20 GREAT! Patriotic July 4th Dessert Ideas

by Marla on June 27, 2012 · 47 comments

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Let’s say you are throwing a 4th go July party. Who would you invite? What kind of food would you serve? The most important question is What kind of DESSERTS would you have?

Look no further….I have been pinning and curating this list for the past few weeks.

Here are 20 dreamy recipes for any Red + White + Blue themed party!

First things first….

Freebie July 4th Invitations and Gift Tag Printables on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Don’t forget you can make your dessert table and July 4th party all pretty with my FREE July 4th Printables.

*The photos from these recipes are pulled from the respective blogs.

Red, White and Blue Fruit Tart Mountain Mama Cooks

Red, White and Blue Star Cookie Towers Bake at 350

Patriotic Panna Cotta Sprinkle Bakes

Patriotic Candy Buttons The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

Red, White & Blue Rocket Pops | Family Fresh Cooking Great for July 4th!

Berry Bliss Rocket Pops Family Fresh Cooking

Black Raspberry and Lemon Crush Ice Cream Cupcakes Tidy Mom

Red + White + Blue Shortbread Cookies with Almond Glaze Blooming on Bainbridge

Vanilla Bean Doughnuts A Pumpkin & A Princess

Yellow Cake Pie with Chocolate Mousse and Berries Foodie Crush

4th of July Fresh Berry Trifles Recipe Girl

Red, White and Blue Funfetti Sandwich Cookies Two Peas and Their Pod

Fudgy Patriotic Brownies A Farm Girl’s Dabbles

Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles The Novice Chef

Cherry and Coconut Cream Tart Dessert First


Patriotic Pinwheels The Tomkat Studio

Gluten Free blueberry layer cake recipe by Marla Meridith

Very Blueberry Layer Cake Family Fresh Cooking

Patriotic Fruit Kebabs Giggles Galore

Berry Cream Cheese Pastries Gimme Some Oven

Make-Ahead Frozen Daiquiris The Yummy Life

How to Make a July 4th Cookie Wreath Sweetopia

Do you have any special treats lined up for the 4th?

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marina@Picnic at Marina June 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm

4th of July is a very special day in our family: it’s my father’s birthday, and we always have some special treats. :)


2 Marla June 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Marina, that is so sweet!! I hope you enjoy the 4th and your dad’s birthday!


3 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

gorgeous roundup!

If only I was so organized as to have made something mid-June to have it all edited and ready to go live this week. But no, that didn’t happen.

Hope you are having the TIME OF YOUR LIFE!!!! :)


4 Rosa June 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Lovely recipes and ideas!


Rosa xx


5 Diane June 28, 2012 at 1:46 am

Great desserts for the red white and blue jubilee year in the UK as well. Diane


6 Marian (Sweetopia) June 28, 2012 at 2:06 am

Thanks Marla, for including my cookie wreath among all these gorgeous and scrumptious-looking desserts!
Hope you’re enjoying the mountains in Switzerland! xo


7 Marla June 28, 2012 at 5:39 am

Marian, your cookie wreath is fabulous!! I was so happy when I found it :)


8 katie @KatieDid June 28, 2012 at 5:01 am

wow gorgeous food!! people are so creative out there.


9 Kristen June 28, 2012 at 6:04 am

What a GREAT roundup, Marla! So many fun ideas!


10 susan June 28, 2012 at 6:12 am

fun stuff! and it’s only a week a way. happy 4th!


11 Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshair.com June 28, 2012 at 6:26 am

Oh my, all of these look so good! I just read an article that suggested you should eat the majority of the sugar you’re going to have in the morning…After those photos, that’s currently what I wish I did for breakfast. Fruit pops are one of my favorite summer treats, and I love your colorful version!


12 Marla June 28, 2012 at 9:35 am

Thanks Grace! I have heard the same thing about sugar. I pretty much have to keep away from it no matter what. I do enjoy gazing upon all these goodies though! By the way, my pops don’t have any added sugar in them. The ripe berries offer enough sweetness. If needed I add a little stevia. So I would say those you can enjoy any time of day!!


13 Lucy lean June 28, 2012 at 6:33 am

Love all of these but the cookie wreath is amazing – thinking I’m going to adapt this and send to my sister for her birthday – she loves stars!


14 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] June 28, 2012 at 6:44 am

Delish! These are all amazing looking 4th of July recipes. I especially love the fruit tart, fruit kabobs, doughnuts and popsicles. :)


15 Monica @ TheYummyLife June 28, 2012 at 7:22 am

What a great red, white, and blue collection! Thanks so much for including my frozen fruit daiquiris. Sharing on Pinterest and Facebook. :-)


16 Marla June 28, 2012 at 9:30 am

Thank you Monica! Your frozen drinks look amazing!


17 HeatherChristo June 28, 2012 at 7:25 am

this is amazing Marla! Thanks for the great roundup!


18 aida mollenkamp June 28, 2012 at 7:38 am

What a festive assortment, Marla! Hope you have a great 4th!


19 Bev @ Bev Cooks June 28, 2012 at 8:02 am

Eeeeverything looks 4th-erific!


20 TidyMom June 28, 2012 at 8:21 am

Fabulous and delicious round up Marla!! Thanks for including my ice cream cupcakes!


21 Marla June 28, 2012 at 9:29 am

Your welcome Cheryl! Those ice cream. cupcakes look amazing!!!


22 Nancy@acommunaltable June 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

This is a terrific round up of ideas for the 4th Marla and your printables are absolutely adorable! Your creativity truly knows no bounds!!!


23 Marla June 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Awww, Nancy ~ you are so sweet. That makes me feel great! Thank you :)


24 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} June 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

Lovely round up! Your pops will be in my round-up on Sunday :)


25 Marla June 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Hi Marina, thank you so much!! Looking forward to seeing your round up of goodies too :) xo


26 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free June 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Love all these recipes. The question is not, “What kind of food would you serve?” But what kind of food i wouldn’t have time to serve because I want to make it all!


27 Marla June 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I know it Alex!! Maybe settle in on between 1 & 3 of the recipes. If you have the time 😉


28 Hawaiian Organic Noni June 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

This all looks so good! I can’t wait to try some of it!


29 Marla June 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Great! I hope you get too :)


30 bridget {bake at 350} June 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Marla….you are too sweet! I have loved living through your instagram photos! Next time, I’m hiding in your suitcase!!! :)


31 Marla June 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Bridget, your start cookies are adorable! Next time I WILL pack you in my suitcase ~ you would be a blast to travel with!


32 Andrea June 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm

These all look so beautiful and amazing! My mom would go crazy over some of this stuff, she’s a stars + stripes freak :) It’s even the theme of her kitchen! If I had to pick from these I’d go with your very blueberry layer cake or those fruit kabobs. Love that they include marshmallows – too cute :) Have a great 4th!


33 Marla June 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Hi Andrea, love that your mom is a stars and stripes freak!! I love them too. I also thought those marshmallows were a playful touch for the fruit kebabs. You have a great 4th too!


34 Heidi / foodiecrush June 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Marla! What a round-up you’ve gathered here, who needs Pinterest when we have you? And love your printables, totally festive and gets me in the mood to wave my sparkler! XO for the mention!


35 Marla June 28, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Hey there Heidi! Always happy to have you to the party!!


36 Carrie @ The Cake Blog June 29, 2012 at 8:08 am

Thanks for including my fondant pinwheel cupcakes!


37 Marla June 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

You are welcome Carrie, they look so pretty :)


38 Sweetsugarbelle July 3, 2012 at 1:57 am

I see two or thee I missed! I better get to pinning!!!


39 Kristina Vanni July 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Wow, what a great collection of ideas to celebrate with! Thanks for sharing!


40 Heather @ French Press June 29, 2013 at 4:18 pm

what a gorgeous collection! I wish we were going to be home this year…SO many to choose from


41 Chanie July 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Great roundup, thank you!

I’ve got a beautiful 4th of July Tartufo (Italian layered ice cream dessert) on my blog to celebrate Independence Day as well! http://www.busyinbrooklyn.com/fourth-of-july-tartufo/


42 Sippitysup June 24, 2015 at 9:35 am

LOVE the homemade “Bomb Pops” at the top. You’re probably too young, but when I was a kid Bomb Pops were “the bomb”. GREG


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