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September 3, 2013

Pina Colada Trifle

Pina Colada Trifle ~ A Tropical taste explosion and so quick to prepare ! #Trifle #PinaColada

This trifle has a tropical taste out of this world ~ created all by using simple, everyday ingredients.

I haven't made a trifle in some time, and was just craving for some the other day. But, I did not want the same old jello / cake combination... I wanted something a little different.

You can add a little Rum {the alcohol} or Rum {the Essence} to the Pineapple Syrup/Juice if you'd like to. I had neither on hand, so I simply left it out and it was still delicious.


8 servings

2 cups Milk
1 packet Cheesecake Instant Pudding   {I used the Jell-O brand}
1 cup Fresh Cream   {whipping cream}
1 Store bought Cake, cubed  {Vanilla, Madeira, Sponge - any small loaf type cake without icing}
1 can (410g) Pineapple Pieces, drained, but keep the Syrup/Juice aside
Rum or Rum Essence, optional   {quantity up to you - stir into the retained Pineapple Syrup/Juice}
1 cup Toasted Coconut     {I dry-toast my Coconut in a pan for a about 2 minutes}
Red Glace Cherries, to decorate

1.) Mix the Milk and Pudding according to the instructions on the packet - set aside for 2 or 3 minutes to start setting.
2.) Beat the Fresh Cream until peak forms - fold it into the Pudding mixture.
3.) Place Half of the Ingredients in this order in a serving bowl - cubed Cake, a few splashes of Pineapple Syrup/Juice, Pudding mixture, Pineapple pieces and the Toasted Coconut.
4.) Repeat the layers with the other half of the ingredients.
5.) Decorate with Glace Cherries.

The longer a trifle stand/chill, the better, but it is fine to serve after 2 hours.

Pina Colada Trifle ~ A Tropical taste explosion and so quick to prepare ! #Trifle #PinaColada

Hope you enjoy this oldie but still a goldie !


  1. YUM. All the flavors I love. This will be a great salad all year long. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I love pina coladas and this looks like a wonderful spin on trifle (also, it sounds so easy to put together). You decorated the top in such a pretty way :)

    Amy | Club Narwhal

  3. now that is something different, what a great flavor idea for a trifle yum!

  4. Linda, this sounds absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe and linking it up to Thrifty Thursday.

  5. sounds so good! I am off to the store to make this :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. This looks delish Linda! Thank you so much for linking up with us at the Inspiration Monday Party :) xo

  7. This looks so yummy! We'd love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let's party!!

    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network

  8. I just pinned this and I can't wait to try it. I love Pina Colada anything!
    I'm hosting a linky party today if you would like to come join I'd love for you to stop by.

  9. Hi Linda,
    We will just love your Pina Colada Trifle. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  10. Looks delicious -- love anything with coconut! It will disappear super quick at our house!

  11. Yummy, I love trifle :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays,,, featuring and pinning this week at the hop...