Easy Fruit Trifle

January 26, 2019mayurisjikoni
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THEME: 60 HWCG #TwistWithBiscuitHW

Twist with biscuits is an interesting theme as its so easy to include biscuits or cookies into making a quick dessert. Everyone on the group was wondering what to make. Some suggestions came along like using savory cookies or biscuits for bhel, or a no bake cake etc. I had made up my mind to make an easy dessert recipe as its really dear to my heart. Mind you, I’m eagerly waiting for the biscuit bhel recipe.

My eldest son did his Hotel Management and Administration from a Swiss Hotel Management School. When he came home after his first semester, his fingers had so many cuts. Being a mother, my heart hurt that his fingers were hurting. He was learning how to chop like a chef. During his stay at home, he would make some interesting recipes that he had learnt. Back then it was not common to have avocado in a sandwich, have mint in pineapple. He taught me all those things. The evenings were the best as he would disappear into the kitchen and tell me to stay out. He would make quick desserts using ingredients available at home. One of his creations that I really loved was this trifle he made. Till today it had no name but today had to give it a name – easy fruit trifle.

Usually trifles have cakes as the base, have both jelly and custard along with fruits, cream, nuts. However, this easy trifle recipe requires no cakes, custards or jelly. Just a few ingredients like cream, biscuits or cookies and fruit.

This dessert is a burst of different flavors, sweetness from the mango, tanginess from passion fruit, a slight spicy taste from the ginger nuts. What I love about these quick trifles is that in a matter of minutes dessert is ready.

I’ve used on occasions strawberries with coconut biscuits, mixed fruits with chocolate biscuits. They all taste really good. Sometimes I’ve served it ice cream instead of whipped cream.

Next time you have unexpected guests over, or don’t have time to make an elaborate dessert, this one is so easy to prepare.


Serves 4

200 ml (1 cup) whipping cream

2-3 tbsp powdered sugar

8-10 ginger nuts (ginger biscuits)

1 cup chopped mango or any fruit of your choice

2 tbsp passion fruit pulp

4 tbsp passion fruit syrup

For topping:

chopped nuts or chocolate chips

  1. Add the cream to a container. Add powdered sugar. Whip till soft peaks are formed.
  2. You can make the trifle in one big bowl or in individual containers like dessert bowls or glasses.
  3. Snap the biscuits with your hands into small pieces.
  4. Make a layer using half of the cookies.
  5. Top it with half amount of fruit.
  6. Add half amount of passion fruit pulp over the fruit.
  7. Top with half amount whipped cream.
  8. Repeat the layers again, broken biscuits, fruit and cream.
  9. Garnish with chopped nuts or chocolate chips.
  10. Drizzle passion fruit syrup over the trifle.
  11. Let the trifle chill in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
  12. Serve chilled.


  • To make passion fruit syrup take ½ cup passion fruit pulp and whizz it lightly in a blender. Strain the mixture. Throw away the seeds. Measure the passion fruit juice. Add ½ or ¾ part sugar and mix well. Whatever syrup is left can be made into a fresh juice by adding some water.
  • I used mango as it paired well with passion fruit. You can add any fresh fruit or a combination instead of mango.
  • Replace the ginger nuts with other biscuits like digestives, coconut or oreo.
  • Serve with ice cream instead of whipped cream.

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A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email mayuri.ajay.patel62@gmail.com
  •  tag me as #mayuri_jikoni on Instagram
  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962

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Cheeseling Bhel by Priya

Chocolate Biscuit Cake by Poonam

Chocolate Nutella Tart by Vanitha

Marie Biscuit Cake by Rosy

No Oven Biscuit Cake Recipe by Geetanjali

No Bake Swiss Roll by Jayashree

Oreo Energy Bites by Sasmita

Pizza Crackers by Swaty



  • The Girl Next Door

    January 27, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Oh, the fruit trifle looks so good! 🙂 Interesting that you’ve used passion fruit syrup and ginger cookies along with the other usual ingreingredients. I can only imagine what a beautiful burst of flavours this dessert would be!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks Priya, ginger cookies and passion fruit compliment each other very well.

  • poonampagar

    January 27, 2019 at 9:20 am

    This fruit trifle is certainly a visual treat and I have no doubt that it tasted great with all those juicy fruits , cream and cookies going in. I love the use of ginger cookies in this recipe di, it must have complimented very well with sweet and tangy flavors of the fruit.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you so much Poonam.

  • @rosynayak

    January 27, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    It’s a delightful treat indeed , I am sure it must be delicious as there is cream , fruits ,nuts and we’ll everything a dessert need to have . A lovely share 👌

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 14, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much Rosy.

  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    January 31, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Indeed a great share for theme ! The use of particularly the ginger cookies is definitely adding a lovely flavor and crunch to the whole trifle here

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 31, 2019 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you so much Sasmita, I love using ginger cookies.

  • Shalu

    January 31, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Ohhh my my such a delicious looking Trifle!! Ginger cookies and Passion fruit are my favorites. Super lovely share dear.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 31, 2019 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you so much Shalu, I too love the passion fruit and ginger cookies combination.

  • Walter Holmann

    January 31, 2019 at 3:15 pm

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    Walter Holmann

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 14, 2019 at 4:18 pm

      Thank you so much for the very kind gesture, Walter, I am truly honored that you found my blog interesting. I am working on the main menu to make it more user friendly. The way you described my blog has left me speechless. Once again thank you so much.

  • jayashreetrao

    January 31, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    One of the favourite desserts at home. It is tasty and using biscuits seems like a little lesser calories too. Nice share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 31, 2019 at 4:34 pm

      Thank you so much Jayashree.

  • Geetanjali

    February 2, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    The trifle looks so good! Beautiful capture as well. I must say with all those fusion of flavors it really is a treat for the tastebuds. Love this!!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 14, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you so much Geetanjali.

  • Veena Krishnakumar

    February 28, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I love trifle and this one has both mango and passion fruit , both of which I love. Looks beautiful

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 6, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks Veena.

  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    March 6, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    I love simple desserts like these, they look so attractive plus so easy to put together! Loving your fruit trifle, looks gorgeous 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 10, 2019 at 11:44 am

      They certainly are easy to put together, thanks Freda.

  • Vanitha Bhat

    March 7, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Looks amazing Mayuri! I love trifles; so easy to make with whatever you have and so, so decadent too! So interesting you have used passion fruit; need to try that next time!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 10, 2019 at 11:45 am

      Thanks Vanitha, I just love passion fruit so try and use it in desserts whenever I can.

  • Jagruti Dhanecha

    March 8, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Mango and passion fruit, goes well together, one of my favourite combo. Perfect and easy dessert to try it out over the weekend after spicy meal.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

      Thanks Jagruti, yes its an easy dessert to put together.

  • themadscientistskitchen

    March 15, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    The fruit trifle looks delicious. Must have been a delicious feast both visually n gastronomically. Awesome share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 15, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you so much Archana.

  • Sew White

    September 5, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    This looks incredible! I would love to enjoy one or two of these on a sunny September night.

  • Nico @ yumsome

    September 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    What a lovely dessert, and so quick to make too – so much faster than traditional trifle (one of my favourite desserts!). I love your choice of fruits; I bet they go so well with the ginger biscuits.


    September 6, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Love how quick, easy and delicious this trifle recipe is, great for a last minute dessert!

  • chefmireille

    September 7, 2019 at 3:41 am

    I love that you often include passionfruit in some of your recipes. IT has become more commonplace to find passionfruit pulp in markets here now and I love how pretty the passionfruit looks

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 7, 2019 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks Mireille, I love passion fruit and also its easily available in Kenya.

  • Donna Dundas

    September 8, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever actually made a trifle. This looks yum though, so that might change!

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    October 21, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Though we get passion fruit here, I have never tried it. This trifle looks easy to assemble, and looks like a delicious party treat.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 21, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      It is a delicious dessert Renu, try it.

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