Tropical Trifle

Tropical Low Carb Trifle

This tropical low carb trifle would be perfect for Christmas parties you may be attending. Offer to bring dessert and you will be everyone's favourite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Keto, Low Carb
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 535kcal


Coconut Macaroons

  • 6 Egg Whites, large (left over from custard recipe)
  • 150 gm Coconut, desiccated or shredded (5oz) (I used 100g desiccated and 50g shredded)
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sweetener
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

For Assembly


  • Prepare jelly as per the directions and divide into 8 serving bowls (1/2 a cup of jelly mixture per bowl). Set in the fridge
  • Prepare the custard as per the recipe and store in the fridge until completely chilled
  • Whip cream to soft peaks
  • Remove pulp from passionfruit and place in a small bowl

Coconut Macaroons

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (320 F) and line a baking sheet with baking paper
  • In a bowl whisk together egg whites, sweetener and salt for approximately one minute until frothy
  • Add coconut and coconut flour to the egg white mixture and stir until fully combined and mixture has thickened. If it is still runny you may need to add a small amount of extra coconut flour
  • Shape mixture into 1 teaspoon sized balls and place on the lined baking sheet. They will not change in size so you don't need to allow too much room between them. I got 40 macaroons from the mixture
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Watch them as they can start to colour quickly. Set aside to cool


  • Divide the cooled custard between the 8 serving bowls on top of the set jelly
  • Place 4-5 macaroons on top of the custard on each serving of the trifle. 
  • Top with whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes and passionfruit pulp


Prep time doesn't include setting the jelly or cooling the custard and macaroons
Makes 8 Servings
Note this is based on the ingredients we used, nutritional information may very depending on the ingredients used.


Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 51g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Net Carbs: 8g