This raw vegan cheesecake is the perfect summer dessert: creamy, refreshing and perfectly balanced due to the slight tartness of the raspberries. The lemon zest in the crunchy almond crust adds an extra pop of flavour, which will blow your mind. This healthy dessert couldn’t be easier to make – it requires only 5 ingredients and there’s no need to turn on the oven! It’s vegan, paleo, gluten and dairy free, but most importantly, it’s super delicious.
(Psst, no coconut oil!)
You know one thing I haven’t talked about on here? Chemistry. Which is strange, given that – you know – I’m an Inorganic Chemistry PhD student.
Here’s the thing: Chemistry is fun and wonderful and exciting and in my humble opinion the closest we can get to “magic”. I’m sure many physicists, mathematician and artists are shaking their fists at me right now and shouting war, but hey – to each their own.
These vegan ice cream bars are super healthy and insanely delicious at the same time. The easy 2 for 1 recipe includes two ice cream flavours – chocolate and raspberry, both made even prettier with a fetching marbled effect. The chocolate shell is smooth and thick, and gives a satisfying snap when you bite into it. With little to no effort, you can make your own ice cream popsicles, which are way better than any shop-bought ones, in every single way.
Ice cream bars. Popsicles (or pops). Ice lollies. Ice cream on a stick. That cold-and-sweet-creaminess-on-a-stick-often-covered-in-chocolate thingy. All apparently acceptable synonyms. (Okay, the last one isn’t, but you totally knew what I was talking about, didn’t you?).
Crunchy crust meets creamy coffee and chocolate layers in these raw vegan chocolate coffee cheesecake bites. Aside from being dangerously delicious, they’re almost too pretty to eat and super simple to make, as well. Once you taste this raw vegan dessert without coconut oil (!) you’ll want to make it again and again. And again.
I’ve been on something of a raw vegan dessert roll lately (proof right here and here). Up to a few weeks ago, making a raw vegan dessert seemed like a far-away dream, both exhilarating and kinda scary at the same time. There is a certain sophisticated quality to raw desserts, with their polished edges, amazing textures, colourful appearance and intense flavour, which can make them seem as something to strive for, always remaining just out of your reach.
These incredibly decadent raw vegan cookie dough chocolate cups are super easy to make, and are simply to die for. The homemade chocolate melts the moment it hits your tongue, and the raw vegan cookie dough filling is just the right amount of sweet, dense and fudgy. It really tastes like real cookie dough! This raw vegan dessert is gluten, dairy, egg, soy and refined sugar free, but you’d never know with how absolutely scrumptious it is!
EDIT: A reader helpfully pointed out that cooked chickpeas aren’t raw. Shocker, I know. *facepam* Good job on that one, Kat. To make these completely 100% raw, sub in ~more~ cashew nuts instead of the chickpeas. It won’t be the same, but it will definitely be just as yummy!
Can we all agree that raw cookie dough is the best thing ever? Cake batter is delectable, licking the bowl clean after making chocolate ganache is heavenly, but nothing – nothing – beats stealing pieces of raw cookie dough. While I’m all for cookies of all flavours, shapes and sizes, I always feel that baking takes something away from the wonder that is cookie dough.