If you’re looking for a light, healthy dessert that’s also gluten and dairy free, then look no further! This healthy holiday trifle is easy and delicious!
Well, we made it, y’all! We got through Thanksgiving, and hopefully enjoyed all of the family time, good food and conversation. We all have so many things to be thankful for, don’t we? I know that I am thankful for everything that we’ve been beyond blessed with. It’s definitely been quite a year, full of adjustments for me. But I’m getting more healing every day, and I’m learning so much about how to cook healthy, delicious alternatives for my family without sacrificing flavor.
So, I know that we’re probably all still stuffed from Thanksgiving, but I’ve got another healthy dessert recipe for you! This one is a nice, light version of a holiday trifle. Trifle is usually layered with vanilla cake, cool whip, and berries. Though we try not to eat so much of the sugar, and we definitely avoid cool whip (hello, partially hydrogenated oil, yuck), I decided to replace the vanilla cake with gluten free ladyfingers. It’s still completely delicious, promise.
Healthy Holiday Trifle
Healthy Holiday Trifle
Yield 4 servings
This healthy holiday trifle is a delicious, low sugar, gluten free, and dairy free holiday dessert.
- 6 gluten free ladyfingers
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed fruit
- 1 cup coconut whipped cream
- Put 4 of the ladyfingers in a plastic bag, and crush until it's crumbs.
- Layer the crumbs on the bottom of 4 dessert cups.
- Scoop whipped cream on top of the ladyfinger crumbs.
- Layer frozen fruit on top of whipped cream.
- Top with more whipped cream and add half of a ladyfinger.
Serving Size 1 dessert cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Sodium 448 mg
Total Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
This is such an easy recipe to throw together, which is perfect for last minute get-togethers. It’s also a great one for kids to help with! My 4 year old loved being my “big helper” and putting the layers in.
Easy recipes are the best recipes, and this healthy holiday trifle fits the bill. The whipped cream is the hardest part, and it’s not hard at all. If you want to make this super quick, keep some whipped cream in your fridge for tossing these together at the last minute!
This whipped cream is also a perfect topping for the refined sugar-free pumpkin pie parfaits that I made, which were a huge hit. When something has no artificial ingredients, and doesn’t bloat you or make you feel like junk afterward, it becomes a regular in the indulgent dessert rotation around here!
What are your favorite healthy desserts to make for get togethers?