"When everyone had eaten as much as they could, the remains of the food faded from the plates, leaving them sparkling clean as before. A moment later the desserts appeared. Blocks of ice cream in every flavour you could think of, apple pies, treacle tarts, chocolate eclairs and jam doughnuts, trifle, strawberries, jelly, rice pudding…"

Trifle is a dessert consisting of cake (plain/sponge) soaked in spirits, and topped with alternating layers of jam, jelly, or custard, and whipped cream. Trifle was served as a dessert at the Welcoming Feast in 1991.[1]

Trifle was also served in Christmas in 1992. Harry and Ron waited for Crabbe and Goyle in the Great Hall while they are shovelling down four helpings of trifle before Harry and Ron gave the them them two plump chocolate cake with Sleeping Draught so they can get some hair from Crabbe and Goyle in processing their operation in making the Polyjuice Potion.[2]

Trifle was also enjoyed following Christmas lunch by Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Sirius Black, Mundungus Fletcher and the Weasley family in 1995.[3]


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 12 (The Polyjuice Potion)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)