- Published Jul 6th
- Ready In8h 50m
Combining two of the holiday season’s best flavors, this dessert is easy to make and a crowd pleaser! If you are feeling fancy, you can pipe your top layer of whipped cream on the trifle. Since I normally travel with this dessert and put a lid on it, I just spread a nice thick layer on top and then sprinkle with some chopped dried cranberries and crumbled gingerbread cookies.
Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle Ingredients
The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle for 20 servings:
- 1 (14.5 ounce) package gingerbread cake mix
- 3 cups eggnog
- 1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped (optional)
- 2 tablespoons gingersnap cookie crumbs (optional)
Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle Cooking Instructions
- Ready In8h 50m
To cook Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle is about 30 minutes , and you can serve your Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle within 8 hours 50 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle easily:
- 1 Prepare gingerbread cake mix and bake according to package directions (any size pan). Cool completely.
- 2 Place the pudding mix in a large bowl. Pour in the eggnog and whisk for about 2 minutes. Refrigerate pudding until the gingerbread cake is cool and you are ready to assemble the trifle.
- 3 In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in sugar and vanilla until peaks form.
- 4 Crumble 1/2 of the gingerbread into the bottom of a trifle bowl or a large glass bowl. Spread 1/2 of the eggnog pudding over the gingerbread, then spread 1/2 of the whipped cream on top of the pudding. Repeat the layers with the remaining gingerbread, pudding, and whipped cream. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Sprinkle the top with the cranberries and cookie crumbs before serving.
- Cook's Notes:
- You can use already made whipped cream, but I prefer to flavor my whipped cream myself. You can substitute bourbon for the vanilla extract in the whipped cream if you like.
- If you use low-fat eggnog for the pudding, your pudding will be loose.
Per Serving: 269 calories; 14.7 grams of fat; 32.1 grams of carbohydrates; 2.9 grams of protein; 55 milligrams of cholesterol; 270 milligrams of sodium.