Our Most Patriotic Recipes for the Fourth of July
Step away from your tired old cherry pie recipe—switch things up this year and serve one of our favorite patriotic desserts at your July Fourth bash. From Our Best Ever American Flag Cake to Sparkling Ice Cream Floats with Berries, these red, white, and blue recipes are sure to steal the show.
American Flag Cheesecake Bars
Decorate these easy cheesecake bars as American flags by using blueberries for the star section and piping jelly in thin lines to resemble the strips. It's a great make-ahead dessert for summer entertaining.
The Best American Flag Cake Ever
Cherry Flag Pie
Your guests will be wowed not only by the delightful presentation, but also by the taste of this quintessential summer pie. For a great looking piecrust, brush the piecrust with a mixture of egg yolk and water to create a deep golden brown crust. You can use thawed, frozen cherries if fresh are not available.
American Flag Crepe Cake
Sure, we love the classic Fourth of July sheet cake decorated with fresh fruit. But this year, we’ve upped the ante, creating a delicious, towering crepe cake that will wow everyone at the party.
Fourth of July Confetti Roulade
This festive roulade recipe is the perfect ending to your outdoor picnic, but it can be used for any occasion; simply use different colored sprinkles to match your occasion. A splash of orange liqueur is optional in the creamy filling, but don’t skip the fresh lemon juice in the frosting.
Fourth of July Slab Pie
The large size and easy portability of slab pies make them ideal for barbecues and big gatherings. This one features three types of berries and a stars-and-stripes crust to make it especially patriotic. You'll need a small star-shaped cookie cutter and a ruler to make the stars and stripes.
Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars
Want to be the star of the summer potluck? Make a batch of these crowd-pleasing cookie bars up to two days in advance.
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. It makes a fun Christmas cupcake using red and green or a pretty spring cupcake using pink and green.
Sparkling Ice Cream Floats with Berries
Who knew the ultimate summer dessert would be the simplest you’ve ever made? These delightfully sweet and boozy floats take only a few ingredients and about two seconds to whip up, but trust us—they are always sure to impress.
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 cranberrry juice and lemonade.
Red Velvet Ice-Cream Cake
You are sure to set off the fireworks when you serve this eye-catching layer cake at the Fourth of July cookout. Don’t worry about the frosting wilting in the summer heat. We added a teaspoon of unflavored gelatin to the frosting recipe to help it stabilize, so it won’t melt down before you cut into the cake.
Red, White, and Blue Layer Cake
"I wanted to play into the patriotic colors of the Fourth of July holiday, and layered cakes are a great way to make a splash. Plus, kids love a colorful dessert."
Anything tastes great on a sundae. Choose your favorite combination of red, white and blue toppings and enjoy.
All-Star Berry Tart
Fill a tart shell with a rich pastry cream and arrange fresh berries on the top in a star shape for a dessert that's perfect for patriotic holidays.
Red, White, and Blueberry Doughnuts with Tie-Dye Glaze
Pipe out your own doughnuts for a fun Fourth of July treat with fewer calories and grams of fat than any traditional variety. We're using the trendy tie-dye glaze to add a fun patriotic touch to these fluffy bites, but you could keep it simple with a few sprinkles on the glaze.
Stars-and-Stripes Cherry Pie
Break out your red, white, and blue; this patriotic cherry pie is topped with stars and stripes, making it the perfect end-of-dinner treat on July 4th, Labor Day, Memorial Day, or just about any other night on which you want to celebrate the USA. Have a slice and enjoy.