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Patriotic Trifle Recipe

I love this Patriotic Trifle Recipe for Memorial Day, July 4th or Labor Day!  It is perfect for picnics and time together with family.

Patriotic Trifle Recipe is the perfect dessert for 4th of July, Memorial Day or any festive holiday!

This recipe is sure to be one of everyone’s favorites. Best of all it is a no bake recipe and so easy to prepare. I like to serve it in a huge glass bowl because it really showcases all of the red, white and blue colors. It is a crowd pleaser for sure.

The best part about this dessert recipe, is you can prepare it the day before!  For a busy mom like me, I love that it is something I can make ahead of time before our party.  It leaves time for me to do other things and keep the stress away when planning for a large crowd to come over.  Be sure to try this delicious Patriotic Trifle Dessert this summer, you will not be disappointed!

I hope you enjoy this Patriotic Trifle Recipe. It is perfect for your next themed party and sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Patriotic Trifle Recipe

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Prep Time:30 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes


  • 1 3 oz package berry blue gelatin
  • 1 3 oz package strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 3.4 oz. packages each instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 oz. cartonfrozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1 whole prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces) cut into 1-inch cubes


  • In two small bowls, combine each gelatin flavor with 1 cup boiling water. Stir 1/2 cup cold water into each. Pour each into an ungreased 9-in. square pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
  • In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in 2 cups whipped topping.
  • Set aside 1/4 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup strawberries for garnish. Cut the gelatin into 1-in. cubes. In a 3-qt. trifle bowl or serving dish, layer the strawberry gelatin, half of the cake cubes, the remaining blueberries and half of the pudding mixture.
  • Top with blue gelatin and remaining cake cubes, strawberries and pudding mixture. Garnish with reserved berries and remaining whipped topping. Serve immediately.
Servings: 16 -24
Author: Originally published as Patriotic Trifle in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p15

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  1. Would like to make this but need clarification. The recipe says serve immediately and your notes say it can be made a day ahead.

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