A few simple layers, one pretty glass bowl, and you've got a trifle worthy of sharing with "Friends."


English Trifle

Pound cake cubes



Vanilla pudding

Sliced almonds

(Repeat layers.)

Top with whipping cream.

"Friends" Quotable:

"First there's a layer of ladyfingers, then a layer of jam, then custard, which I made from scratch, then raspberries, more ladyfingers, then beef sauteed with peas and onions, then a little bit more custard, then bananas, and then I just put some whipped cream on top." -Rachel

Berry Trifle

Pound cake cubes

Vanilla pudding with cream cheese

Strawberries and blueberries

(Repeat layers.)

Add berry sauce.

"Friends" Quotable:

"Oh my.... She made half an English trifle and ... half a shepherd's pie!" -Ross

Individual Brownie Trifles



Chocolate ice cream topping

Whipped cream

(Repeat layers.)

"Friends" Quotable:

"Beef? In a dessert? There's no way." -Ross

"I know, and only one layer of jam? What is up with that?" -Joey

Mango-Lime Trifles

Coconut macaroon cookies

Lemon yogurt with whipped dessert topping


(Repeat layers.)

"Friends" Quotable:

"The beef? Yeah, that was weird to me, too. But then, you know what, I thought, well, there's mincemeat pie. I mean that's an English dessert. These people just put very strange things in their food." -Rachel

Affogato Trifles


Vanilla ice cream

(Repeat layers.)

Top with whipped cream.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.


"Friends" Quotable:

"If anyone needs help pretending to like it, I learned some things in acting class. Try rubbing your stomach. Or saying 'Mmm.' And oh-oh, smiling!" -Joey

Blackberry-Banana Lemon Trifles

Vanilla pudding

Sliced bananas


Shortbread cookies

Lemon zest

Fresh mint

"Friends" Quotable:

"It tastes like feet." -Ross

Banana Split Trifles

Ice cream

Hot fudge topping

(Repeat layers.)

Top with whipped cream, sliced bananas, and hot fudge.

"Friends" Quotable:

"So, Rach, this is a traditional English trifle, isn't it?" -Phoebe

"It sure is." -Rachel

"Wow. So then did you make it with beef or eggplant?" -Phoebe

"Beef." -Rachel

"I can't have any. You know I don't eat beef. Awww." -Phoebe

Ambrosia-Cherry Trifle

Citrus gelatin

Sour cream and milk mixture

Maraschino cherries

Mini marshmallows

Shredded coconut

"Friends" Quotable:

"What's not to like? Custard, good. Jam, good. Meat, goooood." -Joey

Peanut Butter-Banana Trifles

Yogurt and peanut butter-honey mixture


Multigrain clusters

(Repeat layers.)

Rachel Should Watch This: How to Layer a Trifle


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