Berry Patriotic Trifle Recipe

Celebrate the Fourth of July with this holiday dessert. This patriotic trifle recipe is easy to make and uses fresh berries and pound cake.

July 2006

  • patriotic trifle
    Much like the fireworks, this easy trifle recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser on theFourth of July.
    Photo by Getty Images/StephanieFrey
  • patriotic trifle

Total Hands-On Time: 3 hrs

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 2 hrs 15 min

Yield: 6-8 servings

This impressive-looking trifle is very easy to make.


  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (4-serving size) instant lemon-flavor pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 oz.) frozen pound cake, thawed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1-3/4 cups fresh blueberries
  • Star Garnish, recipe follows, optional


  1. With a mixer, beat sweetened condensed milk, pudding mix and milk in a large bowl. Fold in sour cream. Chill for 5 minutes.
  2. Set aside 1/4 cup pudding mixture. In a 2- to 2 1/2-quart clear glass bowl, layer half of the pound cake pieces, half of the remaining pudding, half of the raspberries and half of the blueberries. Repeat layers.
  3. Spoon reserved pudding mixture on top. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Store leftovers, covered, in refrigerator.

Star Garnish:

  1. Place 1 (1 oz.) white baking bar in a small, heavy saucepan.
  2. Heat over low heat until melted, stirring constantly. Tint with red paste food coloring.
  3. Pipe mixture into star shapes on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Let stand until dry. Carefully peel from wax paper.

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