Monday, July 3, 2023

Patriotic Trifle


How about a quick last minute trifle for Independence Day? I recently made this for my water aerobics group's luncheon and it was a hit.  I made a small one for myself and for my son to enjoy.  These pretty dishes were bought at a thrift store years ago and they're called Liberty by Coventry.  I love their look and with my  pottery pitcher from Marshall, TX, that my friend Joy gave me when we first moved here 36 years ago.  The stemware belonged to my maternal grandmother.

I love the primitive look of these dishes.  Homespun fabric goes so well with these dishes and I made some napkins and the table runner. 

This dessert looks so pretty in clear glass; a punch bowl would be pretty, too. 

Yield: a crowd
Author: Kitty
Patriotic Trifle

Patriotic Trifle

I made an angel food cake from a box mix, but you could purchase a ready made one, or use pound cake, or even brownies.


  • 1 angel food cake
  • 1-8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 pkgs. instant vanilla pudding (can use sugar free)
  • 3-1/2 cups milk
  • 1-8 ounce container of frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • blueberries, washed and set aside
  • strawberries, washed, stemmed, cut up and set aside


  1. Cut up the angel food cake into cubes
  2. Cream the softened cream cheese in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Mix the puddings with the milk and mix until it is blended and thickens.
  4. Add the pudding to the cream cheese and mix until blended. Add the thawed frozen whipped topping.
  5. Add some pudding mix to the bottom of your trifle dish. Next add a layer of angel food cake cubes, and then a layer of berries, repeating for about 3-4 layers.
  6. On the top, do a decorative layer of berries.


You can prepare all this and put aside the pudding/cream cheese/ Cool Whip mixture in the fridge, and then assemble before needed. You could also prepare it completely a few hours in advance and keep in the fridge. I think more than a few hours and the berries might get soggy.

I was able to take these two beautiful granddaughters out this past week.    Look at the hot chocolates that they ordered!!  Cissy is in the bottom left, and Avery on the right.  Since Avery is 16 and driving, she met us at the restaurant.  Cissy turns 16 next month.  

I am leaving for Colorado soon and will be back in a few weeks.  Happy 4th of July!


Thank you for your visit!  ❤️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’™


  1. Oh what breath-taking trifles! They look gorgeous..what an awesome way to celebrate the 4th! So fun you got some time with your gorgeous granddaughters! Enjoy your trip out West! You will be missed. XO

  2. What a delicious looking Trifle! Those are our favorite summer treats-- they're so easy to whip up and such crowd pleasers.

  3. The trifle looks yummy.
    The girls are beautiful, Miss Kitty! Happy Independence Day!!!!

  4. We love trifle Kitty for an easy dessert and your patriotic version looks delicious! Such pretty smiling faces on your grand girls with their gourmet hot chocolate! Wishing you safe travels and a fun visit and trip to Colorado. ♥

  5. Your trifle is perfect for Independence Day, Kitty!!! YUM - and blueberries are so delicious when they're in season. Now I want to make one!! Your grands have gotten to be so beautiful - they were just sweet little girls a second ago and now driving and soon to be driving. WOW. Too fast, my friend! ♥♥

    Have a safe and happy trip to Colorado.

  6. Kitty, thanks for the recipe to make that patriotic trifle as it looks delicious. How wonderful to spend time with your granddaughters. Have a happy 4th of July Kitty.

  7. Your patriotic table setting is a wonderful tribute to Independence Day. Mason jar mugs have been used for iced tea, but this is the first time I've seen them used for hot chocolate. Enjoy your trip to Denver!

  8. Beautiful Granddaughters!
    Happy Independence Day!

  9. Mmm...the trifle looks great and I love the dishes. I just bought new ones in red, I hope I love them when they show up!! Happy 4th!!

  10. Beautiful patriotic table and yummy dessert. Your girls are adorable! Enjoy!

  11. Enjoy your time in beautiful Colorado! The trifle and those hot chocolate drinks look amazing.

  12. Maravilhoso!
    Que bebidas incrΓ­veis!
    πŸ’ž πŸ’ž πŸ’ž Megy Maia

  13. The hot chocolates look so good! I hope you have a wonderful time in Colorado, sweet friend. I love the homespun look of the dishes, too. God bless you!

  14. Awe, love the red, white and blue. The pictures of you ladies is so pretty. Just trying to catch up today with blogging. Not sure If I will get caught up though! LOL! Enjoy your trip. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  15. The Patriotic parfaits look so delicious for summertime. Your granddaughters are so cute, and the hot chocolates have dessert inside them, it looks like! Goodness! I want one! ;P

  16. The trifle looks wonderful.
    I hope you are enjoying your July days, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  17. Howdy, was just thinking I haven't seen you around Blogland... Sorry I missed this post. Hope you are having a great visit, and I hope it's a little cooler too:@)

  18. Such a pretty patriotic dessert Kitty. I love trifle. Enjoy your time away in Colorado. The girls are so grown up. So cute and a fun age. Xo

  19. What a beautiful dessert and I love how you made the rosette in the center. Glad to hear you're in Colorado during the heat wave! What a sweet photo of your 'girls'! Have a great trip, Kitty!


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