7 Patriotic Fourth of July Dessert Ideas

The Fourth of July means food, fireworks, friends, familyβ€”and fun, themed desserts. If you’re not sure what to make for a sweet treatΒ this Friday, we’ve got you covered. From fruity pops to striped smoothies, we scoured Instagram for the most delicious desserts that will be please everyone at the party.

Red, White, and Blueberry Popsicles

If you’ve been looking for a healthy popsicle recipe, look no further than this striped blueberry and strawberry version from @tessa_stylesweetca. Get the recipe.

Let the popsicle madness continue! Make these Red, White, and Blueberry Pops for the 4thπŸ™‚

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Fruit Flag

As @healthymama734 did here, fruit flags are cute and super easy to make for a 4th of July party. Skewer blueberries, sliced strawberries, and sliced bananas into a flag design and serve!


Strawberry Snacks

For a fruit-filled snack, we love @mcmanicka’s mini strawberry cups that you can pull together in no time. Just hull strawberries, fill with whipped cream, and top each with a blueberry and flag toothpick.


Fourth of July Vodka Milkshakes

For a boozy treat, try these decadent milkshake “shots” from @tipsybartender. Get the recipe.

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Red, White, and Blue Cobbler

Cobbler is a tried and true summer treat, and this berry version from @entertainingiseasy is perfect when topped with low-fat ice cream at a barbecue. Get the recipe.


Jell-O Cups

Take your usual Jell-O offering up a notch with these patriotic (and pretty!) party-ready cups fromΒ @cateringbyheather. It doesn’t get much easier than this: Make blue Jell-O and top with whipped topping and strawberries for a quick dessert.


Freedom Smoothie

Start your day off with a sweet layered smoothie, like this one from @buyconscious made with strawberries, cherries, blueberries, banana, and agave. Get the recipe.


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