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Strawberries 'n' Cream Trifle Recipe

Strawberries 'n' Cream Trifle Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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."

dadams113 User ID: 4754836 53349
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"Took this to a company party any it was a hit!!! Every one wanted more!"

GStaelens User ID: 1765741 127276
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"I used banana pudding mix instead of the vanilla and it came out great."

robi9376 User ID: 1352233 134796
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"I carried this to a party tonight and it was a big hit. My son was disappointed because there was only a spoonful left over for him. I'll be making it again next week.

I used fat free sweetened condensed milk and fat free cool whip."

cbtatm User ID: 147551 87416
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2008

"You could use fat free sweetened condensed milk as well."

israel4u User ID: 3211408 47818
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2008

"Instead of fresh strawberries, I used the frozen. Thaw in micro-wave and layer with other layers. Just before topping with whipped topping I pour a cup of hot strawberry jello over top. The jello along with juice form the frozen strawberries sinks into the angel food cake and makes it delicious! :-) We call this our Christmas Trifle, b/c I make it every Christmas!"

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