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What's not to love about vegan desserts? They're sweet and delicious, just like desserts should be! Just about any of your favorite desserts can be made completely dairy-free. Browse through this inspiring collection of vegan sweets to find the perfect finish to your meal.

1. Vegan pies

Vegan pies can be incredibly easy to whip up in a blender using silken tofu as a base. If you haven't tried this technique, I heartily recommend you try one of the super easy pie recipes listed below. By using a vegan pie crust, you can make most fruit-based pies vegan as well for a classic all-American dessert. Here's a few recipes to try:

2. Vegan cookies

There's at least as many kinds of cookies as there are cultures on this planet, and nearly every single one of them can be the perfect homemade vegan dessert, if you use and egg substitute and a non-dairy milk. Here's a few of my personal favorite easy vegan cookie recipes:

3. Vegan cheesecakes

I absolutely LOVE vegan cheesecake! I think I love just about all vegan desserts, but I certainly have a bit of a special relationship with vegan cheesecake. A good recipe will come surprisingly close to a real cheesecake. Drizzle the top with a bit of chocolate or fruit sauce for extra flavor, and you'll impress your friends for certain. If you're sharing, that is! Here's a few perfect vegan cheesecakes for the perfect vegan dessert:

4. Ice cream and popsicles

Delicious vegan sorbets can be made at home without an ice cream maker quite easily. Most recipes call for fruit, sugar, a thickener such as corn starch or simple syrup, and little else. Here's a few ice cream, sorbet and frozen popsicle recipes to try:

5. Vegan fudge

Just thinking about fudge makes me smile. It also makes my teeth hurt just a little bit. There's just about nothing I can think of that's so decadent, so indulgent and yet still so simple to make as a dessert at home. Here's a few dairy-free vegan fudge recipes to try:

6. Vegan cake recipes

A friend of mine used to bake cakes to bring to business meetings. She'd hop on the subway with her briefcase and cake platter, show up to the boardroom, hotel bar or whatnot and offer everyone a slice. You can bet she left a great impression! Vegan cakes are usually lower in fat since they're egg-free and dairy-free, and occasionally they're a bit heavier, but they always taste just as good. Here's a few vegan cake recipes if you're looking for the perfect vegan dessert idea:

7. Vegan custard, pudding and mousse recipes

They may not be the most trendy of the various vegan desserts on offer these days, but from an old-fashioned homemade coconut pudding to a Thanksgiving pumpkin pudding, there's so many ways to enjoy one of these creamy vegan desserts. An added bonus? Many vegan pudding and mousse recipes are made with tofu as a base, so they're low in fat and provide a healthy dose of soy protein. Here's a few to choose from:
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