Stars and Stripes Trifle

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July is here, which means it’s that time of the year again- when we deck everything out in red, white and blue! I’m normally not a very patriotic person, but when the Fourth of July rolls around, I invariably show some of my American pride. There’s just something exciting about this time of year. Summer is in full swing, the days are long and the time spent with family and friends is sweeter. I always look forward to watching fireworks at the lake, cooking out with my family, eating a ton of watermelon and homemade ice cream, and enjoying the warm summer night.

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One of my favorite things about making food is getting creative and having fun with my ingredients. That’s one of the reasons I love using trifles. You can go crazy with your layers, and throwing simple ingredients together turns into a masterpiece. For this dessert, I decided to give it a little patriotic spin with red, white and blue layers. It turned out delicious! It was a hit among my family, and I know I’ll make it again soon.

Looking for more Fourth of July recipes? Check out my Berry Patriotic Pie or my Stars and Stripes Pinterest board.

 

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Stars and Stripes Trifle


  • Author: Rebecca Hicks
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15

Description

Nothing quite beats this decadent and creamy treat! Celebrate the 4th with strawberries, blueberries and lots of cake.


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Ingredients

  • 1 angel food cake loaf
  • 1/2 cup water
  • (1) 12 oz container Cool Whip
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1 lb blueberries

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix, water and sweetened condensed milk. Mix until smooth, then fold in 12 ounces of Cool Whip until no streaks remain. (*Keep in the refrigerator while prepping the other ingredients)
  2. Cut the angel food cake into 1 inch cubes and set aside.
  3. Rinse and pat dry the strawberries and blueberries. Slice the strawberries.
  4. Layer the trifle in the following order: angel food cake, pudding mixture, strawberries, angel food cake, pudding mixture, blueberries, angel food cake, pudding mixture.
  5. Use the rest of the strawberries and blueberries to make a fun design on top.

Notes

  • Serving tip: Chill for 4 hours and serve immediately!
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  1. Ashley Stephenson

    July 1st, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I love seeing festive food! Although I have never made one it is definitely something I want to do!

  2. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:28 am

    They are some of my favorite recipes to make, because they’re so fun! You should try it out sometime :)

  3. Ryan | A Polished Palate

    July 1st, 2016 at 8:32 am

    This looks so pretty and sounds delicious too!

  4. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Thank you Ryan!! :)

  5. Jessica Bradshaw

    July 1st, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Yes, please and thank you!! This looks heavenly.

  6. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Thanks Jessica :) It’s so good!

  7. Charlotte

    July 1st, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Dude. I was LITERALLY just saying that I want to make something like this because I have so many berries to use! Thank you for sharing–this looks delicious (and perfect for the 4th!). Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  8. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Great minds think alike!! I love that berries are so cheap during the summer. I use them all the time in my baking!

  9. Ashleigh

    July 1st, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Oh, I know what I’m making this weekend! This trifle looks wonderful and so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Thank you Ashleigh!! You should make it! I’d love to hear how it turned out :)

  11. Jessica McAlexander

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:05 am

    This looks so good and really pretty too!

  12. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Thank you so much Jessica!

  13. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Thanks girl!! You should ;) Good thing it’s super easy to whip together!

  14. Cara Owens-Kindly Unspoken

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:29 am

    This is gorgeous and I bet it tastes delicious! Would be perfect for this weekend with family and friends! :)

  15. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Thank you Cara!! It’s delicious for sure, and everyone loved it when I made it :)

  16. My Urban Family

    July 1st, 2016 at 11:49 am

    This is so adorable and looks delicious! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  17. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Thank you so much! We had a great weekend.

  18. Susannah

    July 1st, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    This is absolutely adorable, girlie!

  19. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Thanks Susannah!! :)

  20. Karin Rambo

    July 1st, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    This looks delicious! All I can think about though is the Friends episode where Rachel makes the trifle with ground beef. :)

  21. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Oh my goodness that episode is hilarious!!! Nope, no ground beef here ;)

  22. Kiara Catanzaro

    July 1st, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    This is so good right now (and it doesn’t help that I read this post at dinnertime!) I’m hoping to try this out over the weekend!

  23. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Hahaha that’s happens to me all the time! Let me know how it went!

  24. Dixya Bhattarai RD

    July 1st, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    i want this trifle so bad right now.looks so creamy!

  25. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Oh it is!! So creamy and delicious.

  26. Mama Harris

    July 1st, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I just love fun and simple sweet treats, this one is perfect to pair with a fun backyard get together!

  27. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I agree!! This recipe is great for entertaining.

  28. Mia Sutton

    July 1st, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Yummy! This sounds so creamy and light and delicious. :) What a perfect treat for the 4th!

  29. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Thanks Mia! It is great for a hot summer day :)

  30. Rachel G

    July 1st, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Oh man, this looks so yummy and refreshing! Perfect for a hot summer day!

  31. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Thank you Rachel!

  32. Fashionable Tigress

    July 1st, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I’ve never heard of a trifle to be honest but this looks delicious. I have a party to go to Sunday so I may attempt to make this and see how it turns out. Thanks for sharing :)

  33. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Ahh let me know if you did! Trifles are seriously so easy and look amazing.

  34. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    July 5th, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious! Love the festive colors and decoration too…perfect for the 4th or Memorial day weekend!

  35. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I agree!! I love the red, white and blue look!

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