Easy and delicious dairy free desserts for every occasion! Everything from cakes to puddings to ice cream. Perfect for both kids and adults!
Eating dairy free doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy an indulgent dessert. This huge collection of dairy-free dessert recipes is full of recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth and excite your taste buds.
Plus, there are recipes for all the holidays, no matter if you need Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, St Patrick’s Day, or more!
All of these recipes are dairy free, lactose free, and casein free. Many of them are also egg free, gluten free, soy free, nut free, and more. Plus, a lot of the recipes are suitable for a vegan diet and because they are dairy free, they are suitable for those with a lactose intolerance. No matter your dietary restrictions, there are recipes and substitutions for each and every recipe.
Some are newer, some are older, but all of them go through recipe testing over and over again until I think they are perfect.
Let me know your favorite dairy free desserts! I would love to hear all the recipes you enjoy the most and the stories that go with them.
Cakes and Cupcakes
Celebrations and special occasions are never complete without a slice of cake! These cakes are of all shapes and sizes. Every dairy-free diet needs a reliable perfect dessert for things like birthday cake, Christmas cake, or just a perfect chocolate cake! I also included some frostings as well because no cake is complete without frosting.
For more on cakes, make sure to check out the guides on egg free baking, buttermilk substitutes, or gluten free flour guides.
1 Classic Vanilla Cake
Classic vanilla cake is so good for so many occasions. This version is soft, not too sweet, and full of vanilla!
2 Classic Chocolate Sheet Cake
A big sheet cake that is just begging to be made for birthday parties! This chocolate cake is so easy to mix up in one bowl and soft and fluffy after baking.
3 Strawberry Shortcake
Crumbly and sweet shortcake that is like a cross between a scone and biscuit, this dairy free strawberry shortcake is perfect for summer. Topped with some dairy free coconut cream, this one is a summer dessert that you can’t miss.
4 Galaxy Swirl Cupcakes
For outta this world cupcakes, these are the stars! Rich chocolate cupcakes topped with a food coloring free dairy free buttercream made to look like galaxies. Sprinkles for stars are the easy final touch.
5 Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Dairy free carrot cupcakes that are filled with spices, lots of carrots, and pineapple! These are some of my family favorite cakes that get requested every year.
6 Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
Mint and chocolate just pair so well together. Tint it green for springtime or leave white and top with crushed peppermints for a festive winter twist.
7 Ultimate Chocolate Cake
This is one of the first recipes posted here on LBA and this recipe has gone to more celebrations, birthday parties, Christmas dinners, and bake sales than any other recipe! It really is a perfect iteration of a chocolate cake.
8 Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake
Just when you thought chocolate cake couldn’t get any better, a delicious raspberry jam filling and raspberry frosting seal the deal on an amazing dessert.
9 Apple Cake
This cake is one of the best ways to celebrate fall. Filled with warm spices and dusted with powdered sugar, this egg free and dairy free cake is stuffed with apples and easy to make.
10 S’mores Cupcakes
For a fun twist on s’mores, these cupcakes are delicious! A graham cracker base, my favorite chocolate cake, and cool marshmallow frosting all combine into one standout dessert.
11 Hostess Cupcakes
Filled with nostalgia, these hostess cupcakes are even better than the ones you remember from childhood. Easy to make chocolate cupcakes, rich chocolate ganache, and a little marshmallow filling all combine into a lunchbox favorite.
12 Perfect Brownies
Thick, chewy, and the perfect balance between chewy, fudgy brownies and cake like brownies.
13 Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
This is the perfect recipe to complete cakes! Using your favorite vegan butter, a touch of dairy free milk (almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, etc) and some sugar and 2 kinds of chocolate you can make the most unreal chocolate frosting ever!
14 Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
I love a good layer of vanilla buttercream frosting on top of my recipes. A good vanilla extract is essential for this recipe as it is the main flavor and I share some of my favorites in the recipe.
For a sweet treat, these candy recipes are great no bake desserts or require just a minimal amount of cooking to get just right. Great for around Halloween for some dairy-free recipes.
15 Sunbutter Cups
These two-bite sunbutter cups are similar to other peanut butter cups, but only without the dairy and without the nuts! I like to eat them after chilling in the fridge.
16 Dairy Free Fudge
Made with simple ingredients from the grocery store, this fudge recipe is just as thick and delicious as the ones filled with dairy, but this one won’t give you a tummy ache.
17 Christmas Fudge
How can you make fudge even better? Adding crushed peppermint to it! The combo of chocolate and mint is not only a classic flavor profile, it is one that you can’t stop nibbling on. This is a family favorite recipe of mine!
If you thought you’d have a hard time to bake cookies without milk, I’m happy to change your mind! These cookies are made with delicious dairy free ingredients and a lot of vegan options, including things like flax eggs.
18 Chocolate Chip Cookies
The most quintessential of all cookies, these chocolate chip cookies are not only dairy free, they are egg free, soy free, nut free, and more! The perfect cookie to make for those with food allergies or other dietary restrictions. Includes allergy substitutions and variations so everyone can enjoy.
19 Sunbutter Cookies
If you are allergic to dairy and avoiding peanut butter, these cookies are for you! Made with sun butter, they are thick and chewy and just downright delicious.
Filled with sugar, spice, and everything nice, these dairy free snickerdoodle cookies are soft, pillowly, and melt in your mouth good.
21 No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
A great little snack for after school or work, these no bake chocolate chip cookie dough bites are filled with dairy free chocolate chips and wholesome oats.
22 Vegan Vanilla Spritz Cookies
A Christmas classic cookie, these dairy free spritz are super quick to make and sprinkle for holiday parties.
23 Vegan Chocolate Spritz Cookies
A chocolate twist on a classic cookie recipe.
24 Chewy Ginger Cookies
Thin but chewy, these vegan ginger molasses cookies are filled with warm spices and just everything you love about the holiday season. I’ve made these for years now and they are one of the first cookies to be devoured!
25 Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Make a whole family of these vegan gingerbread cookies! The dough is easy to work with for cut out cookies. Includes a simple icing recipe to decorate your gingerbread men, women, trees, snowflakes, and more.
26 Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
All the delicious flavors of chocolate chip cookies in an easy to make chocolate chip cookie bar. Perfect for packing into lunch boxes!
Donuts and Cinnamon Rolls
The best part of waking up might be coffee, but it’s followed closely by donuts and cinnamon rolls!
27 S’mores Donuts
Everything you love about this classic summertime sweet rolled into a donut! Made with baked chocolate donuts, topped with marshmallow frosting and drizzled with chocolate ganache.
28 Pumpkin Donuts
Delicious and sweet pumpkin donuts are perfect for breakfast or a dessert! Filled with pumpkin and lots of spices like cinnamon and cloves.
29 Vanilla Donuts with Sprinkles
Classic vanilla donuts made without the dairy! Includes a sweet vanilla frosting and links to dairy free sprinkles.
30 Classic Chocolate Donuts
Simple and classic chocolate donuts made without the dairy! Includes a dark chocolate ganache frosting. Any chocolate lover will love these!
31 Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Classic vegan cinnamon rolls! These are the sweet treats that every brunch table needs.
32 Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
The perfect way to celebrate fall and winter at breakfast time! Soft and pillowy cinnamon rolls are spiced with pumpkin and cinnamon to make a warm and spicy treat.
Dairy Free Drinks
Seasonal beverages make everything better.
33 Pumpkin Spice Latte
Make your own Starbucks copycat recipe at home and without the dairy! Filled with real pumpkin and sweetened with your choice of sugar or maple syrup plus lots of spices!
34 Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate that is so simple to make but tastes 10x better than anything out of a box. This recipe is quick and comes together in only 5 minutes.
Homemade Ice Cream
I love ice cream and these are some of the best dairy-free ice creams around! Plus, no ice cream maker is required for any of them.
35 Chocolate Nice Cream
This isn’t your normal nice cream recipe, it’s the ultimate! Made with a base of frozen bananas and cocoa powder, the indulgence is amped up with the addition of coconut whipped cream. This is one you totally don’t want to miss.
36 S’mores Nice Cream
Based on my nice cream recipe, but this time with a s’mores twist!
37 Strawberry Shortcake Bars
Everything you love about the strawberry shortcake bars, but in a dairy free and lactose free form! Freeze dried strawberries make this dessert surprisingly easy to mix up. The hardest part about this recipe is waiting for them to chill.
38 Coffee Popsicles
Enjoy a cold brew coffee in a popsicle! Filled with real cold brew, these quick and easy popsicles are a delicious treat.
Pies and Puddings
Making a creamy texture for your pies and puddings is so simple. With pies and puddings, there is a dessert for every occasion.
39 Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pies are normally loaded with dairy products, but not this pie! It’s loaded with lots of pumpkin, lots of spice, and turns out creamy and delicious every time!
40 Blueberry Pie with Frozen Blueberries
Super easy blueberry pie filling that you make on the stove before baking into a pie! This extra step ensures that you have a perfect fruit filled pie every time.
41 Apple Pie with Crumb Topping
A totally classic Dutch Apple Pie with crumb topping is the perfect pie for just about anything! Totally gluten free, nut free, and vegan recipe.
42 Peach Pie with Canned Peaches
Make a peach pie anytime of the year with this peach pie filling with canned peaches!
43 Chocolate Pudding Pie
Rich, smooth, and one of those desserts that you just can’t stop at one bite! Try to get chocolate that has a cocoa of less than 64% for the smoothest texture.
44 Vanilla Pudding
Made with just 5 ingredients, this is a yummy dairy free, egg free, gluten free, and nut free dessert. Keep it simple with vanilla or try one of the many variations listed in the recipe to always keep it interesting.
45 Chocolate Pudding
This chocolate pudding is made on the stovetop with super simple ingredients, making it a decadent dessert you can mix up anytime!
Finally, the sauce to top it all off!
46 Dairy Free Caramel Sauce
Who knew that 3 ingredients could make the most amazing dairy free caramel sauce ever?! Seriously, you need to make this to drizzle over top of everything from ice cream to apple pie or dipping apple slices into.
47 Dairy Free Chocolate Sauce
5 ingredients mixed together to make this easy, quick, and delicious chocolate sauce! No cooking required, just mix and pour away.
48 Blueberry Sauce
Need a quick topping for pancakes that is different from maple syrup? You’ve got to try out this blueberry sauce! Pour over pancakes, ice cream, or top a dairy free cheesecake.
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