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Pistachio Pudding Trifle Dessert

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a delicious and festive dessert to celebrate with, look no further than this pistachio pudding trifle with pound cake! Not only is it easy to make, but it's also a refreshing and light dessert that's perfect for any spring celebration.

First, let's talk about the star of the show: pistachio pudding. This creamy and nutty pudding is a great alternative to traditional vanilla or chocolate pudding, and it adds a lovely green color to your trifle that's perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

Next up is the pound cake. This classic cake is a great choice for trifles because it's sturdy enough to hold up to all the layers without turning to mush. Plus, it's a blank canvas for your trifle's delicious flavors to shine through. To save time, you can use a store-bought pound cake. Or make your own using this recipe!

How to Make Pistachio Pudding Trifle


  • 1 package of Jell-O pistachio pudding mix

  • 2 cups of milk

  • 1 (8 oz.) container of whipped topping

  • 1 pound cake, cut into small cubes

  • 1/2 cup of chopped pistachios

How to Make it:

1. Make the pistachio pudding according to the package instructions. Typically, you'll mix the pudding mix with milk and whisk until it thickens. Then, let it sit in the fridge for a few minutes to set.

2. Arrange your pound cake cubes in the bottom of a trifle dish. You can use a clear glass bowl or any other large dish to hold all your ingredients. Then, pour about half of the pistachio pudding over the pound cake. Use a spatula to smooth it out evenly.

3. Add another layer of pound cake cubes to the pudding, followed by the remaining pudding. Then, add a layer of whipped topping on top of the pudding. Repeat these layers until you reach the top of the trifle dish.

4. Top the trifle with chopped pistachios once you've added all your layers. Not only does this add a bit of crunch, but it also adds a lovely pop of green color to your dessert.

Now, your trifle is ready to serve! You can refrigerate it for a few hours before serving to let all the flavors meld together or serve it immediately. Either way, it's sure to be a hit.

One of the best things about trifles is that they're so versatile. You can switch the flavors and ingredients to suit your tastes or the occasion. For example, you could use chocolate pudding and raspberries for a Valentine's Day trifle or pumpkin pudding and gingersnap cookies for a fall-themed trifle.

For an adult-only trifle, you can get creative with your trifle and add some Bailey's Irish Cream to the whipped topping or drizzle some Jameson whiskey over the pound cake. (Just keep the alcohol content in check, especially if you're serving the trifle to children or anyone who doesn't drink.)

Pistachio pudding trifle with pound cake is a delicious and easy dessert perfect for St. Patrick's Day. With its creamy pistachio pudding, fluffy whipped topping, and crunchy pistachios, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any celebration. So grab your trifle dish and get to layering!


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