Raised in the Kitchen cookbook giveaway graphic

Raised in the Kitchen is available now!

Healthy Habits That Help Me!

Lemon Berry Fluff Trifle

13 Reviews

Lemon Strawberry Fluff with berries and graham cracker crust all stuffed into a trifle! ohsweetbasil.com

What is it about facebook that makes everyone want to share too much? I am about to rant, if you don’t want to read my rant you may proceed to the lemon berry fluff trifle recipe and pretend this never happened. And before you go, I will first tell you that this is based off of our famous Cheesecake Berry Salad so prepare yourselves to be the talk of the party and to stuff your face so full you’ll actually want to live in #fatpants for the next few days just so you can continue to eat it. I’m not kidding, this is one of my favorite desserts and it’s easier than PB&J (it’s not but pretty close).

Lemon Strawberry Fluff with berries and graham cracker crust all stuffed into a trifle! ohsweetbasil.com

Ok, back to me and my important thoughts. Facebook kind of makes me insane. It can be used for so much good, keeping in touch, sharing photos, sharing uplifting things etc and yet there is sooooo much complaining, political bickering and let’s be honest, totally not true media shared. It’s really starting to bother me, but because of our Oh, Sweet Basil page I have to keep my personal account.

Lemon Strawberry Fluff with berries and graham cracker crust all stuffed into a trifle! ohsweetbasil.com

If you are one of these, “ugh, this is why I don’t get along with women!” or “Wow, could life get any worse for us? When will it end?” or my favorite, “If you want to say something say it to my face and not behind my back.” people, and we all know the list goes on I’ve probably unfollowed you. Seriously. Listen, we all go through trials, friendships can be broken, the government has problems and so on, but either you breath good things into life and help share goodness or you are only contributing to the negativity.

Try graham cracker crust in a trifle instead of cake! ohsweetbasil.com

If life stinks, someone else’s does too and maybe it’s time to find some way to serve so you can feel better. It actually works, I promise. If the government has some bad decisions going on then find a way to make something better, a neighbor that needs help with food, a kind note to someone in your neighborhood, the list goes on forever.

Lemon Strawberry Fluff with berries and graham cracker crust all stuffed into a trifle! ohsweetbasil.com

Can’t we stop the passive aggressive, airing our dirty laundry and complaining trend on facebook? I hate to tell you this, but when you choose to always post the negative, you actually start feeling more negative. See the good. Be the good. Share the good. Am I really alone in this or do any of you feel like facebook can be a tool for good, but instead it’s being turned to bring you down (not being invited to things, seeing horrible stories, watching fb bickering)? Annnnnd, end rant. Haha! Let’s all be kind and uplifting. Let’s post good things and not just the bad!

What is Trifle?

Trifle is a dessert made with fruit, a thin layer of sponge fingers soaked in sherry or another fortified wine, and custard.

It can be topped with whipped cream.

Will Trifle Get Soggy Overnight?

Trifle will be just fine in the frig overnight.

Can You Use Frozen Berries in Trifle?

Trifle is a favorite summer dessert with fresh berries.

When served out of season, frozen berries may be used.

The berries should be defrosted before adding them to the trifle.


Lemon Berry Fluff Trifle

Raised in the Kitchen - Carrian Cheney

Our new book is now available!

This unique cookbook guides the way through every step, including meal lists and easy-to-follow recipes, and features dollops of heartwarming family stories.

Buy now

Lemon Strawberry Fluff with berries and graham cracker crust all stuffed into a trifle! ohsweetbasil.com

Lemon Berry Fluff Trifle

4.47 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 -8


  • 1 1/2 Cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • zest of 1/2 lemon

For the Fluff

  • 1 1/2 Cups cool whip
  • 2 Containers strawberry yogurt 8 ounces each
  • 1 Package lemon pudding (just the powder) 3.4 ounce
  • 2 Pints raspberries and blackberries
  • 1 Package strawberries chopped
  • 2-3 large bananas chopped


For the Crust

  • In a bowl, melt the butter.
  • Add the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and zest.
  • Stir together and press into a pie plate.
  • Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool.

For the Fluff

  • In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, cool whip and pudding.
  • Fold in the fruit.

To Assemble

  • In a glass bowl, glasses or trifle bowl, layer broken graham cracker crust and fruit fluff.
  • Top with a few fresh berries.
  • Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge for a few hours.


trifle will keep for a day or two in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Berry Fluff Trifle
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 313mg14%
Potassium 446mg13%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Lemon Strawberry fluff trifle layered with graham cracker crust. I could literally eat the whole thing all by myself. YUM! Ohsweetbasil.com

Lemon Strawberry Fluff with berries and graham cracker crust all stuffed into a trifle! ohsweetbasil.com

lemon curd berry trifle ohsweetbasil.com

Lemon Curd Berry Trifle

Mom's secrets to the best strawberry shortcake and it all starts with this angel food cake ohsweetbasil.com

Perfect Angel Food Strawberry Shortcake

Cheesecake fruit salad that's creamy and dreamy perfection! ohsweetbasil.com_-2

Cheesecake Fruit Salad

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Oh, Sweet Basil on Instagram

Want more of our family, recipes, and all our shenanigans?

Check us out on Instagram and be sure to tag us @ohsweetbasil #ohsweetbasil for a chance to be featured!

Healthy Habits That Help Me!

About the authors

carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

Leave a comment

Recipe Rating


  • People have the right to their opinion, but all this political stuff drives me nuts. The worst are (what I refer to as) the “blind lambs” who believe anything Fox News says. People need to think for themselves and do some research before sharing “articles” that are untrue. Or sharing those spam things that have been forwarded around for years. Be choosy about what you’re sharing and make sure it’s true!

    • Reply
    • Perfectly said! Check sources, people!

      • Reply
  • I don’t prefer strawberry yogurt, but love the banana cream yogurt. I will try that. Thanks, again, super “not so sweet” dessert.

    • Reply
    • Oh we love the banana cream! Good luck!

      • Reply
  • Hi Carrian, I am69 & a Born-Again Christian who suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia & a host of related health issue. I’ve been enjoying your recipes & your blog so much & love that you embrace family values.. I totally agree re FBook. Here’s a sad thing: A friend of my daughter (both are Christians) had a fight with her Mom (also a believer) The daughter (not mine) posted a rant on FB dissing her Mom. My daughter (a Pastor’s wife) corrected her friend, saying “Shouln’t this be PRIVATE. Her friend saw the light about that. Unfortunately 3 months later her Mom suddenly passed away & they had not made up. Now the daughter lives with a lot of guilt – so sad !!! Blessings & love, Roseanne

    • Reply
    • Oh Roseanne, doesn’t that just break your heart? What a good reminder that hurt feelings are a choice. We should choose to be kind and forgive quickly because you just never know.

      • Reply
  • Love your recipes! Enjoyed the story of you and your husband’s courtship as well, adorable! I only “social network”on Pinterest, for the reasons you stated and am a scaredy cat as well.Even on Pinterest have received scary. filthy, followers. Most recently a “gentleman”,followed me, but blocked me from following him. His home page stated, “no pin raiders”.wow. Up until a year ago, I was too sick to do anything. Like 10 years of sick! Started following food blogs last March. Love foodies!! Am a 54 year old SAHM. Love to cook and all I do.Began Pinterest in late November. Was so excited as my followings went from 49at Christmas, to almost 1,200 today.Makes me happy to share as many pins as anyone would like. Most do not have as much free time as I am blessed to have, so RAID my pins, I say! I support the over 200blogs I subscribe to, by pinning even if I do not print out. Is hard planning menus, holidays, parties,and keep the house together, but you all do that +++++!Is very much appreciated and I have “met”a bunch of beautiful, loving, kind, generous, talented, intelligent people’s! Facebook smacebook.Will not engage unless I would have to. God bless and know how much your work is loved and appreciated!

    • Reply
    • Oh I love that! Thanks Teri!

      • Reply
  • I agree. I avoid negativity & people who always complain. Life is too short. Look for the good in things & SMILE!

    • Reply
    • Exactly!

      • Reply
  • Completely agree! Thanks for this!!

    • Reply
    • xoxo!

      • Reply

Healthy Habits That Help Me!