Are you looking for an easy, gluten-free dessert for all of the upcoming holiday parties and dinners? Are you looking for one that can be upsized into a trifle bowl (or any large clear bowl you have hidden away in your cabinets) or downsized into cute, fancy clear glasses? Are you looking to impress those co-workers, friends, and relatives who are skeptical of gluten-free dishes–especially desserts? Then, I have the recipe for you!
So, grab a good cup of coffee and sit a spell with me as we chat about an easy-peasy, gluten-free trifle. For this particular one, I used a strawberry fruit/pie filling and fresh strawberries and blueberries. Cherry and peach are also great options. If you are feeling summery–lemon is fabulous.
- 1 can of gluten-free sweetened condensed milk
- 2 packages of gluten-free cream cheese (softened)
- 1 box of gluten-free yellow cake mix (follow ingredient list for the cake mix–varies depending on brand)
- 2 containers of gluten-free, cool-whipped topping
- 1 can of gluten-free pie/fruit filling (strawberry, cherry, peach, or lemon)
As a quick note, my daughter and I have Celiac Disease (diagnosed in 2013) + I am not a food photographer/blogger. The little family and I are constantly looking for and trying new gluten-free goodies. The hubby is always adapting our favorite dishes to gluten-free ones. To be honest, he does most of the cooking because I am more of a microwave chef *wink*
Before we get started on the directions for the GF trifle dessert, let’s take a closer look at the gluten-free goodies used in it.
Philadelphia Cream Cheese is a Kraft product and does not state directly on the label that it is gluten-free; however, Kraft has a gluten-free labeling guide on their website which explains how they label their products. “There is growing interest in glutenfree and an expansion of product offerings in stores and in restaurants. Kraft Foods recognizes that consumers are looking for gluten-free products for medical reasons or personal preference and we are doing our part to accurately label our products to help interested individuals make informed choices.” (from Kraft’s website)
I have used Philadelphia Cream Cheese many, many times, and I have not been glutened. Please remember what doesn’t bother me might bother you, so read labels and don’t be afraid to email the company with questions.
Now, let’s take a look at how to make this yummy, crowd-pleasing trifle that is so delicious no one will know it is gluten-free!
Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about an easy GF dessert that will steal the dinner party show + how we took a closer look at the labels of GF products and chatted about the importance of reading those labels carefully!