The Very Best Strawberry and Cream Trifle Recipe

Today I am sharing my secret recipe for the Best Strawberry n’ Cream Trifle ever! Years ago, I found a basic recipe for this dessert, but it has taken me countless tries to make it perfect.This dessert is a wonderful choice for the summer of a special event like Valentine’s Day, it’s quick and easy to make. Actually, it’s wonderful for any occasion or time of the year where strawberries are in season.

To make this delicious dessert you will need the following ingredients.

  • 1/2 cup condensed milk (not sweetened)
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 5.1 oz package of INSTANT Vanilla Pudding
  • 2 – 16 oz containers of regular Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 – 9 inch prepared angel food cake
  • 8 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 whole strawberries

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In a bowl, whisk the instant pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes. You must use INSTANT pudding, regular pudding will not thicken up and will ruin the dessert. Let the mixture stand for 2 minutes until soft-set. I use my Kitchen Aid mixer HERE for all my baking and food prep needs, makes cooking so much more efficient and looks great on my counter 🙂

RzR+N9dvQwiRGluLXCoFeQFold in the thawed whipped topping and evaporated milk. The evaporated milk I use is non-sweetened. “Sweetened” milk is available and specifies so on the can. I have tried this recipe with sweetened milk and it was way too sweet in taste. I also like to use double the amount of cool whip, 2 containers is perfect for this recipe.

kY9XVE0CSS6fOuvsclnoIAMix until creamy. Cut the angel cake into 1/2″ cubes. You could also use pound cake for this recipe, but angel cake makes the dessert lighter.

80w3vWwEQgG7INFLI9yP0wSpoon a third of the pudding mixture into a trifle bowl HERE and top with half of the cake cubes and sliced strawberries.

y4etpXGNRAeST5C0lxQU%QRepeat layers once.

X7e15Y+eQJWK3tAMMziyRQTop with remaining pudding mixture and garnish with whole strawberries. It’s that easy and oh so delicious!

There are many variations of this recipe you could try to reduce calories and fat. For instance, you could use sugar free pudding, (personally I don’t like aspartame in my food so I choose the sugar version). You could substitute water for milk, or use reduced fat Cool Whip. I have tried several of these variations and this one is my personal favorite.

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Give it a try and let me know what you think! I love hearing from my readers.

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23 thoughts on “The Very Best Strawberry and Cream Trifle Recipe

    1. My family tore through this dessert, with me leading the way! SO good, but definitely not while dieting! Thanks for visiting Lynn!

    1. To inspire others about home decor, home renovation and hone design. I am very passionate about it myself. Thanks for visiting

  1. There is nothing better than angel food cake, strawberries & whipped cream!! Love the recipe & excited to try it. I have a recipe similar to this one that I have used for many years except it is in a flat container but why not show it off in a trifle bowl!! Will try it!!

    1. Wonderful to hear that! My daughter was upset I posted the recipe, saying it wasn’t special anymore. I told her posting it makes it more special so all can enjoy!

  2. Your recipe sounds gorgeous. With a diabetic SO, I have had good luck using sugar free products to make gorgeous dessers like this. I swear half of the people at church are diabetic–OK, that’s a slight exaggeration–but it will be great for a potluck luncheon dessert, too! Thank you for sharing it!

    1. Hi Kathy, so glad you enjoy the recipe. You can eliminate the condensed milk and use sugar free pudding to make it more diabetic friendly. Let me know how it turns out, thanks for visiting!

  3. Can’t wait to try! Just a quick question..
    The regular size Cool Whip is 8 ounces so 4 of those size are needed? Thank you

    1. This recipe is so delicious, I am going to make it for Easter. I use 2 regular size containers, so 2 – 8 ounce containers.

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