4th of July Desserts that are sweet, festive and perfectly patriotic! Easy red, white & blue recipes that come together fast and everyone loves!
Enjoy this collection of the BEST red, white and blue recipes we enjoy! A delightful collection of delicious and adorable patriotic recipes that are perfect for Memorial Day, the 4th of July or any other patriotic event!
4th of July Desserts we love:
4th of July Desserts: Cakes–
Strawberry Tres Leches Cake is made with a boxed cake mix, a 3 milk syrup & topped with whipped cream and fresh berries! This tres leches cake recipe is a simple way to create a traditional, festive dessert! See the recipe for Strawberry Tres Leches Cake here.
STRAWBERRY TRES LECHES CAKE
- 12 oz evaporated milk
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 15.25 oz vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 pan with non stick spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix, flour, sugar, vanillaextract, eggs, milk, and vegetable oil. Mix with an electric mixer until nolumps remain.
- Proceed to pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake in the ovenfor 30-35 minutes.
- Let cool completely on the countertop or place it into the fridge for aspeedier process.
- Add all three milks into a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk together tocombine. Place into the fridge until ready to use and the cake has cooled completely.
Whipped cream recipe
- Pour heavy cream into the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on high for 4-6 minutes, until cream has thickened and stiff peaks form.
- Add powdered sugar to the cream. For more sweetness add more powdered sugar until satisfied. Place into the fridge until ready to use.
- Make sure cake is completely cooled. Poke holes all over the cake with a fork.
- Pour the three milk mixture slowly over the cake. You can add more or less depending how moist you want the cake.
- Spread the whip cream evenly over the cake.
To make an American flag cake:
- Wash the blueberries and strawberries well, make sure all stems are removed.
- Then, thinly slice the strawberries.
- Start decorating by adding the blueberries to the upper left side of yourrectangular cake, covering a section about 3 inches across and 2 inches down.
- Use the sliced strawberries to line the cake to help hold the blueberries ontop of the cake. Leave a 1-inch space and then make 3 full lines of strawberries across thecake.
- Place remaining whipped cream in a piping bag to pipe the white lines of the flags. A 1M star tip or any decorative tip would be fine.
- Pipe small star-shaped bits of cream in the spaces between the strawberries.
- Place back into the fridge so the cake has time to absorb the three milks. It's best overnight but if you are in a rush for at least 4-5 hours. Serve & enjoy!
Easy Vanilla Cake Bites are simple glazed bite-sized treats that are so easy to make! Super cute & beyond tasty, these vanilla cake bites will be the hit of the party! These cute, festive treats are perfect for 4th of July or any time you want to be patriotic! See the recipe for Easy Vanilla Cake Bites here.
Raspberry Cream Cake begins with a white cake mix that is topped with sweet whipped cream, raspberries and danish dessert. Wonderful raspberry cake recipe with great flavors! See the recipe for Raspberry Cream Cake here.
Strawberry Shortcake Bars are made with layers of sugar cookies, fresh strawberries, homemade strawberry syrup and sweetened whipped cream. These icebox cookie bars are somewhere in between traditional strawberry shortcake and fruit pizza. See the recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Bars here.
Blueberry Pound Cake make with butter, sugar and fresh blueberries. Elegant pound cake recipe that sweet & tender with bright blueberry flavor & dusted with powdered sugar. See the recipe for Blueberry Pound Cake here.
Strawberry Shortcake Cake is a gorgeous vanilla cake filled with whipped vanilla frosting and fresh strawberries. Lovely strawberry shortcake layers make up this easy & elegant strawberry cake. See the Strawberry Shortcake Cake Recipe here.
Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake is a delicious dessert packed with so much great taste and fresh berries in every slice. This Lemon Pound Cake recipe is the perfect treat for Spring snacking! See the recipe for Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake here.
I have been making this cake for so long I can’t even remember where I got the recipe from… But it’s so good and so easy – my favorite combination! Nate actually waits for the Spring and Summer to roll around so he can request this dessert while the berries are in season. You can use strawberries, raspberries, really any berries you are in the mood for – Mmmm! And since it’s so easy to make you can whip it up in no time but people will think you’ve slaved away – I won’t tell if you won’t! See the recipe for Almond Berry Angel Food Cake here.
Show your patriotism with this Firecracker Cake! The red, white, and blue runs inside and out!! Great for Memorial Day, the 4th of July or any occasion you want to share a little American pride! See the recipe for Firecracker Cake here.
This Fresh Berry Vanilla Layered Cake is light, fruity and the perfect dessert for sharing! It’s also easy to make and with the red and blue, it’s prefect for the Fourth of July! In the case of this cake, I used strawberries and blueberries and made a big beautiful berry flower on top of the berry-filled cake. I was totally in love with the look of it. So bright, beautiful and summery. See the recipe for Fresh Berry Vanilla Layered Cake here.
This delicious cake is a combination of angel food cake and buttery pound cake. It’s got a rich taste and a velvety texture. It’s perfect topped with the sweetened cream and fresh berries. Don’t forget the chocolate drizzle on top! See the recipe for Berries and Cream Cupcakes here.
Strawberries and Cream Jello Poke Cake made with a cake mix, seeped with jello & topped with sweet cream and strawberries. Easy jello dessert perfect for get-togethers! See the recipe for Strawberries & Cream Poke Cake here!
Easy Blueberry Cake recipe made with butter, sugar, flour, egg whites and blueberries of course! Simple cake topped with a buttery topping and baked with fresh blueberries. See the recipe for Butter Blueberry Cake here!
I found these darling cupcake wrappers and flags at the Dollar Store and from that point I was on a mission to make some patriotic cupcakes! I didn’t want to use a ton of food coloring though because honestly, I don’t like the taste of it. So I improvised and came up with these beauties! The best part? They taste incredible- and they’re still super festive! I’ll show you how to make them- it’s so simple. See the recipe for Red, White and Blue Swirl Cupcakes here.
4th of July Desserts: Pies/Cheesecakes–
Cheesecake ice cream pie is a delightful cross between classic cheesecake & homemade ice cream! Creamy, rich ice cream pie with cheesecake flavors & topped with cherries, of course! See the recipe for Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie here.
Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake Bars are a simple dessert made by combining cheesecake & raspberries. Sweet, creamy and delicious no-bake raspberry cheesecake recipe can be made ahead and comes together quick. See the Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake Bars recipe here.
Classic cherry pie made from scratch, with the flakiest homemade crust and a delicious fresh cherry filling. Our buttery pie crust is the best and you can’t beat a homemade sweet cherry pie. Serve with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate treat. See the recipe for Homemade Cherry Pie here.
Easy No Bake Cheesecake with Strawberries is an easy 5 ingredient dessert that takes no time to make! Pudding mix, cream cheese and whipped topping make the smooth, no-bake cheesecake filling. Topped with fresh strawberries, it’s the perfect Spring dessert. See the easy no bake cheesecake recipe here.
Berry Peach Pie is the perfect summer pie recipe! Simple to make with an easy crust & filled with sweet fresh fruit then topped with vanilla ice cream. See the recipe for Berry Peach Pie here.
There’s never a bad reason to have cheesecake, and these red white and blue mini cheesecakes are perfect any day of the year, but especially right now as you’re planning out your fourth of July barbecues and picnics. These mini cheesecakes are super simple to make and they couldn’t be any more adorable and perfect for the Fourth of July. See the recipe for Red, White and Blue Mini Cheesecakes here.
Strawberries and Cream Pie is one of those desserts that looks really fancy but only takes a few minutes to make and is absolutely delicious too! Strawberries and Cream Pie is one of my very favorite desserts because it is so easy to make and everyone just loves it! I’m not a very big fan of traditional pies, but I found this recipe a few years ago and it has become a family favorite for pie and non-pie fans alike! I have only used strawberries, but you can use any fruit or combination of fruit and I’m sure it would still be delicious. I think raspberries would be wonderful with this recipe…maybe I’ll try that next time. See the recipe for Strawberries and Cream Pie here.
This red, white, and blue ice cream pie is creamy, crunchy, and colorful. It’s always a crowd please are so impressive looking. It’s surprisingly easy to make using store-bought granola and ice cream, and easy to make vegan or gluten-free if desired. See the recipe for Red, White and Blueberry Ice Cream Pie here.
Strawberry Ice Cream Pie is a simple dessert made with a graham cracker crust, hot fudge and strawberry ice cream. This ice cream pie recipe comes together quick with just a few ingredients. See the Strawberry Ice Cream Pie recipe here.
Cool dessert are the best in the summer time so this pie really hit the spot at our last family dinner! It’s super fast to make and it was such a huge hit! It’s not overly sweet so topping it with hot fudge really adds a nice touch. This started out as a healthier berries and cream pie dessert but it just begged for chocolate on top, so I indulged. Half of my guests had it without the hot fudge and still loved it! See the recipe for Berries and Cream Pie with Hot Fudge here.
Strawberry Cheesecake Lush is a delicious no bake dessert made with layers of crushed Golden Oreos, pudding, sweet cream and tons of fresh strawberries. Tastes like cheesecake and comes together in minutes for the perfect dessert recipe! See the recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Lush here!
4th of July Desserts: Cookies–
Patriotic Jello Sugar Cookies are easy to make with red and blue jello and a simple buttercream frosting that can be flavored to match! These sugar cookies can be rolled and cut out into shapes or just quickly scooped out into balls. See the Patriotic Jello Sugar Cookies recipe here.
Cherry Pie Cookies are a delicious sugar cookie cup, filled with savory cherry filing and covered in a white chocolate drizzle. These cherry cookies are soft, sweet, and an easy way to satisfy your cherry pie craving! See the recipe for Cherry Pie Cookies here.
Fun Patriotic Cookie Bars made with swirled red, white & blue icing making them perfectly festive! Easy sugar cookie bar recipe for 4th of July & Memorial Day. We’re a week away from 4th of July and I really wanted to make a simple, patriotic dessert for my family. These cute Patriotic Sugar Cookie Bars fit the bill! I made them the night before and let them sit overnight so that the icing would be set. Easy patriotic treat that everyone loved- you’ve got to make them! See the recipe for Patriotic Cookie Bars here.
Fireworks sugar cookie cake can be your star spangled, patriotic dessert on Memorial Day or the 4th of July! This easy cookie cake recipe is full of red, white, and blue deliciousness! See the recipe for Fireworks Sugar Cookie Cake here.
Blueberry Cream Cookies are soft vanilla pudding cookies with fantastic blueberry flavor! White chocolate chips + fresh blueberries are baked right into these amazing cookies. See the recipe for Blueberry Cream Cookies here.
Super Simple 4th of July Cookies made with just 4 ingredients and NO BAKE! Oh my word, I honestly can’t even begin to portray how SIMPLE these patriotic cookies are to make. EASY I tell you. I used the fridge to cool down my chocolate and they were done in under 20 minutes! Plus, how fun are they? Perfect for 4th of July, right?! Enjoy! See the recipe for 4th of July Cookies here.
Cherry Cheesecake Cookies have cream cheese and cheesecake pudding in them, are topped with a little bit of cherry pie filling and then sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs! See the recipe or Cherry Cheesecake Cookies here.
Sugar Cookie Bars with Strawberry Frosting is the perfect spring-time dessert! The fruity frosting is the perfect way to level up your dessert! See the recipe for Strawberry Sugar Cookie Bars here!
4th of July Desserts: Dessert Salads–
Berry Jello Pretzel Salad made with fresh berries & fruity Jell-O on a buttery pretzel crust! Gorgeous Jello salad recipe that tastes amazing and is so easy to make. See the Berry Jello Pretzel Salad recipe here.
Raspberry Ambrosia Salad is a simple, sweet side dish perfect for holidays! With only four ingredients, this ambrosia salad recipe tastes incredible and is easy to make. See the raspberry ambrosia salad recipe here.
Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad layered with a buttery pretzel crust, cream cheese whipped topping, strawberries and jello. Strawberry Jello Salad that’s gorgeous & simple sweet side dish that is always the first to go! See the recipe for Strawberry Pretzel Salad here.
Patriotic Layered Jello Salad has a raspberry layer and a blueberry layer with a delicious vanilla layer in between! This red, white and blue dessert is perfect for the 4th of July and is so yummy, you’ll want to eat it the rest of the year too! See the Patriotic Jello Salad recipe here.
The BEST Cherry Fluff salad recipe ever! Perfectly creamy, not too sweet with tons of bright, cherry flavor. HALF the calories, done in a matter of minutes & ready to serve immediately! See the recipe for the Best Cherry Fluff here!
Strawberry Jello Mold is a fun way and delicious way to serve jello salad. The jello is set in a bundt pan & has two layers, fresh strawberries in jello and a creamy sweet jello bottom layer! Perfect way to serve a jello dessert! See the Strawberry Jello Salad Mold recipe here.
This simple Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad recipe comes together with just 5 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into your favorite berries to create the most amazing fruit salad ever! Your family will go nuts over it. See the recipe for Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad here.
Creamy Raspberry Jello made with just 3 ingredients! Easy Jello recipe made with jello, vanilla pudding and whipped topping for a simple and delicious dessert. See the recipe for Creamy Raspberry Jello here!
4th of July Desserts: Drinks–
Easy Cherry Party Punch is a fun & festive party drink that everyone goes crazy over! Simple to make & has a fantastic sweet cherry flavor. See the easy Cherry Party Punch recipe here.
We’re huge fans of Italian Cream Sodas at our house and make them often for festive occasions. On a whim I decided to make a blueberry-raspberry combination and everyone went crazy over how amazing they tasted! As a bonus too they’re super festive as the drink naturally separates into red, white and blue colors. It’s perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or anytime you feel like being patriotic! See the recipe for Patriotic Red, White and Blue Italian Cream Sodas here.
Strawberry Lemonade Punch is a simple & delicious 3 ingredient party drink! This Strawberry Lemonade recipe is refreshing and a breeze to whip together. Lemon-Lime Soda, powdered lemonade mix and frozen strawberries is all you need to make this sparkling party punch. See this easy Strawberry Lemonade Punch recipe here.
The holidays are upon us and there’s nothing like a festive drink to take your party up a few notches! These mocktails are easy to make and I love the fun flavors of fresh berries combined with sparkling water. The ice cream adds a creamy sweetness that makes it irresistible. See the Berries & Cream Sparklers recipe here.
More 4th of July Red, White & Blue Recipes: Miscellaneous–
Red, White and Blue Pasta Salad made with pasta, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, tomatoes & your favorite Italian dressing! Fun & festive patriotic salad perfect for 4th of July!
Our Strawberry Trifle recipe is a delicious dessert layered with fresh strawberries, angel food cake and cream cheese whipped cream! Elegant dessert that’s made in minutes with very simple ingredients. See the easy strawberry trifle recipe here.
Glazed Strawberry Fruit Pizza is made with a sugar cookie crust that is topped with a cream cheese layer, fresh strawberries and a delicious strawberry glaze! This fruit pizza recipe is so easy to make by using pre-made sugar cookie dough and the glaze is made with strawberry jello and a few other basic ingredients. See the recipe for Glazed Strawberry Fruit Pizza here.
I am so excited to share one of my favorite and very festive summer recipes, 4th of July Fruit Kabobs. I brought these treats to a party last summer and they were such a hit. Not only are these kabobs adorable, but they are also healthy – a clear win for team Mom. See the recipe for Patriotic Firework Fruit Kabobs here.
These Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats will get you and the kiddos in the mood for yummy summer-time treats. Did you know that Rice Krispie Treats can be made in the microwave? They’re so simple to make that way and since there’s no stove necessary the kids can help too. See the recipe for Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats here.
4TH OF JULY CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES are a fun patriotic dessert that’s both festive & delicious! Fresh berries covered in red, white & blue chocolate and sprinkles. Simple instructions for how to make chocolate dipped strawberries included! See the 4th of July Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe here.
Strawberry Crisp filled with sweet, juicy strawberries & topped with crunchy cinnamon oats. Easy strawberry crisp recipe made fast and perfect served with vanilla ice cream. See the Strawberry Crisp recipe here.
Try these easy red, white, and blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries for a healthier patriotic dessert! These cheesecake stuffed strawberries couldn’t be easier! I’ve seen so many versions out there. Some of which make you cut off the top and bottom of the strawberry and scoop out the centers. Why would you give yourself more work to do and waste yummy fruit like that?! Not me! See the recipe for Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries here.
Patriotic Oreo pops that are sure to impress your friends and family (but are totally quick and easy to make!)! See the recipe and tutorial for Patriotic Oreo Pops here.
Berry French Toast Bake is made with french bread, eggs, cream, fresh strawberries and frozen mixed berries. This baked french toast recipe is simple, delicious and perfect for breakfast or dinner! See the Berry French Toast Bake Recipe ere!
Red velvet brownies are a rich, chocolaty brownie with red velvet color, scattered with chocolate chips. Homemade Red Velvet Brownies perfect for Valentine’s day! See the recipe for Red Velvet Brownies here!
I’m a huge fan of marshmallows, so I take every opportunity to create a simple dessert that includes them. I used my Easter Marshmallow Bark as inspiration. That and I saw these darling red, white and blue Star Marshmallows at Walmart and knew I needed to make something with them! Like most chocolate barks, this recipe is super easy and super fast. See the recipe for Patriotic Marshmallow Bark here.
The delicious dessert known as a Strawberry and Cream Napoleon is of French origin and is also known as mille-fueille, or “a thousand leaves.” It consists of puff pastry cooked and cut into squares, with layers of fresh cream and strawberries and is topped with powdered sugar and more fresh strawberries. There are also other versions that are savory, but today I am excited to share this sweet Strawberry and Cream Napoleon recipe. It is so easy to make, and your guests will all be happily surprised when you serve them this. See the recipe for Strawberry and Cream Napoleon here.
I love making trifles because they look so fancy, but they are so easy to put together! I had never made one with red velvet cake before, but it is the perfect base for a patriotic dessert, especially when topped off with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries! I just used a boxed mix for the cake and it turned out to be an amazing dessert! See the recipe for Patriotic Red Velvet Trifle here.
Pretty Strawberry Jello Parfaits made easy with just 3 ingredients! Strawberries, jello & whipped cream combine for a simple, elegant dessert. Fun & festive Jello recipe perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion! See the recipe for Strawberry Jello Parfaits here!
This little treat is perfect for the 4th of July and comes together so easily. Although it’s definitely a dessert, I like the fact that it’s fairly healthy since it mostly consists of fruit juice and fresh fruit! See the recipe for Double Berry Parfait here.
4th of July Dessert recipes that are sweet, festive and perfectly patriotic! Easy red, white & blue recipes that come together fast and everyone loves!