The most celebrated holiday of the summer is fast approaching. If you are hosting people or attending a party, check out these 5 delicious and colorful 4th of July desserts to try for your celebration and for TikTok Tuesday.

4th of July cuisine is known to be casual, comfort food. There are lots cookouts, beach and pool parties and more. Savory foods get a lot of attention. From the grill to the smorgasbord of side dishes and salty snacks.

But don’t forget about the sweet treats. Sure you can put out a tray of red, white and blue cookies or store bought cupcakes. However, with a little effort, creativity and help from social media, you can make something that is sure to impress your friends.

White bowl with three scoops of pink ice cream topped with red cherries with stems, a colorful 4th of July dessert
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Colorful 4th of July desserts can be as simple as a bowl of ice cream with fruit. However, the recipes below take things several steps forward in the fun and creativity departments.

Colorful 4th Of July Desserts

You can never go wrong with ice cream. It is the quintessential summer dessert choice. However, you can still crank up the churn or stock the freezer and make one or two of these recipes as an accompaniment.

All incorporate red, white and blue colors. Some use dye, others use colored sugar while the rest use fruit in the appropriate colors. Not all are laden with fat and sugar either. There are a couple that lean to the more healthful side for anyone watching their bikini bods.

Recipes are one thing I like to look at on social media feeds. Not all are good, but at least they get me thinking and inspire some creativity in the kitchen. These should do the same. If there is an element you don’t like, think of something to swap out.

Everyone loves a good dessert. Especially a patriotic one. These are some of the ones that stood out in my feed this week.

If you don’t have a TikTok account, don’t worry. I’ve made it easy to view by taking these links from mine. Simply scroll down and watch from this post. Feel free to share with your fellow dessert loving friends.

Finally, here are 5 delicious and colorful 4th of July desserts to try.

  • Smores Dip

    Say what? A dip with all of those great smores flavors and no hot fire to stand around? This sounds great and pretty easy to execute. Just keep an eye on it in the oven.

  • Flag Cookie

    Giant cookies are almost always fun. This is one of those recipes you could tweak. Come up with your own design and use of toppings. Allthough this one looks pretty good.

     

  • Flag Cake

    This is a bit of classic 4th of July cake. It has the colors and it uses strawberries. It’s kind of a shortcake too. I give this home baker extra points for dressing the part and including matching decor in her kitchen.

    @macy.blackwell

    Patriotic Poke Cake!🇺🇸🍓 Easy, refreshing, festive dessert!! Absolutely delicious!!! Ingredients: 1 box white cake mix (+ ingredients needed) 1 cup boiling water 1/2 cup cold water 4 oz box white chocolate pudding mix 1/2 cup cold milk 1 container cool whip 1 cup fresh strawberries 1 cup fresh blueberries Directions: 1. Bake cake according to directions on box. Let cool for 20 minutes. 2. With a fork, poke holes every 1/2 inch almost to the very bottom of cake. 3. In a bowl stir together boiling water and gelatin until dissolved. Pour in cold water. 4. Evenly pour over cake. 5. Refrigerate 3-12 hours. 6. In a large bowl beat together pudding mix and milk until smooth. Fold in cool whip. 7. Spread over cake. Top with berries to look like the flag! #4thofjulyparty #summerfood #4thofjuly #easyrecipes

    ♬ original sound - Anthony Paterra

     

  • Healthful Ideas

    I like a good compilation video. This one also has some more healthful dessert ideas too. Bonus for anyone who is not a sugar fiend or who is cutting back.

  • No Bake

    This is a great idea for something fast and pretty in the pan. Best part, you don’t have to fire up the oven. It’s hot enough in the kitchen. This looks like a crowd pleaser and another one you can customize to your liking.

    @chelseasmessyapron

    SAVE this recipe for the 4th of July! Google "4th of July Snack Mix chelseasmessyapron” for the full recipe 💗 🎆 The 4th of July is coming up, and here’s a simple, no-bake snack mix that’s sure to be the star of your summer parties! 🍿🍫 Loaded with white chocolate-coated cereal, pretzels, and candy, it’s so easy to prepare and disappears quickly! 🌟 👩‍🍳 Tips for the perfect snack mix: Pan Size: Use an extra-large sheet pan (15x21 inches) or two large sheet pans. Setting Time: Allow about an hour for the mix to harden. Chocolate Quality: Use high-quality white chocolate like Ghirardelli® or Guittard® for the best melt and taste. Melting Chocolate: Microwave the chocolate in 30-second bursts, stirring for 20-25 seconds between each, to avoid burning. Remember, chocolate continues to melt even after being removed from the microwave. Work Fast: White chocolate hardens quickly; mix fast and add sprinkles immediately after drizzling to ensure they stick. Enjoy this festive treat and have a fantastic 4th! 🎇

    ♬ In USA - Glow City

     

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