Thursday, July 5, 2012

Red, White, and Blue Trifle

In honor of a week filled with all things red, white, and blue, try this Patriotic Trifle that is sure to be the hit of any potluck!

1 small package strawberry Jell-O 
1 small package berry blue Jell-O
2 cups boiling water, divided
1 cup cold water, divided
2 small packages vanilla instant pudding
2 cups cold milk
1 small carton Cool Whip
1 pint fresh blueberries
1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
1 prepared angel food cake or pound cake, cut into 1”-cubes

In two small bowls, prepare each Jell-O flavor with 1 cup of boiling water; stir in ½ cup of cold water. Pour each flavor into a square pan and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until set.

In a large bowl, mix pudding mixes with milk for 2 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes, until soft-set. Fold in 2 cups of Cool Whip.

Set aside ¼ cup blueberries and strawberries for garnish. Cut each Jell-O pan into 1”-cubes. In a large trifle bowl or other serving dish, layer as follows: strawberry Jell-O cubes, half of the cake cubes, blueberries, half of the pudding mixture, blue Jell-O, remaining cake cubes, strawberries, remaining pudding mixture. Garnish with remaining Cool Whip, strawberries, and blueberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

*Recipe from Taste of Home

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