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Easy Trifle Recipe

My Classic Trifle Recipe is the ultimate no bake dessert! It can be made a day or two in advance, ingredients can be modified to suit your preferences and it also feeds a crowd!
Prep Time45 mins
Chilling Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Christmas Desserts, Christmas Recipes, Desserts, No Bake Dessert, Trifle
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 603kcal
Author: Lauren


  • Trifle Bowl


  • 2 x raspberry jelly 85 gram packs
  • 600 ml thickened cream
  • 395 gram tin of sweetened condensed milk.
  • 400 grams jam swiss roll
  • 830 gram fruit salad drained
  • 400 gram sliced peaches drained
  • 500 ml vanilla custard you can either make your own or buy a bottle already pre-made
  • 50 grams flaked almonds toasted


  • Make your jelly as per the packet instructions and pour it into a large bowl and place into the fridge to set.
  • Drain the fruit salad and peaches and set aside until needed.
  • Cut the jam swiss roll into 1cm pieces.
  • Place the cream and condensed milk into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until soft peaks form. Set aside until needed.
  • Arrange half of the jam swiss roll slices over the base of a 3L serving bowl and top with ½ of the custard, half the fruit salad and peach slices, half of the jelly and half of the cream. Repeat in the same order until your serving bowl is filled and a layer of cream is on top. Place your trifle into the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight if possible.
  • Sprinkle the toasted flaked almonds over the top of your trifle just before serving.


  • If you are planning to serve a Trifle for dessert, it really is best to try and make it a day in advance, as this gives the jam roll enough time to absorb juice from the fruit as well as letting the flavours combine.  
  • You can use any type of tinned fruit for this recipe, it's also delicious (and sweet!) when made with tinned apricots or pears.
  • The addition of sweetened condensed milk gives the whipped cream a sweet flavour. You can omit it if you wish.
  • To store any leftovers, place the Trifle into the fridge and cover with cling wrap. It's best enjoyed within 2 - 3 days.


Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 1443IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 2mg