A Berry Kid-Friendly Trifle
by Mona Fe on Jan 01, 2023
Do you know what sounds mighty nice around the holidays?
A no-cook, stunning dessert that mum doesn’t have to make herself. Sounds like Christmas magic? It’s real, and it’s here, courtesy of our happy helpers over at the WMBT HQ.
This favourite also makes quite a sensation when served as part of a summer party spread, an after-dinner treat or a scrumptious snack. In fact, when the holidays roll around and festivities are in full swing, these Berry Trifles repeatedly pop up on our menu! They’re refreshing, dazzling, and make-ahead. Not to mention, it can easily feed a crowd without mum breaking a sweat.
If you like this recipe, you’ll enjoy the other nine included in WMBT’s booklet, "Summery Holidays". It showcases a nourishing and tasty spread fit for the holidays and festive celebrations. Rocking party preps during the busiest time of the year has never been this easy-peasy! So be sure to check that one out, too.
The Tale of The Timeless Trifle
There’s a reason why this delectable dessert is such a classic. It lets you enjoy the fresh flavours of decadent berries while indulging in the rich creaminess of custard and whipped cream. It truly is the perfect dessert for a warm summer day or balmy night.
Plus, with no cooking involved, this Berry Trifle recipe is a great one to have the kids take over or even use as a fun activity at the party for guests to construct themselves. Make it a buffet of fun choices that both kids and adults will love – like dried fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, lady fingers, and more! And don’t worry if the layers look slightly uneven or mix a bit — that’s the flexible beauty of a rustic yet gorgeous trifle. All mum has to do is gather all the ingredients beforehand to get things started off smoothly.
Dial up the cuteness by serving this simple yet impressive dessert using colourful, reusable silicone cutlery. Our pick: WMBT Kids Cutlery. This little charmer adds an undeniably festive element to your already beautiful culinary masterpiece. Now you have a feast for both the eyes and the tiny tummies!
A Verry-Merry-Berry Trifle?
There are no picky eaters at this trifle’s table! The best part is, aside from this recipe being ridiculously easy and delicious, it’s also a healthier alternative to the store-bought kind – none of those added sugar, artificial flavours, or preservatives.
Everything in our trifle is met with enthusiastic thumbs up from both mums and tots.
Custard – Oh, so goooood! Check out our quick and easy custard recipe below!
Raspberries (fresh or frozen) – These tiny berries pack quite a nutritional punch and are the perfect, naturally sweet summer fruit.
Fresh Strawberries – Finely chopped or left in bigger chunks, strawberries add their signature sweetness.
Whipping Cream – To make those fluffy, creamy clouds of goodness, whisk until very thick and create stiff peaks.
Granola – When you make your own at home, these crunchy bites are calorie-dense, protein-packed, and fibre rich. They’re super tasty and add a nice texture to your otherwise silky dessert.
Berry Trifle Recipe
Makes 3 Trifles | Prep 15 minutes
- 250 ml (1 cup) custard, shown below
- 100 g (1 cup) raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 125 g (half a punnet) strawberries, finely chopped
- 125 ml (½ cup) whipping cream
- 60 g (½ cup) granola
Allow raspberries to thaw if using frozen, then blitz in a high-speed food processor until smooth. Set aside.
Whisk the whipped cream until very thick and stiff peaks are about to form. Set aside.
Place a third of the granola in an even layer at the bottom of each trifle bowl then evenly place just under a third of the chopped fruit on top, leaving a few pieces aside for the topping.
Pour in the custard, using the back of a spoon to spread evenly, then drizzle the raspberry puree over the top.
Dollop on the whipped cream, spreading evenly. Finally, sprinkle on a few chopped strawberries.
Serve and enjoy!
Vegan Custard Recipe
Makes 450 ml
- 500 ml (2 cups) rice milk
- 3 tbsp cornflour
- 35 g (⅓ cup) coconut sugar
- 125 ml (½ cup) coconut cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp turmeric
Add half the rice milk to a medium-sized saucepan and place on medium-high heat until milk warms up.
In the meantime, add the rest of the milk and remaining ingredients to a separate bowl and whisk until well combined.
Once the milk has come to a gentle simmer, pour the bowl mix into the saucepan and whisk for around 4-5 minutes until it starts to thicken.
Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring continuously for a further 2 minutes, or until you have reached your desired consistency.
Remove from the heat and serve immediately or allow to cool completely and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. If a little lumpy when ready to use, whisk gently for a few minutes.
More Reasons To Love The Berry Trifle
This Berry Trifle is a classic and perfect as is, but there are plenty of other flavour variations that are just as tasty:
Mango & Mascarpone Madness – A bright & refreshing snack for mango-loving kids.
Chocolate & Peppermint – Because, Christmas! For adults, this is best paired with a good cup of coffee.
Lemon & Blueberry – A sweet & zesty combo that brings on big smiles.
Chocolate Madness – Another kid-pleaser! Add cocoa to your whipped cream and some dark chocolate shavings to finish off this crowd favourite.
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