Make these no-bake festive desserts, then check out our make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes, Christmas cheesecake recipes and Christmas trifle recipes.

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  • Irish cream tiramisu served in a baking dish

    Irish cream tiramisu

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.41 ratings

    You can make this no-cook tiramisu ahead to save on time when hosting a party. Made with Irish cream liqueur, it's a truly grown-up dessert

  • Layered fruit trifle in a glass bowl

    Classic sherry trifle

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.36 ratings

    Christmas celebrations are not complete without a classic trifle. This stunning dessert recipe features layers of madeira sponge, fruit jelly, custard and cream

  • Chocolate truffle & honeycomb torte with a slice cut out

    Chocolate truffle & honeycomb torte

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Try this easy no-bake dessert which uses just five ingredients. As well as looking great as a centrepiece, it‘s easy to carry to a gathering.

  • Christmas pudding cheesecake 2016

    Christmas pudding cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.49 ratings

    Cross a Christmas pudding with a cheesecake and what do you get? A fantastic alternative festive dessert with a crunchy ginger base and creamy filling

  • Retro trifle in dessert glass

    Retro trifle

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 ratings

    Take trifle to the next level for the festive season. Make the jelly with raspberries and enrich the custard with clotted cream for ultra indulgence

  • A selection of no-bake PB&J cheesecake squares

    No-bake PB&J cheesecake squares

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Try these peanut butter and jam cheesecake squares. We’ve chosen a fruit topping, but you could opt for chocolate – turning it into a giant peanut butter cup.

  • Rocky road cheesecake pudding with sparklers in the top

    Rocky road cheesecake pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.32 ratings

    We've blended two tempting sweet treats – rocky road and cheesecake – to create this irresistible make-ahead dessert.

  • Tiramisu trifle in a trifle bowl

    Tiramisu trifle

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Combine the decadent coffee and chocolate flavours of a tiramisu with a classic trifle for a crowd-pleasing dessert – it's a fuss-free finale to your dinner

  • Christmas pudding ice cream

    Christmas pudding ice cream

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.19 ratings

    Impress your guests with this showstopping Christmas dessert, which can be made up to one month ahead

  • Espresso martini cheesecake garnished with coffee beans

    Espresso martini cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.12 ratings

    Make this grown-up dessert for a celebration dinner, or as an alternative to Christmas pudding. Spiked with coffee liqueur, it’s sophisticated and luxurious

  • Black Forest Christmas fool

    Black Forest Christmas fool

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    A simple, quick and indulgent dessert you can rustle up in 10 minutes. If you want to make a non-alcoholic version, use a can of cherries in syrup instead

  • Chocolate orange-tini trifle served in a trifle dessert glass

    Chocolate orange-tini trifle

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Cross a Mississippi mud pie with a marmalade martini and the result is this grown-up Christmas trifle. It makes a wonderful indulgent end to a festive menu

  • Festive frozen chocolate parfait on a plate

    Festive frozen chocolate parfait

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Try this cross between dense chocolate cake, rich chocolate ice cream and Christmas tiffin. Best of all, it can be sliced straight from the freezer

  • Sweet grazing wreath

    Sweet grazing wreath

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Create a dessert centrepiece without spending hours in the kitchen. This sweet grazing wreath is great fun at Christmas, but is perfect for any party

  • A collection of dark chocolate, ginger & pistachio squares

    Dark chocolate, ginger & pistachio squares

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    No cooking is required to make these vegan chocolate squares studded with stem ginger, gingernut biscuits and pistachios. Best enjoyed with an afternoon cuppa

  • Salted caramel no-bake cheesecake on a cake stand

    Salted caramel no-bake cheesecake

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Looking for a centrepiece dessert? Our salted caramel no-bake cheesecake is a winner every time and it's so easy to put together

  • Four winter berry & white chocolate pots

    Winter berry & white chocolate pots

    A star rating of 2.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make these pretty pots ahead of time for a stress-free dessert at Christmas. You can keep them in the fridge for up to three days before serving

  • A selection of mince pie truffles

    Mince pie truffles

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    What's more festive than mince pie truffles? Serve these bite-size treats as an after-dinner sweet, or gift in pretty boxes tied with decorative ribbon

  • Passion fruit & white chocolate semifreddo with a slice cut away

    Passion fruit & white chocolate semifreddo

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Combine the flavours of white chocolate, passion fruit and pistachios in this semifreddo, a stunning dessert to end a dinner party or family celebration

  • Christmas rocky road served on a platter

    Christmas rocky road

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.10 ratings

    Adapt this festive rocky road however you like. It’s great for using up leftover Christmas sweets and biscuits, and you can get kids involved in making them, too

  • Ice cream bomb on plate

    Christmas pudding ice cream bombe

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Wow dinner guests with this stunning gluten free ice cream bombe for dessert. It's a great way to use up leftover Christmas pudding – and it's surprisingly easy to make!

  • Four squares of black forest fridge cake

    Black Forest fridge cake

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.12 ratings

    Make an easy ‘fridge cake’ version of Black Forest gateau by layering cherries, chocolatey cream and chocolate biscuits. It's a moreish dessert to end a meal

  • Christmas pudding trifle

    Christmas pudding trifle

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Use leftover Christmas pudding to rustle up this speedy and sumptuously creamy trifle with Grand Marnier-steeped oranges

  • Baumkuchen on a cake stand


    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try your hand at making our version of German baumkuchen. Popular at Christmas, it’s also known as ‘tree cake’ because of the rings you'll see when you cut into it