17 Red, White, & Blue Desserts For A Sweet Fourth Of July


Besides being a great long weekend, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the birthday of the good old USA. All across the country, barbecue grills will be lit, flags will be hung, and family and friends will gather to eat lots of food. But after all of the hot dogs, burgers,and ribs, your guests will most likely be in the mood for a sweet treat. And there is no better way to impress them than with an assortment of red, white, and blue desserts. (Well, unless you can play a killer rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" on your guitar).

Cakes, cookies, and popsicles are just some of the tasty treats that make a perfect, patriotic end to an awesome backyard barbecue or beach blowout. And the best part is that most of them don't even require you to sweat it out over a hot stove while you prepare them.

So while you're planning the details of your Fourth of July menu this year, make sure you save room for the dessert. You're definitely going to need some sugar to keep you and your guests awake long enough to see the fireworks display after the sun goes down.

1. Vanilla Bean Strawberry Sherbert

Courtesy of Brooklyn Supper

Brooklyn Supper's vanilla bean strawberry sherbet is simple and sweet, and you practically count the ingredients on one hand.

2. Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle

Courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker

The red, white & blueberry trifle from Brown Eyed Baker makes a beautiful centerpiece for your Fourth of July table.

3. Limoncello Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust

Courtesy of A Spicy Perspective

Want to spice things up this holiday? The Limoncello cheesecake with Biscoff crust from A Spicy Perspective puts a boozy spin on your ordinary cheesecake recipe.

4. Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Courtesy of Cook Nourish Bliss

Red velvet sandwich cookies from Cook Nourish Bliss are all the soft, cream cheesy goodness of a slice of red velvet cake, without all of the calories. That is, of course, unless you eat the whole batch by yourself.

5. No Bake Frozen Cheesecake

Courtesy of My Baking Addiction

A salty and sweet mix of graham cracker crumbs, pretzels, and pecans make the crust of the no bake frozen cheesecake from My Baking Addiction.

6. Greek Yogurt Popcicles

Courtesy of Damn Delicious

The temperatures are sure to be high on July 4, and the Greek yogurt popsicles from Damn Delicious are the perfect patriotic frozen treat on a hot day.

7. 4th of July Doughnuts

Courtesy of The Simple, Sweet Life

Dress up ordinary cake doughnuts with this patriotic 4th of July doughnut icing from The Simple, Sweet Life.

8. Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker

The name is deceiving, as you won't have to force your kids to eat Brown Eyed Baker's strawberry pretzel salad. The perfect combination of salty and sweet, you might actually have to make them stop eating it.

9. Creamy Chia Pudding

Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

If you're looking for a dessert option that's on the healthier side, try the creamy chia pudding from Cookie and Kate.

10. Cheesecake Parfaits With Blueberry Pie Filling

Courtesy of Damn Delicious

Don't even think about turning your oven on, whip up these cheesecake parfaits with blueberry pie filling from Damn Delicious with your electric mixer and serve chilled.

11. Strawberry Shortcake S'mores

Courtesy of A Spicy Perspective

These strawberry shortcake s'mores from A Spicy Perspective are perfect for a backyard barbecue.

12. Creamy Coconut Mojito Ice Pops

Courtesy of Cook Nourish Bliss

On a hot day, nothing is more refreshing than a popsicle or a mojito. The folks at Cook Nourish Bliss give us the best of both worlds with their creamy coconut mojito ice pops.

13. Red, White, And Blue Tart

Courtesy of The Simple. Sweet Life

The red, white, and blue tart from The Simple, Sweet Life bakes in just 10 minutes, leaving you more time to get glam before your guests arrive.

14. Lemon Whipped Cream 4th Of July Cupcakes

Courtesy of Your Cup of Cake

Decorate the lemon whipped cream 4th of July cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake with fresh berries and red sprinkles to show your love for the USA.

15. Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Courtesy of My Baking Addiction

The chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich cake from My Baking Addiction will take you back to the summers of your childhood. The red, white, and blue sprinkles make it fun and festive for your holiday party.

16. Lemon Berry Cake

Courtesy of Your Cup Of Cake

Lemons, fresh blueberries, and raspberries make Your Cup of Cake's lemon berry cake a sweet summer treat. You can save yourself a little time by using your favorite white cake mix.

17. Raspberry Cobbler Pizza

Courtesy of Deliciously Yum

There may not be any mozzarella or tomato sauce, but all of your guests will be vying for the last slice of raspberry cobbler pizza from Deliciously Yum.