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Traditional Vietnamese desserts are all about fresh ingredients and minimal, easy-to-acquire ingredients. Most of them are dairy-free but not fat-free. These desserts are made with coconut milk or condensed milk. The traditional sweeteners include palm sugar and honey. I don’t use any of these here either as a vegan version is just so much better.

One of the best things about Vietnamese desserts is how easy they are to whip up with minimal kitchen equipment or ingredients. There’s no baking, just some simmering and blending. With a minimum time commitment, you can have amazing desserts that everyone will love!

Another great thing about Vietnamese cuisine is that it incorporates a lot of cooking techniques from European cooking. We’ve talked about the French influence on Vietnamese cooking before. But what we haven’t discussed is how the British Empire heavily influenced Vietnam’s desserts, particularly the widespread use of condensed milk and evaporated milk, which was widely used in Britain as a sweetener for cakes and puddings.

Even if you’re not a huge fan of coconut, I think you’ll be surprised by how well it works in these vegan Vietnamese desserts. Because the desserts are traditionally dairy-free, the flavor of the coconut milk (or condensed and evaporated milk) really shines through as their own unique flavor. It’s not something masked by sugar or fat, just a simple sweetness that complements the coconut.

I’ve included recipes for two different types of simple vegan Vietnamese desserts with coconut milk:

#1 is a fresh fruit and cream dish that would traditionally be served chilled but you can also serve warm it up on chilly days! It’s great served either way. Fresh mango, pineapple, or jackfruit are awesome in this, but feel free to use whatever fruit you see fit.

is fresh fruit and the cream dish that would traditionally be served chilled but you can also serve warm it up on chilly days! It’s great served either way. Fresh mango, pineapple, or jackfruit are awesome in this, but feel free to use whatever fruit you see fit. #2 is a rich, creamy coconut custard that’s similar to flan or crème brûlée. The combination of fresh lime and coconut cream makes this one addictive and special dessert!

I hope you love these vegan Vietnamese desserts as much as I do! They’re:

Simple & easy without many ingredients (easy to double or triple)

Fresh, fruity & light (or rich and creamy!)

Refreshingly sweet & flavorful!

Perfect for summer but also great on a chilly day. These are treats you can serve year-round! And they’re vegan, gluten-free, and healthy!!! Double win! Make them asap.

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Photos –> See that pinkie finger? I don’t recommend it. But then again, I’m vegan and not a megaphone like my parents… see what they had to say about “vegan Asians” in my first cookbook, the Peaceful Palate.

5 from 8 votes Print Vegan Vietnamese Desserts w/ Coconut Milk (Mango Sticky Rice & Tapioca Pudding) Traditional Vietnamese desserts are all about fresh ingredients and minimal, easy-to-acquire ingredients. Most of them are dairy-free but not fat-free. These desserts are made with coconut milk or condensed milk. The traditional sweeteners include palm sugar and honey. I don’t use any of these here either as a vegan version is just so much better. Simple & easy without many ingredients (easy to double or triple)

Fresh, fruity & light (or rich and creamy!)

Refreshingly sweet & flavorful!

Perfect for summer but also great on a chilly day. These are treats you can serve year-round! And they’re vegan, gluten-free, and healthy!!! Double win! Make them asap. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes 8 servings Author: Désirée ~ The Wild Chef Ingredients

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