35 Vegan Summer Dessert Recipes that are Fresh and Fruity

These fresh and fruity Vegan Summer Dessert Recipes are the perfect way to enjoy seasonal produce on those hot days. Take these tasty treats with you to any potluck or garden party or just enjoy them at home by yourself (you don’t have to share;-) ).

Looking for something savory in the heat? Try these tasty vegan Summer recipes.


Vegan Summer Dessert Recipes

These Vegan Summer Dessert Recipes are fresh and fruity - the perfect way to enjoy seasonal produce on those hot days. Take these tasty treats with you to any potluck or garden party or just enjoy them at home by yourself (it's fine if you don't want to share;-) ). | Plantcake #vegan #veganrecipes


1. Apricot Tart

Apricot Tart
Photo: Klara’s Life

With its flaky crust, orange sherbet coloring and dive-in-right-now texture, this apricot tart calls forth memories of Ambrosia, the mythic food of the gods in Greek and Roman cultures. Each bite is a little bit of culinary magic.


2. Blackberry Coconut Panna Cotta

Blackberry Coconut Panna Cotta
Photo: Vibrant Plate

We’re told that “panna cotta” means “cooked cream” in Italian, and when it comes time to find a dessert that fairly melts like ice cream on your tongue, it’s hard to beat the addicting dollops of lusciousness in this blackberry coconut variety.


3. Mango Yogurt Cake with Passion Fruit

Mango Yogurt Cake with Passion Fruit
Photo: NM Meiyee

If you’re looking for easy peasy plus pure sweetness equals Divine tropical summer desserts, then look no further than this mango yogurt cake with passion fruit. Replace your coffee cake with this sweet dessert when you want the texture and character of cake, but without the heaviness.


4. Pineapple Meringue Pie

Pineapple Meringue Pie
Photo: The Baking Explorer

This pineapple meringue pie takes a cue from the ancient alchemists. Through your own alchemical transformation, you, too, can transform the chickpea aquafaba into a delish vegan meringue that tastes every bit as good as its non-vegan counterpart, but that’s so much better for you.


5. Strawberry Yogurt Tart

Strawberry Yogurt Tart
Photo: NM Meiyee

If you want a vegan recipe that makes you feel more royal than the Queen of Hearts, then look no further than this strawberry yogurt tart. The tangy, yet sweet custard of the tart gets its oomph from your favorite non-dairy yogurt and garden-fresh berries. When you need the royal treatment, this is your go-to dessert.


6. Lavender Rose Baked Donuts

Lavender Rose Baked Donuts
Photo: Healthy Slow Cooking

A rose by any other name might be a donut. More specifically, it might be a cake donut that’s infused with a little rose water before being lightly dusted with a bit of culinary fairy dust for good measure. It’s so good!


7. Maple Lavender Ice Cream

Maple Lavender Ice Cream
Photo: The Floured Kitchen

In this vegan dessert, you encounter all the innocent goodness you’ve come to expect from a summer ice cream cone as well as the tastebud surprise that comes from combining the flavors of winter – the maple – with the flavors of spring – the lavender. Mmm…


8. Peaches and Cream Donuts

Peaches and Cream Donuts
Photo: Cookie Named Desire

For the times when you just can’t seem to choose between a light-on-the-palate dessert, like peaches and cream, or a little something, shall we say, naughtier, like donuts, there’s the peaches and cream donut. Drizzled with homemade peach icing, this baked donut holds the spirit of summer in every bite.


9. Blueberry Tart

Blueberry Tart
Photo: The Tasty K

Blueberries: If they were any more super, they’d leap over tall buildings in a single bound, and in this dessert, your taste buds will leap into the glory of seasonal blueberries backed by a flaky, crusty cape.


10. Strawberry and Lime Cake

Strawberry and Lime Cake
Photo: The Baking Fairy

The Crown Jewels of England never looked quite as fabulous or quite as yummy as this strawberry-dressed lime cake. Rich, fluffy frosting tops the cake like the points of a crown, while jewel-toned strawberries add a bit of sweet to the lime’s sour.


11. Matcha Cheese Tart

Matcha Cheese Tart
Photo: NM Meiyee

This vegan summer dessert, like this matcha cheese tart, would be as at home on the dinner tables of Italy as it would be in a tea ceremony in a Zen monastery. It’s a truly enlightening taste experience.


12. Lemon Blueberry Cake

Lemon Blueberry Cake
Photo: The Banana Diaries

Wanna know what’s even better than the taste of this lemon blueberry cake? A lemon blueberry cake with the ooey-est, gooey-est vegan buttercream frosting sprinkled with plump seasonal blueberries that your mouth could ever hope for. It’s so good!


13. Rhubarb Custard Tart

Rhubarb Custard Tart
Photo: This Vibrant World

This vegan summer dessert has the power to “unwilt” you, even on the hottest of days. It offers you a smooth blend of light, creamy custard, topped with rhubarb and a buttery-flavored crust that’s so tasty you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s not vegan.


14. Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza
Photo: Vegan Blueberry

In this summer dessert, sugar cookies have leveled up a notch by providing a sweet and chewy crust for what has to be the yummiest pizza you’ve had in a while. Topped with a generous lathering of cream cheese frosting and an explosion of seasonal fruity bliss, this vegan fruit pizza tastes great any time of the year.


15. Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes

Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes
Photo: Crumb Top Baking

Eating these delectable cupcakes, you will feel like you are crusing on the Caribbean.


16. Black Sesame Ice Cream with Strawberry Swirl

Black Sesame Ice Cream with Strawberry Swirl
Photo: Snixy Kitchen

When you’re hankering for a little sweet and saucy, look no further than this black sesame ice cream with a swirl of vodka-infused strawberries. With no prompting at all, you’ll open sesame and let this deliciousness slide down the hatch!


17. Blackberry Chocolate Cake

Blackberry Chocolate Cake
Photo: The Curious Chickpea

When you make this vegan blackberry chocolate cake, no Alice-in-Wonderland-eat-me sign will be required to make this cake disappear. The addition of dollops of lavender blackberry jam in between its layers ensures that you’ll be back for seconds of this wonder-ful cake.


18. Lavender Aquafaba Meringues

Lavender Aquafaba Meringues
Photo: Very Vegan Val

Aquafaba, the uncommonly good secret ingredient behind many vegan dishes, strikes again in these nearly bite-sized lavender meringues, and if the delish meringue doesn’t entice you to take the first bite, then the gentle swirls of purple flourish certainly will!


19. Coconut Lime Trifles

Coconut Lime Trifles
Photo: The Baking Fairy

If we can say so ourselves, these coconut lime trifles are anything but trifle. Layers of vegan sponge cake mixed with plump seasonal fruits, like dragonfruit, strawberries, kiwis and blood oranges, add up to big summertime flavor.


20. Strawberry Lemonade Tart

Strawberry Lemonade Tart
Photo: Bakerita

Few things say “summer” like a frosty glass of tangy strawberry lemonade, and by our way of thinking, if a refreshing glass o’ lemonade tastes good, then a whole pie made to mimic this summer treat’s essence must taste better. It’s cool all the way down!


21. Lavender Lemonade Popsicles

Lavender Lemonade Popsicles
Photo: Salt and Lavender

Remember when you were a kid and couldn’t wait to get home from the local pool to indulge in a fruity popsicle as an after-swim snack? Well, these lavender lemonade ‘sicles offer you a grown-up version of your favorite childhood treat. No dip in the pool is required.


22. Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Peaches and Cream Popsicles
Photo: The Wooden Skillet

When you bite into these sweet peaches and cream popsicles, you get a bite of the sunkissed flavor of orchard-free peaches in every bite. Summer desserts don’t get much fresher or more delightful than this.


23. White Chocolate Panna Conna Tart

White Chocolate Panna Conna Tart
Photo: NM Meiyee

If you simply can’t get enough of the sweet, light taste of white chocolate, then you’ll want to sink your fork into this explosion of white chocolate and seasonal fruits. The only thing more enticing than your first bite of this tart is the second one. Yum!


24. Blueberry Donuts

Blueberry Donuts
Photo: Heather Christo

Imagine what it would smell like to walk among a field of blueberry bushes – oh, the temptation of that scent! Now, imagine that instead of blueberries, the bushes grew blueberry donuts. Yeah. That’s what these donuts taste like. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


25. Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Photo: Well-fed Soul

Imagine going to your favorite dessert place and trying to decide between pretty much everything on the menu. Will you have ice cream? Will you have cookies? Maybe you’ll take blackberry cheesecake? Why choose? When you make this blueberry cheesecake ice cream you can have them all.


26. Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes
Photo: The Loopy Whisk

Like most of the best vegan desserts, this lemon poppy seed cupcake recipe is a surprise within a surprise within a surprise. From the thick layer of poppyseed-decorated cream cheese frosting right down to gooey burst of lemony goodness in the center, this is one surprise you won’t mind at all.


27. Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Photo: Be Plant Well

Around the fall holidays, brightly-colored gift tins of shortbread cookies abound. But when you know how to make these awe-inspiring lemon lavender shortbread cookies, you don’t need to wait for the holiday tins to come out. It’s Christmas in July when you break out this recipe.


28. Strawberry Peach Pie Sorbet

Strawberry Peach Pie Sorbet
Photo: Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate

On the days when you want something summery sweet, but don’t have the patience to dig through half your pantry and all of your freezer just to whip up a dessert, may we suggest this? With only six main ingredients, you can whip up this strawberry peach pie sorbet at lunch and eat it by dinnertime.


29. Lavender Cake with Lemon Drizzle

Lavender Cake with Lemon Drizzle
Photo: Peaceful Dumpling

Who knew that such lovely things could come from a bouquet of lavender and handful of lemons, but it’s true, and this light summer cake proves it. The cake, which is ever so slightly flavored with hints of lavender and fresh lemons, blossoms with flavor on your tongue.


30. Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes

Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes
Photo: Contentedness Cooking

When you’re hankering for the kind of breakfast that makes campfire cooking taste so good, then you’ll fire up the griddle to make these vegan ricotta blueberry pancakes. They add a touch of fluffy warmth to a cool summer morning.


31. Peach Walnut Muffins

Peach Walnut Muffins
Photo: Woman In Real Life

For the days when breakfast is on-the-go, it’s often a problem to find something vegan, healthy and delish to eat. That’s where these peach walnut muffins come to the rescue. Just toss a few in your bag and enjoy four-star dining on your commute.


32. Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake
Photo: Sarah Bakes G-Free

The sweet, wholesome crunch of this vegan blueberry coffee cake complements your dark French press coffee perfectly. It comes complete with a fresh blueberry jelly layer topped by to-die-for homemade rolled oats, reminding you why this tasty treat is a staple of continental breakfast.


33. Blackberry White Chocolate Magnums

Blackberry White Chocolate Magnums
Photo: Addicted to Dates

For all the things you gain by becoming vegan, it’s the giving up of your favorite foods, like ice cream bars, that makes the plant-based journey hard. It’s during these times that you’ll thank the vegan dessert gods for these blackberry white chocolate magnums.


34. Blueberry Frangipane Tarts

Blueberry Frangipane Tarts
Photo: Domestic Gothess

Just when you were starting to get worried that this list didn’t have enough vegan tart recipes to choose from, we decided to throw one more very worthy one in the mix. Layers of blueberries and sliced almonds will convince you to make room for just one more tart in your tummy.


35. Blueberry Banana Soft Serve

Blueberry Banana Soft Serve
Photo: Fit Foodie Finds

If you’ve ever eaten soft serve ice cream at the counter of a roadside diner on a hot, dusty summer day, then you know what a true oasis it is. For vegans, this blueberry banana soft serve N’ice cream is the same oasis in the desert as its dairy-based counterpart and much tastier than your standard vanilla soft serve.


More vegan dessert recipes for Summer:

vegan ice cream recipes no churn


vegan ice cream maker recipes


Vegan Strawberry Dessert Recipes


vegan lemon dessert recipes for Spring


vegan rose dessert recipes


vegan rhubarb recipes for Spring


What are your favorite Vegan Summer Dessert Recipes?

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