Happy Independence Day! Like many Americans we look forward to all the Red, White and Blue colored food we get to make and more importantly eat. Our local community gets together and puts on a firework show, complete with food trucks and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. We love going every year! Before we head over there I like to have a few close friends and their families over for a pre-Fourth get together. We love to entertain, and it gives me a chance to try out new recipes. This kid approved dessert is as delicious as it is pretty!
Before starting this you’ll need to mix the pudding and let it set. I let mine set for about an hour before constructing the dessert. This dessert requires lots of fresh berries so you’ll need to rinse them off. I washed my berries and put them in separate bowls to dry a bit while I chopped up the cake. (It also helps to lightly pat the berries to get the excess water off.) I cut my cake into bite size squares. Then, de-stem your strawberries and slice them.
If you are talented enough, you can make the top layer really pretty with a cute star design or a cool American flag. I tried and didn’t like the way it came out so I topped it with another layer of cool whip and just placed the left over strawberries on top.
2 boxes of cheesecake instant pudding mix**
2 containers of blueberries
2 containers of strawberries
1 16 oz container of Cool Whip
4 cups of milk
1 Angel Food Cake
Start by mixing the pudding and letting it set. Follow the directions on the box. Rinse and slice your strawberries and just rinse the blueberries. Cut the Angel Food into bit size squares. Once the pudding is set (follow the time suggestion on the box) you can start assembling it. Start with a layer of Angel food cake, pudding on top of the cake, berries on top of the pudding and top with cool whip. Repeat until you run out of ingredients or you have the amount of layers your dish can hold. Like I stated before you can be artistic and make a pretty design or you can play it safe, like I ended up doing and just topping the cool whip with leftover berries. Enjoy!
** you can substitute whatever flavor pudding you would like.
With love and grace,