Strawberry Lemon Trifle With 7UP®: Upgrade Your Summer at Walmart!

This post was sponsored by Walmart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Looking to upgrade your summer? Walmart can help! We picked up 7UP to make this delicious Strawberry Lemon Trifle. It's the exact kind of unique and tasty summer #dessert #recipe to wow your guests and your family! #UpgradeYourSummer #IC #ad

Don’t forget to check out the awesome Upgrade Your Summer Giveaway at Walmart! (more info below)

My mom and I always say there’s a single moment in which you know it’s the holidays, and there’s one for summer too!

It’s always before summer, of course, and is usually on a gorgeous May day. Maybe it’s your first day wearing sandals with a dress, or a shorter dress instead of a maxi. Maybe it’s a day with shorts and the windows down. It could be a Memorial Day party or the first crack of the baseball bat at the field across your house. Whatever it is, I LOVE it. I’m a July baby, and I became a mom in July, so I’m all about all things summer. I don’t even mind humidity if it means longer days of sun and fun.

In the summer, we are all about celebrating and entertaining.

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About once or twice a week, we go to Walmart to shop for warm weather meals and party supplies. You’d be amazed at what you can do with anything strawberry, cake mix, and 7UP®. I’m excited to share my Strawberry Lemon Trifle recipe:

Strawberry Lemon Trifle With 7UP®

Strawberry Lemon Trifle With 7UP®

Ingredients

  1. 1 can 12 oz 7UP®
  2. 1 box 15.25 oz vanilla cake mix
  3. 2 boxes, 3.4 oz each, instant lemon pudding
  4. 3-1/2 cups milk
  5. 1 tub 8 oz whipped topping, thawed
  6. 8-10 fresh strawberries, washed and tops removed

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13x9 baking pan, and then set aside
  • 2. Mix soft drink and cake mix together in a bowl
  • 3. Pour into prepared pan
  • 4. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until center is set and edges are brown
  • 5. Cool completely
  • 6. Add pudding and milk in a bowl and whisk until smooth
  • 7. Refrigerate at least five minutes
  • 8. When cake is completely cooled, cut in half and cut each half into small pieces. Sometimes it's easier to just break the cake apart with your fingers
  • 9. Place half of the cake into the bottom of the trifle bowl
  • 10. Cover with half of the pudding and half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers
  • 11. Slice strawberries into thin slices
  • 12. Place on top of the whipped topping
  • 13. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve
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7UP products are made with the highest-quality ingredients. Whatever the flavor, you can be rest assured that your can is crisp, clean, and refreshing. When the days of summer are heating up, refresh yourself with an Original 7UP with its iconic lemon lime flavor! That’s why we grab a 12-pack at Walmart, and easy supplies for my trifle.

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Looking to upgrade your summer? Walmart can help! We picked up 7UP to make this delicious Strawberry Lemon Trifle. It's the exact kind of unique and tasty summer #dessert #recipe to wow your guests and your family! #UpgradeYourSummer #IC #ad

I’d love to hear how you celebrate summer! When we were kids, we had a large in-ground pool. My parents would have parties so big, that every square inch of lawn was covered by towels. There’d be people in the pool, people on the lawn, people on the front lawn playing games. My dad was a pioneer of the times and had large outdoor speakers so he could blast music to us. That’s why this giveaway is so awesome! You’d get a patio set, speakers, a grill, a cooler, and a gift card. And 25 winners will win gift cards to get some good stuff for summer! What would you get with your Walmart gift card?

Looking to upgrade your summer? Walmart can help! We picked up 7UP to make this delicious Strawberry Lemon Trifle. It's the exact kind of unique and tasty summer #dessert #recipe to wow your guests and your family! #UpgradeYourSummer #IC #ad

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Cooking and baking with 7UP is a delight! I can’t even tell you why it changes the texture and flavor of my trifle better than anything else can. This is a simple and fun recipe – easy to whip up for the family, or serve to summer guests!

Looking to upgrade your summer? Walmart can help! We picked up 7UP to make this delicious Strawberry Lemon Trifle. It's the exact kind of unique and tasty summer #dessert #recipe to wow your guests and your family! #UpgradeYourSummer #IC #ad

Giveaway Time!

Find out more about 7UP and Walmart, and how to upgrade your summer! And visit the Upgrade Your Summer website to enter the Backyard Makeover promotion here. And see below for prize details for your Backyard Makeover:

Eight (8) Grand Prize Packages: Each winner will receive the following:
One (1) Palm Springs Wicker Patio Set with four (4) Chairs.
One (1) Sonus Out Speakers.
One (1) Weber Genesis 11 E310 Grill.
One (1) Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler.
One (1) $300 Walmart Gift Card (Terms and conditions of the Gift Card apply).
Twenty-five (25) Second Prizes: Each winner to receive one (1) $25 Walmart Gift Card (Terms and conditions of the Gift Card apply).

Looking to upgrade your summer? Walmart can help! We picked up 7UP to make this delicious Strawberry Lemon Trifle. It's the exact kind of unique and tasty summer #dessert #recipe to wow your guests and your family! #UpgradeYourSummer #IC #ad

Good luck!

7UP is a registered trademark of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ©2017 Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.

Snow Cone Cupcakes and Other Delights

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

If we’re being honest, the last six days have been like having a newborn baby, without the physical pain.

And then we quickly graduated to it being like having a toddler in the house, although my toddlers never ate wood chips or chewed on coffee tables. That said, it takes constant vigilance. I’m only writing this while he naps now at my feet, like so:

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My mental state is good..ish. I don’t do well with the end of the school year. All of those permission slips and field days and end of year breakfasts and goodbyes. It gives me a stomachache, and I mean that sincerely and literally. (ow) I did ok with it as a kid because I had the promise of an eons-long summer vacation to answer to, but as a mama? My growing mama heart has to wrap my head around new teachers and routines, and my kids both have the audacity to have June/July birthdays while the years pass. More years taking me beyond those early moments and days. When all I had to do was hold them.

To my heart. Hold them and hold on. Hold on.

So this puppy – this baby. Our baby. I’m quite attached. Athena and Juniper seem to like him too. Junie and I will always have our computer cuddle time. (seriously – she wants to cuddle only when I’m working) And the puppy isn’t big enough for the dog park yet until he has all his shots. That belongs to Athena and me. Eventually she’ll show him the ropes and he’ll be ready. She will soon see that it means more time at her favorite place. Nothing but more lately. More love and more life.

I figure that out eventually. Every time.

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

You are so lucky, because you’re about to find out how to make snow cone cupcakes. Pretty cool, right? I’ve seen them in red, white and blue, which is really pretty, but I wanted to make mine more summer-colorful. You can make them any way!

Snow Cone Cupcakes:

Ingredients:

6 prepared cupcakes, unfrosted
1 container white frosting
Sanding Sugars—red, yellow, blue
6 white styrofoam cups, 12 oz
6 plastic spoons
Scissors

Instructions:

1 – First, cut off a little more than half of the top of each cup. The bottoms will be used to hold the cupcakes so make sure the cupcakes fit inside with the cake tops being about even with the cup tops. Don’t put the cupcakes into the cups yet.

2 – Frost each cupcake with a thick layer of frosting and smooth it into a dome shape.

3 – Start with the blue sugar and sprinkle a thick coat on the left third of the frosting so it looks like a blue stripe. Use the yellow sugar next and sprinkle a thick coat on the middle of the cupcake to look like a yellow stripe. Use the red sugar last to sprinkle on a thick coat for a red stripe on the right third of the cupcake. It should resemble a snow cone.

4 – Set each cupcake down into a cup and dip a spoon down into the edge of the cake so it looks like a spoon inside a snow cone.

5 – Enjoy!

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snow cone cupcakes

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These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

Do you like snow cones best, or would you like snow cone cupcakes even more?

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!