Festive chocolate and orange trifle

This layered fruity trifle adds a festive feel to a dinner party
If you need a light, Christmas desert, this chocolate and orange trifle is perfect
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Recipe by: Sarah James | Health Information Publications Manager

Chocolate orange means Christmas to me – Santa always brought me one in my stocking! So I created this dessert with Christmassy flavours, as a lighter alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding or Yule log. But you can enjoy it at any time of the year.

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Ingredients
  • 1 x 298g can mandarin segments in fruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free vanilla yoghurt
  • ½ tablespoon half-fat creme 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
Time
10 minutes
SERVES:
2
CALORIES:
125
FAT:
4.2g
SALT:
0g
SUGAR:
19.2g
5 A DAY:
1
Method
  1. Drain the juice from the mandarins into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Put the vanilla yoghurt, creme 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.
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.