Vegan Dessert Nachos with Coffee Ice Cream

Vegan Dessert Nachos! Minimalist Baker

Rarely does a dessert get me so giddy that I can’t stop blurting out “epic!” while taking photos. Well, somewhat rare. Desserts do get me all sorts of excited.

So you remember how I made coconut coffee ice cream a while back? Well I had just a few scoops leftover, but I knew I wanted to do something awesome with them. Then, a recent Food Network show I’d seen a while back flashed across my mind and I thought “Dessert Nachos!” My plan was set. Now I just needed to gather my materials and execute, hard.d.

Battle Star Galactica out of Tortilla ChipsI made my tortilla strips looks like battlestar galactica! Kinda….Clearly I was having fun.

Vegan Dessert Nacho Chips

Important tip though: I tried TWO kinds of tortilla chips – one whole grain and one gluten free.

It turned out the gluten free ones worked better! But if you really want to throw caution to the wind, white tortillas would be best because they’re so fluffy and buttery. But I did like how the gluten free tortillas got crispy, shiny and became the perfect vehicle for scooping up coffee coconut ice cream. Oooooh mama.

Vegan Dessert Nachos with Coconut Coffee Ice CreamVegan Dessert Nachos with Gluten Free Chips

These nachos are so decadent and delicious. Reminds me of sitting down at a Mexican restaurant and devouring fried ice cream. Crispy, cinnamon sugar-coated tortilla chips make a bed for hefty scoops of coffee ice cream and a stream of chocolate syrup.


Wait a minute or two until the ice cream gets all melty and then start digging in, using the chips to scoop up bites of ice cream and chocolate sauce. And don’t forget a strawberry (or cherry) on top – desserts need dressing up too, you know?


This would make the perfect dessert to share with your sweetheart or a group of friends. Just add more chips and ice cream to compensate for more mouths.

Heavenly Vegan Dessert Nachos with Coffee Ice Cream!

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Vegan Dessert Nachos with Coffee Ice Cream
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Crispy cinnamon sugar-covered tortilla chips topped with creamy coffee ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  1. Turn your oven to low broil and position a rack in the top ⅓ of your oven.
  2. Cut tortillas in triangles, place on two lightly greased baking sheets and lightly coat with canola oil (or other oil).
  3. Add cinnamon sugar and toss again to coat, adding more cinnamon sugar as needed.
  4. Arrange tortillas in a single layer on baking sheet and broil for 1-3 minutes on each side, being careful not to burn as they turn from crisp to burnt quickly. They should take about 2 minutes each side.
  5. Remove from oven and arrange on a large plate. Top with coffee ice cream, drizzle with chocolate sauce and top with strawberry or cherry. Serve immediately.
* I tried gluten free, brown rice tortillas and whole grain tortillas, and MUCH preferred the gluten free for their extra-crispy texture and flavor. However, white tortillas would also work well here.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 198 Fat: 5 g Carbohydrates: 33 g Sugar: 11 g Fiber: 2 g Protein: 3 g


danaHi, I'm Dana! I am a food stylist, photographer, and author of the Food Photography School and the 31 Meals Cookbook.

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  1. says

    These look incredible. I’m really glad you broiled the chips rather than fry them so I can pretend it’s a little healthier. Already thinking of other toppings: caramelized bananas, caramel sauce, lots of strawberries…

  2. says

    Oh my! This dessert should win an award…or two. This looks phenominal.

    Also, you two are just awesome. I’ve been spreading the word to all my friends about that class! And I’m planning on getting it myself! yay!

  3. says

    Oh my goodness this looks delicious. We just pinned this! And so glad we came across your blog. Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K

  4. says

    Awesome guys! (Both the nachos AND the e-course news!) This is what I need to tip the scales and sign up! Hopefully this helps you to gain some momentum for what is, I am certain, going to be fantastically valuable.

    • Dana says

      You are the sweetest, Jess! Glad you’re considering checking it out. We’d love to hear what you think!

  5. Mariam says

    This looks amazing! Can’t go wrong with that combo! Also I just downloaded your e-cookbook can’t wait to try the recipes out!

  6. says

    Oh my god. Dessert nachos? Seriously I think I just died a little bit. These look absolutely incredible!
    The course sounds great, too- I’m definitely going to be looking into it.

  7. says

    Holy deeeelicious! I love coconut ice cream and I’ve never tried dessert nachos…the cinnamony crunchy creaminess sounds like the perfect dessert!

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