Welcome in the summertime with laid-back outdoor activities that will delight your family and guests. These desserts are dressed up for the 4th of July, however, they can be served anytime. They are so easy and refreshing you will enjoy them all summer.
For your convenience, I have included some amazing blog posts to help you create the best summer party ever. Look for those extra goodies at the end of this post.
4th of July Desserts
Decorate a pretty self-serve summer dessert cart or table.
Everyone enjoys a sweet treat so I had to create a 4th of July dessert that is sugar-free and Keto friendly, hence the Red, White, and Blue Parfaits were created.
These red, white, and blue parfaits are super easy to make and have no added sugar making it a Keto-friendly treat. These delicious parfaits take just minutes to make. Grab some berries and you are halfway there. I made a version of this recipe at Valentines Day you can see that post HERE.
- 12 oz Blueberries Rinsed
- 12 oz Raspberries Rinsed
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 tbsp Lime Juice
- 12 oz Cream Cheese Room Temperature
- 3 tbsp Swerve Sugar Substitute
- 8 8 oz. Glass Jars
- Beat the cream cheese and Swerve with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the heavy cream.
- Turn the mixer speed to high and beat until thickened, about 2 minutes. Beat in lime juice.
- Fill ⅓ of each jar by spooning in raspberries.
- Fill to ⅔ by using a pastry bag to pipe in the cream cheese mixture. Gently tap jars on a folded kitchen towel to level the cream cheese.
- Fill the remaining ⅓ with blueberries, almost to the top.
- Garnish with a dot of cream cheese mixture, sliced fruit, and mint. Refrigerate until served.
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4th of July Crack Candy – Saltine Toffee Bark
Using jars as parfait glasses makes them super easy to serve desserts and they look so inviting too. Don’t forget to add that little dollop of whipped cream cheese. Your guests will think you cooked all day. Shh, it’s our secret that these only took minutes to make.
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My favorite source for Swerve and one-serving jars
- These 8-ounce jars with lids can make storing, transporting, and serving super easy.
- My best source for sugar-free sweetener is HERE.
Easy Summer Dessert – Chilled Sliced Watermelon
Watermelon is as American as apple pie and the 4th of July. Why not serve this all-American-favorite for a healthy dessert on the 4th of July? Watermelons are fresh, sweet, cheap, and plentiful at this time of year, so just chill, slice, and serve.
Fruit Infused Water
To help keep you and your guests hydrated and healthy during those HOT summer parties I wanted to share my friend’s fruit infused water recipes, Jamielyn’s recipe from I Heart Nap Time. Let’s admit it, most of us could drink more water, and these fruit and herb combinations really hit the spot. She used jars with fun lids and straws to serve these delicious infused waters. Don’t you just want to reach out and grab one?
My favorite drinking jars
- These cute drinking jars with vibrant lids and straws will keep your drink fresh longer and keep bugs out!
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
I can almost hear those words from my childhood…I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Kids of all ages will love this cool treat on a HOT July day.
I used reduced fat vanilla ice cream (one of my new favorite ice creams) between two chocolate chip cookies (find my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe HERE) and sprinkled red, white, and blue candies over the scoop of ice cream. Serve these immediately or place in the freezer until you serve them.
My tips for the best cookies
- I use mini chocolate chips so the dough is easier to form into a uniform size.
- My secret for getting all my cookies the same size you can find HERE.
- A must-have is a non-stick silicone baking mat
French Vanilla Cake
The most indulgent of our 4th of July desserts is this delicious and moist cake which makes for the perfect end to any meal. It is an all-white dessert that makes for the perfect blank canvas to garnish for any holiday or event. I chose strawberries, blueberries, raspberry, and mint for garnish transforming this cake into the perfect 4th of July dessert.
My favorite French Vanilla Cake recipe can be found HERE.
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My favorite tools for making garnishes
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Are you ready for more inspiration? I cannot wait to share more 4th of July recipes, crafts, decor and more with you, so jump on over and start the tour below where you will find the links:
Easy DIY Fourth of July
If you are like me and love to DIY some red, white, and blue decor then hop on over and see what Agnes is DIY’ing for the 4th of July at Just That Perfect Piece.
Looking for a great cookie for your 4th of July party? My friend, Jane from Sustain my Cooking Habit has a classic cookie all dressed up and ready for your party. These cookies make a perfect 4th of July dessert.
I am in love with this no-sew red, white, and blue table cloth from Michelle at Our Crafty Mom. Learn how to make one today!
Tablescapes are the prettiest way to greet your family and friends at a holiday dinner party! My sweet friend, Lia from Southern Yankee DIY, has done another gorgeous tablescape so hop on over and be dazzled.
Have toddlers? Ashley from Irish Twins Mama has some easy and fun toddler crafts for the 4th of July.
The last stop on the tour is a patriotic centerpiece by my friend, Maria from Drops of Jupiter, for You. She creates a masterpiece for less than $25.
Happy 4th of July Friends
I hope you are as inspired as I am with all these ideas. My family will feel so special when I create a fun patriotic party now that I have so much inspiration.
What are your plans? Hosting a barbecue? Please say hello and let me know in the comments below.
Happy 4th of July,