A selection of my 27 Best-Rated Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Desserts! Read on for everything from gluten and dairy-free cookies and brownies to ice cream sandwiches, cakes, and more!
Table of contents
- Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Cakes and Cupcakes
- Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Cookies
- Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Brownies and Bars
- Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Fruit Desserts
- Gluten-Free And Dairy-Free No-Bake Recipes
- Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Donuts, Breads, Muffins, and More
- More Gluten-Free Desserts (with Dairy-Free Variations)
- More Dairy-Free Desserts (with Gluten-Free Variations)
Life with food allergies is hard enough, eating bland or boring food doesn't need to be part of it! For this reason, I have set out to create the best gluten-free and dairy-free desserts, proving that going sans gluten and dairy doesn't mean missing out on classic delights, comfort food, and baking therapy.
Below I am sharing my top 27 dairy-free and gluten-free desserts. Every one of these recipes has a 4.5-star review or higher, proving that whether you eat gluten and dairy or not, allergy-friendly desserts don't have to be lifeless, dry, gummy, or boring!
Instead, you will see that this list of recipes features beautiful, tasty, fluffy, creamy, rich, decadent, and indulgent recipes that even the most dairy-loving and gluten-enjoying folks will love. All of these recipes are hits not only in my household but in the homes of many of my readers. Which is going to be your next go-to?
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Cakes and Cupcakes
With a rich and chocolaty crumb and decadent sweet coconut frosting, this gluten-free German chocolate cake tastes like the traditional German Chocolate cake you know and love but without the allergens!
Expand your gluten and dairy-free dessert repertoire with this caramel apple upside down cake! With a dairy-free salted caramel sauce, fresh sweet apples, and a tender and moist cake sponge, there's nothing not to love about this dairy-free gluten-free dessert.
If you like lemon poppy muffins, you will love this cake! It's tart, sweet, buttery, and tender. Enjoy it with hot tea or a cup of fresh coffee!
Thanks to gluten-free flour and dairy-free sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk, this tres leches cake (also known as three milks cake), is a 100% dairy-free and gluten-free dessert recipe. Best of all, the taste is so authentic that no one will miss the milk!
Discover a new take on carrot cake! Made with roasted carrots and topped with a decadent brigadeiro frosting, this gluten-free and dairy-free dessert recipe is a fantastic addition to Easter dinner or any spring brunch spread!
Topped with smooth, creamy, and light frosting, these fluffy and light dairy-free vanilla cupcakes will become your new go-to recipe! They're ready in less than 15 minutes and made with pantry staples; talk about the perfect gluten and dairy-free dessert recipe!
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Cookies
Bet you can't have just one bite of these dairy-free chocolate chip cookies! They're so chewy, buttery, and chocolaty that even your gluten and dairy-eating friends will devour them!
Indulge in these vegan lemon thumbprint cookies, knowing that they are one of my top-rated vegan & gluten-free desserts! Featuring a buttery shortcrust cookie and luscious and silky 100% vegan lemon curd, these treats offer bite after bite of sunshine!
Not only are vegan coconut macaroons chewy, sweet, and nutty, but they are made with just 3, yes three, ingredients! Bring these to your next potluck, bake sale, or book club meeting for rave reviews!
These gluten-free and dairy-free cookies are a verified double chocolate delight! Stuffed with marshmallows and featuring black cocoa powder, they're ultra-chocolaty and perfect for kids of all ages!
This gluten and dairy-free dessert recipe is so abundantly gooey and chocolatey that unsuspecting eaters will never guess that they are made with chickpeas and are ultra-low in processed sugar! Perfect for picky eaters, kids, or anyone who is trying to eat more fiber and plant protein!
Beautiful holiday sugar cookies aren't just for our dairy and gluten-eating friends! In fact, these soft, sweet, and idyllically decorated cookies are a gluten-free and vegan dessert recipe that's made with absolutely no animal or wheat products! Talk about the perfect Easter treat!
Leftover cranberry sauce shines in dairy-free and gluten-free thumbprint cookies! Kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving leftovers, or simply make this dairy and gluten-free dessert recipe any time the craving hits!
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Brownies and Bars
Satisfy your peanut butter and chocolate cravings with a recipe you can feel great about enjoying! Better yet, these peanut butter oatmeal bars are made in one bowl with only common pantry staples!
15. Dairy-Free Fudge
Not only is this dairy-free fudge rich, chocolaty, and creamy but it's also vegan and naturally gluten-free. All you need to make this easy gluten-free and dairy-free dessert are a handful of ingredients and 5 minutes of time!
Calling all brownie lovers! Just because you can't eat gluten or dairy doesn't mean you can't tuck into a stack of the classic dessert! These dairy-free brownies are fudgy, gooey, and rich but without any unpleasant side effects. Talk about brownie perfection!
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Fruit Desserts
Delight in the early spring rhubarb harvest with this gluten-free rhubarb crisp! With a tender, crumbly, buttery, and surprisingly dairy-free streusel topping, this sweet-tart dessert is comfort food nirvana!
Plant-based foodies rejoice: vegan coconut cream pie is here! With a sweet and silky coconut filling and a light, fluffy, and sweet dairy-free whipped cream topping this vegan and gluten-free dessert recipe will have you singing its praises from the rooftops!
19. Vegan Lemon Curd
Tart, bright, sweet, and lustrous, vegan lemon curd is so authentically craveable, versatile, and spreadable that you will never miss the dairy or eggs! Spread lemon curd on toast, dollop it on dairy-free yogurt, or simply scoop it with a spoon!
Gluten-Free And Dairy-Free No-Bake Recipes
No-dairy? No problem! Dairy-free buttercream is smooth, creamy, light, and perfectly vanilla, leaving those waxy vegan frostings a thing of the past!
Enjoy last-minute sweet treat cravings with a vegan and gluten-free dessert recipe that's ready in less than 5 minutes! Bonus: you don't even need to heat treat the flour for this edible cookie dough recipe!
Dig into a bowl of classic comfort food: rice pudding! Made with non-dairy milk, this nostalgic dessert is 100% vegan, but of course, you'd never guess it!
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Donuts, Breads, Muffins, and More
23. Vegan Donuts
Just because you're living a dairy-free and gluten-free lifestyle doesn't mean you can't enjoy tender and fluffy glazed donuts! Vegan donuts are made with pantry staples and can be topped with an easy and delicious chocolate or vanilla glaze. A classic treat for any time of day!
Dairy-free leche flan: a beloved family recipe that is so good you'll never even think about missing the dairy! Covered with a sweet coconut caramel sauce, this Filipino dessert is naturally gluten-free and will satisfy almost any sweet craving!
Slice into the best of fall flavors with this gluten-free pumpkin bread! This tender and moist bread is perfectly spiced, sweet, and tender. Double the recipe to enjoy a loaf and share one with a friend!
If you haven't tried cranberries and oranges together, you are in for a treat! Bursts of tart cranberries are perfectly complemented by zingy orange zest in these light and sweet gluten-free and dairy-free muffins. Bake up a batch for the holidays or on a Sunday before a busy week!
Allergy-friendly ice cream sandwiches?! You read that right! Creamy and cool dairy-free ice cream is sandwiched between gluten-free chocolate biscuit-style cookies for a summer treat you can always feel good about enjoying!
I hope you enjoyed this list of gluten-free and dairy-free dessert recipes and found your next favorite treat! As you probably noticed, these dessert recipes are not only satisfying allergen-friendly versions of the original desserts but are also easy to make and impressive! Best of all, these treats are so tasty that none of your gluten and dairy-eating friends and family will realize they are made without the traditional ingredients!