Go above and beyond this Forth of July by trying one of these red, white and blue sweets. These decadent treats are works of art incorporating American pride and a true understanding of exquisite taste.
By Kate Wilke
This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as Fourth of July Dessert Recipes: Red, White and Blue on Relish
White On Rice Couple
White and Blue: Blueberry-Lemon Curd Tarts
Blueberry pie makes a terrific Fourth of July dessert, but sometimes on a hot day, the last thing you want to do is heat up the oven. Daydreamer Desserts’ no-bake Blueberry Lemon Curd Mousse Tarts allow you to bypass the kitchen heat all together and still end up with pretty blueberry desserts boasting patriotic flare. Get the recipe here.
Red and White: Sweet Cherry-Bomb and Coconut Milk Pops
White On Rice Couple
Bright red cherries are in season and coincidentally the perfect patriotic ingredient for your Fourth of July dessert. These Sweet Cherry-Bomb and Coconut Milk Pops from White on Rice Couple are easy to pass out during the bustle of a busy summer party. Plus, the pops have a hint of lime, adding the perfect amount of tang. Get the recipe here.
Red, White, and Blue: Mixed Berry Tart
Creme De La Crumb
Raspberries, blueberries and whipped cream combine for a classic red, white and blue look. This simple Mixed Berry Tart from Crème De La Crumb has an almond filling to balance the sweetness with a nutty flavor. Get the recipe here.
White and Blue: Acai Smoothie
If you have smoothie cravings and an inclination towards healthier fruit desserts, this is the recipe for you. Kitchen Confidante’s Acai Smoothie is a nutritious beverage you can serve at your Fourth of July party to refuel guests’ energy while refraining from wrecking diets. This may not be a sugary cake, but the vanilla yogurt, berries, coconut and honey combine for a similar sweetness. Get the recipe here.
White and Red: Strawberry Drizzle Cakes
Erren’s Kitchen combines strawberries and cream cheese for heavenly, pastry-like Strawberry Drizzle Cakes. We suggest saving the leftovers for breakfast—the cake will be a welcomed side to a strong cup of coffee. Get the recipe here.
Red, White, and Blue: Berry Sugar Cookie Cups
Tried & Tasty
Sweet-tooths will be wide-eyed when they see Tried and Tasty’s Red White & Blue Strawberry Blueberry Sugar Cookie Cups. The pretty bites are quick and easy to prepare since they rely on a base of refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Get the recipe here.
Red, White, and Blue: Berry Pavlova with Fresh Whipped Cream
Photisserie‘s Berry Pavlova with Fresh Whipped Cream has a creamy meringue texture that looks as delightful as it tastes. Top with red and blue berries for a patriotic look and enjoy a sugary slice with a cup of after-dinner coffee. Get the recipe here.
White and Blue: Oatmeal Cookie Jam Bars
The Simple Oatmeal Cookie Jam Bars from Chelsea’s Messy Apron are quick and easy to make. For those of you who prefer cookies to cake or pie, this blackberry jam bar mixed with cinnamon and brown sugar is a great substitute for traditional bar cookies. Get the recipe here.
White and Blue: Cardamom Blackberry Ice Cream
The Kitchen Paper
Cardamom spruces up a simple vanilla bean and berry ice cream in The Kitchen Paper’s Cardamom Blackberry Ice Cream. We suggest enjoying this treat on its own, or serving alongside a brownie or slice of chocolate cake. Get the recipe here.
Red and White: Ice Cream Sandwiches
A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
A Farmgirl’s Dabbles’ Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches feature rich and creamy cheesecake ice cream sandwiched between red velvet shortbread cookies. If you have kids, put them in charge of rolling dough cutting out the final stars. Get the recipe here.