Favorite Dairy-Free and Vegan Valentine Recipes


Alisa Fleming ~ At times (okay, not a lot of times, but occasionally) I think the economic downturn was a blessing in disguise. For years it seemed the gifts were getting bigger, more expensive, and difficult to select. But now, as people cutback, the creativity and heart is truly emerging. Over the holidays I was overwhelmed to see all of the wonderful gifts that people made for their loved ones and friends, whether a hand-knitted scarf or a delicious gift from the kitchen.

But who says homemade gifts should only be given in the last month of the year? What about that precious holiday known as Valentine’s Day? You know, the one where giving gifts from the heart means even more.

Of course, some of you, like me, may have been skipped when the crafty gene was passed on. So, I thought some simple but delicious dairy-free and vegan valentine recipes might be just the kind of thing you have been looking for. Here are links to some of our favorites:

 Vegan Chocolate Cherry “Cheesecake”

You will be amazed by both the decadence and the simplicity of this luxurious dessert.

Vegan Valentine Recipes: Robin's Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake

Strawberry Love Muffins

A heart shaped muffin pan really sends this baked treat over the top.

Vegan Valentine Recipes: My Sweet Vegan Love Muffins

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Hearts

A fun one to make with kids! Of course, you can skip the pretzels and go with the original peanut butter truffle recipe for an equally delicious treat.

Vegan Valentine Recipes: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Hearts

Miniature Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Bites of Love

Another dairy-free cheesecake-inspired indulgence, but this one is soy-free and downright healthy, to boot!

Vegan Valentine Recipes: Vegan, Low Glycemic, Gluten-Free Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Bites

Overnight Vegan Double-the-Cinnamon Rolls

Okay, so it isn’t heart shaped, nor chocolate, but who wouldn’t love to wake up to one (or three) of these?

Vegan Valentine Recipes: Overnight Double-the-Cinnamon Buns

I’m Choco for You Candies

Four simple ingredients for one scrumptious little treat. 

Vegan Valentine Recipes: I'm Choco for You Dairy-Free Candies

Quadruple Chocolate Vegan Muffin-Cakes

For loved ones who prefer your chocolate in cake form. Yes, there is frosting too.

Vegan Valentine Recipes: Quadruple Chocolate Cupcakes (high altitude)  

Red Hot Dark Chocolate Pudding made with Coconut MIlk

Spiked with chipotle pepper, this rich and creamy pudding is sure to spice up your Valentine’s day.

Vegan Valentine Recipes: Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

Le Seitan de l’Amour

Who says only sweets must be given at Valentine’s Day? Enjoy this savory dish during a romantic candlelight dinner for two!

Vegan Valentine Recipes: Le Seitan de l’Amour Entree

Red Velvet Cake with Velvet Frosting

Okay, this one requires a little more effort than most of the others on this list, but talk about an impressive “Be My Valentine” recipe. 

Vegan Valentine Recipes: Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-free Red Velvet Cake

Chocolate Cashew Vegan Valentine Truffles

Simple, luxurious vegan truffles dressed in red sprinkles for the occasion.

Vegan Valentine Recipes - Cashew Truffles

Rich Vegan Chocolate Pudding

This heart-healthy pudding is easy to make and has a luxurious taste and texture, even though it is surprisingly low in fat.

Vegan Valentine Recipes: Rich Low Fat Vegan Chocolate Pudding

More Lovely Recipes …

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Drop Scones

Sweet Potato Truffles

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Dreamy Hearts

Easy Vegan Truffles

Strawberry Chocolate “Heart-Cakes”

Vegan Sweet Heart Toast

Hearty Vegetarian Ravioli

Chocolate Mousse Cups (pictured below)

Idea: Heart-Shaped Cheese-Free Pizza

Idea: Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies (Frosted if you wish) – Gluten-Free or Vegan

Do you have any favorite dairy-free and/or vegan valentine recipes? Feel free to share them in the comments – links are welcome!

Vegan Valentine Recipes: Chocolate Mousse Cups


About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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