Celebrate the Fourth with Our Best Red, White, and Blue Desserts
Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Cake
An ice cream cake is always a welcome guest at any summer party, and this one, made with blueberry-vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet, and pound cake is perfect for the Fourth.
Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler
Recipe: Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler
You can serve this berry cobbler straight out of the baking dish or scoop it into clear glasses for a pretty, layered look. We love pairing this dessert with our Cream Cheese Ice Cream, but you can use your favorite brand of vanilla ice cream to save time.
Whiskey Pie with Tipsy Berries
Recipe: Whiskey Pie with Tipsy Berries
Our test kitchen upgraded the classic buttermilk pie with bourbon, with delicious results. And they didn’t stop there—the Tipsy Berry topping has an extra splash of bourbon. Make this dessert even more decadent by topping servings with coconut shavings or scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Berries with Tequila Cream
Recipe: Berries with Tequila Cream
Upgrade your usual dish of summer berries with this luscious tequila-spiked whipped cream.
Frosted Sugar-n’-Spice Cookies
Recipe: Frosted Sugar-n’-Spice Cookies
These tender sugar cookies are made with a touch of orange zest and warm spices for a deliciously different spin. Top with our easy-to-make frosting and red and blue sprinkles for a simple Fourth of July treat the kids will love.
Very Berry Summer Pudding
Recipe: Very Berry Summer Pudding
This pudding is made with layers of ladyfingers and juicy fresh berries and cherries that chill overnight, melding into an impressive looking, cake-like dessert—with no baking required! Slice into wedges and top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream for a red, white, and blue look.
Blueberry Cobbler with Sugared Star Shortcakes
You won’t find a cuter dessert that comes together in less than 20 minutes! Use a half-and-half mix of blueberries and strawberries for a red, white, and blue look.
Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
No time to bake? This is the dessert for you. Instead of serving ice cream sandwiches straight from the box, dress them up with sliced fresh berries and dollops of whipped cream.
Chewy Red, White, and Blue Cookies
Bring these to the neighborhood barbecue and watch them disappear. No one can resist our soft oatmeal cookies, especially when they are filled with chocolate candies.
Recipe: Icebox Cheesecake
You can make this no-bake cheesecake with a classic butter cookie crust or a salty-sweet pretzel crust. Whichever you choose, don’t skip the berry-cherry topping, which is drizzled with a mixture of orange liqueur and blackberry jam.