11 Red, White and Blue Recipes for Independence Day

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Summer is heating up, and that means Independence Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re looking for a patriotic dish to bring to a cookout or a colorful food item to serve at home, celebrate America’s inception with these festive red, white and blue treats and desserts.

For a colorful July 4 celebration, serve up some red-white-and-blue-themed foods.
For a colorful July 4 celebration, serve up some red-white-and-blue-themed foods. (Image: Demand Media)

Homemade American Flag Cherry Blueberry Pie

There is nothing more American than an old-fashioned fruit pie. If you’re planning an all-out red, white and blue bash, add this American flag pie to the menu. Use fresh cherries, blueberries and star-shaped dough for a perfectly patriotic dessert.

This patriotic "USA flag" pie uses blueberries and cherries.
This patriotic "USA flag" pie uses blueberries and cherries. (Image: Cassie Johnston/Demand Media)

Homemade American Flag Cherry Blueberry Pie

Overnight Oat and Chia Pudding With Cardamom Berries

For an easy and patriotic snack, combine your favorite red and blue fruits with this homemade oat and chia mixture. In the same time it took Paul Revere to make his midnight ride, your oats and chia seed mixture will set into a delicious pudding overnight.

Lay red and blue fruits like raspberries and blueberries over the oats and chia seeds for a patriotic look.
Lay red and blue fruits like raspberries and blueberries over the oats and chia seeds for a patriotic look. (Image: Sala Kannan/Demand Media)

Overnight Oat and Chia Pudding with Cardamom Berries

Berry Crumb Bars

Berry crumb bars are the perfect addition to any Fourth of July celebration. Aside from its sweet and tart mixture of flavors, the colors from the berries and the sugary-cinnamon crumble make for a beautiful and delectable dessert.

The golden crumble and mixed berries add color to any July 4 dessert menu.
The golden crumble and mixed berries add color to any July 4 dessert menu. (Image: Ashlae Warner/Demand Media)

Berry Crumb Bars

Berry Beet Acai Bowls

This delicious and healthy version of an acai bowl is packed with flavorful fruits, beets and coconut flakes. Just as the Founding Fathers intended, you have the freedom to choose how you’d like to embellish your own acai bowl! Sprinkle some coconut flakes, raspberries and blueberries for a red, white and blue bowl of goodness.

Top your berry beet acai bowl with coconut flakes, raspberries and blueberries.
Top your berry beet acai bowl with coconut flakes, raspberries and blueberries. (Image: Julia Mueller/Demand Media)

How to Make a Brazilian Acai Bowl

Patriotic Jello Shots

Prohibition was so 1920s ... don’t be shy about serving up some red, white and blue shots for your adult guests. Gelatin, condensed milk and your choice of flavored vodka will get the patriotic party started. These goodies will make your guests feel Yankee Doodle dandy!

These shots can start your July 4 cookout with a bang.
These shots can start your July 4 cookout with a bang. (Image: Rachel Joy Horn/Demand Media)

How to Make Patriotic Jello Shots

Strawberry Buttermilk Popsicles

If you’re looking for a special treat for the kids, whip up a batch of strawberry buttermilk ice pops. Strawberries are at their peak in summer, and there’s no better way to enjoy these red beauties than in a deliciously irresistible homemade ice pop the kids and adults will proudly salute.

Make strawberry buttermilk ice pops for everyone to enjoy.
Make strawberry buttermilk ice pops for everyone to enjoy. (Image: Shaina Olmanson/Demand Media)

Elevate Your Kids’ Palates with Strawberry Buttermilk Popsicles

Star-Shaped Berry Hand Pies

These star-spangled treats are the perfect handheld pastries to bring to a July 4 barbecue. The flaky white homemade crusts pair with a fruity red and blue filling to set off fireworks in your mouth.

These delectable berry pies are sure to be the stars of your cookout.
These delectable berry pies are sure to be the stars of your cookout. (Image: Jamie Shields/Demand Media)

How to Make Star-Shaped Berry Hand Pies

Red Velvet Pound Cake

This Fourth of July, impress your family and friends with this moist and fluffy red velvet pound cake. This recipe will have your guests’ taste buds dancing to “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

This moist and delicious red velvet pound cake is packed with color and flavor.
This moist and delicious red velvet pound cake is packed with color and flavor. (Image: Thalia Ho/Demand Media)

How to Make Red Velvet Pound Cake

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Parfaits

Let freedom ring with these patriotic mason jar parfaits!. These festive single-serving treats are attractive to look at, and even make for excellent party favors. Prep the jars the evening before so they are cool and ready to serve at your Independence Day bash.

These mason jar parfaits are the perfect decoration and ready-to-serve treats for a patriotic party.
These mason jar parfaits are the perfect decoration and ready-to-serve treats for a patriotic party. (Image: Victoria Belanger/Demand Media)

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Parfaits

Lemon-Berry Trifles

These individual lemon-berry trifles are another delectable red, white and blue dessert in a mason jar. The tart lemon cake pairs well with the fresh blueberries, strawberries and coconut cream on a hot summer day.

Mix this homemade cake with fresh berries.
Mix this homemade cake with fresh berries. (Image: Ashlae Warner/Demand Media)

Individual Lemon-Berry Trifles

Patriotic Ice Cream Floats

And now, the fireworks finale: patriotic ice cream floats. Mix bubbly ginger ale with a splash of blue food coloring. Pour it over a scoop of ice cream, add whipped cream and red, white and blue sprinkles, and top it off with a maraschino cherry. This simple and tasty treat will add a blast of festive colors to any Fourth of July get-together.

These colorful ginger ale floats are a treat with the Independence Day fireworks show.
These colorful ginger ale floats are a treat with the Independence Day fireworks show. (Image: Jamie Shields/Demand Media)

How to Make a Patriotic Ice Cream Float

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