It's the holidays and many of my good friends are flying in from out of state. I'd like to have some of them over next week for drinks and desert to celebrate being reunited (as well as my recent graduation!). One of my best friends is vegan and I'd really like to make something she can enjoy with the rest of us, but don't have much experience with making any vegan deserts. I've found lots of interesting recipes online, but would really like to get some input from Serious Eaters about some tried and true (and tasty!) recipes.
Special ingredients aren't really an issue as I have access to lots of grocery stores that cater to vegans and health nuts. I also have an ice cream maker, if anyone has some good vegan ice cream recipes.