Summer Berry Trifle

Berries are nature’s summer candy. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries stock my refrigerator with their tasty healthiness. When we moved into our home, we were told by our neighbor that we were the new owners of a blueberry bush.  Unfortunately, our berries were poached by the local crows before I could even enjoy one harvest. Next spring and summer, I will be more diligent in the guarding of these little blues.  Good thing I could still get my berry fix from the Sunday farmer’s market down the road. Now while I am ready for the first signs of a Fall chill and cozying up in a sweater, I am still reveling in late days of berry season. Perhaps it is all right that we still have three more weeks to share is these bountiful treats.

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Summer Berry Trifle

1 carton blueberries

1 carton strawberries

1 sponge cake

2 cups heavy cream

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

In a bowl with a hand mixer, mix vanilla, sugar, and heavy cream until peaks form and a light frothy whipped cream is made. In a trifle bowl, or really any bowl , slice the sponge cake into 1 inch or 1/2 inch slices and line the base of the bowl. Top with a layer of strawberries and blueberries and cover with a layer of whipped cream.  Repeat this until the bowl is layered and ready to be shared as a light, sweet dessert .

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