Mango and Vanilla Ice Cream Trifles

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Trifle, a lovely and very British dessert dish, is usually made from vanilla custard, fruit, cake and whipped cream, very similar to parfait. These ingredients are usually arranged into layers in the trifle bowl.
A traditional English trifle uses stale sponge or pound cake, which may be soaked in alcohol, like sherry or port wine. Over time, many variations on the original recipe have been created. Nuts or layers of whipped cream may be added for variety. The flavour of the custard may also be changed to complement the flavour of the cake.
Here is my leftover tribute to this English dessert with its multiple layers in glass. Dip your spoon into this sweet delight to end your New Year’s celebration with these individual delicious trifles.

  • 500 ml Vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 200 g Cream cheese, softened
  • 250 g Mango puree
  • 10 Spekulatius cookies, crumbled
  • 200 g Whipped cream
  • Physalis fruit
  1. In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the softened vanilla ice cream and beat until thoroughly combined.
  2. First arrange the half of the cookie crumbs over the bottoms of glasses. Next spoon on the mango puree, to just cover the cookie crumbs. Lastly cover the puree with cream mixture and then repeat the layers once more.
  3. Pipe the whipped cream on top and garnish with a physalis. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Unknown 30/12/11 06:24

wow looks stunning, yummy looking trifle

Anonymous 30/12/11 06:47

Love, love, LOVE trifle and this one is absolutely stunning! Happy New Year!

Ana Regalado 30/12/11 07:00

Too beautiful to actually eat it :D Great recipe !

Katerina 30/12/11 07:11

Very elegant and tasty sweets ideal for these festive days! Happy and prosperous New Year!

jasna varcakovic 30/12/11 07:17

So pretty and Graham Kerr's perfect woman!
I wish you a very happy New Year Angie!

What's Baking?? 30/12/11 07:23

Looks so tempting. I've always thought that trifle is such a complex thing to do but your recipe seems so simple..and I love your presentation.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 30/12/11 08:02

Lovely individual trifles! A divine dessert.

Best wishes for 2012!



ping 30/12/11 08:23

Such an elegant presentation for the simple trifle. Very nice!

Priya Suresh 30/12/11 08:33

Wat an elegant and gorgeous looking trifles..Happy new year wishes..

A Spoonful of Yumm 30/12/11 09:19

yummmm... i'll take all of it !! what's not to like ;-) happy new year angie :D

Shoutforfood 30/12/11 09:19

perfect for me.. i love that.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 30/12/11 10:34

this is beautiful and is best to serve in a party! Wishing you a blessed New Year 2012 Angie.

kitchen flavours 30/12/11 11:36

Looks so pretty and delicious! I would be extremely happy to dig into this! Happy New Year!!

Alicia Foodycat 30/12/11 11:41

This looks delicious! What a great version!

tania@mykitchenstories 30/12/11 11:50

Looks lovely and summery. I love layers of cream and crunch. Yum

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 30/12/11 12:59

What a luscious combination Angie. It took me years to discover I loved mangos and now I can't get enough of them.

I hope 2012 brings you much happiness, good health, and delicious food.

Amanda @ Thinly Sliced Cucumber 30/12/11 13:34

This looks wonderful! I love to make trifles, but I never thought to use leftover cookies. Can't wait to try it.

Mike 30/12/11 13:51

Don't know yet about the taste of mango and vanilla ice cream but tomorrow I will find out as I am going to make this.
Any special things to keep in mind?

Belinda @zomppa 30/12/11 14:23

So beautiful and happy - a perfect way to celebrate the new year!

Anonymous 30/12/11 15:33

Oh, these look delish! The photos are beautiful!!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 30/12/11 15:35

They look so pretty! And so elegant! Wishing you a very happy New Year!

Pavithra Elangovan 30/12/11 16:19

Way tooooooooooooooo tempting.. seriously wanna grab a glass now..Yummm:)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 30/12/11 16:54

What a lovely presentation! The ginger cookies, cream cheese/ice cream and mango sound perfect together. Looking forward to more of your wonderful recipes in 2012. Happy New Year, Angie!

Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} 30/12/11 17:11

It's been a pleasure reading and drooling over your delicious recipes this year. Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012!
Happy New Year Angie!

Unknown 30/12/11 17:44

Very pretty Angie! I love the color of the mango in the layers. Thanks for sharing such a simple and beautiful holiday dessert and have a very Happy New Year;-)

Faith 30/12/11 18:17

Your triffles are beautiful and so elegant! My hubby loves mango so he would adore these!

Katherine Martinelli 30/12/11 18:28

These look so perfect!! I'm a sucker for anything with mango.

Barbara Bakes 30/12/11 20:06

Such an elegant version. It sounds amazing. Happy New Year!

Torviewtoronto 30/12/11 20:07

happy holidays this is fabulous lovely presentation

Cinnamon and Thyme 30/12/11 20:11

Wonderful! Looks so delicious! :)

Mania 30/12/11 20:45

I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!!

Namitha 30/12/11 20:56

I love this combo of vanilla and Mnago. This reminds me of my mango pannacotta recipe that I posted sometimes back :-)
Wish you a wonderful 2012 !!

Megan @ Foodalution 30/12/11 22:26

Gorgeous Angie.... I could almost see doing these with mascarpone cheese! Deliciously beautiful!

Heather @ 31/12/11 00:32

This is beautiful...and I just love the fresh flavors and sunny color :D

Dude for Food 31/12/11 00:48

Looks delicious and so elegant! Here's wishing you and your family a happy new year!

Reeni 31/12/11 02:45

These are positively delectable Angie! And look like sunshine in a glass! Happy New Year! xoxo

Joy 31/12/11 02:54

You got me with mango. It looks great.

Anonymous 31/12/11 04:10

Ever seen the Friends episode where Rachel messes up and puts beef, peas, and onions in her "traditional english trifle"? So classic.

beti 31/12/11 04:24

I can't believe how beautiful they look!

Ambika 31/12/11 04:35

Beautiful clicks!!! Happy new year!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 31/12/11 05:19

This is a beautiful dessert, looks tasty.

Gloria Baker 31/12/11 05:23

amazing dear!! Im thinking make something with mangoes (I love them) but I have to make juice to the kids with the mangoes, but when I have I will make sounds delicious Angie:) Happy New Year!

Tablescapes By Diane 31/12/11 05:35

Hi lovely lady.
I would like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year from my home to your's
XXOO Diane

TasteHongKong 31/12/11 06:10

Wish you a Happy 2012, and as versatile as these trifles : ).

Cooking Rookie 31/12/11 07:24

Each ingredient sounds like a treat in itself, but together they must be absolutely delicious! I wish I could have that on the New Year's eve.. Happy 2012, Angie :-)

My Little Space 31/12/11 09:38 I'm coming over to celebrate the count down together. haha.... Maybe someday, who knows right!!! Then I'll have to list out the menu what I want to eat at your place. haha.... Ya, Kristy is no shy at all. Yikes! However, wishing you a very Happy New Year to you & your loved ones.
Have a great time.

Lora 31/12/11 11:16

Lovely trifle Angie. Love the ice cream version. Guten Rutsch/Happy New Year!

Geni 31/12/11 13:42

These are stunning! I love the cookie you added for a little crunch.

Claudia 31/12/11 17:22

This is a fun change - I always do it with berries - I am way too traditional. Love the cookies in this and the individual presentation. Would maybe stop me from deevouring all of them. Happy 2012! May it bring you delicious days!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 31/12/11 17:50

Love your individual servings of trifle! I may have to whip up one for tonight. Wishing you a very Happy 2012!

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 31/12/11 18:01

Beautiful Angie - I'd love to dip my spoon in one of your trifles for sure!

Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy, abundant ... and delicious New Year!

TinaRBK 31/12/11 18:04

These are simply wonderful! I love the looks of them as well as the blend of flavors and textures. I am ready to go get some mangoes now! Glad to come across this winner of a recipe for trifles. Happy New Year!

Priscilla - She's Cookin' 31/12/11 18:30

I love this idea and a beautiful leftover trifle would be the perfect accompaniment to my salmon mousse tonight! Cheers to the New Year, Angie - may it be filled with continued health and happiness!

Unknown 31/12/11 19:41

Dessert in shot glasses are always amazing.. looks fantastic A very Happy New Year!!

Eva 31/12/11 21:50

This looks like a nice light dessert compared to all the heavy eating we've been doing this holiday season. It's funny, I've never seen that berry called physalis before, we have a different name for it in Canada but for the life of me, it escapes me. Happy New Year to you and your's Angie.

OysterCulture 1/1/12 03:12

How beautiful and I bet the mango and vanilla pair wonderfully. Looks spectacular.

S.V. 1/1/12 07:06

Everything you make always looks fantastic! Have a wonderful New Years!

Shirley @ Kokken69 1/1/12 13:45

Great dessert to usher in the new year! Happy New Year, Angie!

Elisabeth 1/1/12 13:56

Happy New Year, Angie!
Thanks for a year of your lovely dishes, and desserts. These cute little trifle/parfaits are just the perfect addition to a full meal for today:DDD

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 1/1/12 14:32

LOVE these individual trifles...and the tweaks in the layers makes for a fabulous dessert! Happy New Year, Angie!!!

Mania 1/1/12 14:38

I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!! Best regards!!

petite nyonya 1/1/12 15:19

oh! this is the perfect new year dessert!! happy new year to you !!

Beth 1/1/12 15:40

This would have been a great way to end the year. Happy New Year to you, and happy cooking!

Monet 1/1/12 16:34

What a luxurious little treat! Happy New Year Sweet Friend! Thank you for knowing how to make me smile with your words, your food, and your presence in my life. Blessings in the year to come!

Jackie 1/1/12 19:24

A wonderful looking dessert. I love the presentation in the glasses. It gives a wonderful festive feel for the new year. Hope you have a Happy New Year.

Peggy 1/1/12 20:35

these look amazing Angie! Sure to be a hit at any party =)

(Lady Gourmet) Catherine 1/1/12 20:41

Dear Angie, Sounds delicious to begin the New Year! Wishing you and your loved ones a Very Happy and Blessed New Year!!! Your friend, Catherine xo

Joyti 1/1/12 20:42

Those look delicious and very festive.
Happy new year to you!

Ivy 1/1/12 22:06

Love trifles and is a good way to use leftovers. I saw Gordon Ramsy today making trifles with mascarpone and whipped cream but love yours with mango.
May the new year be the most brightest! the best of wishes to you and your family!!!((♥))"

Spoon and Chopsticks 2/1/12 00:30

Too good, can't resist!

Spoon and Chopsticks

MaryMoh 2/1/12 06:49

I love mango and I love ice cream. So this is just perfect for me. Looks really tempting. Love the colour.

Kiran @ 2/1/12 07:14

Lovely trifle!! Perfect for the New Year celebrations :)

Happy New Year, Angie :)

EA-The Spicy RD 2/1/12 07:22

Absolutely gorgeous trifles! Love the photos, and I'm imagining they are delicious too :-). I hope your new year is off to a fabulous start!

icedgurl 2/1/12 07:32

trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!


Baker Street 2/1/12 10:56

Can't wait for mangoes to come back in season! This looks fantastic!

Jeannie 2/1/12 17:26

Oh I would love to have one of those delicious looking trifles, so enticing!
Happy New Year to you Angie:)

Amanda 3/1/12 00:08

I've ALWAYS wanted to know what that fruit was called! Ever after since one of my birthday cakes had the physalis fruit on it, I just HAD to know what that fruit was called. Thanks for including that in your recipe! Where did you get this fruit?

tigerfish 3/1/12 00:15

Dessert that looks very elegant and divine!

Happy New Year to you!

Asmita 3/1/12 01:45

What a beautiful dessert! Will make this for my daughter who is crazy about mango and vanilla ice cream . Thanks for sharing. The trifle glasses look so elegant.

Victor 3/1/12 02:36

I remember the day that i was in the uk, trying out my first trifle. I felt in love after my first bite. I haven't made it when i came back home. Yours look so good in a glass so inviting.

Ilke 3/1/12 02:52

one of my favorites in summer time. Did not think about for the New Year's party. Looks fantastic.

Happy 2012 :)

Magic of Spice 3/1/12 04:16

These are so beautiful Angie, and so scrumptious!
Happy 2012 :)

Sook 3/1/12 05:50

I want this trifle. Looks so delicious, Angie!

Sue 3/1/12 06:45

A perfect treat to end the year with~beautiful and delicious! Happy New Year!

lena 3/1/12 16:56

what a pretty trifle and so are your potato pancakes using the idea of mashed potato!! i really wish i cld be your neighbour!

A Canadian Foodie 4/1/12 03:13

Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum - these look gorgeous and I have no doubt they are yummy!
Happy 2012!

Erica 5/1/12 20:22

Happy New Year,Angie!Beautiful presentation and flavors.

Terra 7/1/12 00:05

This not only looks gorgeous, it sounds amazing! I adore anything with mango:-) Happy New Year my friend! Hugs, Terra

sally 12/1/12 15:22

I love your take on the trifle. They look so festive.

Yi @ Yi Reservation 14/1/12 04:06

Trifles hold a special place in me...because normally only get to have it when my English friends make them during holidays. Your recipe sounds really delicious and I'll prob have it at my home for the first time this year. Thanks for sharing!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry 14/1/12 11:16

wow! looks delectable!! & so so easy too... this on i have to try :)

Lauren 20/1/12 12:20

looks great I'm thinking a breakfast version with greek yogurt/mango/nuts would be good too. Mango puree, anything added to it?

Angie's Recipes 22/1/12 19:16

@LaurenNothing else, just simply mash the ripe mango into the puree.


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