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Egg Nog Trifle

Creamy pudding, gingersnap cookies and fluffy whipped toppingmake up the layers in this delicious Egg Nog Trifle.  It’s the ultimate Christmas dessert!
Prep Time 20 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 20


  • 2 8 oz blocks cream cheese
  • 1 6 oz container egg nog yogurt
  • 3 c egg nog
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 5.1 oz box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 c heavy whipping cream*
  • 1 1/4 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 oz gingersnap cookies OR crunchy gingerbread cookies


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir the cream cheese until smooth. Whisk in the yogurt.
  • Add the egg nog, milk and pudding mix. Stir slowly, then whisk until smooth. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or a bowl with an electric hand mixer), add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  • Spoon half of the pudding mixture into the bottom of a trifle bowl.
  • Place gingersnaps (or gingerbread cookies) around the outside of the bowl.
  • Spoon half of the whipped topping over the pudding and crush several cookies over the whipped topping.
  • Next, add the remainder of the pudding mixture to the trifle bowl and add more crushed cookies.
  • Spread the remaining whipped topping into the trifle bowl and top and garnish with crushed cookies.
  • Let chill for 2 hours before serving.



If you're having just a small gathering and don't need such a large dessert, you can cut this recipe in half and layer it into a bowl or small cups/ramekins.  Here are the amounts you'll need:
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 container yogurt 
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 1/2 c egg nog
  • 1 (3.1 oz) package vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 c heavy whipping cream + 2/3 c powdered sugar + 1/2 tsp vanilla (or an 8 oz tub whipped topping)
  • 6 oz gingersnap cookies
Different Flavors!  Try it with Cinnamon Shortbread Egg Nog or Harvest Pumpkin Egg Nog!

Lighten it up!  Use Mimi’s Milk Nog (half classic egg nog and half milk), light cream cheese, sugar-free pudding mix and light whipped topping

Make ‘em mini!  Make individual trifles in little cups or mason jars
*Can replace the heavy whipping cream + powdered sugar + vanilla for one 16 oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Keyword dessert, egg nog, trifle