I love coffee a little too much, even if I don’t actually have the caffeine tolerance to handle it. So what’s better than drinking coffee? Eating your coffee! You’ll love these 10 delicious vegan coffee desserts, from the old reliable coffee cake, to mocha parfaits and more coffee-inspired desserts that are suitable for vegans. With 10 easy vegan coffee desserts on this list, you’re bound to find something you love!
10 Easy Vegan Coffee Dessert Recipes
Dalgona Coffee was the dessert of lockdown, but banana bread may be a close second. For giving us something to do during lockdown, Dalgona Coffee deserves the first spot on this list of vegan coffee desserts. As everyone experimented in the kitchen because we didn’t have much else to do, Dalgona coffee was born on Tik Tok of all places, but it’s heavenly. It gets its name from Dalgona candy which is tastes like!
This whipped vegan coffee is also ideal for topping coffee cake or vegan coffee cupcakes.
Affogato is, in my opinion, a highly underrated dessert, it’s also probably one of the simplest vegan coffee desserts on this list. All you need for affogato is espresso and vanilla ice-cream. It’s that simple.
I make vegan affogato with Alpro’s vanilla ice-cream, but any vegan ice-cream will do. This easy vegan coffee dessert is perfect to cool down with for summer! The sweetness of the ice-cream perfectly complements the bitterness in the espresso. Don’t knock it till you try it!
I think frappe’s technically count as a dessert! There are a few kinds of vegan iced coffee’s you can make , but frappes are sweeter and thicker than most iced coffees which is what gives them a more dessert-y feel. They’re also very easy to make because it’s just a case of blending ice-cream, plant-based milk and coffee together until you basically get a coffee milkshake!
Coffee cake has been one of my favourite cakes since forever. I remember all the other kids at my birthday parties being disappointed that what looked like chocolate cake was coffee cake, and refusing to eat it! Thankfully, coffee cake can be made vegan and become one of your favourite vegan desserts. Check out this vegan coffee cake by Get Set Vegan.
Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Originally the idea of coffee covered coffee beans sounded disgusting to me, but don’t knock it till you try it! This easy vegan coffee dessert just requires two ingredients; dark chocolate and coffee beans! Melt the chocolate, and pour them into a small mould with coffee beans. There are commercial coffee chocolates out there, but it’s really hard to find them without milk, even when it’s dark chocolate. There was a phase where we were addicted to these and make them all the time!
The best dark chocolate to use is between 50-70% cocoa. Sweeter vegan dark chocolates work better because otherwise the bitterness of the coffee beans and of the extra dark chocolate is a bit much!
Tiramisu is one of the most popular coffee desserts ever, but the coffee isn’t the main feature like in coffee cake. This coffee dessert is made from ladyfingers that were dripped in coffee, and a layer of whipped eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese, and cocoa. This one is tricky to make vegan as you need to replace both the cheese and the eggs.
It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken came up with a vegan coffee dessert recipe with her own tiramisu which sounds heavenly.
I’ve always been a sucker for cappucino truffles, but it’s hard to find vegan cappucino truffes, which is why this vegan coffee dessert needs a recipe. The Humble Pedestrian’s recipe is unique because it contains avocado like avocado mousse, but I would trust her judgement because her chocolatey coffee truffles look amazing!
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to the day these become more commercially available, but in the meantime, if you have the time, you can make some vegan cappuccino truffles for yourself! Maybe you can sell them!
Lie tiramiu, parfait’s main ingredients are animal products so it’s not the easiest to veganise. French parfait’s are usually made with whipped cream and eggs, but it is possible to make it vegan and turn it into an easy vegan coffee dessert.
Dream Leaf make a vegan mocha parfait recipe with cashews, granola, and bananas that sounds incredible. Parfait is so easy to make, but they taste amazing! Sure, it’s not as easy as scoping ice-cream into an espresso shot, but this vegan coffee dessert is worth the extra effort!
Mocha Mousse is like eating a mocha. Mousse is so creamy and hits the spot in summer when you want a nice light dessert. If you don’t like avocado mousse, this might be the vegan mousse for you.
Go Dairy Free use coconut milk to make their vegan mocha mousse, but many other recipes use silken tofu so whichever recipe you go for just has to depend on whatever you already have in the kitchen! You can also just remove the coffee, and make a plain chocolate vegan mousse if you’re sick of these coffee-infused vegan desserts!
The last vegan coffee dessert recipe is a vegan coffee cheesecake. I’m normally not a cheesecake kind of person, but I was intruded by coffee flavoured cheesecake. I’m very much a chocolate person when it comes to dessert, but coffee cheesecake sounds too good to skip!
This is another recipe where the original dessert relies very heavily on animal products, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to veganize. The non-vegan ingredients normally found in cheesecake were replaced with coconut milk and dates, as seen in A Teaspoon of Sunshine’s recipe.
What do you think of these easy vegan coffee dessert recipes? What’s your favourite vegan coffee dessert, or have you tried any of these before? Personally, nothing will ever beat a good coffee cake for me! Maybe you can enjoy these vegan coffee desserts with a good cup of coffee for a double dose of caffeine!