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37 Patriotic 4th of July Desserts That are Easy

You’re planning your 4th of July celebration, or you’ve been invited to a barbecue or potluck for independence day. The best food for the festival 4th of July desserts, right?

But creating something patriotic does not need to be complicated, especially with these easy recipes!

Even if you have a handful of sweet ingredients, you have all you need to create a 4th of July dessert. You can create red and blue desserts that are delicious from only two ingredients this July 4th!

4th of July desserts

What is the Best 4th of July Dessert?

Many 4th of July desserts include juicy red & blue fresh berries. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and cherries are the perfect colors to show patriotism!

You could use ingredients such as ice cream, buttercream, or whipped cream for a white element.

The best 4th of July dessert will depend on your style and taste. If you favor something eye-catching, you will find that here. You may prefer a minimal look. Again, you’ll discover that below.

If you don’t want to spend much time in your kitchen, there is a dessert for you. If you love getting creative with your dessert, there is one for you!

Classic American desserts can be adapted to create a modern version. You can evoke memories from the 4th of July celebrations growing up and develop new ones for your children.

Delicious Patriotic Desserts

Finish your 4th of July celebration with a delicious patriotic recipe the easy way that your family and friends will love.

Fun, refreshing, fruity, decadent. There is an easy 4th of July dessert for everyone here to enjoy for the summer holidays!

1. Rice Krispies Treats

rice krispie treats


Rice Krispies treats are the perfect fun, easy dessert for the 4th of July! Children especially will love this patriotic version.

Marshmallows, butter, puffed rice cereal, and red & blue food coloring is all you need.

2. Layered Fruit and Ice Cream Treat

layered fruit and ice cream treat


These cooling layered fruit & ice cream treats are easy to make in advance and great for a hot summer day. This gives you more time to enjoy your 4th of July celebrations with family & friends!

You’ll find fruity goodness in juicy blueberries. A homemade Jello with fresh strawberries adds a fun texture. At the same time, a refreshing lemon ice cream adds a zesty element!

3. Marble Cake

marble cake


This patriotic marble Bundt cake is easier to create than it looks.

All you’re going to do is make an easy vanilla cake mix. You will then separate it into three and add color. You will color blue for one portion of the cake batter, and for the other, you’ll color red.

4. White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

white chocolate dipped strawberries


These white chocolate-dipped strawberries are an eye-catching treat for your celebrations. You have an easy recipe that your kids can join in with too!

Only two steps are required to create your patriotic strawberries. Dip your berries into melted white chocolate and then into blue sugar.

5. American Flag Tart

American flag tart


This rustic American flag tart is the perfect dessert to impress your holiday guests.

You’ll use a pre-prepared puff pastry sheet for your tart base.

Mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and lemon zest form your creamy, zesty filling.

Create your American flag design with fresh, juicy strawberries and blueberries.

6. Fruit Tray

fruit tray


This fun American flag fruit tray is quick and easy to set up before your 4th of July party.

Sweet strawberries & blueberries, white chocolate chips, and light angel food cake are all you need for your fruit tray. 

7. Jello Poke Cake

jello poke cake


This colorful Jello poke cake is perfect for your 4th of July gatherings.

A boxed white cake mix enhances the vibrant red & blue colors. You can make your cake from scratch, but taking a shortcut here is acceptable.

Berry Blue & Cherry Jello add bright color and a fruity flavor to your cake.

8. Jello Ribbon Salad

jello ribbon salad


Cherry & Berry Blue Jello produces your red & blue layers and fresh flavors. Condensed milk adds a sweet, creamy element and your white layer. You will use gelatin to set this one.

This dessert requires time for you to let your Jello set between layers.

Check out these other vintage jello recipes!

9. Mini Fruit Tarts

mini fruit tarts


These mini fruit tarts are vegan, dairy & gluten-free. Fresh summer berries create your minimal flag design.

A crunchy almond flour crust provides the vessel for your filling. Add sweet coconut cream to make the perfect summer dessert.

This is one of the most delicious dairy-free desserts!

10. Muddy Buddies

muddy buddies


Red, white & blue muddy buddies are the perfect easy 4th of July party snack. You’ll find a satisfying crunch and sweet chocolaty taste in each bite!

You’ll need rice Chex, white chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and red & blue food coloring.

11. Flag S’Mores Dip

flag smores dip


Melted sweet chocolate chips are found underneath fluffy red, blue & white marshmallows. You will color your red & blue marshmallows using spray color – so easy!

Your marshmallows create an American flag design that is simple but charming. Serve your gooey dip with Graham cracker sticks for scooping!

12. No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

no bake mini cheesecakes


These no-bake mini cheesecakes are the ideal summer treat for your 4th of July gathering. A crunchy Graham cracker crust carries your cheesecake topping.

Cream cheese and heavy cream produce your delicious vanilla flavor filling. Finish your cheesecakes with strawberry sauce and juicy berries.

You might also enjoy these other adorable mini dessert recipes!

13. Patriotic Frozen Yogurt Pops

frozen yogurt pops


Frozen yogurt pops are perfect for cooling down, especially during the heat and excitement of the 4th of July celebrations. Your kids will love this patriotic version!

A crunchy granola topping adds fun and a different texture to your frozen pops!

14. Frozen Greek Yogurt Fruit Bites

frozen greek yogurt fruit bites


Frozen Greek yogurt fruit bites are a fun snack for summer celebrations. Your kids can help to make these as they are so easy.

All you need to do is mix Greek yogurt, sweet honey, and fresh blueberries & raspberries. Spoon your mixture onto wax paper and freeze.

15. Ice Cream Cake

ice cream cake


The bottom layer of this dessert is moist red velvet cake.

Your middle layer consists of “American Fireworks” Hudsonville Ice Cream. (If you can’t find this, white vanilla ice cream will do.)

Add vibrant blue whipped cream for your final layer. Decorate with juicy berries and sprinkles before serving!

16. Trifles



Red, white, and blue layered trifles are a fresh, simple, patriotic dessert.

Soak your ladyfinger biscuits or vanilla cake in sharp Grand Marnier or orange juice.

On top, add macerated strawberries. These are soaked for a short time in lemon juice and sugar.

Fresh whipped cream is layered on top of this. Complete with macerated blueberries.

17. Cherry Bombs

cherry bombs


These juicy cherry bombs are a one-mouthful pop of flavor!

You only need to dip cherries in bright white candy melts and patriotic sprinkles.

Soak your cherries in your favorite liquor before coating them for an adult version. Vodka or rum would be a good choice!

18. Cake Pops

cake pops


Patriotic cake pops are another fun dessert to celebrate the 4th of July!

Your cake balls combine cake crumbs with a delicious cream cheese frosting.

After freezing your cake, the balls harden up. You’ll freeze them for a short time, which makes adding the coating easier.

Then decorate them with red, blue, and white sprinkles.

19. M&M Cookies

m&m cookies


These M&M cookies are ideal for a 4th of July potluck or barbecue. Red, white, and blue M&M’s stand out against the soft cookie dough!

Your vital ingredients are butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, flour, baking soda, and salt.

Add red, white, and blue sprinkles for an extra patriotic touch!

20. Keto Fruit Pizza Cookies

keto fruit pizza cookies


The keto dough for these fruit pizza cookies leaves you with a crisp shortbread crust.

Your dough ingredients, including almond and coconut flour, can be combined in your food processor.

Top your baked cookies with sweet cream cheese and juicy berries. Experiment with your decoration patterns!

21. Mixed Berry Cake

mixed berry cake


Mixed berry cake is the perfect showstopper for your 4th of July gathering! Fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries add a patriotic theme to your dessert.

Sweet vanilla frosting and juicy berries are sandwiched between soft, golden cake layers.

This cake is one of the best fancy desserts to impress guests!

22. Ice Cream Sandwiches

ice cream sandwiches


Easy ice cream sandwiches are an ideal dessert for a 4th of July pool party. You can whip them up in five minutes and freeze them until you’re ready to devour them!

All you need are store-bought cookies, vanilla ice cream, and patriotic sprinkles.

23. Swirl Donuts

swirl donuts


These patriotic swirl donuts are ideal for big and little kids!

You’ll find patriotic color in all three elements of your donuts, including the donut batters themselves!

Your swirl glaze combines the American flag colors. Finally, you will decorate with red, blue, and white sprinkles.

24. Patriotic Rice Krispie Treat Stars

rice krispie treat stars


These patriotic rice Krispie treats will look amazing on your dessert table!

Your star treats are easy to create. You’ll color two batches of rice Krispie batter, leaving another white. You will layer each batch into a pan, leave it to set, then cut stars with a cookie cutter! 

25. Patriotic Chocolate Covered Oreos

patriotic chocolate covered oreos


Using melted white chocolate and blue & red candy melts, this is a perfect patriotic dessert.

You can get creative with your colorful drizzles and add sprinkles for extra decoration. Serve in patriotic cupcake wrappers to make your decorated Oreos even more eye-catching!

26. No Bake Cherry Torte

no bake cherry torte


This three-ingredient cherry torte is ideal when it’s too hot to bake and you want something quick and easy to create!

Cherry pie filling is a vibrant contrast to layered store-bought pound cake and Cool Whip frosting. Red, blue, and white sprinkles add a patriotic feel to your delicious dessert!

27. Bark

chocolate bark


Chocolate bark is the perfect treat for guests at your 4th of July celebration. It’s quick and easy to create and offers sweet and salty flavors.

Use salted pretzels for a contrasting taste to the sweet flavors. Red & blue candy and sprinkles stand out against the white chocolate and marshmallows!

28. Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles

oreo cream cheese truffles


These cream cheese truffles are a fun alternative way to transform Oreo cookies.

A handful of ingredients creates your truffles. Your creamy yet crunchy truffle filling combines crushed Oreos and cream cheese.

They are coated in chocolate and then drizzled patriotically with red and blue candy melts!

29. Coconut Milk Popsicles with Sprinkles

coconut milk popsicles with sprinkles


Serve up a refreshing 4th of July treat with these coconut milk popsicles.

All you need is coconut milk and patriotic sprinkles. You’ll pour your sprinkles into the mold, half-fill with coconut milk, and freeze. Repeat this step, and you’re finished.

Use red and blue popsicle sticks to stay with the theme.

30. Popsicle

fresh fruit popsicles


These popsicles made with fresh fruit will be a hit for your 4th of July celebrations!

You will make lemonade to use as the zesty base of your for your popsicles. This will freeze around fresh blueberries, pears, and watermelon in your popsicle molds.

31. Strawberry Blueberry Cobbler

strawberry blueberry cobbler


Bring this fruity cobbler for a 4th of July barbecue or potluck.

It’s a one-pan dish, so you can relax while baking once you’ve prepared it. You’ll make your biscuits from scratch using self-rising flour, sugar, grated cold butter, and milk.

Have extra blueberries? Try out these yummy blueberry oatmeal muffins!

32. Cheesecake Biscuit Bombs

cheesecake biscuit bombs


You can cut the time and effort to make this dessert using canned Pillsbury buttermilk biscuit dough. Fill your baked biscuit bombs to the brim with a creamy cheesecake mix.

Blueberry and cherry pie fillings work best for the colors of your flag topping. Use more cheesecake mix for your white stripes and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

33. Parfaits



These parfaits include patriotic red, white, and blue layers formed by delicious flavors and textures.

One of your elements will be a sweet, creamy mascarpone mix. Crushed vanilla wafers add a gentle crunch. Juicy fresh raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries will add new flavors.

34. Blueberry and Strawberry Galette

blueberry and strawberry galette


Sweet summer blueberries and strawberries create the centerpiece of your galette. Cornstarch will help thicken the berry juice, so you don’t have a soggy pie crust.

Add pie crust stars to your galette for that extra patriotic element. Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, when serving, adds your final color of white.

35. Blueberry Strawberry Shortcake

blueberry strawberry shortcake


Your shortcakes contain fresh berries tossed with cinnamon, sugar, orange zest, and Grand Marnier. You can leave out the Grand Marnier if you’re serving kids.

Layer macerated berries and vanilla whipped cream between shortcakes to assemble your patriotic dessert!

36. Berry Tiramisu

berry tiramisu


Berry tiramisu is a lighter, more seasonal version of the classic Italian favorite. Use blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries to make it perfect for a 4th of July dessert!

37. No-Bake Chocolate Truffles with Oreos

no bake chocolate truffles with oreos


Oreo chocolate truffles are tasty and easy to make.

You will combine finely crushed Oreos with cream cheese for your simple filling.

Your chocolate truffles will be coated in white chocolate after a short time in the freezer. Finish with patriotic sprinkles and let the truffles set before tucking into them!

Jenny @ Mommy Evolution

Saturday 10th of February 2024

Thanks for including my Patriotic Frozen Yogurt Pops in this delicious round-up. They are a true summer treat.