Dairy-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes by the Dozen


Some may consider it a “Hallmark holiday” but I don’t think it hurts to have a day dedicated to showing someone how much you care. But skip the recycled cards and over-priced roses. Instead, whip up one (or more!) of these dairy-free Valentine’s Day recipes. After all, they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That said, I’m betting the lady in your life will like one of these sweet treats, romantic meals or breakfast in bed, too.

Dairy-Free Valentine's Day Recipes by the Dozen: Breakfast in Bed, Romantic Meals & Sweet Treats with many gluten-free, vegan options.

For the dairy-free Valentine’s Day recipes that follow, I’ve labeled which are also suitable for other special diets, such as gluten-free or vegan. Note that any recipe labeled as vegan is egg-free, too, and there are even some paleo goodies in the bunch!

Sweet Treats: 12 (+ 2!) Dairy-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes

So easy, yet so sweetly elegant.
(vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Strawberries ‘n Cream Chocolate Cups

One of the most popular cakes in existence, so fitting for the occasion, and made to share with all.
(vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake with Vegan Velvet Frosting

Oh-so versatile, these perfectly pink macaroons have options for almost all special diets, even paleo!
(vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Pure Strawberry Macaroons with Vegan, Paleo, Chocolate-Covered and No Bake Options

Raw desserts can be over-the-top rich and luxurious. Yes, they can …
(vegan, gluten-free, soy-free)

Raw Chocolate Superfood Tart

Six easy to find ingredients equal these unique little gems for popcorn lovers, like me!
(vegan option, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Coconut-Ginger Popcorn Truffles with Chocolate Drizzle

I don’t know about you, but these look like pure love to me.
(vegan, gluten-free, soy-free)

Miniature Vegan Cheesecake Bites of Chocolate-Covered Love

Suprisingly wholesome and simple with no margarine or refined sugars!
(vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Vegan Vanilla Heart Cookies

They’s think you spent hours crafting this gorgeous dairy-free cheesecake.
(vegan, gluten-free option, nut-free option, soy-free option)

Chocolate Cherry Vegan Cheesecake

With a couple shortcuts, these beautiful strawberries (yes, with cheesecake!) are much simpler than you might think.
(vegan, gluten-free option, nut-free option, soy-free option)

Vegan Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries dipped in Chocolate

Take a guess at what that stunning pink hue is made from …
(vegan, gluten-free, soy-free)

Creamy Crimson Mousse for Healthy Indulgence

A 3-ingredient treat that even the kids can make!
(vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Allergy-Friendly Sweetheart S’mores

What would a line-up of dairy-free Valentine’s Day recipes be without some pure chocoholic bliss?
(vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free option)

Amazing Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse Cups

Just 4 ingredients but a lot of love is poured into these chocolate sweets.
(vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Kid-Friendly Sunbutter Chocolates

No raspberries on hand? Perhaps sweet cherries or blueberries will do.
(vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Infusion

Breakfast in Bed: 12 Dairy-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes

I think these little beauties speak for themselves.
(vegan, nut-free, soy-free)

Simply Strawberry Love Muffins

Sweet, protein-packed drink or shake to start the morning off right.
(vegan, gluten-free, soy-free)

Cherry Blossom Smoothies

Heart-shaped and heart-healthy; the perfect way to show them you care.
(vegan, nut-free, soy-free)

Whole Wheat Dairy-Free Biscuits with Berries ‘n Cream Jam

The donuts can also be iced simply, but why not go for the gusto!
(vegan, gluten-free option, nut-free, soy-free)

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts (Baked!)

Oh, if my husband would make these for me … note, no special pan is required, just a baking sheet!
(vegan, gluten-free option, nut-free, soy-free)

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

Yes, if your loved one can eat baked eggs, then dairy-free quiche could be a reality.
(gluten-free option, nut-free, soy-free)

Asparagus and Leek Dairy-Free Quiche

Impossible to resist comfort food that’s oh-so-sneaky.
(vegan option, gluten-free option, nut-free, soy-free)

Cream Biscuits and Gravy: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free & Sneaky!

Chocolate pancakes with sweet peanut butter sauce and chocolate chips on top. Need I say more?
(vegan option, gluten-free option, nut-free option, soy-free)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pancakes (w/ Gluten-Free Option)

If you’re lucky enough to be staring at sunshine, not snow, then I think your favorite health fanatic will be wowed by this nutritious parfait.
(vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Vanilla Chia Pudding with Fresh Exotic Fruit

There’s just something extra-special about waffles. No dairy-free yogurt on hand? You can use 1 egg or 1/4 cup applesauce or mashed banana in its place.
(vegan, nut-free, soy-free)

Healthy Vegan Morning Waffles

Not that Oprah is an expert on relationships, but I’m betting the vegan in your life will adore this effort.
(vegan, gluten-free option, nut-free)

Oprah’s Scrambled Tofu

No need to tell them how easy this dazzling breakfast dish really is.
(vegan option, gluten-free option, nut-free, soy-free)

Easy Mini Maple French Toast Casseroles with Gluten-Free and Vegan Options

Romantic Meals: 12 Dairy-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes

This beloved recipe is a creamy, rich dream with a beautiful Valentine color.
(vegan, gluten-free option, soy-free)

Creamy Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce with Penne

I just love the little heart cut-out on this special single-serve supper.
(egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free)

Individual Super-Veggie Pot Pies

This dish could be the key to your man’s heart … it is for mine.
(egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Prize Winning Boeuf Bourguignon

This is actually a Weeknight Wonder recipe from Ellie Krieger, but it’s elegant presentation and lovely seasonality fit the occasion.
(egg-free, gluten-free option, nut-free, soy-free option)

Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Shallot-Pear Sauce over Wilted Spinach

This Straight from the Earth recipe is warm and loving in so many ways.
(vegan, gluten-free option, nut-free, soy-free option)

Seared Polenta with Spicy Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Beautiful and delicious … crafted by a leading vegan cookbook author of course!
(vegan, nut-free)

Seitan of Love with Puff Pastry Hearts

Nearly impossible to believe that something so rich and creamy could be dairy-free.
(vegan, gluten-free option, soy-free)

Creamy Vegan Fettuccine

With the snow falling, and a warm, fragrant dish this rich, I just want to snuggle up!
(egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Chicken Coconut Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Sweet, spicy and sizzling! An unexpected standout in this batch of dairy-free Valentine’s Day recipes.
(egg-free, gluten-free option, nut-free, soy-free option)

Sweet ‘n Spicy Pork Tacos

For some reason, long noodle Italian dishes always make me think of Lady & the Tramp.
(egg-free, gluten-free option, soy-free)

Stress Busting Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

This fresh fish dish is simple, elegant and all grown up. Great option for paleo indulgence, too.
(egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

One-Pan Steamed Fish with Lemon White Wine Sauce

I may be the odd one out, but spicy Asian noodles are definitely the way to gain my affection. The recipe is easy and extremely versatile, too.
(vegan, gluten-free option, nut-free)

Spicy Soba Noodles with Wilted Watercress

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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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