Easy green and gold Australia Day trifle recipe

25 Jan


Green & gold trifle  for Australia Day - The Hungry Mum

It’s the day before Australia day and you’ve been invited to a BBQ and asked to bring a dish. Forget the potato salad, ignore the dips and crackers: this green and gold trifle is simple to make and will turn you into a dessert champ. 

Everything you need is readily available, in even the most understocked country town corner shop, so there’s no excuse even if you’re celebrating Australia Day at a holiday house.

If you can boil water and slice a banana you can make this. All you need is a big bowl in which to serve it.

It may not be highbrow, it may not be good for you, but I am here to tell you that when I served this green and gold Aussie trifle at a BBQ recently everyone from the little kids to teens and adults loved it.

Use any yellow or gold fruit you can find – star fruit would look great, as would mango.


Green & gold trifle for Australia Day


1 packet yellow jelly crystals

1 packet green jelly crystals

1 packet small jam-filled roly poly cakes

1 banana, sliced

handful small green grapes

750mL thick shop-bought custard

350 mL thickened cream


Make up yellow jelly according to packet instructions and pour into a deep, large glass bowl.

Place in fridge and allow to set, then repeat with green crystals.

When completely set slice up cakes and place slices of cake upright around perimeter of jelly, then cover the jelly with cake slices.

Pour over custard and place in fridge for several hours.

Just before serving dollop on cream that has been whipped to soft peaks, then top with sliced fruit.

The Hungry Mum Green & gold trifle for Australia Day


20 Responses to “Easy green and gold Australia Day trifle recipe”

  1. youthfoodblog January 25, 2016 at 1:18 am #

    Unique, great-looking dish!

    • The Hungry Mum January 25, 2016 at 9:53 am #

      thanks so much! My fam adores trifle but I can’t stand it!

  2. My Kitchen Stories January 25, 2016 at 1:43 am #

    Ha that’s a great idea indeed. problem solved.

  3. Anna @ shenANNAgans January 25, 2016 at 4:22 am #

    Is it bad that my mind went straight to Halloween for this colourful dish? Add a little more red and it’d look like blood and slim. Wow… I mean this in a very complimentary way, I love the Aussie Day trifle. 😉

    • The Hungry Mum January 25, 2016 at 6:25 am #

      Uhhh, OK… 🙂 I get what you mean, you could change the colours to make it suit any special day/event. Have a fab day tomorrow x

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 25, 2016 at 4:23 am #

    Very cute dessert!

    • The Hungry Mum January 25, 2016 at 6:24 am #

      Between you, me and the lamp post I despise trifle! But I think I am alone on this – my family have been known to eat the leftovers for breakfast #BestMum

  5. clairneriah January 25, 2016 at 4:39 am #

    This looks absolutely amazing and it’s simple enough to make.


    • The Hungry Mum January 28, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

      so very simple – even a toddler could do it!

  6. Eartha January 25, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this tasty looking dessert and for enlightening me about “Australia Day.”

  7. Lisa @ cheergerm January 25, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    Great idea, I too am a disliker of trifle as well. Happy Straya Day Mrs H!

    • The Hungry Mum January 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

      So glad I am not alone! #worst Give me a cheeseboard over trifle any day 😉

  8. Melisa R January 26, 2016 at 12:58 am #

    Look at that beauty! I am a complete sucker for anything banana. I want to dive right into that.

    • The Hungry Mum January 26, 2016 at 2:47 am #

      cheers! A trifle bath – now there;s an idea 🙂

  9. ChgoJohn January 31, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    Make trifles like this and you’re sure to be invited to many Australia Day barbecues in the future. Instead of “and Guest” the invites will read “and Trifle”. 🙂

  10. The Hungry Mum January 24, 2019 at 10:38 pm #

    Reblogged this on the hungry mum and commented:

    A quick and kid-friendly dessert for Australia Day 🙂

  11. Victoria January 27, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

    That looks so pretty and pretty delicious!

  12. Tandy | Lavender and Lime January 28, 2019 at 9:07 pm #

    I am sure this was a great dessert to share over your very warm weekend 🙂

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