smoothie bowl while it is still cold.

Coconut yoghurt

Yoghurt is the most simple dessert ever because of its sweet and tangy taste. However, vegans cannot eat traditional yoghurt since it is made out of cow’s milk. Fortunately, there is a solution to this! There is now what you call a coconut yoghurt, and from its name, the coconut milk is fermented to a point that can turn into yoghurt.

If you are interested in this kind of dessert, here are the ingredients you need to prepare:

  • Coconut milk
  • Vegan-friendly probiotic capsules
  • Stevia
  • Vanilla extract
  • Your choice of fruit

With these ingredients on hand, you are now ready to make yourself a delicious coconut yoghurt. This is easy to make, and here is a step-by-step instruction to guide you:

  1. Shake the coconut milk well. Open it then pour all of the contents into a wide mouth and deep jar.
  2. Get your probiotic capsules and split them open. Pour the powder into the milk.
  3. With a wooden spoon, mix the probiotics with the milk until they are well combined.
  4. Next, get a clear plastic sheet to cover the mixture and protect it from bugs entering the jar. Secure it tightly with a rubber band so that the plastic sheet will not move freely.
  5. Once done, store the jar in a cool place and leave it there for 24 to 48 hours.
  6. After waiting, remove the plastic from the jar and serve the coconut yoghurt.

Vegan overnight oats

Overnight oats are usually eaten during breakfast, but you can also have them as a dessert! This dish is so flexible because you can add any ingredients. With a little bit of creativity and experimentation, you can develop multiple flavours you have never tasted before! Though if this is your first time making vegan overnight oats, then here is a list of ingredients you need to prepare:

  • Banana
  • Chia seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Rolled or instant oats, whichever you prefer
  • Almond or soy milk
  • Coconut yoghurt
  • Fruits of your choice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Granola
  • Nuts
  • Coconut flakes

Once you have everything ready, it is time to make yourself some vegan overnight oats! Below is a step-by-step guide to help you prepare this dish:

  1. Get your choice of oats (rolled or instant) then put at least 3 or 4 tablespoons into a wide mouth jar.
  2. Add your milk of choice (almond or soy). Place half a cup into the jar.
  3. Add a tablespoon of chia seeds
  4. Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  5. Add 1 cup of coconut yoghurt
  6. Add a drop of vanilla extract
  7. Mix them all until well combined. Once done, top it all off with some granola, nuts of your choice and coconut flakes.

Vegan chocolate cake

Who could ever say no to a yummy delicious cake? Almost everyone in this world would say yes if someone offered them a slice of this chocolate goodness. However, having a vegan diet might restrict you from doing so. On the bright side, there is now an animal-free recipe, and it is easy to bake!

If you want a guilt-free and vegan chocolate cake, here are the following ingredients you need to prepare:

  • Cake flour
  • Cocoa
  • Baking soda
  • Plant-based butter
  • Stevia
  • Kosher salt
  • Brewed coffee
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vegan chocolate glaze

When you have everything on hand and ready, you should read the next section for step-by-step instructions to guide you through baking:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees celsius and start to glaze the baking pan with some plant-based butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients namely cake flour, cocoa, baking soda, stevia and salt. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, add the brewed coffee, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then mix everything until the texture comes out smooth. Pour the mixture into the baking pan glazed with the plant-based butter.
  5. Put the baking pan inside the oven and leave it for 25 to 30 minutes. Make sure to check it now and then and use a metal skewer to see if it is cooked. 
  6. When the skewer comes out clean, remove the baking pan out of the oven and let it cool.
  7. Once the cake is cooled, remove it from the pan and place it on top of a wire rack.
  8. Douse the cake with the vegan chocolate glaze. Make sure that all sides of the cake are covered.
  9. Cut the cake into slices then serve.

Watermelon and blackberry popsicles

The heat is unbearable during summer, and it makes you always want to get a cold treat. Beat the heat with some watermelon and blackberry popsicles! These will keep you cool and refreshed while you get a tan outside of your house. Additionally, the tangy taste of the blackberry gives an extra kick in making your summer something to remember.

To prepare this icy dessert, you should have the following ingredients:

  • Blackberries
  • Seedless watermelon chunks
  • Stevia
  • Lime juice
  • Salt

Once you have everything ready, read the following instructions to learn how to make some sweet popsicles:

  1. Buy a popsicle mould and sticks from your grocery store. Once you have it, rinse the mould to remove any dirt.
  2. Cut the blackberries into half so that they would fit inside the mould.
  3. Get your blender and place the watermelon chunks inside as well as the lime juice. Additionally, do not forget to add at least two or three packs of stevia as well as a dash of salt.
  4. Blend them all until you have the consistency of a puree. Make sure to remove the foam first before you pour it into the mould.
  5. In each section of the mould, fill it up to the brim with the watermelon puree.
  6. Place popsicle sticks in the middle, then put the mould inside the freezer.
  7. Wait for at least 4 hours, then check if it is ready to be served.

Don’t these delicious dessert recipes just make your mouth drool? You should definitely try it and see how much it resembles its traditional version!

About Veg Coast Cook

Veg Coast Cook is an online blog that posts about everything related to the vegan lifestyle. You will find a lot of yummy recipes, treats and beverages that will blow your mind. If you are interested in shifting to a vegan diet, keep yourself informed by reading the informative articles published by the writers.