22 Easy 4th of July Desserts (Easy Patriotic Recipes)

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You’ll be all set for this year’s 4th of July celebration with this collection of desserts. They’re colorful, tasty, and the perfect end to a backyard party!

From a sweet no-bake berry trifle to an American flag cake, you’re sure to find a new favorite dessert to celebrate Independence Day. We’ve collected 22 easy 4th of July desserts for you to try. 

Strawberry and Blueberry Ice Box

You’ll love the flavors and textures of this easy icebox cake. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare, and serves 16 – perfect for your holiday party!

Pinata Cupcakes

These cupcakes are called piñata because they have a surprise inside! They come together easily with boxed cake mix and are filled with red, white, and blue M&Ms! 

4th of July Brownies

Serve these moist and delicious brownies at your holiday celebration. They’re ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes and are decorated with the colors of the American flag! 

No-Bake Strawberry Blueberry Trifle

Impress your guests with this stunning no-bake trifle. It’s filled with layers of strawberries, blueberries, moist cake, and sweet trifle cream. It’s easy to make and is ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes! 

Mixed Berry Pie

This juicy dessert will satisfy your cravings for pie. Everything is made from scratch and your guests will love the delicious flavors. Serve it with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream! 

Firecracker Milkshake

Your kids will love the colors of this creamy milkshake! And all you need is vanilla ice cream, and red and blue food coloring. It’s perfect for a backyard celebration. 

Red White and Blue Strawberries

Here’s a creative way to serve strawberries. They’re dipped in white chocolate and blue sugar for a red, white, and blue treat! The recipe makes 12 juicy strawberries and takes just 20 minutes to make.  

Fireworks Cookies and Cream Cookies

Your kids will love the colors of these soft cookies! They’re made with vanilla cake mix, cream cheese, Oreo cookie chunks and M&Ms. Serve them with creamy vanilla ice cream for a nice combination of textures. 

American Flag Cake

This cake is very impressive but takes less than an hour to make! Decorate it with strawberries and blueberries shaped like the American flag and serve it with vanilla ice cream! 

Easy July 4th Ice Cream Cake

If you’re looking for a festive cake that’s easy to make, this is the recipe for you. It’s made with frozen pound cake, raspberry ice cream, whipped cream, and berries. All you have to do is assemble it and you’re good to go! 

Red White and Blue Patriotic Cupcakes

These tender cupcakes are layered in red, white, and blue colors. They come together easily with boxed cake mix, and are ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes! 

4th of July White Chocolate Fudge

This fudge is stunning in red, white, and blue! It’s easy to make and you’ll love the sweet taste and creamy texture.

White Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

Here’s a super-easy dessert that’s also festive! The bananas are dipped into white chocolate, decorated with red, white, and blue sprinkles, and then frozen! Your kids will love them.  

American Flag Fruit Tart

This fruit tart is elegant enough to serve to guests. It has a flaky crust, a cream cheese filling, and a topping of sweet blueberries and strawberries. Serve it with coffee or tea.  

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Popsicles

Perfect for summer celebrations, these popsicles have just 3 ingredients. Make them in the morning and then pop them into the freezer for later. They’re also a healthy choice with just 34 calories in each popsicle! 

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

The colors of this refreshing fruit salad are perfect for your Independence Day celebration! It’s deliciously sweet and is ready to serve in just 15 minutes. 

Easy Patriotic Bark

Serve this colorful bark at your next festive gathering. It has a delightful crunch and is filled with red, white, and blue M&Ms! 

Patriotic Popcorn

This popcorn is the perfect blend of crunchy, salty, soft, and sweet. Your kids will want to help with this one, and it takes just 20 minutes to make! 

Red White and Blue Poke Cake

With its sweet flavor and colorful presentation, this cake would be great at a 4th of July celebration and a kid’s party! It comes together with just a handful of ingredients. 

4th Of July Rice Krispie Treats

Add some food coloring to rice krispie treats, and serve these chewy squares at your holiday get-together! They’re a lot of fun and take just 20 minutes to make.  

Red, White, and Blue Truffles

Your guests will love the creamy flavor of these bite-sized treats. With just 5 ingredients, they’re super-easy to make! 

Fourth of July Fruit Pizza

You can’t go wrong with this sweet fruit pizza. The base is made with refrigerated cookie dough, and it’s topped with sweetened cream cheese and fresh berries! The recipe serves 12 and is ready to enjoy in just 22 minutes.

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Strawberry Icebox Cake

4th of July Strawberry and Blueberry Ice Box

By: Izzy
You’ll love the flavors and textures of this easy icebox cake. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare, and serves 16 – perfect for your holiday party!
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 15 sheets graham crackers, 16 oz
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 7 oz vanilla instant pudding mix, 2 small boxes
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups whipped cream or whipped topping
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries chopped, plus 12-15 halved for topping
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries optional


  • Wash strawberries and pat dry with a paper towel. Chop them into small pieces
  • In a medium bowl, mix the instant pudding with softened cream cheese.
  • Add in milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Grease a 13×9 inch dish and add a thin layer of pudding mixture onto the bottom.
  • Add a single layer of graham crackers on top. Break the cookie if needed to fit the dish.
  • Spread a 1/2″ thick layer of pudding mixture on top of the graham crackers to cover using a spatula.
  • Arrange 1/3 of the berries on top of the pudding layer.
  • Repeat the graham cracker / pudding mixture / strawberries layering two more times, finishing with the berries.
  • Cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours up to 2 days before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on ingredient brands and cooking methods used.

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I'm Izzy, a food lover and photographer. Here you’ll find a collection of simple recipes that are perfect for busy people. My blog aims to help you make and enjoy delicious and healthy food at home.

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