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Summer Berry Trifle

July 3, 2023

Summer Berry Trifle

There’s nothing more refreshing – or more patriotic – than a dessert loaded with berries to celebrate Independence Day. This fresh and fruity treat is not just beautiful, it feeds a crowd and can be made in advance. The whole recipe takes about 30 minutes to make, so give it a try at your next summer party!

Serves: 10
Total prep time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pint of blueberries
  • 1 pint of strawberries (hulled and cut into thick slices)
  • 2 pints of raspberries
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • ¼ cup sugar (or granulated sweetener of choice)
  • 1 ½ tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 packages instant lemon pudding (Fat-Free Sugar-Free if desired)
  • 2 packages frozen pound cake
  • 8 oz. whipped topping (Fat-Free if desired)


  1. Sprinkle berries with juice of ½ lemon
  2. Combine berries, sugar, cornstarch, and remaining lemon juice in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Simmer and cook just until berries begin to break down, about 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, let cool. Mixture should thicken as it cools.
  5. Make lemon pudding according to package instructions.
  6. Cut up pound cake into cubes.
  7. Layer trifle bowl with 1/3 pound cake – soak with 1/3 berries and their juices.
  8. Layer 1/3 pudding mixture on top of berries.
  9. Repeat until 3 layers are made.
  10. Top with whipped topping. Garnish with any additional berries if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 210
Total Fat: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 32 g
Sugar: 20 g
Protein: 3 g
Sodium: 80 mg
Fiber: 6 g

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