Festive chocolate and orange trifle

Keep the festive tradition alive with this layered fruity trifle. It's a crowd-pleaser!

Preparation and cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 298g can mandarin segments in fruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free vanilla yoghurt (see top tip)
  • ½ tablespoon half-fat crème fraiche
  • 2–3 drops almond essence
  • Zest ½ orange
  • 1 tablespoon mandarin juice (from can)
  • 10g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), grated
  • 2 amarretti biscuits, crushed


  1. Drain the juice from the mandarins into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Put the vanilla yoghurt, crème fraiche, almond essence, orange zest, one tablespoon of mandarin juice and most of the grated chocolate into a bowl, and mix thoroughly.
  3. Set four mandarin segments aside for decoration. Into two individual serving glasses, layer the mandarin segments, crushed amarretti biscuit and the yoghurt mix.
  4. Decorate with the remaining mandarin segments and chocolate and chill until ready to serve.

Top Tip

Try to pick a variety of fat-free vanilla yoghurt that contains less than 8g sugar per 100g. Alternatively, swap it for low fat natural yoghurt with 3 drops of vanilla extract.