4th of July Desserts and Ideas

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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!

Mini cupcakes in the shape the American flag for the 4th of july.

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

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 trifle for the 4th of July

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.

Bomb Pops Popsicles

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.

pound cake

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, red white and blue cake with a star sparkler lit and flowers.

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!

Cherry cupcakes with cherries, sprinkles on marble table.

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!

Zabaglione with red and blue berries.


This delicious traditional Italian dessert, Zabaglione, is not only simple to make but somewhat healthier than your average desserts too! 

Blood orange cheese cake on a marble table.

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!

Scoops of strawberry sorbet in a white bowl with elderflower sprinkled over the top.

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 pies with sliced strawberries 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?!

Blueberry popsicles on a marble table.

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 popsicles shaped like watermelons.

 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 on a marble table for a fourth of July dessert

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.

4th of July desserts Chocolate cake with whipped cream and sliced strawberries in mini trifle dishes.

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 fourth of July desserts

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

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.

watermelon popsicle

Watermelon Popsicles

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

Spiked Striped Jello Shots

No-Bake Berry Trifle

No-Bake Strawberry Ice Box Cake

More 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Watermelon Recipes

Red, White and Cherry Macaroons

No-Churn Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream

Pinwheel Icebox Cookies

Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries

How to Make Italian Sodas

More 4th of July Ideas

Creative and fun 4th of July ideas to make your party special!

Also, try these delicious cocktails!

Strawberry Tequila Sodas

Watermelon Punch

Blueberry Moscow Mules

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

This is an easy 4th of July dessert recipe that's perfect for everyone!
4.80 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Cups
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 10 strawberries
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups ice


  • Add the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “4th of July Desserts and Ideas”

  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 5 stars
    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!


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