22 Dairy-Free Potluck Dessert Recipes Everyone Will Love


This weekend kicks off the season of backyard barbecues and patio parties. From here on out, there will be an abundance of events where the main guests include an assortment of grilled eats, potato salads, and sweet treats. And there is nothing worse than going to a fun food event and staring a table full of desserts that you can’t touch. To solve this problem, I always offer to bring a dessert. And to help ensure you don’t have to “go without”, I’ve compiled this list of fabulous dairy-free potluck dessert recipes.

22 Dairy-Free Potluck Dessert Recipes that Everyone will Love! Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free options

Dairy-Free Potluck Dessert Recipes

But use caution – they’re good. As in, everyone will eat them good. More than once the dessert I’ve brought has been devoured before Tony or I could get a bite! So now, I usually take two desserts …

Frosted Strawberry Shortbread Bars (vegan, nut-free & optionally soy-free)

Strawberry Shortbread Bars - A delicious dairy-free recipe for barbecues, potlucks and more (vegan, too!)

Butterscotch Cupcakes (vegan, nut-free & optionally soy-free)

Vegan Butterscotch Cupcakes - over the top! Three recipes in one: eggless brown sugar cupcakes, vanilla dairy-free buttercream, and a quick butterscotch sauce.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)

Vegan, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe - easy, allergy-friendly and wholesome

Puppy Chow Snack Mix (vegan, gluten-free & optionally allergy-friendly)

Puppy Chow Snack Mix Recipe - dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and nut-free optional

Chocolate Mint Fudge Tartlets (vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)

Two-Bite Chocolate Mint Fudge Tartlets Recipe - no bake, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and allergy-friendly

Cheesecake Dip (vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)

Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip Recipe - a 10 minute treat! (vegan, gluten-free and top allergen-free)

Smores Rice Crispy Treat (optionally vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)

Smores Rice Crispy Treats Recipe - dairy-free, gluten-free, optionally vegan and delicious!

Icebox Cake or Icebox Jars (optionally vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)

Dairy-free Icebox Cake Jars! Recipe includes Full Cake instructions & Red, White & Blueberry option

Door County Cherry Pie (vegan, nut-free & soy-free)

Door County Cherry Pie - dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free recipe with homemade vegan pie crust

Classic Whoopie Pies (optionally vegan & allergy-friendly)

Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies - a dairy-free, nut-free, optionally soy-free recipe!

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake (vegan, optionally gluten-free & allergy-friendly)

Cherry Pineapple Dairy-Free Dump Cake

Peach Cookie Crisp (vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)

Cookie Peach Crisp Recipe - vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and allergy-friendly!

Banana Cream Pie Parfaits (vegan, gluten-free & optionally allergy-friendly)

Deconstructed Banana Cream Pie Parfaits - An easy, impressive dessert! Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan recipe.

Double Chocolate Orange Cookies (vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)

Double Chocolate Orange Cookies Recipe with Fair Trade, Organic, Dairy-Free Chocolate (vegan, gluten-free)

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble (vegan, gluten-free & optionally allergy-friendly)

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Recipe - Butter-Less, Dairy-Free, Wholesome and Your Choice of Gluten-Free or Not!

Ultra-Rich Chocolate Fudge Brownies (gluten-free, nut-free & soy-free)

22 Dairy-Free Potluck Dessert Recipes that Everyone will Love!

Lime Picnic Bars (nut-free & optionally soy-free)

Dairy-Free Lime Bars - easy, delicious Kids Can Cook recipe!

Strawberry-Filled Vanilla Cupcakes (vegan, nut-free & optionally soy-free)

22 Dairy-Free Potluck Dessert Recipes that Everyone will Love! Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free options

Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza (vegan, nut-free & soy-free)

Vegan Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza Recipe - a kids can cook dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free dessert! (gluten-free optional)

Easy Sandwich Cookies (vegan, gluten-free & allergy-friendly)

Easy Holiday Sandwich Cookies: Mint Chocolate Chip, Lemon-Iced Gingerbread, Berry Sugars, and Maple-Doodle Recipes (all are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan & top allergen-free!)

Hot Fudge Sundae Cake (vegan, nut-free & optionally soy-free)

Hot Fudge Sundae Cake Recipe - Easy Dairy-Free Dessert with a cake top and magical gooey bottom

“Butter” Tarts (vegan, nut-free & soy-free)

Vegan Butter Tarts Recipe - An upgrade on the classic Canadian dessert - dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free and wholesome!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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