Fruit and yogurt trifle a healthy dessert for all summer gatherings

This is a delectable, light, and less unhealthy dessert that tastes great all year but is especially yummy in the summer. We used to make it a lot for Fourth of July using blueberries and strawberries but it’s excellent for any gathering any time.

I grew up eating this dessert so I can tell you that kids will like it too! It’s a major hit at any potluck and in fact, it’s requested every time I’m invited to an event. 290191_10150262498861868_500676867_7667645_3297275_o

What you need: 

  • A store-bought angel food cake (if you get sugar-free, I suggest strawberry with complementary fruit)
  • A large container of Cool Whip-style whipped cream
  • 2 serving-size containers of yogurt (I use no sugar added). The yogurt needs to correspond with your fruit flavor. If you use more than one kind of fruit, have matching 1 container of corresponding yogurt (if you use strawberries and blueberries, have one of each flavor of yogurt)
  • Fresh fruit (about a cup or two of each flavor…sorry, I eyeball it). I suggest berries or peaches, etc, not fruit such as cantaloupe
  • A trifle dish like what you see in the picture (doesn’t have to be on a pedestal though)

How to make this fantastic healthy dessert: 

  1. Tear the angel food cake in half so that there’s two complete rings (top and bottom)
  2. Place the bottom of the angel food cake in the bottom of the trifle dish
  3. Pour one container of the yogurt over the cake
  4. Cover the yogurt with cut up pieces of corresponding fruit to create a single layer
  5. Cover the fruit with Cool Whip
  6. Repeat that process with the top layer or angel food cake…place the cake on the Cool Whip, then the yogurt, then the fruit then a thick layer of Cool Whip for the top
  7. Garnish with fruit.

The most popular version of this is just strawberries but we also enjoy the strawberry/blueberry combo or peach. What flavors do you want to try?

7 comments / Add your comment below

  1. This sounds like summer! And delicious! I’m guessing that you made this and it was so good that the trifle dish is now empty! ha ha!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. I make a “fruit and yogurt pie” almost exactly like this — I use a graham cracker crust and mix corresponding flavors of fresh or canned fruit (canned peaches seem to work in a pinch), and the Cool Whip, and stir them together before spreading into the pie crust. Yummy! I can’t wait to try yours!

    1. You should! It’s easy to make and very kid friendly. Let me know what flavor you end up with and how it goes over!

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