• Betty Crocker

  • Delicatessen

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  • Licor 43

  • General Mills

  • Lauren Lilling

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  • Nescafe Dolce Gusto

  • Eugenia Uhl

  • Lauren Lilling

  • Lauren Lilling

  • Ilana Freddye

  • Billy Parisi

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. Red, White and Blueberry Lemonade Pops

    Betty Crocker

    Recipe: 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.  

  • 2. Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cake

    Delicatessen

    There's nothing quite like a good old fashioned red velvet cake. With creamy layers and decadent cake, this dessert is a winner for any festive occasion.

    Recipe: Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cake

  • 3. Stained Glass Jello Stars

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    Recipe: 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.

  • 4. Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

    iStock

    Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

    Turn a few store-bought ingredients into a fast and elegant dessert.  Try angel food cake instead of pound cake for a lighter version.  

  • 5. Strawberry Sparkle

    Licor 43

    Recipe: 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.  And of course, anything that sparkles is perfect for a night of celebration.

  • 6. Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes

    General Mills

    Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes

    You don't need to spend 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.  

  • 7. Blueberry Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

    Lauren Lilling

    Recipe: 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.

  • 8. The Big Blue from Hooters

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    Recipe: The Big Blue

    The fruity drink delivers a deceptively powerful punch that's sure to get your patriotic celebrations in full swing. 

  • 9. Coffee Cheesecakes in Jars

    Nescafe Dolce Gusto

    Recipe: Coffee Cheesecake in Jars

    These adorable personalized cheesecake jars are the perfect way to end the night. Top with fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries for unique patriotic treat that's almost too pretty to eat.

  • 10. Strawberry Panna Cotta

    Eugenia Uhl

    Meaning “cooked cream" in Italian, this creamy dessert combines fresh sweetness from the strawberries with refreshing mint.

    Recipe: Strawberry Panna Cotta

  • 11. Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Frozen Yogurt

    Lauren Lilling

    Going out for an ice cream cone is fun, but making your own at home can be less expensive and even more delicious.  This rich frozen yogurt is bold and bursting with flavor, but not calories.

    Recipe: Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Frozen Yogurt

  • 12. Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

    Lauren Lilling

    As the weather heats up, strawberries come into season. These Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies are a great way to use fresh summer berries. The best part is the incredible smell of strawberries when they come out of the oven. 

    Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

  • 13. Blueberry & Brie Grilled Cheese

    Ilana Freddye

    Who says that a sandwich can't be a dessert?  Sweet blueberries melt together with thick, creamy brie.  All you need is the bread to hold it all together. 

    Recipe: Blueberry & Brie Grilled Cheese

  • 14. Lemon Polenta Cake with Blueberries

    Billy Parisi

    Impress guests with this surprisingly light yet beautiful Italian dessert. Add blueberries and strawberries on top of fluffy whipped cream for a perfectly patriotic effect.

    Recipe: Lemon Polenta Cake with Blueberries