4th of July Dessert Recipes

4th of July dessert ideas

4th of July dessert recipes should be fun!  Here are some amazing dessert ideas for your next 4th of July party.

Red, white, and blue is the dessert theme for Independence Day.

Take the pressure off by creating something simple that everyone will love.  For instance, a simple scoop of ice cream can look festive with some red and blue sprinkles.

Try out some of these delicious dessert ideas to add some color to your party table.

4th of July Dessert Recipes


1 – Sour Cream Panna Cotta With Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce


Panna cotta is the perfect dessert to make ahead of time!

What a great way to free up time in the kitchen for your summer backyard party.

This recipe can be found on Home Spun Eats along with more amazing ideas.


2 –  Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows


4th of July Dessert

This is such a simple dessert that can be made in minutes. 

First start with some marshmallows, candy chocolate, and sprinkles, then add a stick to each marshmallow.

Melt the colored chocolate in a bowl and then dip the marshmallows.  When the chocolate is still warm add the sprinkles.

These are fun no mess sweet treats for kids!


3 – Russian Cream Dessert


Russian Cream Dessert

Russian cream is a mix between custard and pudding.

If you are looking for something fancy yet simple then this is the dessert for you.

Find the recipe over on Gluten Free From Home.


4 – Easy Crepes with Almond Milk and Sprouted Wheat


4th of july dessert recipes


Crepes with almond milk and sprouted wheat are a healthy alternative to traditional crepes made with refined flour!

This is a festive healthy dessert for the 4th of July.

Find this recipe and many more over on The Home Intent.


5 – Homemade Raspberry Ice Cream (naturally sweetened)


4th of july icecream


This all-natural homemade raspberry ice cream recipe is a frosty, creamy dessert that tastes like summer in a cup.

Perfect for the 4th of July!

Each spoonful is a refreshing taste of sour raspberry with cream and honey as a natural sweetener. 

Go to The Duvall Homestead for the FULL recipe.


6 – Jello and Whipped Cream


Start by making red and blue jello.

Add some red jello, add some whipped cream, and add some blue jello in a glass cup.

Finish off with some more whipped cream on top.


7 – Fruit Layer Cake


I love this 4th of July dessert because it is so simple to put together!

Make a box cake mix and get some premade frosting.  If you want to make this homemade this is also an option.

Then all you have to do is assemble the cake.

Put the first layer of cake down on a tray.  Add a layer of white frosting.

Now you add your strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.  Really any red or blue fruit will work.

Then you will add your next layer of cake and repeat.

So simple and delicious too!


8 – Cupcakes with Sprinkles!


I wanted to share something very easy because the 4th of July is all about having fun not being stuck in the kitchen.

Make some cupcakes add some red white and blue sprinkles or a fun topper.


9 – 4th of July Flag Cake


Make a simple white sheet cake.

Frost it and add your favorite red and blueberries in a flag pattern.

This looks very impressive at a 4th of July party!


10 – 4th of July Fruit Tray


4th fruit tray

Red and blue fruit could be all you need!

4th fruit tray

Try the healthy option and go with a fruit tray.

I like to use red and blue fruit with some vanilla yogurt as a dipping sauce.

Simple yet healthy too!

I hope you have a great 4th of July!

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