4 Easy Vegan Desserts for Summer Picnics

4 easy vegans desserts for summer picnics.

vegan desserts for summer picnics

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Summer is just around the corner. The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and the season for picnics begins! You can finally pack a basket and go to the park with your friends and family. You can have fun sunbathing on a blanket and eating tasty food.

You can find many recipes for traditional picnic desserts online. Unfortunately, not all of these desserts are easy to make. Once you start analyzing the details, you might find a bunch of ingredients that you have never learned how to use.

Luckily, this article should help you out! Here, you will find a list of easy recipes for a number of delicious vegan desserts that you can enjoy during your picnic, ranging from cupcakes to puddings and mousses. Check it out and surprise everyone with your baking skills!

Vegan chocolate pudding

In order to prepare this delicious pudding, you will need to prepare one can of coconut milk, half a cup of sugar, three tablespoons of cocoa powder, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, and two tablespoons of cornstarch. If you really like chocolate, you might want to use chocolate shavings instead of cocoa powder. You can buy chocolate here or at your local supermarket.

Once you prepare the ingredients, you can preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit / 180 degrees Celsius and prepare an eight-by-eight baking pan by lining it with parchment paper. 

Next, pour the coconut milk into a saucepan, add half a cup of sugar, and bring everything to a boil. Add three tablespoons of cocoa powder and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix it. Then, add two tablespoons of cornstarch and stir until it becomes thicker.

In order to check if your mixture is thick enough, take a spoonful of it and drop it on a plate covered with ice cubes. If it hardens quickly, you can pour your pudding into a baking pan and put it in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving it.

Vegan strawberry cheesecake

For the perfect vegan strawberry cheesecake, you will need two packages of vegan graham crackers, one cup of strawberries, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, three-fourths of a cup of vegan cream cheese, three-fourths of a cup of powdered sugar, and a tablespoon of lemon juice.

The first thing you have to do is to make the crust for the cheesecake. You can do this by crushing the vegan graham crackers. Then, you can place the crushed graham crackers in the pan in which you will be baking the cheesecake.

Next, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit / 180 degrees Celsius. Wash and slice the strawberries, and put them in a bowl. Place the bowl aside for a bit.

Prepare the filling by mixing together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Once they are well combined, add the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Add the sliced strawberries and mix everything again.

Once you have mixed the ingredients for both the crust and the filling, you can finally start assembling the cheesecake. Put some of the fillings into the crust first, then add a layer of sliced strawberries, then add another layer of filling.

The final step is to put a layer of sliced strawberries on top of the cheesecake, decorate it, and bake it for around two hours or until it becomes dry. Once the cake is ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool down before you serve it.

Vegan pineapple mousse

Next up on our list is an easy recipe for a dessert that includes pineapple! For this yummy vegan pineapple mousse recipe, you will need one can of crushed pineapple, three-fourths of a cup of sugar, two tablespoons of cornstarch, juice from half a lemon, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract.   

Start by putting the sugar, the cornstarch, and a cup of water in a small saucepan. Place it over medium heat and stir continuously until everything becomes smooth. 

Next, you should add one-fourth of a cup of pineapple juice from your canned pineapple, one-fourth of a cup of pineapple chunks, and stir until everything boils. After that, add the lemon juice and the vanilla extract and blend everything together. 

Lastly, place the mousse in cups, add whipped cream on top, and you are done! You can serve your delicious vegan pineapple mousse! 

Vegan walnut ice cream 

For this recipe, you will need two cans of coconut milk, half a cup of maple syrup, two tablespoons of cornstarch, one-third of a cup of chopped walnuts, and water. 

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit / 180 degrees Celsius. Next, pour the coconut milk into a small saucepan along with the maple syrup and bring it to a boil. Once you are done, stir continuously until everything is smooth and thick.

Add two tablespoons of cornstarch to the mixture and mix until it becomes thick. Remove it from heat and let it cool down for about fifteen minutes.

Lastly, put this mixture into your blender along with the second can of coconut milk and blend everything until it becomes smooth. You will need to put this mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze it until you achieve a soft-serve consistency.

In conclusion

There are many vegan desserts that you can prepare. Unfortunately, most of them are very difficult to make. However, if you are looking for easy vegan desserts that you can make on your own, the recipes in this article are definitely the ones you should try!

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