Photo: Marta Dzedyshko
Nothing quite marks Valentine’s Day better than chocolate. Sure we have plenty of vegan chocolates to recommend, including those in our annual chocolate awards. But why not make the day extra special and make something for your beloved?
From petite bonbons to playful ice cream sandwiches and a luscious chocolate tart, we’ve got it all in our growing database of recipes.
Here are some ideas.
For a standalone treat, Chef Cynthia Louise has a chocolate orange truffle tart. When piped beautifully, it can be a stunner. “Rich and decadent. Smooth and lush. Tasty and kind to the body,” she says.
Forget buying a box of chocolates – make it yourself instead. This recipe for vegan bonbons reminiscent of Ferrero Rocher is a hit with our community. “These are raw, quick to make and extremely delicious,” says Yuliya Mihaylova, the recipe creator. Present them in neat tiny cupcake wrappers and you’re good to go.
If you’re whipping up a vegan meal for Valentine’, a simple dessert is going to simplify your cooking process. This banana chocolate mousse recipe lets you make it ahead of time – even the day before – if you wish. Simply refrigerate it and pull it out when your date is ready for dessert.
Here’s an idea: instead of cooking a meal by yourself, why not make it a couple activity? This chocolate cannoli recipe will do just the trick. It calls for store-bought puff pastry which cuts out a significant amount of time and tasks can be divided between you two.
Okay we admit, this recipe for mint chocolate chip ice cream barely scrapes by in the chocolate category but where it lacks in chocolate, it more than makes up by being delicious. The ice cream gets its green hue from spirulina and while the recipe calls for one cup of chocolate chips, feel free to add more to elevate its chocolate flavor. The best part? You don’t need an ice cream maker.