The traditional English trifle is easy to make, but loaded with calories; however there are ways to lighten the calorie and fat count, including replacing alcohol (which makes it kid friendly) with the juice from mashed or frozen berries. By replacing sponge with angel food cake we can reduce the fat count and finally, a lower fat custard will provide contentment without guilt.
The joy of the recipe is that the kids can help assemble it and best made ahead of time. It is a great dessert for the summer. The custard takes the longest time to prepare, but unlike pre-packaged foods, you know exactly what is in it.