Strawberries 'n' Cream Trifle Recipe
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Strawberries 'n' Cream Trifle Recipe

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My mother-in-law gave me this recipe, which I lightened up by using less milk, reduced-fat whipped topping and angel food cake instead of pound cake. It's good made with fresh peaches or blueberries, too. —Pamela Gainer of Sand Ridge, West Virginia
Recommended: Top 10 Trifle Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 whole fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 156 calories, 3g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a bowl, whisk the milk and water. Whisk in the pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set; fold in the whipped topping. Cut cake into 1/2-in. cubes.
  2. Spoon a third of the pudding mixture into a 4-qt. trifle or glass bowl. Top with half of the cake cubes and sliced strawberries. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining pudding mixture. Garnish with whole strawberries. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Strawberries 'n' Cream Trifle in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p31

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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grizelda User ID: 8982785 257868
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

"An embarrassing fail for a diabetic friend's Thanksgiving-weekend "no turkey, cranberry, or pumpkin anything allowed" potluck. Sickly sweet even with dismal November strawberries, with a strongly artificial flavor from the sugar-free pudding mix and whipped topping and vanillin in the store-bought angel food cake. The dish emptied quickly - it was very pretty even in an ordinary Pyrex mixing bowl instead of a fancy stemmed trifle bowl, I'll grant that - but I saw a lot of trifle-bearing paper plates in the trash, and no one asked for the recipe which was a first for me. My host and another diabetic both informed me that a proper trifle with all the fat would have been better, because fat significantly slows the uptake of sugar in the digestive system, and this "lighter" dessert still has as much sugar per serving as a Snickers bar. Sorry."

paullewis User ID: 4442563 127282
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2013

"SOOOO, Good, went so fast, i had to make another one."

lrgreathouse User ID: 995173 54899
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"Tasty, low calorie and low fat, and beautiful! I make this for church suppers and never bring any home. And the diabetics love it!"

chrispetersen User ID: 5862791 134946
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"We did it in individual trifles - lots of compliments!"

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 88715
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"This was great! One would never know it was 'lightened' up!"

zucchini lady User ID: 2608427 127278
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"I did mine a little different/ layerd peaches/strawberries/blueberries in beween/ everyone loved it..used angel food cake for mine"

LauraChapin User ID: 3467190 54936
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"I wish the writer would have posted both this and her Mothers original recipe for those of us who do not mind the "full fat and calorie" version. I will make this soon as the strawberry season is in full swing."

DBLJSMA User ID: 238372 88711
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"My go to summer desert to take to many functions..the bowl always empties quick!!"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 87419
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"Great trifle recipe that goes over well as a potluck."

kristenkcole User ID: 2348391 129722
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

"A family favorite - no one can believe that it's a "lite" recipe."

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