I love iced coffee, and much prefer it to hot coffee! So when I heard that International Delights had introduced new Light Iced Coffee I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to try it. I like to be able to enjoy iced coffee with less calories and sugar, which means less guilt! Of course it is much more cost effective to buy iced coffee in a carton than to pay coffee house prices, and it is convenient too.
I also love the idea using the new iced coffee in a recipe, to create something that is delicious with less guilt. So I decided to create a low fat Mocha Strawberry Trifle, for my family to enjoy. First I headed to Walmart and picked up a carton of the iced coffee, along with the other ingredients. This dessert is pretty easy since it requires no baking and uses simple ingredients like Angel Food Cake, instant pudding and strawberries. The new light coffee comes in Vanilla and Mocha, but Mocha is my favorite flavor, so naturally I chose that one. You can see all the details of my shopping trip in my Google Plus album here.
When I got home I discovered that my 16 year old has decided she likes iced coffee too! I am not sure when that happened, but the result is that we are going through our cartons of coffee much faster. Luckily I saved enough to create my quick and easy dessert. The full recipe is at the bottom of this post, but here is how I created my trifle.
First, I cut the angel food cake I bought into squares, so I could layer them in dessert glasses. Okay, they are actually wine glasses, but the size was perfect!
Then I made vanilla instant pudding using the Mocha Iced Coffee instead of milk. I simply replaced the milk called for in the pudding recipe with iced coffee.
I figured that would give me a nice mocha flavored pudding, and it did! So I added a layer of mocha pudding on top of the cake squares, and then spread on a layer of whipped topping. Then I added some more cake squares on top of that, and a layer of sliced strawberries. Using fruit in a dessert makes it seem healthier, and it adds sweetness too.
The final touch was a dollop of whipped topping and few sprinkles of shaved chocolate, and my dessert was complete.
Everyone loved it. My son insists that he doesn’t like coffee, but he loved this dessert anyway. It has a nice subtle coffee taste, and lots of fresh strawberry flavor too. Using the Light Iced Coffee, low fat angel food cake, low fat whipped topping and fruit made it a dessert we could enjoy without feeling guilty about the calories and fat.
Here is the full recipe.
Mocha Strawberry Trifle Recipe
- Purchased Angel Food cake
- Vanilla instant pudding
- 1 carton of Low fat whipped topping
- International Delights Light Mocha Iced Coffee
- quart of strawberries
- Cut the cake into small squares.
- Wash and slice the strawberries.
- Make the instant pudding using 2 cups of Iced Coffee in place of the milk specified on the box. Let is sit for 2-3 minutes to start to set.
- Layer 2/3 of the cake pieces into 8 dessert dishes. Divide the pudding evenly between the 8 dishes.
- Top each dish with a layer of whipped topping.
- Add the remainder of the cake pieces in another layer.
- Divide the strawberries evenly between the dessert dishes.
- Top will a tablespoon of whipped topping and sprinkle with chocolate shavings or sprinkles.
You can connect with International Delights on Facebook, and find even more recipes on the Iced Coffee tab of their Facebook page.
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