I made this delicious Strawberry Trifle for Memorial Day and it was a huge hit. You could even throw in some Blueberries to make it a red, white and blue centerpiece. This Trifle was very easy, but looks like you spent all day on it and is a great, cool dessert for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day events.
- Approximately 3 lbs. strawberries (this seems like it’s a lot but it ensures getting enough that are the right size for decorating)
- 2 packages JELL-O vanilla pudding
- 4 cups cold milk
- 3-4 cups Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream
- (2) 11.5 oz Entennmen’s All Butter Cake or equivalent The trifle only actually uses 1 1/2 loaves
- Start by making the pudding first, because that will need to set – make it as the package directs
- Wash and chop the strawberries into small bite size pieces
- If you want to decorate the bowl with large slices like I did, put those aside as you’re chopping – use the largest strawberries for those slices
- Once the pudding has set, remove it from the fridge and add in 1 cup of Cool Whip or whipped cream – blend well
- Add in the chopped strawberries (and blueberries, if you desire) 1 cup at a time until you’ve reached the desired blend of pudding to berries
- Slice your pound cake into 1/2? slices
- Now, the layering begins!
- Using a large glass trifle bowl, put down a layer of pound cake
- Next, if you’re decorating with strawberry slices, line those up against the glass sides of the bowl
- Spoon in an even layer of the pudding mixture
- Top that with a layer of Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream (use about 1 – 1 1/2 cups)
- Repeat these layers until you’ve reached the top!
- Depending on the size of your bowl you might have some leftover – I just make a smaller, less attractive (but equally as tasty) trifle with the leftover in a tupperware
- NOTE: Keep in mind that you cannot make this too far in advance because the longer it sits, the soggier it will get – I would make it the day you plan on eating it; but you could totally prep the pudding and berries ahead of time to speed up the process!