Vegan Tropical Fruit Trifle
Fresh, unadulterated seasonal fruit will always be the best choice for a healthy, simple dessert. But for holidays and other special occasions, where “oohs” and “aahs” are the desired effect, something extra special that takes a bit of effort is in order, and this beautiful Vegan Tropical Fruit Trifle couldn’t be better!
The classic English dessert known as trifle is fairly easy to assemble and definitely has a “wow” factor. Traditionally made with layers of sponge cake or lady fingers soaked in sherry or Madeira, then topped with custard, raspberry jam, whipped cream, candied fruit, nuts, and grated chocolate. Here we’re going to go in a lighter, sunnier direction.
To transport this recipe from cold, damp England to a warmer locale, this Vegan Tropical Fruit Trifle showcases fresh, vitamin-rich fruits that conjure up an island vacation. Along with delicious dairy-free versions of cake and pudding, juicy pineapple, mango, and kiwi are layered with toasted coconut and macadamia nuts and topped with a coconut whipped cream, taking all of your senses on a quick trip to the tropics.
Feed a crowd from a large, impressive, glass serving bowl, or make as many or few individual servings required for the number of guests at your table. And while other fancy desserts require stressful precision, trifle allows for imperfections that will be undetectable to everyone but you.
This tropical version is outstanding, but there are endless ways to make a trifle your own. Choose flavors of cake, pudding, fruits, nuts, and other embellishments, and take your trifle in whatever taste profile, direction, or destination you want. Anyway you layer it, trifle, full of lots of colorful, compatible flavors and textures, is a showstopper you and your guests will savor.