The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays of the year; celebrating our independence, the fireworks, summer air, being surrounded by family and friends, and of course you can’t forget the good food! But, you can’t stop just there, what would a celebration be without festive 4th of July desserts? I just love a fun and creative patriotic dessert to help celebrate Independence Day!
So, you’ve picked out your 4th of July decorations and table setting, your napkins are adorned with reds, blues, and whites but something is missing; the food looks a little drab against your beautifully decorated table! Well, the best way to bring life and festivity to a holiday themed party is festive 4th of July recipes for desserts! I’ve compiled gorgeous festive 4th of July dessert ideas that will do your table setting justice this holiday. Or if you are heading off to another party, I’ve got the perfect dish to bring! So let’s get started! If you would like to see any of these festive July 4th recipes just click the recipe’s title and you’ll be directed to website with the full recipe.
Ten Fun And Festive 4th of July Dessert Ideas
Revolutionary Berries by Spoonful
Revolutionary is the perfect way to describe these wonderful strawberries! A mix of white chocolate, blue sprinkles, and fresh strawberries makes these the perfect conncoction for your 4th of July celebration. Plus, did I mention they are easy to make?
Red White And Blue Jello Parfaits
Red, White, and Blue Parfaits by My Recipes. Easy layers of red jello and vanilla pudding (or Cool Whip) topped with fresh blueberries make these simple and festive desserts. Scoop up your red, white, and blue parfait this 4th of July holiday!
4th of July Drinks
July 4th Layered Drink by Katrina’s Kitchen. The only thing you need to make these sweet treats are three simple ingredients. One of my favorite things in life is a holiday-themed beverage, especially one this beautiful! Cool off your guests this 4th of July season with this spectacular concoction made by Katrina’s Kitchen.
Firework Cupcakes by The Gunny Sack: I think out of all the festive 4th of July recipes I stumbled upon this one was by far the prettiest! These Firework cupcakes are surprisingly easy with cake mix. While the icing may take a little bit of finesse, I think its well worth the effort and everyone will love not just the taste but their firework inspired cupcake! *Hot Tip: Light candle-style sparklers on the tops of each cupcake for a festive 4th of July experience!
Party Jello by Lea’s Cooking: This layered jello will sure be treat to eat this upcoming 4th of July! Your guests won’t be able to wait dipping their spoons in the red, white, and blue layers of jello while enjoying the festivities! This delicious dessert starts with a layer of blue jello shots followed by a creamy jello layer and topped with a fruity jello layer. It is a surprising decadent dessert!
4th of July Pie
4th Of July Blueberry Pie by Betsy Life: Looking for a more traditional approach? Try out this star-covered blueberry pie recipe! Betsy Life’s blueberry pie offers nostalgia and a whiff of something new; grapefruit juice. A little surprised? Check out her full recipe to see how she uses grapefruit juice to make this pie special for your 4th of July celebration! If you prefer to stick to a more traditional apple pie, you can still use her cute star crust idea! Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Patriotic Popsicles by Yummy Healthy Easy: A cold treat is exactly what’s needed for a hot summer’s day while you’re outside celebrating this year’s independence and what better way to celebrate than with a patriotic popsicle! This simple dessert with individual servings is great for kids too! These layered ice pops are sure to be a hit.
Firecracker Mini Cakes
Firecracker Cakelette Recipe by She Knows: Are you ready to have your socks blown off? I mean, have you seen this cake? It is auh-mazing! She Knows blog even adds pop rocks to the firecracker cake to give it a “snap, pop, crackle!” in your mouth! Plus, added bonus the kids will just go crazy over this festive 4th of July recipe. I know I’m dying to try it out! These good cakes are a fun way to add a little pop to your party;)
Large Patriotic Sugar Cookie
Patriotic Cookie Pizza by Daily Savings. Looking for something a little easier to put together but is still a festive 4th of July recipe? Well, you don’t have to look any further with this fresh fruit cookie pizza! Start with sugar cookie dough. Lay down a cream cheese icing. Then, use fresh berries and your creative juices and design your own 4th of July design.
Patriotic Fruit Salad
Star Shaped Fruit Salad by Chica and Jo: For those of you who would like to go the healthier route, we have something just for you too! A fruit salad with star-shaped watermelon is healthy and festive, and still refreshing for hot summer days! It is the perfect side to add to your table or take to a party. Use a cookie cutter to make the star shaped watermelon.
While I gathered these recipes for 4th of July celebrations, they would also work well for other special occasions like Memorial Day or Labor Day.
Now that I’ve shared some of my favorite easy 4th of July desserts in red, white, and blue, I’m dying to hear about your ideas! Do you have any festive 4th of July dessert recipes you make every year? What do you think of the red, white, and blue recipes I’ve compiled, which one was your favorite? Leave your recipes, thoughts, and ideas in the comments below!