Whenever I’m invited to a summer potluck or offer to have friends over, my first thought is “What the heck am I going to make?” I want to wow my friends and guests, but I also want to put in minimal effort. Because laziness.
Enter the easy trifle recipe. Trifles make you look like a kitchen superstar but won’t stress you out because most require no baking. They are like secret weapons that are especially handy during the summer season when you need easy desserts that can feed a crowd. No matter what ingredients you use, you don’t have to worry about presentation, because they are all about layering (aka throwing together) delicious ingredients. No more building a cake and hoping it doesn’t topple over when you go to ice it. With trifles, it’s just about placement — and you can totally handle that.
Looking for an easy dessert to throw together for a crowd? Whether you’re serving them in a centerpiece-worthy trifle dish or making individual parfaits in Mason jars, these 11 impressive trifle recipes are perfect on any table.
Kelly Ladd Sanchez, a former magazine editor and writer, now works as a professional craft stylist and paper artist out of her home studio in Orlando, Florida. Kelly is always creating something whimsical, bright, and colorful, with easy-to-follow instructions. Looking for more creative and fun DIY and craft projects to try yourself? Check out Kelly's blog, handmadebykelly.com and her paper art site. When she’s not covered in little shreds of paper, she can be found having fun and hanging out with her son and wonderful husband. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.