3 Holiday Dessert Recipes using Plant-Based Ice Cream

Pint of SweetPea Raspberry plant-based ice cream in front of red background with red Christmas ornaments

Snow, presents, tinsel, hot cocoa, ugly sweaters—these are all things we welcome with open arms when the holidays arrive. But we can all agree that one of the biggest (and best) parts about the holidays is the food. Everyone seems to turn into Martha Stewart in December and we are here for it. Obviously, we are more prone to the sweet side of the December food fest. So to celebrate, we thought it would be fun to level up some holiday dishes this year. Here are three delicious holiday dessert recipes using SweetPea plant-based ice cream!

Ice Cream Reindeer

This one is festive, fun, and kid friendly! It only takes a few ingredients to bring Santa’s reindeer into your own kitchen. You’ll need the following:

  • SweetPea’s  That’s A Mean Vanilla Bean or T.G.I. Pieday Raspberry.A large scoop of either of these ice creams will serve as your reindeer’s head!
  • Chocolate chips – these will be your reindeer’s eyes
  • Pretzels – hello antlers!
  • Waffle cone – our reindeer needs a body!
  • M&M’s – one M&M will act as your nose. We encourage you to use red so Rudolph gets the attention he deserves.

Once you get all of your ingredients, all you have to do is assemble your reindeer and enjoy! Invite some friends and create all of Santa’s fleet (plus Rudolph of course) using a different flavor of SweetPea for each one!

Holiday Sundae Bar

Ice cream sundaes are an easy treat that can be customizable for anyone—especially if you host an ice cream sundae bar! This is a great, fun activity for any holiday event. Incorporating SweetPea as a part of your sundae will save:

  • Your gluten-free friends from encountering gluten
  • Your dairy-free fam from the aftermath of lactose
  • Your vegan aunt from having to bring her own food
  • Your plant-based uncle from breaking his resolution

Basically, SweetPea has something for everyone. (Seriously.)

To kick off your sundae bar right, we recommend the following:

  • SweetPea ice cream of choice (spice things up with One ‘N Only Cookies ‘N Cream or Peanut Butter Bomb)
  • Red and green sprinkles
  • Chocolate and caramel syrups
  • Marshmallows – they make red and green ones!
  • Fun holiday toppers
  • Brownies
  • Cookies
  • Whipped cream
  • Red and green candies
  • Anything festive you’d like to add!
  • Bowls, spoons, cones

All you have to do for this holiday treat is set everything out and let everyone loose! You’ll be the host of the season once everyone devours their personal holiday treats.

Eggnog Ice Cream Float

Eggnog is a classic holiday beverage that can turn into a party show stopper with just a few additions! Your float will require the following:


  • Place 3/4 cup of eggnog in a tall glass
  • Add two scoops of SweetPea
  • Slowly pour 1/2 cup of ginger ale 
  • Top with whipped cream and cinnamon
  • Enjoy! 

However you decide to treat yourself this holiday season, make sure to do it with a scoop of dairy free, plant based SweetPea! Follow us on Instagram @sweetpeawow, and tag us in whatever treats you make with SweetPea. Happy Holidays!



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