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Rachel's Trifle

Any F.R.I.E.N.D.S fanatic knows about Rachel's trifle. Well here's a Veganized version of it that I promise won't "taste like feet."
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 people


  • 2 Whole Bananas (sliced)
  • 1 Bag Skittles (only the green ones)
  • 1 Bag Vegan chocolate chunks (Enjoy Life brand or similar)
  • 6 tbs Maple syrup
  • 1 Container Rasberries
  • 1 Jar Jam (I used Strawberry jam)
  • 1 Bag Coconut Shreds
  • 1/2 tsp Agar powder (found at local health store)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract (1 tsp for custard, 1/2 tsp for lady fingers)
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 Can Coconut milk (full fat, refrigerated)
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 1/4 Cups Soy milk (2 cups for custard, 1/4 cup for lady fingers. You can also use any other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan butter
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbs Cornstarch
  • 1 Pinch Turmeric
  • 1 Medium size Ziplock bag
  • 1 Trifle dish


Make lady fingers:

  • Preheat over to 350F
  • Mix sugar & butter till smooth
  • Add flour, soy milk, vanilla extract & baking 
  • powder till combined
  • Place batter into a Ziplock bag and cut the tip
  • On a baking sheet lined with either parchment paper or foil, pipe batter in straight line
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of batter & place in oven
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly brown

Make custard:

  • In a saucepan, mix soy milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, corn starch, agar & turmeric until dissolved
  • Cook on medium heat, keeping in mind to stir continuously (to prevent burning), until it starts to simmer
  • Once simmering, take off heat and let cool (after cooling, a thin film may develop; remove film from mixture)

Make whipped cream:

  • Open refrigerated can of coconut milk (be mindful not to shake the can, it will lose it’s solid state)
  • Remove the solid coconut milk from the can (try not to get any liquid)
  • Mix with powdered sugar until smooth
  • Refrigerate until slightly hardened
  • Top trifle with whipped cream

Build trifle (Reference pictures for a visual aspect on layering):

  • Layer of lady fingers
  • Layer of Jam
  • Layer of custard
  • Layer of Raspberries
  • Layer or lady fingers
  • Layer of chocolate, green skittles & coconut shreds (this will be your "beef sautéd with peas & onions")
  • Layer of custard
  • Layer of bananas
  • Top it all with whipped cream!
Keyword FRIENDS, Trifle