4th of July or Summertime Dessert

 In Nutrition

Want a guilt-free 4th of July dessert that is also refreshingly tasty? Look no further than this mixed berry trifle that features summer fresh blueberries and strawberries–perfect for a 4th of July BBQ, or simple summertime dessert. (Recipe courtesy of skinnytaste.com.)


  • 10 oz angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes*
  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced
  • 2 pints blueberries

For the cream filling:

  • 6 tbsp fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 (4 oz) package white chocolate or cheesecake instant pudding mix
  • 12 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed


Whisk the condensed milk and water in a bowl. Whisk in the pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set; fold in the whipped topping.

Arrange half of the cake in the bottom of a 14-cup trifle dish. Sprinkle evenly with a layer of blueberries. Spread half of the cream mixture over the blueberries and gently spread (I piped it using a plastic bag and cut the corner off). Top with a layer of strawberries. Layer the remaining cake cubes on top of the strawberries, then add more blueberries and top with the remaining cream mixture. Finish with the remaining strawberries and blueberries, arranging them in a pretty pattern. Cover and refrigerate at least one 1 hour.


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