Celebrate With Our Best Red, White, and Blue Desserts
Show your colors proudly with these fun and festive red, white, and blue desserts. I've gathered our must colorful red, white, and blue dessert ideas, perfect for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Presidents' Day celebrations.
No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake
July 4th celebrations come right at the peak of fresh berry season, and the desserts reap all the benefit. To top this gorgeous no-bake cheesecake, use the freshest, ripest berries you can find. Some reviewers use raspberries instead of sliced strawberries, and the results are just as stunning.
Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Pie
Flaky, buttery layers of ready-made phyllo dough form the crust of this rich and creamy cheesecake pie. Spread strawberry jam over the top and dot with blueberries to make a red, white, and blue design.
American Flag Cake
With a flag in every slice, it's the perfect patriotic cake! You'll want to watch the video to see how to put the cake together. So clever!
Surprise Inside Independence Cake
This red, white, and blue cake is less tricky to assemble than the American Flag Cake, but the results are just as colorful.
All American Trifle
Ready in only 40 minutes, this colorful dessert looks fancy but is incredibly easy to make and looks like a party waiting to happen. Be sure to layer the berries right up against the glass sides so they don't get hidden from view when you spoon on the whipped cream.
4th of July Fruit Kabobs
"I make these fruit skewers every year for the 4th of July for the kids and they are always a major hit — older kids can help with the assembly," says sanne. She adds this tip: "Don't cut the watermelon too thinly, otherwise the stars will break when you are trying to skewer them."
Fruit Pizza I
Homemade or store-bought sugar cookie dough forms the crust of this easy red, white, and blue dessert. You can bake one big disk or cut small rounds for individual cookie pizzas. Either way, you're looking at a super-simple but impressive treat.
Fourth of July Layered Gelatin
This 4th of July jello dessert is so cute! And you can pick it up and eat it with your fingers. Tip: Give yourself enough time when you're making this to let each layer cool before adding the next one.
Uncle Sam Banana Split
This one's about as easy as it gets. The recipe makes one giant banana split to share with a few friends, or you can divvy it up into smaller portions. Hunt down red, white, and blue candy sprinkles to shake over the top, and finish it off with small flags instead of sparklers if you're serving little kids.
Strawberry Graham Cracker Bites
These adorable little bites make easy 4th of July desserts! They look like they'd be perfect for a kids' party, but grown-ups can't resist them, either.
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Follow the basic directions in the recipe, but use white chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate. After dipping each strawberry in the white chocolate, dip the tip into a bowl of blue sugar to create the red, white, and blue stripes.
Red, White, and Booze Ice Pops
Here's one for grown-ups only: strawberry and blueberry cheesecake ice pops spiked with a little booze. Of course, you can omit the alcohol and they'll be deliciously family-friendly.
Best 4th of July Patriotic Brownies
These easy and delicious 4th of July chocolate brownies are decorated with a festive white chocolate topping. "I adapted the brownie recipe from another recipe and added my own holiday pizzazz for our 4th of July celebration," says BallerinaBaker. "Serve heated up or at room temperature. Enjoy!"
Independence Day Cupcakes
Cool vanilla pudding fills these patriotic cupcakes for a refreshing and fun surprise. You could use a colorful pudding for additional red, white, and blue pride. Get creative with your berry layout for a bit of extra fun.
Red and blue gelatin are enveloped in a creamy pop mixture. Make these at least a day ahead so they're firm enough to hold up in the heat.
Red, White, and Blue Dump Cake
By their nature, dump cakes are among the easiest desserts you can make. Be strategic with the berries for a patriotic — but still incredibly easy — dessert.