Red White and Blue Trifle has layers of berries, pudding and cake for a light and festive dessert. Enjoy this easy recipe for Memorial Day, Fourth of July and more.

Red white and blue trifle in a glass container with strawberries and blueberries on it
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Did you make our Chocolate Trifle recipe? If so, you are going to love this new festive trifle recipe.

Fresh strawberries, blueberries and more make each layer so vibrant and also really delicious. It’s one of the best 4th of July Cake Ideas as well as 4th of July Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods. We also make a Strawberry Trifle Recipe and Oreo Trifle that is great year-round.

If you have leftover blueberries, try making 27 Easy Blueberry Desserts Recipes.

Why We Love This Recipe

Whip this together in minutes for your next cookout or party. It is one of our favorite traditions and the kids look forward to helping! Check out more of our favorite 4th of July Cakes and some of the Best Memorial Day Dessert Ideas.

Ingredients to make a Red white and blue trifle - angel food cake, cream cheese, pudding mix, berries.


  • angel food cake (cut into cubes) – You can also use yellow cake, white cake or pound cake.
  •  instant vanilla pudding mix. Try making Homemade Vanilla Pudding.
  • cream cheese. This should be at room temperature.
  • whipped cream. You can use Cool Whip or Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe.
  • blueberries and strawberries. Fresh fruit is recommended.

Find the entire ingredients in the recipe card.

How to make a Red White and Blue Trifle

Pudding mixture in a bowl.

Step 1. First, mix together the vanilla pudding mix with the milk. I normally use a whisk to beat the mixture for 2 minutes.

Cream cheese mixture in a bowl.

Step 2. Next, you need a large bowl. Beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy. Next, turn the mixer speed to low and add the powdered sugar gradually. Then fold in the pudding mixture to the cream cheese mixture.

Cool whip folded into pudding mixture.

Step 3. Once the cream cheese and pudding mixture is well combined, add the cool whip.

Cool Whip mixture combined in a bowl.

Step 4. Fold it into the mixture until there aren’t any white streaks.

Cake cubes layered in trifle dish.

Step 5. Start assembling the trifle. Place a layer of cake in the bottom.

Pudding layered over fruit.

Step 6. Next, add a layer of pudding mixture.

Fruit layered on trifle dish.

Step 7. Alternate layers of fruit with the pudding and cake until you get to the top.

Strawberries and blueberries arranged on top of dish.

Step 8. Once you get to the top, add one last layer of pudding. Arrange the fruit that remains on top in a pretty pattern.


If you are not serving this immediately, cover and put in the fridge until you are ready to serve. This recipe is best served within 24 hours of making it. The layers can get mushy the longer it sits.

If you have leftovers, store in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Can I make this in advance?

The layers will soften and get mushy the longer it sits. I do not suggest making it more than 24 hours in advance in the trifle dish.

Can I change the fruit?

Sure! The fruit is easy to change based on the occasion or preference. Raspberries or blackberries would also be pretty. You can do just blueberries or just strawberries or anything you love.

Will this recipe freeze well?

This recipe is not recommended for the freezer. The layers will be mushy when it thaws.

Can I use frozen berries?

Fresh berries are suggested for this recipe. Frozen berries have too much liquid and will change the texture of the blue berry trifle.


Red white and blue trifle in a small glass serving bowl

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Red White and Blue Trifle

4.91 from 11 votes
Red White and Blue Trifle has layers of berries, pudding and cake for a festive dessert. Enjoy this recipe for Memorial Day or Fourth of July.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 330


  • 1 angel food cake cut into cubes
  • 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • 2 pints blueberries rinsed
  • 2 pints strawberries rinsed, hulled and sliced
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  • In a small bowl, combine the vanilla pudding mix with the milk. Whisk for two minutes and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese on medium speed for about 2-3 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  • Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the powdered sugar. Once all of the sugar is incorporated, increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 minute, or until smooth.
  • Add the prepared pudding to the cream cheese mixture and gently fold and stir with a rubber spatula until completely combined.
  • Add the Cool Whip to the bowl and fold it into the mixture until no white streaks remain.
  • To assemble the trifle, alternate layers of angel food cake, blueberries, the pudding mixture, strawberries and so on, until you get the top.
  • Add a final layer of the pudding mixture, then arrange the remaining strawberries and blueberries in a decorative pattern.
  • Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

This is best served within 24 hours of making it, but leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 330kcal, Carbohydrates 59g, Protein 6g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 28mg, Sodium 289mg, Potassium 322mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 42g, Vitamin A 405IU, Vitamin C 54mg, Calcium 127mg, Iron 1mg

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