There isn’t a more American dessert than Classic Apple Pie. With that said, there are so many other delicious desserts you can serve on the 4th of July to celebrate American Independence.
We have desserts using red, white and blue colors, desserts that use summer fruits, chilled desserts perfect for a warm summer day as well as classic desserts that can be changed up with patriotic candies or sprinkles to make them perfect for Independence Day!
Tips for fourth of july Desserts
Make it festive. Though there is a list of patriotic colored desserts you can easily serve other desserts on or in a patriotic themed dish to make them more festive.
How much? Make enough for each guest to be able to have 1-2 servings of dessert. Also, plan to have at least 2 dessert choices for every 10 guests. Once you start adding dessert choices you will only need to make sure there’s enough for people to have two dessert servings and not a piece of each dessert.
Keeping desserts cold when outside:
The best way to keep your dessert cold when outside is to keep it in a cooler with ice, or a block of dry ice, until you’re ready to serve it.
Only bring out/serve what you will eat. Keep the rest in a cooler until needed.
If you’re placing the dessert out on a table one way to help keep it cold is to fill a tray/bowl with ice cubes and nestle the dessert right on top.
See individual recipe posts for more specific tips, tricks and storage information.
We always make sure to have at least one red, white and blue treat at our 4th of July celebrations. All of these recipes are great for that and add that festive touch to the party!
DessertJello Poke Cake Recipe
I Love Jello Poke Cake! I Went With Raspberry Here, But You Can Easily Make A Cherry Or A Strawberry Poke Cake.
Make a fun and festive treat for your 4th of July party with this Patriotic Pudding Cups recipe! Layers of smooth and creamy red, white, and blue pudding, topped with summertime Oreos. The kids love making these pudding cups as much as they love eating them!
This easy Blackberry Cobbler has so much flavor and is coated in a sugary crust, making it sweet and irresistible. It's a great dessert to enjoy all year Long, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
There's nothing like a slice of warm apple pie served with vanilla ice cream! This recipe for Homemade Apple Pie has proven to be the BEST apple pie recipe around. With a flaky, buttery crust made from scratch, and a gooey, sweet apple filling, this pie will not disappoint!
Perfectly moist lime cake, topped with a homemade lime buttercream frosting, and sprinkled with lime zest! Just the right balance of citrus and sweet in this yummy sheet cake. It's easy, refreshing, and great for feeding a crowd!
I think we can all agree that you can’t beat COLD and chilled desserts when it’s hot outside!! Well, 4th of July is usually pretty darn hot, so here are some of our favorite cold treats that we like to enjoy on Independence Day.
DessertLemon Icebox Pie Recipe
Deliciously creamy & tangy Lemon Icebox Pie is a classic chilled Southern dessert that's perfect for summer!
Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie - eggless cookie dough inside a rich and creamy frozen pie. So yummy!
Total Time: 18minutes
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DessertOreo Ice Cream Cake Recipe
This Oreo Ice Cream Cake makes for the perfect no bake dessert during warm summer months. Best of all, it only takes 5 simple store bought ingredients! No one can resist the layers of crushed Oreos, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Cool Whip, and MORE Oreos!
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