Strawberry Rose Trifle

Strawberry Rose Trifle

This Strawberry Rose Trifle with shortbread cookies, pistachios, and cream cheese is an easy no bake dessert. Made with rose petal jam and fresh strawberries, that’s a perfect summer treat!

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Strawberry Rose Trifle

Hello everyone – how are you doing? Are you ready for a luscious dessert?

Indeed – I’ve just realized – this it is the third dessert I’ve shared this summer. The previous were these Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce and these Crêpes with Passion Fruit Sauce. Yeah, I’ve been into sharing cocktail and dip ideas mostly. In fact, I’ve only made and photographed a dessert couple of times so far. And I don’t think it’s going to be different for the remaining part of this summer. Spoiler alert: most desserts I am about to share would be…crepes! Shocking, I know.

This Strawberry Rose Trifle is ridiculously easy but scrumptious dessert!

Strawberry Rose Trifle

To make it, you will need:

– Cookies of your choice. Shortbread would be ideal. Even better, if you use pistachios cookies.

– Cream cheese; that’s the base for an easy cream.

Rose petal jam, homemade or store-bought.

– Fresh strawberries. Raspberries or stone fruit like peaches would be great, too.

– Pistachios, optional, for garnish.

Don’t Have Rose Jam?

Can you make this dessert without rose jam? Yes, while the result would be a little different, you can use a little of rose water. In this case you will need to sweeten your cream cheese by adding honey or – even better – strawberry or raspberry jam.

As you can see, that’s super easy but ultra tasty!

I hope you like this Strawberry Rose Trifle, and you will give it a try. If you try it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.

And loving rose-infused desserts? Check these Rose Shortbread Cookies, Pistachio Rose Madeleines, and this Raspberry Rose Eton Mess then!


Strawberry Rose Trifle
Strawberry Rose Trifle

Strawberry Rose Trifle

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Dessert


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This Strawberry Rose Trifle with shortbread cookies, pistachios, and cream cheese is an easy no bake dessert. Made with rose petal jam and fresh strawberries, that’s a perfect summer treat!


  • 1 and 1/3 cup cream cheese, room temperature

  • about 1/2 cup rose petal jam

  • a few drops of rose water (optional)

  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries, hulled and halved or sliced

  • about 8-10 cookies like shortbread, roughly broken into smaller pieces (abut 2 and 1/2 cups)

  • 2 tbsp. pistachios, chopped (optional)


  • Using a hand mixer, whip the cream cheese until lighter, about 40-60 seconds. Stir in the jam and, if desired the rose water, and keep beating for about another 30 seconds or so, to incorporate.
  • To assemble, you can use one small-medium size trifle bowl or 3-4 individual glasses. Spoon a little of the cream cheese mixture on the bottom.
  • Layer the strawberries. Spread the remaining cream cheese. If desired, you can add a spoon or two of extra rose jam. Generously sprinkle with the cookies and if desired, with the pistachios. Garnish with the strawberry or mint, if desired.
  • Refrigerate for about one hour before serving. Enjoy!


  • Don’t have rose petal jam? You can use strawberry or raspberry jam instead, combined with rose water (Amount adjusted to your taste.)

16 thoughts on “Strawberry Rose Trifle

  1. Marissa says:

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more romantic dessert, Ben. And, no bake? Sign me up. Putting this on our next date night menu.

  2. Neil says:

    I love how you can make this in individual glasses Ben. So nice for guests coming round rather than being made in a trifle bowl. You’ve got me drooling here. This dessert is perfect for summer. And particularly all the great weather we’ve been having here in Scotland recently. Thank you!
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  3. Frank | Memorie di Angelina says:

    Now doesn’t this sound delicious? I think rose petals/water give things a really lovely “exotic” flavor. A local place used to make a Persian Vanilla gelato with rose water and it was out of this world.

    I have some nice farm market strawberries in the fridge and I’m thinking this would be a fantastic way to enjoy them…

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