7 Summer Trifles

summer trifles

Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for a summer treat that everyone loves!

Patriotic Berry Trifle

Patriotic Berry Trifle

“Macrayla's berry trifle is beautiful and would make a wonderful centerpiece for your dessert table. It tastes just as good as it looks. The base is a pre-made angel food cake that's brushed with a tangy lemon simple syrup. In between layers of fresh blueberries and strawberries is a light and fluffy cream cheese whipped cream. Once assembled, this is a delightful summer treat. Since it's red, white, and blue, you can enjoy this at your Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day cookout.” - Kitchen Crew
Oreo Cheesecake Trifle

Oreo Cheesecake Trifle

“Oreo Cheesecake Trifle in disposable cups makes easy, individual desserts for picnics, socials, and cookouts. This dessert has layers of rich, moist chocolate cake, light and fluffy Oreo pudding, and crushed Oreo cookies.” - Paula
Italian Peach Melba Trifle

Italian Peach Melba Trifle

“Peach & raspberries are a flavor marriage made in heaven! This dessert isn't only beautiful, it tastes out of this world. A fluffy whipped cream layer has a slight raspberry flavor. The raspberry mixture soaks into the yummy ladyfingers and peaches. The alcohol is not cooked out, but there isn't a harsh alcohol flavor. Guests will think it took hours to prepare. No need for them to know how easy it is to make.” - Kitchen Crew
Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

“This makes a great summer dessert. I originally modified this dessert to include shortbread cake instead of angel food cake. It's much better this way and gives it a true strawberry shortcake taste.” - Michael
Hawaiian Dream Trifle

Hawaiian Dream Trifle

“I love the combined flavors of pineapple, toasted coconut, and macadamia nuts. I combined these flavors with angel food cake and coconut cream pudding for a light ‘tropical’ dessert.” - Susan
Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie Trifle

“A trifle is always a great dessert, but the cream layer makes this strawberry brownie one exceptional. Mascarpone is similar to tangy cream cheese and decadent. Adding balsamic takes the creamy layer to the next level. We love the combination of chocolate, strawberry, and balsamic flavors. It's impressive to present and easy to make!” - Kitchen Crew
Patriotic Gelatin Fruit Salad

Patriotic Gelatin Fruit Salad

“The combination of cherry pie filling and strawberry gelatin came about by accident. I began to prepare this recipe, but my strawberries weren't good. I substituted my regular recipe using canned cherry pie filling and the taste was scrumptious! Give it a try!” - Fredda