Your Irresistible Fruit Brownie Trifle

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Having company over soon? Then you’ll want to wow them with this gluten and dairy free Fruit Brownie Trifle. Everyone will enjoy layers of fudgy brownie, creamy whipped topping, and fresh fruit in every bite.

Not only will it impress the eyes with its stunning beauty in the trifle glass, but the taste will be long remembered after the trifle is gone. Trust me!

This trifle covers the 3 major dessert food groups:

  • fruit bursting with fresh bold flavor
  • rich, fudgy, gooey chocolate brownie
  • creamy So Delicious cocowhip that fills in the cracks of each bite

Judging off of appearances company would think you spent hours making this.

But no. This dessert comes together pretty quick. In reality your kids could make it for you! Or you could have them cleaning the house while you create in the kitchen. #choices

fruit brownie trifle recipe notes

  • a thick 9 x 13 inch gluten and dairy free brownie. I like to combine two King Arthur gluten free flour brownie mixes.  Each brownie box mix is for an 8 x 8 inch pan. I combine two box mixes in a 9 x 13 inch pan. The King Arthur brownie mix will give you the option to use either 1/2 cup oil or butter.  I’ve always used oil with no problems.  I’d guess dairy free butter wouldn’t be a problem either.  These brownies mixes make super thick brownies and are easy to work with.  You can make your own homemade brownie mix or use another brand box mix, too.  You will want to make the brownie ahead of time so it can be completely cooled. I suggest making it the day before or the morning of. It’s important the brownie be cooled completely before adding it to your trifle.
  • two So Delicious Cocowhip containers (9 ounces each). I store them in the freezer until the night before serving the dessert.  I take them out of the freezer and place them in the refrigerator to thaw.
  • Lastly various fruits… you can serve this with a flavor combo of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Or serve it with two fruits or just one. I’d suggest staying away from juicy fruits like watermelon or pineapple.

creating this delicious trifle

First, I  suggest assembling your Fruit Brownie Trifle one or two hours before serving and storing it in the refrigerator until serving time.

And, keep in mind the brownie can be baked 1-2 days a head of time so it is completely cooled.

To assemble the first layer of this trifle, take a knife and cut the brownie pan in half.

Then take one side of the pan and break the brownie into crumbles.  Layer it around the bottom of the trifle glass.

Next add one whole container of Cocowhip. Spread evenly over brownie layer.

For the third layer add fruit on top of the Cocowhip.

Now add a single layer of fruit.  I do spend extra time arranging the fruit visible from outside of the trifle bowl…  so it “looks pretty.”  I also double check I have the fruit well mixed so not one area is all blueberries while another is strawberry heavy.

Then add another layer of small brownie crumbles. Leave a few crumbs to garnish the top layer.

Lastly spread your last container of Cocowhip evenly over the top of the brownie crumbles.

Enjoy adding a few festive brownie crumb garnishing over the top with a few pieces of fruit.  You can also add a couple fresh mint leaves and a large strawberry for a big pop of color.

Then refrigerate until serving.

Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

can I make this recipe ahead of time

The brownie can be baked and stored in an airtight container up to two days ahead of time. Then assemble and serve this trifle within an hour or two of enjoying.

serve this trifle dessert for


  • summer BBQ
  • dessert buffet
  • church potluck
  • work parties
  • family gatherings
  • super Bowl party
  • bridal or baby showers
  • and any other dessert event you can create to serve this ♥

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Have fun entertaining company with this gluten and dairy free dessert.

You’ll be surprised how easy it is assemble. And how delicious it is! You won’t be able to get enough of it!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Fruit Brownie Trifle

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free
Servings: 18
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 2 17 ounce King Arthur Gluten Free Flour Brownie Mixes already baked and cooled in a 9 x 13 inch pan
  • 2 9 oz So Delicious Cocowhip containers thawed and refrigerated
  • 3-4 cups strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
  • 1 sprig mint, to garnish


  • With a knife cut the brownie pan in half. Using the brownie from one side break the brownie into crumbs with your hands. Layer evenly around the bottom of the trifle. Only use 1/2 the brownie pan. Save the other half for the top layer.
  • Spread one container of cocowhip onto top of crumbled brownie. Spread evenly.
  • Place one layer of fruit evenly over cocowhip.
  • Add rest of brownie on top of fruit. Break into crumbs with your hands. Leave a few small crumbs for the garnish.
  • Add last container of cocowhip. Spread evenly.
  • Lastly garnish brownie trifle with very small crumbs of brownie. Add a few pieces of fruit. Add a couple mint leaves and a whole strawberry for the wow effect. 
  • Keep chilled in the refrigerator until serving.

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