Tiramisu Trifle

Here's the Dish

For an upcoming get-togethers with friends, I offered to bring a dessert. I thought of some of the greatest crowd pleasers, which are my Strawberry Trifle, Creamy Pumpkin Trifle, and my Peppermint Brownie Trifle. As I began to ponder what type of trifle I could make, I remembered a few requests to make a healthy version of Tiramisu! Instantly, the light bulb when off… A Tiramisu Trifle…OH YES, I think so! :) I got to the kitchen and with one taste of the whipped cream cheese layer, I knew it was going to be a hit!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 15-20 minutes.


To make the whipped cream cheese layer, whip together the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and sweetener in a large bowl, using hand held mixer. Beat until smooth. Add milk and pudding mix, stirring constantly as you pour pudding mix into bowl to prevent lumps from forming. Continue to mix until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Store in fridge until ready to layer trifle.


Once coffee is chilled, you are ready to begin layering. Using a large trifle dish, begin layering with lady fingers that have been quickly dipped into chilled coffee.


Once the first lady finger layer is complete, start next layer which is the whipped cream cheese/pudding layer. Spread pudding layer evenly over lady finger layer.


Next, sprinkle a layer of cocoa powder over the pudding layer.


Begin next layer, starting with lady fingers dipped in coffee. Repeat pudding and cocoa layers. Repeat one more time, ending with cocoa layer.


Sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the top if desired! Return to the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!



1 (8 oz) pkgReduced fat cream cheese (1/3 less fat)
1 (8 oz) Container light cool whip (or Truwhip for natural option)
1/4 cup + 2 tbsBaking stevia OR 3/4 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar 1
2 cupSkim milk OR milk substitute of choice
1 large pkgInstant vanilla pudding mix (I used the sugar free 1.5oz box)
1 pkgLady fingers
1/4 cupUnsweetened cocoa powder
1 tspVanilla extract
1 cupStrong brewed coffee or espresso, chilled 2
Optional: Additional whipped topping for final layer, 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips to garnish

1 I used NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend. If using packets of stevia, I recommend using about 9-12, or adjust according to taste.

2 (I heated up 1 cup water, and added 2 pkts starbucks via instant coffee)

Katie's Tip!

My favorite thing about trifles is the fact that they are down-right beautiful! You can make this the night before to save time on the day of...Now that's what I call the ultimate party dessert!

Nutrition Breakdown

16 Servings
128 Calories per Serving
8 g Fat
12.5 g Carbohydrate
2 g Fiber
4 g Sugar
4 g Protein
190 g Sodium
4 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Joy Hardin said:

I love Tiramisu! I was so blessed to be able to attend an Italian cooking school in Sicily where I learned to make the authentic version. I can’t wait to try your healthier version! Thanks so much!!

May 23rd, 2012 — 6:48am  |  Reply

Lizzie said:


May 23rd, 2012 — 10:15am  |  Reply

asi said:

Wow , Looks delicious, I can not wait more.

May 23rd, 2012 — 11:09am  |  Reply

Andrea said:

Do lady fingers come in just one size package? Can you tell me what size package yours was that contributed to your nutrition stats? Thanks! Cant wait to try this one, I love all your trifles!!


May 23rd, 2012 — 4:38pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

it was a 7oz package

May 23rd, 2012 — 6:53pm  | 

Lauren said:

This looks awesome! Any estimate on how much a serving is? 1/2 cup? 1 cup?

May 23rd, 2012 — 10:16pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

about 1 cup

May 24th, 2012 — 5:26am  | 

Hannah said:

Just made this, it’s amazing!

May 24th, 2012 — 5:31pm  |  Reply

Erin said:

This looks so beautiful. All of your recipes look like they come out of a magazine; they are SO gorgeous! I have always been intimidated by trifles– it’s nice to know it really isn’t that hard! thanks for another great recipe. :)

May 24th, 2012 — 7:08pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

thank you so much erin! :)

May 24th, 2012 — 8:35pm  | 

Lesley said:

Do you know how much the weight watchers points would change if I use sugar instead of a sweetener like stevia or splenda? I can’t wait to try it!!

May 27th, 2012 — 6:40pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

If you add sugar it might make each serving go up by 1 pt about

May 28th, 2012 — 6:56am  | 

Mikki Parkhill said:

Is there a way to pin your site or do I have to pin each recipe? I love your site. I am a fellow WW and so appreciate the points calculation on your recipes. Thanks so much

May 28th, 2012 — 5:58pm  |  Reply

Erin said:

I made this amazing trifle this weekend. It got rave reviews! It was so easy to make, too! Thanks!! :)

June 10th, 2012 — 12:33pm  |  Reply

Ashley said:

I love tiramisu, I made it for my husband on our one year anniversary. I’m going to make this version to bring to my family for fathers day which will be great since my dad is diabetic and can’t have anything too sweet. Thank you for your awesome recipes, I am really excited to try this!

June 12th, 2012 — 1:33pm  |  Reply

Allie said:

This looks absolutely delicious!! What would the conversion be if I wanted to use sugar instead of stevia?

June 15th, 2012 — 10:07pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

thank you! 3/4 cup sugar (always use the amt of sugar where i write sweeter of choice) :)

June 16th, 2012 — 6:19am  | 

Julie Nicholson said:

My name is Julie Nicholson and I love reading your recipes.
I live in Perth Western Australia and have never heard of Cool Whip or Truwhip. Is there a substitute for this?
Hope to hear from you soon.

June 18th, 2012 — 9:19am  |  Reply

Holly McBride said:

Julie, not sure if you’ve found your cool whip alternative yet, but I did a search online and found this post. I hope it’s helpful:

“It’s called dairy whip you can get it from Coles Woolworths etc.
If you want a cruelty free version there’s one called soyatoo which you can get online or if you’re in Melbourne from Radical Grocery in Brunswick.

In regards to the recipe….I have made this at least 4 times now for various group gatherings and have had rave reviews. I frequently top it with raspberries – they give it a nice flavor twist. Another winner, Katie!

September 1st, 2012 — 9:29pm  |  Reply

Lauren Kate said:

I made this yummy tiramisu trifle for Sunday’s football crowd today after church!! But I made homemade lady fingers. It was a big hit, but a warning to anyone who makes their own fingers– they’re a TON more porous than the store-bought kind. Dip them with caution! :)

December 16th, 2012 — 1:59pm  |  Reply

Erin said:

So yummy! I made this for a holiday party – I should have made more! It was gone in two seconds flat!

December 19th, 2012 — 11:57am  |  Reply

Jenna said:

I made this for my husband over the weekend for his birthday! He LOVED it and so did my parents. They kept saying this doesn’t taste “healthy”! I’m definitely going to be making this again! Thank you!

January 14th, 2013 — 12:56pm  |  Reply

Amna said:

Hi! I just made this, turned out delicious! Just one problem though, the whipped cream cheese layer was way too liquidity. I think the reason for that was the 2 cups of milk. Would it be okay if I used 1 cup of milk instead? Or would that change the flavor?

March 1st, 2013 — 6:01am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yes of course :)

March 1st, 2013 — 6:09am  | 

Rachael Stamat said:

I was gonna use greek yogurt cream cheese will this change the texture alot?

January 23rd, 2015 — 6:35pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

no :)

January 24th, 2015 — 10:32am  | 

Rachael Stamat said:

Ok, This should be voted for one of the popular dishes. This was the best version of tiramisu i have ever made and it was LOW in calories. I found gluten free lady fingers and used those. No one knew it was healthy lol and everyone wanted seconds!

February 2nd, 2015 — 10:44am  |  Reply

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