Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

Triple berry yogurt trifle

This glorious berry trifle is the ultimate comfort food dessert.

The best part of the holiday season in our part of the world is that berries are in season. They are so full of flavour and cheap at this time of the year, that you can grab a few extra punnets and go large with an opulent, berry-luscious dessert big enough to feed family, friends and blow-ins.

There is nothing quite like a trifle to round off a special, festive meal. You can have a tiny scoop (if you’re bursting) or go to the well again and again (without anyone really noticing).

No one will know (or care) that it’s grain-free, sugar-free and dairy-free. It’s a healthy, gut-loving trifle! The hero is, of-course, homemade coconut yogurt! Beautifully creamy, coconut cream replaces traditional cream and custard making our trifle creation both vegan and paleo.

Don’t think for a minute that without dairy you’re missing out. Loads of fresh, seasonal berries together with our glistening homemade berry chia jam bring buckets of flavour and natural sweetness. For a boozy hit, drizzle (or douse) the cake and jam with brandy or sherry before adding the yogurt. OMG you’ll think it’s Christmas! 

berry yogurt trifle

Even though this trifle has multiple components, each part is easy, and you can make it well ahead of time to ease the pressure. In fact, that’s the secret to a simply luscious trifle, you must allow the layers plenty of time to meld - especially if it contains alcohol! Once all the components are down and the berries are prepped, assembly is a breeze!

Our simple vegan and grain-free, cake batter comes together in the Vibe Blender System, which makes it super speedy to whip up. You can use any cake though – anything that will soak up fruit juice and alcohol will do. We prepared our cake batter thin on a tray, so we could slice and layer it with lashings of homemade berry-luscious chia jam. The oozing, jammy layered cake adds moisture and looks extra festive and pretty. 

Berry yogurt trifle

We used coconut yogurt made with Aroy D coconut milk but you can use any of our yogurt recipes from our yogurt maker recipe blog.

Use our recipe as a template; the delicious healthy foundation for enjoying a medley of sweet in-season berries and celebrating the holidays in style. 

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You might also like our cheats coconut yogurt tiramisu parfaits and granola yogurt fruit tart.


Berry yogurt trifle