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.


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 to make a Christmas centrepiece or follow our guide on how to make the ultimate festive trifle with tips and tricks for your dessert for the big day.

For more kitchen inspiration, check out our reviews section for over 400 reviews, including our round-ups of the best serving platters, cake storage tins and cocktail jugs.

10 best trifle bowls at a glance

  • Best retro trifle bowl: Artland Pearl Ridge large glass-footed trifle bowl, £44.99
  • Best modern trifle bowl: John Lewis linear trifle bowl, £25
  • Best coloured trifle bowl: Sazy Luna trifle bowl, £17
  • Best minimalist trifle bowl: Wayfair Simplicity trifle bowl, £40.07
  • Best budget trifle bowl: Dunelm vintage pressed glass bowl, £7
  • Best luxury trifle bowl: The White Company Optic serving bowl, £60
  • Best French-style trifle bowl: LSA International Serve dessert comport, £70
  • Best trifle bowl set: Dibor luxury beaded glass trifle bowl set, £53
  • Best simple trifle bowl: Glasshop plain serving bowl, £13.95
  • Best individual trifle bowls: ProCook glass dessert bowls, £25

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

Scalloped trifle bowl with wide foot

Best retro trifle bowl

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.

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Available from:
Lakeland (£44.99)

John Lewis Linear Glass Trifle Bowl

John Lewis trifle bowl

Best modern trifle bowl

This trifle bowl from John Lewis is the perfect balance of modern and retro design. It has a classic shape with Art Deco-inspired linear etching for modern detail. It's affordable, and simply made, with a wide foot and a rounded base, giving it real elegance.

Available from:
John Lewis (£25)

Sazy Luna footed bowl (21cm)

Sazy luna trifle bowl

Best coloured trifle bowl

If you want to make more of a statement with your trifle bowl, this option from Sazy is great value for money (at under £20) and decorated with an earthy, peach-coloured swirl. It has a chunky stem that makes it easy to carry to the table, and the pop of colour makes it a statement to display on a shelf, even when not in use. You can also get a set of six bowls to match.

Available from:
Sazy (£17)

Wayfair Simplicity glass trifle bowl

Wayfair trifle bowl

Best straight trifle bowl

The straight sides of this handblown glass trifle bowl make it easy to create smart, clear layers as you build your trifle. If you prefer a minimalist style, this is our pick – with no added detail or engraving, the food itself will shine as the centrepiece.

Available from:
Wayfair (£40.07)

Dunelm vintage pressed glass bowl

Dunelm trifle bowl

Best budget trifle bowl

Get a Christmas dessert centrepiece for under £10 with this brilliant bargain option from Dunelm. It has pressed glass detailing for a pretty retro effect and the flat design makes it easy to move around once filled with your trifle.

Available from:
Dunelm (£7)

The White Company optic serving bowl

The White Company trifle bowl

Best luxury trifle bowl

This trifle bowl from The White Company stands out for it's wide fluted top – making it easy to fill and serve from. It's made from hand-blown glass and has a delicate fluted design for a very pretty choice. As an investment bowl, it would make a lovely house-warming gift.

Available from:
The White Company (£60)

LSA International Serve trifle bowl, 31cm

31cm diameter trifle bowl with wide foot

Best French-style trifle bowl

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:
Amazon (£70)

Dibor luxury beaded glass trifle bowl set

Luxury Beaded Glass Trifle Bowl Serving Set £49 Not On The High Street copy

Best trifle bowl set

This sweet glass set means you can both present and serve up 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.

Available from:
Dibor (£53)

Glasshop plain serving bowl

Glasshop Glass Serving Bowl

Best simple trifle bowl

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

Available from:
Amazon (£13.95)

ProCook glass dessert bowls

ProCook Glass dessert Bowls set of 4 £25_3 copy

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.

Available from:
ProCook (£25)


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