Blueberry trifle

Blueberry trifle

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Our blueberry trifle is a delightful mix of juicy berries and smooth, creamy layers of skyr. This easy-to-make treat stacks homemade muesli with tangy skyr, sweetened with honey and a hint of lemon balm. Topped with a generous helping of fresh blueberries and raspberries, it's perfect for outdoor meals or as an anytime snack. Enjoy the freshness of seasonal ingredients in this treat that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.


  • Start with the muesli. Preheat your oven to 150 °C (conventional oven).
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir the honey, butter and water into the mixture so that it is well distributed (there should be small lumps in the mixture).
  • Spread the muesli in a baking tray with baking paper. Dry the muesli in the middle of the oven, stirring occasionally (approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes). Be especially careful that the edges do not become too dark. Let the muesli cool on a wire rack.
  • Mix the skyr with the honey and lemon balm. Add the skyr, berries and muesli in layers in a glass (approx. 300 ml), saving some berries for decoration. Serve immediately.

Questions about blueberry trifle

If you're an expert or just starting, our blueberry trifle recipe aims to impress. We answer your top questions below to help you create an eye-catching and delicious trifle that will stand out at any occasion.

What is skyr and how does it enhance the flavour of this blueberry trifle?
Skyr is a traditional Icelandic dairy product, similar to yoghurt but with a thicker, smoother texture and slightly tangy flavour. In this blueberry trifle recipe, it enhances the flavours by adding a unique richness and creaminess to the layers. Its tanginess also complements the sweetness of the blueberries and sharpness of the raspberries, balancing the overall flavour profile of this snack.
Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones for the trifle?
While fresh blueberries are preferred for their texture and taste, frozen blueberries are a convenient option when fresh ones are not available. Thaw them completely and drain off any extra water to prevent the trifle layers from getting soggy. Dry the thawed blueberries with a towel before adding them to your trifle. This helps keep the trifle's layers distinct and enjoyable.
How do I keep the muesli crunchy?
To keep your blueberry trifle's textures delightful, especially the homemade muesli's crispness, assemble right before serving. If you want to start early, mix the sweetened yoghurt, and prepare any other ingredients beforehand. But remember to sprinkle the muesli on top just before you're ready to serve. This step stops the muesli from soaking up moisture from the yoghurt and fruit, which would otherwise make it less crunchy.


Whole buckwheat
50 g
Coarse rolled oats
50 g
Coarse rye flour
50 g
Pumpkin seeds
25 g
Acacia honey
2½ tbsp
Butter, melted
25 ml
50 ml
Arla® Skyr, natural
500 ml
100 g
100 g
Acacia honey
2 tbsp
Lemon balm leaves, finely chopped
1 bunch

Master the art of trifle layering

The secret to trifle layering is to ensure each spoonful has the perfect ratio of crunchy muesli, creamy skyr and a burst of vibrant berry flavour. Start with a crunchy base of homemade muesli in a clear glass bowl or individual serving glasses. Then layer on a generous amount of the skyr mixture, spreading it evenly to cover the crunchy base. Next up: a mix of blueberries and raspberries, ensuring an even distribution for a colourful fruity layer. Continue layering, aiming for 2-3 sets of layers. End with a last layer of skyr, adding a few more berries and garnishing with lemon zest or edible flowers.

How to store leftovers

To keep leftover blueberry trifle fresh and tasty, refrigerate it as soon as possible and enjoy within two days. Leftover granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks at room temperature, or in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Skyr blending techniques

To make a trifle that delights the palate, the texture of the skyr is essential. To make sure it blends well with the other ingredients, you might need to adjust its thickness. If the skyr is too stiff, fold in a bit of milk or cream to soften it. This step helps the skyr combine smoothly with the muesli and blueberries, ensuring a balanced mix of layers without overwhelming the trifle's delicate structure. Strive for a creamy consistency that's easy to layer and holds its shape, making each bite look as good as it tastes.

Add a medley of textures

Make your blueberry trifle unforgettable by mixing textures that excite the tastebuds. Add nuts or seeds to your muesli for a satisfying crunch that contrasts with the berries' softness. For an even richer sensory treat, layer whole blueberries with a thickened blueberry sauce. This combination of fresh and cooked textures makes each spoonful a delightful surprise.

Adjust your trifle's sweetness to taste

For a blueberry trifle that matches your sweetness preference, simply adjust the acacia honey in the yogurt. Add more honey for sweetness or less to let the fruit's natural tartness stand out. For added sweetness, add layers of fruit compote or jam between the skyr and fruit. Top the trifle with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, a drizzle of honey or candied nuts for a sweet finishing touch.

Can I assemble the trifle early?

While this recipe can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance, the texture of your muesli layers may not be as crunchy. Assemble the trifle, cover it tightly with plastic wrap or airtight lid and store in the refrigerator. This allows the flavours to and textures to blend nicely while ensuring the ingredients stay fresh. For the best texture, however, consider adding the top layer of muesli just before serving to maintain this blueberry trifle’s signature crunch.

What can I do with leftover muesli?

Muesli is a wonderfully versatile ingredient that can be reused in many creative and delicious ways. Here are some ideas:

  • Frozen ice lollies: Use muesli as a crunchy topping in our frozen yogurt lollies or pear ice lolly recipes.
  • Trail Mix: Combine muesli with nuts, seeds and dark chocolate chips for a tasty trail mix.
  • Baked Goods: Add muesli to muffins, bread or cookies for extra texture and flavour. Our oat cookies or carrot cake muffins are two great recipes to start with!
  • Smoothies: Blend muesli with fruits, milk and yogurt for a satisfying smoothie.

Can I add different fruits to the blueberry trifle?

Yes, you can! Our blueberry trifle tastes great on its own, but feel free to mix in other fruits. Try adding strawberries, raspberries or mix in diced peaches, nectarines, kiwi or pears. These fruits not only bring new tastes but also make your trifle look more colourful and inviting.

When mixing in other fruits, think about how their flavours and textures work with the creamy skyr and crunchy muesli. If you choose juicy fruits like peaches or nectarines, add them just before serving to keep the layers from getting too wet. This way, you'll get the perfect mix of creamy, crunchy and fruity in every bite.

Brighten with lemon zest and honey

For a more complex flavour, add a splash of fresh lemon juice to the trifle layers. This cuts the creaminess and adds a refreshing twist, complementing the berries and enhancing the snack’s flavour.

Garnishing with fresh herbs

Adding fresh herbs brings a new level of excellence to our blueberry trifle. Our recipe recommends finely chopped lemon balm sprinkled on top to releases a fresh citrus scent, enhancing the sweet and tart berry flavours. The bright green of the lemon balm also offers a striking visual contrast to the deep blue and purple hues of the fruit.

Mint leaves are another great garnish option. Their cool taste can lighten up the rich layers of skyr and honey. For an unexpected flavour, try a little basil, which adds a sophisticated twist with its light anise-like flavour.

Be sure to garnish with a gentle hand to keep the herby notes subtle and not overwhelming. Add the herbs right before serving to keep them fresh and prevent wilting. This last step is about more than just taste – it's about creating a full sensory experience that makes your blueberry trifle unforgettable.