Summer Berry Trifle

Today it’s all about the summer berries.  My blueberries are coming in and I am using them every possible way that a blueberry can be eaten. For Father’s Day I baked Sir Streusel a trifle.  It’s kinda hot in Florida, you know, 95 degrees with 90% humidity!  I thought a cool fruit dessert would fit the menu for his special day. 

Isn't it gorgeous!
            Isn’t it gorgeous!

I was in Raleigh last week visiting my male punks and sweet daughter-in-law.  I haven’t seen them since Christmas and my  time with them was waaaaay overdue.

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My daughter-in-law, Shannan, my son Paul, his older brother by five minutes Chase.
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                                             I love these guys.

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The daughter of a dear friend of mine graduated from the University of Georgia. I felt that accomplishment was deserving of a bouquet of roses. We all know that cupcake roses are so much more fun than real roses.

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Another sweet girl of a dear friend was entering her teen-age years and Edna and I surprised her with a Birthday Cupcake Bouquet. Her huge smile lit up the room!

Now let’s get down to the business of the Summer Berry Trifle.  It starts with an Angel Food Cake.  You can make one from a box mix or buy one from the bakery department in the grocery store.  I made one from a mix and it was delish!  You will then cut the baked cake into bite size pieces and set aside.

Slice your strawberries. Eat a few, slice a few, you know, get in a rhythm of slicin' and eatin'.
Slice your strawberries. Eat a few, slice a few, you know, get in a rhythm of slicin’ and eatin’.

In a medium bowl, whisk together condensed milk and water.  Whisk in cheesecake instant pudding for 2-3 minutes.  Let it stand for a few minutes and thicken.  Fold in a whipped topping (Cool Whip).

Sprinkle half of the Angel Food Cake in the Bowl. Start arranging sliced strawberries around the side of the bowl.
Sprinkle half of the Angel Food Cake in the Bowl. Start arranging sliced strawberries around the side of the bowl.
Sprinkle blueberries on top of the Angel Food Cake. Look how pretty my backyard berries are!
Sprinkle blueberries on top of the Angel Food Cake. Look how pretty my backyard berries are!
Spread half of the cream mixture over the berries. This is so easy to put together.
Spread half of the cream mixture over the berries. This is so easy to put together.
Top with a layer of sliced strawberries.
Top with a layer of sliced strawberries.

 Start the layering process all over again.  Layers are:  Cake, blueberries, cream mixture, strawberries, and cream mixture.

Make it all pretty with strawberries and blueberries on top.
Make it all pretty with strawberries and blueberries on top.
Isn't it gorgeous!
Isn’t it gorgeous!

If you buy your Angel Food Cake, this becomes a no bake dessert.  Let me repeat that, a NO BAKE DESSERT!!!  I really need to whisper that as I don’t ever want to upset Edna with the words “no bake”.  

This is so refreshing and very low calorie if you use fat free sweetened condensed milk as well as fat free cool whip.  I won’t tell.  Eric loves fruit desserts and this one is so refreshing on our hot summer Florida days.

                                                                        HappyFather’Day Eric!

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I do hope you will make this refreshing dessert.  It is perfect for a hot summer day!

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Love ya,

Jody and Edna

Summer Berry Trifle
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Ingredients
  1. Angel Food Cake-cut into bite sized pieces
  2. 2 pints strawberries, sliced
  3. 2 pints blueberries
  4. 1 1/2 cups cold water
  5. 6 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  6. 1 (4 oz) package cheesecake instant pudding mix
  7. 12 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip)
Instructions
  1. Whisk the condensed milk and water in a bowl.
  2. Whisk in the pudding mix for 2-3 minutes. Let stand for a couple of minutes to thicken.
  3. Fold whipped topping into the pudding mixture.
  4. Place half of the cake in the bottom of a trifle dish or a deep bowl.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with blueberries.
  6. Spread half of the cream mixture over the blueberries.
  7. Top with a layer of sliced strawberries.
  8. Layer the remaining cake cubes on top of the strawberries.
  9. Add more blueberries.
  10. Top with remaining cream mixture.
  11. Top with strawberries and blueberries.
Notes
  1. Use fat free sweetened condensed milk and whipped topping to make it low calorie.
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