Trifles are a tasty dessert, usually made with lots of layers, often defined as decadent and rich. And they are - decadent and rich.
I first learned of trifles when I lived in Hawaii and my Australian roommate made one for all of us to try. Trifles originated in England centuries ago and were mainly cream and sugar. Nowadays, there are varieties of trifles to suit everyone's tastes and holiday needs.
American trifles are fairly easy to make, since we rarely work with raw materials. American trifles take 16 ounces of whipped cream layered with different items, such as cakes, brownies, fruits, berries, chocolates.
Trifle bowls can be found almost anywhere, including Walmart and Amazon.
There are even individual trifle bowls:
These images are from Amazon.
Since my family loves trifles, I like to search the web for interesting recipes. From The cooking Mom I found this delicious recipe for Chocolate Mint Trifle.
Chocolate Mint TrifleIngredients:
1 box family size brownie mix, prepared according to directions and baked in 9″x13″ pan
3 cups cold milk
2 small boxes (3.4 ounces) instant chocolate pudding
1 container (16 ounces) of whipped topping thawed
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Drop or two of green food coloring
1 box (4.67 ounces) Andes mints, unwrapped
Fresh mint sprigs (optional)
Cool brownies and cut into 1 to 2 inch cubes. Add milk to dry pudding mix in medium bowl. Beat until pudding starts to thicken. Stir peppermint extract into pudding. Mix a little green food coloring into the whipped topping until it turns light green. In a clear glass bowl or trifle dish add half of the brownie cubes, a quarter of chopped Andes mints, half of the green whipped topping and, half of the pudding. Repeat to build layers ending with pudding, saving some of the green whipped topping and mints. Cover loosely with plastic and refrigerate until ready to serve. Right before serving remove plastic and decorate the top with a “cloud” of the reserved green whipped topping. Sprinkle some mints on top and garnish with fresh mint sprig.
I rate this 5 yummies:
Thank you, The Cooking Mom for this. My family loved it. If you go to her link, you'll find other delicious recipes and you can print this one out for your recipe collection.
Do you make trifles? What's your favorite?
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