• Makes 12
  • 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 2 Ingredients

Who doesn’t love Vanilla Slice? But it all seems like too much hassle – especially during the busy festive season.

But wait….a clever mum has come up with a genius vanilla slice hack – only two el-cheapo ingredients and you have a dessert that everyone will yum up in minutes. It’s the perfect last-minute addition to your Christmas table.

Trust us – we’ve already whipped this up, it only took a few minutes and it was delicious. I reckon this will be my go-to Vanilla slice recipe from now on.

The clever creator of this recipe, Linda, shared her recipe on the Christmas Mums facebook group and received lots of appreciation for her effortless idea.

The mum used only two ingredients for the treat – frozen, ready-made puff pastry and a Vanilla flavoured dessert mix (she used the Aeroplane brand, available in a box in most supermarkets). However, Linda adds that you will need 300ml of milk and 600ml thickened cream for the Dessert Mix.

“Made Christmas Tree Vanilla Slice today…so delicious. Lost count how many I ate,” Linda said.

“I used Aeroplane Dessert Mix and puff pastry. I’ll be adding this to my dessert platter on Christmas Day. So easy to make.”

Linda shared that since it was so close to Christmas, she decided to give the classic dessert a festive twist. She simply cut the pastry using a tree-shaped cookie cutter and then placed them in the oven and baked them until golden brown.

Next step was to prepare the vanilla dessert, following the packet instructions. To put it all together, she simply scooped the custard onto the pastry tree and sandwiched the custard with another pastry tree on top.

And that’s all there is to it! So yum and so easy!

Ingredients (makes 12 Trees)

  • 2 or 3 sheets frozen puff pastry
  • 1 Box Vanilla dessert box (Aeroplane brand or similar) - You will also need 300ml of milk and 600ml thickened cream for the dessert mix


  1. Use a tree cookie cutter, to cut tree shapes from the Puff Pastry sheet. You will need at least 24 trees to make 12 Christmas vanilla slices.
  2. Place the pastry trees on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown (oven temperature 180 degrees)
  3. Remove pastry from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  4. In the meanwhile, prepare the vanilla dessert as per the packet instructions.
  5. Place a few spoonfuls of the vanilla dessert on top of a tree pastry and smooth out.
  6. Add another tree pastry on top. Repeat for the rest of the pastry trees.


Image Via: facebook/ChristmasMuMs

  • I haven’t make it my own. Thank you for sharing.


  • Thanks for sharing this – as Bake & Make Christmas goodies is one of the activities in our Advent Calendar I’m going to get the kids to try make these.


  • I think most of us liked Vanilla slices from years ago, so lots will try this recipe but I would make it the way I always have the real custard.


  • I love vanilla slice but I could never get mine good enough to share. I’m certainly going to try this recipe


  • I absolutely love Vanilla Slice. It’s one of my fave treats. And this is such a cute and clever version.


  • With our High Chair it has a seat liner and the seat and the tray are plastic. I have an extendible tap faucet and a large kitchen sink. If it was really dirty etc. I would clip it off the legs and soap it up and then rinse and dry. Or clip off the tray wash, same manner and propp up to dry.


  • That’s an easy recipe !


  • Best vanilla slice recipe I have ever seen – thanks so much for sharing.


  • What a great idea! Would be great iced too!


  • Fabulously easy and just in time for the festive season.


  • Love it, sometimes simple is best, especially with littlies!


  • Not much difference to have vanilla custard and gelatine or add custard powder egg and milk and sugar and make vanilla slice that way


  • Looks good! Certainly will ty out for X-mas.


  • This looks so easy but looks great too. Might try this for Xmas.


  • Vanilla slice is a favourite in our house ! I will definitely have to try this recipe. Yum thanks for sharing.


Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

You May Like


Looks like this may be blocked by you browser or content filtering.

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating