Ultimate Skinny Trifle | Slimming World Recipe

This ultimate tangy Skinny trifle will hit all the right buttons for any of you with a sweet tooth. This dessert would make a brilliant impact at a family dinner or a healthy alternative at a kids party… go on impress all of your family and friends! Wait until you tell them it is Slimming World friendly!

I have been craving a proper trifle for ages BUT keeping it low in Syn is not an easy task. I decided I either had to give up the custard or the sponge.. so I went for replacing the sponge with loads of Syn free speedy strawberries. (How good am I?) I was actually very surprised at how in syns the squirty cream is too.. 

Do you call it Squirty Cream? I spent ages trying to find this on Tesco online shop.. as they have called it Spray cream? What is that all about? lol!

I have received lots of lovely comments since going live with this recipe about some other alternatives like Quark instead of cream and Mullerlights instead of custard πŸ™‚ Yes there are some lower Syn less authentic ingredients to be used if you want to lower the syns. But i wanted  REAL trifle πŸ™‚  I wasn’t trying to create the lowest Synned trifle available. I was creating a special dessert without breaking the Syn bank πŸ™‚ They give us Syns for a reason so let’s use them on something that actually tastes good. 

Okay I know the first thing you want to know! How do I get my jelly at a sloping angle? I have no idea why I needed to do it like this but I like things to look pretty or different. 

Basically make your jelly up as normal and then place your trifle glasses or whatever you use into a cup at an angle (see below). This will set the jelly at whatever angle you leave it at. Clever huh?

The second thing I know you are interested to find out… which squirty (spray) cream am I using and how many Syns is it? I use the Tesco lighter squirty cream which is worth 1.5 Syns for every 12.5g serving. I do however believe that Aldi, Lidl, Sainsburys and Asda do sell very similar products πŸ™‚ 

I have made the trifle with raspberries and raspberry jelly but this can easily be substituted with strawberries. You are welcome to use frozen fruit and remember the jelly needs at least 2 hours to set with the fruit included so prep before hand.

Ultimate Slimming World Skinny Trifle

Syns: 6.5
Course Dessert
Prep Time 3 hours
Servings 1
Author Fatgirlskinny


  • 1/2 Sachet Hartleys Sugar Free Raspberry Jelly 23g
  • 60g Ambrosia Light Devon Custard
  • Handful Of Raspberries
  • 25g Tesco Light Spray Cream


  • Make up the jelly as per the instructions. Place fruit in bottom of the trifle dish/jar and pour over half of the jelly.
  • Place into the fridge for at least 2 hours. If you are using frozen fruit allow 3 hours.Β 
  • Once the jelly is set add the custard on top.
  • Cover with more delicious raspberries.Β 
  • Place into the fridge for 20 – 30 minutes.Β 
  • Before eating pop the jar on the scales and spray the cream to 25g. Devour straight away.Β 


  1. I made a trifle that was only 2 syns a portion, by making my own custard, semi skimmed milk HxA, eggs, vanilla pod, and sweetener. You need to use xanthum gum to get it to set, but it’s free so it’s ok. For the cream I used plain low fat quark and some more natural sweetener.

    1. Thank you for the suggestion but I think i will treat myself and use the 6.5 syns now and then πŸ˜› Quark instead of delicious squirty cream does not sound as nice. I don’t mind quark in pasta dishes etc but on a dessert i can’t stand it. πŸ™‚ We have the Syns why not use them on something that actually tastes amazing lol x

  2. Sorry, a trifle isn’t a trifle without sponge! I’m a Slimming World member, and if I wanted a low-Syn trifle I’d make a fatless sponge using eggs, flour and sweetener. Eggs are “Free” and you can Syn the flour. (I love the clever way the jelly is angled!)

    1. Agreed this can be done πŸ™‚ but it was still amazing without the sponge. If you have the extra available syns for Flour and Sweetener thats fab x

  3. I was wondering how you knew how much squirty cream to use until I scrolled down to your ingenious idea of weighing the glass… I will definitely be making this! thanks for sharing x

  4. Now that looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing such wonderful looking food.
    You thick that would curb a sweet tooth?

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