It's time to celebrate with red, white, and blue, and here are 15 Best 4th of July Dessert Recipes for a festive way to add some tasty treats to your patriotic celebration.
Cookouts, music, sparklers, flags, fireworks, and of course delicious summertime Fourth of July desserts are all part of a celebrating America's birthday. We love our tasty treats, but honestly, there is nothing better than a great red, white, and blue flag cake or colorful cookies decked out in patriotic sprinkles.
Read along for our favorite patriotic treats and July dessert ideas ❤️🤍💙
- Red, White & Blue Thumbprint Cookies by One Hot Oven
- 4th of July Sugar Cookies by Swirls of Flavor
- Red, White and Blueberry Pie by Grumpy's Honeybunch
- Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Sundaes by One Hot Oven
- White Chocolate No Bake Cheesecake Pie by Restless Chipotle
- Fireworks Sugar Cookies by The Monday Box
- Easy Red, White and Blue Trifle Jars by Boulder Locavore
- 4th of July Sprinkle Cookies by One Hot Oven
- Summer Fruit Crisp by Studio Delicious
- Blueberry Flag Shortcake by Fitty Foodlicious
- 4th of July Cupcakes by Swirls of Flavor
- 4th of July Sugar Cookie Bars by One Hot Oven
- Patriotic Jello Poke Cake by Restless Chipotle
- Red, White and Blueberry Mug Cake by The Monday Box
- Jello Mold With Cream Cheese by Amira's Pantry
- More favorite One Hot Oven recipes
- Delicious summertime recipes
Red, White & Blue Thumbprint Cookies by One Hot Oven
These tasty Red, White & Blue Thumbprint Cookies are all dressed up with the prettiest patriotic colored sprinkles and icing for a festive celebration.
4th of July Sugar Cookies by Swirls of Flavor
With just four basic kitchen ingredients and some patriotic food colors, you can celebrate our country’s birthday with our 4th of July Sugar Cookies. Easy to make, our colorful cookies are fun for kids and especially delicious too! Perfect for a July picnic.
Red, White and Blueberry Pie by Grumpy's Honeybunch
This show stopper Red, White, and Blueberry Pie is great for picnics, barbecues, and special summer celebrations. It was my go-to dessert to take on our Memorial Day and 4th of July picnics. Everyone loves the fresh berries.
Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Sundaes by One Hot Oven
The best thing for dessert in the summer is ice cream. Well, actually ice cream is good anytime, but something about summer and the 4th of July just says, give me something cold and sweet. Homemade ice cream is the best, and today’s recipe for Red, White, & Blue Ice Cream Sundaes is no-churn so it’s quick, easy, and the perfect sweet treat for a summer holiday.
White Chocolate No Bake Cheesecake Pie by Restless Chipotle
This easy, no-bake cheesecake pie has just 5 ingredients plus a graham cracker crust and an infinite number of variations. Takes less than 10 minutes to make!
When you need a delicious festive dessert that doesn't take much effort this is a great recipe to have in your collection!
Fireworks Sugar Cookies by The Monday Box
Thanks to those who defend and protect our country, we have the freedom to celebrate our country on July 4th. My adopted soldier won’t be home to celebrate this year, so I sent him a patriotic celebration in a box, including Fireworks Sugar Cookies. Sparkling with sugar and swirled with red, white, and blue, Fireworks Sugar Cookies burst with sweet sugar cookie flavor!
Easy Red, White and Blue Trifle Jars by Boulder Locavore
4th of July desserts make the holiday all the more fun. Easy Red White and Blue Trifles are fresh, light, and portable for all your holiday outings!
Made with angel food cake and fresh blueberries and a delicious cherry lime sauce. Don't forget the whipped cream on top.
You can even make one berry trifle for a simple dessert just for you!
4th of July Sprinkle Cookies by One Hot Oven
Let’s get all Red, White, and Blue and celebrate July 4th with cookies and sprinkles. We love sprinkles and these patriotic 4th of July Red, White & Blue Cookies have a delicious surprise middle layer.
Summer Fruit Crisp by Studio Delicious
This is a fabulous mixed fruit dessert with oat crumble that really celebrates the flavors of the season. Summer Fruit Crisp is easy to make, super flexible, and the crisp topping can be made in advance and kept frozen until ready to use.
Blueberry Flag Shortcake by Fitty Foodlicious
Blueberry Strawberry Flag Shortcake is an all Americana recipe that can be made again and again throughout the year. My classic Collagen Fruity Flag Shortcake is an ode to the amazing country we live in and an ode to shortcake fans all around! It’s truly a magical dessert recipe that you will want to make for all of your family and friends!
4th of July Cupcakes by Swirls of Flavor
Our 4th of July Cupcakes are an easy from-scratch recipe for vanilla cupcakes. Topped with a homemade buttercream frosting, decorated with red white, and blue stripes, and topped with a cherry, they are a perfect fourth of July dessert!
4th of July Sugar Cookie Bars by One Hot Oven
Celebrate with these soft and chewy red, white, and blue 4th of July Sugar Cookies for a colorful patriotic dessert. Make an easy cookie dough and bake, then add a sweet creamy frosting to these bars. Top with the prettiest patriotic sprinkles. Bake for a festive treat or a July bbq.
Patriotic Jello Poke Cake by Restless Chipotle
So Pretty! Patriotic, red-white-blue Jello Poke Cake is quick and easy to make with fun red and blue gelatin streaks and whipped white chocolate topping. Great for beginning cooks. You can even start with a white cake mix.
Red, White and Blueberry Mug Cake by The Monday Box
This July 4th, celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic dessert that is cooked and ready to enjoy in just one minute! Eaten as a mug cake or turned out onto a plate, Red, White, and Blueberry Mug Cake is an individual serving of patriotic funfetti cake bursting with sweet cherry and blueberry pie filling. Americana in a mug!
Jello Mold With Cream Cheese by Amira's Pantry
A festive jello mold recipe, one of the best jello recipes with cream cheese you can make. A luscious cream cheese sweet gelatin layer hugged by strawberry jello and topped with fruits. A delicious no-bake easy dessert that has the wow factor you need.
I hope you found some delicious All-American desserts to try. We made sure all these recipes are simple to make because who has time to be in the kitchen all day when you have fireworks to watch.
More favorite One Hot Oven recipes
We are in the middle of summer which means it's strawberry, raspberry, and peach season and I have some great recipes for you.
- Easy Peach Pandowdy is full of fresh summer peaches topped with a flaky pie crust.
- Make these Strawberry Curd Tarts for a delicious bite-sized dessert that is perfect for a special occasion, or an any-day treat.
- This Strawberry Chardonnay Gelee is such an easy dessert to make and deliciously refreshing to eat.
- Frozen desserts are perfect to make when it's hot outside. Try this No-Bake Strawberry Raspberry Cheesecake Mousse for a special treat. It's so simple to make.
- This Raspberry Chiffon Cake is so pretty in pink. Filled with fresh raspberries in the cake and the icing, this cake makes a stunning dessert.
Patriotic sprinkles are the best part of July recipes and these sprinkles are like the perfect ending to a sweet treat.
Don't forget the food coloring so you can get that perfect shade of patriotic red or blue.
Delicious summertime recipes
Have a glorious day with your friends and family.
First published: April 11, 2020, Last updated: June Dec. 30, 2022, for better readability.
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