It’s time to hang up your light jacket, bid farewell to fall foliage, and trade in pumpkin spice for winter parkas, fuzzy socks, and holiday carols buzzing over the airwaves of your favorite department store.
Since we love desserts, the change in seasons activates fond memories and familiar flavor combinations we grew up identifying the holidays with. Holiday cookies and pies come to mind, but, lately, we’re on a white chocolate peppermint kick.
What better way to incorporate peppermint into a dessert than a creamy trifle. A trifle, by definition, is a European dessert layered with fruit, sponge cake, and custard. Some recipes omit the cake and fruit, opting instead for pudding, jelly, or another cream-based substitute.
Because of the fruit and its bright colors, it’s easy to associate trifles with summertime, but the holidays are a perfect excuse to layer up seasonal flavors that pair well with evenings by the fire.
Traditional trifles are labors of love. Many recipes call for a mousse or custard, which require heating, stirring, and chilling — all things you may not have time for before your friends and family come over.
Well, we created something different for you without sacrificing those quintessential layers that make for an ideal presentation. Instead of piling goodies in a trifle bowl, we opted for small, clear glasses ideal for sharing with a crowd. This way, each guest can receive their own personal trifle.
As for the structural component of the layers, we used a variety of JOY Cones to provide a strong textural base. You’ll want to make these desserts right before serving to ensure the cones stay crisp.
Why the variety? The JOY Sugar Cones and JOY Waffle Cones provide a distinct sweetness, while the JOY Cake Cups add a softer texture to contrast the crunchier bits and pieces. Layer them to your liking and enjoy!
Prep time: 35 minutes
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