This is a great 4th of July or summer recipe.  It’s so light and cool. Warning, this takes a LARGE bowl. The bowl I used was big, but it still overflowed a bit.

Patriotic Trifle
1 1/2 cup milk
1 4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 8 ounce tub cool whip
1 package angel food cake, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 cup blueberries

Mix pudding according to package directions, using only 1 1/2 cups of milk. Gently stir in 3 cups of cool whip. Place 1/2 of cake cubes in large serving bowl. Top with half of the fruit. Spread half of pudding mix over fruit. Top with remaining cake cubes, then remaining fruit. Spread remaining cool whip on top. Garnish with fruit if desired.

Here is a photo of the trifle with all of the yummy layers.

Here is my completely pathetic attempt to “garnish” the dessert with a few leftover pieces of fruit. Presentation is not my strong suit, and we just wanted to EAT IT.

This is a picture of the fruit trifle that Handy Man decorated several years ago, when I was having a group of friends over for a scrapbook party.

Showoff.

For the record, my ugly-looking trifle tasted just as good!

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