Red, White and Blue Desserts

Add a sweet finale to your festive feast with red, white and blue dessert recipes guaranteed to set off flavor fireworks. Opt for a show-stopping American flag cookie cake, or keep it simple with no-bake favorites like cookie pops, cheesecake parfaits or ice cream cake.

A collage of recipes, American Flag Cookie Cake, Fruit Popsicles, Ice Cream Cake and M&M Cookies.

Summer isn’t just about grilling – it’s also the perfect time to show off your patriotic spirit. And there’s no better way to cap off a festive celebration than with desserts that are as colorful as they are delicious. Whether you’re planning a Fourth of July barbecue, a Memorial Day picnic, or simply a patriotic-themed get-together, these red, white, and blue desserts are sure to steal the show.

From show-stopping centerpiece cakes to quick and easy no-bake treats, I’ve got you covered with a variety of recipes that will add a burst of patriotic pride to your table.

Best Red, White and Blue Desserts for a Patriotic Party

Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies: These soft and chewy cookies are made with basic pantry ingredients (think butter, sugar, eggs and flour). Best of all, the dough can be prepared in advance and stashed in the fridge, so all that’s left to do is slice and bake.

American Flag Cookie Cake: This updated take on a 4th of July favorite stars a buttery shortbread cookie base topped with tangy cream cheese frosting and fresh berries.

Red, White and Blue Fruit Popsicles: These patriotic popsicles get my vote for the ultimate celebratory 4th of July snack! They’re loaded with fresh fruit and creamy yogurt, plus they’re sweetened simply with a squeeze of honey.

Easy July 4th Ice Cream Cake: This easiest-ever ice cream cake layers pound cake with your choice of ice cream or sorbet and is topped off with whipped cream.

Red, White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits: Crunchy cookies, creamy no-bake cheesecake filling, fresh fruit, and the real showstopper, edible glittering stars. Best of all, the components can all be made a day in advance and then assembled the morning of your summertime soirée. No stress, no mess, and no oven required!

Red, White and Blue Oreo Cookie Pops: These finger-friendly treats are the triple threat when it comes to entertaining with ease: They take just minutes to make, don’t require an oven, and, perhaps best of all, can be made up to a day in advance.

Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Cones: Grab your favorite ice cream and scoop it into these festive cones that are perfect for your 4th of July party.

4th of July M&M Cookies: These bakery-worthy cookies are soft, chewy and loaded with M&Ms.

Stovetop Strawberry Dumplings: Homemade strawberry sauce topped with fluffy dumplings. Think of it as a twist on strawberry shortcake but without the hassle of making biscuits from scratch.

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza: A soft, chewy, just-sweet-enough sugar cookie base, tangy cream cheese frosting and alllll the fruit.

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