Strawberry Trifle Recipe
- 1 cup cold milk
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
- 8 cups cubed angel food cake
- 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 1. In a large bowl, beat the milk, sour cream, pudding mix and orange peel on low speed until thickened. Fold in whipped cream.
- 2. Place half of the cake cubes in a 3-qt. glass bowl. Arrange a third of the strawberries around sides of bowl and over cake; top with half of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining berries. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Test Kitchen Tips
1 each: 375 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 445mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
Reviews for Strawberry Trifle
"Made this for a Memorial Day Party. Absolutely delicious!!! Tip: Instead of sour cream, I used Greek yogurt. It was perfect!"
"The preparation was so easy and resulted in a delicious dessert that looked fabulous for our family Christmas get together. I defrosted about a cup of frozen strawberries and sprinkled them with a tablespoon of sugar. I put this on the bottom just to add some sweetness and my daughter said that she really liked this addition. The top of the dessert was not white like in the picture so next time I would cover the top with canned whipped cream to give it a better finish. This will be my go to dessert for a crowd from now on!"
"This was incredibly easy to make. The star of the show was the pudding mixture. Who knew that sour cream could make such a difference! This was my first time ever making a strawberry trifle and it was so good that both of my kids had seconds. I made the angel food cake from scratch and while that was being prepared, I sliced and marinated the strawberries in sugar/water. The trifle cream is not very sweet so I wanted to make sure the strawberries were super sweet. Now I know what I'll be making for potlucks and holidays!"
"Excellent! Yummy! easy!"
"This was a snap to make and totally delicious. Everyone loved it!"
"This is delicious! I also used cool whip like other reviewer's, simple to prepare and full of summer flavor! I will be making this again soon!"
"this was way too much so I made 1/2 of it and every1 thought it was to elegant for a country bumpkin wedding! but every1 loved it!"
"I made this recipe and it was yummy, yummy, yummy :)"
"I have made this recipe so many times it is the most requested recipe I make.. It is so easy and yet everyone thinks I spend hours making this. If my family rated this it would be more than 5 stars!"
"i have made this recipe one time and i love it its so good i would marry it"
"Really great! Really easy!"
"i love this recipe i just have to make it and theres nothing to making it thats what i love about it"
"Everyone loved it!"
"Made this for my daughter's graduation party and it was a huge hit. The slight hint of orange and the soft angel food cake made it unique and delicious."
"This was my first trifle to make and it was a hit with everyone. I prepared it as a desert for a Christmas party last year and even friends that were dieting could not resist it. I mixed diced mango into the mixture and added blackberries in addition to the strawberries. I also used vanilla yogurt instead of sour cream as suggested by another reviewer. I would use plain yogurt in the future as the flavored one made the trifle too sweet. Overall, this was a fruit filled, yummy desert."
"This recipe is absolutely delicious! I coated the strawberries in sugar just because the ones I bought were a bit tart. Then I added a bit of sugar to the whipped cream mixture because my family likes their desserts on the sweet side. Great recipe, will be making again."
"I recently made this for a church potluck. I was a bit disappointed when the bowl was scraped clean before I had a chance to get some. Definitely a winner!"
"This recipe is the BOMB! This was by far the best trifle recipe I've ever had. I did lighten it up a bit...non fat milk, lite sour cream, sugarless pudding, lite cool whip instead of whipped cream. I used pound cake instead of angel food which probably put some saved calories back in the recipe. No matter, this was THE BEST!"
"WOW.. I am more of a chocolate person but this was very good. The sour cream and orange peel gave it a different flare then just cool whip, pudding and strawberry's. I did use lady fingers and cool whip. ( :"
"Made this and oh my was it gone fast. It is so yummy. I will make it again and again"
"I made this today for a party and took home an empty trifle bowl! I received many compliments, particularly that it wasn't too sweet. I also like the fact that it wasn't too soggy, compared to other trifles I've had. I used pound cake and cool whip instead of angel food and whipped cream. 2 containers (16 oz. each) of strawberries was perfect (wasn't sure how many strawberries equalled 4 cups)."
"The only changes I'm making is to use real vanilla pudding. To go through all the trouble of making this is why I decided to do this."
"So good. Everybody loved it. Simply ruined my diet."
"I have made this several times. A nice change up is to use the instant sugar free lemon pudding if you are using strawberries. I have also used the vanilla pudding as the recipe calls for and the cheesecake pudding that another reviewer mentioned. I always use cool whip instead of the heavy cream"
"It looks beautiful! Hopefully it's not soggy tomorrow, I used a little yogurt instead. And didn't have dry pudding, so I used two pudding cups and left out the milk. I'm sure it will taste great, it sure looks great!"
"Perfection!Very easy to make and very elegant. I was a little apprehensive as I was serving to a professional chef and a former Bon Appetit editor among others for my July 4 BBQ.This trifle got lots of raves from everyone.Thank you Ms. Steiner and Taste of Home for sharing this recipe. It was a hit out of the ballpark."
"loved the hint of orange"
"I loved this trifle! I usually use a white cake mix instead of angel food cake. I also once used a gluten-free yellow cake mix. I've made it twice with strawberries and once with a mixture of blueberries and blackberries. I always get compliments on this recipe and it always disappears fast. Everybody loves how light it is and how it's not overly sweet. I will definitely keep making it!"
"IT was fun, easy and very well received."
"I will make this recipe again but anytime if you ask me .First come First serve from me!"
"Made this for a friend for her birthday. Everyone loved it. They all asked for the recipe."
"Made this for visiting friends with children. All gone quickly! I also soaked sliced bananas in lemon juice & added them. Used the Cool Whip tub to save time. The sour cream was lovely, not too tart. Think this would be great on July 4th - red strawberries & blue blueberries. This easily served 6+ people."
"Not only was it delicious, I was able to make it look just like the picture. Everyone was impressed."
"next time I will double the filling seemed a little dry. but tasty."
"WONDERFUL recipe! I liked it even better the 2nd day. I sent a serving to my mother-in-law and her roommate at the nursing home. They loved it. My son (27) said, "Mom, this is bangin'"!!! KEEPER!"
"I loved this recipe and would make it again. I had my daughter help me with making it. it was very easy and so delicious! The taste was so sensational. My whole family loved this recipe and were addicted to itThanks"
"This is very easy to make and enjoyed by all. I have had at least 2 requests for the recipe."
"I made this for our family Mother's Day. It was a huge hit!! Very easy to make and very tasty!!"
"I made this recipe for Mother's Day. It was so yummy and beautiful. It was refreshing and light after a large dinner. Thank you for the recipe."
"This is, hands down, a 10 star PLUS recipe. My only complaint is once it's gone, it's gone and I can't have anymore!!!! :( I much prefer desserts like this over the chocolate ones. Thank you so much for this recipe. Need I tell you again how good it is?!"
"Huge hit at my daughter and son's college graduation party. I made a middle layer with blueberries and blackberries, just for variety. I had to hide the leftovers to keep them for myself! Creamy, tangy (due to sour cream), but light and fruity. I will certainly make this again. Thank you for sharing."
"I made this dessert for a cookout we were invited to. I forgot to "whip" the cream, but it still turned out well. I got the bowl back empty! Next time ... I'll not make it at 1am because I can't sleep :)"
"I served this at a bridal shower and all but one of the guests insisted on the recipe."
"This was delicious. The only thing I changed was, I used sugarless vanilla pudding."
"I made this recipe... First time making a trifle... super easy... and tasted amazing!"
"LOVE THIS RECIPE. THE ONLY THING I DID DIFFERENT WAS USE CHEESECAKE INSTANT PUDDING INSTEAD OF VANILLA."
"Very easy, light and refreshing!"
"I made this for Easter and my family loved it. I didn't have any heavy whipping cream so I substituted regular whipped cream in with the pudding mixture. Very yummy!. Would make again."
"I have made this for 3 different events I was invited to. Everyone LOVES it! The only thing I changed is I replaced sour cream with yogurt (you can really use any flavor you want). The last time I made it, I drained a can of crushed pineapples and mixed it with the pudding/yogurt. I didn't have fresh strawberries so I used strawberry pie filling instead. I top with pecans and toasted coconut. I like that you can make it as is or change it up with the pudding flavor and fruit."
"Super yummy!!! The kids at my youth group devoured it. I followed cheryl.a.s's suggestion of replacing plain yogurt for the sour cream and using light cool whip. The trifle has a delicate lemon flavor as a result of the yogurt. Definitely a five star dessert!!"
"To cut some calories and suit my husband's tastes, I swapped the sour cream for plain nonfat yogurt and the heavy whipping cream for light cool whip. Everyone loved it guilt free!"
"I made this this weekend for a 4th of July celebration. I added fresh blueberries to get the patriotic effect. It was a huge hit! People are still talking about how much they loved it 3 days later"
"Wonderful and easy to make.....always a crowd pleaser!"
"very tasty, easy to make, and looks lovely!"
"I made this for our Father's Day get-together and it was a hit. Tasty and pretty!"
"I always wanted to make a Trifle and when I stumbled upon this one I decided to make it on the spot. However I only had canned cherries and no grated orange peel so I used Grand Marnier in its place. It was easy to make and so delicious that my husband had seconds right away. Will try it with the strawberries the next time but I believe you can used any fruit in its place. I can see how you won 1st price!"
"Awesome recipe, not too sweet, just right"
"easy to make, nice flavor and not super sweet. the orange peel is a great complement to the sweetness of the strawberries. it's become a favorite at our spring/summer gatherings"
"it's easy and great everyone loves it and wants the recipe"
"This is such a Summery lookinig dessert I can't wait to try it!!"
"If it has pudding in it has to be good :)"
"this was delicious! i used a yellow cake(from a mix) instead of angel food. i think next time i might put some of the cream at the bottom. But really good flavor."
"i used this for an early easter dinner for our family"
"I made it with all fat free ingredients and used cool whip free instead of the heavy whipping cream, I also added fresh blueberries. It was a hit at our 4th of July picnic."
"This looks so good! :)"
"I made this for company came out great. I used blueberries as well as the strawberries. everyone loved it"