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June 15, 2021
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The Best Red, White and Blue Desserts on the Internet

The Best Red, White and Blue Desserts on the Internet

Just in time for summer, we are sharing over 25 of the best recipes for red, white and blue desserts on the internet! From tarts to no-churn ice cream, there is truly something for everyone represented here.

Check out these recipes for a patriotic 4th of July dessert menu!

Red, white and blue popsicles in a bowl of ice.

Healthy Patriotic Popsicles

Fresh summer berries and cherries pair perfectly with creamy vanilla yogurt in these popsicles that are great for breakfast or dessert.

A red, white, and blue dessert cake roll. Red cake rolled up with fresh whipped cream and blueberries.

Red, White & Blueberry Cake Roll

This is a quick and easy cake roulade from G Free Foodie is perfect for your patriotic picnic! It’s our favorite red, white and blue dessert.

A red, white, and blue dessert cake from the front view. Layers of lady fingers, whipped cream, and fresh fruit.

Red, White, and Blue Dessert Cake

This no-bake cake from This Mess is Ours is sure to be a hit at any patriotic-themed gathering this summer! Plus, you can make it with literally any combination of fruit you have in hand and it will be delicious.

Two individual tarts on serving plates. The tarts have a beautiful white filling and are topped with red, white and blue berries as well as chamomile flowers.

Berry Mascarpone Tarts with Almond Shortbread Crust

These cute little tarts from Baking the Goods have a light & creamy, lemony Mascarpone filling in a crumbly almond shortbread cookie crust with bursting fresh berries & herbs. 

A layered pavlova topped with whipped mascarpone cream, lemon curd, a red berry sauce, and fresh strawberries and blackberries.

Mixed Berry Pavlova With Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Whipped Cream

This classic dessert from Salt & Wind is just fruit and meringue layered together. The light-as-can-be lemon curd, berry sauce, and Mascarpone whipped cream make it next level.

A peeled watermelon arranged o a cake platter and carved to look like a cake. the cake is iced with fresh whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries for a fresh spin on a red, white and blue dessert cake!

Fresh Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries

This fresh twist on a cake is from A Girl Defloured and we think it’s really clever! This fresh watermelon “cake” is actually a whole, peeled watermelon! Topped with freshly whipped cream and summer berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, this is a not-too-sweet treat that we will be enjoying all summer long.

Two rounds of buttery shortcake split and topped with whipped cream and mixed berries. This red, white and blue desserts is one of our favorites!

Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Mascarpone Cream

These Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Mascarpone Cream from Britney Breaks Bread is a delightful dessert. A buttery, flaky shortcake with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries, topped with whipped Mascarpone cream

A store bought angel food cake iced with whipped cream and topped with fresh berries for a  simplered, white and blue dessert cake.

4th of July Cake

Are you in need of an easy but super delicious 4th of July dessert? This halfway homemade angel food cake from Best Friend’s For Frosting will bring the red, white, and blue to any party!

A red, white and blue dessert trifle in a small glass with layers of pomegranate arils and blueberries, whipped cream, and butter cake.

Mixed Berry Trifles with Butter Cake

Mixed Berry Trifles with Butter Cake from Britney Breaks Bread is a refreshing dessert, layered with fresh berries, butter cake, and whipped cream!

A red, white and blue dessert that is healthy! A fruit tray made with white yogurt covered pretzels, red strawberries, and blueberries.

4th of July Fruit Tray

This patriotic fruit tray from Best Friend’s For Frosting is a healthy take on dessert with fresh fruit and yogurt-covered pretzels.

A sheet pan pie that looks like the American flag. A truly patriotic red, white and blue desserts.

The Ultimate Red, White & Blue Recipe Roundup

Hungry for more red, white and blue recipes? Our ultimate red, white and blue recipe roundup has it all from savory to sweet so that you can prep for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday! 

All blue desserts

Two scoops of vanilla ice cream with a blueberry jam ripple over a bowl of warm black and blueberry cobbler.

Black & Blueberry Cobbler

This cobbler from This Mess is Ours is bursting with juicy berries and is loaded with an extra thick layer of cobbler crust on top which makes this literally THE BEST cobbler ever! 

Individual blueberry crisps topped with an oat topping.

Individual Blueberry Crisps

Try G Free Foodie’s recipe for super-simple Individual Blueberry Crisps, and we promise you’ll be hooked. They are so easy and full of bright, delicious flavor, they’re one of our go-to desserts virtually year-round.

Freezing California blueberries is a great way to enjoy the fruit throughout the year! After you buy fresh blueberries, place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Be sure not to wash the blueberries before freezing. After they are frozen, transfer to an air-tight plastic bag or freezer container and store. When you are ready to use the blueberries, take them out and wash them before use. 

berry recipes - scoops of blueberry ice cream in a glass dish - a girl defloured

Easy Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream

This easy homemade blueberry ice cream from A Girl Defloured has a luxurious texture but takes only a few minutes to put together. It’s a delicious recipe that we’ll be making all summer long.

A galette made with blueberries and lemon zest.

Blueberry Galette

Our Blueberry Galette has a cream cheese filling and a lemon twist that is simply summer perfection!

The blueberry skin is where the blue pigment is stored, which has anthocyanin and other beneficial substances, making California blueberries a superfood.

A raw dessert pizza with fresh blueberries, lemon zest, and mint.

Gorgeous Blueberry Dessert Pizza

Blueberry, dessert, & pizza, oh my!! This Mess is Ours has us craving a slice of this blue dessert pizza.

A frozen yogurt cake with blueberries and almonds on top.

Blueberry Icelandic Skyr Cake

This cake from Salt & Wind has a crumbly crust and a creamy blueberry filling. It is everything one hopes for in a good cheesecake, but with a lighter, more airy texture

No churn blueberry ice cream served in a mini waffle cone.

No Churn Blueberry Mezcal Ice Cream

This no-churn ice cream from Hola Jalapeno is a seductive combination that is remarkably simple to pull-off. Rich vanilla with boozy blueberries.

All red desserts

A slice of Fresh Cherry Cheesecake being cut from the whole cake.

Fresh Cherry Cheesecake

Creamy and luscious with flavor notes of fresh cherries, pistachio and lemon running throughout, our fresh cherry cheesecake is magic for your tastebuds!

A Mascarpone tart topped with fresh raspberries and pistachio crumble.

Raspberry Mascarpone Tart

This delicious gluten-free tart recipe from G Free Foodie features a toasted pistachio crust, a creamy mascarpone layer, and gorgeous glazed raspberries. It’s the perfect treat! 

Five Paloe raspberry bars sliced on a piece of parchment paper. The bars have a light colored crust, a white filling and a bright red fresh raspberry chia jam topping.

Paleo Raspberry Coconut Bars

These Paleo bars from This Mess is Ours satisfy a sweet tooth craving in an instant with zero baking and minimal kitchen know-how!

A Grilled Cherry Shortcake in a small mason jar.

Grilled Cherry Shortcake

Our Grilled Cherry Shortcake is sure to be your new favorite summer treat! Grilling cherries imparts a slightly smoky flavor and soft texture to this easy summer dessert.

A buttermilk cake studded with strawberry halves.

Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

This cake from G Free Foodie is really easy to make, and bakes up a tender, flavorful and simple to serve treat. Honestly, slicing the strawberries is the hardest part of the prep. Winning!

A rustic strawberry galette topped with confectioners sugar.

Mixed Summer Berry and Earl Grey Galette

Tart and sweet with a super flaky, nutty crust, this galette from This Mess is Ours is the stuff that summertime dreams are made of

A pile of round cherry hand pies topped with pink cherry frosting.

Cherry Hand Pies with Cream Cheese Crust

When we saw these hand pies from Baking the Goods it was love at first site! They have an elegantly creamy, tangy & tender crust filled with fresh, bright cherries, topped with a vibrant pink cherry glaze.

A tart with a pretzel crust is topped with a white cream cheese layer and fresh cherry halves then topped with basil.

Gluten Free Fresh Cherry Pretzel Tart

This tart from This Mess is Ours has mega crunch from the gluten free salted pretzel and walnut studded crust, a heavenly cheesecake-esque schemer that is scented with brown sugar and vanilla, a heaping helping of juicy Brooks cherries, all coated in a sweet slather of honey and basil leaves

Did you know that California cherries are the first cherries of the season? Our short cherry growing season begins in mid-April and typically lasts into early June.

Two strawberry tamales on a plate covered in white horchata sauce.

Raspberry Granita Parfaits

This 5-ingredient frozen treat from This Mess is Ours is delicious to eat and simple to make.

Two strawberry tamales on a plate covered in white horchata sauce.

Strawberry Tamales with Horchata Sauce

Hola Jalapeño’s Strawberry Tamales are delicious, fluffy strawberry-infused sweet tamales drizzled with creamy horchata sauce. YUM!!!

Three individual strawberry crisps in fluted metal pans.

Individual Strawberry Crisps

This Mess is Ours Individual Strawberry Crisps are super easy to make which means, even kids can help out with every step of the recipe. They aren’t overly sweet like a lot of other fruit crisps, and they require very few pantry ingredients besides the berries to whip them up. 

There are over 300 strawberry growers in five distinct areas of California: Watsonville/Salinas, Santa Maria, Oxnard, Orange County/San Diego, and the Central Valley. Many of these multi-generation farming families grow both organic and conventional strawberries.

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