A Berry Delicious Dessert for July 4th (Video)

July 1, 2014 Updated: July 1, 2014

This dessert is a treat for all your senses. It is easy, tasty, and pretty! 

This dish will be very filling, because berries have a lot of water content and fiber, as well as Vitamin C and other components that will improve your mood. Make it for your Fourth of July party, and any other party too! 

Berry Delicious – Feel Treated

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz. strawberries, sliced
  • 9 oz. blueberries
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 10 oz. angel food cake, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cups vanilla pudding (homemade recipe follows)

Instructions

In a trifle dish, put half each of: cake pieces, strawberries, blueberries, pudding and cool whip. Add the rest of the cake pieces. Set aside a handful of strawberries and blueberries (for garnish), and then add the remaining berries to the bowl, the rest of the pudding and Cool Whip. Garnish with the berries you have left.

Vanilla Pudding – Feel Treated

Ingredients:

  •  2 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium pot. Turn the heat up to medium and whisk in the milk. Add the vanilla and egg yolks. Whisk continuously, bringing the mixture to a light simmer for 1-2 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Dessert serves 12.

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