Here in the UK the only time of year anyone seems to eat trifle is at Christmas, and it’s an old fashioned affair with cold custard and fruit with some whipped cream on top. Personally I have never been a fan. Until I discovered a whole new world of easy trifle recipes!
The other day I found this Chocolate Trifle on Pinterest, and my eyes were opened to new amazing things! Not only do chocolate trifles not have cold custard and whipped cream, but they are so amazing that they’re eaten at church gatherings, and book clubs, every single Holiday from Easter to Christmas, and children actually ask to eat them.
I asked my hubby why he didn’t like trifle and he said: “Because I don’t like cold custard or whipped cream“.
Then I showed him a picture of the chocolate trifle and he said: “Oh but I would eat that trifle!”
So we’ve decided to give trifle another chance, and I’ve been scouring the internet for the best easy trifle recipes I could find, and as always I’m sharing them here for you too.
Easy Trifle Recipes for Kids
Mini Nutella, Peanut Butter & Oreo Trifle – If you have any peanut butter fans coming over you will want to serve up this amazing Mini Nutella, Peanut Butter and Oreo trifle. Note how it’s individual, so no one has to share!
Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Trifle – Oh my, this chocolate trifle has my mouth watering just looking at it, and I love how there is a gluten full and a gluten free version of the recipe.
Banana Nutella Trifle – Bananas, Nutella and Oreo Cookies… oh my! This one got my mouth watering!
Turtle Cheesecake Trifle – Oh my goodness me. Pound cake, and caramel sauce, and no bake cheesecake. This is a showstopper of a trifle if ever I saw one!
Boston Cream Pie Trifle – Do you love Boston Cream Pie? This one is for you then. You do need to bake a yellow cake to form some of the layers, but hey it’s from a box mix so it’s not too much effort.
Chocolate Mint Trifle Recipe – Oh my. Would you just look at that mint and chocolate. We have a packet of mint thins in the cupboard just screaming to be added to a trifle like this!
Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Trifle – If carrot cake is your thing then check out this scrumptious alternative. Add some home made cream cheese and some walnuts and you’ve got yourself a fabulous trifle!
How To Make A Rainbow Cake Trifle – Love, love, love this one! Rainbow cakes are great for parties and gatherings, and you can colour the sponge to make it fit any Holiday too. You’ll be making this trifle for Christmas, Valentines, St Patricks Day and the 4th of July!
Best Dirt Cake Recipe. Ever – Who knew? If your kids turn their noses up at trifle you can add some gummy worms and call it a dirt cake!
Disney FROZEN Fun Food: Elsa’s Icy Blue Dessert Trifle – Do you have any FROZEN fans in your family? Whether you’re planning a birthday party or just a themed movie night you can’t go wrong with this blue spectacular.
Banana Caramel Cream Dessert – If you’re looking for a fruit trifle recipe try this one. I love how these are all served up in adorable individual portions. But you’d better make extras because people will want seconds!
Chocolate Dream Trifle – This could just be a chocolate lover’s heaven, right there in a trifle bowl.
Caramel Apple Trifle Recipe – How’s this for a caramel apple pie with a twist? If you’ve used up all your apples already you can grab a tin of apple pie filling instead, no one will guess!
Snickers Trifle Dessert – This Snickers trifle is a hit with teachers, churchgoers and kids! I guess you could use any of those miniature chocolates you have around at Christmastime on the top.
Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe – This strawberry trifle has just four ingredients, and with a no bake version it’s perfect for last minute get togethers.
Traditional English Trifle – And just in case you’re wondering what goes into the traditional English trifle, here’s a classic recipe from Delia Smith.
Amazing Trifle Bowl
Amazing Cake Stand Multifunctional Cake and Serving Stand 30.4 cm (6 Uses)
Since I’ve never made a trifle before I don’t own a trifle bowl, so I thought I’d better buy one. I just found this amazing trifle bowl that doubles up as a salad bowl and a cake stand, and you can even use it as a chips and dip server.
It’s like the Optimus Prime of the trifle world!
With so many delicious easy trifle recipes for kids to choose from, I might have to make two! Right now I’m leaning towards the Chocolate Mint Trifle and the Caramel Apple. What about you?
~Clare, currently pinning to Quick & Easy Desserts