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
  • Total Time: 15


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


  • 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


  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.


  • Serving tip: Chill for 4 hours and serve immediately!
  • Prep Time: 15


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  1. Ashley Stephenson says:

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

  2. This looks so pretty and sounds delicious too!

  3. Jessica Bradshaw says:

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

  4. Charlotte says:

    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 :)

  5. Ashleigh says:

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

  6. This looks so good and really pretty too!

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

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

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

  10. Susannah says:

    This is absolutely adorable, girlie!

  11. Karin Rambo says:

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

  12. 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!

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

  14. Mama Harris says:

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

  15. Mia Sutton says:

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

  16. Rachel G says:

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

  17. 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 :)

  18. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie says:

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

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I'm a sinner saved by grace who loves staying active and eating healthy. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Isaac, and I'm mama to James and an adorable puppy named Lillie.

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