Saturday, June 25, 2016

Strawberry cream trifle

It's been very hot and humid here in Pittsburgh this weekend so I wanted to make a light, easy to digest dessert.  I had every item available so I just created one yummy light strawberry and cream dessert.

Some of the best recipes come when you least expect it and this one managed to top off a light dinner perfectly.  Also we got unexpected company so I had someone other than hubby to taste test. Yummy!  

Food Alert!  So light and perfectly sweetened you may want more than one serving. :)

I had Cool Whip and Whipping Cream but with all these wonderful ingredients it had to be real whipped cream on this dessert.  No question a good choice but Cool Whip would work too.
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The Ingredients:

1-14 oz. pkg. of lady fingers ( depending on size of bowl you may not use all of them).
1 qt. of chopped and sugared strawberries (I put mine in the small chopper with the sugar(about 2 tsp. and pulsed until it was the consistency I wanted) or 2 packages frozen strawberries in syrup thawed. You want it on the thin side.

1- small pkg. vanilla instant pudding
1- 13.5 can coconut milk( I'm sure you could use all coconut milk if you want)
2 cups milk

1 pint Whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla
4 T confectioners sugar

Using an electric mixer beat 1 pint of heavy whipping cream. While beating the cream add 1 Tsp. vanilla and 4 T confectioners sugar. Beat until soft peaks form.  Set aside

In another bowl place instant pudding, 2 cups whole milk and 1 can coconut milk.  Whisk until smooth.  The mixture will be thin.

In a large bowl place some of the pudding then place several lady fingers.   I was able to use approximately 8 lady fingers.   Add some strawberries and then place another row of lady fingers, then pudding , strawberries and so on until bowl is just about full. My bowl was deep so I managed to get several layers.

Cover and refrigerate approximately 3 to 4 hours.  Top with beaten cream and spoon to serve.  Awesome.  Reminds me of strawberry shortcake but even better if that's possible.  


From my kitchen to yours,

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