Who doesn’t love Italian desserts? They’re full of flavor and have amazing textures, but many aren’t vegan. Don’t fret, though—just take a look at our favorite vegan Italian desserts that preserve all of the rich, authentic flavors of the classics.
At Pride Enjoy, we offer a range of vegan and gluten-free baked goods. We want everyone to be able to enjoy their favorite foods!
1. Italian Rainbow Cookies
Cookies are an easy yet deliciously satisfying dessert option. At Pride Enjoy, we are thrilled to offer several dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan cookie options like our Italian Rainbow Cookies ! In between the multiple layers of almond-flavored cake, you’ll enjoy a burst of sweet raspberry jam and a light coat of semi-sweet chocolate. Since these cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, anybody can enjoy this mouth-watering treat, making them one of our favorite vegan Italian desserts!
2. Baked Apples
Baked apples are tasty and very customizable. All you need to make them are four apples of your choice, 1/5 cup of chopped raisins, 1/5 cup of brown sugar, and cinnamon powder.
To begin, core the apples all the way to the bottom. Then, add one teaspoon of raisins inside each apple. Next, add one teaspoon of brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Or, include your favorite filling! Lastly, bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.
3. Watermelon Granita
This watermelon granita is perfect for those hot summer days. It’s bursting with flavor and offers something cool and refreshing! To make it, all you need is six cups of cubed watermelon, three juiced limes, and ⅓ cup of vegan sugar.
The first step in making this dessert is to combine all the ingredients together in a blender and blend on high until everything is smooth. Then, place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl and drain your mixture. Discard the pulp. After that, place the liquid into a dish and freeze. Lastly, once it’s frozen, scrape the granita into little crumbles, and serve!
4. Peaches & Wine
Peaches and wine are another great refreshing dessert for the summer. To create it, you’ll need one pound of peaches cut into slices, ½ bottle of your preferred wine, two teaspoons of lemon juice, and one teaspoon of vegan sugar.
First, wash the peaches, cut them into slices, and dip them in the lemon juice. Second, put the wine in a bowl and add the sugar. Third, add the peaches and any leftover lemon juice. Finally, cover the bowl, place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours, and serve it chilled!
5. Baked Figs with Almonds
Baked figs with almonds are a wonderful dessert for those who want something that is simple yet delicious. To make a batch of one dozen baked figs, you will need 24 dried figs, 24 almonds, and one entire lemon peel cut into small pieces. That's it!
To make them, wash the figs in warm water and dry them. Second, butterfly all the figs and add some pieces of the lemon peel on each fig. Lastly, add an almond on each side and cover them with another fig. Press them together, bake them at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour, and they’re ready to be enjoyed!
6. Pears Poached in Red Wine
Pears poached in red wine are a light and elegant—a classic Italian desert that’s also vegan and gluten-free. Ingredients for this dish include four pears, one bottle of red wine, one cup of water, one cup of vegan sugar, ⅙ Inch of cinnamon stick, one vanilla bean, two-star anise, and one lemon.
First, add wine, water, sugar, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean and the star anise to a saucepan. Place over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves and comes to a boil. When this occurs, reduce the heat.
Second, cut a slice off of the bottom of each pear, then place them in a bowl with cool water and lemon juice. Third, add the pears to the poaching liquid, making sure to turn the fruit every few minutes. After 25 to 40 minutes, remove the pairs and place them in a glass bowl. You can then pour the poaching syrup over them, then refrigerate up to 48 hours before serving!
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Everyone has occasional cravings for something sweet. If you’re looking for desserts that are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and allergen-friendly, consider the delicious options available at Pride Enjoy. Order our delicious treats today!