80 Patriotic Red, White and Blue Desserts For The 4th of July

Last Updated: March 19, 2024

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Looking for some red, white and blue dessert ideas for the 4th of July? Check out these patriotic recipes that are perfect for Independence Day. From red, white and blueberry pie to patriotic sugar cookies and even some healthy options, there’s something for everyone in this roundup of delicious desserts.

Red, white and blue 4th of July desserts

It’s that time of year again where we get to celebrate our freedom with grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and plenty of patriotism.

And what’s more patriotic than red, white and blue desserts?

I’ve gathered up some of the best recipes for you to try this Independence Day, so get your aprons on and let’s get cooking!

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Red, white and blue cakes

If you are planning to have a dessert table or just want to make a statement dessert, then one of these red, white and blue cake recipes might be just what you’re looking for.

1 | Flag poke cake

Patriotic flag poke cake decorated with blueberries and whipped cream

For a cake that is red, white and blue inside and out, try this poke cake recipe.

It is made with cake mix and white chocolate sauce. Then topped with whipped topping and berries to look like the American flag.

2 | Roasted berry poke cake

red, white and blue roasted berry sheet cake

This poke cake recipe uses vanilla sheet cake as the base, and lets the juices of roasted berries create red and blue pops of color inside.

Topped with lemon buttercream and more berries, it is the ultimate summer dessert!

3 | Red, white and blue cake

Red, white and blue cake with white icing

This red, white and blue cake uses a box cake mix hack to deliver a WOW factor with cake slices that are all different.

It’s an easy but patriotic recipe for the 4th of July.

4 | Patriotic popcorn cake

Patriotic popcorn cake

If you want a fun dessert that is addicting and totally different, this popcorn cake might be the recipe for you.

It’s filled with red and blue M&Ms and gooey marshmallow which makes it perfect for a Fourth of July picnic.

5 | Easy patriotic bundt cake

Patriotic bundt cake with red, white and blue icing

Made with white cake mix, this patriotic cake recipe is super simple to do.

But the red, white and blue icing will definitely make a statement on your dessert table. Everyone will think you spent all day working on it.

6 | Berry pavlova cake

Red, white and blue berry pavlova with a sparkler

This berry pavlova cake is a combination of a crunchy and creamy dessert.

The meringue base is combined with berries and a creamy filling that is bursting with fresh summer flavors.

7 | Gluten-free almond flour cake with summer berries

gluten-free almond flour cake with berries

This almond flour cake recipe is oil free, refined sugar free, and gluten free.

A hint of lemon, optional dairy free frosting and fresh berries create a tasty red, white and blue topping.

8 | Red, white and blue cake roll

close up of the red, white and blue cake roll

This red, white and blue cake roll is filled with creamy vanilla frosting.

The perfect patriotic dessert for the 4th of July.

Patriotic cupcakes and tarts

Because they come in individual servings and usually make big batches, cupcakes are one of my favorite desserts to serve at any type of party.

So it should not be a surprise that I often have red, white and blue ones on my 4th of July dessert menu.

9 | Red, white and blue mini cheesecakes

4th of July dessert in the shape of a flag made from cheesecake cupcakes with blueberry filling, cherry filling and whipped cream

These mini cheesecakes are always a big hit at my parties. They’re easy to make, easy to serve and taste delicious, so what’s not to love?

To make them look patriotic, top some of them with blueberry pie filling, some with cherry pie filling and and some with whipped cream. Then arrange them on a large plate to look like an American flag.

10 | Patriotic layered mini cheesecakes

red, white and blue mini cheesecake with whipped cream topping

If you’re willing to do a little more work, then these layered red, white and blue mini cheesecakes might be just the thing.

They’re a fun patriotic dessert that is perfect for a smaller crowd.

11 | Red velvet cupcakes with berries

Red, white and blue dessert made from red velvet cupcakes with white icing, raspberries and blueberries

Red velvet cupcakes are another party favorite at my house.

Top them with cream cheese icing, and some blueberries and raspberries, and you have a delicious patriotic dessert that everyone loves. They never last long around here.

12 | Firecracker cupcakes

Firecracker cupcakes

These firecracker cupcakes are a super fun addition to your celebratory Fourth of July spread.

The festive colors will make the whole table pop.

13 | 4th of July white chocolate cupcakes

4th of July white chocolate cupcakes with red, white and blue swirled frosting

These white chocolate cupcakes are topped with red, white, and blue swirled buttercream frosting.

The perfect patriotic dessert for July 4th.

14 | Jam-filled jubilee cupcakes

Jam filled jubilee cupcakes

These vanilla cupcakes are red, white and blue inside and out.

And the jam in the middle provides an extra surprise that will have your guests coming back for more.

15 | Patriotic Jello cupcakes

Red, white and blue jello cupcakes

These red white and blue poke cupcakes are made with cake mix and Jello.

A super simple dessert that packs a patriotic punch!

16 | Berries & cheesecake phyllo cups

Patriotic phyllo cups with strawberries and blueberries

These sweet and creamy cheesecake phyllo cups made with fresh berries are the perfect summer dessert.

They’re easy to make and can be ready in just 10 minutes.

17 | Patriotic 4th of July cakesicles

red, white and blue 4th of July cakesicles

These eye-catching red, white, and blue cakesicles are a delicious patriotic treat that combines cake encapsulated with a white chocolate coating.

And the individual portions are so easy to serve.

Made with Jello

Jello is always a great dessert idea when you’re looking to use specific colors.

And it’s also light and refreshing, which makes it perfect for hot summer days.

18 | Cream and Jello cups

Red, white and blue cream and Jello cups

These red, white and blue Jello cups are the perfect patriotic dessert for a party.

They’re simple and inexpensive to make, and are prepared in individual servings that are easy to serve for a crowd.

And what would a summer celebration be without Jello?

19 | 4th of July layered Jello

Red, white and blue layered jello

Or you could go with a more traditional look, and make these red, white and blue jello cups.

This is another patriotic option that’s easy to make and everyone loves.

20 | Red, white and blue layered Jello jigglers

Red, white and blue layered jello jigglers

These red, white, and blue Jello jigglers take layered Jello to the next level.

They are colorful, fun to make, and oodles of fun to eat!

21 | Jello American flag

American flags made from Jello

If you’re willing to put in a little more time, try making these Jello American flags.

They’re definitely a show stopper for your dessert table.

22 | Patriotic Jello eggs

Red, white and blue Jello eggs

One more way to serve Jello for the 4th of July, these red, white and blue Jello eggs are super easy and inexpensive to make.

You’ll have no problems making a lot of these if you need to.

No bake desserts

In the midst of the summer heat, you may not feel like sweating over a hot stove in the kitchen.

Which is where these no bake patriotic dessert recipes come in handy.

23 | Red, white and blue Jello no bake cheesecake

No bake 4th of July cheesecake

This easy and fluffy patriotic dessert has layers of no-bake cheesecake separated by layers of red and blue Jello.

A simple but effective way to celebrate the 4th of July.

24 | No bake mini cheesecakes

No bake mini cheesecakes with strawberries and blueberries

For a no-bake cheesecake that is easy to serve for a crowd, try this mini cheesecake recipe.

They are topped with strawberries and blueberries for a light and refreshing summer dessert.

25 | American flag icebox cake

American flag icebox cake

This frozen cake is made with layers of graham crackers, pudding, Cool Whip and berries.

It’s an easy no-bake recipe that looks like an American flag and takes advantage of the delicious fresh strawberries and blueberries available this time of year.

26 | Old-fashioned no-bake berry icebox cake

no-bake icebox cake topped with raspberries and blueberries

For a slightly different version of icebox cake, try this one with layers of whipped mascarpone cream and classic honey graham crackers.

A pretty and delicious addition to your Independence Day menu.

27 | Patriotic star Rice Krispie treats

patriotic red, white and blue rice krispie treats

This red, white, and blue Rice Krispie Treats recipe is a festive, no-bake dessert that is perfect for 4th of July celebrations.

Easy to make ahead of time, these patriotic treats are ideal for gatherings and loved by all ages.

28 | Red, white & blue layered Rice Krispie treats

star-shaped red white and blue rice krispie treats on sticks in a mason jar

For another rice krispie treat recipe, try this layered version that is a perfect make-ahead snack for your July 4th party.

Another fun and easy-to-serve dessert that is great for a cook out.

29 | Patriotic dipped marshmallows

Red, white and blue dipped marshmallows

Red, white, and blue dipped marshmallows make a festive dessert for a 4th of July picnic or BBQ.

And since there’s no baking involved, they’re an easy and fun way to get the kids involved with your party preparations.

30 | Fourth of July pretzels

Fourth of July pretzels

These fourth of July patriotic pretzels that look like flags are an easy and fun red white and blue dessert.

Perfect for an outdoor picnic or cookout

31 | July 4th microwave fudge

4th of july microwave fudge

This no-bake red, white & blue fudge is perfect for serving as a sweet treat or festive dessert at your 4th of July party.

Made with white chocolate in the microwave (no double boiler required!), it’s also really easy to make.

32 | Patriotic marshmallow pops

Patriotic marshmallow pop

These patriotic marshmallow pops are a fun summer treat that the kids will love.

And they’re simple to serve as well – just “grab and go”.

Strawberry and blueberry recipes

Since strawberries and blueberries are usually in season around the 4th of July, it’s a great time of the year to take advantage of the fresh summer berries. And they just happen to go with the red, white and blue theme.

33 | Strawberry cheesecake bites

strawberry cheesecake bites on a tray

Berry cheesecake bites are another really easy berry-based dessert that you could whip up in no time.

They definitely have the red, white and blue color scheme. And who doesn’t love cheesecake and berries?

34 | Strawberry blueberry parfaits

strawberry blueberry yogurt parfait in a tall glass

For a slightly healthier dessert that still uses seasonal berries like strawberries and blueberries, try these yogurt parfaits.

They’re super easy to make and are light and refreshing on a hot summer day.

35 | Mini strawberry shortcake bites

Mini strawberry shortcake bites

These mini strawberry shortcake bites are a semi-homemade treat with only 4 ingredients.

And since they’re already in individual portions, they’re super easy to serve.

36 | Red, white and blue fruit kabobs

Red, white and blue fruit kabobs

Another red, white and blue dessert, these fruit kabobs use strawberries and blueberries along with some bananas to create a very simple and healthy patriotic dessert.

37 | Red, white and blue dipped strawberries

Red, white and blue dipped strawberries

These red white and blue dipped strawberries are a play on the classic chocolate-dipped dessert.

But the patriotic colors will make them stand out on your Independence Day dessert table.

38 | Patriotic fruit skewers

watermelon star fruit skewers

This red, white and blue dessert uses a delicious mix of blueberries with mini marshmallows and watermelon slices cut into stars.

They look like patriotic shooting stars on a plate.

39 | Stars fruit kabobs

fruit kabobs made with strawberries, blubeberries, watermelon, banana, blackberries and grapes

These fruit kabobs use many different types of fruit (some cut in the shape of stars) to make the perfect light and healthy summer dessert.

Great for a 4th of July cookout.

40 | Red, white and blue fruit salad

Red, white and blue fruit salad with fruit cut into stars

Or serve up all the fresh summer fruit in a salad.

And cut stars out of them to create a celebratory look.

41 | Watermelon pizza

Slices of watermelon pizza

Watermelon pizza is so easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.

You can throw this healthy summer snack together in minutes.

And it looks so pretty on a dessert table.

Frozen desserts

Since it’s almost always hot on the 4th of July, frozen desserts like popsicles and ice cream are kind of a given. Here are a few different ways you can serve them.

42 | Homemade bomb popsicles (without sugar)

sugar free bomb pops

These homemade bomb pops are made without sugar or high fructose corn syrup for a healthier version of the classic rocket pop recipe.

43 | Watermelon ice pops

Watermelon ice pops

Kids will love making their own cute and healthy treats with these watermelon ice pops.

With their star shape and patriotic colors, they look very patriotic, too!

44 | Red, white and blue yogurt popsicles

red white and blue yogurt popsicles

These patriotic yogurt popsicles look good, taste great and are (relatively) good for you.

Plus they make a nice cool treat when the weather is hot. And are sure to be a big hit with the kids!

45 | Fruit popsicles

Fruit popsicle

This fruit popsicle recipe might just be the most fun way ever to serve fruit to your family!

A delicious combination of blueberries, watermelon, pears and homemade lemonade create a sweet frozen treat everyone is sure to love.

46 | Firecracker yogurt popsicles

Fruit popsicles

These refreshing firecracker popsicles are made with creamy yogurt and pureed strawberries and blueberries.

So they’re a cool summer treat that’s also happens to be healthy.

47 | Red, white and blue no churn ice cream

Red, white and blue no churn ice cream in cones

This no churn ice cream recipe is the perfect patriotic dessert with no special equipment needed.

It’s a no churn vanilla ice cream that is colored with food coloring and frozen for a fun dessert.

48 | Red, white and blueberry sundae

Red, white and blueberry sundae served in a watermelon

This red white and blueberry sundae is served inside a watermelon!

It’s the perfect show stopper for a summer party.

49 | Red, white and blue ice cream cake

Red white and blue ice cream cake


This ice cream cake recipe is a frozen treat that will be the star of your 4th of July celebration.

Show stopping, yet surprisingly easy to put together.

Trifles

Trifles are another favorite Independence Day dish. They combine berries with cake and whipped cream to create a light dessert that also goes well with the hot weather.

50 | Red velvet trifle

red velvet trifle with strawberries and blueberries

This red velvet trifle has layers of fresh strawberries and blueberries, moist red velvet cake, and creamy cheesecake pudding.

Top this patriotic trifle off with a couple dollops of whipped topping and cute little cake stars for an ultimate fresh summer dessert.

51 | Patriotic berry pound cake trifle

Summer berry trifle

Dessert will never be the same after serving this stunning patriotic berry trifle. It’s made with pound cake, fresh berries and whipped cream to create a treat that is perfect for holidays like the 4th of July.

52 | Blueberry strawberry shortcake trifle

Blueberry strawberry shortcake trifle

As the name suggests, this blueberry strawberry shortcake trifle mixes two classic recipes – the English trifle and the American strawberry shortcake.

Which creates a show stopping red, white and blue dessert that is sure to be a hit at your 4th of July celebration.

53 | Angel food cake berry trifle

Angel food cake berry trifle

Made with layer upon layer of angel food cake, summer berries, and a custard like filling, this trifle recipe is a cold dessert that is perfect for hot summer days.

54 | Berry mini trifles

Berry mini trifles served in individual cups

These mini trifles are made with angel food cake, filled with fresh berries and then topped with fluffy whipped cream.

A light and delicious summer treat that’s so easy to serve for a crowd.

Mason jar desserts

If you’re doing your meal buffet style, at a picnic or BBQ, then having individually portioned desserts makes them much easier to serve.

Which is where mason jars come in handy.

55 | Mason jar berry trifle

Mason jar berry trifle

Served in mason jars, this berry trifle is simple to make, and easy to serve.

Plus, it will look amazing on your summer dessert table.

56 | No-bake cheesecake with fruit in a jar

No bake cheesecake with strawberries and blueberries served in mason jars

What makes a no-bake cheesecake even better? Serving it in a jar so you don’t have to slice it.

Adding strawberries and blueberries gives it a patriotic flair and adds some fruity flavors.

57 | Fourth of July cake in a jar

Red, white and blue cake served in a mason jar

This fourth of July cake in a jar is a perfectly portioned, portable package of festive colors and cake crumbles, all layered with frosting and festive sprinkles.

Perfect for a picnic or cookout.

58 | Triple berry cheesecake milkshake

Berry cheesecake milkshakes

This indulgent triple berry cheesecake milkshake is sweet, creamy, and refreshing.

It’s a fun way to elevate vanilla ice cream into a patriotic dessert.

59 | Easy red white and blue trifles in a jar

red, white and blue trifles served in mason jars

4th of July desserts don’t get better than these easy red white and blue trifles in a jar.

Made with angel food cake, fresh blueberries and a fast homemade cherry sauce, they look and taste delicious.

60 | 4th of July Jello cups

Red, white and blue jello cups

These red, white and blue Jello cups are super easy to make and serve in a jar.

And the fun and festive colors make them party perfect!

Chocolate

I don’t think you can have a dessert list of any kind without a few chocolate options.

61 | Berry brownie pizza

Berry brownie fruit pizza

Berry brownie pizza is a fudgy brownie topped with a cream cheese spread and fresh berries.

It’s the perfect patriotic dessert for the chocolate lovers in your crowd!

62 | M&M chocolate chip cheesecake bars

M&M chocolate chip cheesecake bars

This recipe combines red, white and blue M&M’s with chocolate chips and cheesecake.

Need we say more? A totally decadent and patriotic dessert!

63 | Patriotic chocolate cookies

chocolate cookies with red, white and blue M&Ms

These patriotic cookies are the ultimate, soft-batch chocolate cookie recipe.

They’re filled with red, white & blue M&M candies, dark chocolate chips & chocolate chunks.

The chocolate lovers in your crowd will be in heaven!

4th of July cookies

Cookies are always a go-to dessert table option for me. They’re fun to make and to decorate. And they’re always a hit.

64 | Patriotic surfboard sugar cookies

Patriotic surfboard sugar cookies

These red, white and blue surfboard sugar cookies are a unique and super-cute treat for your 4th of July pool party.

How cute are they?

65 | Sugar cookie fruit pizza