I’m always on the lookout for fun and festive ideas for the fourth of July. This year, I am trying a fun 4th of July dessert I’m calling the Patriotic Trifle. Ever wonder what the difference is between a parfait and a trifle? I did, so I looked it up. Apparently, a trifle has some sort of cake included, while a parfait does not.
Festive 4th of July Dessert
This recipe only has about 1/2 a brownie in each serving, which keeps the fat and calories down. Here is my Patriotic Trifle recipe:
- Two brownies crumbled
- 2 cups fat free vanilla frozen yogurt
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
Simply combine the ingredients in layers keeping a red, white and blue theme with the brownie crumbles on the bottom and a few on the top. Ideal if you can serve immediately, but I’ve also kept some in the freezer for 30-60 minutes and they still tasted delicious! Easy peasy as my daughter would say.
Next, I decided to come up with a fun drink for the adults. To go with the patriotic theme, I create a mixed drink using raspberry seltzer, Cool Blue Gatorade, and fresh raspberries. This drink is easy to add alcohol as well. I am all about making recipes that are super easy to replicate. I’m calling this drink the Cool Blue Patriot. Here is the very simple recipe:
- 1 cup raspberry seltzer
- 1/4 cup Cool Blue Gatorade
- 3-5 fresh raspberries
- 1/2 -1 shot vodka for the alcoholic version