Hey everyone!! I’m Abbey from The Cards We Drew and I’m THRILLED to be contributing here today!! Over on my site, I like to share a lot of craft projects, as well as recipes, so today I thought I’d share this tasty Tiramisu Trifle Bowl recipe! I got this recipe from a friends after she made it for a cookout…everyone LOVED it and my husband insisted we get the recipe to make at home!!!

Tiramisu Trifle Bowl from The Cards We Drew via The Crafting Chicks

The recipe for this is as follows….

Tiramisu Trifle Bowl
  • 1 package (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (4 oz. size) Jello Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • 48 Nilla Wafers
  • ½ cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  1. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with mixer until creamy.
  2. Gradually beat in milk.
  3. Add dry pudding mixes and mix well.
  4. Stir in 2 cups of Cool Whip.
  5. Line bottom and sides of trifle bowl with Nilla wafers and drizzle with half the coffee.
  6. Layer half of the pudding mixture over the wafers, then top with chocolate chips.
  7. Repeat the layers again start with wafers and coffee.
  8. Top with remaining Cool Whip and raspberries.
  9. Refrigerate at least two hours and keep leftovers refrigerated.

You want to start by brewing a cup of coffee and setting aside to cool. If you’re not a caffeine drinker, you can make decafinated coffee (I made decaf because my son was going to eat it). Place the coffee in the fridge to cool. Then begin mixing together your pudding/cream cheese/Cool Whip mixture and set aside.

line bottom of the bowl with nilla wafers Next you want to line the bottom of your trifle bowl (or regular bowl) with Nilla wafers. I ended up using an entire box of Nilla wafers.

pour half the coffee over wafers

After the Nilla wafers were down, I drizzled coffee over top of them until all were covered. Next I added my pudding mixture.

add pudding and chocolate chips

After I add half of my pudding  mixture, I added more Nilla wafers around the sides and topped with chocolate chips. Then I started all over again with my layering!

add another layer of cookies

I added another layer of Nilla wafers and topped with more coffee (don’t worry, it’ll soak in)!

add another layer of pudding

Finally you’ll add the rest of your pudding to the layer of wafers, then top with your remaining whipped cream and some fresh raspberries. You can always leave the raspberries off if you prefer and add more chocolate, strawberries, or other toppings of your choice.

finished tiramisu bowl with toppings

Let your trifle refrigerate for 2 hours and then serve cold…you’ll wow your guests with a pretty dessert that tastes AMAZING and takes no time at all to make!

Stop by and visit me sometime at The Cards We Drew!


  1. oh my! This looks delicious! : )

  2. Yum! This looks too delicious (and something quick and easy enough that I’d actually make it). Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

  3. Perfect dessert for this weekend! YUM 🙂

    Pinning now!

  4. Yum! I don’t drink coffee, but I am TOTALLY going to make it without the coffee! What a fab recipe! Love it!

  5. These look so yummy! And anything with nilla wafers in it has me sold for sure.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *