Delish is all about supporting people on special diets. keto? We got you. vegan? No problem. Sugar free? We’re on top of it. So when it came to putting together a list of the best dairy-free desserts, we knew we couldn’t just put fruit salad on this one. Whether you’re avoiding dairy because you’re lactose intolerant, vegan, or just can’t get through a full gallon of milk before it goes bad (hello, us too!), we’ve got a delicious recipe for you. We’ve got everything from cookies to cakes, nibbles 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 a few reasons you might be looking for a dairy-free recipe: Some statistics say that over 65% of adults have mild to moderate lactose intolerance, meaning their bodies don’t make an enzyme in cow’s milk and its offshoots. can digest (cream, butter, etc.). Add sugar to that equation, and that’s a lot of potential post-dessert stomach ache. Another reason is that if you’re vegan for moral or health-conscious reasons, any animal-derived ingredient (such as cow’s milk or butter) is off the table. Be warned: some of these recipes DO contain eggs, so be sure to check the ingredients if you’re avoiding all animal products.
Whether you’re baking for yourself or someone else, everyone deserves a treat they can enjoy without stress. Chocolate lover? Try our crazy chocolate cake, our flourless fudge cookies or our vegan chocolate cookies. Nuts for toasted, nutty desserts? Try our halva recipe, our pignoli cookies or our almond cake. Fruit lover? Try our pineapple granita, our fruit sorbet or our poached pears. Most desserts are better next to a scoop of creamy and cold, so make a batch of our coconut ice cream too so you’re always ready to take your non-dairy desserts to the next level.