Mulled Wine Trifle With Spice Drops


Cake and wine? Our favourite! 

Spruce up your Christmas trifle with a mulled wine twist and the addition of our flavoursome, highly concentrated Spice Drops. This sumptuous dessert will make for a show-stopping centrepiece your guests will be itching to tuck in to, just finish with edible decorations such as traditional hundreds and thousands or silver chocolate balls. 

It's not too tricky too make, it just requires a little patience and attention and you've got yourself a moreish, Christmas dessert...

Prep time: 30 mins. Setting and chilling time: 5 hours


(Serves 8)

  • 8 sheets of leaf gelatine
  • 12g sachet of raspberry jelly crystals
  • 4 drops of Ginger Spice Drops
  • 4 drops of Cinnamon Spice Drops
  • 4 drops of Clove Spice Drops
  • 6 drops of Cardamom Spice Drops
  • 100g of Madeira cake cut into cubes
  • 100ml red wine
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • 400g mixed berries, thawed if frozen

For The Topping

  • 400g ready custard
  • 500g fromage frais
  • 4 drops of Cardamom Spice Drops
  • 6 drops of Vanilla Spice Drops
  • Hundreds and thousands for decorating


  1. Put the gelatine sheets into a bowl of cold water and leave until softened
  2. Stir the jelly crystals into 300ml of boiling water and set aside
  3. In a small bowl add the red wine Ginger, Cinnamon and Clove Spice Drops, sugar and orange zest. Mix till the sugar dissolves
  4. Squeeze the excess water out of the gelatine sheets and put the sheets into a large bowl
  5. Add the wine mixture onto the gelatine sheets then add the jelly mixture, stir well and leave to cool
  6. Arrange the mixed berries and the cake pieces into a large glass serving bowl and pour in enough of the cooled jelly mixture to cover about two-thirds of the bowl, leaving room for the custard and fromage frais
  7. Chill for at least 5 hours or overnight, so that the jelly sets well
  8. In a bowl mix the 6 drops of Cardamom Spice Drops into the custard and stir well
  9. Spoon the custard over the set jelly, then whisk together the fromage frais and Vanilla Spice Drops and spoon on top of the custard layer
  10. Scatter over the edible decorations before serving to give it a festive touch.

To try and make this a little less-naughty, substitute sugar for stevia - a natural sweetener and you can even make your own custard. To do this you just need egg yolk, milk, stevia (or sugar), cornflour and some vanilla Spice Drops. 

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