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Fun, Festive Recipes for a Dairy-Free Holiday Season

Posted on February 24, 2016

‘Tis the season of giving and receiving, of hosting and attending – and of lots of delicious food. Whether you’re serving a multi-course feast or headed to a potluck, these fun and festive dairy-free recipes are sure to get you in a holiday party mood.

Sage and Gouda Vegan Cheese Ball

Sage and Gouda Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe, from Namely Marly (pictured)

This might just be one of the best uses of our Smoked Gouda Style Block that we’ve ever seen. With fresh sage leaves, crunchy pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries each adding their own special something, this beautiful holiday appetizer is bursting with flavor and texture.

Vegan Gingerbread Cake

Vegan Gingerbread Cake Recipe, from Vegan Richa

Gingerbread is ubiquitous to the holiday season, and this dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free and soy-free version is incredible. It’s got a moist, rich flavor and is filled with fragrant, flavorful ingredients like candied ginger, cinnamon and molasses.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels Recipe, from Minimalist Baker

Looking for a new way to enjoy your Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spread? Try these pretty pinwheels, stuffed with plant-based cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil and spinach. They’re sure to please a crowd and can be eaten with one hand, which makes them the perfect party snack.

Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry-Pear Sauce Recipe, from Oh She Glows

This recipe takes what would be a hearty entrée-sized loaf and turns it into a fun-sized snack to serve a crowd. They’re a great savory compliment to sugary holiday treats, and the accompanying cranberry-pear sauce makes them feel extra celebratory.

Gluten-Free Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Donuts

Gluten-Free Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Donuts Recipe, from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Speaking of sugary holiday treats… What would the season be without them, right? These beautiful chocolate donuts with coconut cream peppermint frosting are not just fun to look at; they’re delicious as well – especially when topped with crunchy candy cane bits.

Coconut Milk Eggnog

Coconut Milk Eggnog, from Back to Her Roots

Another classic holiday recipe gets a dairy-free makeover in this rich and creamy eggnog, made with two types of coconut milk and a dash of spice. We’ve also got a variety of dairy-free and vegan eggnog recipes right over here.

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