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Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate Trifle

Hot Chocolate Trifle (Pavê de Chocolate Quente) is a quick and easy dessert that requires no cooking and is made with layers of chocolate cookies, chocolate custard, and marshmallow cream. 
Keywords:chocolate dessert, chocolate trifle, dessert recipes, hot chocolate trifle
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories92 kcal
Cost $0.60 per person


  • mixer
  • bowl


  • 2 cups whole milk, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons NESCAFÉ® CLÁSICO™ Instant Coffee, divided
  • 1 (16 oz) package chocolate cookies of your choice
  • 1 (5-ounce) pack chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1 (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 containers whipped cream (16 oz + 8 oz)
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme
  • Large marshmallows, chocolate shavings, and chocolate syrup to garnish (optional)


  • In a small bowl, whisk 1/2 cup of milk with 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee until coffee dissolves. Soak each one of the cookies quickly, one at a time, and shake to remove excess liquid. Stack them in a trifle bowl or in a rectangular baking dish.
  • If the container is deep (e.g. trifle bowl), reserve half for a second layer so you can alternate with the chocolate pudding mixture. In this case, it would be half of the soaked cookies in the first layer, chocolate pudding mix in the second, the remaining soaked cookies in the third, the other half of the pudding mix in the fourth layer, and the marshmallow cream on the final layer.
  • But if you have a large rectangular and not so deep baking dish, place all soaked cookies in one single layer, top with the chocolate pudding and then with the marshmallow cream.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix the instant pudding mix with 1 1/2 cups of milk and 1 teaspoon of instant coffee. until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk the softened cream cheese with the condensed milk until smooth (no lumps found).
  • Add to the pudding mixture, whisking well until combined. Fold in 16 oz of whipped cream until mixture is homogeneous. Pour over the cookies.
  • In another bowl, beat the marshmallow creme with 8 oz of whipped cream until combined. Spread gently over the chocolate pudding mixture. Refrigerate until chilled or ready to serve. Right before serving, if desired garnish top with large marshmallows, chocolate shavings, and a good drizzle of chocolate syrup. Serve and enjoy our Hot Chocolate Trifle!

Recipe Notes

STORAGE: Keep chocolate trifle covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days. Do not freeze otherwise it will love its creamy consistency and may become gritty. 


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Calcium: 46mg
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