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How to Make an Alcohol-Infused Strawberry & Blueberry Trifle

Updated on May 30, 2017
Completed trifle.
Completed trifle. | Source

Another Version of a Previous Article

If you search through my articles, you will notice another similar dessert. Only that one is made with angel food cake and no alcohol. This version is made with pound cake that has strawberry-infused vodka sprinkled on it. I chose the strawberry vodka because of the strawberries, obviously, but a nice light rum would be equally good.

I have also made this dessert with both rum and Sambuca. One layer of cake has rum sprinkled and another layer of cake has the Sambuca sprinkled on it. Sambuca has sort of an anise flavor. That one I use both vanilla and chocolate pudding. I think I will make that in another article.

This dessert can be made in half an hour and no baking is required, which is why it's really good for the summer time.

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Prep time: 40 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves 10-12 people, depending in size of servings
  • 3 box Instant vanilla pudding
  • 5 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 10oz. pound cakes, sliced in 1/2" slices
  • 1/4 cup Strawberry infused vodka
  • 1 container (according to size) fresh strawberries, hauled and sliced
  • 8 oz, container fresh blueberries
  • 8 oz. container Cool Whip, thawed

Directions

  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!!!

Photos of Alcohol-Infused Strawberry & Blueberry Tifle

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List of ingredients.Sliced pound cake.Cake sprinkled with vodka and toped with strawberries.Strawberries topped with pudding and second layer of cake being sprinkled with vodka.Top layer with both berries.  Very top layer, just pudding.Side view of completed trifle.
List of ingredients.
List of ingredients. | Source
Sliced pound cake.
Sliced pound cake. | Source
Cake sprinkled with vodka and toped with strawberries.
Cake sprinkled with vodka and toped with strawberries. | Source
Strawberries topped with pudding and second layer of cake being sprinkled with vodka.
Strawberries topped with pudding and second layer of cake being sprinkled with vodka. | Source
Top layer with both berries.
Top layer with both berries. | Source
Very top layer, just pudding.
Very top layer, just pudding. | Source
Side view of completed trifle.
Side view of completed trifle. | Source

How to Cover and Store.

This dessert needs to be refrigerated but can be ruined if the plastic wrap is directly on the top. So 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.
How to cover and store. | Source

Options!

  • 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. (That's for another hub).
  • Also 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.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

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

      Blessings to you.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 months ago from Germany

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

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      Rachel L Alba 2 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      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.

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      Rachel Alba 2 months ago

      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.

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      Rachel Alba 2 months ago

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

      Blessings to you.

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      Lena Durante 2 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      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!

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      Linda Crampton 2 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

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      Donna Herron 2 months ago from USA

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

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      Rachel L Alba 2 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      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.

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      Donna Herron 2 months ago from USA

      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?

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      Rachel L Alba 2 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 2 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

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

      Blessings to you.

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 2 months ago from India

      Very beautiful decoration. Looks very tasty.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      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.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 months ago from The Beautiful South

      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.