The 4th of July, better known as the Independence Day, is undoubtedly one of the most important yearly events in the life of every proud American, and it should be celebrated accordingly – with a big and filling meal! If the turkey or chicken is ready and the mashed potatoes are in the oven, then it is time to move on to the dessert, but the question is: how do you choose the best 4th of July desserts and make sure that the treats appeal to everybody? Here is the answer!
1. Patriotic Ice Cream Cake
If you are a patriot and the Independence Day is very dear to your heart, then here is the ultimate dessert for you – the patriotic ice cream cake! Featuring the unmistakable flag of the United States of America, this patriotic cake looks amazing and it tastes divine – but you do not need to take our word for it, give it a try and let us know if you liked it!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – bakingbeauty
2. Oreo Pops!
If you are out of dessert ideas for the 4th of July, then you should know that Oreos are always a great choice – they are simply delicious and you can either eat them alone or use them as a base for your cake. Here are some of the best oreo pops free printables that you can use for an Independence Day dessert that everybody will love – do not be amazed if they will ask you to prepare this delicious dessert again, without any special reason!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – livinglocurto
3. Prepare An Awesome Tie Dye Cake!
The tie cake is perfect for busy professionals and those who work in the corporate environment, and truth be told what is better than having a slice of this awesome colored tie dye cake, at the end of a stressful day? The Independence Day is a moment of joy, quiet and serenity, it is a holiday that should be celebrated discretely in the family – and the dessert is certainly a great addition to the filling dinner!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – sallysbakingaddiction
4. USA Cake Mix Cookies
Dinner: check! Fireworks: check! Dessert: double check! Here are some amazing USA cake mix cookies that you can use for this year’s Independence Day. It is true that the holiday is exactly one month away, but you can never be too prepared – especially if this year it is your turn to host the 4th of July party and you do not want to be caught off guard. These cookies will certainly make the patriot inside of you come out to play!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – classyclutter
5. Star Spangled Desserts
Stars are amongst the most important symbols for the United States of America, and they should certainly not miss from the Independence Day dinner. If you want to avoid the classic cliché with the American flag, then you should certainly take into account these awesome and super delicious star spangled desserts that will make your mouth water! Make sure to prepare enough of them though, as the chances are that your guests will be asking you to refill their plate – yes, they are simply that good!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – gigglesgalore
6. Blue Moon Ice Cream!
Did you know that ice cream can actually be embedded into your weight loss diet? That is correct – ice cream is one of the very few treats that are relatively low in calories and that will help you shed weight, provided that you eat it moderately. This blue moon ice cream is an outstanding choice for this year’s Independence Day dinner, so make sure to check it out!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – yourhomebasedmom
7. Pretzel Butterflies
When in doubt, eat pretzels! Pretzels are always a great snack whenever you feel a bit hungry, but you would not eat a full course meal. Besides, these amazing 4Th of July pretzel butterflies will definitely change the way you see pretzels – as of this year, they will definitely more than just your average snack, they will become a must-have for each fancy dinner!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – craftingintherain
8. Patriotic Popsicles!
Besides the fact that they look awesome and they are super delicious, these patriotic popsicles are also super fun to make! They are a great dessert recipe that you can easily make with your kids – there are few things as adorable as asking the little ones to help you stir the mixture or to put it in the fridge and let it cool down. With a bit of luck, they will not even eat the popsicles before the 4th of July dinner! Check out this awesome tutorial and see how it works out for you!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – twindragonflydesigns
9. Patriotic Jello Krispy Pops!
These patriotic jello krispy pops are yet another great choice for this year’s Independence Day dinner, especially if you want a dessert that is filling and delicious, yet that does not burst with empty calories, as it often happens with desserts that are extremely high in sugar. Time-effective, fast and super easy to make, these patriotic jello krispy pops will quickly become part of your cooking and baking routine before you realize it!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – crazylittleprojects
10. Colored Ice Cream Sandwiches!
Who does not love a good and filling ice cream sandwich? If there is anything better than these dessert sandwiches, those are colored ice cream sandwiches! Here is a very simple and easy to follow recipe that will teach you how to make amazing red, white as well as blue sandwiches, without too much effort. If ice cream is your favorite treat, then brace yourself – this dessert will leave you speechless!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – thebensonstreet
11. Ice Pops
One of the many things you need to keep in mind when looking for Independence Day dessert ideas is the fact that this holiday takes place right in the middle of the summer, when temperatures sky-rocket – which means that ice cream or ice-based desserts are always a great idea. With that in mind, here is a dessert recipe that will teach you just how easy it is to make your own blue, red and white ice pops – stay true to your heritage and enjoy one of the fastest, easiest and most delicious dessert ideas, at the same time!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – poofycheeks
12. Blue, Red And White Roundup!
This is yet another awesome patriotic dessert that you should definitely try – however, this red, blue and white roundup is a fairly large treat, so you should consider preparing it if your friends and family will be coming over, otherwise you may find yourself left with way too much cake to store in your fridge! Either way, this roundup is great, and it is the best choice for those who are not big fans of baking, yet who still have a sweet tooth that asks for a treat every now and then!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – thecardswedrew
13. No-Bake Cake Truffles!
When it comes to cooking and baking, the last thing you want is to sit by the oven or stove, when there are already 100 degrees outside – fortunately, there is always an alternative to traditional desserts, such as these delicious patriotic no-bake cake truffles. Elegant, great and relatively low in sugar and calories, these cake truffles are certainly the best way to end a lovely dinner with those dear to your heart.
Recipe Instructions and Credit – whoneedsacape
14. Multi-Colored Ice Cream Recipe
This is more than just the traditional patriotic ice cream sandwich mentioned above – this is a multicolored ice cream recipe that will take you by surprise! Aside from the brightly colored sandwiches, this dessert recipe also includes red and velvet shortbread cookie stars, as well as cheesecake. This is the best combination of flavors and colors, and you can be sure that everybody will love it!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – afarmgirlsdabbles
15. Tie Dyed Fudge
This Independence Day tie dyed fudge is great if you are looking for a delicious but hassle-free dessert that you can easily store and enjoy the second or even the third day after the holiday. The fudge can be stored in the fridge, as it does not go bad quickly – provided that you do not forget it outside, in the summer. Here is a step by step tutorial that will show you how it is done!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – tasteandtellblog
16. Patriotic Raspberry Candy Bars!
Raspberry is one of the tastiest berries out there, especially if you love that sweet and sour taste that appeals to so many people. Here is a recipe that will show you how you can quickly make your own red, blue and white raspberry candy bars for your kids and spouse – check it out and reach back to us with a photo and a comment on a recipe! If you liked it, then we definitely have more similar recipes in store for you!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – cherryteacakes
17. Awesome Snow Cones!
We all loved snow cones as children, and for a good reason – however, just because we are grown ups now, this does not mean we cannot “go back to our childhood roots” every now and then and enjoy a truly delicious snow cone! You do not even need a special machine for it – just this descriptive and self-explanatory tutorial, and lots of patience!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – bakerella
18. Candy Apples Recipe!
This recipe is certainly not for those with weak teeth, but if you are feeling adventurous, then you should definitely check it out and it will remind you of the sweet taste of childhood. This is a classic and universal treat that can be prepared not only for Independence Day, but also for Easter, Christmas and virtually any other big holiday!
Recipe Instructions and Credit – tidymom
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