Vanilla-Strawberry Trifle

This is the perfect dessert to highlight the flavor of ripe strawberries. Even slightly overripe fruit will shine in this elegant dessert.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 package (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large container (16 oz.) whipped topping
  • 1 lb. pound cake, cut into cubes
  • 1⁄2 pint fresh strawberries, sliced


  • In a mixing bowl, mix pudding, condensed milk, and water. Refrigerate the mixture until it is the texture of pudding.
  • When pudding mixture is stiff, fold in whipped topping and blend carefully.
  • In a trifle bowl, layer the following: pound cake, pudding mixture, sliced strawberries. Repeat. Decorate the top of the trifle with strawberries.