Jun 21, 2012 - Recipe Book    9 Comments

The Best Ever Tropical Berry Trifle


 When I asked Justin what dessert he wanted for Father’s Day, he instantly said The Berry Trifle.  My mom concocted this about 10 years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since.  BEWARE: This dessert is very decadent and rich.  I’ve named it Tropical Berry Trifle because it is full of berries, as well has bananas, crushed pineapple, and coconut extract.

Tropical Fruit Trifle with Photo Recipe

Let’s start off with the ingredients that make up this tasty treat.

2 8oz pkg. cream cheese

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

8 oz sour cream

2 tsp coconut extract

2 cups Cool Whip

1 family size frozen Sara Lee pound cake

1 16 oz pkg of strawberries

16 oz. frozen mixed berries

2 bananas, sliced

20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained

Tropical Fruit Trifle with Photo Recipe

Prep the fruit.  Drain the canned pineapple.  Strain the juice from the frozen berries.  Slice the strawberries and bananas.

Tropical Fruit Trifle with Photo Recipe

Blend sugar and cream cheese.  Add sour cream and coconut extract.  Cream together.

Tropical Fruit Trifle with Photo Recipe

Stir the drained pineapple into the trifle filling.  Fold in the cool whip.

Tropical Fruit Trifle with Photo Recipe

Slice and cube the pound cake into bite sized pieces.  Dump into bowl and slowly fold in.

Tropical Fruit Trifle with Photo Recipe

Pick a glass bowl and begin layering.  I started with the filling and added strawberries and bananas around the edge while filling it in with berries and filling.  I topped it with a simple flower.  Because I wasn’t serving it immediately, I squeezed some lime juice over the bananas to keep them from browning.

Tropical Fruit Trifle with Photo Recipe

And there you have the most delicious trifle ever, promise.

Tropical Fruit Trifle with Photo Recipe

Click HERE for the Tropical Berry Trifle recipe

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  • The truffle looks so yummy, brilliant as they say here, it brought a tear of longing to my eye. Perfect for ‘cousin’s camp’!!!

  • Omg YUM! This is like everything heavenly all in one jar!

  • Looks fantastic! I hope to try this recipe out soon. Megan

  • How long will this stay good?

    • Ideally I’d serve it the same day, but the leftovers the next day are delish. Especially once the flavors have blended a bit.

  • Looks good!
    I’m assuming that you defrost the mixed berries before using?

  • looking good

  • nice post

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