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.
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!
Note on pinning: Many of these pictures and recipes are not mine and cannot be pinned from this page. Please use the provided links to go to the original site if you wish to pin them.
Red, white and blue cakes
This post may contain affiliate links. We make a small commission if you buy the products from these links (at no extra cost to you). As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. But we only recommend products we would use ourselves. For more information, click here to see our disclosures.
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
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.
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!
If you want a fun dessert that is addicting and totally different, this popcorn cake is for you. It’s filled with red and blue M&Ms and gooey marshmallow which makes it perfect for a Fourth of July picnic.
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.
7 | Red, white and blue mini cheesecakes
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.
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.
16 | Red, white, and blue 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
30 | Strawberry cheesecake bites
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?
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.
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.
48 | Red Velvet Trifle
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.
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.
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.
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!
These patriotic whoopie pies are cookies that taste like mini delicious cakes with a pillowy soft marshmallow center. And the red, white and blue color will look beautiful on a patriotic dessert table.
These 4th of July cookies are like mini American flag fruit pizzas. They are a soft and chewy sugar cookie, topped with a light cream cheese frosting and decorated with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Delicious!
These delicious stars and stripes sugar cookie bars are the easy way to make patriotic cookies. Instead of multiple batches, make just one easy pan of these sugar cookie bars, and cut them into squares.