Individual Berry Trifle - Light and Refreshing Dessert Perfect for the Summer

Individual Berry Trifle - Light and Refreshing Dessert Perfect for the Summer

This is a very delicious dessert, full of different textures and flavours. If you like trifle type desserts, you will love this. And if you don’t – you will probably love this as well. This dessert is even loved by diners who don’t typically like whipped cream!

Look at these glistening strawberries combined with smooth cream and crunchy cookies!

I guess the addition of sour cream is responsible for that. You won’t taste the sour cream, but its addition will make the dessert taste brighter and fresher, giving it a nice zing. Macerating the berries in a bit of sugar makes them into a flavourful sauce perfect to accompany whipped cream and cookies!

What else is so great about this is that it’s so easy to make! You can make all of the components in advance, then assemble right before serving.

DifficultyBeginner

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 mins

For the Strawberries:
 2 cups strawberries
 1 cup blackberries
 1 cup raspberriest
 5 ½ tbsp sugar
 1 tsp lemon juice
 1 tsp lemon zest
For the Whipped Cream:
 1 cup heavy cream
 ¼ tsp vanilla
 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp granulated sugar
 ¼ cup sour cream, at room temp
Everything Else:
 1 cup crunchy chocolate cookies of choice, crushed: chocolate wafers, double chocolate chip cookies (my preference - double chocolate crispy chips ahoy)
 ¼ cup brownie bits, optional
 whole fruit, for garnish, optional
 mint, for garnish, optional

1

Wash and dry your berries. Quarter the strawberries. Cut blackberries in half. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar, lemon zest and juice. Toss the berries, cover and allow to sit at room temperature for at least half an hour. Then transfer to the fridge to chill until ready to serve (at least half an hour more and up to 6 hours.)

2

Whip heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Start on medium speed then gradually increase the speed. Whip the cream to medium soft peaks. Gently fold in the sour cream. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

3

When ready to serve, place some cookie crumbs on the bottom of 4 serving cups. Dollop some whipped cream. Toss the berries in their juices and spoon over the cream. If using brownies, place some over the berries. Repeat the process for a trifle look. Garnish with garnishes of choice. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

For the Strawberries:
 2 cups strawberries
 1 cup blackberries
 1 cup raspberriest
 5 ½ tbsp sugar
 1 tsp lemon juice
 1 tsp lemon zest
For the Whipped Cream:
 1 cup heavy cream
 ¼ tsp vanilla
 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp granulated sugar
 ¼ cup sour cream, at room temp
Everything Else:
 1 cup crunchy chocolate cookies of choice, crushed: chocolate wafers, double chocolate chip cookies (my preference - double chocolate crispy chips ahoy)
 ¼ cup brownie bits, optional
 whole fruit, for garnish, optional
 mint, for garnish, optional

Directions

1

Wash and dry your berries. Quarter the strawberries. Cut blackberries in half. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar, lemon zest and juice. Toss the berries, cover and allow to sit at room temperature for at least half an hour. Then transfer to the fridge to chill until ready to serve (at least half an hour more and up to 6 hours.)

2

Whip heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Start on medium speed then gradually increase the speed. Whip the cream to medium soft peaks. Gently fold in the sour cream. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

3

When ready to serve, place some cookie crumbs on the bottom of 4 serving cups. Dollop some whipped cream. Toss the berries in their juices and spoon over the cream. If using brownies, place some over the berries. Repeat the process for a trifle look. Garnish with garnishes of choice. Serve immediately.

Summer berry parfait

Make it Gluten-Free: Use Gluten-Free cookies of choice instead of regular cookies.

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