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.
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.
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.
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!
This red, white, and blue cake is less tricky to assemble than the American Flag Cake, but the results are just as colorful.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"