A dessert that is easy, quick, tastes amazing and looks beautiful- yes ma’am that’s a complete win in my book. This Lush Berry Trifle is the perfect way to impress guests or treat your family with layers of Angel Food Cake, berries and decadent creamy filling. This beautiful berry creation would be a great choice for Easter, showers or any luncheon or dinner.
I found my inspiration from Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com, but I changed up a few things to suit my needs.
Any glass bowl with high sides will work, but there’s just something special about a trifle bowl. We actually keep ours on the kitchen counter to hold fruit when it’s not holding a delicious dessert. Trifles can be super simple or beautifully intricate. Here are just a few examples:
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Lush Berry Trifle Ingredients
- 2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream, very cold
- 1 pre-made Angel Food Cake (These are usually available in any grocery store deli. I purchased one at Kroger.)
- 1 cup cold milk
- 5.1 oz package instant vanilla pudding (I picked up French Vanilla by mistake, but it still turned out amazing.)
- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk, refrigerated
- 2 lbs berries (I bought a variety including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.)
Lush Berry Trifle Instructions
- Beat cold whipping cream on the highest speed until fluffy and stiff peaks form. It took mine at least 4 minutes, but my mixer is not the best. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Blend the pudding mix and cup of milk until well blended.
- Whisk in the 1 can refrigerated condensed milk until smooth.
- Gently fold in the whipped cream and refrigerate until ready to use. (I left mine in the refrigerator for several hours and it was thick and beautiful when I pulled it out.
- Chop your angel food cake into 1″ cubes and place ⅓ of them into the bottom of your trifle bowl.
- Add ⅓ of your cream and spread around somewhat evenly.
- Add ¼ of your fresh fruit. Slice your strawberries, but feel free to leave the other berries whole. (I followed Natasha’s suggestion and put sliced strawberries around on the walls of the bowl. Mine didn’t look as neat as hers, but it was still pretty)
- Repeat the layers to fill the trifle.
- Decorate the top with sliced and whole berries.
I would love to see your version of this Lush Berry Triffle. Feel free to tag me with #behindthescenesbelle or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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