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Strawberry Mint Trifle

Strawberry Mint Trifle For a fresh spring dessert option, I created this nice seasonal treat – Strawberry Mint Trifle.   Who doesn’t fantasize of those fresh juicy rubies dipped in whipped cream as soon strawberry season comes around? Well this easy trifle is the answer to your dreams!  The mint is complementary and not too overpowering in this recipe and the pound cake helps deliciously break up the soft consistency of the other items.  Did I mention how easy it is to make?  Trifles prepare in advance and look like a million bucks when it comes to the table.  Oh, and did I mention how easy it is?

2 LBS of Strawberries

2 cups of Vanilla Pudding

1 Pound Cake loaf

4 TBS chopped fresh Mint leaves (plus a couple full leaves for garnish)

1 ½ cups Sugar

½ cup Water

2 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream

a couple of Tablespoons (to taste) of Confectioners Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Clean and hull strawberries and slice 1 cup of the berries in neat flat pieces.   Cut the remaining berries in easy to eat pieces and place in a bowl.  Add a ½ cup of sugar to the strawberries and stir to coat.  Set aside and allow to macerate for at least 30 minutes.  Stirring occasionally. Macerate the Strawberries In a sauce pan, bring 1 cup of sugar, water and the chopped mint to a boil and simmer for a couple of minutes.  Turn off heat and allow to sit for about 15-20 minutes.  Strain the mint from the syrup. Mint Syrup *You will be making 3 layers of the cake & syrup and strawberries, and 2 layers of the pudding. In a trifle bowl (or similar), start by layering a third of the pound cake (slice or cubed) to cover the entire bottom of the bowl.  Drizzle  a third of the mint syrup over the pound cake layer evenly. Pound Cake with Mint SyrupSpread a third of the strawberries in an even layer.  Top with half of the pudding. layer the ingredientsRepeat – cake, syrup, strawberries, pudding, cake, syrup, and finally strawberries.  Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight. end with the strawberries Shortly before serving, make the whipped cream.  Using an electric mixer, mix cream, vanilla, and confectioners sugar in a cold bowl until soft peaks form.  Be careful not to let the cream break. Spread the whipped cream on top of the trifle.  Arrange the sliced strawberries and mint leaves as desired.  Serve and enjoy! top with whipped cream

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3 thoughts on “Strawberry Mint Trifle

  1. Gorgeous. Beautiful photos. Blueberries will come first. Do you have blueberry recipes? Have you ever tried this with blueberries? Low calorie but healthy?!

    • Hmmm….I will have to see what I can do about a blueberry recipe! I have never made this trifle with blueberries, but I imagine with alterations to the maceration process you could.Let me know how it works if you try.

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