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5 Decadent Vegan Desserts

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5 Decadent Vegan Desserts

One common misconception about a vegan diet is that it’s about depriving yourself. This doesn’t have to be true at all! It’s easy as (vegan) pie to whip up cruelty-free desserts that even your omnivore friends will drool over.

When I think “decadent dessert,” chocolate almost immediately springs to mind, so several of these desserts are deliciously chocolatey. When I tell folks that I’m vegan, they often marvel that I had the willpower to give up chocolate. In fact, many good-quality chocolates don’t contain any animal products at all. You don’t need milk to make dark chocolate, and there are even companies that make vegan milk chocolates, if that’s your preference.

There are lots of vegan chocolates out there, you just need to do a little bit of label-reading to make sure the chocolate you’re buying doesn’t contain milk, milk fat, butter fat, or other animal ingredients that chocolate makers sometimes sneak in. Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips are vegan, for example, and Endangered Species dark chocolate bars are vegan (and delicious!)

Does all of this talk about chocolate have you craving some dessert? Here are 5 recipes for delicious sweet treats that don’t call for animal ingredients!

>>Next: Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Vegan Baking

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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1:14AM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Thanks for the Recipes :)

12:46AM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Thanks.

11:29AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

yummy

9:51AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

Sounds real good! Will give some of these recipes a go when summer arrives in December.
Love and Peace go with you.

4:45AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

cheers

5:32PM PDT on Aug 29, 2013

yummy yum

3:02AM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

9:57AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:50PM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

I went vegan a few months back and have finally figured out my groove. I know what I like for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But, I'm always a little confused about dessert. Thank you so much for these ideas. I'm looking forward to trying the coconut Icecream and the Vegan Pie. My parents recently brought home some fresh locally grown peaches and I've been looking at vegan-friendly recipes for them. I think they would taste delicious in your pie recipe. I just made some peach sherbet with this recipe: http://www.forkstofeet.com/2013/06/vegan-peach-sherbet-recipe.html
Where do you buy your coconut milk? Does Whole Foods carry good coconut milk. This is one thing I haven't bought yet. Thanks for all of your help and I look forward to following some more of your recipes :)

9:58PM PDT on May 29, 2013

I don't understand what this means: "Heat the coconut milk in a double boiler, then stir in the chocolate chips and coconut oil until everything is completely combined." If you are going to combine it all why would you need a double boiler? Someone please explain. Thanks

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Thank you, thank you!! I recently saw an interview where someone for the FDA said labeling for GMOs …

Thanks for sharing the tips.

Flipping evil humans. Horrible how these beautiful animals are treated.

thanks for sharing

If I drank coffee, I surely would use some of these suggestions.

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