Trifle is a very popular dessert at many celebrations, including Christmas. At our Christmas lunch, there would always be a trifle. Erika’s Mum likes to make a trifle each year and the last couple of years she has made this keto trifle. This keto trifle recipe uses raspberry flavours. You can always use this keto trifle recipe with any of your favourite flavours.
Using our delicious keto custard as a base ingredient for this keto trifle is what sets this keto trifle recipe apart from others. In order to make your trifle keto friendly you need to make a keto version of each of the components. We use sugar free jelly and then make our keto custard and a keto sponge.
I also love a trifle as it lends to getting a little creative. You can choose to assemble your keto trifle to your preference. You could set the jelly as the base layer in the trifle bowl. You could bake the cake in a round tin and place it into the trifle bowl whole and pour over the custard. You can choose to top with different nuts and berries or chocolate shavings. It is like a choose your own adventure when it comes to putting it all together.
What is trifle?
Originating from England, trifle is a dessert which has layers of sponge cake, custard, fruit, jelly and cream. There are loads of variations and flavours of trifle, so lots of room for you to be creative. Traditionally it is made in one large glass serving bowl, but I like it in individual ones too, like in our tropical version.
Since writing this recipe, we have learnt that there seems to be some debate around how the cake and jelly would be prepared. We have found out that some people like to place the cake in the jelly, so that the jelly sets with the cake inside it. We have never made this version, but we have had many comments from people who have made this recipe that way and loved it. This is your choice. If you like your cake set in the jelly, by all means do it your favourite way.
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Keto trifle on Christmas Day
In Australia we celebrate Christmas in Summer, so our Christmas day lunch is usually a bit different from the northern hemisphere. As it can be really hot, we don’t tend to have a lot of food that is cooked in the oven. We tend to prefer glazed ham, prawns and salads.
For dessert my family always had a trifle as well as a Christmas pudding and custard made with my family recipe. The trifle was always my favourite as I loved all the different textures and flavours. Also it was nice and cold so perfect for a hot summer’s day. For our keto Aussie Christmas celebration we now love to have our maple glazed ham, prawn cocktails, salads and of course a keto trifle!
The great thing about a trifle is that it is a good make ahead dish as the cake absorbs the other flavours as it sits in the fridge. Which is perfect for a celebration where you may have a lot of other food to prepare. If you do make it ahead, I would suggest decorating it with the whipped cream and berries on the day of serving for the best results.
Sugar free Jelly or Jello
We now have a few different options when it comes to sugar free jelly here in Australia. You can use the Aeroplane jelly sugar free jelly that is easily found in most supermarkets. This jelly uses the sweeteners cyclamate, sucralose and acesulphame potassium. Some people prefer to avoid these types of sweeteners.
If you prefer a cleaner jelly we would recommend the Simply Delish jel desserts. These are available from Low Carb Emporium and use erythritol and stevia as the sweeteners. They come in peach, raspberry, orange, strawberry and unflavoured versions.
Our keto custard is quite possibly my favourite recipe of ours. It was one of your first ever recipes and it quickly became one of our most popular. It is so smooth and creamy. Custard is one of those recipes that can easily be made into a keto version by changing the sugar to your favourite sweetener. We love the Sukrin products and use it for all our sweet recipes as it is the best sugar replacement we have tried.
As you progress through your keto journey you will discover that most recipes have a keto version and desserts are no different. If you have a favourite dessert, it is likely that there is a keto version of it somewhere on the internet.
If you are a fan of keto desserts, here are some of our favourites:
- Lemon cake
- Keto fried ice cream
- Keto gingerbread cheesecake
- Keto panna cotta
- Keto egg loaf
- Keto whoopie pies
- Keto tiramisu
- Custard tart
- Christmas pudding
- Keto white chocolate cheesecake
LOW CARB SWEETENERS
We love to use Sukrin sweeteners in our keto baking and this keto trifle. We have tried loads of the sweeteners available on the market and have found this to be the best tasting option with no bitter after taste. Our family and friends, who are not keto, love our keto baking too when it is made with Sukrin. Also, it is made with our preferred sweeteners, a combination of stevia glycosides and erythritol.
Australians! Don’t worry, the Sukrin products are available for us too. If you are interested check out Sukrin Australia.
Our favourites from the Sukrin products are;
- Sukrin 1 – which substitutes one for one for white sugar
- Sukrin Gold – which substitutes one for one for brown sugar
- Sukrin Melis – which substitutes one for one for icing or powdered sugar
- Sukrin Gold Fibre Syrup – this reminds me of golden syrup that we use in baking in Australia. It tastes delicious and is great for making any caramel recipes
- Change up the jelly and fruit to suit your preferences. Strawberries or blueberries would be also be great
- We made the jelly, custard and sponge the day before and assembled the trifle in the morning which worked well time wise
- The bowl we used was like this one.
- You could also make individual servings rather than one large bowl
- You can find our keto vanilla custard recipe here
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The thing I love about a keto trifle is it’s wow factor. It looks amazing and when you present it on the Christmas dessert table it is easy for it to outshine the looks of a Christmas pudding and Christmas cake. It is also keto friendly, so it is a win win. Not only will it wow your guests, but you can also enjoy it without feeling guilty.
The raspberry flavours are a classic trifle flavour and we absolutely love it. It is the new family favourite at our Christmas dessert table and is the first to be finished off.
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