Why Trifle Should Be Your Go-To No-Bake Summer Dessert

This sweet and simple dessert is the perfect way to wrap up any summer meal.

With heat waves blazing all summer long, turning on a hot oven is the last thing we want to do. Thankfully, you and your family can still enjoy a decadent dessert without heating up your home. No-bake desserts are a lifesaver throughout these dog days of summer and we just found our new go-to recipe thanks to Food Network Kitchen’s Erin Jeanne McDowell.

Thanks to Erin’s Strawberry, Blueberry and Lemon Trifle class on the Food Network Kitchen app, we just found our latest go-to dessert, and we promise that once you try it, you’ll want to make it all summer long.

Trifles are a tradition in British cuisine and make for a gorgeous ending to any backyard barbecue. The sweet equivalent to a layer dip, this incredibly versatile dessert is typically made up of some combination of fruit, cream and cake layered in colorful, decadent stripes. The best part? This sweet, simple and satisfying dessert is ideal for making with kids. It requires no cutting or cooking and is comprised of mostly cold ingredients, and they’ll love the fun of assembling it all on their own.

Whether you like Erin’s combination of berry flavors or you want to mix and match with a chocolate, peanut butter and cookie combo, trifles can be made with homemade ingredients (like Erin’s fruit curds and whipped cream) or store-bought ingredients (like pudding mix or pre-made sponge cake).

To see how Erin whipped up her trifle and so many other delicious desserts, tune into the Food Network Kitchen app.

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