The one where Rachel makes a trifle for Thanksgiving is absolutely hilarious and so relatable!! We recreated her dessert, but we swapped out the beef sautéed with peas and onions for chocolate frosted flakes and kiwis so this recipe tastes delicious (and not like feet!)
If you’re not familiar with the Friends Thanksgiving episode, Rachel is trying to make the perfect Thanksgiving dessert, but unfortunately, she ends up making half of an English trifle and half a Shepard’s pie because the magazine’s pages gets stuck together. Ross and Joey want to leave dinner early to meet some “hot girls,” so they just eat the weird combination.
Here’s a hilarious clip of the whole incident:
What was in Rachel’s trifle?
Rachel’s “traditional” English trifle had a layer of ladyfingers, a layer of jam, custard (which she made from scratch), raspberries, more ladyfingers, beef sautéed with peas and onions, a little more custard, sliced banana and whipped cream. It was a combination of an English trifle and Shepard’s pie.
What episode is Rachel’s trifle?
The one with Rachel’s trifle is actually called The One Where Ross Got High (Season 6, Episode 9). All of the Thanksgiving episodes are amazing, but this one is clearly the best!
What does Ross say Rachel’s trifle tastes like?
When Ross tastes Rachel’s English trifle (mixed with Shepherd’s pie), he says, “It tastes like feet!” Then, Joey says, he likes it!!
As Joey would say : “What’s not to like? Custard? GOOD! Jam? GOOD! Meat? GOOOOOOD!”
Does trifle have meat?
Nope! We had to look it up, but an English trifle is made with homemade lemon curd and whipped cream. The meat custard combination happened after the “Friends” writers were debating about the difference between a trifle and a tripe (an edible part of a cow’s stomach). One writer said, “We were like, ‘Doesn’t a trifle have meat in it? ‘ We’re like, ‘No, it’s got pudding in it.” Thus, the magical dessert scene was created.
How To Make Rachel’s English Trifle from Friends (That Doesn’t Taste Like Feet!)
What You’ll Need:
- 2 packages of Large Lady fingers
- 1 jar of Raspberry jam 500ml/16.09 oz
- 1 cup of Chocolate Frosted Flakes ( crushed)
- 4 cups of custard
- 1-2 kiwis diced (need to look like peas)
- 1 pear
- 1 pint of fresh raspberries
- 1-2 bananas sliced
- 1 can of ready whip topping
Now you just start to assemble the layers!
- a layer of ladyfingers
- a layer of jam
- A layer of custard
- A layer of fresh raspberries,
- Another layer of ladyfingers
- Another layer of custard
- A layer of beef sautéed with peas and onions (Here is where you use the crushed frosted flakes as beef, kiwi as peas and pear as onions)
- A layer of sliced bananas
- Topped with clusters of whipped cream.
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Prepare the Ingredients *If you can't find Chocolate Frosted Flakes, Cocoa Pebbles would work too! Just don't crush them up as fine since they'll be smaller to start with. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
Now Layer Them Into the Dessert
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 3gSugar: 33gProtein: 6g
Prepare the Ingredients
*If you can't find Chocolate Frosted Flakes, Cocoa Pebbles would work too! Just don't crush them up as fine since they'll be smaller to start with.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.