16 Super Festive Vegan Dessert Recipes

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without something superbly sweet after your fully-loaded roast dinner. So whether you’re a top baker or a bit of a newbie, there is something plant-based and delicious for you to enjoy creating and eating this festive season. We’ve got festive ice cream, gingerbread cookies, classic mince pies and everything else to make your sweet tooth sing. 

Christmas Cheesecake

By: Violife

Method: Blending

Difficulty: Intermediate

This festive cheesecake is made with a rich gingerbread biscuit base that the entire family can enjoy. Recipe here.

Christmas Pudding

By: The Coconut Collaborative

Method: Cooking

Difficulty: Beginner

This vegan Christmas Pudding is nostalgic, sweet, spongy and everything you could possibly want in a festive dessert. Recipe here.

Peppermint Mocha Cake

By: The Vegan Kind & Nourishing Amy 

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Intermediate

This impressive recipe perfectly combines mocha and peppermint flavours to create the ideal Christmas cake. It’s fluffy, spongy, and creamy! Recipe here.

N*TELLA Snowflake Pastry

By: Bonsan

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Beginner

This stunning, chocolate-filled Snowflake Pastry is easier to assemble than it looks. With the help of a plate and a pint glass, you can create the amazing snowflake effect in under an hour.  Recipe here.

Christmas Pudding Ice Cream

By: The Vegan Society

Method: Other

Difficulty: Intermediate

This vanilla ice cream is infused with traditional Christmas flavours for a lighter finish to your festive feast. You will need a freezer-proof pudding basin large enough to hold the ice cream. Recipe here.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

By: Violife

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Intermediate

Sticky Toffee Pudding will always make the perfect end to a filling, hearty dinner, and this recipe tells you how to make it all from scratch. Recipe here.

Christmas Pavlova

By: OGGS

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Intermediate

You can make this impressive Christmas Pavlova from scratch by using aquafaba-based meringue. Finish it off with chopped hazelnuts, chocolate hazelnut cream and fresh figs. Recipe here.

No Bake Gingerbread Cookies

By: SweetFreedomUK

Method: Other

Difficulty: Beginner

You can make these gingerbread cookies in less than 30 minutes, and they don’t even need to go in the oven. All you need is a nut or seed butter, Sweet Freedom’s Gingerbread Syrup and coconut flour. Recipe here.

Easy Vegan Chocolate Torte [No Bake]

By: Bit of the Good Stuff

Method: Other

Difficulty: Beginner

This vegan chocolate torte is perfect for special occasions, especially when you’re short on time. It’s super easy to make but looks spectacular. Serve up with some compote on the side as the fruit helps cut through the richness of the chocolate. Recipe here.

Chocolate Hazelnut Vegan Panettone

By: Mr Organic

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Intermediate

This festive Italian dessert is the answer to your sweet-toothed Christmas wishes. So forget about the non-vegan Panettone because this one is about to be your family’s new favourite. Recipe here.

Yule Log

By: Violife

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Advanced

Yule Log (or bûche de Noël) is a chocolate sponge cake cake that’s traditionally served at Christmas. This vegan version is made to resemble a wooden log and made with Violife’s Cocospread and Creamy Original. Recipe here.

Chocolate Cookie Kisses

By: Bonsan

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Beginner

What could be better than these delicious and delicate vegan cookies with a chocolate filling? They’re perfect for leaving out for Santa. Recipe here.

Chocolate Orange Christmas Pudding

By: Biona Organic

Method: Steaming

Difficulty: Intermediate

This Chocolate Orange Pudding is a delightful vegan version of the traditional pudding that we all know and love. It’s made with orange citrus notes and a dark, rich chocolate topping. You can serve it up with ice cream or double cream to make it extra indulgent. Recipe here.

 

 

N*TELLA Christmas Yule log

By: Bonsan

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Intermediate

Nothing says Christmas more than a festive, sugar-dusted Yule log! This vegan version is even better than the traditional kind because there’s hazelnut cocoa spread inside. Recipe here.

OGGNOG (Vegan Eggnog)

By: OGGS

Method: Other

Difficulty: Beginner

Not strictly a dessert, but it’s sweet, velvety and topped with cinnamon - yum. Is there a more festive drink out there than Eggnog? (Or should I say, Oggnog). Recipe here.

Gingerbread Christmas Cake

By: Violife

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Intermediate

What could be better than a delicious, creamy Christmas cake that looks as if it has come from a winter wonderland?! Recipe here.

20 Dec 2021
Jenny Edwards

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