Ambrosia Trifle



  • 400mls Cream
  • 375 mls Yoghurt, Mixed Berry
  • 1 x 425g Can of Boysenberries, drained, reserve juice
  • 220 Grams Marshmallows, cut in half, reserve ten for topping
  • 50 grams Chocolate, grated


  • 1 large Premade Sponge Cake
  • 2 – 3 Cups Mixed Frozen Berries
  • 1 Packet Raspberry Jelly, made ahead


  • Orange Liquor for the boysenberry juice


  • Fresh strawberries
  • Reserved Marshmallows
  • A few frozen blueberries
  • Chocolate, grated

InstructionsThe day before prepare the jelly according to packet directions and pour into a square baking dish and allow to set completely before preparing trifle. The jelly should only be 1.5 cm high

On the day of preparation make the Ambrosia first

Prepare the marshmallows, slice them in half, drain the boysenberries (set aside the juice in a jug) and grate the chocolate

In a medium bowl pour in the cream and using electric beaters whip for 2-3 minutes on low to medium until the cream begins to froth or foam

Increase the speed to medium high and beat until the cream thickens and leaves a trail. Beat until soft peaks form, see below for details. Careful not to overbeat.

Add to the cream the yoghurt and gently fold into the cream until well incorporated

Add to this the chopped marshmallows, drained boysenberries and grated chocolate and gently combine

Set aside in the refrigerator to keep cold while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

Slice the sponge into 2-3 cm chunks, run a sharp knife through the jelly down and across to create 1 cm chunks

Add the reserved boysenberry juice to a jug, if adding a liquor add a small amount of this now

In a large 3.5L Trifle bowl add half the sponge chunks to cover the base of the bowl.

Carefully pour over half the boysenberry juice until it has given some colour to the sponge but not so much it soaks it 

Add the jelly squares all over the sponge pieces and half the frozen berries

Over this carefully spoon in half the Ambrosia, and spread with a spatula to smooth

On top of this add the remaining sponge chunks, lightly pressing them down. 

Pour over the rest of the boysenberry juice, again not to soak just to colour and the remainder of the mixed frozen berries 

Carefully spoon over the remainder of the Ambrosia and carefully spread this to cover the trifle. 

Place lightly covered in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight

When ready to serve slice up some fresh strawberries, the reserved marshmallows halved, a few frozen blueberries and grate some more chocolate to sprinkle over. 

Serve while cold.

Will keep for up to 2-3 days if covered and stored well in the refrigerator.