Look what I made

07/03/2010 2:54 pm · 9 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom


I was helping Matts Mom in the kitchen, as we get ready for the 4th of  July BBQ.  I got to tackle this recipes for a Patriotic Trifle, from the Taste of Home website. Now that is done is was rather simple but I was a little intimidated at first.  Thought I would pass it along in case any of you wanted to give it a try!


  • 1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups cold whole milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1 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. Yield:


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Amy Hutton
Amy Hutton

Looks beautiful....how do you serve it? I imagine a mess.

Sara S.
Sara S.

There are lines of dots running through the directions. Is it supposed to be that way?

Amy B.
Amy B.

magazine worthy. Happy 4th of july.


That looks wonderful! Great job! Thanks for sharing the receipe! Happy 4th!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

Makes me want to stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance. B E A Utiful!

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Amy yes it is not to pretty on the plate...but sure taste good

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