Christmas Trifle

Who doesn’t love trifle at Christmas time?!

There are a few ways I make this. One is preparing the jelly from scratch, another is using store bought low calorie custard or preparing one yourself. However…I wanted to make one that I can use as both a dessert or even as an overnight oat breakfast as simple as I could. As a crazy time of year with kids, sometimes we need something that’s quick, easy and of course tasty!

As I mentioned, if you want to prepare it all yourself from scratch I will pop some links into the recipe so you have a guide.

The recipe is for 1, however if using a whole jelly packet will make 3 to 4 trifles so prepare individually and distribute the jelly evenly to cover.


Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 pkt port wine or raspberry low calorie jelly
  • 1/4-1/2 cup natural Greek yoghurt (can use low calorie custard instead)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh strawberries, washed and halved
  • Light cream, whipped
  • 1 digestive biscuit
  • any berries or fruit for garnish


Prepare jelly as per packet.

If making your own jelly from gelatin, follow the link below. from all recipes. You can mash raspberries, strawberries or any natural flavours you like as well.

In a glass, place oats at the bottom.

With your dissolved, ready to go jelly, pour over oats to cover the top of them. Place in fridge and let set overnight.

(I use oats as they are a true superfood for health and when soaked are much more easily digestible).

Once oat jelly has set. In a bowl mix Greek yoghurt and vanilla extract. Spoon on top of oat jelly. (Remembering here you can add low calorie custard instead. Here is a recipe. I’d allow it to set and thicken once jelly has set. There are many recipes available online depending on your diet type. ).

Place strawberries and any other berries and fruit you desire carefully on top of the yoghurt.

Then, place a layer of light whipped cream.

Crunch up your digestive biscuit by placing in a sandwich bag and rolling over it with a rolling pin. Sprinkle over ther top of your cream and garnish with some fruit or berries.

Wullah! Easy, simple, healthier version of trifle. See you don’t have to miss out on the tastes of Christmas! No guilt here! Just pleasure!

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