Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The All-American Dessert

Today, I thought I would share a yummy dessert that is just perfect for summer and for patriotic holidays. This recipe is fairly simple to make & is always a crowd pleaser.

Here it is straight from the recipe scrapbook I made a few years ago:

Well, let's get a close up of that dessert, shall we?

All-American Dessert

4 cups boiling water
2 packages (4 serv. size) any red Jell-O
2 packages (4 serv. size) any blue Jell-O
2 cups cold water
1 tub (16 ounce) Cool Whip, thawed
4 cups all butter pound loaf, cubed
2 cups strawberries, sliced

Stir 2 cups boiling water into each flavor of gelatin in separate bowls for 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Stir 1 cup cold water into each bowl. Pour into separate 13 X 9 inch pans. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

Layer gelatin cubes, Cool Whip, cake & strawberries in 3 quart serving bowl or trifle bowl as pictured. Garnish with large dollops of Cool Whip and whatever else you like. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Can you imagine the possibilites just by switching up the colors of the Jell-O? You could make this for a graduation party using Jell-O in your school's colors. Fun, huh? With the exception of that pound cake, it's not even terribly fattening.

I will be linking this up to Rhoda's blog Southern Hospitality for her Summer Recipe Party which is part of Home May'd. Go on over & check out all the summer deliciousness.

Have a wonderful day, my friends!

P.S. Don't forget to enter My Cottage Charm Giveaway...it ends this Sunday!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That looks wonderful in the trifle bowl. I have a party to go to for Memorial day and I will make this. Have a great week Gina!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Gina, this looks great. I really need a trifle bowl. You and Debbie have convinced me!

Janet said...

That looks really yummy! I just got a trifle bowl for Mother's Day, too! Thanks for sharing!


I am popping over from Rhoda's recipe party. Hope you enjoy my orange muffins (link #99.)

Great fun recipe . . . I will be set for the Fourth of July.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Easy and Pretty recipe ~ think I need to make this for Memorial Day weekend! Thanks for sharing! I'm thrilled to see the Wedding Blog Party button on your sidebar ~ you are a sweetheart to help spread the word!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Gina said...


anangloinquebec said...

Hey, me too...I need a trifle bowl. I love the look of that!!

Ana said...

Love how this dessert looks and I bet it's pretty tasty too. Yummy!

Much love,

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