Summer is heating up, and that means Independence Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re looking for a patriotic dish to bring to a cookout or a colorful food item to serve at home, celebrate America’s inception with these festive red, white and blue treats and desserts.
Homemade American Flag CherryBlueberry Pie
There is nothing more American than an old-fashioned fruit pie. If you’re planning an all-out red, white and blue bash, add this American flag pie to the menu. Use fresh cherries, blueberries and star-shaped dough for a perfectly patriotic dessert.
Overnight Oat and Chia Pudding With Cardamom Berries
For an easy and patriotic snack, combine your favorite red and blue fruits with this homemade oat and chia mixture. In the same time it took Paul Revere to make his midnight ride, your oats and chia seed mixture will set into a delicious pudding overnight.
Berry Crumb Bars
Berry crumb bars are the perfect addition to any Fourth of July celebration. Aside from its sweet and tart mixture of flavors, the colors from the berries and the sugary-cinnamon crumble make for a beautiful and delectable dessert.
Berry Beet Acai Bowls
This delicious and healthy version of an acai bowl is packed with flavorful fruits, beets and coconut flakes. Just as the Founding Fathers intended, you have the freedom to choose how you’d like to embellish your own acai bowl! Sprinkle some coconut flakes, raspberries and blueberries for a red, white and blue bowl of goodness.
Patriotic Jello Shots
Prohibition was so 1920s ... don’t be shy about serving up some red, white and blue shots for your adult guests. Gelatin, condensed milk and your choice of flavored vodka will get the patriotic party started. These goodies will make your guests feel Yankee Doodle dandy!
Strawberry Buttermilk Popsicles
If you’re looking for a special treat for the kids, whip up a batch of strawberry buttermilk ice pops. Strawberries are at their peak in summer, and there’s no better way to enjoy these red beauties than in a deliciously irresistible homemade ice pop the kids and adults will proudly salute.
Star-Shaped Berry Hand Pies
These star-spangled treats are the perfect handheld pastries to bring to a July 4 barbecue. The flaky white homemade crusts pair with a fruity red and blue filling to set off fireworks in your mouth.
Red Velvet Pound Cake
This Fourth of July, impress your family and friends with this moist and fluffy red velvet pound cake. This recipe will have your guests’ taste buds dancing to “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Red, White and Blue Patriotic Parfaits
Let freedom ring with these patriotic mason jar parfaits!. These festive single-serving treats are attractive to look at, and even make for excellent party favors. Prep the jars the evening before so they are cool and ready to serve at your Independence Day bash.
These individual lemon-berry trifles are another delectable red, white and blue dessert in a mason jar. The tart lemon cake pairs well with the fresh blueberries, strawberries and coconut cream on a hot summer day.
Patriotic Ice Cream Floats
And now, the fireworks finale: patriotic ice cream floats. Mix bubbly ginger ale with a splash of blue food coloring. Pour it over a scoop of ice cream, add whipped cream and red, white and blue sprinkles, and top it off with a maraschino cherry. This simple and tasty treat will add a blast of festive colors to any Fourth of July get-together.