Eggnog Trifle

Trifles are a fun dessert to make because you can just layer anything that sounds good and it comes out great! This eggnog trifle puts a holiday twist that I’m sure everyone at your celebration will love!

You have the option to make all the ingredients from scratch but that’s up to you. Because of how busy the holidays are I like to source them premade from my favorite grocery store.

If you don’t happen to have a trifle dish I have a link to one below. You can also make these as individual servings by splitting the ingredients and layering them in 10 or 12 bowls or even decorative glasses. Be creative!

Eggnog Trifle Recipe via
Yield: 12

Eggnog Trifle

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

The fun part about trifles is that you really can just layer anything that sounds good and it comes out great. Here is a twist on the traditional trifle that has a “holiday” flare to it!


  • 4 cups fresh whole cranberries
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 boxes (6-serving size) vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 cups eggnog
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream (or Cool Whip)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar + extra for decorating
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 medium-sized pound cake cut into cubes


    Place cranberries, water, and granulated sugar in large non-stick skillet (or saucepan) and bring to a boil stirring occasionally, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until all the cranberries have popped (one of my fave sounds during the holidays)! Turn off heat and when cool transfer to covered bowl and refrigerate.

    Beat pudding mix, milk, and eggnog until well combined. Cover bowl and refrigerate.

    If using fresh whipping cream, beat with powdered sugar on high until thick.


    In a trifle bowl (or for fun make individual servings in wine glasses) layer in this order: cake, pudding, cranberry sauce, whipped cream. Repeat at least one more time. Top it all with a generous sprinkle of pomegranate seeds and powdered sugar. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


When serving be sure to use a long handled spoon and scoop all the way to the bottom

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 7g

Nutritional information is estimated and isn't always accurate.

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