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Patriotic Trifle Recipe
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Patriotic Trifle Recipe

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Everyone will ooh and aah when you bring this pretty, patriotic trifle out. But don't forget to include one tiny American flag for each child in your group—unless you want to see some real fireworks! —Sandra Brown, Independence, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups cold 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Top with blue gelatin and remaining cake cubes, strawberries and pudding mixture. Garnish with reserved berries and remaining whipped topping. Serve immediately. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Patriotic Trifle in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p15

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014


Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

I made this for a church gathering over the summer and it went fast! I was not a fan of the jello flavors but that's just personal preference! I was scouted out at church to make it again soon for a Ladies Retreat, but instead, I plan to use orange jello with mandarin oranges or fresh oranges! Thought I'd change it up a bit for the Fall season!

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

It was easy to make and made such a positive impression..AND it tasted SO good. YUM!

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

Made for labor day picnic. Everyone loved it!! Very professional looking when all put together. Delicious!!

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012

Followed the recipe exactly, was very good but the jello made it sloppy. So I made it again for a pool party without the jello and it was great! I will continue to make this without the jello.

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