Recipe: Vodka jelly and berry trifle glasses

A super summery and fun dessert for grown ups

  • place PRE 45 minutes - plus jelly setting time
  • place COOK None
  • place SERVES 6 - 8
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Serve in whichever pretty glasses you like - you'll need six to eight of them.


  • Make up the jelly according to the packet’s instructions: in my case, that meant mixing the cubes with 100ml cold water followed by 400ml boiling water, although I replaced the cold water with 100ml vodka.You may want a little more or less.

  • Pour the jelly into the glasses, more or less up to the halfway mark. Refrigerate jellies to set.

  • Pour some of the cranberry juice in a shallow bowl.

  • Cut the sponge fingers in half and dip each section quickly in cranberry juice to soften; do not leave them too long or they will break.

  • Place 2 – 3 biscuits per glass (depending on the size of your glasses) layering them on top of the jelly; repeat on each glass.

  • Add a mix of red fruits on top of the biscuits.

  • Squirt a layer of whipped cream on top of the fruit.

  • Decorate with more berries.

  • Best eaten on the day you make them.

Recipe from fabienneshomecooking


1 pack red (strawberry/raspberry/cherry) sugar-free jelly (I used Gefen brand)
100ml (approx) vodka
200 – 250ml cranberry juice
500g mixed berries, washed and dried
12 – 20 ladyfinger / Savoiardi sponge fingers
1 can whipped cream
You will need 6 – 8 small tumblers or wine glasses to serve

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