No-Bake Sangria Fruit Trifle Recipe (video)

summer fruit trifle with berry cream filling

Sangria, fruit, and the fluffiest berry filling – this no-bake summer sangria fruit trifle is bound to become a summer favorite! It’s the perfect no-bake dessert, made using ladyfinger cookies soaked in sangria layered with a whipped cream filling and all the best summer fruit!

This incredible easy and insanely delicious sangria trifle is inspired by one of the most popular recipes on my blog – my ‘Summer Sangria Cake’! This fruit dessert recipe has all the same flavors, minus the baking! Use sweet grape juice in place of sangria for a non-alcoholic version!

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Ingredients for No-Bake Trifle

Here are the main ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious no-bake sangria fruit trifle! Find the full list of ingredients in the printable recipe card below.

  • Ladyfinger Cookies – look for hard and crispy cookies. These will soak up the sangria nicely and still hold their shape.
  • Fruit – you can use any combination of your favorite fruit and berries! I used fresh pineapple, nectarines, cherries, strawberries, and blueberries.
  • Cream Cheese – you can also use mascarpone cheese. If using mascarpone, do not warm it at room temp. Just use it in the recipe straight from the fridge.
  • Heavy Cream – make sure the cream is very well chilled for the best results.
  • Sangria – this sweet and fruity wine is a great option for desserts. You can also replace the wine with a fruity grape juice cocktail.

What Fruit to Use for a Trifle

I love to enjoy this no-bake summery sangria trifle with a mix of all the best fruits and berries that summer has to offer! For my video recipe, I did a mix of cherries, blueberries, strawberry, nectarines and pineapple. Here are some more options to try: blackberries, mangos, raspberries, kiwis, peaches, dragon fruit, kumquats.

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no-bake fruit trifle with cherries and pineapple

Making the Creamy Trifle Filling

For the filling, I make the most delicious cream with cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk (in place of pastry cream), heavy cream, and just a touch of strawberry preserves.

  1. Place the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk into a mixer bowl and whisk for a few minutes until the mixture is smooth and clump free.
  2. Add the chilled heavy cream and whisk again, first on low speed, then on high speed for about 30 seconds until medium peaks form.
  3. Add the strawberry extract, strawberry preserves and a bit of food coloring, if desired. Whisk again for 10 to 15 seconds, just until combined. Do not over mix the filling – it will separate if overmixed!!

This filling can be made with other fruit flavors such as raspberry, blueberry and blackberry. Even mango would work well! To make a different flavor cream, simply replace the strawberry preserves with the fruit or berry preserves of your choice and add 1 tsp of extract of the same flavor – e.g. raspberry preserves with raspberry extract.

How to Make a Sangria Fruit Trifle

Fruit trifles are one of the easiest desserts to make and they’re very impressive! They are made with three essentials: cake, fruit and filling.

  1. Wash and prep the fruit and cut any large fruit into bite size pieces. Pour the sangria into large bowl or shallow dish, for easier dipping.
  2. Soak the ladyfinger cookies briefly in the sangria, then arrange in a single layer on the bottom of a large trifle bowl.
  3. Follow with a generous amount of the creamy filling, then top a few handfuls of fruit. Repeat the process until the trifle bowl is full, finishing with a heap of fruit on top.
  4. For best results, refrigerate the fruit trifle overnight. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
berry trifle with nectarines and pineapple

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No-Bake Sangria Fruit Trifle video recipe

No-Bake Sangria Fruit Trifle Recipe (video)

45 minutes prep + 0 minutes cook
20 cups
Quick and easy no-bake fruit trifle recipe with sangria, lady fingers, loads of fresh fruit and whipped cream!

Ingredients 

  • 30 ladyfinger cookies, hard, crispy type
  • 6 to 8 cups fresh fruit and berries

For Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened at room temp
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 tsp strawberry extract or emulsion, optional
  • 1/3 cup strawberry preserves
  • 2 cups sangria or grape juice

Instructions

  • Wash and prep the fruit and cut any large fruit into bite size pieces.
  • For the filling, place the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk into a mixer bowl and whisk for a few minutes until the mixture is smooth and clump free.
  • Add the chilled heavy cream and whisk again, first on low speed, then on high speed for about 30 seconds until medium peaks form.
  • Add the strawberry extract (optional), strawberry preserves and a bit of food coloring, if desired. Whisk again for 10 to 15 seconds, just until combined. Do not over mix the filling – it will separate if overmixed!!
  • To assemble the fruit trifle: Pour the sangria into large bowl or shallow dish, for easier dipping. Soak a few ladyfinger cookies at a time briefly in the sangria, then arrange cookies in a single layer on the bottom of a large trifle bowl.
  • Top the cookies with a generous amount of creamy filling, then add a few handfuls of fruit on top. Repeat the process – layering the cookies, cream, and fruit – until the trifle bowl is full, finishing with a heap of fruit on top.
  • For best results, refrigerate the fruit trifle overnight. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg