Red White and Blue Mixed Berry Trifle Recipe

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
May 22, 2020

Today, on Redhead Mom, we are sharing a Red White and Blue Mixed Berry Trifle Recipe
as part of a partnered post with Voortman Bakery. 

Red White and Blue Mixed Berry Trifle Recipe

Memorial Day is just around the corner and not only is it a day where we remember and thank those who have served our country, but it’s also a fun reason to create festive recipes to enjoy for the holiday! In our home, we love berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Whether it’s eating them in ice cream, pie or by themselves, they are always enjoyed by our family. For quite some time, I’ve wanted to make a Trifle, but one, didn’t have the dish and two, didn’t really have a reason to. However, when given the task to create a recipe for Memorial Day in partnership with Voortman Bakery, I jumped at the opportunity to make a trifle!

Red White and Blue Mixed Berry Trifle Recipe

Since we love berries so much in our home and Memorial Day is just around the corner (with 4th of July not that far behind), I decided to make a Red White and Blue Mixed Berry Trifle. It turned out beautifully and was delicious too! It will surely be a crowd pleaser when we’re able to have family and friends over again in the future. Plus, I snacked on the Voortman Bakery Summer Berry Wafers while I was preparing and those were good too. Let’s check out the recipe!



  • 1 cup Smucker’s seedless red raspberry jam
  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 16 ounces Philadelphia brand cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 packages Voortman Bakery Summer Berry Wafers
  • Fresh mint, for garnish (optional)


1 – Set aside a mixture of berries to use as a topping for your trifle. **Note: These won’t be added until the next day, so feel free to keep them in the containers until you need them.

Strawberries blueberries blackberries and raspberries

2 – Heat the raspberry jam in a microwave safe 1 minute 30 seconds, or until hot and liquified. Pour the heated jam over the fresh berries in a large bowl and toss to coat. Let this mixture sit while you prepare the rest of your recipe, stirring occasionally.

Whipping cream with mixer

Whipping Cream Mixer

3 – In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. I used an electric mixer to whip mine. Set aside.

Whipped Cream Cheese

Whipped Cream Cheese with Vanilla

4 – Beat in the vanilla and then beat in a third of the whipped cream.

Whipped Cream with Cream Cheese

Whipped Cream with Cream Cheese

5 – In another large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with the powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Using a large rubber spatula, fold in the rest of the whipped cream until well combined.

Voortman Summer Berry Wafers in trifle dish

6 – Cover the bottom of your trifle dish with a layer of Voortman Bakery Summer Berry Wafers. You can even break it into pieces if you need to.

Berries on Wafers in Trifle Dish

7 – Add 1/3 of the berry mixture (including some of the juices) and add 1/3 of your whipped cream mixture.

Mixed Berry Trifle

8 – Alternate your layers, ending with the cream cheese mixture on top. Refrigerate your trifle for at least 8 hours, or overnight, before serving.

Mixed Berry Trifle Recipe
9 – Once it has chilled for at least 8 hours or overnight, add a mixture of your fresh berries to the top of the whipped cream cheese topping. Be sure to leave a 1-inch border around the edge showing the fruit beneath. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs to your dish. Serve and enjoy!

Voortman Bakery Summer Berry Wafers

I love Voortman Bakery cookies and wafers and was excited to use them in our Red White and Blue Mixed Berry Trifle Recipe. Not only are Voortman Bakery cookies and wafers yummy, but they are also baked with real ingredients! At Voortman Bakery, they believe in real ingredients. Simple, real ingredients are what make their cookies so remarkably delicious. Their wafers and cookies have no artificial colors or flavors AND no high-fructose corn syrup.

At Voortman Bakery, they believe in the art of baking. Plus, their bakers love to bake! From creating new and exciting flavor combinations to constantly reviewing their recipes, their bakers are real cookie connoisseurs! They believe that cookies should taste delicious. I love that Voortman Bakery is committed to giving uncompromising quality, flavor, and simply better cookies to their customers. At Voortman Bakery, they believe the REAL bakes better.


I enjoy learning the history behind brands that I love and Voortman Bakery was one of them! Voortman Cookies began in 1951 when two young Dutch brothers, William and Harry Voortman, opened their first bakery in Hamilton, Ontario. It took five years of dedicated baking and hard work before a Canadian grocery chain agreed to give Voortman Cookies shelf space in their stores!

Even though their name has changed, their commitment to using simple, real ingredients has not. At Voortman Bakery, quality and taste has always been and always will be their top priority From their classic Windmill cookies to their new Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, they’re constantly reinventing what delicious tastes like!

I love the cookies and wafers from Voortman Bakery and have loved creating recipes and fun projects with them and my family. I can’t wait to see what new flavors they come out with!

What are your favorite flavors of Voortman Bakery wafers and cookies?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

13 Responses to “Red White and Blue Mixed Berry Trifle Recipe”

  1. Vickie L Couturier says:

    that looks so good and cool and refreshing

  2. Idalmis says:

    I love your presentation! It looks gorgeous! I am definitely making the recipe because I love all the ingredients you’ve used! Thanks! I pinned to one of my boards. 🙂

  3. Loving the pop of colour from the berries in this trifle, a feast for the eyes before you’re able to tuck in and enjoy.

  4. Monica says:

    Oh wow! I literally need to make these like NOW 😍
    Thanks for sharing! I’m pinning for later:)

  5. Antoinette M says:

    This looks so delicious! I will have to look for the Summer Berry Wafers.

  6. Ewa says:

    This triple looks delicious, beautiful, sweet and juicy. Recently it has become so warm that I eat mainly fruit and this dessert looks perfect to me.

  7. This is my kind of dessert! I will be trying this out for sure. I love when I can use berries!

  8. I remember trifle from my grandmother and this reminds me of it. I think a dessert like this is worth the special care it takes.

  9. Jen says:

    This sounds delicious! I love berries and those wafer cookies. It’s beautiful looking too 🙂

  10. Stephen says:

    This looks like the perfect summer desert, anything with strawberries is my weakness

  11. This sounds absolutely delicious – I have to admit I do love a good trifle from time to time and I love that this has so many berries in it.

  12. Tasheena says:

    This recipe looks so yummy and like a lot of fun to make.

  13. paolo says:

    this looks delicious and easy to make! Will try this tomorrow

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