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22 Romantic (Chocolate-Free) Dessert Recipes for Valentine’s Day

If there’s a sweet that people think of on Valentine’s Day, it’s chocolate. But not everyone is a chocolate lover (hard as that may be to believe), and even those who enjoy it may be entering into a state of cocoa overload by the time that special evening rolls around. So if you’re planning to make a romantic dinner at home this Valentine’s Day, why not try mixing it up and making a chocolate-free dessert recipe?

Look below for 22 scrumptious chocolate-free dessert recipes for Valentine’s Day!

  • 22 Romantic (Chocolate-Free) Dessert Recipes for Valentine’s Day 1 of 23
    22 Romantic (Chocolate-Free) Dessert Recipes for Valentine's Day

    Create a little romance at home with one of these decadent chocolate-free dessert recipes for Valentine's Day.

  • Fresh Strawberry Pie 2 of 23
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    Forget winter (if only for a night) and make a fantastically fresh strawberry pie for Valentine's Day!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan

  • Paleo Cherry Almond Ice Cream 3 of 23
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    This simple and delicious paleo frozen treat features a short list of ingredients, with just bananas, cherries, almond butter, and vanilla.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooke McLay

  • Strawberry Heart Hand Pies 4 of 23
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    These tiny strawberry heart hand pies are perfect for your littlest sweethearts, and they're easy enough to make that you can get the kids in on the action.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Macki West 

  • Brown Butter Salted Blondies 5 of 23
    Brown Butter Salted Blondies

    Blondies may not seem special enough to make for Valentine's Day, but brown butter salted blondies take this ordinary treat to the next level.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Pink Lemonade Parfaits 6 of 23
    22 Romantic (Chocolate-Free) Dessert Recipes for Valentine's Day

    Serve up something pleasantly pink for your Valentine! This gorgeous pink parfait is made with zesty lemonade and fresh strawberries, and happens to be vegan too!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kathy Patalsky 

  • Classic Creme Brulee 7 of 23
    Classic Crème Brûlée

    If you're making Valentine's Day dinner at home, you're probably going for something a little fancier than usual, so you'll want a dessert to match. Crème Brûlée is the perfect ending to a wonderful meal — and easier to make than you think!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

  • Bourbon Peach Caramel Hand Pies 8 of 23
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    Caramel, bourbon, and peaches are a deliciously decadent combination in these homemade hand pies.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Shaina Olmanson

  • Perfect Meringues 9 of 23
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    Whether you make a batch of perfect meringue kisses, or these festive, delicious cups, meringues are the ideal gluten-free treat for the special day.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Sheri Silver

  • Vanilla Mascarpone Panna Cotta 10 of 23
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    Cream and mascarpone mingle beautifully in this rich, vanilla-infused panna cotta.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal 

  • Caramel Pear Cheesecake 11 of 23
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    Cheesecake is a classic for a reason it's delicious. That's why you can't go wrong making this for your special someone.

    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

  • Bourbon Sea Salt Caramels 12 of 23
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    These sweet and salty candies are ideal Valentine's sweets for coworkers and friends.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Sheri Silver

  • Blackberry Nectarine Crisp 13 of 23
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    Add a taste of summer to your Valentine's Day celebration with this simple blackberry nectarine crisp.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Shaina Olmanson

  • Butterscotch Pudding 14 of 23
    Butterscotch Pudding

    Butterscotch has a reputation as sort of a kiddie flavor because of the sundae topping that calls itself "butterscotch." But if you make the real thing (the "scotch" part is actually scotch), you'll see it has a decidedly grown-up taste, perfect for a treat without the kids. For color and contrast, try garnishing your pudding with carob shavings! 
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Stacie Billis

  • Creamy Vanilla Pudding from Scratch 15 of 23
    Creamy Vanilla Pudding from Scratch

    "Vanilla" may have become a synonym for boring, but when done right, it's anything but. This smooth, creamy vanilla pudding is a perfect example.

    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

  • Meyer Lemon Layer Cake 16 of 23
    Meyer Lemon Layer Cake

    Like a good romance, a cake should be sweet but not sickeningly so. The Meyer lemons give this cake a perfect balance of sweet and tart for your Valentine's dessert.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Lattice-Top Strawberry Pie 17 of 23
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    Sure, strawberry season won't be here for a few more months, but we can dream can't we? Show your sweetheart a little love with this wholesome homemade pie recipe.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Roasted Raspberry Frozen Yogurt 18 of 23
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    Serve up something fresh and unexpected! A batch of this roasted raspberry frozen yogurt is a healthier way to get your valentine to smile. When serving, fancy things up with fresh raspberries and carob shavings.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Clementine Olive Oil Cake 19 of 23
    Clementine Olive Oil Cake

    Valentine's Day is a time when people who don't bake often turn the oven on. If this is you and you need something you can't mess up, go with this olive oil cake, which is the easiest cake we know of.

    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Vanilla Citrus Cornmeal Cake with Poached Clementines 20 of 23
    Vanilla Citrus Cornmeal Cake with Poached Clementines

    Maybe you want to make something sweet and sophisticated for your sweetie, but you're not a whiz in the kitchen. This cornmeal cake is just the ticket. It's a cinch to make and the poached clementines are sure to impress anyone.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Tart 21 of 23
    Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Tart

    For a delicious take on a cheesecake tart that's not too sweet, try this blackberry lime tart.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Herbed Ricotta Panna Cotta with Balsamic Reduction 22 of 23
    Herbed Ricotta Panna Cotta with Balsamic Reduction

    Panna cotta is a delightful dessert, and herbs and balsamic vinegar give it a surprising and wonderful flavor.

    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Ginger Orange Ice Cream with Black Pepper 23 of 23
    Ginger Orange Ice Cream with Black Pepper

    Ginger orange ice cream is a perfect mixture of cool, tangy, and spicy —— perfect for this special night.

    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

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