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Red White and Blue Trifle Recipe: Easy No-Bake Holiday Dessert

Celebrate the 4th of July by making this beautiful Red White and Blue Trifle. This no-bake trifle is filled with yummy pound cake, covered in cool whip, and fresh strawberries and blueberries for the perfect summer dessert. 

This Patriotic Berry Trifle is perfect for serving at your party on July 4th, summer BBQ’s, or as an easy weeknight dessert.

You can also bring this trifle to potlucks. You can assemble the trifle ahead of time and it only takes minutes to put it together. 

Red White and Blue Trifle Recipe

Take advantage of all of the fresh fruit this summer and make this Red, White, and Blue Trifle. This is the easiest no-bake dessert to make.

I suggest purchasing a pound cake from the deli at the grocery store to make assembling it a cinch. 

This dessert is so easy to put together even the children can have fun helping assemble the layers of cool whip and fresh summer berries.

The recipe for this trifle uses strawberries and blueberries but you can always customize it by adding raspberries, blackberries, etc.

In less than 15 minutes, you’ll tender pound cake with lucious cool whip and fresh berries ready to enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE A RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE

Cut up pound cake is layered with cool whip and fresh berries for the perfect summer dessert the whole family will enjoy! Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Red White and Blue Trifle Recipe with blue napkin

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RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE INGREDIENTS

Red White and Blue Trifle Recipe ingredients

This fun and easy Red White and Blue Trifle recipe uses fresh fruit to create a delicious dessert your family will love.

All you need is:

  • some pound cake
  • strawberries 
  • blueberries 
  • cool whip

RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Red White and Blue Trifle Recipe

Wash and dry all of the fruit.

Destem and cut the strawberries in half and set them aside.

Sliced Pound Cake

Begin by cutting the pound cake into slices and then into cubes.

cut up pound cake

Gently place a layer of cut-up pound cake in the bottom of a trifle dish.

cool whip in a bowl

Then place a layer of cool whip.

strawberries in a bowl

Next, take the strawberries and place them in a decorative way, with the cut strawberry half placed against the glass and a mixture of the strawberries and blueberries in the middle.

Add another layer of cool whip and another layer of mixed berries.

Finish by placing another layer of cool whip and the rest of the berries on top.

In less than 15 minutes, you’ll have a patriotic berry dessert that’s sure to become a new favorite!

finished trifle

RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a patriotic looking berry trifle, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE?

This no-bake trifle can be assembled fast for a delicious dessert. This Red White and Blue Trifle recipe takes approximately 13 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:

  • About 3 minutes to wash and cut the fruit
  • Close to 3 minutes to cube the pound cake
  • Around 7 minutes to assemble each layer

By using store bought pound cake you save at least an hour of time.   

RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE

HOW DO I STORE LEFTOVER RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE?

You can store leftover Red, White, and Blue Trifle in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

CAN I USE FROZEN BERRIES TO MAKE A BERRY TRIFLE?

No, you cannot use frozen berries to make a berry trifle. The frozen fruit will become soggy and will not taste good.

This dessert can only be made with fresh fruit. 

CAN I MAKE A BERRY TRIFLE AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make a Berry Trifle the day before serving.

Simply assemble the trifle and place saran wrap over the top and keep stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE

CAN I USE A DIFFERENT CAKE INSTEAD OF POUND CAKE?

You can use a different cake instead of pound cake to make this Red, White, and Blue Trifle.

I suggest using white cake, angel food cake, or lady fingers. 

WHAT GOES WELL WITH A RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE?

Red, White, and Blue Trifle goes well with a wide variety of snacks, drinks, and desserts. These recipes would be great to serve together.

Some of my personal favorites include:

RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE

CAN I USE A LARGE GLASS BOWL INSTEAD OF A TRIFLE DISH?

Yes, you can use a large glass bowl for this recipe instead of a trifle dish. The steps will be pretty much the same.

Everyone will still be able to see the beautiful layering of the pound cake, cool whip, and berries using the glass bowl. 

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE RECIPE?

This beautiful Patriotic Berry Trifle recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding a layer of instant vanilla pudding in the middle. YUM!

trifle in jars

RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE RECIPE

Yield: 12

RED WHITE AND BLUE TRIFLE

trifle in jars

Celebrate the 4th of July by making this beautiful Red, White, and Blue Trifle. This no-bake trifle is filled with yummy pound cake, covered in cool whip, and fresh strawberries and blueberries for the perfect summer dessert.

Prep Time 13 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cake
  • 2 quarts Strawberries
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 2 cool whip

Instructions

  1. You can make your own pound cake or just buy one from the deli to make it easy. Then cut it into slices and then in cubes.
  2. Then in a trifle dish put a layer of pound cake.
  3. Second a layer of cool whip.
  4. Then strawberries and blueberries.
  5. Finish with cool whip and berries on top.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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If you’re looking for a delicious 4th of July dessert that’s easy to make and will wow your guests, we have the perfect recipe.

This red white and blue trifle is a no-bake dessert with layers of pound cake covered in cool whip along with fresh strawberries and blueberries baked right into the mix.

It’s an unbelievably simple way to celebrate this patriotic holiday by serving up some sweet summer treats!

WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this Patriotic Trifle recipe as much as my family does!

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