Red, White, and Blue Recipes

Show your patriotic spirit this holiday with these All-American red, white, and blue recipes.

  • Celebration Cupcakes
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Celebration Cupcakes

    Make your cupcakes red, white, and blue with the use of red and blue food coloring. Decorate with red and blue sprinkles, and, if you're feeling particularly patriotic, Star Cookies on a stick.
  • <p>Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake</p>

    Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake

    Celebrate the 4th of July with a sweet salute! This patriotic spin on ice-cream cake is the coolest dessert of the summer!

  • American Flag Cheesecake Bars
    Photo: Ryan Benyl; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    American Flag Cheesecake Bars

    Show your pride by flying the flag and also serving it for dessert. Betsy Ross would be proud.
  • Star Berry Cobblers

    Star Berry Cobblers

    These individual cobblers are full of your favorite berries and are topped with homemade biscuits! Use July 4th themed cookie cutters to cut the biscuits into festive shapes.
  • Star-Spangled Sundaes
    Photo: Mark Ferri

    Star-Spangled Sundaes

    Sure, you can make sundaes out of almost anything, but when you’re going for a patriotic theme, choose red, white and blue sprinkles, candy and ice cream. And don’t forget the cherry on top.
  • All-Star Berry Tart

    All-Star Berry Tart

    Rich pastry cream provides the white and raspberries and blueberries in the shape of a star are the red and blue in this colorful holiday dessert. It’s a super-easy recipe that’s sure to impress your guests.
  • Red, White and Blue Ice Pops

    Red, White and Blue Ice Pops

    Celebrate red, white, and blue all summer long with these patriotic ice pops. The secret ingredient is a blue sports drink, along with cranberry juice and lemonade. They’re easy enough for the kids to make themselves.
  • <p>Smoked Cherry Bombs</p>

    Smoked Cherry Bombs

    Petite phyllo parcels are stuffed with a creamy almond filling and topped off with dye-free smoked cherries. Serve these at a patriotic barbecue and let freedom ring!
  • Berry Cream Tart
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Berry Cream Tart

    Spread a sweet cream cheese filling over a refrigerated pie crust and top with fresh berries. Unfurl your creative spirit as you arrange the berries on the tart.
  • Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

    Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

    This is a real dandy. It would be a great addition to your July 4th celebration spread. The amusing effect of the swirled frosting can be duplicated using any colors for any occasion, but we think it's very necessary for July 4th!
  • Blueberry Cobbler with Sugared Star Shortcakes
    Photo: Becky Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Blueberry Cobbler with Sugared Star Shortcakes

    Take a shortcut and use refrigerated biscuits for the star-shaped shortcakes. If you want to be really technical about including red with the white and the blue, toss in some fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries.
  • Red, White and Blue Parfaits
    Photo: Ryan Benyl; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    Red, White and Blue Parfaits

    Make a creamy vanilla pudding and layer it with cherry or strawberry gelatin and blueberries for a super-easy make-ahead dessert.
  • <p>Betsy Ross Martini</p>

    Betsy Ross Martini

    These adorable martinis are just begging to be served at your next Fourth of July celebration, so raise your glass to Betsy and thank your lucky stars for the USA!
  • Blueberry Fool with Raspberries

    Blueberry Fool with Raspberries

    No, we’re not talking about the politicians. In the culinary world, a fool is an old-fashioned dessert made of cooked, pureed fruit that’s strained and folded into whipped cream. Here, the blueberry fool is layered with raspberries and plain whipped cream for a colorful dessert.
  • Grand Old Flag Cake
    Photo: Mark Ferri

    Grand Old Flag Cake

    Celebrate any American holiday with this festive, fruit-covered chocolate cake. It's sure to stand out at even the most festive picnic.

  • Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

    Top this festive treat with scoops of homemade Cream Cheese Ice Cream for a cool summery twist on the classic Southern layer cake.
  • Red, White, and Blue Cake
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Red, White, and Blue Cake

    Slice a red velvet cake into four layers and fill with whipped cream and berries for a dessert that's worthy of fireworks.
  • Stars-and-Stripes Cherry Pie
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Stars-and-Stripes Cherry Pie

    Let your inner pastry chef shine as you cut stars and stripes from refrigerated pie crusts to make a patriotic pie.
  • Citrus-Berry Parfait
    Photo: Dasha Wright; Styling: Linda Hirst

    Citrus-Berry Parfait

    This sundae-style recipe is elegant and simple, with silky Greek yogurt and plenty of antioxidant-rich blackberries and blueberries.
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