Tuesday, 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. cass-eats.blogspot.com

  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...