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27 Fun Dairy Free Desserts That You Will Want To Make Right Now

27 Fun Dairy Free Desserts That You Will Want To Make Right Now

Are you stopping by for a little sweet-treat recipe inspiration? Woo hoo! We have 27 dairy desserts curated to be fairly simple to put together, and reportedly contain no milk products in their recipes. 
Dessert deserves to be devoured by all.  


A little something sweet can go a long way from the smallest to the tallest, from the youngest to the oldest. 

But what about the dairy intolerant? 

They certainly deserve dessert too! 

So today, I am committed to bringing you a list of 27 fantastic dairy free desserts that warrant being put to the taste test and hopefully added to your dessert repertoire! 

It may seem an impossible task, but nothing is impossible when it comes to food; we simply have to find the right combination of ingredients to accommodate the need. 

Here we specifically share recipes that mention not using animal milk and products made from milk, such as cheese, yogurt, butter, and cream. 

Helping folks be able to partake in this simple pleasure of life is rewarding. 

Everyone needs food for fuel, but I also get the warm fuzzies when I hope I might have had a small part in helping make just one reader’s life more enjoyable.

Take a hard look at this yummy list and choose from the decadent Fruit Tart With Vanilla “Cream,” always welcome Ultimate Brownie Trifle, luscious, smooth, and surprisingly Vegan Chocolate Mousse, the twist on a classic Strawberry Shortcake, and the “how did they do that?” No-Dairy Creme Brulee!

And of course we highlight the always-dairy-free Oreo several times. You can’t go wrong with addictive Oreos, can you?

This recipe is possible because Nabisco has come out with a gluten-free version of the original Oreo cookie! 

Not sure how widely available they are, but store brands are probably good options as well. 

This Oreo pie does need 4 hours in the fridge to set firmly! 

Most definitely a worthy contender for the top of the list of dairy free desserts!

Tall order here to replicate the beloved chocolate chip cookie. 

This dairy free desserts recipe is top-notch with a buttery flavor though you start with dairy free butter for these chocolate chip morsels. 

It seems to be the perfect combination of ingredients for a delicious outcome. 

Nothing crazy to do either, but pick your favorite type of chocolate chips!

Here is a gem from our dairy free desserts combining a brownie and a cookie to create a brookie! 

Oat flour is the recommendation, and maple syrup adds the sweetness. 

I am not sure it gets any better than a brownie layer and a cookie layer in the same peanut butter brookie!

Moving on from chocolate, enter a fruit contender for one of the most fantastic dairy free desserts! 

Apple Crisp is up with six apples, almond flour, golden flax meal, and gelatin. 

If you flip your kitchen to be dairy free you probably have most of these ingredients on hand. 

There are also options included for gluten free and even sugar free. 

When you find yourself needing to treat a group of friends or family at a gathering, dairy free desserts are good, and this trifle is perfect. 

Like a parfait, it has layers, and they look beautiful and talk about delectable! 

It includes layers of brownie, chia pudding mousse, and coconut whipped cream! 

The brilliance is that you make the 3 layers the day before; that way, all you have to do to serve is the assembling part!

If making homemade donuts is on your bucket list, now might be a good try to get that experience with a dairy free desserts donut recipe! 

Yes, time is needed for the dough to rise twice, but it will be most certainly worth it when you fry them up and drizzle them with glaze! 

Thanksgiving or not, this recipe will come in handy since it is one of the dairy free desserts AND a processed ingredient free one as well! 

Crust and filling instructions included for this pumpkin pie, along with pictures to guide your every step! 

No one will believe it is dairy free!

I love fruit, and it is being used beautifully in this tart, another dairy free desserts recipe! 

The crust you can just mix and press in, the vanilla cream center is velvety smooth with the topping of colorful fruit in season! 

The use of arrowroot powder may be new to you, so follow the instructions carefully for success!

Another apple crisp here, yes, I know. 

Dairy free desserts come at all skill levels, and this one is a bit more complicated, but many of you out there will appreciate that.  

This recipe has flour and quick oats, xanthan gum, lemon juice, and expected apples! 

Scrumptious and sweet and a bit heavier, to satisfy that fall nostalgia when apples are in peak season!

These dairy free desserts just keep getting better and better! 

This one combines the Oreo idea with the trifle to create individual portioned cookies and cream parfaits. 

Inviting to look at and delicious to eat! 

Excellent brand recommendations given when looking for ideal ingredients that stick to the dairy free goal.

Straight forward ingredients are beneficial when preparing to make dairy free desserts. 

The combination of almond flour and coconut flour here helps balance out the absorption issues. 

The iconic jam can be the expected raspberry or any of your choice. 

Cookies rank at the top of my list for sure!

Obviously, folks who need dairy free desserts are craving Oreo type desserts ecause they keep coming up! 

Over and over again! 

There are tons of them. 

So here is another delicious but slightly different Oreo cheesecake. 

They are all great, so just pick one.  


Need a sweet dip for fruit or a treat for a packed lunchbox? 

This dairy free cheesecake dip is precisely what you are looking for! 

Measure, blend, chill, and serve! 

Dairy free desserts do not get any easier than this! 

Bonus point for its versatility!

If the picture of these no-bake brownie balls doesn’t leave you swooning, you might need to check in on your current chocolate craving levels.  

On the difficulty scale of dairy-free desserts, this one ranks high on the easy side and is quick to make. 

Mix, form into balls, refrigerate, and you have dessert ready to go!

Indeed, we can include sweetbreads on our dairy free desserts list, can’t we? 

Of course, we can! 

This dense banana bread is delicious and filling with just the right amount of sweetness. 

You’re gonna have to show some self restraint to not eat several slices at once!

Are you for real? 

It is rare these days to come across dairy free desserts that have five ingredients that could be whipped together in five minutes. 

This one claims that feat. 

Let’s see, coconut milk, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. 

All that sounds amazing, so let’s make a batch and report back!

This one had me with the picture alone! 

Fluffy shortcake, creamy topping, beautiful strawberries, what’s not to love! 

Dairy free desserts are really easy once you get the hang of it! 

This one in particular, is undoubtedly going to win you over. 

Your friends are never going to know it is dairy free!

Macarons are typically a meringue cookie sandwich. 

Here your success is hidden in the secret of knowing to weigh your ingredients instead of measuring. 

Also, follow the steps very carefully, so you do not have to learn anything the hard wayI did in this dairy free desserts option.

You had me at pudding! 

Chocolate too? 


I am SO ready! 

Four ingredients plus time to chill means you can enjoy this often! 

I love when dairy free desserts really stand up to the hype, and this one does.  

Give it overnight to chill, and you might love it even more!

The lazy days of summer may be near or not, but I can always go for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  

As dairy free desserts go, this recipe really intrigues me. 

Full-fat coconut milk, raw honey, vanilla, and gelatin combine for this refreshing treat! Heads up, though, it takes a while.  

Two hours to prep the creamy mixture before it goes in the ice cream machine and then overnight to set.

A fluffier version of the pudding option listed above is this vegan chocolate mousse. 

Similar ingredients but prepared differently. 

This recipe is one of the dairy-free desserts ready to be served as soon as it’s completed! 

Cute single serving glasses make your presentation fabulous.  

Drop a couple dairy free chocolate chips on top to make everyone smile!

Autumn is always a welcome surprise after the dog days of summer. 

These dairy free desserts would not be complete without at least one pumpkin recipe.
May I introduce pumpkin sourdough muffins? 

These cook up so beautifully and truly could be dessert or snack! 

Muffins really should not be relegated to only mornings!

Blackberries do stain, but boy, do they taste good! 

Of all the dairy free desserts out there, I am partial to the fruit ones.  

It just seems like fruit makes it healthier somehow! 

Two parts of preparing with the filling going in first and the cobbler topping, well, on top! 

Pretty easy and super delicious if you ask me!

Have you ever heard the word “clafoutis” before? 

You can thank the French for it! It is a simple to make flan-style custard textured dessert. 

You’ll need cherries and ingredients for the batter. Mix them together, bake and enjoy! 

Serve it up warm or chilled. 

Both are delicious!

🍒 Check out more of our cherry dessert recipes here >>

Don’t look now, but Oreo inspired dairy free desserts have sneaked in on this list again. 

This time it is in the shape of cupcakes, which are ever so easy to serve! 

But if you are partial to a full cake form, you can do that too! 

Some interesting substitutions here to explore so you can find the recipe that suits your taste buds best! 

Who doesn’t love melted chocolate flowing out of their cake when they gently slide their fork in for the first bite? 

To make dairy free desserts like this one, non-stick teflon pans will go a long way in helping you achieve your perfect end result, an unbroken cake to serve on a dessert plate! 

What a surprise the partaker will have!

If this recipe of creme brulee is on your bucket list, you must be an experienced baker. 

It takes some tenacity to bring these type dairy free desserts to life with proper heating and mixing.  

But I have confidence in you! 

The recipe will take you through step by step so you are in good hands! 

So pull that kitchen torch out and have at it!

The bottom line

Maybe you have been dealing with lactose intolerance personally or someone in your family has.  

Or maybe you have friends who are hoping to wean off of dairy and could use a little hand up, prompting you to try more dairy free recipes.  

Either way, I am glad you are here, and I hope that even just one recipe here brings a smile to your face and calm to your tummy in the process!

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27 FUN Dairy Free Dessert Assortment 🍪

27 FUN Dairy Free Dessert Assortment 🍪

Looking for dairy-free desserts to serve for your guests? Check out these 27 Dairy Free Desserts that your friends will thank you for! 


  • Gluten-Free Dairy-Free No-Bake Oreo Pie
  • Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Brookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
  • Gluten-Free Apple Crisp (Dairy-Free)
  • The Ultimate Brownie Trifle Recipe
  • Homemade Glazed Donuts (Dairy Free)
  • Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie
  • Fruit Tart With Vanilla Cream (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo)
  • Gluten-Free Apple Crisp {Dairy-Free & Vegan Option}
  • Cookies And Cream Parfait
  • Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)
  • Easy Oreo Cheesecake (Dairy Free)
  • Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip
  • No Bake Brownie Balls {Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
  • Dairy Free Banana Bread
  • Almond Butter Cup Dessert
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • The Best Gluten-Free French Macarons
  • Easy Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Pudding {Dairy-Free}
  • The Best Aip Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse
  • Pumpkin Sourdough Muffins - Gluten And Dairy Free
  • Paleo Blackberry Cobbler
  • Easy Cherry Clafoutis (Gluten Free + Dairy Free)
  • Cookies And Cream Cupcakes (Vegan)
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cake (Dairy Free)
  • Easy Dairy Free Creme Brulee


  1. Choose one or more options from our 27 Dairy Free Desserts above!
  2. Create your new favorite dish.
  3. Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
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