Are You Vegan? Try These 7 Mouthwatering Summer Desserts

Desserts in the summer hold importance as they offer a refreshing and indulgent way to beat the heat and enjoy seasonal fruits. Vegan desserts, specifically, are important as they cater to individuals following a plant-based lifestyle, avoiding ingredients like dairy, eggs, and honey.

These desserts are cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, and often healthier, relying on plant-based ingredients such as fruits, nuts, seeds, coconut milk, and natural sweeteners like agave syrup or maple syrup. They provide options for vegans to satisfy their sweet cravings while aligning with their ethical beliefs and promoting a more sustainable and compassionate approach to food consumption.

Here is a list of different types of vegan desserts:

1. Kiwi Chia Pudding: 

Kiwi in this Kiwi Chia Pudding adds a creamy texture and a taste of the kiwi fruit. Chia seeds are soaked in almond or coconut milk until they become gelatinous, then mashed kiwis and natural sweeteners (maple syrup or agave syrup, for instance) are added. With its lightness and freshness from the kiwis and chia seeds, this dessert is perfect for the summer season. Moreover, its nutritional value Videomakes it ideal for everyone to enjoy without compromising their health.

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2. Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream: 

Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream is delicious, with a deep, chocolatey, nutty taste that is both rich in flavour and creaminess. Bananas are frozen and then blended with cocoa powder, peanut butter, and a small amount of vanilla essence. This dairy-free ice cream is exceptional because it relies entirely on being frozen to please. Hence, it is special during the summer, a common time for desserts. This is a perfect replacement for regular ice cream for those committed to their diet or seeking a healthier substitute.

3. Blueberry Cheesecake Bars: 

These thick, creamy, soft cheesecake bars with a mix of rich berries are simply delicious and sweet. The filling, made by blending cashews, coconut cream, lemon juice, and maple syrup, is poured over a buttery almond flour crust. Often, sour cream is spread on top of the crust and topped with berries. The dessert is then frozen and cut into bars. These energy bars are essential in summertime desserts as they are light.

4. Pineapple Sherbet: 

Similar to sorbet but with a slightly creamier texture, this yummy summer dessert must be enjoyed during the summer. Fresh pineapple slices, coconut milk, lime juice, and sugar or agave syrup are combined and served in a bowl. Then, the frozen mixture is blended into a smooth ice cream and allowed to cool. Pineapple sherbet, a top summer treat that combines coldness, sweet and sour taste, and a refreshing tropical flavour, is undoubtedly a favourite during hot days.

5. Strawberry Ice Cream Sundaes: 

The fluffy texture combined with the sweet, fruity note of strawberry ice cream sundaes makes for a delightful treat. For a healthy and vegan ice cream base, blend frozen bananas and strawberries until smooth. The sauce requires a very ripe peach, a ripe banana, and a cup of oats, along with a drizzle of maple syrup on top. This summer dessert's natural sweetness, cooling impact on hot days, and freshness make it perfect.

6. Watermelon Kiwi Vegan Ice Pops: 

These dairy-free Watermelon Kiwi Vegan Ice Pops are perfect for the warmest season. Blend kiwi, coconut water or milk, watermelon chunks, and agave syrup or any other sugar substitute until smooth. Pour the mixture into moulds and freeze. Watermelon and kiwi give these ice pops a sweet-sour and delightful taste, making them juicy and refreshing. They are ideal for the summer and are recommended as a delicious and hydrating treat.

7. Banana Pudding Parfaits: 

Layers of silky banana pudding, sliced bananas, and crumbled vanilla wafers give these creamy, velvety banana pudding parfaits their distinct texture. Using mashed bananas, coconut milk or almond milk, cornflour, and sugar, a custard-like pudding is prepared. It is then layered in parfait glasses with crumbled cookies and banana slices. This dessert is essential in the summer, as it is chilly, and refreshing, and highlights the sweetness of bananas, making it a wonderful and cooling treat in the heat.