Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Berry Trifle

This is a pretty and delicious dessert to take to your next picnic or other gathering.

1 cup boiling water
1 pkg (6 oz) Jell-o Strawberry gelatin
Ice cubes
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups mixed fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, halved strawberries)
1 pkg (8 oz) Cream cheese
1 1/4 cups cold milk, divided
1 pkg (3.4 oz) Jell-o Cheesecake instant pudding
1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip
1 pkg (12 oz) prepared pound cake (cubed)

Add boiling water to gelatin in large bowl; stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved.  Add enough ice to cold water to measure 1 cup.  Add to gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted.  Let stand 15 minutes or until thickened.  Stir in berries.

Beat cream cheese in large bowl with whisk until creamy.  Gradually beat in 1/4 cup of milk.  Add remaining milk and dry pudding mix; beat 2 minutes.  Stir in Cool Whip.

Place half the cake cubes in trifle bowl; top with half the pudding mixture.  Cover with layers of gelatin mixture (all of it), remaining cake cubes and remaining pudding mixture.

Garnish with strawberries.  Refrigerate 1 hour.

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