Everyone’s favorite summer holiday is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Time to bust out your best red, white, and blue desserts!
What kind of July 4th celebration would be complete without a festive sweet treat?
I’m sure you’ve looked at your calendar and noticed that the holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, square in the middle of the week. Meaning you may not have a lot of time to be prepping desserts the day before. Well, the good news is that we’ve got lots of great ideas for you, that are big on presentation but still quick and easy to prepare.
Check out our 5 favorite ideas below!
American Berry Trifle: A great make-ahead option, and I love that you still get the look of the flag on top without all of the extra work.
Fourth of July Cupcakes: Everyone loves cupcakes, and blueberries and raspberries provide the built-in decoration you need to make them festive.
Star-Spangled Parfaits: A great lighter option, and you can even use store-bought light whipped cream or whipped topping to save a few more calories!
Summer Berry Cake: Adding strawberry preserves to this easy homemade whipped cream frosting takes this simple yellow cake over the top.
Patriotic Poke Cake (also shown above): We had our Test Kitchen develop this brand-new poke cake recipe just for you! Don’t you just love the look of the strawberry and blueberry syrups inside of the cake?
What do you have planned to eat or make this year for the 4th of July?