Choose a Holiday!
Festive and fun desserts are a popular item at any Fourth of July party and this collection of red, white and blue desserts aims to hit a variety of dessert cravings in some of the most attractive ways possible. If you’re hosting a Fourth of July party or if you want to show up with a red, white and blue dessert that will have people raving, choose one of these remarkable recipes.
Sometimes things are a classic because they’re just that good. The flag cake is one of those holiday treats that crops up every so often and always delights. There’s something so simple and delicious about a frosted cake with fresh seasonal berries. But this cake is so much more as it’s a representation of the American flag and always a fun addition to the Fourth of July picnic table.
With a crust made of phyllo dough this cheesecake pie is easier to make than you’d expect. It’s also a show stopper in that the large blueberry star on a strawberry jelly background really catches the eye and provides a mouthwatering introduction. The tart berries might be crying out for a little whipped cream so keep some close by, but whatever you do, don’t ruin your presentation by topping the entire pie with whipped cream.
These individual berry desserts are perfect for any party and they’re great for little ones who are picky eaters. To satisfy the finicky ones you can create individualized tartlets with their favorite toppings (you can even skip the berries and add a little candy) or you can reserve some tartlets without toppings and let them add their own.
This ice cream cake is like no other ice cream cake you’ve had before as the ice cream layers are not a simple creamy ice cream but rather are an explosion of sorbet soaked with fruit flavor. And the flavors that are mixed together in your mouth with each bite are ridiculously good with a strawberry sorbet, candied ginger, lemon ice cream, blueberry sorbet and a cookie crumble. To top it all off, the fresh berries and spring of mint bring a liveliness to the palate that is so delicious none of the guests will even be tempted to try a different dessert.
For many kids there are just two types of dessert, cookies and candy. So let’s make them happy with a combination of the two. These fun decorated firecracker sandwich cookies are stacked together with a layer of icing and candy packed in the middle. They may be bouncing off the walls after this taste treat but you know they’re going to be happy with this flavor sensation.
What is your favorite “red” flavor of the season? Strawberry, raspberry, or watermelon?