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
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Red white and blue trifle

What’s not to like about an easy trifle recipe. I love the layers and how pretty they look. Plus, it is just so easy!

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.

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!

Red white and blue trifle in a small glass serving bowl
Ingredients to make a Red white and blue trifle

Ingredients:

  • angel food cake (cut into cubes) – You can also use yellow cake, white cake or pound cake.
  •  instant vanilla pudding mix
  • cold milk
  •  cream cheese (at room temperature)
  •  powdered sugar
  • Cool Whip
  • blueberries
  •  strawberries
Red white and blue trifle in a glass serving container with another serving right behind it

How to make a Berry Trifle:

Directions:

First, mix together the vanilla pudding mix with the milk. Use a whisk to beat this for 2 minutes and set aside.

Second, you need a large bowl to beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy. 

Next, turn the mixer speed to low and add the powdered sugar gradually. Once all of the sugar has been added and mixed together, increase the speed to medium. Beat the mixture until it is really smooth.

Photos showing how to make the trifle.  1st photo shows the pudding and milk being mixed together.  The 2nd photo shows the cream cheese and powder sugar being beat together.  The 3rd photos shows the 2 bowls being mixed together.  Then the final photo shows the cool whip being stirred in.

Now it is time to add the yummy pudding mixture to the cream cheese mixture. Just gently fold and stir until everything is completely combined.

Once the cream cheese and pudding mixture is well combined, add the the cool whip. Fold it into the mixture until there aren’t any white streaks.

Time to assemble the trifle!

This party is so fun and my kids love to help! Simply alternate layers of cake, blueberries, the pudding mixture, strawberries. Keep alternating until you get to the top.

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

Add a final layer of the pudding mixture, then arrange the remaining strawberries and blueberries in a decorative pattern.

Serve and enjoy! If you are not serving this immediately, cover and put in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

Note: 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.

The top view of a Red white and blue trifle in a glass container with strawberries and blueberries on it

 4th of July trifle is easy and frugal.

If you are like me and love desserts that are tasty, gorgeous, budget friendly and easy you must try this trifle! It can be whipped up so easily and does not require a ton of ingredients.

However, the results are stunning. The layers really look pretty displayed in a trifle dish. It will definitely be the star of the show on your dessert table.

It is definitely pretty displayed in a glass trifle dish but we have also used a clear plastic bowl with lid. That is a great option for traveling or cookouts. The plastic dish and lid make it very easy to transport.

 

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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