Celebrate Independence Day with these 25+ 4th of July Desserts that family and friends are guaranteed to love. From this easy no-bake cheesecake, classic cherry pie, or impress everyone with this show-stopping American flag cake.

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Must-Make 4th of July Dessert Recipes

There’s nothing like celebrating Independence Day with friends and family, enjoying the warm weather, fireworks shining bright, and the best food. Today I’m sharing 4th of July dessert inspiration– from berry tarts, pies, to ice cream treats, and so much more– all in one convenient spot just for you. You can easily make the ultimate dessert spread with all this favorite recipes.

If you’re looking for a fun baking project, try my American flag cake. A simple, buttery vanilla cake with whipped vanilla frosting, and topped with strawberries and blueberries.

american flag cake in a baking pan topped with vanilla frosting, strawberries, and blueberries.

Or skip baking completely with this no-churn ice cream or berry cheesecake trifle

No-churn ice cream: I tried this and it really works! Really easy! You don't need a special ice cream maker appliance to make homemade ice cream. Video tutorial makes it super simple. food desserts ice cream
no-bake cheesecake berry trifle in a bowl with cake and berries.

25+ 4th of July Desserts

american flag cake in a baking pan topped with vanilla frosting, strawberries, and blueberries.

American Flag Cake

Let me show you how to make a festive American flag cake fit for all the summer patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. A 9×13-inch buttery vanilla cake, decorated with whipped vanilla buttercream frosting, blueberries and strawberries. I'm certain it'll be the star of the dessert table!
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A slice of cream cheese pound cake on a porcelain plate with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Velvety cream cheese pound cake recipe: This bakes up a dream! Moist & dense yet so tender & buttery, with a fine, even crumb. Easy recipe.
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Easy Cheesecake Berry Trifle (No-Bake!)

Easy Cheesecake Berry Trifle (No-Bake!)

Make dessert easy with this cheesecake berry trifle recipe. This no-bake trifle has layers of pound cake, berries and cheesecake filling.
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Berry Tarts

Welcome spring with these gorgeous Berry Tarts! With a tender, shortbread-like crust made from almonds and coconut, and a luscious pastry cream filling, you can go ahead and enjoy this gluten-free, dairy-free dessert.

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S’mores Berry Tart

The only thing that could make S’mores any better would be to transform them into a gorgeous tart that’s just made for sharing! Chocolate pastry cream is nestled into a buttery graham cracker crust, and topped with a sweet cloud of toasted marshmallow-y meringue. Seasonal summer berries are the crowning touch!

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Red, White, and Blue Cherry Cheesecake Macarons: so much fun for a barbecue! Loved the patriotic colors- definitely on my must-make list for Memorial Day or July 4th.

Red, White, & Blue Cherry Cheesecake Macarons

Red, White, and Blue Cherry Cheesecake Macarons are the perfect dessert for a Memorial Day or Fourth of July party! The colors are so fun and festive, and perfectly patriotic. And you’ll love the combination of sweet almond, tangy cream cheese, and fresh summer cherries!

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Fruit Pizza

Make this easy fruit pizza and watch their eyes pop! Soft sugar cookie crust topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting & a mosaic of gorgeous glazed fruit.
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Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Enjoy a chewy cookie with slightly crisp edges studded with white chocolate chips and festive sprinkles. These taste like a cross between chocolate chip cookies mixed with funfetti vanilla cake— truly a cookie recipe that you’ll make over and over again! Use red, white and blue sprinkles or M&Ms!
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Blueberry Cobbler

This recipe is everything you could ever want in a blueberry cobbler! Sweet, jammy fruit on the bottom, & a fluffy, cake-y topping!
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Grilled Berry Pizza with Whipped Ricotta

Throw this easy honey whole wheat pizza dough on the grill and top it with a lightly sweet and fluffy whipped ricotta and fresh summer berries! It’s a beautiful and delicious summer snack or dessert.
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Fourth of July Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

Layers of red velvet brownie, vanilla cheesecake, and fresh blueberries make up this festive patriotic dessert! These Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars are perfect for your Fourth of July party!
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Red, White, and Blue Velvet Zebra Bundt Cake

Surprise your July 4th guests with this jaw-dropping patriotic cake! Ribbons of red, white, and blue velvet cake swirl beautifully in this zebra bundt recipe, drizzled with a tangy Greek yogurt glaze and crowned with fresh summer berries.
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Best S'mores Pie Recipe

S’mores Pie

Indulge in this easy s’mores pie! With a buttery, crunchy graham cracker crust, a fluffy milk chocolate mousse filling, & toasty marshmallows on top.
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Simply Perfect Strawberry Shortcake

These old-fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes are simply perfect! Sweet and syrup-y strawberries are layered with fresh vanilla bean whipped cream over a tender buttermilk biscuit. It just wouldn’t be summer without this classic seasonal dessert!

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Cherry pie with a few slices cut, on a wire cooling rack with fresh cherries in the background.

Cherry Pie

Old-fashioned cherry pie! Loaded with fruit swimming in a jammy glaze, baked in a buttery, flaky crust. Use fresh or frozen fruit, sour or sweet cherries!
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Stack of sugar cookie bars with pale aqua frosting and sprinkles.

Sugar Cookie Bars

These easy frosted sugar cookie bars are sure to put a smile on your face! Soft & chewy, with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting & plenty of sprinkles!
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Strawberry cheesecake on a wooden cake pedestal.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake: New York-style cream cheese filling, crunchy graham cracker crust, and the most gorgeous strawberry topping!
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A slice of blueberry pie with thick filling and a lattice top crust, presented on a lacy white plate.

Classic Blueberry Pie Recipe

Perfect blueberry pie recipe! Use fresh or frozen berries, homemade or store-bought crust. No fail-blueberry pie filling that's never runny!
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A perfect slice of no-bake cheesecake with whipped cream and berries, on a dark blue plate with a vintage silver fork.

No-Bake Cheesecake

This no-bake cheesecake recipe is so easy! You only need 5 ingredients + a graham cracker crust to make this cool, fluffy, and silky-smooth dessert.
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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

These red velvet chocolate chip cookies are a colorful spin on the classic chocolate chip cookies. Enjoy the soft-baked centers, chewy edges with hints of buttery, cocoa and vanilla flavors. While the cookies are still warm, gently press a few white chocolate chips to the tops for a Fourth of July look!
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Homemade ice cream cake with layers of cake, fudge, cookies, ice cream, and whipped cream.

How to Make Ice Cream Cake

How to Make Ice Cream Cake! Make this stunning dessert in just a few easy steps! Layers of cake, ice cream, cookies, fudge, & whipped cream.
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White sangria recipe, prepared and served in stemless wine glasses.

White Sangria Recipe

This white sangria recipe is quick & easy to make and so refreshing! With festive red, white, & blue fruits to celebrate the season.
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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft chocolate chip cookies are BIG. Using my tips and tricks, I’m certain this will become your favorite soft chocolate chip cookie recipe. Add festive M&Ms or sprinkles!
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Mini cheesecakes made in a cupcake pan, with graham cracker crust and a fresh strawberry garnish.

Mini Cheesecakes

Mini Cheesecakes! Cute, individual portions of creamy New York cheesecake over a crunchy graham cracker crust. Bake them in a muffin tin! So fun!
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Classic red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are always a hit!  These are moist and flavorful, with a hint of cocoa and a slight buttermilk tang.
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Simply Perfect Rice Krispie Treats

Bring back childhood memories with this easy, no-bake rice krispie treats recipe! They’re extra gooey and extra buttery, and simply perfect in every way!

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Peach pie recipe prepared and served with a slice cut out, displaying the juicy filling.

Peach Pie

This peach pie recipe is absolute perfection! Juicy summer peaches slicked in a sweet glaze and cradled in a buttery, flaky crust. You'll swoon!
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Chocolate ice cream in a small white bowl with a silver spoon, on a white background.

No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

You won't believe how easy it is to make this homemade chocolate ice cream! No ice cream maker needed! And the intense chocolate flavor will blow you away.
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How to Make No-Churn Ice Cream

Learn how to make no-churn ice cream with this easy recipe.  You can make homemade ice cream without needing a special ice cream maker appliance!
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Vegan No-Bake Cheesecake Jars

Vegan No-Bake Cheesecake Jars

Look no further for the most perfect vegan no-bake cheesecake recipe. Use this simple no-bake recipe and you’ll have a creamy and quick dessert. Unlike regular cheesecake, it’s light and refreshing! Have fun with the toppings too!
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    Christina is a contributor to Baking A Moment. She is a recipe creator, food photographer and author of Simple Everyday Recipes sharing easy, approachable recipes for the everyday family.

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