Baileys banana trifles

Baileys banana trifles

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 6

A quick and impressive make-ahead dessert with Baileys for grown-ups, or use extra toffee sauce for kids

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal689
  • fat46g
  • saturates26g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars53g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.43g


  • 300g pot extra-thick double cream
  • 7 tbsp Baileys
  • 6 chocolate brownies (about 250g/9oz), broken up, or use crumbled chocolate biscuits or loaf cake
  • 3 bananas, sliced



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  • 6 tbsp toffee sauce



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  1. Mix the cream with 1 tbsp Baileys, and set aside. Divide the brownie pieces between 6 glasses, then drizzle each with 1 tbsp Baileys. Top with the sliced bananas, custard and Baileys cream, dividing equally, then drizzle with toffee sauce and finish with grated chocolate. Can be made a few hours ahead.

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20th Aug, 2019
We made some changes - 1/2 double cream and 1/2 0% fat quark instead of all full-fat cream, and low-fat ready-made custard to reduce fat a little. Maple syrup instead of Baileys/toffee sauce for a more adult flavour without alcohol (2 tablespoons for the cream/quark mix, 1 per bowl on the brownie). The brownie wasn't very absorbant so maybe next time I'd use a chocolate cake or chocolate roll to absorb more? But very good first experiment result, and everyone ate it and said nice things.
7th Mar, 2017
Easy to make but note if you are a novice like me you need to whip the cream and baileys together otherwise it goes like single cream! Also whilst it can be made ahead of time if you add the toffee sauce too early it will just sink to the bottom of the trip so worthwhile adding just before presentation. Otherwise absolutely delicious!
28th Feb, 2016
So easy, but really delicious - everyone loved it!
Norma. mackey
28th Dec, 2014
Wish I could have given this 10 out of 5! Easy and delicious, I did both child and adult versions. Definitely add more baileys to the cream, but just taste until it's right for you. I used Thorntons mini chocolate fudge brownie pieces from tescos and broke them up a bit more. Heavenly dessert but I won't be on the weighing scales until I've done another 3 Zumba classes!
9th Apr, 2013
Easy to make and can be prepared well in advance. My guests couldn't have alot of chocolate so I used sponge fingers instead. I didn't think the Baileys came through enough, so will add more next time round ;-)
19th Dec, 2012
YUM! this is amazing - absolutely delicious, looks good too!
10th Nov, 2012
This was very easy and went down a treat with our guests. I prepared it 3 hrs in advance and it was fine. No mess with serving up. I used chocolate store bought muffins as the base. I think it could with another tbs of Baileys in the cream.
14th Oct, 2012
Agreed with most people easy to prep and make, used choc chip muffins instead of brownies, massive calories but very nice.....
23rd Apr, 2012
Made this for an anniversary dinner party and it went down a treat! The great thing about it is that you can prepare it ahead. I didn't expect it to taste as good as it did. I used chocolate chip muffins instead of brownies and added a bit more baileys to the double cream. And for kids I just added more of the toffee sauce instead of the baileys!! Definately a must have at a dinner party!!
9th Mar, 2012
Absolutely delicious!! I added slightly more Baileys to the cream as I felt it was too subtle initially but the best advice is add and taste until it's perfect. My dinner party guests thought this was wonderful. I served it with the baked mushrooms with ricotta and pesto for starter and the salmon en croute for main. All recipes from here and a huge success.


1st Feb, 2017
Do you not need to whip the cream to make it thicker? If you pour it on this will be quite runny?
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6th Feb, 2017
Thanks for your question. We suggest using the extra-thick double cream in this recipe which isn't a pouring cream but rather one you'll spoon onto the trifles. If you can't get that, you could whip up double cream.
29th Oct, 2016
When the recipe says 300g pot. What does pot mean?
30th Mar, 2016
Mine was too runny, any suggestions?
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20th May, 2016
The thickness depends on the custard that you buy as they do tend to vary. Generally we have found the fresh top of the range custards in most supermarkets tend to be pouring custards, and it is better to use a thicker mid-range one for this recipe.
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