Just remembered the picnic is potluck? Here’s a ten minute delicious dessert any cook can whip up! The trifle is a perfect recipe for any summer party!

The trifle is a summertime dessert that’s light, cool, and combines simple elements in layers to create a delicious blend of flavors when eaten by the spoonful. It’s also secretly incredibly easy to whip up on the fly, which makes it the ninja dessert to have in your back pocket – always ready at a moment’s notice! Here are five delicious examples to make all your guests go Oooh la la at your next summer party!

Zesty Berries Trifle

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups cubed angel food cake
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) lemon yogurt
  • 1 cup whipping topping, divided
  • 3 cups mixed fresh berries

Steps: Place cake cubes in a 2 quart serving dish. Combine the yogurt with 3/4 of the whipped topping. Pour the mixture over the cake cubes. Top with the berries. Dollop the remaining whipped topping on top! Voila! Ninja!

The Gingered Pear Trifle

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup lemon curd
  • 1/2 cup crushed gingersnap cookies
  • 1 cup chopped canned pears
  • 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger

Steps: Beat cream in a small bowl until peaks foam. Add in the lemon curd. Layer half of the the cookies, pears, and ginger in two serving dishes. Then pour the lemon cream on top. Continue to layer each until out. Voila! Ninja!

The ‘Shh! I Did It With Donuts!’ Trifle

Ingredients

  • 6 chocolate glazed donuts
  • 1 package fat-free sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container fat-free whipped topping
  • 1 (12 ounce) container fat-free whipped topping

Steps: Cut the donuts into cubes. Prepare the pudding as directed. Fold in the smaller container of whipped topping. In serving dish, layer the donuts, 1/2 pudding mix, and half of the second container of Cool Whip. Continue to layer. Voila! Ninja!

The Peaches Parfait Trifle

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed angel food cake
  • 1 cup of vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 3 cups of sliced peaches

Steps: Mix the cup of pudding with 3/4 of the whipped topping. Place the peaches and cake in a 2 quart serving dish. Over this, pour the vanilla pudding & whipped topping. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Add the remaining whipped topping and serve. Voila! Ninja!

The “Let’s Jam!” Trifle

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed angel food cake
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 12 oz container of fat free whipped topping
  • 3 cups of berries
  • 1/4 cup blueberry jam

Steps: Blend the yogurt with 3/4 of the whipped topping. In two serving dishes, place half of the angel food cake and berries. Pour half the yogurt mix on top & then drizzle half the jam. Repeat the layers until you’re out. Then top with the remaining whipped topping and serve. Voila! Ninja!

Enjoy, you ninja cooks & have a delightful summer!

 

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