Celebrate with this berry trifle

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trifle sqThe first long weekend of the summer is here.  School is getting out, the days are getting longer and it is time to enjoy it all with family & friends, and this berry trifle is a perfect way to enjoy it all!

Every time when I walk through the produce area at my local grocery stores I am so overwhelmed by all the beautiful berries. With the Holiday coming I knew I had to highlight all the berries in this amazing triple berry trifle….oh yeah it is also red, white and blue making it perfect for Memorial Day (& the 4th of July too)…or any summer get together you have.

Now I know the idea of a trifle might sounds somewhat intimidating to some of you…but really it is one of the most simple desserts to put together and it is BEAUTIFUL!!  Another great thing about trifles is you can put almost anything in them and they always seem to turn out good, (except maybe for that trifle that Rachel made on Friends…do you remember that episode?  Am I the only one?)  

trifle closeFor this trifle I kept it simple with store bought pound cake, a delicious vanilla pudding cream with fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries & blackberries)…it is just good all the way around.  Mean just look at how creamy and delicious it looks!

Do you love chocolate?  If so, you could change it all up and make it with a chocolate cream and just strawberries for a chocolate covered strawberry trifle.  Oe you for a lemon berry trifle add in lemon juice & zest to the cream and voila you have a lemon berry trifle…the possibilities are really endless (just don’t add meat in it, remember from the Friends episode) ok sorry moving on I promise.

Serves 12 servings

Berry Trifle

A rich but still light berry trifle perfect for your Memorial Day or 4th of July Celebrations.

2 hr, 30 Total Time

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Ingredients

2 cups heavy cream (also called whipping cream)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup whole milk
1 package (3.12 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 pound cake, cut into cubes (I used a sour cream pound cake from my grocery store)
2 cup strawberries, sliced
2 cups blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 lemon, zested (optional, for garnish)

Directions

In the bowl of a stand mixer whip heavy cream, on high, until soft peaks form
In a medium bowl whisk together sour cream, milk & pudding mix until thick
Fold pudding mixture into whipped cream
In a large trifle bowl place 1/2 of the pound cake into the bottom
Add in 1/3 of the berries
Top with 1/2 of the pudding mixture
Top with remaining pound cake, then another 1/3 of the berries and the remaining pudding mixture
Top with remaining berries
Sprinkle lemon zest over the top, if using
Place into refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until ready to serve
Serve & ENJOY!!

Notes

Each serving is 11 WW Smart Points:

Nutritional Info

Calories 253 Calories from Fat 153 Total Fat 17 g Saturated Fat 10.6 g Monounsaturated Fat 5 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 94 g Sodium 151 mg Potassium 146 mg Total Carbohydrate 22 g Dietary Fiber 1 g Sugars 8 g Protein 3 g Vitamin A 14 % - Vitamin C 27 % - Calcium 7 % - Iron 0 %

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Another fun way to serve this would be in mason jars or bowls for individual servings.  This would be perfect for parties, or for a fun weekend BBQ…kids and adults both will love it!  You could also make a variety of the trifles if making individual ones…making something a little special for everyone.

Whether you are having a big get together this weekend or are planning something for later this summer (like the 4th of July) this would be a perfect treat for everyone to enjoy.

Don’t forget to make everyday sparkle – MJ

PS…remember to say thank you this weekend to those who have served or are serving.  Print out these cards for a quick way to say Thank YOU!!


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