We’re all about celebrating Independence Day with these festive 4th of July dessert recipes! From red, white, and blue cakes to delicious popsicles, all of these 4th of July dessert ideas are charming, tasty, and perfect for a celebration!
If you’re hosting a 4th of July party or just chilling by the pool with spiked Jello shots you’ll want something sweet to enjoy. It’s the fresh summer berries and the red, white, and blue colors that make the 4th of July desserts memorable and delicious!
Scroll through to see all of our favorite festive treats to make, including no-bake 4th of July desserts!
Pair any of these fun desserts with one of our summer cocktail recipes for a fun party!
4th of July Desserts
Scroll through to see all of our dessert ideas for the 4th!
American Flag Cupcake Flag
Celebrate the 4th of July with this adorable and charming American flag cupcake cake! We used chocolate and vanilla mini cupcakes to create stars and stripes. It’s an easy patriotic dessert that all of your guests will adore and can eat with pride!
4th of July Rice Krispie Treats
These 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats are sure to please everyone in your family. They’re easy to make, and you don’t have to refrigerate them. Plus, we don’t use any artificial dye and they stay fresh for several days so you can enjoy them all week long!
Red White and Blue Trifles
Super easy red, white and blue trifles are perfect for the 4th! Made with angel food cake and blue whipped cream. this simple dessert is always a hit.
Homemade Bomb Pop Popsicles
This is a delicious recipe for a classic, childhood favorite bomb pops popsicles! Made with whole ingredients, they’re creamy, colorful, and flavorful! These popsicles are perfect for celebrating the 4th of July and a great summer treat.
Classic Buttery Pound Cake
A classic pound cake topped with whipped cream, blueberries, and strawberries is a great option for a summer bbq.
4th of July Cake
This gorgeous 4th of July Cake is a delicious, layered funfetti cake and it’s a real show stopper! It’s based on the incredible Momofuku Milk’s Bar’s cake, with a few twists!
Decadent Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
Decadent chocolate cherry cupcakes are baked with delicious Maraschino Cherries inside the cupcake! Add red, white, and blue sprinkles to make these perfect for the 4th of July!
This delicious traditional Italian dessert, Zabaglione, is not only simple to make but somewhat healthier than your average desserts too!
Blood Orange Cheesecake
This blood-orange cheesecake is as delicious as it is beautiful. Blood oranges add a lovely sweet/tart flavor and a vibrant color to this awesome cheesecake!
Strawberry Sorbet with Elderflower
Strawberry sorbet is one of the most refreshing and easy treats to make using simple ingredients. We created this strawberry sorbet recipe for California Strawberries and it’s absolutely delicious and perfect for the 4th of July!
Mini Strawberry Mascarpone Pies
We adore these mini strawberry mascarpone pies! Made with a homemade graham cracker crust (so easy!), mascarpone cheese, and of course juicy strawberries, we created these gorgeous and very tasty mini pies! Who doesn’t love strawberries and cheese?!
Roasted Blueberry Crème fraîche Popsicles
We’re cooling down this 4th of July with these delicious blueberry popsicles! Our roasted blueberry crème fraîche popsicles are made with Crème fraîche, which makes them creamy and full of flavor!
Watermelon Tequila Popsicles
One of our favorite 4th of July dessert recipes is to serve popsicles! They’re refreshing, like these watermelon popsicles with tequila! Boozy pops are fresh and full of flavor and they’re shaped like watermelons!
Blackberry Cobbler Crumble
An easy blackberry cobbler crumble recipe mixed with a traditional crumble. It’s not too sweet, very easy to make, and perfect for a summer evening dessert.
Mini Strawberry Trifles
These mini chocolate strawberry trifles are one of the most delicious desserts! It’s chocolate cake, cut into cubes, then topped with whipped cream and freshly sliced strawberries. It’s easy to assemble and would be beautiful for the 4th of July!
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
This is one of our favorite desserts to serve for the 4th of July is frozen strawberry lemonade. It’s easy to make, refreshing, and full of flavor.
Cherry Pie Bars
These cherry pie bars are fun to make and full of cherry flavor! They’re great for a 4th of July celebration.
These watermelon popsicles are made with fresh watermelon juice! They’re great for a hot summer day and perfect for the 4th.
No-Bake Fourth of July Desserts
Several of the recipes above are no-bake recipes, but here are more options for easy all-American desserts!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
No-Bake Strawberry Ice Box Cake
More 4th of July Dessert Recipes
Red, White and Cherry Macaroons
No-Churn Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream
Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries
More 4th of July Ideas
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Watermelon Themed 4th of July Party!
Also, try these delicious cocktails!
Another great option is fresh watermelon juice. It can be served alone and it’s very refreshing and hydrating.
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4th of July Dessert – Frozen Lemonade
- 1 1/2 cup lemonade
- 10 strawberries
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 cups ice
- Add the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
3 thoughts on “4th of July Desserts and Ideas”
Oh my goodness! Which one of these do I choose?! So excited to try some of these recipes!
My favorite to make were the homemade bomb popsicles because visually they were also so pretty and a hit. However, the tequila watermelon popsicles were pretty tasty for the adults! Can’t wait to try the others!
These desserts all look amazing and so delicious. My hubby and kids are going to love helping with these. Excited to make our Fourth of July very festive with these treats!