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Celebrate With Our Best Red, White, and Blue Desserts

Here's to the red, white, and blue!

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.

1. 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.

2. 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.

Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Pie

Photo by fettuccine

3. 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!

4. 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.

Surprise Inside Independence Cake

Photo by CookinBug

5. Sweetheart Cupcakes

Here's a cupcake version of the surprise-inside cakes. Watch the video to see how to create the multi-colored interior that will delight your guests when they take a bite of these adorable cupcakes.

Sweetheart Cupcakes

Photo by Lori

6. 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.

All American Trifle

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

7. 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."

8. 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.

Fruit Pizza I

Photo by Ccy014

9. 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.

Fourth of July Layered Gelatin

Photo by Seattle2Sydney

10. 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.

Uncle Sam Banana Split

Photo by Christina

11. 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.

Strawberry Graham Cracker Bites

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!

12. The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Our top-rated sugar cookies love to get dressed up for parties. In this version, red, white, and blue icing decorates a star-shaped cut-out, but you can do any shape you choose. Get tips for rolling and cutting sugar cookies, and decorating them after they cool.

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies


13. 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.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries - Dipped in White Chocolate and Blue Sugar

Photo by MelissasMeals

14. 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.

15. 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!"

Best 4th of July Patriotic Brownies
Photo by BallerinaBaker

More: Browse our entire collection of 4th of July dessert recipes.

About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).