Show your patriotic spirit this holiday with these All-American red, white, and blue recipes.
Celebration CupcakesMake 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.
Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream CakeCelebrate 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 BarsShow your pride by flying the flag and also serving it for dessert. Betsy Ross would be proud.
Star Berry CobblersThese 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 SundaesSure, 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 TartRich 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 PopsCelebrate 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.
Smoked Cherry BombsPetite 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 TartSpread 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 CupcakesThis 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 ShortcakesTake 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 ParfaitsMake a creamy vanilla pudding and layer it with cherry or strawberry gelatin and blueberries for a super-easy make-ahead dessert.
Betsy Ross MartiniThese 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 RaspberriesNo, 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.
Red Velvet-Berry CobblerTop 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 CakeSlice 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 PieLet your inner pastry chef shine as you cut stars and stripes from refrigerated pie crusts to make a patriotic pie.
Citrus-Berry ParfaitThis sundae-style recipe is elegant and simple, with silky Greek yogurt and plenty of antioxidant-rich blackberries and blueberries.
Red, White, and Blue Toasted Oat Scones
If you have trouble finding dried blueberries, swap in additional dried cherries or another tender dried fruit. Toasted nuts would also make a dandy substitution and provide textural contrast.