If you're still trying to figure out which desserts to pair with your 4th of July barbecue, go no further. Tap into your national pride and serve up some of these red, white and blue recipes that are sure to delight family and friends.
1. Stained Glass Jello Stars
Try this pretty, kid-pleaser from Michelle Norris, the BrownEyedBaker. The best part about it? The colors can be modified for other occasions.
2. Red, White and Blueberry Trifle
Turn a few store-bought ingredients into a fast and elegant dessert. Try angle food cake instead of pound cake for a light version.
3. Strawberry Sparkle
Summer is finally here so toss those dry, boring brews aside and gear up for hot weather with a deliciously light, fresh and fruity drink. This refreshing strawberry cocktail captures the essence of summer with every sweet sip. And of course anything that sparkles is just perfect for a celebratory night.
4. Red, White and Blueberry Lemonade Pops
Cut the summer heat with some colorful ice pops. These are so simple to make, you can get your kids to help.
5. Nature's Own Strawberry Trifle
Impress your guests with this simple yet stunning red and white layered dessert. With toasted Honey Wheat Bread, raspberry jam, strawberries and a fluffy whipped cream mixture, this dessert looks beautiful arranged in any glass dish.
6. Sparkling Raspberry Shooters
Get the party started with these sparkling shooters. Rim each shot glass with tiny nonpareils that looks like stars for an elegant presentation that says Happy Fourth!
7. Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes
You don't need to spent a ton of time in the kitchen. Try this fast and easy shortcut using Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits to add a patriotic twist to a traditional strawberry shortcake recipe.
8. Blueberry Rhubarb Shortbread Bars
These shortbread bars are somewhere in-between a summer pie and a shortbread cookie. The filling isn't overly sweet so it allows the flavors of fresh summer rhubarb and blueberries to really shine through. Shortbread recipe from Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey.
9. The Big Blue from Hooters
The fruity drink delivers a deceptively powerful punch that's sure to get your patriotic celebrations in full swing.
10. Coffee Cheesecakes in Jars
These adorable personalized cheesecake jars are the perfect way to end the night. Top with fresh blueberries, rasperries and strawberries for unique patriotic treat that's almost too pretty to eat.