Trifles are one of my favorite semi-homemade desserts to make. They’re so easy, you can make a ton of different flavor combinations and they’re a crowd pleaser! Whether you need a dessert for a potluck or for a family dinner, this patriotic berry trifle is one you’re going to want to try.
Here is the line up of ingredients you’ll need…
1 container of Cool Whip
4 individual cups of vanilla pudding
2 cups of strawberries
2 cups of blueberries
1 loaf of pound cake
The most you have to do when it comes to prep work is wash and cut the strawberries and cut up the pound cake.
Head on over here to see a quick video of how to make this dessert.
step by step directions
First, you’re going to want to cut the cake into squares or rectangle pieces. Divide the pieces in to two piles. You’re going to have two layers of the cake in the trifle.
In a bowl, combine half of the cool whip with the pudding. Mix it until it’s completely combined. This is the mixture that will go in the middle of the trifle. The pudding mixed with the cool whip will give a nice creamy center that pairs perfectly with the pound cake. So, once your mixture is ready, spread HALF of the mixture over the first layer of pound cake. This should be about a cup of cool whip and pudding.
Next, you’re going to do a layer of berries. I did about a cup of each, taking turns pouring them over the pudding mixture.
After that, repeat the three steps again, in the same order. You’ll end up with 2 layers of cake, 2 layers of pudding/ cool whip and 2 layers of berries.
Now, it’s the fun part! Time to top it off and make it pretty! Use the remainder of the cool whip containers for the top of the trifle. Spread it out over the last layer of berries, making sure to cover it all. After that, you can add extra berries to the top to finish it off.
This trifle took less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish. It’s one your kids could easily help with and it lasted just a few days in our house! Enjoy!
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