There is something about the 4th of July that needs red, white, & blue desserts. Most holidays have a few colors associated with them but America's Independence Day is the one that has the most colorful desserts. It does help that berries are in season and plentiful this time of year. It is easy to get those gorgeous colors without resorting to artificial food coloring.
Here are some of my favorite desserts and tips to make them both red and blue!
Braided Blueberry Cheese Danish just needs a few raspberries or chopped strawberries.
Add some blueberries to my Strawberry Shortcake Pound Cake.
Raspberries Filled with Chocolate Ganache can go perfectly on top of a scoop of
whipped cream and some blueberries for a 10 minute no bake treat.
For a treat, you can drink just float some blueberries in my Raspberry Sangria.
I asked some of my blogging friends to help me out by sharing their favorite red, white, & blue desserts. Here they are:
Red, White, and Blue Tart from Counting All Joy
Fruity Summer Delight from Mrs. Criddle's Kitchen (just use red and blue berries)
Blueberry Cheesecake Bread Pudding from Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
No Bake Berry Cheesecake Pudding from Nana's Little Kitchen
Mini Cheesecakes with a Shortbread Crust from Nana's Little Kitchen
Strawberry Delight from Briana Thomas
Blueberry Custard Bars from Briana Thomas
Classic Strawberry Ice Cream from Briana Thomas
Lemon Blueberry Muffins from MamaShire
Frosted Strawberry Lemonade from MamaShire
Strawberry No-Mores from RunAmok Mama
All American Pudding from I Eat Pray Love Read
Still working on the main courses? Check out these BBQ and Picnic Round-Ups for more great ideas!
My 4th of July menu is going to be something like this:
Green Salad with Lemon Dill Dressing