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Summer Sweets: Strawberry Trifle Recipe

A delicious summer treat with the season's freshest berries. 



  • 4 cups fresh ripe strawberries
  • Zest and juice of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

For the whipped cream:

  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup of vanilla custard
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

For the trifle:

  • One 1-pound fresh pound cake
  • 1/2 cup crushed lemon or Amaretto cookie (something crunchy)
  • 1/4 cup amaretto
  • 1/4 cup grand marnier


  1. For the strawberries: In a small bowl toss the strawberries with the sugar and lime and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.  
  2. Check for sweetness, adding more sugar if called for
  3. For the whipped cream: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, whisk the cream to soft peaks with the vanilla then add the icing sugar.
  4. Whip to stiff peaks. Fold in the custard and chill in fridge.
  5. For the trifle: cut the pound cake into 25 millimeter cubes.
  6. You'll need four to six 250 milliliters jam jars and place some cake in the bottom of each.  
  7. Drizzle the cake with the booze. Add a couple spoons of strawberries so it's even.
  8. Add a large dollop of whipped cream. Add more cake and drizzle of booze then add a spoon of cookie.
  9. Add two spoons of strawberries and spread evenly. Top with a large dollop of cream and garnish with cookie.

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