Before leaving Edmonton, we hosted a little get together to say goodbye to friends. There were many great foods (don’t worry… I will showcase them over the next few weeks) but the pièce de resistance was this amazing Raspberry Mojito Trifle. Now this is not a unicorn or hubby friendly recipe (sorry!) but I do enjoy pampering my guests once in a while. The great things about trifles, they are simple to make and yet still look amazing. A great way to impress your guests at your next dinner party!
You can get the recipe here.
First, gather of all your ingredients:
“1/2 cup (125 mL) water
1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
1/4 cup (50 mL) loosely packed fresh mint leaves (about 16 large leaves)
12 coconut cookies (about 2 cups/500 mL coarsely crushed)
1 pkg (13 oz/283 g) prepared angel food cake
1 pkg (12 oz/400 g) frozen unsweetened raspberries
2 oz (60 g) light rum (optional)
1 container (8 oz) frozen light whipped topping, thawed (3 cups/750 mL)
2% low-fat key lime Greek yogurt (1 1/3 cups/325 mL )
24 fresh raspberries (about 3 oz/90 g) (optional)
Additional mint leaves (optional)”
Add your sugar and water in a microwave cup and put in the microwave for about 3 minutes, to make a “Simple” syrup. Add the mint leaves and let steep for at least five minutes. I always leave it longer because I love mint.
Grab your cookies and crush them.
Take your premade angel cake and cut into cubes approximately 1” (2.5cm) in size.
Remove the mint leaves from the simple syrup and add the frozen raspberries. Crush them coarsely. The bag I purchased was bigger than the recipe called for so I added them all.
Zest your lime (make sure you wash it!) and then add the juice to a bowl.
Add in the yogurt, and fold in the whipped topping. “Folding in” is gently mixing it in so that all the “fluff” will not go flat.
Start assembling the trifle: 1/3 of the cake, 1/3 of the raspberries, 1/3 of the yogurt mix, and 1/2 of the cookies. Repeat until you end with the yogurt topping.
Then I took my freshly washed raspberries and some mint leaves to finish.
TA-DA! One amazing tasting and easy to prepare dessert! So pretty that no one wants to be the first to dig in.
Have you ever made a trifle before? Now that you see it’s all about the layering, would you be willing to try to make one?