Red, white, and blue desserts are fun and festive, creating your perfect patriotic desserts for 4th of July celebration. From a small backyard gathering for close friends to a large blowout at the local park for your extended family, patriotic desserts are sure to please everyone. As you put together your Fourth of July party menu, consider including one or more of the following patriotic desserts.
Strawberries and cream ice box cake
An ice box cake is so fitting for a classic holiday celebration. Of course, you can finish off an ice box cake with the fruit of your choosing, but it’s hard to go wrong with blueberries and sliced strawberries for the 4th of July. Arrange your fruit in a flag or keep it simple with an assortment of red and blue fruit over the entire cake. The ice box cake requires no cooking or baking, saving you the trouble heating up the house in sweltering July. It can be made several days in advance, freeing up your schedule for last minute tasks the day of your get together. Grab the recipe from Passion for Savings.
Fruit and white chocolate covered pretzels platter
For those who love the salty and sweet flavor combination, the fruit and white chocolate covered pretzels platter is right up your alley. If you’re feeling ambitious, make your own chocolate covered pretzels or make the prep really simple with store-bought pretzels. I like the idea of alternating different red fruits with a strawberries layer, cherry layers, etc., but you can use as few or as many types of fruit as you like. A cup of blueberries in the corner completes the dessert. Pick up the recipe at Family Fresh Meals.
Red, white, and blue cherry cheesecake macarons
Macarons are already a special treat. A cherry cheesecake filling takes them up another level. If you’ve been intimidated to make macarons, the 4th of July is the perfect excuse to give them a try. The combination of sweet almonds, tangy cream cheese, and tart cherries is unrivaled. The macarons are a bit time intensive with making meringue in multiple colors, but it’s well worth the effort for the final result. Allie shares her best tips and tricks for making macarons to ensure your treats turn out flawlessly. Check out her recipe at Baking a Moment.
No-bake strawberry blueberry trifle
A clear trifle bowl adds to the presentation of any dessert. This no-bake trifle is no exception. In 30 minutes with absolutely no baking, you have a mouthwatering creation. The tart fruit flavor, melt-in-your-mouth sweet angel food cake, and slightly sweetened cream come together beautifully. Of course, you can prepare a trifle in any large dish, but you can’t beat the aesthetic you get with the trifle dish. Natasha arranges her top layer of strawberries and blueberries in a star, which is a sweet, surprisingly easy final element. Pick up her recipe at Natasha’s Kitchen.
Red, white, and blue cheesecake stuffed strawberries
Nothing says summer like cheesecake stuffed strawberries. Blueberries on top add the perfect touch for your patriotic party. Simply cut your strawberries in half and skip the hulling because it isn’t necessary for the way you’re serving them, making the prep quick and simple. The only ingredients you need for the cheesecake filling are cream cheese, sugar, whipped topping, and almond extract. The almost extract kicks the flavor up just a notch. The recipe is over at Spicy Southern Kitchen.
Don’t be afraid to customize patriotic desserts to suit your family’s tastes and preferences for your 4th of July gathering. While many desserts feature strawberries, you shouldn’t feel limited to this option. Raspberries or cherries work perfectly, too.