At Delish, we’re here to support those on special diets. Keto? We have you. Vegan? No problem. Sugar free? We are on it. So when it came to compiling a list of the best dairy-free desserts, we knew we couldn’t just put a fruit salad here and call it a day. Whether you’re avoiding dairy because you’re lactose intolerant, you’re vegan, or you just can’t drink a whole gallon of milk on your own before it spoils (hello, so do we!) , we have a delicious recipe for you. We have everything from cookies to cakes, snacks to frozen desserts, and more. Check out our list of 31 dairy-free desserts, they’re just as sweet without milk or butter.
There are several reasons why you might look for a dairy-free recipe: some statistics indicate that over 65% of adults are mildly to moderately lactose intolerant, which means their body cannot properly digest an enzyme in milk of cow and its ramifications (cream, butter…). Add sugar to that equation, and that’s a lot of potential post-dessert tummy aches. Another reason is if you are vegan for moral or health-conscious reasons, which means any ingredients from an animal (like cow’s milk or butter) are excluded. Be warned – some of these recipes contain eggs, so be sure to check the ingredients if you’re avoiding all animal products.
Whether you’re cooking for yourself or for someone else, everyone deserves a treat they can enjoy stress-free. Chocolate lover? Try our wacky chocolate cake, our flourless fudge cookies or our vegan chocolate chip cookies. Nuts for grilled and hazelnut desserts? Try our halva recipe, our pignoli biscuits or our almond cake. Fruit lover? Try our pineapple granita, our fruit sorbet or our poached pears. Most desserts are best with a scoop of something creamy and cold, so whip up a batch of our Coconut Ice Cream too, so you’re always ready to take your non-dairy desserts to the next level.