25 Vegan Summer Dessert Recipes

A roundup of 25 of the most delicious, refreshing, light, fruity and frozen vegan summer dessert recipes! With lots of gluten-free and no-bake options, these recipes are easy to make and incredibly delicious, perfect for summer barbecue or garden party!
selection of summery vegan desserts.

25 VEGAN DESSERTS PERFECT FOR SUMMER

Whether you love to cool down with a frozen popsicle, creamy homemade dairy-free ice cream or prefer to snack on fruity cheesecake bars. Or maybe you’d like to bake a show-stopping tropical tart to bring to a barbecue, this round up has the perfect dessert for you! With lots of gluten-free options, these recipes are easy to make and incredibly delicious!


1. PASSION FRUIT TART

Vegan Passion Fruit Tart

A sweet and vibrant passion fruit curd filling on top of a gluten-free shortbread crust. This vegan tart is the perfect summer treat!
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vegan passionfruit curd tart

If you love tropical flavours this tart is perfect for you! The sweet passion fruit curd filling is vibrant, refreshing and smooth – made with orange juice and passion fruit pulp for a delicious fresh and tropical flavour!


2. STRAWBERRY SLUSHIES

Strawberry Slushies (Vegan)

A refreshing sweet strawberry frozen drink made with strawberries and kombucha.
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2 strawberry slushie drinks with marshmallow topping on a cooling rack.

Vegan Strawberry slushie

These strawberry slushies with Italian meringue frosting are the perfect treat for these warmer summer evenings.


3. PIÑA COLADA POPSICLES

Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles

Refreshing and delicious piña colada ice lollies that taste like dole whip. Vegan-friendly and made with just a 4 ingredients.
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Pina colada ice lollies

With less than a handful of ingredients these dairy-free pina colada popsicles are perfect for warm sunny days and take very little effort to make!


4. MANGO ICE CREAM

Vegan Mango Ice Cream

Delicious Vegan Mango Ice Cream made with just 3 ingredients. This recipe is easy to make, gluten-free and nut-free, and perfect for summer!
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dairy free mango ice cream

Juicy, sweet and fruity mango and creamy rich coconut give this ice-cream the perfect flavour and texture. What’s more, it’s made using just three ingredients!


5. NO-BAKE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE BARS

Vegan No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Deliciously creamy vanilla cheesecake with intensely fragrant macerated strawberries on top of an oaty coconut crust. These easy to make bars taste like summer in a dessert, and are every strawberries and cream lovers' dream.
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no bake strawberry cheesecake bars

Make the most of strawberry season with these creamy vegan no-bake strawberry cheesecake bars. The dreamiest vanilla cheesecake on an oaty coconut crust topped with sweet and fragrant macerated strawberry jelly. These vegan cheesecake bars are easy to put together and don’t require any baking.


6. VEGAN SNICKERS ICE CREAM BARS

Vegan Snickers Ice Cream Bars

Better than the originals! Creamy dairy-free vanilla peanut ice cream topped with salted peanut caramel, roasted peanuts and covered in thick dairy-free chocolate.
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vegan snickers ice cream bars

These copycat vegan snickers ice cream bars are so much better than the originals! If you make only one dessert this summer, let this be it!


7. VEGAN LEMON MASCARPONE TART

Vegan Lemon Mascarpone Tart

This vegan lemon mascarpone tart is simple, creamy and delicious, perfect for citrus season! The creamy filling is flavoured with homemade lemon curd, all topped on a shortbread crust. The perfect tangy, sweet and creamy dessert!
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vegan lemon tart

If you’re looking for a refreshing spring or summer dessert then look no further than this homemade lemon mascarpone tart! The smooth dairy-free “mascarpone” filling is flavoured with zingy and sweet homemade egg-free lemon curd, making this tart the perfect combination of creamy and fresh. The crust of the tart is a shortbread pastry that gives the perfect crunch in contrast to that creamy filling!


8. STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM BARS

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Bars

Creamy dairy-free strawberry and coconut ice cream. Fresh and perfect for summer, these ice cream bars are gluten-free and easy to make.
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Strawberry magnum

Berry season is here, so it’s the perfect time to try these summery vegan strawberry ice cream bars. Made with just a few simple ingredients, these ice cream bars are a healthy alternative to shop bought ice creams. The coconut milk base gives them a creamy texture, perfect when paired with seasonal sweet strawberries.


9. LEMON CHEESECAKE BARS (N-BAKE)

Vegan Lemon Cheesecake Bars (No-Bake)

Creamy lemon cheesecake with zingy lemon curd on a toasted coconut oat base. These no-bake bars are easy to make and can be adapted as gluten-free. The perfect refreshing dessert for any occasion!
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easy lemon cheesecake bars

These vegan lemon cheesecake bars are an absolute must for lemon dessert lovers. They are incredibly zingy and bursting with fresh lemon flavour as well as an undertone of creamy vanilla from the cheesecake layer.


10. RUM RAISIN ICE CREAM

Rum Raisin Ice Cream (Vegan)

Luxuriously creamy and decadent vanilla ice cream studded with boozy rum raisins. This recipe is dairy-free and refined sugar free!
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vegan Rum raisin ice cream

This ice cream is creamy and rich, it has a melt in the mouth consistency and juicy deep flavoured sweet caramel-y raisins. All of that followed by a heavy boozy punch of dark rum, perfection.


11. RASPBERRY RIPPLE SALTED CARAMEL MAGNUM ICE CREAMS

Vegan Raspberry Ripple Salted Caramel Magnum Ice Creams

These vegan magnum ice cream bars are extremely addictive! Fruity raspberry-ripple and creamy ice cream paired with sweet salted caramel and a crisp rich chocolate outer shell. Just one bite and you will be in vegan ice-cream heaven, promise!
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Salted caramel raspberry ripple magnums

The fruit and creamy raspberry-ripple pairs so well with the sweet caramel and crisp rich chocolate outer shell. Just one bite and you will be in vegan ice-cream heaven, promise!


12. STRAWBERRY SHORTBREAD CHEESECAKE

Vegan Strawberry Shortbread Cheesecake

Deliciously creamy vanilla cheesecake with fragrant macerated strawberries on a gluten-free shortbread base. This cheesecake is creamy and rich while being refreshing and fruity.
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strawberry shortbread cheesecake

This cheesecake has it all, a buttery shortbread crust that’s gluten-free and baked to perfection. A creamy vanilla cheesecake filling that melts in the mouth, and sweet strawberries in syrup to top it off. The strawberries are macerated in sugar which creates a sweet syrup and intensifies their flavour.


13. PISTACHIO ICE CREAM

Vegan Pistachio Ice Cream

The vibrant colour, the sweet nutty flavour and fragrant aroma of pistachios shines through in this ice cream. This recipe will have you in pistachio heaven. The texture is incredibly creamy, thanks to a combination of the soaked pistachios and coconut milk.
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vegan pistachio ice cream

The creamiest, most flavourful vegan pistachio ice cream that’s made with just a few ingredients. An all time favourite here!


14. PASSIONFRUIT ICE CREAM

Passionfruit Ice Cream (Vegan)

Tropical passionfruit ice cream with hints of vanilla and mango served with passionfruit coulis
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VEGAN PASSION FRUIT ICE CREAM

This passionfruit ice cream is bursting with flavour and takes just a few ingredients to make! Covered with a delicious passion fruit coulis it’s pure tropical heaven!


15. RHUBARB CUSTARD TART

Vegan Rhubarb Custard Tart

This delicious vegan Rhubarb Custard Tart has a creamy vanilla custard filling with sweet tart rhubarb on a gluten-free shortbread crust. This tart is perfect for making the most of rhubarb season!
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vegan rhubarb custard tart

Tangy rhubarb and sweet syrup on top of creamy custard in a crisp shortbread tart shell. This recipe is perfect for making the most out of rhubarb season.


16. PIÑA COLADA ICE CREAM

Pina Colada Ice Cream (Vegan)

Tropical creamy dairy-free ice-cream with flavours of pineapple, coconut and a hint of dark rum.
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Dairy free Piña Colada Ice cream


17. MANGO PASSIONFRUIT TART (NO-BAKE)

Vegan Mango Passionfruit Tart (No-Bake)

A creamy, zesty and creamy mango tart with passion fruit. This tart is vegan-friendly and no-bake.
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Mango passionfruit tart

Fruity mango and passion fruit tart that’s bursting with tropical flavour!


18. SALTED CARAMEL COCONUT ICE CREAM (NO-CHURN)

Vegan Salted Caramel Coconut Ice Cream (No-Churn)

No need for an ice cream maker, this recipe comes together with just four ingredients and is incredibly easy to make. You won't believe it's dairy-free, soya-free and nut-free.
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no churn salted caramel dairy free coconut ice-cream

A no-churn dairy free salted caramel ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream maker!


19. STRAWBERRY VANILLA MAGNUM ICE CREAMS

Vegan Strawberry Vanilla Magnum Ice Creams

Vanilla magnum ice-cream bars with sweet homemade strawberry jam and a dark chocolate shell. These magnums are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and easy to make.
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Strawberry vanilla chocolate magnum ice cream bars

A thick layer of easy homemade strawberry jam and creamy dairy-free vanilla ice cream in a dark chocolate shell!


20. MANGO CHEESECAKE BARS (NO-BAKE)

Vegan Mango Cheesecake Bars

The most delicious creamy vanilla lime cheesecake topped with sweet juicy mango curd on a toasted coconut crust. These Vegan Mango Cheesecake Bars are no-bake and gluten-free.
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mango cheesecake

These summery treats are packed full of flavour from the toasted coconut crust, to the creamy lime filling and tropical sweet mango topping. These bars are perfect to prepare a big batch to keep to hand in your freezer for spring and summer snacking.


21. LEMON RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE

Vegan Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake (No-Bake)

A zesty lemon cheesecake studded with fresh raspberries on top of a coconut shortbread base. This gluten-free, vegan-friendly and no-bake recipe is easy to make and free from refined sugar.
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VEGAN LEMON CCHEESECAKE

This summery cake is no-bake, so you won’t even need to turn on the oven to make it. It’s also free from gluten and refined sugars making it suitable for those who have allergies, intolerances or are avoiding processed foods.


22. PINEAPPLE COCONUT PANNA COTTA TART

Vegan Pineapple Coconut Panna Cotta Tart

This Vegan Panna Cotta Tart combines tropical flavours of piña colada with layers of coconut panna cotta and pineapple curd jelly on top of a shortbread crust. This dairy-free dessert is perfect for spring and summer gatherings, or for a special occasion. 
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vegan panna cotta tart

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing tart that’s bursting with fresh summer flavours, look no further, this Pineapple Coconut Panna Cotta Tart has got you covered! The tropical piña colada flavours will whisk you away on an instant virtual sun holiday. 


23. PEANUT BUTTER MAGNUM ICE CREAMS

Vegan Peanut Butter Magnum Ice Creams

These nutty, chocolate-y, creamy ice-creams are a real treat. For any nutella or peanut lovers out there these are a must! I was pleasantly surprised how well the chocolate, hazelnut and peanut flavours paired together.
If you suffer from a specific nut allergy, feel free to play around with the recipe and interchange ingredients to suit your requirements. For example, you can substitute both the hazelnut and peanut butter with alternative ingredients such as sunflower seed butter, tahini, cashew butter or almond butter.
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peanut butter ice cream bars on cooling rack.

Hazelnut and peanut butter magnum ice creams

These nutty, chocolate-y, creamy ice-creams are a real treat. For any nutella or peanut lovers out there these are a must! I was pleasantly surprised how well the chocolate, hazelnut and peanut flavours paired together.


24. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ICE CREAM

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream (Vegan)

The base of the ice-cream tastes just like a strawberry milkshake! You could even drink it straight from the blender if that's your thing. The addition of freeze dried strawberries intensifies that fresh strawberry flavour while the coconut milk base gives a creamy and airy texture to the ice-cream. This ice-cream is perfect if you're looking to use up the last of those summer strawberries!
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Strawberry shortcake ice cream

The base of the ice-cream tastes just like a strawberry milkshake! You could even drink it straight from the blender if that’s your thing. The addition of freeze dried strawberries intensifies that fresh strawberry flavour while the coconut milk base gives a creamy and airy texture to the ice-cream.


25. RASPBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Vegan Raspberry White Chocolate Mousse

Fluffy and light vegan raspberry white chocolate mousse. This recipe is completely nut-free, dairy-free and egg-free and uses aquafaba to create a bubbly airy mousse that's incredibly delicious!
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vegan raspberry mousse

This light and refreshing mousse is perfect for spring and summer, and to make the most of berry season! The mousse is sweet and airy and paired with a tart raspberry coulis, is a match made in heaven. Great for when you’re looking for a dessert that’s on the lighter side.


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