This week I’ve been thinking a lot about what to take to my in-laws’ annual Fourth of July Fireworks party. My in-laws are very easy-going and they keep telling me not to take anything. Being a Southern girl, it’s just not possible to go to a party and not take anything. Ya’ll know what I mean?
Since my favorite food group is dessert, it just seems an obvious choice. I want it to be festive so it needs to be red, white and blue, but it also needs to be easy to transport. What better dessert than a berry trifle?
This is probably one of the easiest and most delicious recipes I’ve ever made. So, if you need to take a dessert to your Independence Day celebration but are scared of the kitchen or don’t have any time, this will be a big win for everyone!
This recipe can be as pre-made or as home made as you want.
What you need:
- 1 trifle dish
- 3 cups of berries (I will use about 3 cups of blueberries and 3 cups of sliced strawberries, but raspberries would be great, too!)
- 6 cups of Whipped cream (I am trying to use fewer processed foods in my diet so I’m going to make my own whipped cream with just a tiny bit of powdered sugar, but you can definitely use Cool Whip or any other brand of whipped cream in a tub. Just don’t use whipped cream in a can; it doesn’t work as well.)
- 1 pan of brownies or cake (It doesn’t matter which you chose, either will taste amazing! Last time I made this using brownies. This year I’m going to use a gluten-free pound cake or gluten-free brownies. Angel food cake would be delish as well!)
- Friends to help you eat it (Or, you just might eat it all – it’s that good!)
What to do:
- Break up the cake/brownie into bite-sized pieces and put 1/3 of it in the bottom of the trifle dish
- Pour 1/3 of the blueberries on top of the brownie layer
- Add 1/3 of the strawberry slices on top of the blue berry layer
- Spread 2 cups of the whipped cream on top of the strawberries
- Repeat the above steps until you have 3 layers of each