Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Creamy Kahlúa Trifle

Creamy Kahlua Trifle

Of all the many desserts I make around the holidays, no-bake trifles are by far the easiest.  They're great make-ahead dishes and can be flavored in lots of different ways.  Lately I've been looking in my liquor cabinet for flavoring inspirations and my bottle of Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice is a growing favorite.  Added to a simple cream cheese base it gives this dessert much more dimension.  And yes, I took some help from the store with prepared whipped topping and a really good pre-made crust.  With dessert quickly out of the way, I could focus on a more elaborate dinner.

Creamy Kahlua Trifle
And while coffee or tea is the popular beverage at the end of the meal, the holidays give us an excuse to splurge a little.  I found this suggestion for Kahlúa Hot Coffee on the Kahlúa web site and it seemed like the perfect "extra" touch for holiday gatherings.  Just two parts Kahlúa to three parts coffee and garnished with whipped cream, cinnamon or shaved chocolate.  What a treat!  Enjoy!

1/4 Cup Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice
16 oz. Cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 Cup sugar
16 oz. Prepared whipped topping
1/4 Cup milk
1 Prepared graham cracker pie shell

Remove the pie shell from it's aluminum foil base and place in a plastic baggie.  Crush it with your fingers or use a rolling pin to turn it into crumbs.  In a large bowl, combine the Kahlúa, cream cheese, sugar, whipped topping and milk until fully incorporated.  Place about a tablespoon of the graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of a single serving dish, add a tablespoon or two of the filling and repeat twice more.  You should have enough for 4 dessert dishes.  Top each one with about a teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs and store in the refrigerator until serving.

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1 comment:

  1. This delicious. I am all about baked goods but a quick no bake recipe is always nice when you have a million things to get done.


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