Monday, September 6, 2010

Berry Low-Carb Trifle

Happy Labor Day! Thanks to all who have stopped by our BlogBBQ and hugs to all those that brought something special to share. It's still have all day to par-tay!

When invited to a party, I always enjoy bringing something. I make sure it's a yummy dish I can eat. After years of battling blood-sugar and diabetes, I've done really well as long as I eat low-carb and exercise consistently. I get lots of emails asking me for low-carb ideas. Here's one of my very favorites.

Berry Low-carb Trifle

Over the years my low-carb treats have been enjoyed by all. If I don't say, "It's sugar-free," no one knows but me! It seems everyone knows someone who deals with sugar challenges, so go ahead, and make their day with a yummy fruit trifle.

Start with a sugar-free, (made with Splenda), fat-free, Angel Food Cake. I found these all over NY and they are in my small Idaho town. Hopefully you can too. You can also make one from scratch!

Mix up a large sugar-free, fat-free vanilla pudding mix with skim milk.

Whip 2 cups of heavy whipping cream with a little vanilla extract.

Combine jello pudding and whipped cream.

Put about 1/3 of the pudding-cream mixture in the bottom of a trifle bowl.
Make this in any kind of a large bowl or dish, but a trifle bowl is extra pretty!

Slice and cube 1/2 of your cake.

Toss it on top of pudding-cream mixture.

Add about 1 cup of fresh berries and then cover with another 1/3 of the pudding mixture.

Slice up 1-1/2 fresh kiwi. Save the extra half for the top.

Press kiwi slices around the sides of your glass dish. Add another layer of berries, the other half of the cake cubes, and the last 1/3 of the pudding-cream mixture. Tuck some sliced strawberries around the sides too.

Whip 1 more cup of heavy cream. I like to sweeten mine with about half a dropper of liquid stevia, or Splenda works well too. Add a little vanilla and top the trifle, right up to the top of the bowl.

Cover and tuck it in the fridge for several hours, or even overnight. I like to make mine in the morning and serve it that evening.

After chilling, the trifle may settle a little. Hopefully, you have a little more cream and can fill it to the top again. Add more fresh berries, remaining kiwi, and toasted nuts, if like me, you enjoy a little crunch.

Yesterday we shared our low-carb trifle with this amazing mom-daughter duo. "Adorable-Daughter," after learning about the effects of sugar, health challenges and weight gain, set a goal to avoid sugar in her diet. Her smart mom is happy to support her and is also careful about her intake. We brought dessert, and they prepared and served the balance of a lovely and delicious meal...thanks gals for a delightful day together!
Berry Low-carb Trifle

One last pix...

and it's time to enjoy!

Berry Low-Carb Trifle
  • 1 (9oz.) sugar-free-fat-free, angel food cake
  • 1 (1.5 oz) vanilla sugar free-fat free pudding mix
  • 2-1/2 cups non-fat milk
  • 3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 (6 oz.) basket fresh red raspberries
  • 1 (6 oz.) basket fresh blackberries
  • 1 lb. sliced fresh strawberries
  • toasted nuts for garnish
Mix pudding mix with milk. Whip 2 cups heavy cream with 1 tsp. of vanilla. Add cream to the pudding mix and stir well. Slice and cube cake. Add 1/3 of the pudding-cream mixture to the bottom of a trifle bowl or large serving dish. Top with 1/2 cake cubes, and 1 cup of fresh berries. Cover with 1/3 of the pudding-cream mixture. Slice 1-1/2 kiwi fruit. Stick them to the sides of the trifle bowl. Add another layer of cake, berries and cream. Add sliced strawberries to the sides of the bowl too. Whip 1 more cup of heavy cream. Add 1 tsp. of vanilla along with stevia or Splenda to taste. Top trifle with whipped cream, cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Just before serving, top off cream if needed, and garnish with fresh berries and remaining kiwi. Garnish with toasted nuts if desired.

Happiness this holiday all!


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I cut back on sugar as much as possible. Happy Labor Day:@)

  2. Yummy can be healthy!! :-) I love trifle and yours looks BEAUTIFUL!!!

  3. I haven't even had breakfast and now I want desert first! You take awesome photos by the way.

  4. Looks delicious! I just did a trifle, but there was not a healthy ingredient within 100 paces of it! This looks wonderful.

    I'm linking up from the blog hop at It's So Very Cheri

  5. I am going to get a trifle dish just so that I can make this! It's gorgeous, delicious, and healthy!! What more could you ask for =)

    Dropping by from Just Something I Whipped Up Mondays

  6. That looks extremely delicious!!! I have saved the recipe and will definitely give it a try ;o)

  7. I make something similar but use cool whip. I also like to put crushed pineapple sometimes in the pudding, cool whip mixture. It looks gorgeous!

  8. Looks beautiful! Your recipe is very similar to my Peach Melba Trifle but I use sweetened condensed milk. I just might try substituting non-fatmilk and see how it turns out.

    Great stopping by, Gnee!

  9. Beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. Sitting down tonight to read all of the wonderful recipes posted to the Blog BBQ.

  10. Absolutely beautiful! I love finding new recipes with no sugar...or very low in same. I created a sugar-free strawberry pie this year and the recipe is on my blog. Easy peasy too!

    Hope your holiday weekend has been great ~

  11. Almost missed this one while enjoying a Labor Day weekend break. It looks delicious. I love trifle, and this makes it guilt free.

  12. I thank whomever's blog led me to yours, it is a Godsend! Thanks Gnee!

  13. Trifles are so pretty and yours looks fabulous! Love that it is low-carb too. Definitely trying this recipe soon!

  14. Yum! This looks so great! I need to try to cut back on carbs, but it's so hard. This might actually fill my carb desires!

  15. i love fruity trifles
    they are so light and yummy

  16. Thank you so much for this. My sister and I both have juvenile diabetes. It's so nice to find new things to make that won't be bad for us. I can't wait to share this with her!


  17. It looks so yummy even only think about,, sure I ll try it soon, my family love desert and I am sure it will be a great one for them too... The final photo of your dessert is very colourful and beautiful...

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  18. This looks DIVINE! Thanks for sharing- need to make this before fruit goes out of season ;)

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    Happy Sunday :-)

  19. Your killing me! I am getting fat just looking at your blog :)

  20. This trifle looks amazing! I especially love that angel food cake was included. Yum! Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

  21. That looks soo delicious! I think it's great to have such a beautiful dessert that is a low carb option. Well done!

  22. I made this tonight to serve tomorrow and tasted the extras- it is delicious! I used sugar free/fat free white chocolate pudding. Divine! Thank youfor sharing!


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