Summer Berry Trifle

Easy Berry Trifle

This Summer Berry Trifle adapted from Jennifer Segal of Once Upon a Chef, is so easy and the absolute BEST summer trifle!  Made with fresh berries, lady fingers, and cream cheese whipped cream, it tastes like a dream!  Everyone will adore this dessert!

You can use any type of fresh berries, just plan to have 5-6 cups total.

  • Author: Laura, adapted from Jennifer Segal
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: No-bake


  • 1 qt Fresh Strawberries (about 1 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 c Fresh Raspberries
  • 1 c Fresh Blackberries
  • 1 c Fresh (or Frozen) Blueberries
  • 3/4 c Seedless Raspberry Jam
  • 16 oz. (2 blocks) Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 1 1/2 c Heavy Whipping Cream, cold
  • 1 t Natural Vanilla Extract
  • 1 (7 oz.) package Lady Fingers (also known as Savoiardi Biscuits)


  1. Pour all of the berries into a large bowl, leaving several out for garnish.  Heat the jam in a small bowl in the microwave, 45-60 seconds, until hot.  Pour over the berries and stir.  Set aside while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. In another large bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.  Set aside. In a third (large) bowl, beat the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar together until smooth.  Beat in the vanilla and about a third of the whipped cream.  Fold the remaining whipped cream using a large, flat spatula.
  3. In a trifle dish or a large bowl, build the layers of trifle in the following order:  1/3 of the lady fingers (you may need to break some to fit), 1/3 of the fruit mixture, along with 1/3 of the juice, and then 1/3 of the whipped cream mixture.  Smooth top.  Repeat these layers twice more, and perhaps leave a 1″ border of fruit showing around the cream at the top of the trifle.  Garnish with the reserved berries.
  4. Refrigerate several hours – the more the better, ideally overnight, before serving.


If you are using a bowl instead of a trifle dish, you may use fewer lady fingers for the bottom layer.  This is fine, just add them to the cookie layer as the bowl widens.


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