A festive Fourth of July trifle

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You might recognize this recipe… one of my best friends Ashley, from Pardon My French, and I made this for Fourth of July in 2012.  But I made it again, and this time I got the proper trifle dish.

It is seriously the simplest dessert to make (maybe a step up from brownies), but it also tastes amazing.  The hardest part about making this was trying not to eat it, as I assembled.

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I made this for a birthday party and those kids licked the dish clean.  And when I say kids, I really mean grown adult men.  But hey, I don’t want it to go to waste.

The trifle is extremely light with the angel food cake and the cream/pudding.  For the cream and pudding, I used low-fat/non-fat for the condensed milk and cool whip, and sugar free vanilla pudding.  And the berries, of course, who doesn’t love berries?

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To whip the pudding/cream, I used my new Hamilton Beach 6 speed Hand Mixer! This mixer has soft scrape pads on the mixing blades so you don’t have to scrape the bowl.  Then you can get every, single, last bit of pudding.  It’s genius.

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This trifle perfect for the Fourth of July.  Or if you’re feeling really ambitious, it makes the perfect World Cup US game dessert!  Just don’t get beer sprayed on it…

Enjoy!  And happy early Fourth to everyone!


Fourth of July Trifle

by Kristin Hong

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

(adopted from Skinny Taste)

Ingredients (14- 1 cup servings)

  • 1 box Angel Food Cake
  • 1 package Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 6 tbsp Low Fat Condensed Milk
  • 1 and 1/2 c. cold water
  • 12 oz light Cool Whip
  • 1 big box of strawberries
  • 2 boxes raspberries
  • 2 boxes blueberries


Make the Angel Food Cake, according to instructions and let it cool.

Meanwhile, using a hand blender, blend (on low setting) the condensed milk and water until combined well. Blend (on low) in the pudding for 2 minutes and then fold in the cool whip. (If you don’t have a blender, you can use a whisk)

Slice the strawberries and any other fruit needed

In a trifle dish, place the first layer of cake. I just ripped the cake into bite-size pieces.

Throw on a layer of blueberries and then pour half of the pudding mixture.

Top with a layer of strawberries.

Do another layer of cake, blueberries and the rest of the pudding mixture.

Top the beautiful trifle with any fruit design you’d like!

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  • Reply
    Pardon My French
    June 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I say you come home and we can make this for this year’s 4th of July! :)

  • Reply
    July 13, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Looks delicious!! And perfect for 4th of July!

    • Reply
      July 19, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks Lucy!! Gotta keep festive for the 4th :)

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