Trifle bowls are incredibly versatile, and can also be used for other desserts like tiramisu, layered fruit salads, or even dips at a buffet and to display fruit and baked goods. We’ve collated the best trifle bowls on the market in a range of shapes, sizes and designs. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional straight-edged, footed look, a retro style with scallops or a modern, sleek design, we’ve got you covered.

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A glass trifle bowl is designed specifically to show off a centrepiece dessert. Trifles are full of colour, flavour and are fun to eat, classically with layers of cream, custard, fruit, jelly and sponge for a perfect balance of sweetness. Once you've tried the classic trifle, experiment with different flavours and textures: use Swiss roll, brownies or lemon drizzle cake for your sponge layer, add extra flavour to your custard or soak your sponge in different booze. Our collection of trifle recipes is full of great inspiration, and if it's a festive occasion, try our range of Christmas trifle recipes, or follow our guide on how to make the ultimate festive trifle with tips and tricks for your dessert for the big day.

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Best trifle bowls at a glance

  • Best French-style trifle bowl: LSA International Serve dessert comport, £70
  • Best retro trifle bowl: Artland Pearl Ridge large glass-footed trifle bowl, £44.99
  • Best budget trifle bowl: Marks & Spencer trifle bowl, £19.50
  • Best trifle bowl with a wide base: Joules bumblebee trifle, £40.58
  • Best trifle bowl set: Dibor luxury beaded glass trifle bowl set, £49
  • Best flat trifle bowl: Glasshop Large Glass Serving Bowl, £14.95
  • Best minimalist trifle bowl: Glasshop plain serving bowl, £13.95
  • Best individual trifle bowls: ProCook glass dessert bowls, £25
  • Best luxury trifle bowl: The White Company large glass bowl, £55

Best trifle bowls to buy 2022

LSA International Serve trifle bowl, 31cm

Best French-style trifle bowl

31cm diameter trifle bowl with wide foot

A sophisticated take on a dessert bowl, this French compotier is made from high quality glass, with a wide but shallow body and a low stem. Used to serve a trifle, it would make an impressive centrepiece, or the shallow space also makes it great for a tiramisu or even as a salad bowl.

Available from:
John Lewis (£70)

Artland Pearl Ridge large glass-footed trifle bowl, 20cm

Best retro trifle bowl

Scalloped trifle bowl with wide foot

A timeless classic, this retro-style trifle bowl has scalloped edging and a round foot. Use it for our classic trifle or try our retro trifle loaded with sprinkles, clotted cream and custard cream biscuits.

Available from:
Lakeland (£29.99)

Marks & Spencer trifle bowl, 20cm

Best budget trifle bowl

rounded and curved trifle bowl with large foot

This trifle bowl from M&S is the perfect balance of modern and retro design. It's affordable, and simply made, with a wide foot and a rounded base, giving it an elegant quality.

Available from:
Marks & Spencer (£19.50)

Joules glass trifle bowl, 19cm

Best trifle bowl with a wide base

trifle bowl decorated with bees and with a large foot

Wow family and friends with this unique serving bowl. Decorated with bees and with a delicate beaded effect near the rim, a sturdy and wide foot, this bowl will make your desserts look extra special.

Available from:
Amazon (£40.58)
John Lewis (£40)

Dibor luxury beaded glass trifle bowl set

Best trifle bowl set

This sweet glass set means you can both present and serve up your trifle in style, with four matching bowls to dish your trifle up into and look smart if you’re entertaining. We love the delicate beaded detail around the top of the main trifle bowl and each serving dish.

Glasshop Large Glass Serving Bowl

Best flat trifle bowl

If you don’t like the thought of a towering trifle, this flat bowl makes an equally impressive alternative. Delicate ridging lines the bottom half of the bowl for pretty decorative detail, but the top half is clear to show off your trifle. Despite being made of chunky glass, it’s still handily dishwasher-safe.

Available from:
Amazon (£14.95)

Glasshop plain serving bowl

Best minimalist trifle bowl

Although trifle is a retro classic dessert, you can still ring the changes and serve it up in modern style. This super minimalist bowl has a simple flowing ridged top to look a drop of water - chic, elegant and under £15!

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Available from:
Amazon (£13.95)

ProCook glass dessert bowls

Best individual trifle bowls

If you like serving up individual trifles to guests, this mini set perfectly mimics the style of a large trifle bowl. The set of four has a minimalist design with a curved open edge and chunky glass foot for stability, plus they’re all dishwasher-safe for less washing up after a dinner party.

The White Company large glass bowl

Best luxury trifle bowl

This chunky White Company glass bowl makes a great housewarming or wedding gift, bringing a touch of luxury to trifle time. It has a simple, timeless design that will please minimalists and is mouthblown from high-quality crystal. The generous size makes it ideal for showstopping trifles, or fill with fruit for everyday use.

Available from:
The White Company (£55)

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