11 Red, White and Blue Recipes for Independence Day

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Assorted desserts that celebrate the Fourth of July.
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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.

Homemade American Flag Cherry Blueberry Pie

Fruit pie with blueberries and cherries to show an American Flag.
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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. Homemade American Flag Cherry Blueberry Pie

Overnight Oat and Chia Pudding With Cardamom Berries

Small glass jar of pudding topped with raspberries, blueberries and nuts.
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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. Overnight Oat and Chia Pudding with Cardamom Berries

Berry Crumb Bars

Berry crumb bars with a bite out of one.
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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. Berry Crumb Bars

Berry Beet Acai Bowls

Berry beet acai bowl sprinkled with coconut flakes, raspberries and blueberries.
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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. How to Make a Brazilian Acai Bowl

Patriotic Jello Shots

Shot glasses layered in red, white and blue.
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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! How to Make Patriotic Jello Shots

Strawberry Buttermilk Popsicles

Plate of strawberry-flavoried ice pops next to fresh strawberries.
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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. Elevate Your Kids’ Palates with Strawberry Buttermilk Popsicles

Star-Shaped Berry Hand Pies

Individual berry pies shaped like stars.
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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. How to Make Star-Shaped Berry Hand Pies

Red Velvet Pound Cake

Slices of red velvet pound cake topped with white frosting.
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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.” How to Make Red Velvet Pound Cake

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Parfaits

Mason jars filled with red, white and blue layers and topped with whipped cream.
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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. Red, White and Blue Patriotic Parfaits

Lemon-Berry Trifles

Mason jar filled with homemade lemon cake and fresh berries.
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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. Individual Lemon-Berry Trifles

Patriotic Ice Cream Floats

Ice cream floats topped with sprinkles, whipped cream and a cherry.
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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. How to Make a Patriotic Ice Cream Float

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