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How to Make an Alcohol-Infused Strawberry-Blueberry Trifle

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Strawberry-Blueberry Trifle Infused With Strawberry Vodka

Strawberry-Blueberry Trifle Infused With Strawberry Vodka

This is an "adult version" of a trifle, using strawberry-infused vodka. It can be made in just half an hour, and no baking is required, which is why it's perfect for the summertime.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

40 min

40 min

10-12 servings


  • 3 boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 5 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 (10-ounce) pound cakes, sliced in 1/2
  • 1/4 cup strawberry-infused vodka
  • 1 container (according to size) fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) container fresh blueberries
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed


  1. Mix the instant pudding with the 5 1/2 cups of milk with a whisk for about a minute then let set to thicken.
  2. Slice the cake and put a layer on the bottom of the bowl you are using. Sprinkle some of the vodka on the cake then cover with some of the sliced strawberries.
  3. Cover with the pudding already thickened. Top with another layer of sliced pound cake sprinkled with more vodka.
  4. Top with a layer of blueberries and then repeat the layers till you come to the top and the last layer should be pudding.
  5. Top with the Cool Whip and garnish with the rest of the strawberries and blueberries if you wish. This is optional. Cover as directed and store in the refrigerator till ready to be eaten. Enjoy!

How to Cover and Store

This dessert needs to be refrigerated, but it can be ruined if the plastic wrap is directly on the top. To avoid that, I cut up some straws and placed them around the bowl then covered with plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator till ready to be eaten.

How to cover and store.

How to cover and store.

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Tips and Variations

  • I used sugar-free, instant pudding, but regular instant pudding would be super.
  • I used strawberry vodka, but if you don't like it use, whatever sweeter liquor you like. Light rum is also very good and I have another version that uses light rum and Sambuca. (One layer of cake has rum sprinkled and another layer of cake has Sambuca sprinkled on it. Sambuca has sort of an anise flavor. With that one, I use both vanilla and chocolate pudding. I think I will make that in another article.)
  • If you don't like strawberries and blueberries or have an allergy to them, feel free to substitute any in-season fruit you like. They are all good. Bananas, kiwi fruit, peaches, etc.
  • Also, let some of the fruit be seen from the side of the bowl, it makes the dessert so much more appetizing and pretty.

© 2017 Rachel L Alba


Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on May 31, 2017:

Hi Thelma, Thanks for the encouraging comment. You can use any flavor alcohol you like, actually.

Blessings to you.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on May 31, 2017:

Yummy! This sounds delicious and easy to make. I have not made triffle with alcohol. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on May 30, 2017:

To Linda and Lena. Thank you both so much for the encouraging words. You won't be sorry trying this recipe, it's so easy and no baking, so it's great for the warm temperatures.

Blessings to you both.

Rachel Alba on May 30, 2017:

Hi Lena, You won't be sorry making a trifle yourself. It's the easiest thing to do and using the ingredients you love most makes it special. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Blessings to you.

Rachel Alba on May 30, 2017:

Hi Linda, thank you so much for visiting and for the great comment. I appreciate it.

Blessings to you.

Lena Durante from San Francisco Bay Area on May 30, 2017:

One thing I definitely miss from my time living in England is a good trifle. Perhaps I should break down and make one myself... Adding a healthy helping of booze might help my American friends come to appreciate this dessert, too!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 30, 2017:

Trifle is just about my favourite dessert. I always enjoy looking at trifle recipes. This one is a great example!

Donna Herron from USA on May 30, 2017:

Thanks, Rachel! I love the idea of using blueberries with the lemon flavor, and maybe kiwis too! Thanks again for sharing this lovely recipe.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on May 29, 2017:

Hi Donna, It's nice to see you again. Hope you had a nice holiday weekend. I appreciate your comments, they are great. Blueberries go really good with the lemon flavor. You could do this dessert with just blueberries, maybe mandarin oranges too. You can use the ones in the can, but just drain the juice first.

Blessings to you.

Donna Herron from USA on May 29, 2017:

This recipe looks and sounds delicious. Rachel - since I love the taste of lemon in the summer, I think I would substitute lemon pudding instead. What fruit would you recommend to use with the lemon flavoring?

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on May 29, 2017:

Hi Peggy, Thank you for visiting my hub and commenting. I really appreciate it. Happy Memorial Day. Actually I did make it for a Memorial Day cookout my daughter had.

Blessings to you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 29, 2017:

Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. and this would be a great dessert for this day as well as the 4th of July. Sounds tasty! Thanks!

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on May 28, 2017:

Thank you Debangee. It means a lot that you like this dessert recipe.

Blessings to you.

DEBANGEE MANDAL from India on May 27, 2017:

Very beautiful decoration. Looks very tasty.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on May 27, 2017:

LOL Thanks again, Jackie. I feel like I know you all my life. lol Yes, this would be good for the 4th of July too. I made to bring over my daughter's house tomorrow. She's having her cookout tomorrow instead of Memorial Day. Have a nice holiday weekend.

Blessings to you.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on May 27, 2017:

Would this be a super 4th of July cake! But I sure can't wait that long! I bet you get plenty of company girl! I would be your best friend, regardless!

Thanks for another winner I am sure to try and know I will love.

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