Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Raspberry Trifle

Hi guys! As you may recall from my post earlier this week, I picked a whole bunch of raspberries over the weekend. 8 lbs of them, to be exact! While normally I'd have all sorts of plans for jam and baked goods, it has been a hot, hot week in Seattle, so I am not about to turn my oven or stove on!

So, I spent a day or so racking my brain, trying to think what sort of tasty no-bake treat I could make. Well, after some serious time on Pinterest, and some serious time spent thinking of all the no-bake things I've ever made, I came up with this: Raspberry Trifle inspired by the Magnolia Bakery banana pudding recipe and made with waffles (aka the best food ever)!

Seriously, ya'll, this is so good. Sweet, creamy, tart, and rich, but still refreshing! Oh, and did I mention that you don't even have to turn your oven on?

Here's how we roll:

Raspberry Trifle: Serves 6-10

- 3/4 cup cold water
- 1/3 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
- Half of a 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk (7oz total)
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 6-8 frozen waffles, thawed or toasted, then ripped into smaller pieces
- 4 cups fresh raspberries, plus extra for garnish

1. Whisk together the water, pudding mix, and sweetened condensed milk in a medium bowl. Once well combined, put in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream. Once it's basically unsweetened whipped cream, fold the pudding mixture into the whipped cream until it's well incorporated.

3. In a large bowl (a trifle bowl if you're fancy!), assemble the trifle. Put down a layer of waffle pieces, then add a layer of raspberries, followed by a layer of the pudding mixture. Repeat until your bowl is full or you've run out of ingredients, but be sure the top layer is covered well with the pudding mixture. It's not structurally important or anything, but it sure is pretty that way!

4. Garnish the top of the trifle with raspberries, chill for at least 30 minutes, and then serve!
Seriously, could that be any easier? And you guys. It is SO good. I definitely couldn't wait longer than half an hour to dig into this beauty, but if you have the willpower to let it sit a bit longer, your patience will pay off. Once it's sits over night, or even over two nights, the flavors start to meld and the waffles somehow become some sort of magic cake made by angels. Yep.

Anyway, I hope you can try out this awesome no-bake recipe soon- it's so, so tasty and a real treat to put together on a hot summer day.

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  1. MMmmm! This looks SO good! :) Glad you found a no-bake recipe. I will have to try this sometime soon. :) XO-Alexandra

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  2. Oh that looks fantastic! No-bake recipes are the best, even if it's near torture having to wait for things to set. And who doesn't love trifle? Yummy!

  3. OMG how delicious, your making me very hungry!!!!!

  4. Heck yeah, lady! Looks awesome!

  5. Ok- I immediately pinned this because this sounds like the most delish thing ever! Love the no-bake idea too! We are having a mini pool party this weekend and I may have to make this!

  6. yum yum yum! i love no-oven desserts in the summer! gotta try this

  7. This looks amazing! My craving is almost satiated by these pictures alone though haha :)

    <3 Megan

  8. delicious! raspberries have a special place in my heart


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