Unicorn Croissant Breakfast Trifle is a sweet, colorful way to start the day

Unicorn Croissant Breakfast Trifle, photo provided by 14 Hands
Unicorn Croissant Breakfast Trifle, photo provided by 14 Hands /

While a trifle might be served as a dessert, a few twists to the layered recipe can turn it into a lovely brunch, breakfast or anytime dish. The Unicorn Croissant Breakfast Trifle brings a burst of color that will have everyone raving about the vibrant presentation and flavor.

Unicorn food has been a popular trend over the past couple of years. Beyond the rainbow of colors, it is often the flavors that capture that sense of magic. It might not be a mystical conjuring from another realm, but the food is a flavorful bite of imagination.

Recently, 14 Hands shared its recipe for a Unicorn Croissant Breakfast Trifle. This recipe is relatively simple to make. It includes a unicorn syrup made with 14 Hands Unicorn Bubbles, which adds a floral note to the sweet, fruity recipe.

Unicorn Croissant Breakfast Trifle
Unicorn Croissant Breakfast Trifle, photo provided by 14 Hands /

Here’s how to make Unicorn Croissant Breakfast Trifle


  • 16 Croissants
  • 1 cup fruit jam
  • 3 pint fresh raspberry

Vanilla Custard

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 5 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Greek Yogurt Cream:

  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar

Unicorn Syrup

  • 1.5 cups 14 Hands Unicorn Bubbles
  • ¼ cup Elderflower Liqueur


  • Make the custard: in a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, and cornstarch, and heat until simmering and slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Add a small amount of the hot milk mixture to the beaten egg yolks, whisk to combine, then add all back into the saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add vanilla and salt, and stir until combined. Let cool completely
  • Make the unicorn syrup: Combine Unicorn Bubbles and elderflower liqueur in a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until reduced by ⅓. Let cool
  • Make the Greek yogurt cream: whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in Greek yogurt and confectioner’s sugar
  • Prepare the fruit jam croissants: slice croissants in half horizontally, spread the bottom half with 1 tablespoon of jam, and replace the top half to make a sandwich. Slice each sandwich in half lengthwise
  • Assemble the trifle: in a trifle bowl or glass bowl, layer one third of the fruit jam croissants halves, fitting them snugly. Drizzle with Unicorn syrup. Add a layer of fresh raspberries and then a layer of custard. Repeat 2 more times. Top the trifle with a crown of Greek yogurt cream. Garnish with edible flowers and fresh raspberries

Looking at this recipe, it is relatively easy, but it makes a big impression on the table. While this dessert is meant to be served in one big serving dish, it could be made into individual servings. The key is to make sure that each dish is similar.

Also, the recipe can be modified in a few ways for the less confident cook. For example, if making that custard is too much, simply use a different premade filling. It is basically a pudding. A store bought option can be totally acceptable.

Lastly, remember to serve the Unicorn Daydream cocktail. The food and beverage pairing is definitely a wonderful way to toast to the good life.