Why Trifles are Better Than a Valentine's Day Arrangement
A good man knows a bouquet of flowers goes a long way, but a great man knows a romantic dessert is the true way to a Southern woman’s heart. We don’t mean a store-bought box of chocolates, though. We’re looking for that “honey, I made this for you without messing up the kitchen!” smile to sweep us off of our feet.
Why not venture from the norm and surprise your sweetie with a Valentine’s Day treat that’s oh so easy and delicious? These luscious layers can be coordinated any which way, but are classically full of sherry-soaked pound cake, fruit, custard, whipped cream, and lots of sugar-filled surprises. Though, once you dive in, we can’t promise you won’t devour these trifle desserts faster than it takes for a vase of Valentine’s Day flowers to wilt.
Grab a glass bowl or some wine goblets and give these trifle recipes a try.
Ambrosia Meringue Trifles
Recipe: Ambrosia Meringue Trifles
A drizzle of honey over orange and grapefruit adds sweetness, while crumbled, store-bought meringue cookies take this trifle over the top.
Recipe: Strawberry-Orange Trifle
This dessert delights with the sweetness of strawberries and a hint of orange tart.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Trifle
Recipe: Mexican Hot Chocolate Trifle
Who says the rich taste of hot chocolate could only be sipped from a cup? This trifle packs in layers of flavor and tops it off with a sprinkle of chocolate curls.
Valentine's Day Fortune Cookies
Kids will love helping to personalize their Valentine's Day treats with this fun twist on conversation hearts. Give your Valentine a sweet note with these fun DIY fortune cookies, which are made with cut fruit roll-ups and small paper "fortunes." Try using a variety of fruit roll-up flavors to make different color "cookies." This is a super easy and sweet recipe to make in bulk for a child's class Valentine's Day party.
Nutter Butter-Banana Pudding Trifle
What other dessert combines store-bought cookies with banana pudding so beautifully? This recipe uses staples you may already have in your pantry.
Cranberry Dreamsicle Trifle
Recipe: Cranberry Dreamsicle Trifle
This dreamy dessert is effortless to pull off and actually tastes better the longer it sits.