Non-Dairy Desserts

From cakes to cookies to puddings and pies, many of our favorite traditional desserts are loaded with dairy ingredients, which makes things difficult for home cooks who are new to cooking non-dairy dishes for their family and friends. Here are some favorite non-dairy desserts that will inspire you and help you find the right dish for the occasion!

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    Cakes

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    From birthday cakes to dairy-free cheesecakes, you'll find the best of the best lactose-free cake recipes out there in this collection of dairy-free cakes. Try these dairy-free baked cake doughnuts.

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    Cookies

    Vegan Cookies

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    Cookies, cookies, cookies! Some of the best treats to make for holidays and kids' parties are also some of the most difficult to find dairy-free. Unless you make them yourself.

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    Cupcakes

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    Easy to make, transport, and decorate, cupcakes are some of the best and most festive treats to add to your dessert tables. Many recipes call for butter, milk, and other dairy ingredients, but there are many tasty ways to make your cupcakes casein-free and delightful.

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    Puddings

    Vegan pudding

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    Perfect for packing in school lunches, enjoying as a sweet snack, or serving as a weeknight dessert, puddings are simple to prepare and delicious. Try making banana coconut pudding, butterscotch, chocolate coconut milk, and vanilla pudding.

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  • 05 of 05

    Vegan Desserts

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    For those of you in the dairy-free community who are dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan, baking and preparing non-baked desserts is just a little bit trickier. Although eggs are not dairy, they also are not vegan. This adds one more key ingredient to replace in many recipes, but it just so happens that some of all-time favorite sweets and treats can be vegan. You can make cakes and cupcakes, Christmas cookies, and desserts for kids. Here are some favorite vegan recipes that everyone, vegan or not, will love