If you are looking for some easy recipe ideas for your Independence Day party, these patriotic 4th of July desserts are perfect! With their red, white and blue colors, they’ll add to your 4th of July party decor as well as being tasty treats.
With the 4th of July just around the corner, cookouts and patriotic decor are a popular topic these days.
One of the easiest ways to add red, white and blue to your 4th of July party is by making patriotic desserts…and they are always a big hit with the cook out crowd!
For me, a dessert is perfect for a cook out if it can be made ahead of time, is easy to serve for a crowd, tastes great, and looks pretty when you put it out.
All of the desserts in this list definitely fit that bill!
Keep reading to see our list of patriotic 4th of July desserts that are perfect for a cook out.
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Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Cupcakes
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First up on our list of 4th of July desserts involves making an American flag out of cheesecake cupcakes.
First make mini cheesecake tarts. Then use blueberry pie filling for the blue, cherry pie filling for the red and whipped cream for the white to create an American flag pattern on a large plate.
These are super easy to make and everyone loves them!
Patriotic Fruit and Jello Cups
What’s better than jello, whipped cream and fresh fruit for a summer dessert?
Berries are in season this time of year, so they are fairly inexpensive and taste great. And because it’s jello, these are really easy to make! Get the step-by-step instructions at thefirstyearblog.com.
Of course, if you’re hosting an “adult party”, you can add alcohol to the jello for a little kick. Click here to see our best tasting jello shot recipes by color to help you with that process.
Strawberry Blueberry Parfaits
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.
Red Velvet Cupcakes With Berries
Next up on our list of 4th of July desserts are red velvet cupcakes.
Topped with cream cheese icing, they’re already red and white. Add some blueberries and raspberries as garnish and you have a delicious patriotic dessert that everyone loves. They never last long at my parties.
Berry 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? Get the recipe from thekitchenismyplayground.com.
American Flag Cake
If you really want to go all out for your 4th of July dessert, this American Flag cake is a little more work than some of the others in the list. But it is sure to be a big hit with your guests!
Patriotic Rice Krispie Stars
These patriotic rice krispie treats from bloominghomestead.com are a perfect make-ahead snack for your Memorial Day or July 4th party.
Another fun and easy to serve dessert that is great for a cook out!
Red, White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles
These patriotic yogurt popsicles from theviewfromgreatisland.com 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!
Red, White and Blue Cupcakes
Next up on the July 4th dessert list are these red, white and blue cupcakes (from skinnymom.com).
You could also make them as a cake (which would be a little less work), but if you are hosting a crowd, cupcakes are a lot easier to serve.
American Flag Berry Pie
If you are partial to pie instead of cake, why not use blueberry and cherry pie filling to make an American Flag Pie like this one.
It’s actually quite easy and your guests can choose which kind of pie they want for dessert 🙂 Find the recipe at colorsandcraft.com.
Star Spangled Gum Drops
These gum drops in the shapes of stars look great and taste great! And they are so much fun to make that the whole family will want to get involved. Get the recipe from momontimeout.com.
There you have it…our list of patriotic 4th of July desserts. With all of these options you are sure to find something that is perfect for your Independence Day cook out.
Red, White and Blue Jello Shots
I’m never sure if jello shots belong in the drink category or the dessert category.
But since these red, white and blue jello shots are sweet, I’ve added them to the 4th of July dessert list.
Of course you could make them without the alcohol, and then they would definitely be a dessert!