These St. Patrick’s Day Green Trifle bowls are a quick and easy way to add some festive green into your day. The kids will love these green treats that are layered with whipped cream, graham crumbs and green coloured pudding. You’ll love how simple and easy it is to put them together.
St. Patrick’s Day usually passes by with little celebration in our house as it usually lands during a school vacation week. Since we do not have an Irish background it’s not usually a holiday that comes on my radar but my kids always seem a little bummed by that. This year I decided to mark it clearly on my calendar and celebrate with all things green. Maybe it’ll bring me some of that Irish luck.
There are some pretty enjoyable traditions for St. Patrick’s Day that make me think I’ve been missing out for a while. It’s a time of year that the Bailey’s consumption increases and people share pints of green beer. Chicago makes it a full day celebration for the family and even turns their river green which is followed by a parade.
This special holiday is not limited to just fun green foods however, colourful rainbow foods also make an appearance on St. Patrick’s Day along with a sparkle of gold. I’ll be sure to serve rainbow fruit kabobs with gold foiled chocolate coins. After our Guinness Beef Stew we’ll be enjoying these St. Patrick’s Day Green Trifle bowls for dessert.
I just love how pretty the brightly coloured green pudding makes this dish. This recipe can be the starting blocks for so many different themed parties. All it takes is a bit of food colouring to make some pretty spectacular dessert cups that can be made well in advance and stored in the fridge until they’re ready to be served. Enjoy!
St. Patrick’s Day Green Trifle
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 package vanilla pudding
- green food colouring
- 1 cup graham crumbs or crushed graham crackers
- Gold foiled coins (optional)
Combine the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix to stiff peaks. Set aside.
Prepare the vanilla pudding mix as per instructions on the package. Add green food colouring to the pudding mixture while you are whisking it. I used Wilton's colouring paste and achieved a vibrant green colour.
Pick your serving dish and proceed to layer each of the ingredients as you prefer. I started with pudding, next added whipping cream, sprinkled graham crumbs on top and continued to repeat until I got the desired affect I was looking for.
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These are too cute! Prefect for St. Patrick’s Day!
The kids enjoyed taste testing them for me. They’re already looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day!
I love a good themed dessert so these are right up my alley! Great idea!
Thanks! Somethings the simplest things are the best. 🙂
Why do you talk about ‘green jello’
In the description of this dessert ? The only thing green is the pudding ! The term ‘jello’ is commonly used to refer to ‘gelatin’
not pudding !
You are absolutely right! I’ve changed it to pudding to be more accurate. I used Kraft’s Jello pudding mix, that’s where the confusion came in. Now I’m curious why Kraft uses the term on both their jello (gelatin) and their pudding mixes!
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