Patriotic Trifle Dessert
Patriotic Trifle has layers of strawberries, blueberries, pound cake, and cheesecake pudding! Make this for the Fourth of July!
I know Memorial Day is a couple weeks away but I wanted to post this trifle. I was recently asked to submit a red, white, and blue dessert for a 4th of July feature in a couple of months and this is what I came up with. Memorial Day is not about celebration but about remembering those in the military who lost their lives for our country. Everyone has the day off so it lends its way to BBQs even though it’s not really a holiday to be “celebrated”. So if you plan to eat on Memorial Day and need a dessert why not make this Patriotic Trifle Dessert.
I came up with this recipe on my own. That doesn’t happen often but hey, it’s trifle…you kind of just throw things in. I love trifles because they serve a lot of people and are better when they are made ahead of time and have had time to sit and let the flavors blend. They are so versatile; you can use angel food cake, pound cake or even your favorite flavor of regular cake. This version has pound cake, cheesecake pudding, whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries and a hint of lemon.
OTHER RED, WHITE, AND BLUE FOOD:
Patriotic Trifle Dessert
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 2 (3.4 ounce packages) instant cheesecake pudding mix
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 (10.75 ounce packages ) prepared pound cake
- 2 (16 ounce carton ) strawberries, sliced
- strawberries for garnish
- blueberries for garnish
- In a medium bowl, combine cream and white sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside. You want a stiffer whipped cream for trifle so that it holds up over time.
- In another bowl beat cheesecake pudding mixes with milk for 2 minutes or until thick. Mix in sour cream and lemon juice. Fold in one cup of the sweetened whipped cream.
- Slice pound cake into one inch cubes.
- In a trifle bowl, start by layering ¼ of the pound cake on the bottom of the trifle bowl (A large glass bowl can be used if you don't have a trifle bowl). Next, layer ¼ of the pudding mixture followed by a layer of ¼ of the strawberries. To make trifle look presentable make sure each layer is distinct and separate especially on the sides of the bowl. Repeat layers four times or until bowl is almost full.
- Garnish the top of the trifle with the remaining whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries.
- Chill in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
1) The pound cake can be replaced by angel food cake for less calories.
?2) Vanilla pudding can replace the cheesecake pudding.
3) Add more blueberries throughout the trifle instead of just on top.
I followed the recipe to the letter and it turned out wonderfully… My family loved it and I got numerous compliments… I will definitely make this again next year. Thanks
Awesome to hear!
Your recipe has been featured here > https://sweetmeetsbakeshop.com/2016/06/21/light-lemon-blueberry-cheesecake-mini-trifles/
Happy Wednesday and keep on desserting!
I have been looking for one of these bowls for about a year. There are so many things I could make in it, including your delicious treat. Please, please pick me!!!
This looks absolutely delicious. I am definitely going to try it and a trifle bowl would be awesome!!!!
This is the most impressive and pretty trifle I have seen. I just love the red, white and blue layers. So patriotic! I will certainly try this recipe.
Thank you soooo much for sharing!
I wish I had seen this recipe sooner. I’ve already shopped for all my dessert ingredients (all four of them) for tomorrows bbq. I didn’t know they made trifle bowls with lids. This is definitely something I’ll look into.
I love to make edible creations that look beautiful! I bake all the time but don’t have a trifle bowl yet and would LOVE one!
That looks amazing! Gorgeous! I’ve made a lot of things (check out my blog,) but a trifle hasn’t been on one of them yet. Hope I win, and I will make one! But I promise it won’t include beef sautéed with peas and onions.
I always have to borrow my friends trifle bowl which is every couple of months. Having my own would be so much easier and less of a hassle and wouldn’t have to drive 25 minutes to get it.
Oh, no! I would absolutely have to eat too much of anything displayed in this! This recipe’s beautiful and would be perfect for an early summer barbeque. I can also see this filled with an old-fashioned banana pudding! 🙂
I have always wanted to make a dessert like this but I have never found a recipe that I liked until now. I have a large clear bowl that I plan on using. I’m so excited to make this for my family.
I have always wanted to make a dessert like this but I never found a recipe I loked until now. I’m excited to make this for my family. I have a large clear glass bowl that I plan on using.
Each recipe looks delightful, must try at least some of them…
EVery recipe of yours is AMAZING! I would love to win the Trifle Bowl
I love your blog!EVery recipe of yours is AMAZING! Can’t wait to make trifle
I would love to win
It’s beautiful, patriotic, fairly nutritious and it sounds delicious! I’m always looking for desserts for my diabetic husband who stays away from sugar. I would have to use the sugar free Jello (hope it comes in cheesecake flavor), if not, I’ll just use vanilla. I have found sugar free angel food cakes in the bakery section at our grocery or would probably bake the sugar free yellow cake mix that I’ve found-Might even use the chocolate cake! Will have to substitute “free” Cool Whip for heavy cream so it won’t be quite as yummy and rich. I wouldn’t think you could whip cream with a sugar substitute. What do you think? Thanks so much for sharing.
I think the free Cool Whip is a good substitute and I would stick with that. Good luck! I think it will be tasty.
ifle looks so pretty, I want to try it. Never made one before so hope it turns out for Easter.
And this bowl from Pampered Chef sounds great with a cover and all. Thanks
Boy that looks delicious for anytime…I keep meaning to purchase one but always forgetful when I go to the store…I love everything mentioned for the ingredients
All I can say is your recipes look very yummy! Can’t wait to try trifle!
oh my goodness this looks so tempting I’m going to try it. Thanks for the giveaway!
Was looking for a great trifle dessert recipe for our end of season 11 year old girls’ volleyball team…I wanted something semi healthy. Loved the recipe with fruit and with adding the angel food cake…keeping the wonderful, all natural whipping cream though! Would love a bigger trifle since I can’t fit it all in my little trifle dish. First time on your blog…I’m trying to add better nutrition to our family’s diet with a change in menu! Appreciate the help!
Looks great. Can’t wait to try it.
Making this for our Mardi Gras Krewe’s crawfish boil !!! Need to buy a trifle bowl though. It allows this beautiful and yummy dish to be seen !
Making this for our Mardi Gras Krewe’s crawfish boil !! It would look awesome in a trifle bowl like yours. Please put my name in the giveaway.
I made this trifle with just a few variations for my daughter’s engagement party and our guests were raving about it all night! It is absolutely delicious! I used homemade buttermilk pound cake and Instead of just adding the blueberries on top, I added them on top of each strawberry layer and I tossed in a few blackberries to each layer too. I also topped each layer with a very thin layer of the whipped cream. It was scrumptious! The only thing I did wrong was not making enough for seconds!!
I just saw this on Pintrest, so obviously I’m not in the drawing! As you can see by my website, I AM a Pampered Chef consultant and if you don’t currently have a consultant, I’d be more than happy to help you! I’m so glad you love your Trifle Bowl! I totally love mine, too. Hope your winner is enjoying her bowl!
Definitely consider that that you said. Your favourite reason appeared to be on the internet the simplest thing to bear in mind of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while other folks consider worries that they just don’t recognise about. You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and also defined out the entire thing with no need side effect , other people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks
I made this Patriotic Trifle and blogged about it. Check it out at My Kitchen Addictions.
Looks delicious! I’d love a trifle bowl 🙂
You know.. I was looking at that beautiful Trifle bowl, and was saying.. wow.. that looks just like a Pampered Chef Trifle Bowl.. then I read more.. and it is!! LOL
I agree with ilanov.. I too am a PC consultant, and if you aren’t a PC consultant, you should really consider it, you with your awesome blog, and recipes, would be wonderful! I will tell you, I made PC’s Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle this past Memorial Day for our cookout, and it was ok, but not as pretty as yours is! I can’t wait to try yours!!!
Thanks for posting it!
Good luck, and love your blog!!
Don’t know if you’re still getting comments to this post, but want to just add, you mention you’re not a Pampered Chef consultant? I am one (in Canada mind you) and wonder WHY NOT??!?!? You so should be – you get great tools and get to go out and socialize with others who love to bake, cook just like you. Anyway, can’t recruit in the US so this isn’t a true recruiting schpiel, but just thought I’d put it out there…your blog is great, recipes all look incredible and I bet you’d be awesome selling Pampered Chef!
I made this today for a Memorial Day family dinner. It was the hit of the show. Even my fussy 4 year old grandson loved it! Thank you so much for a really great trifle recipe. It was as tasty as it was pretty. YUM
I just read Jacinda’s comment and had to say as a army wife, a air force daughter and navy granddaughter its not the dessert but the day thats suppose to recognize those we have lost. Thats why its a holiday its a day of recognition like Thanksgiving, Christmas, easter, etc they are all recognizing something this is just a treat you can make on that day or anyday,geez be a little nicer
also count me in on the giveaway i will be making this for my husbands homecoming, a year in Afghanistan he deserves something yummy
I just read through your comments and while jacinda is right in saying that a trifle will not take the place of a loved one who has served and died for our country, she/he could have been more tactful.
There’s always one in the bunch, huh? Keep your head up and keep posting wonderful goodies!
PS. My word verification was “bacon” ha ha!
Wow this is a masterpiece!
woo, sinful little treat. heh
Oh I am so excited to make this on the fourth of july! I am just starting my a blog of my own and I think that your blog is a great inspiration.
That looks D-LISH!!!!!!!!! I would love to make it in that bowl too! Thanks for the giveaway!
Would love to win! Love ou’re blog!!
I love this Trifle bowl! Your trifle looks so yummy!
I love this Trifle bowl! Your trifle looks so yummy!
Am I too late? It is 9:55 am, although it’s AZ time! But, I would love a trifle bowl!
This is making my mouth water! I love the way it is displayed in the Pampered Chef Trifle Bowl. I would love to have one to take to our cabin next week to celebrate the Memorial Day Holiday with Family & Friends. Thanks for all the great recipes. Last week I made your Fruit Salsa for Book Club and the ladies all wanted to know where I got the recipe. New followers. Have a great week.
Yay!….and Yummy! Great giveaway Christy! =)
That trifle looks amazing. I would love to win the trifle bowl. Thanks for the giveaway. My email address is [email protected].
I could totally use this bowl!
MMMMMMMM! That looks so yummy! I just might have to try making that, but I definitely would need that trifle bowl to do so!!
What a beautiful trifle! Makes a wonderful presentation… Love your blog!
I think I’d like to start making trifles in a free bowl.
Love the blog!! Love the pictures, love the suggestions, love the cute stories about your husband and boys! Can’t wait to try the newest recipe and share w/ my family and friends.
Gorgeous! I don’t have a trifle bowl and would LOVE this!
Man, just ubder the wire!
Beautiful trifle! Thanks for the chance to win this bowl.
Ahh, I figured it out. Yes, I would love a trifle bowl so enter me in the drawing! 🙂
Holy moly there are a ton of comments on this post! I jsut wanted to tell you how pretty this trifle is- probably the prettiest one I’ve ever seen!
ANd if I won, I’d make my first trifle ever. Thanks for the giveaway!
We love trifle, and I make it once or twice a year, but I’ve never thought about a patriotic version! Even the Brits would like this! Beautiful–I can’t wait to try it out for the 4th!
This trifle looks absolutely delicious AND beautiful!
Your trifle looks delicious!
mmmmm. this sounds SO good!
Hi Christy! I’ve been following your blog for a couple of weeks now and have tried a few of the recipes, much to my family’s delight 🙂 Thank you so much! Your blog is so entertaining….and please don’t listen to “Jacinda” ??? I thought you did a nice job prefacing your post while explaining the holiday and honoring those who have sacrificed theirselves for our county. Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it. Count me in for the bowl please!
I have been looking for the perfect trifle dish. No joke. I think this is the one.
As my 2 year old would say….Ynum,ynum,ynum!!!! Sounds so good. Also would love that trifle bowl!
I have been “blog-stalking” your blog! You have the best collection of recipes. I found your blog from Tricia I am excited to try this trifle. It is too bad I don’t have a cute trifle bowl!
Love your blog!!!! Pick me!
Very pretty, sign me up too!
I just found you blog and love it! I love to cook and am constantly looking for new recipies and inspiration. I would love the Trifle bowl, my Grandma always made trifles, they are the best!
Pick ME!! I NEED a triffle bowl!
I heart your blog… I’ve got my whole family and most of their relief society hooked on your recipes! I’m also the one who taught your sis in law Kristy how to make those oreo truffles that she made for Brett. Which I’m PRETTY positive resulted in them getting married…So basicaly what I’m saying is that I’m responsible for Owen being here and since he is so cute, I ABSOLUTLEY deserve this bowl 🙂 And if Owen could speak, I’m sure he would agree 🙂
Even if I don’t win… I promise to still convert people to your fabulous blog 🙂
that is so pretty! looks great!
What a beautiful trifle! I love your blog!