A Super Easy Dessert for the 4th of July

Looking for a delicious way to display your patriotism this 4th of July without spending 10 hours in the kitchen? Why not make a fresh fruit trifle in red, white and blue?

A 4th of July trifle is my favorite way to create a cute dessert that is light and refreshing. Plus, there are so many variations and different ingredient options to make it your own.

So, how to make it? Well, for the red you can be creative and use strawberries, raspberries, cherries – even watermelon. You can use one of those, two of them, or all – totally up to you.

For the blue layer, you’re a bit limited to blueberries, but that’s ok because the white gives you plenty of options! The white part of the trifle can be regular yogurt, vanilla yogurt, greek yogurt, whipped cream, ice cream – all or one of the above.

You can layer the fruits and filings in a pattern that suits you and your favorite flavors. Pound cake or angel food cake can be added for more texture. If you want to be really fancy, you can decorate the top of the dessert with the leftover berries.

Once you’ve decided on the fruit and fillings you’re going to use and how you plan to arrange them, layer them together in a trifle dish or individual glasses or bowls. But make sure the dish you use is clear – so that everyone can see your beautiful July 4th creation!

If you would like to make one of the desserts shown above, click the image for the recipe. They are from Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart and the Food Network.

How do you make this dessert? Do you have any other easy July 4th sweets to share?

June 27th, 2011 by Lyn

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