A simple berry trifle in a jar…the perfect summer dessert to serve to family and friends.
Fresh berries are one of my absolute favorite things, and the epitome of summer. I think I adore blackberries the most, but I waver whenever I taste raspberries! I love to serve berries after dinner, and mason jars is a really fun way to present them.
When I’m feeling extra fancy, I make them into a trifle, using a quick and simple lemon cream. It takes just minutes to make, but adds an incredible creaminess and a sweet complement to the tartness of the berries. If you’re looking for a yummy dessert to serve to family, friends, or other company, this is definitely one to try!
Berry Trifle in a Jar
This time I used raspberries and blueberries for the 4th of July, but any berry will work. You could also add cubed poundcake for another layer of flavor, but the berries and cream can stand on their own, too. Add a layer of berries on the bottom, cream next, another layer of berries, and a last layer of cream. Top with more berries! It’s best when served immediately.
Another fun option when you have guests is to lay out all of the ingredients, and let them create their own trifle. Whether they like more berries or more cream, extra poundcake or none at all, it’s a really yummy customized summer dessert!
Berry Trifle in a JarPRINT RECIPE
- fresh berries…raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract…to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- cubed poundcake (optional)
- Rinse berries well, pat dry and set aside.
- Whip the cream until it starts to form soft peaks. Add the powdered sugar, and then the lemon extract and lemon juice once the sugar is incorporated.
- In a pint-sized mason jar, layer the berries, cream, and poundcake (if desired). The amounts are totally your preference! I like to do more berries than cream, but it's a dessert that's customizable. If you have guests, you can even have all the ingredients out like a buffet, and they can create their own trifle.
*Vintage updated pos; first posted in 2012.