Mini 4th of July Strawberry Trifles

This is a recipe for an incredibly simple and festive red, white and blue 4th of July mini trifles dessert made with fresh strawberries.

This is a recipe for an incredibly simple and festive red, white and blue 4th of July mini trifle dessert with fresh strawberries.

It is absolutely blowing my mind right now that July 4th is coming up so soon.  Can you believe that 2014 is already almost halfway over and done with?  Time flies!  I came up with this idea for the perfect dessert for any 4th of July BBQ that you might be attending.  These trifles are just so fun, perfect for kids and adults alike, and an overall impressive recipe for 4th of July.

This is a recipe for an incredibly simple and festive red, white and blue 4th of July mini trifle dessert with fresh strawberries.

What I love most about trifles is that they are super easy, inexpensive, versatile and colorful to look at!  You can easily double the recipe to make 8 mini trifles (since you will already will have more than enough cookies) or create one large trifle with the ingredients.  Honestly, when it comes to the measurements for these, you don’t have to be exact.  It’s basically just layering the ingredients to your liking.  The amounts are up to you!

OK, go “4th” (ha ha) and make these pretty patriotic trifles for your 4th of July weekend festivities!

Mini 4th of July Trifles

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings for mini trifle bowls

Mini 4th of July Trifles

This is a recipe for an incredibly simple and festive red, white and blue 4th of July mini trifle dessert with fresh strawberries.

Ingredients

    *Amounts don't have to be exact - just make the layers look pretty and neat!
  • 1 box of Pillsbury Blue Raspberry Premium Cookie Mix
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled, cut into bite-size pieces

Instructions

  1. Bake cookies according to package directions (you won't be using all of them for these trifles so if you want, you can make a half batch).
  2. Finely crumble cooled cookies with hands into medium bowl or directly into mini trifles (you can also use mason jars or small glasses).
  3. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, place cream, 3 tablespoons of the sugar and the vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. (Just a few minutes with a stand mixer; it will take longer with a hand mixer.)
  4. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Place strawberries in medium bowl; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar; mix gently.
  6. To assemble trifles, place a layer of crumbled blue cookies (measurements don't have to be exact) in bottom of each of 4 mini trifle dishes; press down to compact.
  7. Top each with equal parts of the strawberries and a few tablespoons of whipped cream. Repeat layers; top each with a single cut strawberry. (You will have whipped cream left over but can use it for so many things!)
  8. Store trifles in refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve trifles the same day they are made for best results.
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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

32 Responses to “Mini 4th of July Strawberry Trifles”

  1. June 18, 2014 at 12:53 AM #

    You took the words out of my mouth. This is definitely the perfect dessert for a summer BBQ. Love this!

  2. June 18, 2014 at 2:54 AM #

    I adore trifles as well – they’re ever so fun! And your version is gorgeous – what a show-stopper! xx

  3. June 18, 2014 at 7:51 AM #

    Summer perfection!

  4. June 18, 2014 at 8:17 AM #

    So patriotic! These would make some super cute trifle pops too. ;)

  5. June 18, 2014 at 8:23 AM #

    These are so cute and perfect for the upcoming holiday!

  6. June 18, 2014 at 8:23 AM #

    I love trifles and these are super fun!

  7. June 18, 2014 at 9:01 AM #

    A cute and easy dessert that even the kids could put together!

  8. June 18, 2014 at 9:49 AM #

    Perfect for 4th of July! :)

  9. June 18, 2014 at 10:38 AM #

    How cute! I love that blue raspberry cake mix!

  10. June 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM #

    Oh my gawwwwd I can’t get over how cute these are!

  11. June 18, 2014 at 12:13 PM #

    Cute trifles! And the perfect dish for the summer — so colorful, and they take advantage of all the great fruit we have. Love the idea of the cookie mix! Very creative.

  12. June 18, 2014 at 1:52 PM #

    I bet my kids would love this :)

  13. June 18, 2014 at 4:14 PM #

    So cute and perfect for a 4th party!

  14. June 18, 2014 at 5:22 PM #

    Ashley – this is so cute! I love these trifles :)

  15. June 18, 2014 at 6:28 PM #

    Very festive and I adore that they’re in mini form!

  16. June 18, 2014 at 9:19 PM #

    Festive. I’ve never seen the cookie mix before. It’s perfect for the patriotic holidays!

  17. June 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM #

    I’ll have to make the white and then I’ll get Canadian trifles for Canada Day. Thanks! :)

  18. June 19, 2014 at 9:51 AM #

    Don’t remind me! I can’t believe that’s we’re halfway through the year! Nooooooo! I think I need one of these trifles to cheer me up!

  19. June 19, 2014 at 1:05 PM #

    Very cute and I adore those little trifle cups!

  20. June 19, 2014 at 1:58 PM #

    I’ve seen that raspberry cake mix and wondered what one would do with that. Haha This is one great way! Very festive :D

  21. June 19, 2014 at 3:41 PM #

    That looks awesome, so colorful! This would definitely be a big hit at a BBQ, especially for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.

  22. June 19, 2014 at 4:46 PM #

    I can’t believe it’s almost the fourth of july either – it’s crazy. I don’t know where the year is going…

    And these are so fun! So much color!

  23. June 19, 2014 at 6:56 PM #

    Too cute! I had no idea they made a blue raspberry cookie mix. Good idea!

  24. June 19, 2014 at 9:54 PM #

    These are so cute and perfect for the holiday. I love trifles.

  25. June 19, 2014 at 10:35 PM #

    How adorable are these!

  26. June 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM #

    Surprised to see this is made with cookie mix. I thought it was cake! Either way, this is so cute. I have 2 mini trifles at home and never used it. This reminds me to pull mine out of the closet. Lovely dessert!

  27. June 20, 2014 at 6:33 AM #

    These trifles are so festive and perfect for the 4th of July! I can just imagine them on my holiday table. It’s hard to believe the year is 1/2 over – I never thought of it that way – but yikes! :-)

  28. June 20, 2014 at 10:28 AM #

    These are perfect for 4th of July!

  29. June 20, 2014 at 10:32 AM #

    I didn’t know there was a blue cookie mix? These are so much fun for a 4th of July dessert!

  30. Meredith
    June 23, 2014 at 3:34 PM #

    Can’t belive the year is half gone! These are adorable

  31. June 23, 2014 at 4:20 PM #

    Totally loving the colors in these trifles! Super fun for the holiday!

  32. June 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM #

    These are sooo cute! And no I can’t believe 2014 is almost over. I want to pause life right here!

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