Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Celebrate with a Festive Patriotic Trifle

 Summer is here, and that means it's time for barbecues, picnics, and all things outdoors. Whether you're celebrating the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or just feeling extra patriotic this festive trifle is the perfect dessert to add to your picnic. It's not only delicious but very easy to make.

Festive Patriotic Trifle
Festive Patriotic Trifle - Reviewed

Every year for our 4th of July celebration our daughter Jamie, and grandson, Tyler make this festive dessert. This is so easy to assemble, no need for baking skills. Just layer and go. With the vibrant colors and fresh fruit flavors, it's a real crowd-pleaser. You can customize it with your favorite fruits and flavors making this so versatile.

Ingredients for a Festive Patriotic Trifle:

  • 1-angle food cake or pound cake (cut into cubes)
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 cups vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups whipped cream

Assemble the Trifle:

  1. In a large trifle bowl or glass dish, start with a layer of cubed cake.
  2. Add a layer of vanilla pudding, spreading it evenly over the cake.
  3. Add a layer of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries).
  4. Add a layer of whipped cream.
  5. Repeat the layers until you reach the top of the dish, finishing with a layer of whipped cream and berries.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.

I hope you enjoy this festive dessert at your next picnic. The delightful combination of fruit, pudding, and whipped cream is sure to impress your guests.

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  1. What a delicious looking and sounding summery dessert. And very patriotic indeed with the red, white & blue colors. I also had to laugh at your namesake trifle bowl. It took a couple readings of the bowl's name before the 'Monaco' name caught my eye. LOL. Well done, Same, both with your recipe review and your humor.

  2. Oh, Sam! Trifles are one of my absolute favorite desserts!!! They are easy to assembly, look beautiful on the table, and are always delicious. I have several trifle bowls in varying heights and sizes. My grandmother bought my first trifle bowl for me decades ago and it has shorter sides than the current popular bowls. I use it most often because of the associated memory, but I love them all. Your families 4th of July trifle looks fabulous and I'm sure the Monaco trifle bowl is awesome.

  3. That looks sooo good!

  4. Oh Sam, you make staying on my diet so hard.....this looks and I guess tastes incredible. I will make it for my family (and hope that I can stay away from it!). Lots of flavors that I love in this one!

  5. Sam, what a delicious and festive looking 4th of July dessert! I love trifles, especially during the summer. So light, easy, and yummy!

  6. That looks amazing! I could dive into a huge bowl of this right this minute!


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