Tuesday Treats: Patriotic Trifle

Thursday is the 4th of July here in the States so I thought I’d share a fun and easy recipe that gives us an excuse to use that trifle dish we got as wedding presents. (Or I did, anyway. 😆 )

Total Time: 1 Hr. 30 Min.
Prep: 30 Min.
Cook: 1 Hr

Celebrate the red, white and blue in a Healthy Living Patriotic Trifle that’s great for potlucks. Bring this Patriotic Trifle to your next get-together!

What You Need
1 pkg. (1 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding
1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1 pkg. (13 oz.) angel food cake, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 6-1/2 cups)
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup blueberries

Let’s Make It
1 – Beat pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP.
2 – Layer half each of the cake and berries in large serving bowl; cover with pudding mixture. Top with layers of remaining cake, berries and COOL WHIP.
3 – Refrigerate 1 hour.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Special Extra: Garnish with additional strawberries, blueberries and fresh mint sprigs just before serving.

You know you want to try this so CLICK HERE for all the nutritional details. And speaking of those odd wedding presents us oldsters got, Pippa Waite, wife of Barron half-brother, Kade Waite, informs me that crystal trifle dishes are still standard wedding-present fare for certain social strata. She got three when she married Kade. 😉 If you’d like to read their story, grab CLAIMING THE COWGIRL’S BABY, part of my Harlequin Desire Red Dir Royalty series. Pippa’s taking this dessert to the annual Barron/Tate 4th of July BBQ out at the Crown B Ranch. Just click on the cover or the title to hit the buy page at Harlequin. Don’t want to buy there? There’s a link to all the other etailers you can click on to go to your preferred site. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Patriotic Trifle

  1. Sounds yummy. Of course, if I got the gumption to make this, I’d have to use the full-fat, full-sugar versions of everything. And substitute regular cake for angelfood. Not a fan of that. But berries with whipped cream and cake? I’m so there.

    I never got a trifle dish. I didn’t get any wedding presents, as a matter of fact. (The moms sent checks, but that was it.) If I had one, I’d probably have it sitting out full of potpourri. LOL

    • Silver James says:

      😆 I think I’ve used mine once? Twice? The once was for hot rolls. The second, salad maybe? But I’ve moved that darn thing for 36 years! You can use pound cake. And there’s nothing wrong with the low-sugar/low-fat version. I might actually make this for LG. (He’s diabetic.) 🙂

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