Best Ever Trifle Recipes

Best trifle recipes

Try our best ever trifle recipes for easy Christmas dessert inspiration, from impressive boozy trifles, to trifles with a festive twist

Looking for the best trifle recipe? Try our easy trifle recipes. We have plenty of twists on the classic trifle. Choose from our Christmas trifle recipes, including gingerbread trifle, amaretti trifle and clementine prosecco trifle. We also have fruit trifle recipes for summer, including our individual Eton mess trifles.


Here are our trifle recipes…

Neapolitan trifle

Want an easy summer dessert? Check out this showstopping trifle recipe. Inspired by those childhood blocks of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream, this trifle is a technicolour trip back in time.

Fruit Trifle Recipe

Gingerbread, caramel and pear trifle

Looking for a Christmas trifle recipe? Check out this super festive and indulgent trifle recipe from Edd Kimber, with rum cardamom custard, gingerbread Christmas trees and caramel cream. Find our other Christmas dessert recipes here.

Trifle Recipe with Gingerbread, Caramel and Pear

Amaretti Easy Trifle

Another favourite Christmas trifle, this one uses Amaretti biscuits for a lovely texture and flavour, a twist on a classic trifle recipe. It’s a perfect boozy way to conclude your Christmas day feast.

Amaretti Easy Trifle Recipe

Clementine and prosecco trifle

This Christmas-worthy recipe for clementine and prosecco trifle is a great, modern twist on a British classic. It looks and tastes amazing, so guaranteed to impress guests. Freeze the egg whites until you want to make meringue, or virtuous omelettes. Want to learn how to make perfect meringues? Click here.

Winter berry trifle

This stylish winter berry trifle is a great twist on a much-loved classic, and perfect for Christmas. It looks impressive on the table but is actually very easy to make, and one of our best trifle recipes. If you love fruity puddings, check out our collection of best ever fruity puddings for more inspiration.

Strawberry trifles

The easiest, quickest trifle recipe for summer: made with Madeira cake and strawberries. Topped with custard and cream, these individual pots make a perfect pudding for Christmas time with the family

Gingercake trifle

Add gingercake to your trifle for a Christmassy, spiced and grown-up dessert. This trifle only takes half an hour to pull together for hassle-free entertaining.

Cherry crunch trifle

The best pudding comes in a glass! This easy idea for trifle uses ready made brownies and cornflake cakes, with cherries and blueberries. Topped with custard, cream and chocolate – what’s not to love? An ideal dessert for a special festive dinner with family or friends.

Mascarpone raspberry trifle terrine

All the delicious flavours of a traditional Christmas Day trifle set in a loaf tin – it’s easy to slice and really smart. It will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge, so you can make it ahead of Christmas day.

Sherry trifle

Sherry trifle is a classic family favourite. Michelin-starred chefs such as Gary Rhodes have been known to add Bird’s to their custard to bump up its custardyness. And though the jury is out on whether or not to include jelly, there can be no trifle without proper thick custard.

Peach and raspberry trifle

Peaches and raspberries make the best fruit trifles. Shop bought cake makes this classic pud so easy and individual desserts always look good, especially for festive meals with friends and family.


White forest trifle

This trifle is an easy and stylish Christmas dessert to make during the festive season or all year round. Ready in only 30 minutes, our white forest cake will become a crowd favourite in no time.