Fantastic, fun & festive easy red, white and blue 4th of July desserts perfect for the holiday! Patriotic recipes that are simple to make!
Baked Red, White and Blue Treats:
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! Get this Strawberry Tres Leches Cake recipe 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!
Homemade Vanilla Cake is the easiest homemade cake recipe you will ever make! Just 4 simple ingredients you likely already have on hand: sugar, eggs, flour, and vanilla. This simple recipe is a cross between angel food cake and sponge cake & is perfect for so many occasions. Get the recipe for Easy Homemade Vanilla Cake 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. 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.
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.
This Patriotic Cake Roll is perfect for the Fourth of July. With it’s red and blue filling and soft sponge cake, it’s the perfect party dessert. This Red, White, and Blue Cake Roll is so easy to make. I made a basic vanilla cake to pair the red and blue butter cream with. I love the red and blue pops in this cake. It screams Fourth of July, which is probably my favorite holiday! Get the recipe for this Patriotic Cake Roll here!
Mini Pavlovas are delicious meringue shells topped with everything from whipped cream to lemon curd & berries! Our favorite mini pavlovas shells recipe is light, sweet and perfect for parties! A pavlova is a traditional Australian dessert. It’s light and airy and can be filled with practically anything. Personally, I enjoy my individual pavlova desserts filled with whipped cream and topped with my favorite fruits or chocolates. Find the Mini Pavlova Recipe here!
Red, white and blue Patriotic Poke Cake is a perfect 4th of July dessert. It’s easy, fun, festive, delicious, and a great cake recipe to make for holidays and parties! This colorful and easy poke cake can be made ahead of time and is perfectly on theme for any Fourth of July festivity. It’s easy to change up the colors for other holidays. Find this Patriotic Poke Cake recipe here!
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 here.
Double Berry Cheesecake Muffins are full of fresh blueberries and raspberries and have a delicious cream cheese filling in the middle! The brown sugar streusel topping adds even more flavor and a little bit of crunch! Double Berry Cheesecake Muffins are so delicious. I mean, we all know that muffins are pretty much a justified way to eat dessert for breakfast – right? And adding cheesecake in the middle of a muffin? Pretty much the most amazing thing ever! Our local grocery store has had raspberries and blueberries on sale almost constantly this summer so we have been eating a ton of berries, and this is a great way to use them up. Get the recipe for these Double Berry Cheesecake Muffins here!
Berry Protein Pancake Bites made easy by baking protein pancakes in the oven with fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with syrup for a delicious, satisfying breakfast. Berry Protein Pancake Bites are the perfect breakfast for busy weekday mornings. Sponsored by Krusteaz and made with Krusteaz Buttermilk Protein Pancake mix, these tasty bites come together easily and everyone loves this sweet, poppable breakfast. Find the Berry Protein Pancake Bites recipe here!
These red velvet cake mix cookies will be the hit of any fourth of July party. Made with boxed cake mix and colorful patriotic M&Ms, every bite is festive, fun, and delicious! You’re going to love how well these easy 4th of July cookies come together. Making these red velvet cookies from cake mix recipe is one way to cut down on food prep time and enjoy more time with the family, friends, and fireworks. The best part is that every batch makes a wonderful amount of red white and blue cookies to serve up so you have plenty to share with everybody! See the recipe for these Red Velvet 4th of July Cookies 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.
Layers of red, white, and blue cake baked inside an ice cream cone and topped with fluffy buttercream frosting make these patriotic ice cream cone cupcakes a showstopping dessert for your 4th of July celebrations! Get the Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes recipe 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. Scroll down to see a quick video of the recipe as well! See the recipe for Red, White and Blue Swirl Cupcakes here.
We are so excited to make these patriotic donuts this 4th of July! I love making homemade donuts. I was pretty nervous the first time thinking it was much more difficult than it was. Now that I’ve done it I don’t know why I didn’t try it earlier. Find the recipe for these Patriotic Donuts here!
Triple chocolate chunk cookie crust topped with cream cheese frosting, fresh fruit and drizzled with hot fudge. This cookie pizza is pretty much amazing. I wanted to make a special treat for my kids today but didn’t want to do anything too involved, so I whipped up this fun cookie pizza and we all enjoyed it! I mean, triple chocolate chunk cookie crust, cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit- all drizzled with hot fudge. What’s not to love?! Get this Cookie Pizza recipe here!
Patriotic Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars might be a mouthful to say, but you won’t mind once you get a mouthful of delicious cookie! These patriotic cookies are a chocolate packed cookie treat with a homemade vanilla buttercream that is simply amazing. Get the Patriotic Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars recipe 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.
No Bake Red, White and Blue Treats:
Triple Berry Trifle is a delicious no bake dessert made with whipping cream, vanilla pudding mix, angel food cake and three types of berries. Easy dessert recipe made in just a few minutes! Get the Triple Berry Trifle recipe here!
Super Simple 4th of July Cookies made with just 4 ingredients and NO BAKE! Easy red, white and blue cookies made with Milano cookies dipped in red and blue melting chocolate then sprinkled with gold stars. Made in just 15 minutes and they’re perfectly patriotic! See the recipe for Easy 4th of July Cookies 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.
No Bake Summer Berry Lasagna is EASY SUMMER DESSERT RECIPE for refreshing sweet treat. RED WHITE and BLUE no bake dessert is fun idea for Memorial Day and 4th of July. Get this No Bake Summer Berry Lasagna recipe here!
Lemon Berry Yogurt Parfaits made with sweetened whipped cream, yogurt and lots of fresh berries. Simple no-bake dessert or snack that is light and delicious! Lemon Berry Yogurt Parfaits are so easy to make! Mixing whipped cream with powdered sugar and lemon yogurt makes a refreshing creamy layer that goes so well with strawberries and blueberries. Or any other type of fruit! You can even use a different flavor of yogurt if you prefer, but I think I love lemon the most. Add some crushed Golden Oreos on top for a little extra sweetness and crunch! Find the Lemon Berry Yogurt Parfaits recipe 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!
Patriotic Layered Jello Salad is a fun and festive dessert (or side dish) that we love to make for the 4th of July (and lots of other times too)! My family absolutely loves this jello recipe and it really isn’t very hard to make. The raspberry and blueberry layers are so delicious together and the creamy layer in between is absolutely amazing! Just a hint of vanilla flavor and it pairs so well with flavors of the fruity layers. Find the recipe here!
Summer is so close and the hot temperatures, are already in full swing where I live, and I have NO desire to crank up my oven. That’s where this No Bake Summer Berry Icebox Cake comes into play! There’s very little preparation involved in this recipe, which makes it great for hot summer days or for crazy busy days You can throw it together whenever you have time (even the day before is fine) and it will be ready and waiting for you in the refrigerator when you want a sweet treat! Get the recipe for this No Bake Summer Berry Icebox Cake here!
Berries and Cream Salad made using just 4 ingredients! Raspberries & Blueberries combine with Greek Yogurt, pudding mix and whipped topping to create a lovely berries and cream salad. Berries and Cream Salad is a wonderful recipe perfect for a picnic, Sunday dinner, or anytime you just want to add something special to your meal. The Greek yogurt, pudding mix and whipped topping come together and create a light and creamy base for showcasing the bright, sweet berries. In the recipe I use frozen berries but you’re welcome to use fresh. I used raspberries and blueberries, but I think it’d be wonderful with blackberries, cut up strawberries- or a mix of all of them! See the recipe for Berries and Cream Salad 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!
If you need an easy dessert for any party you should make peanut butter dip. This one is perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day because it’s shaped like an American Flag! With just a few ingredients, this dip is easy to make and absolutely loved by everyone who tastes it! Find this American Flag Peanut Butter Dip recipe here!
This cool and summery dessert is perfect for any occasion, especially when it calls for chocolate too! You’re going to love this simple no-bake pie recipe, it’s always such a huge hit! No-bake pie recipes and summer just go together like berries and cream, which is why this no-bake berries and cream pie is the PERFECT dessert. It’s super fast to make, not overly sweet and contains just enough fresh fruit that you can claim it as a serving towards your daily fruit intake. Find the Berries & Cream Pie With Hot Fudge recipe here!
This Patriotic S’mores Chex Mix is one of the easiest 4th of July snacks you can make. It looks really pretty and festive for parties and BBQ’s but it takes almost no time. (That’s my favorite kind of food.) The other great thing about this is you can make it your own by adding any of your favorite candies. Get this excellent Patriotic S’mores Chex Mix recipe 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. Find the Patriotic Marshmallow Bark recipe here!
Blueberry Jello Salad is a quick and easy side dish or dessert that is full of blueberries and topped with a sweet and creamy layer! Blueberry Jello Salad will be on the menu for our 4th of July party this year! Start with raspberry (or strawberry Jello) and then add a can of blueberry pie filling for a delicious double berry flavor. The sweet and creamy layer on top complements the gelatin layer so well and you can get really creative about decorating the top with fresh berries for a beautiful presentation too! See the recipe for Blueberry Jello Salad here.
This little treat is perfect for Memorial Day 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 Parfaits here.
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!
My kitchen still resembles a war zone, so instead of whipping up a few cute, 4th of July treats myself, I’ve gathered several of my favorites here for you today. Some are cute and easy, others are more time consuming but look oh so delicious! Enjoy!