Christmas gingerbread trifle

Gingerbread Trifle for a holiday treat

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The holidays are coming! I don’t know about you, but the moment we hear the first notes of holiday music wafting through our speakers, we can only think of one thing – all the holiday treats! We dash home, grab our hot cocoa, and begin perusing our cookbooks for all the yummy that is going to keep us going through the season. We begin to create the sugar high of all sugar highs. The endless flow of desserts that will get us through all the holiday parties, shopping, gift giving, wrapping, caroling, school parties, holiday play attending festivities that jam pack our calendars over the course of the next few weeks. And at the top of our decadent dessert making list this year – Gingerbread Trifle!

Make a delicious holiday dessert

Gingerbread is one of the holiday’s yummiest flavors. It’s a classic favorite that will never get old. This Gingerbread Trifle gives way to the decadent flavors you crave in a holiday treat, but with a fun twist. It’s quick. It’s easy. It will be the hottest holiday hit you play this season.

Gingerbread Trifle - a quick and easy holiday dessert recipe.

How to make Gingerbread Trifle

Serves: 8-10
Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 2 boxes of instant gingerbread mix
  • 3 boxes of instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 6 cups of  heavy whipping cream
  • 1 container of Reddi-Whip
  • 1 small gingerbread man cookie cutter.
  • Trifle dish
  • Optional: sprinkles for garnish


  1. Preheat oven according to gingerbread mix package.
  2. Make and bake gingerbread according to package instructions.
  3. While the gingerbread is baking, mix the pudding according to instructions. Set aside in bowl until ready. (Can place in refrigerator if needed.)
  4. Once gingerbread is finished let cool for approximately 10 minutes. Cut into 3/4″ slices.
  5. Take cookie cutter and cut out several gingerbread men (our trifle bowl used approximately 8 for decorating). Place remnant parts into bowl to use for trifle.
  6. Break remaining slices into large chunks and place in bowl with remnants.
  7. Layer the bottom of the trifle dish with gingerbread. On top place a layer of chocolate pudding and then add an additional layer of heavy whipping cream.
  8. Place cut out gingerbread men upright around the dish.
  9. Repeat layering process until the dish is full.
  10. Top with Reddi-Whip and garnish as desired.
  11. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  12. Enjoy!

What holiday treat are you looking forward to this holiday season? Share your favorite recipes with us!

Meet the Author | Carrie Beth & Jen

Carrie Beth and Jen are both 30-something mothers and wives, who happen to be best friends. They both love all things preppy, southern, and just plain pretty. Between the two of them, they have 5 precious little ones and constantly have a text conversation going on about the day-to-day of their lives and the crazy adventure that is motherhood. Whether it's trying to keep up with current fashion trends, finally getting around to that DIY project, or just dealing with everyday life with kids, it always keeps them laughing and it's always real life. They share their ideas and stories on their blog, The Magnolia Mamas.

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