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Vanilla Wafer Trifle

Do you think I trifles much?  I’ll have to say I come by it naturally though. My grandpa Theron (grandma Betty’s husband) loved layered desserts.  He especially loved this dessert, but with bananas.

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Strawberries are in season though, and during strawberry season it’s the law to use strawberries in anything possible.

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The pudding layer for this trifle is a little different than other trifles I made in the past, and it is what really takes this trifle over the top.

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Also, using vanilla wafers instead of angel food cake or pound cake it also an awesome idea.  You can use a giant trifle dish like I did or make individual sized ones in wine glasses or martini glasses.  (I left out the vanilla wafers in my individual sized one.  I made it for my Grandma Coco, who needs to eat gluten free.)

Vanilla Wafer Trifle
 
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Vanilla Wafer Trifle
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 large container of cool whip
  • 1 box vanilla wafers
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine the water and sweetened condensed milk.  Stir in pudding mix until well mixed.  Chill for 10-15 minutes or until almost set.  While the pudding mixture is chilling, beat the heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks.  Fold pudding mixture into whipped cream.
  2. Line the bottom of a trifle dish with vanilla wafers, top with half of the pudding mixture, 1 cup of sliced strawberries, and about half of the cool whip.  Repeat.
  3. Garnish with the remaining sliced strawberries.
  4. Eat!