To me, the 4th of July equals cookouts. And my favorite part of any barbecue is the dessert. I have a major sweet tooth, so a table filled with pies, cupcakes, ice cream, and other treats makes me really happy. Please tell me I’m not the only one!
If you are still looking for the perfect dessert for the 4th of July, this is it!
These trifles are super easy to put together, and most important, really delicious. Each bite is filled with fresh fruit, creamy “custard,” and delicious cake. And of course, you have your red, white, and blue!
Individual Red, White, and Blue Trifles
- 1 lb. strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 8 oz. package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Dash vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 oz. package ladyfingers, or prepared yellow or white cake, broken into small pieces
- 1 pint blueberries
- 4 – 6 small, clear cups
Place strawberries and granulated sugar in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside for about 10 minutes to allow the sugar to dissolve.
Combine cream cheese and powdered sugar and beat until smooth. I used a stand mixer, but you can use a hand-held mixer or even a whisk, if you don’t mind the arm workout. Add the milk and a dash of vanilla extract to the cream cheese; mix well.
Grab a cup and add a layer of ladyfingers, followed by a dollop of cream cheese. Cover cream cheese with a layer of strawberries. Add another layer of ladyfingers and then another spoonful of cream cheese. Top with blueberries.
Repeat with remaining cups. The size of your cups will determine how many trifles you end up with.
Refrigerate the trifles for at least 4 hours or overnight.