Add patriotic flavor to your Fourth of July party with these fun red, white, and blue desserts. From a visually stunning American flag cake to tri-color ice cream to bite-sized cake balls, these colorful treats will compete with the fireworks show for your guests' attention.
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Steal the show from the fireworks display when you bring out this patriotic American flag cake at your Fourth of July gathering. Everyone will be impressed, but nobody needs to know that the recipe started with a cake mix (you can use store-bought vanilla frosting, too). Just be sure to top with fresh blueberries and raspberries for a great display without any watery trails. Add sparklers to the cake for a truly show-stopping entrance.
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Double berry truffles have a red, white, and blue color scheme on the outside and the inside, making them the perfect addition to the Fourth of July dessert buffets. They taste a whole lot like cheesecake with a vibrant burst of flavor from blueberry preserves and freeze-dried strawberries. You could also use red and blue sprinkles on top to dress up these cute little candies.
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for red, white, and blue ice cream! Churn up a patriotic pint for your Fourth of July cookout for serving solo or dressing up slices of all-American apple pie. The basic vanilla ice cream base is swirled with a vibrant red raspberry sauce and thick blueberry jam for freezing in an ice cream maker.
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Move over, regular dipped strawberries—there's a new Independence Day-inspired treat in town. Namely, this visually-stunning dessert that decorates fresh, juicy strawberries with white chocolate and blue sprinkles for an inspired summertime treat that guests can help themselves to at your July Fourth party.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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The Fourth of July is a great time to make this berry-studded cake. It is filled with blueberries and raspberries for a juicy, sweet interior, and baked in a bundt pan to get its distinctive shape. The finished cake can be iced with a vanilla glaze, plated with a dessert sauce, or simply dusted with confectioners sugar. Enjoy any leftover slices as a lovely tea-time snack or a treat for summer camp lunchboxes.
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In less than 30 minutes, you can make this gorgeous trifle. It deserves to be served in tall glasses or a decorative glass bowl, so your guests can admire its red, white, and blue layers. It's filled with juicy fresh or frozen berries, fluffy whipped cream, creamy custard, and thick slabs of soft red velvet cake.
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Take a bite out of the holiday with these delectable little cake balls filled with red, white, and blue layers. They take some effort to pull together, but we think that the results are worth it for a special holiday party. Arrange them on a pretty tray for serving or pop them onto skewers for guests to pick up lollipop-style.
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Kids are sure to devour these red, white, and blue bars quickly. While the squares are easy to make, they do take some advanced prep because each layer needs to set separately. We think your patience will be worth it when you see the way that little ones react to the patriotic treat.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Start your own revolution after dinner with these mini ice cream sandwiches that make an outstanding handheld treat at Fourth of July parties. Two flavors—one cherry and the other blueberry—sandwich a filling of vanilla ice cream. The whole thing is rolled in white chocolate chips for serving immediately or freezing for later.
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Cobbler is a classic American dessert that deserves a place at your Fourth of July buffet table. This one is all dressed up for the occasion, thanks to a mixture of fresh or frozen red and blue berries. It's incredibly easy to make—you just add a little sugar and thickening starch to the fruit, cover with a buttermilk drop biscuit topping, and bake.
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Sprinkle-spangled truffles make a winning display on your holiday dessert table and only call for five ingredients. A coating of red and blue sprinkles hides an interior of white chocolate ganache with extra sprinkles in the batter for a crunchy surprise. The truffles keep up to two weeks in the fridge in an airtight container but are best served at room temperature.
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It has never been easier to create a celebratory dessert than with this recipe. Fresh strawberries and blueberries are simply layered over raspberry sherbet and topped with whipped cream, or fresh or frozen yogurt. Serve the easy treat as is or use it as the base for a more extravagant parfait by topping it with red and blue colored gummies, licorice sticks, and other candies.