This red white and blue trifle is loaded with layers of fresh strawberries, blueberries, angel food cake, pudding, and whipped cream for a delicious and beautiful patriotic dessert!
I love making red white and blue treats this time of year. I love the patriotic colors, and I especially love being able to use so many delicious fresh berries in my recipes too.
This red white and blue trifle is simple to make, and it’s the perfect summer dessert. The red and blue berries, with the fresh whipped cream and angel food cake give it the perfect festive feel for your upcoming Memorial Day or Fourth of July celebrations. But really It would be good all year round too.
It’s light, and refreshing, and has the perfect flavors for summer. It’s a no bake dessert, so you don’t have to heat up your kitchen, and you can stay nice and cool on a hot day. It only takes about 30 minutes to make.
How to make Red White and Blue Trifle?
In a medium sized bowl, combine your dry pudding mix and milk and whisk together for about two minutes. Set aside till you need to layer everything together. Then make your homemade whipped cream, whip your heavy cream mixed with sugar, and vanilla extract. Whip it up until it forms nice stiff peaks.
Cut up your angel food cake into nice bite sized squares. Cut the tops off your strawberries and make sure your berries are rinsed and dried. Now you’re ready to assemble your trifle.
First you’ll layer your angel food cake, add about half of the cut up pieces to the bottom of the trifle dish. Then top with a layer of strawberries. Spread half of the pudding evenly over the strawberries. Top with a layer of blueberries. Top blueberries with a layer of whipped cream. Then repeat another layer of angel food cake, strawberries, pudding, blueberries, and whipped cream. Then decorate the top in a pretty pattern with any extra berries you have. (I’ll be honest, the star shape took longer than I though, a circle of strawberries with blueberries in the middle would be really pretty too).
Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until you are ready to serve. Trifle is best enjoyed the same day it is made.
This red white and blue trifle is the perfect no bake summer dessert. It’s beautiful, delicious and so perfect for a summer barbecue!
Looking for more red white and blue desserts?
- Red White and Blue Fruit Pizza
- Red White and Blue Sugar Cookie Cake
- Red White and Blue Cake
- Red White and Blue Strawberries
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Red White and Blue Trifle
For the Pudding Layer:
- 4 oz white chocolate instant pudding mix (dry)
- 2 cups cold milk
For the whipped cream:
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 6 TBS sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Trifle Assembly:
- 8 oz angel food cake (4 cups chopped)
- 1 lb strawberries (hulled and sliced)
- 1 lb blueberries
For the Pudding Layer:
- Combine the dry pudding mix and milk and whisk together for 2 minutes. Set aside.
For the whipped cream:
- Add your cream, sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and whip all ingredients together.
- Whip over high speed until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
For the Trifle Assembly
- Cut your angel food cake into slices and then cut each slice into small pieces about 1/2-1 inch sized.
- Spread half of your angel food cake over the bottom of the trifle dish.
- Add a layer of strawberries over the top.
- Spread half of the pudding over the top of the strawberries.
- Add a layer of blueberries.
- Add a layer of whipped cream over the berries.
- Repeat with another layer of angel food cake, strawberries, pudding, blueberries, and whipped cream.
- Decorate the top in a pretty pattern with extra berries.
Red White and Blue Trifle first posted on June 10, 2014. Photos updated on May 20, 2020.
Ps. You can also make the trifle in cute jars for individual servings served separately.
Stephanie D. says
Amazing!!! I’ve ended up making this every holiday, it is a hit!!!
Charlotte Hoerlein says
Definitely a hit!
We used vanilla pudding and Cool Whip. I had purchased the ingredients before I found this recipe.
Yay! so glad it was a hit. Thanks for letting us know.
Jill Justice says
I made this Trifle Red White and Blue cake today for a July 4th party! It was so easy to make and fun to decorate the top with whipping cream, blueberries & strawberries! I added just a touch of green with a few leaves around the top. I love it!
That sounds so pretty. What type of leaves did you use for the green? I love hearing your thoughts, thanks for sharing.
How far in advance can you make this? Should I make it pretty close to serve time?
The cake will soften more, but you should be able to make it about 24 hours in advanced.
Janice Fulwood says
I made this for the first time for my family and friends just yesterday for July 4th, easy to make. And OH MY GOODNESS… it is delicious!! Everyone loved it, this is definitely a great summer dessert!.! I will be making again soon. 5 ⭐️
Thanks so much for letting me know! So glad you loved it for your Fourth of July celebrations!
Lolly Jane says
Looks incredible. Gorgeous photos too!
Alli Miller @ Cupcake Diaries says
I just think these are the cutest! I love everything about this idea. And they look so yummy!