The season of love is around the corner! Valentine’s Day is coming up and what better way to show your appreciation for your loved ones than feeding them? 

There are a lot of Valentine’s Day desserts that contain chocolate. Maybe there's a bit too much and it feels like a chocolate overload, am I right? So, that's why this list is here for those who are tired of the chocolate.

Here are 14 dessert recipes containing no chocolate that you can make for this special day.

30 min recipes

Salted Caramel Sauce

Emily Gnat

Concoct this sauce to pour on top of vanilla ice cream, or as a matter of fact, pour this on top of any dessert you make that would go with salted caramel sauce. You can get even more lovey-dovey by drawing hearts on your desserts with the sauce.

Wine Strawberries

chocolate, berry, strawberry, sweet
Emma Delaney

Because wine not? Add a bit of bubbly to your evening! A perfect way to get a little bit tipsy too.


milk, cream, flour, dairy product, butter, pastry, sweet
Dayan Paiewonsky

This is a surprisingly easy-to-learn recipe that you can recreate and customize with as many toppings as you want. You can fill the crepes with various fruits, ice cream, sauces, or cereals to satisfy your dessert cravings.


Mini Cheesecake Parfaits with Fresh Berries

milk, dairy product, chocolate, sweet, tiramisu, yogurt, berry, strawberry, cream
Katherine Richter

This only takes a few ingredients to make, and it’s a no-bake dessert making it perfectly dorm-friendly.

Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treats

cake, corn, cereal
Phoebe Melnick

Rice Krispie Treats only take a few ingredients to make. They are easy to make and easy to share (not that you'd want to). You can make these more festive for Valentine’s Day by adding fruity pebbles, shaping them into hearts, or adding a red or pink topping.

Momofuku Vanilla Cake Truffles

Gather your dorm mates and have a truffle party! You can customize these for Valentine’s Day by adding pink, white and red sprinkles. This easy to learn recipe will make you look like a cake boss.

<5 Ingredients

Meringue Kisses

Because everyone deserves a kiss (in one way or another).

Cake Batter Milkshake

smoothie, cappuccino, dairy, ice, yogurt, milkshake, sweet, cream, coffee, milk
Andrea Kang

Eating cake batter in the form of a milkshake? Yes, please; I’ve always been someone who likes eating the leftover batter and cookie dough.

5+ Ingredients

Strawberry Love Muffins

Give a love muffin to your true love muffin.

Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies

chocolate, marshmallow, cheese
Isabelle Langheim

How much more can you say “I love you” other than giving your loved one cookies in the shapes of hearts? They're fun and easy to make, plus you can even decorate them together.

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting

berry, chocolate, cream, cake, blackberry
Dara Ades

Impress your bae with this cupcake that you received inspiration off of the Cupcake Wars TV show. You know it's a hit when it's on Cupcake Wars.

Professional Baker

Heart of the Batter

This isn’t your ordinary cupcake. Your loved one will be sweetly surprised by the heart shaped strawberry in the middle of the cupcake!

Sticky Toffee Date Cake

cake, cream
Tiffany Chen

A bit more challenging recipe, but it is adapted from Ina Garten so it's worth the effort. And surely calls for strong servings of butter and sugar.

Raspberry Lemon Heart Cakes

What better way to say “I love you” to someone by baking a heart-shaped cake

These alternative desserts to chocolate will surely hit the spot when love is in the air.