10 Awesome Patriotic Dessert Recipes for July 4th

At Big Chill, we love to celebrate American heritage, especially our biggest holiday of the year: Fourth of July! Classic Fourth of July celebrations usually conjure up images of fireworks, outside barbeques, and you guessed it - a table full of delicious snacks and desserts brought to the celebration by different neighbors from all around the block. Plates are filled high with different treats and surprises, making the 4th of July holiday a day to look forward to. A day spent snacking with friends, dipping our toes in the pool, and celebrating our independence as a nation. So what could be more inviting and summertime friendly than an abundance of red, white, and blue desserts?

Get to the kitchen! Here are 10 patriotic dessert recipes to help you celebrate this 4th of July in style.

1.Red White and Blue Poke Cake

This recipe may look complicated, but begins with a simple white cake mix base, then made exciting with fresh fruit and white chocolate pudding baked inside. Simply arrange the strawberries & blueberries on top to look like an American flag, and impress your neighbors with your artistic baking abilities.

Recipe: Betty Crocker

Red White and Blue Poke Cake from Betty Crocker

2.) Flag Roll Cake

The neighbors are sure to gather when you cut into this dessert, unveiling your hard-earned culinary baking skills and unleashing a rainbow of patriotic cake goodness. There are three major parts to this flag roll cake; the cake batter, the paste batter for the stars & stripes, and the whipped cream filling.

Recipe on Sugary Winzy

Flag Roll Cake from Sugary Winzy

3.) Patriotic Cupcakes

These red, white & blue cupcakes are sure to be a classic hit. This recipe guides you through a made-from-scratch cupcake batter, but if you’re short on time simply substitute homemade batter for a store bought variety.

Recipe on Country Living

Patriotic Cupcakes from Country Living

4.) Red, White, and Blue Brownie Pizza

On the 4th of July, it’s perfectly acceptable to have pizza for dessert and everybody knows it. This brownie crust is covered with a cream cheese frosting and loaded with fresh and colorful berries.

Recipe on Jo Cooks

Red, White and Blue Brownie Pizza

5.) 4th of July Milkshakes

Who doesn’t love a good milkshake? If you’re looking for the perfect treat to cool you down from that red hot asphalt, there is nothing more satisfying than an ice cold milkshake to bring you back down to earth. This simple recipe will leave guests impressed when you pull these from from your Big Chill freezer.

Recipe on Pint Sized Baker

4th of July Milkshakes from Pint Sized Baker

6.) Snow Cone Cupcakes

This creative dessert might leave some guests scratching their heads. At first glance these desserts might look frozen, but under a heavy layer of sprinkles sits a delicious cupcake batter.

Recipe on Best Friends for Frosting

Snow Cone Cupcakes from Best Friends for Frosting

7.) Patriotic Popcorn

This colorful snack will keep guests with their palms full all night. This simple recipe is also the perfect snack to pull out if you’re planning on a movie night for the Fourth of July. Simply spice up your movie popcorn with a small amount of food coloring.

Recipe on Oh Sweet Basil

Patriotic Popcorn from Oh Sweet Basil

8.) Patriotic Fudge

This colorful and delicious fudge only consists of six simple ingredients. Impress guests and family members with this patriotic tie-dye fudge.

Recipe on Taste and Tell Blog

Patriotic Fudge from Taste and Tell blog

9.) Red, White, and Blue Cupcake Cones

These cupcake cones will surely satisfy your holiday sweet tooth, but save you the hassle of ice cream cleanup by not melting all over your (or your slippery 4-year-old’s) hands. These cupcakes will knock your neighbors ordinary dessert out of the ballpark.

Recipe on Smart School House

Red White and Blue Cupcake Cones from Smart School House

10.) Buzzed Strawberry Bites

Warning! These strawberry bites are for adults only. These delicious strawberries are pre-soaked in rum for 24 hours before being dipped in white chocolate and rolled in blue sprinkles. Who says you can’t have your strawberries and eat them too?

Recipe on Frosting and a Smile

Buzzed Strawberry Bites from Frosting and a Smile

So there you have it, 10 awesome and patriotic 4th July dessert recipes to consider this holiday. Don’t forget to keep your desserts cool and store them in the fridge. Struggling for fridge space during the busy holiday? Check out our recent article 11 Brilliant Ways to Organize Your Fridge for some really helpful tips!