4th of July Cool Berry Trifle

Dazzle your friends and family while idulging your patriotic spirit with this super delicious, fresh & fruity 4th of July Cool Berry Trifle.

1 large pkg. instant vanilla pudding

4 cups fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or blueberries)

1/4 cup plus 2 T. sugar

2 t. fresh lemon juice

1 cup whipping cream

1 t. vanilla extract

24-36 ladyfingers

Prepare the pudding according to the package directions. Chill.

Slice the strawberries and combine with the other berries, if using. Toss with 1/4 cup sugar and lemon juice and set aside for 30 minutes to allow the fruit to release its juices.

In a separate bowl, whip the cream with the vanilla extract and 2 T. sugar until soft peaks form. Set aside.

In a 4 qt. clear serving or trifle bowl, place one layer of ladyfingers. Top with 1/3 of the fruit and 1/2 of the pudding. Add another layer of ladyfingers, 1/3 of the fruit and the remaining pudding. Add a final layer of ladyfingers, the last 1/3 of the fruit, and top with the whipping cream. Garish with berries if desired.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 8-10.

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