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. Still, I like to skip the recycled cards and over-priced roses. Instead, I whip up one (or more!) of these dairy-free Valentine’s Day recipes. This list includes the best sweet treats, romantic meals, and favorites for breakfast in bed.
Dairy-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes by the Dozen
They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Let them know they are truly loved by accommodating special diet needs, too! All of these recipes are dairy-free as is, many are egg-free and vegan, and some are gluten-free and allergy-friendly. There are even some paleo goodies in the bunch. And please don’t count – I had trouble stopping at twelve. Each category has a dozen-plus recipes.
This is a dessert of dairy-free dreams! It’s rich, decadent, easy, and doesn’t require a special pan – just a muffin tin!
This festive cake just happens to be gluten-free, vegan, and top allergen-free. If you don’t need gluten-free, then try this vegan red velvet cake recipe or these classic un-beetable red velvet cupcakes.
This naturally dairy-free flan is topped with a simple wet caramel, and doesn’t even require a milk alternative.
These clean treats are naturally sweet and have vegan, paleo, chocolate-covered and no bake options.
Decadence can be nutritious. This is a great surprise for Valentines who love rich desserts, but prefer whole food ingredients.
No list of dairy-free Valentine’s Day recipes would be complete without some decadent truffles. Sure, you can buy truffles, but this box is personalized.
Each edible chocolate cup is filled with real strawberry-infused coconut cream. This treat is vegan, gluten-free, and top food allergy-friendly.
Are you looking for an over-the-top dessert? This chef created tiramisu is the real deal, but made without dairy and eggs.
You can’t buy them, but you can make your own dairy-free kisses! Plan ahead, and get the chocolate chip molds in advance.
Fresh fruit, decadent dairy-free cheesecake filling, and a chocolate dip takes a simple Valentine treat to the next level.
If you like the classics, finish your meal with a rich chocolate mousse. This version uses egg, but we do have a delicious vegan chocolate mousse recipe too.
Move over York. Homemade patties are deliciously fun and easy. And these are made pink with a natural infusion of strawberries. Raspberries work great too.
This incredible cake was created just for your favorite chocoholic. Believe it or not, it’s vegan and allergy-friendly, and can be made with wheat or gluten-free.
Breakfast in Bed
You don’t need fresh cherries to make these vegan smoothies, frozen work great. Either way, the sweet flavor is a true breakfast treat.
This isn’t a boring, greasy potato hash. This vibrant blend of sweet potatoes, plantains, mushrooms, and more is a next level breakfast to impress.
The strawberry topping is optional (but fun). The vanilla donuts are delicious on their own or with the glaze.
This dish is inspired by the Disney movie, and just seems sweetly romantic, doesn’t it?
I love these personal-sized French toast casseroles. They’re special, but so, so easy.
If your loved one likes tea or coffee with a lightly sweet treat, then these buns are perfect.
This surprising dish is flavorful and has a wonderful “eggy” texture. If you prefer egg dishes, try this dairy-free Asparagus Leek Quiche.
Don’t worry, these aren’t too hearty. They’re just part whole wheat, keeping them light enough, but adding a little dose of nutrition. This recipe uses eggs. If you need egg-free, enjoy these vegan waffles or these gluten-free vegan waffles.
The heart-shaped muffin cups are optional, but so much fun. Either way, these vegan muffins are a delicious treat. Feel free to swap in other berries or chopped fruit.
Channel that juice shop experience with a creamy, fruity smoothie bowl and a range of toppings.
Nothing says love like good ol’ Southern comfort food. This dish is a classic made healthier and allergy-friendly. Don’t worry, it still taste indulgent.
The ones at the bakery contain dairy, but these taste just like them and are dairy free! They’re also egg-free, and so very simple to bake.
Your oatmeal fan will love this over-the-top creation. It does use egg. If you need vegan, try this maple and brown sugar oatmeal instead.
This perfectly pink dish will always be on the top of my list for dairy-free Valentine’s day recipes. It taste amazing!
Single-serve meals like these healthy pot pies are just too perfect for Valentine’s Day.
It’s really just a stew, but the French have elevated this dish to an elegant entree. Many restaurants use butter, but you can make it dairy-free at home with this recipe.
These creamy, mushroom tartlets can be baked in various different small pans or baking dishes. But Sarah went the extra mile and used heart-shaped pans.
You can channel Lady and the Tramp with this classic dish. If you want to try a healthier spin, we also have a recipe for stress-busting turkey meatballs with sun-dried tomato sauce.
Simple and elegant, this is a one-packet meal with incredibly moist and flaky fish.
You’ll both love the earthy flavors of this from-scratch, plant-based dish.
This is actually a family-friendly version, sans vin. But you can certainly add some splashes – it’s a special occasion after all.
We think homemade vegan cutlets topped with a creamy mushroom sauce is definitely worthy of a big Valentine’s Day meal.
Crepes have been trending quite a bit, and they aren’t just for breakfast. You can pack them with a sautéed vegetables and a favorite dairy-free cheese alternative.
Because everyone loves alfredo, right?
There is something about “white wine sauce” that just takes any meal to a romantic level.
This is our favorite risotto and it couldn’t be easier. Just one quick stir and bake – no oversight needed.
And just one last entrée to spice up our dinner list of dairy-free Valentine’s Day recipes! It’s simple, but still special.