27 Vegan Christmas Desserts
Looking for some delicious vegan Christmas desserts to enjoy on the big day? Look no further! I’ve compiled a list of 27 of the best festive puds to help you out. On this page, you’ll find recipes for Yule logs, aqua faba pavlova, macarons, cheesecake, cookies, cinnamon rolls and more!
When I first went vegan a few years ago, I really struggled to find a good dessert for after Christmas dinner. I hadn’t learned how to bake vegan yet, so I relied on ready-made options from the supermarket. At that time. my options were dairy-free soy ice cream and accidentally vegan biscuits.
Fortunately, vegan Christmas desserts have come a long way and there are many options to choose from in the shops now. But there are also many other delicious dessert options that are only available homemade, which is why I made this post.
This round-up contains all of my favourite eggless, dairy-free festive desserts, including things such as chocolate Yule log, aqua faba pavlova and macarons, Biscoff cinnamon rolls and no-bake banoffee pie. Simply use the table of contents menu below to jump to your desired dessert.
The best vegan Christmas desserts
Crumbly shortcrust pastry filled with homemade boozy mincemeat.
If you’ve never made a Yule log before, this one might take a little bit of practice. There’s definitely some skill required to get a crack-free roll but any tears can be easily covered with the creamy ganache. It’s a show-stopping dessert that makes a beautiful Christmas centrepiece.
Made with aqua faba (chickpea brine) instead of egg whites, this pavlova is a great alternative for vegans or just anyone on an egg-free diet. Top it with dairy-free whipped cream and decorate with fresh fruit of your choice.
This is an easy, no-bake treat that’s great for giving as an edible gift. Customise it to your liking by adding your favourite mix-ins.
I decorated these cute gingerbread men to look like Gingy from Shrek! I think they’d be the perfect addition to any Christmas cookie exchange.
This trifle is made with layers of homemade vanilla cake, dairy-free and egg-free custard, strawberry jam, fresh fruit and whipped cream.
Candy cane macarons
Another dessert made with aqua faba, these macarons taste just like the real deal. They’re filled with dairy-free peppermint buttercream and rolled in crushed-up candy canes to make a fun, festive treat.
Mince pie pinwheels
Use jarred or homemade mincemeat and some ready-to-roll puff pastry and you’ve got yourself a quick, tasty alternative to mince pies!
This recipe only contains 2-ingredients and it’s perfect for making with children! This is another Christmas dessert that would make a gorgeous edible gift.
A crumbly Digestive biscuit base filled with thick caramel, banana slices and dairy-free whipped cream. A British classic dessert that’s perfect for Christmas Day!
Chocolate orange tart
Shortcrust pastry filled with creamy chocolate orange ganache.
Another British classic, this millionaire’s shortbread is easier than it looks. A shortbread base topped with (dairy-free) condensed milk caramel and chocolate!
Super easy cut-out cinnamon cookies that can be enjoyed with icing or without!
This cheesecake is a staple that can be customised with many different flavours according to your liking. It’s a no-bake recipe and aside from the time in the fridge, it doesn’t take long to make at all.
Peppermint chocolate truffles
Coat these peppermint truffles with dairy-free white chocolate or simply roll them in some crushed up candy canes for a chocolatey treat.
Biscoff Yule log
This one is similar to my chocolate Yule log recipe but it’s flavoured with vanilla and Lotus Biscoff! It’s the perfect alternative for those who don’t like chocolate.
3-Ingredient Oreo cheesecake truffles. The perfect after-dinner treat during the Christmas season.
Sticky toffee pudding
This pudding is made with dates and brown sugar, and topped with a homemade sticky toffee sauce. It’s delicious served warm with vegan ice cream!
These shortbread cookies can be cut out into any shape you like, or cut into rectangular fingers for an authentic Scottish look.
Christmas pudding donuts
These donuts are perfect for making with children. They’re simple, baked vanilla donuts that are decorated with dairy-free chocolate to look like Christmas puddings.
Classic sugar cookies paired with vegan royal icing. They can be decorated however you like!
Chocolate orange brownies
These brownies are gooey and fudgy on the inside and have that classic shiny, papery top!
Candy cane cupcakes
Chocolate cupcakes topped with dairy-free peppermint buttercream frosting.
This chocolate fridge cake is packed with Digestive biscuits and raisins.
Rich gingerbread cupcakes topped with dairy-free cream cheese frosting.
Biscoff cinnamon rolls
Pillowy soft cinnamon rolls filled and topped with Biscoff goodness!
Chewy chocolate cookies filled with marshmallows and Digestive biscuits.
I hope you enjoy these Christmas dessert recipes. If you make any of them at home, please let me know how you get on by leaving a comment below. Happy baking! xo