Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.
Salute our nation's independence with this effortless idea for classic pound cake. Use star-shape cookie cutters -- one 3-inch and one 1-inch -- to cut slices of pound cake and strawberries. Drizzle with our simple Powdered Sugar Icing for a pretty display of red, white, and blue.
No special equipment needed for this terrific 4th of July trifle. Simply cube frozen pound cake and pile into a glass bowl with layers of fresh fruit and creamy vanilla pudding. Finish with a sticky-sweet berry sauce.
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with a totally tasty American flag? Fresh, juicy raspberries and blueberries mean every bite is bursting with fruity flavor.
Four layers are better than one when it comes to this simple star-spangled dessert. Stuffed with red and blue berries and creamy white buttercream, classic white cake gets a final festive and fruity spin from strawberry jam.
Make way for a star-spangled 4th of July buffet with these patriotic cookie sandwiches. Not only do they feature bold colors (red, white, and blue!) and two layers of tasty cookies, these sweet treats burst with sprinkles when broken.
Declare your freedom to get creative with these cute cake pops. After dipping doughnut holes into vanilla candy coating, roll in red and white sprinkles for a decorative ode to the stars and stripes.
Get the fireworks started at your 4th of July party with a wow-worthy red, white, and blue cake recipe. Simply decorate your favorite layer cake with our easy design -- to ensure your cake stripes are evenly placed, start on the front of the cake and place the next strip directly across from it on the back side. Then work your way in.
Hot summer days like the Fourth of July are perfect for cooling things down with an ice-cold frozen treat. Try our make-ahead icebox cake for your patriotic get-together -- it's fun, delicious, and sure to wow any guest.
Indulge in a delicious, low-calorie dessert this 4th of July. Our pretty berry tart is made with a lemon-infused, yogurt-base cream that nicely pillows a pile of colorful berries.
For a 4th of July dessert that will please kids and adults alike, try our homemade watermelon and pineapple ice pops. Fresh mint and simple syrup add refreshing flavor to the festive frozen treats.
Refreshing summer berries are piled high atop this 4th of July dessert tart. Get your red, white, and blue from strawberries or raspberries, mascarpone cheese, and blueberries or blackberries.
You don't need to sit around a campfire to make these mini summer desserts -- just sandwich marshmallows between graham cracker squares, pop them under the broiler for a few seconds, then dip them in melted chocolate. For a July 4th gathering, sprinkle with festive nonpareils and sprinkles.
What says 4th of July dessert more than star-shape treats featuring fresh, seasonal berries? These cherry and blueberry shortcakes are best served with extra berries on the side and a dollop of whipped cream.
Dress up confetti cupcakes with festive, firework-inspired zigzags for a delicious July 4th dessert. The recipe comes together in less than an hour -- perfect for a last-minute party dessert.
Crisp, tart fruit goes into this festive 4th of July dessert that sports a nontraditional piecrust. Use different-size cookie cutters to create the topping, then cut out smaller stars to edge the pie.
Stuff Mason jars with this sweet treat for a delicious splash of red and white. Layers of tart rhubarb and strawberries balance fluffy cheesecake in the portable patriotic dessert.
Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a cool, refreshing milk shake. Make it say 4th of July with festive layers of strawberry ice cream, vanilla ice cream, and blueberry smoothie.
The secret to the best homemade strawberry pie? It's all in the glaze. Learn how to make strawberry pie glaze from scratch with our simple tips and tricks for a showstopping July 4th dessert.
For a sweet 4th of July dessert that isn't packed with calories and fat, try this pretty parfait. Fresh blueberries and strawberries layered between low-fat vanilla yogurt add easy festive flair to this patriotic dessert.
These five-star, pear-infused scones get a flavor boost from homemade spiced butter made with crystallized ginger. The star shape fits perfectly with any patriotic celebration.
Red velvet cake and fluffy cream cheese frosting are already a perfect pair, but fresh blueberries and raspberries add the perfect patriotic touch for this 4th of July dessert.
This frozen July 4th dessert is festive, fun, and sure to be a hit. Frozen slices of vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet make the American flag-inspired treat, which is topped with fresh blueberries and sweet hibiscus syrup.
With billows of whipped cream, crunchy chocolate meringue, and juicy berries, this July 4th dessert looks elegant but is simple to make.