Summer Berry Trifle

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Is there anything that says Christmas like a trifle? This delicious Summer Berry Trifle recipe is a twist on the traditional trifle and makes the perfect Christmas dessert.

Without fail I always have a trifle on our Christmas table in memory to my mum.  Mum used to make it each year for Christmas and it’s my little way to keep her memory alive and with us at Christmas. 

I like my trifle full of berries. However, as they are a little pricey at times, I use a mix of frozen mixed berries and decorate the top of the Christmas trifle with fresh strawberries and blueberries. 

Remember to make the jelly ahead of time, it will need a few hours to set. 

Kat’s tip: For a child-friendly trifle use apple juice. For adults, use sweet sherry. 

My mum used to use sponge cake, but I really like the festive look of the jam rolls in the bowl. I have used my multipurpose cake stand to hold my trifle. You simply turn the stand upside down and use the lid as the bowl… genius!

This Christmas Trife can serve 10. There is enough room in this serving bowl to double the recipe if needed. 

This dessert is so visually appealing! 


Summer Berry Trifle

  • Author: Katrina - The Organised Housewife
  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


  • 1 x 85g pkt Aeroplane Original Strawberry jelly crystals
  • 2 x 6 mini jam sponge rolls
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or sweet sherry
  • 500g frozen mixed berries
  • 1kg Pauls vanilla custard
  • 1 x punnet strawberries
  • 1 x bunnet blueberries
  • cream, to serve, optional


  1. Prepare jelly following packet directions. Cut into small bite size squres.
  2. Slice each roll into 3rds. Place into the base of a large (12 cup) bowl. Once base is covered work way up sides, with at least 2 rows along the sides.
  3. Pour apple juice over the rolls.
  4. Top with half the jelly.
  5. Scatter frozen berries over rolls.
  6. Pour custard over berries.
  7. Top custard with remaining jelly.
  8. Add strawberries and blueberries into the centre.
  9. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight for the juice to soak the rolls.

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3 in 1 Multi Purpose Cake Stand

It is time to show off and this clear acrylic multi-purpose cake stand is not only perfect for transporting your goodies, but is the ultimate way to display your cakes, cup cakes, muffins and more, plus it can be transformed to be used as a Crudités platter, dip and cracker plate, salad bowl or punch bowl.

1. cake stand
2. serving platter
3. punch bowl

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