Strawberry champagne trifles for two are the perfect New Year's Eve dessert, or a sweet treat to celebrate an anniversary!
Strawberry champagne trifles
This dessert contains my two weakness in life: vanilla pudding from the box and store-bought lady fingers. Oh oh, and CHAMPAGNE!
I keep a stash of ladyfingers in my pantry the way most people keep cake mixes--boxes upon boxes. I can always find a way to use ladyfingers in a dessert. If you've never had them, ladyfingers are little cake puffs that are willing to soak up any flavor you throw at them. They have a particular affinity for booze, especially Kahlua or rum in a tiramisu. Plus, they're relatively low-sugar, and you can totally pass them off as a cookie to a toddler. Trust me, I've done it.
But today, we're soaking them in champagne and layering them with strawberries that have also been soaked in champagne. Plus a vanilla pudding made with a splash of champagne. Did I mention the champagne?
These strawberry champagne trifles serve two comfortably in a mini trifle dish (I used an 8-ounce water glass!), but I think it would be awesome to double or triple the recipe and make mini shooters for a New Year's Eve party dessert. You're going to have leftover pudding anyway, so you may as well double the rest of the ingredients, too.
One packet of instant pudding will make 4 trifles. If you want just two servings, then use the leftover pudding to make my Small-Batch Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes. You'll love those!
If you're curious, the Simply Good Jello instant vanilla bean pudding is my absolute favorite. It has a very natural vanilla flavor, unlike most boxed puddings!
One final note: since we're mixing alcohol with dairy (er, champagne with milky pudding), you're going to want to eat these trifles within a few hours of making them.
I think that's it! Now, go--make amazing New Year's Eve plans that include these mini strawberry champagne trifles, and then tell me what it's like to go out on the best night of the year. I can hardly remember since I've had a kid.
As for my family on New Year's Eve, we'll be having a slumber party with Camille and staying in. There will be a girly Disney movie, loads of popcorn and a handful of blue M&Ms (her favorite). Camille will probably wake up to some homemade strawberry milk the next morning, that I'll make with any leftover strawberries. The kids deserve a special sweet strawberry treat, too!
Another cute bite for New Year's would be strawberry shortbread bites!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 11g