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Raw, Vegan Strawberry Chocolate “Trifle”

Raw Trifel

Tri-fle: noun: A thing of little importance. Britt: a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly, and cream. Ok…so we are taking raw food liberties again…it really isn’t a traditional trifle but it is a darn good raw version!

I remember the first trifle I ever had. I was in dessert heaven simply because I love contrast. I love hot/cold, crunchy/smooth, sweet/sour. Texture, temperature, and flavors at odds can create the most interesting dishes. Encountering a dessert that combined different layers of taste and texture both fascinated and delighted me.

In this strawberry chocolate trifle, there are 4 different textures and 4 different flavors. Starting with the crunchy layer, topped with a ganache layer, this trifle then moves into a chocolate mousse topped with strawberries and then finally a vanilla mousse! Lather, rinse repeat and you have a beautiful layered dessert that will delight the taste buds. This is a great addition to your healthy dessert recipes!

Remember, this is a dessert and should be treated as such. Raw desserts are a wonderful addition to a healthy raw diet, but should not be the center of one.

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47 Comments

  1. Yvonne Fulciniti wrote on December 22, 2015

    Susan…thoughts on adding chia seeds to the mousse portions to add “fluffiness”. I’ve made a pudding this way and it always seems, texture-wise, like a mousse. Wanted your thoughts. I can’t wait to make this. I’m soaking cashews right now.

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    • Susan wrote on December 29, 2015

      Hi, Yvonne, I think that would be a great idea! Cheers!

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      • Yvonne Fulciniti wrote on December 29, 2015

        This was delicious. I ended up not doing the chia. My presentation was not nearly as gorgeous as yours. My favorite component was that vanilla cream…WOW…it was be lovely with fresh fruit. Thanks for your wonderful recipes and photos.

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  2. Manal wrote on October 14, 2015

    Hi Susan! I love your recipes. What would be a good alternative for coconut sugar? thank you!

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    • Susan wrote on October 14, 2015

      You could use raw sugar. But it is higher glycemic. Cheers!

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  3. Ruth Lewis wrote on August 24, 2014

    Going to try out this yummy looking recipe today for my man. Could I ask how long it keeps for in the fridge and is it possible to freeze it? I’m hoping we won’t get through the whole lot at once between the two of us 😉

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    • Susan wrote on August 24, 2014

      Hi, Ruth, It keeps for a couple of days in the fridge, and yes, you can freeze it. Cheers!

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  4. Catherine wrote on June 30, 2014

    Your recipes are so creative and your photos are STUNNING! LOVE IT!!!

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  5. Kylie wrote on May 9, 2014

    OMG! This was amazing! Family loved it! Thank-you

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  6. Deborah wrote on March 16, 2014

    This was rawMAZING! Hard to believe there is NO dairy or anything that’s bad for you. It was more than delicious…is that possible? LOL as I lick my lips.

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