Nothing says “America” like a big shindig and some patriotic party foods… and if you’re planning a 4th of July or Memorial Day party then these red, white, and blue desserts are the perfect addition to your buffet table!
The annual 4th of July party is coming up and you got assigned dessert duty. If your family is anything like mine, they can put away some dessert. And some family members (okay, it’s me) only graze on all of the other party foods to save room for not one, but two plates of sweet treats.
And these patriotic desserts won’t disappoint!
If you need some awesome ideas for what red, white, and blue desserts to bring to your patriotic party, then I’ve got a LOAD of inspiration for you! All of these party desserts would be perfect for your July 4th, Memorial Day, or Labor Day party!
Patriotic Trifles for Your Party
Red, white, and blue trifles are classic patriotic desserts for a reason – they’re super easy to make and, when layered in a pretty glass bowl, these easy trifles are super pretty, too! Here are some of the best berry trifle recipes for your 4th of July party this year:
Red white and blue trifle is a delicious no-bake berry trifle made with fresh blueberries and strawberries, pudding mix, pound cake, and whipped cream. This seriously simple dessert from I Heart Eating takes just 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to put together, and it’s pretty!
This easy layered family size dessert from Waiting for Blancmange is like a mashup of two popular summer desserts – shortcake and trifle! Super pretty, you can make it in advance, and there’s no baking required!
This beautiful patriotic trifle from Quiche My Grits is filled with fresh strawberries, blueberries, pound cake and cream. It’s the perfect addition to your red, white and blue party!
This no bake Patriotic Berry Trifle from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen is made with butter poundcake, vanilla pudding, whipped topping, fresh strawberries and blueberries… another perfect trifle option for those Summer holiday gatherings.
Red White and Blue Fruit Desserts
There’s a reason why so many patriotic desserts are made with fruit… because the red and blue colors of fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are perfect for summer 4th of July desserts! These berries are in season during the patriotic holidays, and they’re the perfect way to add some patriotic colors to your party!
Here are some of the best red, white, and blue desserts with fruit (that aren’t trifles):
The Red White and Blueberry Fruit Tart from What a Girl Eats has a grain-free crust and lemon cream cheese filling, so it’s perfect for guests that have special dietary needs. Not to mention, it’s beautiful too!
These Red, White, and Blue Berry Frozen Yogurt Bites from Good Life Eats are such an easy patriotic snack to make for 4th of July. And they’re a great way to offer your party guests a healthier option for dessert!
This berry American Flag pizza from Dine Dream Discover is the perfect dessert pizza for any patriotic holiday. Fresh and flavorful!
This Patriotic Cherry Pie from Savory Experiments looks hard, but is so easy to make from premade pie crusts, cookie cutters, pie filling and fresh blueberries.
This easy frozen mixed berry custard pie from Honey and Lime is the perfect red, white, and blue dessert to make for hot summer afternoons!
These cute and easy Blueberry Puff Pastry Stars from Emily Fabulous are perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or just for a fun pastry treat! Fresh blueberries and a delicious cream cheese filling make these stars irresistible.
The made from scratch berry shortcake loaded with fresh berries and whipped cream from From Valerie’s Kitchen is the ultimate summer classic dessert!
Red, White and Blue No Bake Cheesecake Bars from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom are a favorite dessert to make for summer parties! The patriotic “flag,” made with fresh, seasonal berries, always gets tons of compliments, plus the cheesecake itself is absolutely scrumptious!
Want to make some healthier red, white, and blue desserts for your guests who are watching their waistlines? These healthy fruit desserts have all of the beautiful patriotic colors, but less carbs:
The Red, White and Blue Fruit Kabobs from Two Healthy Kitchens are beautiful and surprisingly easy to make! And, with some easy tips, you can spin them two ways: as either a refreshing fruit skewer appetizer with a sweet Yogurt Dip, or as a light but decadent dessert with cake and Chocolate Lava Dip!
These simple, tasty, and refreshing patriotic fruit skewers from Our Wabi Sabi Life are the perfect patriotic colors, and you can serve them with or without the mini marshmallows.
These 4th of July Fruit Kebabs from Recipes from a Pantry are another beautiful and healthy option for your patriotic dessert table!
Or, for another beautiful fruit dessert option, you can ditch the wooden skewers and serve a refreshing Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad like this one from Three Olives Branch.
Red White and Blue Cakes and Cupcakes
There’s a reason why poke cake is a classic 4th of July dessert… most of them are made with boxed cake mix so they’re super easy, and you can use red and blue jello to make your patriotic desserts look extra festive! Here are some awesome red, white, and blue poke cakes to try this year:
This light and fluffy American flag poke cake from Crayons and Cravings is filled with jello, and topped with cool whip and fresh fruit for a fun and festive 4th of July dessert. And all you need for this easy flag cake recipe is a box of white cake mix, eggs, oil, red and blue jello mix, Cool Whip, and water.
This 4th of July Poke Cake from Easy Budget Recipes is a festive addition to your Independence Day spread. It’s easy to make, and at only 79¢ per serving, it’s budget-friendly too!
The Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake from Princess Pinky Girl is another awesome Fourth of July poke cake to make for your holiday spread… so easy with a box of cake mix!
This stunning Red White and Blue Poke Cake from The Soccer Mom Blog is guaranteed to be the star of the party! It’s a perfect patriotic dessert for Memorial Day and 4th of July!
Add these super fun Firecracker Cupcakes from Princess Pinky Girl to your Fourth of July party spread this summer! These easy cupcakes are super cute with candy “fireworks” decorations… perfect for any patriotic potluck!
Not only are these Patriotic Cupcakes from Tasty Oven made with red and blue colored cake mix, they also have a fun sprinkle explosion surprise inside! Great for the kids!
These 4th of July cupcakes from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt are the ultimate red, white and blue treat… Homemade vanilla cupcakes with a fun and colorful patriotic fondant topping. Yummy!
Want a fun and interactive dessert idea for your youngest party guests? Try these American flag cupcakes from Frugal Coupon Living! Give each child a bit of icing and some candies and let them decorate their own patriotic desserts… or let your own kids help you make these cute cupcakes for your next party!
This easy red white and blue bundt cake recipe from Beyond Cereal is the perfect patriotic dessert for your 4th of July celebration! Made with boxed cake mix, food coloring, and a simple powdered sugar glaze on top, it’s both beautiful and tasty!
This Patriotic Tunnel Cake from Food Folks and Fun is a quick and easy dessert for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or anytime! Filled with fresh whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries, this is an awesome lighter tasting cake!
The moist vanilla marble bundt cake from I Heart Eating is a beautifully patriotic cake to slice and serve at your next holiday get together! Cut into this red, white, and blue dessert and enjoy the “ooh’s and aah’s” of your party guests!
The fun and patriotic Red White & Blue Swirl Bundt Cake from In the Kids Kitchen is another awesome dessert to make for 4th of July or Memorial Day!
Red White and Blue Cookies and Rice Krispies Treats
The Patriotic Sugar Cookies from Two Pink Peonies are thick, sweet, and perfect to bring to a 4th of July picnic potluck! Or just bake some with your kids on a Tuesday just because!
These 4th of July Cookies from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom will be the star of your dessert table! Topped with homemade red, white, and blue buttercream frosting, these patriotic cookies are so cute and so yummy!
The Firecracker Cookies from Frugal Coupon Living are made to look like the classic red, white, and blue bomb pops… except you don’t have to worry about these melting! So cute!
Spending your 4th of July at the beach or the pool? Then try these super cute patriotic surfboard cookies from In the Kids Kitchen! “Surfin’ USA!”
My own 4th of July American flag cake is no-bake and made with store-bought kids’ treats like brownie bites, Twinkies, and Rice Krispies Treats… the ultimate patriotic dessert for the kids!
Delicious 4th of July Rice Krispies Treats from Fake Ginger are the perfect no bake dessert for your summer BBQs! And the layers of red, white, and blue are so pretty, too!
Kids are going to go gaga over these delightful 4th of July Rice Krispies Pops on a stick from Mommy Evolution. Little hands can easily hold them and older kids will enjoy the novelty of having a pop-like treat, too!
These patriotic sour cream sugar cookies from Saving Talents are perfect for the 4th of July! The cream cheese frosting is easily dyed red, white, and blue, and the dough is perfect for cookie cutters!
Red White and Blue Dessert Dips for 4th of July
Sweet dessert dips are also great red, white, and blue desserts because they’re easy to make and you can use them as the centerpiece for beautiful dessert spreads. Serve one of these easy patriotic dessert dips with graham crackers, pretzels, vanilla wafers, or your favorite dessert dippers for your next patriotic party!
The patriotic Red, White and Blue Funfetti Dip (also known as Dunkaroo Dip) from Lemons and Zest tastes like cake batter, and with only 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes to whip, this delicious kid friendly patriotic dessert is perfect for your party!
Skillet Red, White, and Blue S’mores Dip from Seasoned Sprinkles is the perfect easy fourth of July dessert… This crowd pleaser comes together in under ten minutes!
This Fruit Spangled Cheesecake Dip recipe from Food Folks and Fun is so easy to make and it comes together in just 5 minutes! It’s great for patriotic potlucks and parties!
This Cake Batter Dip from Sugar and Soul is made with just 4 ingredients and is ready in just 5 minutes! Add red, white, and blue sprinkles for the perfect 4th of July dessert!
Patriotic Jello Desserts for Your July 4th Party
Make your dessert table extra festive with the help of these kid-friendly Jello desserts! Layered red and blue Jello is the perfect 4th of July dessert, because it’s budget-friendly and a great cool, refreshing dessert for those hot summer days!
These 4th of July Layered Jello desserts from Spend with Pennies are sure to be the hit of the party!! Served in plastic wine glasses, these kid-friendly desserts are perfectly elegant for adult party-goers too!
These red, white, and blue Jello cups from Simple Living Recipes are super easy to make, and they’re beautiful with the addition of a slightly sweet cream.
Fun and easy patriotic Jell-O Jigglers from Kids Activity Zone are great for the kids’ table, but don’t be surprised if the adults at your patriotic party sneak some of these light and refreshing desserts too!
Patriotic Jello gets an extra fun makeover with star shaped cookie cutters! These red, white, and blue Jello stars from Fake Ginger are beautiful and super fun for the kids to eat!
These Jello American flag desserts from All That’s Jas are sure to impress your 4th of July party guests… they’re like mini yummy pieces of art!
This delicious red, white, and blue Jello Salad from Binky’s Culinary Carnival will look super pretty on your dessert table, and it’s the perfect refreshing dessert for all of those Summer BBQ’s and parties!
The patriotic layered Jello jigglers from Made in a Pinch are another super festive option for your 4th of July dessert line-up! They’re fun to make and even more fun to eat!
Serve your patriotic jello desserts in a jar like Hunny I’m Home for an easy grab-and-go treat! These layered dessert jars looks super cute with mini firework spray decorations, too!
Other Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Desserts
Need even more patriotic dessert ideas? Here are even more 4th of July desserts to inspire you!
Looking for an easy 4th of July dessert? These fun red, white and blue mini cheesecakes from Nina Kneads to Bake are simple, creamy and perfect for a small crowd! Not to mention, they’re super cute, too!
These Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles from Easy Budget Recipes are all dressed up for patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. And these red, white, and blue truffles are easy to make, and kids love making them!
The easy marshmallow creme red, white, and blue fudge recipe from Crayons and Cravings is made using evaporated milk, white chocolate chips, sugar, butter, and food coloring… and it’s a great addition to your patriotic dessert table!
Take advantage of the sweet summer fruit and make these cute 4th of July Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Play Party Plan. Your kids can even help decorate them with red, white, and blue sprinkles!
Air Fryer Star Donuts from Emily Fabulous are easy to make from canned biscuits and perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any other celebration. You can have fun and delicious donuts in 25 minutes using your air fryer!
These no bake 4th of July pound cake sticks from Aleka’s Get Together could not be easier to make! Just 3 ingredients and no baking required, these are the ideal patriotic bite sized dessert for your next celebration!
I absolutely LOVE these patriotic snack cakes from Dancing Through the Rain… no bake and no fuss – that’s my kind of dessert!
These red, white, and blue cake pops from Mommy Made That are a deliciously satisfying way to add some patriotic colors to any party or picnic. Plus they’re easy to make and easy to eat with no mess!
These mini Chocolate Dipped Oreos from Love from the Oven are decorated with red, white, and blue candy melts… and the cute mini size are perfect to add on to cakes or cupcakes!
Puppy Chow is usually a Christmas treat in our house, but thanks to some red, white, and blue candy melts in this patriotic Puppy Chow from Three Olives Branch, now you can enjoy this popular snack for 4th of July also!
M&M Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars… that’s three of my favorite desserts in one! The patriotic colored M&Ms in these sweet dessert bars from Cheesecake It Is help to add a punch of red, white, and blue to your dessert table!
Donuts are like the ultimate dessert, because they’re totally acceptable to eat at breakfast! Start your July 4th day with these Red White and Blue Swirl Donuts from The Soccer Mom Blog… your kids will thank you!
Celebrate our nation with these Red, White, and Blue Swirled Chocolate RITZ cracker sandwich pops from The Forked Spoon. They’re sweet, salty, and a perfectly easy snack for your July 4th dessert table!
The Red White and Blue Bark from Kids Activity Zone would make an awesome parting gift for your 4th of July party guests… Whip up a batch of this patriotic bark, break it up, and add it to cellophane bags with pretty ribbon!
It may be called a “cheeseball”, but don’t let this American flag cheeseball dessert from Julie Blanner fool you! The Funfetti cream cheese mixture is covered with icing… doesn’t get much better than that!
The Red, White, and Blue Popcorn Bars from Yum in the Kitchen are kind of like a cross between patriotic popcorn balls and layered Rice Krispies Treats… but they’re 100% delicious!
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