10 snowy desserts for a white Christmas

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Even if this year’s festive break is a grey, drizzly washout, you can make it a glorious celebration indoors with our snowy desserts. Each of these 10 fabulous puds is full of rich, cosy flavours like white chocolate, ginger and coconut.

Turn your Christmas table into a winter wonderland with these snow white creations. Choose from cheesecake, trifles topped with snow drifts of cream, crisp meringues, white choc truffles or layer cake. However many guests you’ve got coming for Christmas, we’ve got a magical snowy dessert to fit the occasion.*

*Actual snow not guaranteed.

10 snowy desserts for a white Christmas

These festive creations will create some midwinter magic, however bleak the real weather is outside. If you’re on the hunt for easy bakes we have plenty, as well as make-ahead truffles, trifles and layer cakes, so you can tick the showstopper dessert of the season off your list.

Scroll on for 10 of our best snowy dessert recipes…

Tres leches eggnog cake

Tres leches is a traditional Mexican cake soaked in milk, with gorgeously light and fluffy results. We’ve given it a Christmassy spin with the addition of some festive spices. Use a paper stencil to create the snowflake effect on top.


Coconut pannacotta and raspberry trifle

This trifle’s coconut pannacotta is topped with a layer of pillowy cream that looks like fresh snow drifts. Dig in (no snow shovels required) to discover the hidden layer of hot pink raspberry compote.


Lindor white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake

This incredible white chocolate cheesecake is topped with a layer of passion fruit jelly, a flurry of coconut flakes and a stack of snowballs (white choc Lindor).

Lindor cheesecake

White chocolate Yule log

White chocolate fans will love this festive Yule log, which looks like a snow-covered log fallen in the forest. Strong Narnia vibes.

White chocolate yule log

White forest gateau

Black forest gateau… but make it extra Christmassy. The light layers of white chocolate sponge are covered with a thick frosting made with mascarpone, white choc and double cream.

Layered cake

Almond cheesecake meringue nests

We love a make-ahead dessert here at delicious. The crisp meringues in this recipe can be made up to a week in advance, and the boozy amaretto and mascarpone filling prepared two days ahead and kept in the fridge. All you need to do on the day is assemble, serve and await the compliments.

Meringue nests

Mincemeat and custard Bundt cake

Looking for something a little less heavy than Christmas pud, but with all those traditional flavours?  Try this festive Bundt cake with mincemeat and custard filling, and a thick drizzle of white, citrussy icing on top.


Passion fruit snowball truffles

These snowball truffles are the perfect treat with coffee at the end of a big meal. They keep in the fridge for up to a week, so why not make a couple of batches to give as homemade gifts?


Baileys and hazelnut parfaits

If you’re firmly in Camp Baileys at Christmas, then this is the dessert recipe for you. The frozen parfaits are flavoured with a generous slug of the beloved Irish cream liqueur.


White chocolate, orange and ginger profiteroles

Retro fave profiteroles gets a contemporary makeover with a ginger and orange cream filling and a blizzard of melted white chocolate and crystallised ginger on top. Heavenly.


Need more festive inspiration? Get organised with more  make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes. These snowflake biscuits are perfect for baking with kids. Or, make a batch of marshmallow snowballs to give as a homemade gift.

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