Vegan Irish Desserts for St. Patricks Day: Delicious Recipes

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Welcome to a vegan’s paradise! If you’re on the hunt for vegan Irish desserts, you’re in the right place. St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and that means it’s time to celebrate with some delicious, traditional Irish recipes – with a vegan twist!

But don’t worry, these vegan Irish recipes are not just for March 17th. They are perfect to enjoy all year round. So, whether you’re celebrating St. Paddy’s Day or just craving some Irish-inspired recipes, keep reading!

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Let’s start with the star of the show: Vegan Irish Soda Bread. This quick bread is a traditional Irish recipe that requires no yeast. Instead, the rise comes from the reaction of baking soda and apple cider vinegar, creating a flavorful cake-like bread.

The best part? It’s an easy recipe that even first-time bakers can tackle with good results.

A golden brown loaf of vegan Irish soda bread on a baking sheet.

Vegan Shamrock Shakes

Forget the green beer, it’s all about vegan shamrock shakes on St. Patrick’s Day! These creamy, dreamy shakes are the perfect way to cool down after a hearty main course of vegan Irish stew or Dublin coddle.

Made with coconut cream and fresh mint, these shakes are the perfect vegan St. Patrick’s Day recipes. Plus, who can resist the classic sweet creamy coconut and mint flavors?

A tall glass of vegan shamrock shake topped with a cream topping, a straw, and fresh mint.

Irish Potato Candy

An Irish twist on a classic, Irish Potato Candy is a vegan version of the old-fashioned candy. Despite its name, this dessert doesn’t contain any potatoes. Instead, it’s made with coconut cream, lemon juice, and cinnamon flavors. Rolled into small balls and coated in cinnamon, these treats are an easy treat for your St. Patrick’s Day party.

Irish potato candies in a small bowl, sprinkled with cinnamon.

Vegan Irish Cream

No list of vegan Irish desserts would be complete without vegan Irish cream. This homemade recipe features full fat coconut milk, brown sugar, and a good splash of Irish whiskey for depth of flavor.

It’s the perfect addition to your Irish coffee or to drizzle over vegan ice cream. Just remember to serve it at room temperature for the best flavor.

Gur Cake

Gur Cake is a traditional part of Irish food culture, originally made from stale bread. This vegan recipe uses whole foods like whole wheat flour, vegan buttermilk, and coconut cream to create thin layers of shortbread and a dense, moist filling.

It’s a simple recipe that yields a deliciously flavorful cake that the whole family will love.

A slice of gur cake on a wooden plate, with a butter knife on the side.

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

While not a dessert, no St. Patrick’s Day would be complete without a vegan shepherd’s pie. This hearty main course features green peas, Brussels sprouts, and store-bought vegan sausages for a satisfying depth of flavor.

Topped with creamy mashed potatoes, it’s a comforting dish that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

Vegan Mint Brownies

For an easy recipe that’s sure to impress, try these vegan chocolate mint brownies. The base is a rich, fudgy brownie made with vegan dark chocolate chips and cocoa powder. The middle layer is a creamy mint filling, and the whole thing is topped with a layer of chocolate ganache.

It’s a vegan dessert that’s perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

A stack of vegan mint brownies on a white plate, with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Boozy Shamrock Shakes: Our Favorite of These Vegan Irish Desserts!

And last but not least, let’s not forget about boozy shamrock shakes. Yes, you read it right. These are similar to vegan shamrock shakes but with a fun twist – a splash of Irish whiskey!

It’s an adult-friendly dessert that’s perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party. So here’s to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day the vegan way – with delicious vegan Irish desserts!

Want more Irish desserts? Try this Christmas cake.


Two boozy shamrock shakes garnished with a mint leaf and a swirl of whipped cream.
Vegan Irish Apple Cake Recipe

Vegan Irish Apple Cake Recipe

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This recipe describes how to make a vegan version of the traditional Irish Apple cake. The cake is moist, flavorful, and perfect for any occasion - be it St. Patrick's Day, a casual get-together, or just a regular day when you want to indulge in some sweet comfort food.


  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of vegan butter
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 4 medium-sized green apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cut in the vegan butter using a pastry cutter or your fingers until you have a crumbly texture.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the almond milk and lemon juice together. Let it sit for a few minutes to create a vegan buttermilk.
  5. Slowly add the vegan buttermilk to the flour mixture, stirring until just combined.
  6. Fold in the chopped apples. The batter will be thick.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the ground cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the cake.
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing and serving.


You can serve this cake with a scoop of vegan ice cream or a dollop of coconut whipped cream for an extra treat. Remember, this cake is best served at room temperature and can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 310mgCarbohydrates: 65gNet Carbohydrates: 61gFiber: 4gSugar: 36gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 5g
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