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30 Best Dairy-Free Christmas Desserts

There’s no need to miss out on all those holiday indulgences this year because these quick and easy dairy-free Christmas desserts are divine. 

They’re not all vegan, but they are all delicious!

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The holidays are filled with incredible desserts and sweet treats. But it’s not always easy for those people with food restrictions. 

Luckily, this list is packed with dairy-free Christmas desserts you’ll crave again and again.

Plus, some of these are even gluten-free, making them ideal for almost everyone.

So give in to those pumpkin pie, brownie, and cupcake cravings – I know you want to!

30 Easy Dairy-Free Christmas Dessert Recipes

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie doesn’t have to be exclusive to Thanksgiving, you know! It also makes a fantastic Christmas treat. 

This vegan version is just as silky smooth as the rest of them, and it only requires ten ingredients!

A gluten-free crust is a lovely base for the flavorful filling. Though you can go for whatever dairy-free crust you like. 

Try it once, and you may never make a ‘normal’ pumpkin pie again.

2. Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies 

These cookies are the best dairy-free, cut-out sugar cookies you’ll ever try. 

It’s all about the texture in this recipe – the edges are perfectly crisp, while the middles are soft and tender. 

They’re perfect for decorating or tasty on their own. 

Of course, it’s always fun to ice them with kids – so why not invite your friends and family over?

It’s sure to be a blast, and I have a feeling Santa will expect these year after year.

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3. Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado is an incredible ingredient.

Did you know you can swap one cup of butter for one cup of mashed butter in almost any recipe, and it’ll come out rich and perfect?

Not to mention all those healthy fats!

In this recipe, it’s mixed with chocolate for the most delicious mousse ever.

Velvety, creamy, and oh-so-smooth, it’s a rich and indulgent dessert, minus the dairy. 

Although it’s not the easiest recipe, it’s worth the extra effort. And no, you can’t taste the avocado!

4. Christmas Fruit Salad

This Christmas fruit salad will stand out on a table full of rich, sweet desserts. 

With just a few simple ingredients, you can quickly and easily throw this colorful dish together.

It’s perfect for a last-minute potluck dish and can be eaten any time of day.

It’s easy to make and can be customized to include any of your favorite fruits.

5. Dairy-Free Banana Pudding

Dairy-free banana pudding is a luscious concoction made with real bananas. 

This stuff is insanely good. Like, ‘lick the bowl clean’ good.

Between the coconut and almond milk, it gets super thick. And it’s best served with wafer cookies and fresh bananas.

It’s thick, creamy, and full of flavor. Every bite is simply stunning. 

6. Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Ginger Frosting

As much as I love trifles and cheesecake, sometimes you just can’t beat a cozy and delicious cake.

And that’s especially true of this vegan pumpkin cake with ginger frosting! 

It’s super moist and flavorful, and the ginger frosting is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. 

You can use canned pumpkin or even swap it for butternut squash if you like. Heck, you could even use sweet potato and get the same great results.

Better still, it doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge. So long as you frost it and keep it somewhere (kinda) cool, it should be fine until after dinner.

7. Chocolate Cranberry Cake 

For a festive yet indulgent dessert, try this chocolate and cranberry cake.

Featuring vegan chocolate chips and bright cranberries, it’s super rich and impossibly fruity. 

It has a fudgy texture that’s crazy good, and with all those chocolate chips studded through the sponge, it’s a hit no matter the time of year.

Make it for any December birthday, or treat your family and friends to some Christmas decadence. 

8. Chocolate Cranberry Almond Banana Muffins

Chocolate, cranberry, almond, and banana muffins are a mouthful in more ways than one!

They’re also a super cozy dessert, snack, or treat to enjoy this holiday season. 

Brimming with cranberries, these delightful chocolate and banana muffins can be eaten any time of day. And you won’t believe they’re vegan and gluten-free.  

A breeze to make, they’ll be ready to devour in under an hour. Luckily, they’re super tasty when they’re still warm!

9. Vegan Peppermint No-Bake Cream Pie

This vegan peppermint no-bake cream pie is to die for.

It has a chocolate cookie crust, and I mean, come on – the filling is a creamy white chocolate and peppermint filling. 

I know you’ve never had a pie quite like this one – especially not one that’s completely plant-based.

10. Dairy-Free Peppermint Patties

You won’t believe how incredibly simple these homemade, dairy-free peppermint patties are. 

You’ll coat soft and chewy peppermint patties in a rich chocolate shell, then try to resist as they harden. 

Between the minty flavor and chocolate goodness, they’re a dairy-free dessert you’ll make all year long.

11. Vegan Millionaire Shortbread Bars

Millionaire shortbread typically features a buttery shortbread crust, a thick layer of creamy caramel, and a dreamy chocolate ganache layer to finish.

Butter, more butter, and plenty of cream – it’s not the most vegan-approved dessert.

Or is it? Thanks to all the amazing new dairy-free ingredients out there, you can make this luxurious treat without a drop of dairy.

This version is healthier than the classic recipe but just as incredible.

12. Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie

All the flavors of your favorite candy bar in one irresistible pie? Count me in!

Delicious, creamy, silky peanut butter filling sits inside a tasty crust. Add the chocolate on top, and you’re in dessert heaven. 

And yes, all of this is entirely vegan!

This is a gift to any Christmastime spread.

13. Baked Vegan Apple Cider Donuts

Baked donuts are fun to make at home, and these vegan apple cider donuts are no exception. 

Incredibly fluffy and coated in cinnamon sugar, they have such a satisfying crunch on the outside. 

Throw these in the oven while you open gifts, and they’ll be ready to go when you’re all done.

14. Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate crinkle cookies are a Christmas classic. They’re soft, fudgy, and super tasty. 

The distinct powdered sugar cracks are recognizable from across the room and come in many fun flavors.

This version is dairy-free, chocolatey, and a spectacular dessert for any holiday party. You can also give them as gifts, so make double!

15. Vegan Vanilla Coconut Cupcakes

These vegan vanilla and coconut cupcakes are heaven on earth. They have excellent flavor and an incredible texture that’ll leave you wanting more.

Thes cakes are moist and perfectly balanced, and the creamy coconut milk, along with the coconut in each bite, is unmatched. 

Top these with a generous dollop of smooth vanilla frosting. They’re so good, nobody will be able to resist.

16. Dairy-free Chocolate Cake

Believe it or not, making a dairy-free chocolate cake that’s both delicious and impressive is effortless. 

And don’t worry, you don’t need anything special for this one. Just give the pantry staple ingredients a quick stir, then get it in the oven. 

This chocolate cake can be made for birthday parties, Christmas gatherings, or even the New Year!

17. Vegan Coconut Cake

Coconut cake has always been one of my favorites. It’s simple, flavorful, and always looks great on a table. 

This vegan version is delightful with a perfectly moist, soft, and sweet sponge. Meanwhile, the frosting is flawlessly sweetened and super-duper creamy. 

You’ll love how this white cake looks on your Christmas dessert table. Just don’t count on having leftovers. 

18. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m always on the hunt for the best chocolate chip cookies. And this vegan recipe is definitely in the running. 

Using vegan butter and vegan chocolate chips, they taste amazing. The texture is beautiful. The flavor is lovely. Plus, they look fantastic!

Make these for all of your Christmas events, and don’t forget the sea salt on top!

19. Vegan No-Bake Coconut Balls 

Coconut balls are a chocolate truffle treat that’s simply divine. 

These candies are chewy, sweet, and taste just like a Mounds bar. And it’s no wonder since the main ingredients are shredded coconut, coconut milk, and powdered sugar. 

From there, go ahead and decorate them any way you like. Keep it simple, or add your favorite Christmas sprinkles.

20. Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread is one of the most popular Christmas cookies around. When you think of the holidays, you can practically smell the sweet-spicy flavors. 

This recipe is straightforward, but the warm spices and kick of ginger make them irresistible. 

Use classic cookie cutters, or have fun with the shapes. Then, once these cookies are baked, grab the whole family for a decorating party. 

21. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Vegan pumpkin cheesecake has a beautiful pumpkin pie flavor.

The tangy cream cheese makes it even better, and the coconut whipped cream is dreamy and delicious.  

This cheesecake is the perfect combination of silky pumpkin pie and luscious cheesecake. And you can’t even tell it’s completely dairy-free. 

This is the ideal holiday dessert for anybody, vegan or not!

22. Fudgy Vegan Beet Cupcakes

I know what you’re thinking, but these vegan beet cupcakes are seriously delicious.

Seriously, you have to try these because you won’t believe how well beets pair with chocolate. 

Fudgy, chocolatey, and full of healthy vitamins and nutrients, you’ll need to roast the beets in the oven, so they get nice and soft. 

And while there is a slight earthy note (i.e., not overly sweet), you won’t taste the beets!

Who knew healthy cupcakes could taste so good?

23. Vegan Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite flavor combos. And these swirled brownies are truly spectacular. 

Not only are these super tasty, but they’re also straightforward.

Dairy-free chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and peanut butter are responsible for making these so perfect. 

The only downside? You’ll have to use all your willpower to keep from eating the whole pan!

24. The Best Vegan Apple Crisp

It’s called ‘the best’ because it is. A bold statement, but after one bite, I think you’ll agree!

Scrumptious cinnamon sugar apples topped with a perfectly crispy-crunchy oat topping are just as comforting and delicious as it sounds. 

Spoon some vanilla ice cream on top while it’s still warm, and you’ll quickly fall in love.

25. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes

From the Oreo crust to the simple yet silky smooth cheesecake filling, this is one dessert you won’t want to share. 

There’s an explosion of peanut butter flavor in every mouthful, plus just the right amount of chocolate to weaken your knees.

These little bites of indulgence are incredible. And I know you’ll want seconds.

26. Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Pie

I can’t believe someone didn’t think of this sooner. Combine two of the best holiday desserts, and you’re in for something special.

The crust and filling of this pie are infused with pumpkin spice. Plus, you’ll add a little bit of sweet pumpkin butter to the apples! 

I promise, this will be your favorite apple pie from now on. 

27. Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

We know Oreos are vegan, but these sandwich cookies are even better. And they’re gluten-free!

The chocolate cookies are tender and super flavorful, while the chocolate filling is decadent and indulgent. 

If you have kids around, have them help assemble these sandwich cookies. However, you’ll probably lose a few cookies in the process.

28. Vegan Trifle

Need a show stopper to feed a crowd? You can’t beat a big glass bowl of creamy trifle.

It calls for dairy-free milk and yogurt. Plus pre-made vegan custard.

Don’t worry, they’re all readily available in most supermarkets. And they speed up the prep like a dream!

Top tip: make a dairy-free spiced cake for a more festive finish.

29. Vegan Toffee Crisp Bars

Toffee is one of my favorite holiday treats. I like it creamy or crunchy, in cookies or on its own.

And while I usually make toffee with butter and heavy cream, these vegan candy bars are my new go-to.

With crispy cereal, chewy vegan caramel, and a touch of sea salt, these are completely addictive.

Oh, and did I mention you only need six simple ingredients? Yeah, it’s that easy!

I would say you could give these out as gifts for the neighbors. But who are we kidding? Go ahead and stash them for yourself.

30. Pumpkin Black Bottom Cupcakes 

I know they sound like a Halloween treat, but these pumpkin black-bottom cupcakes are just as impressive on your Christmas table. 

You’ll swirl sweetened pumpkin and cream cheese into a moist, dark chocolate cupcake. So you don’t even need frosting.

Of course, extra cream cheese frosting never hurts!

30 Best Dairy-Free Christmas Desserts

There’s no need to miss out on all those holiday indulgences this year because these quick and easy dairy-free Christmas desserts are divine.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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