Strawberry & Coconut Trifles with Rum Flavored Wafers

These fruit desserts look like they take a lot of time and effort, but luckily they come together in a snap. These strawberry trifles are full of flavor and textures, making them a satisfying after-dinner treat.

Strawberry & Coconut Trifles with Rum Flavored Wafers

This adults only dessert is made with coconut rum soaked cookies, strawberry whipped cream, coconut rum whipped cream, whipped coconut cream, and fresh strawberries. This trifle decadent yet tastes cool, light, and refreshing.
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Caribbean
Keyword: Coconut, Coconut Trifles, Rum, Strawberry Trifles, Summer Dessert, Wafers
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 640kcal


  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
  • KitchenAid 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer
  • Glass Nesting Bowls
  • 8" Chef's Knife
  • 18 x 24-Inch Plastic Cutting Board
  • Glass Liquid Measuring Cups



  • 1 lb. Strawberries, hulled and sliced 
  • cup Coconut rum (such as Malibu), divided 
  • 3 tbsp. Granulated sugar, divided


  • 1 cup Heavy cream 
  • ½ tsp. Pure vanilla extract


  • 24 Vanilla wafers
  • 1 cup Sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup Chopped macadamia nuts


  • Toss strawberries with 2 Tbsp. rum and 1 Tbsp. sugar; let macerate, stirring occasionally.
  • Whip cream, remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Dip vanilla wafers in remaining rum and place 3 each in bottom of 4 glasses. Top wafers with a layer of strawberries, 2 Tbsp. each toasted coconut and macadamia nuts, and ¼ cup whipped cream. Repeat layering once more, ending with whipped cream.


Per serving, Calories: 640

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories640
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 47g 73%
    • Saturated Fat 24g 120%
  • Cholesterol 86mg 29%
  • Sodium 206mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g 17%
    • Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
  • Protein 5g 10%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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