Showcase your patriotism with any one of these 22 all-American red, white and blue 4th of July desserts!
22 All-American 4th of July Desserts
The 4th of July is almost here! Get ready for the celebration of Independence Day through backyard grilling, drinking, and enjoying time with friends and family. Since the colors red, white and blue are sure to be plastered all over the streets, it’s only right you also bring these patriotic colors to your food. Complete your meal with any one of these 4th of July desserts!
1. Hand Pies
This hand pie recipe is very easy to make! The ingredients you basically need to prepare are refrigerated pie crusts and canned pie filling. Of course, you can always choose to make everything from scratch yourself. To make the pies look more in-theme, you can add star cut-outs on the sides.
2. Rice Krispy Treats
Kids and adults alike would love these rice krispy treats! To make these crispy goodies, you only need rice crispy cereal, marshmallow, butter, and food coloring.
3. Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta With Roasted Berries
Challenge yourself by making a creamy vanilla panna cotta, topped with delicious berries. This simple, delectable dessert hardly ever fails to please!
This simple 4th of July milkshake complements nicely with fresh off the grill homemade burgers. What’s great about milkshakes is they’re very easy to prepare. Just add color to your regular vanilla ice cream shake and you’re good to go.
5. Red White & Blue Dipped Oreos
6. Patriotic Cones
Stuff your favorite ice cream into these vibrant red, white, and blue cones. If you have kids, you can ask them to help you make these visually stunning cones. They’re very easy to make!
7. Red, White, & Blue Raspberry Candy Bars
Surprise your guests with these patriotic candy bars! Once they bite into these raspberry candy bars, they will see the full 4th of July effect.
8. Patriotic Tunnel Cake
This is a simple tunnel cake recipe you can easily follow. Add bits of fruit, like strawberries and blueberries, to achieve the patriotic garnish.
9. Layered Jello In Cups
Kids will really love these yummy Jell-O treats! If you’re new to making creative desserts, this no-fuss classic treat is something you can easily do.
10. Patriotic Skittles Kebab
If you’re pressed for time, just make a fruit kebab. Simply skewer some strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows coated in chocolate and Skittles on a stick.
11. Red White and Blue Bark
Here’s another no-bake dessert you can make in just a few minutes! With just vanilla candy coating, crushed Oreos, butter, and sprinkles, you can make a red, white, and blue bark that can easily feed a crowd.
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12. Fresh Berry Trifles
Making these star-spangled fresh berry trifles is not complicated at all. You simply have to layer colorful ingredients in a cup. The stars, which are made from pound cake, can either be store-bought or made from scratch.
13. Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches
The 4th of July is often one of the hottest days of the year. So, be sure to stay cool with these red, white and blue ice cream sandwiches.
14. Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch
You can keep this patriotic punch kid-friendly. But if you spike it with vodka or rum, this punch would surely be a hit with the adults as well.
15. Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Cake
This decadent cheesecake cake screams USA! To get this effect on your cake, you need to add food coloring, of course. If you don’t want to do it, you can skip this part, and add fruits or more sprinkles to your cake instead.
16. Red Velvet 4th of July Cupcakes
Don’t these red velvet cupcakes make great centerpieces? These lovely cupcakes would draw the crowd to your table, for sure.
17. Star-Spangled Gumdrops
18. American Flag Marshmallow Pops
These American flag marshmallow pops are probably the most patriotic among all the desserts in this list. If you want to make a dessert that really goes with the 4th of July theme, make these marshmallow pops!
19. Coconut Berry Icebox Cake
This coconut berry icebox cake is not only delicious but it looks absolutely divine as well. If you decide to make this for the 4th of July, be sure to make plenty because people would surely ask for seconds.
20. Red White And Blue Popsicles
These patriotic popsicles are what you need to cool down on the 4th of July. You don’t have to serve the popsicles for dessert. Just keep some in your fridge in case somebody craves for one.
21. American Flag Pie
Impress your friends and family with this American flag pie. Worried about spending all your time in the kitchen? It would save you plenty of time if you use store-bought pie crusts instead of making one yourself.
22. Patriotic Pretzels
What you need to make this very easy dessert are pretzel rods, white baking chocolate, and sprinkles. This is a simple, go-to dessert you can easily make if you have no time do a more complicated dessert.
Watch this video by Rosanna Pansino to learn more about making 4th of July desserts:
Remember the 4th of July is not just about decorating your house or preparing beautiful desserts. It’s about giving honor to our ancestors who fought bravely so we can have independence. Making 4th of July desserts is just a simple, tiny gesture we can do to celebrate the day.
What do you think of these 4th of July desserts? Which recipe are you planning to try? Share your experience with us in the comment section below.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.