These 4th of July Dessert Recipes are the perfect sweet ending to your family BBQ on Independence Day. Many of these recipes can be made in advance and all of them are quick and easy. Try one of these easy dessert recipes this year.
Choose a Light and Refreshing Dessert
A summer dessert should be light and refreshing, not rich and heavy.
Many of our desserts are fruity and many of them can be served cold.
I love a dessert that can be brought straight from the refrigerator to the get-together.
We also threw in a few frozen desserts in case you want to really cool off with dessert.
Homemade ice cream is always a big hit on the 4th of July or any summer BBQ.
Prepare a Day Ahead
When you are celebrating a holiday or special event, desserts that can be prepared a day in advance are always a big bonus.
You can put the dessert together the day before and let it chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to party.
Even the desserts that don’t need to be refrigerated can be made a day in advance.
Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap if it doesn’t have a tight-fitting lid.
Choose a Treat That Will Feed a Crowd
Most of these Independence Day dessert options are made in a 9×13-inch pan or larger.
If you are feeding a lot of people, you can always slice smaller servings to make sure you have enough to go around.
In that case, you may want to make two or more desserts for the party.
This will ensure that you have plenty of desserts and your guests can pick and choose or have a little bit of each one.
I find that at summer get-togethers most people want just a little bite of this or a little bite of that.
They don’t want to sit down and eat a large portion of any one dessert.
Save this 4th of July Desserts Recipe Roundup to your Independence Day board or your Summer BBQ board.
Easy 4th of July Desserts
The 4th of July is a wonderful holiday to spend with your family and friends celebrating our great nation.
We're featuring all our favorite red, white, and blue desserts PLUS some American favorites that are perfect for a summertime party.
Raspberry Zinger Cake is a copycat Little Debbie Snack Cake recipe that is going to blow your mind.
You won’t believe what is under that luscious frosting on top.
This super moist raspberry cake tastes just like a Raspberry Zinger snack cake.
Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is a must-try recipe for your ice cream maker.
It has a sweet and creamy ice cream base that is loaded with Oreo cookie chunks and Oreo Cookie crumbs for an authentic Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream.
Follow these keys to success for perfect Oreo Ice Cream every time.
A Kit Kat Cake is a fun and colorful cake that is perfect for the 4th of July.
Add some red, white, and blue M&M's to the top of the Kit Kat cake for a patriotic presentation.
Or pick up a 4th of July cake topper!
Lemon Bars are made with a buttery shortbread crust and a thick lemon filling then topped off with a dusting of powdered sugar.
They are not too tart and not too sweet.
Just the perfect amount of lemon flavor in these pretty little lemon squares.
Butterscotch Delight is a delicious summertime treat made with cream cheese and butterscotch pudding.
It's quick and easy and totally delicious.
Try it with a cruched Heath Bar on the top!
Oreo Delight is a fun new twist on a classic 4-Layer Delight.
We're switching things up with an Oreo Crust and adding lots of Oreo pieces to the top.
But you'll still find the thick cream cheese layer and the chocolate pudding layer that you know and love.
Make this no-bake Oreo dessert for your next family get-together.
Dark Chocolate Poke Cake is a rich and fudgy dark chocolate cake that is filled and topped with so much chocolate that your taste buds won't know what hit them.
It even has a giant-sized Hershey's Special Dark chocolate bar in it.
Wow, that's a win!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars combine two layers of chocolate chip cookies with a thick and creamy cheesecake filling for the ultimate dessert bars.
This recipe makes a full 9x13 pan of cookie bars so that you'll have plenty for your family and friends.
Strawberry Delight is a new twist on my old favorite 4-Layer Delight.
It's been updated for spring with fresh strawberries and a delicious strawberry glaze.
Try it today - you will not want to miss this!
Red White and Blue Layered Jello is a perfect treat for those hot summery celebrations.
This light and cool dessert will delight your guest, both young and old.
We're sharing all the keys to success for perfect results every time.
Chocolate chip cookie cake is such a fun twist on chocolate chip cookies.
And frosting just makes it better!
You can use some red, white and blue sprinkles to customize this cookie cake for Independence Day.
Strawberry Ice Cream is a family favorite homemade ice cream recipe that is full of strawberry flavor.
This is another fantastic no-cook homemade ice cream that you can make with either fresh or frozen strawberries.
Follow these keys to success for perfect ice cream every time.
A homemade Ice Cream cake is an easy way to make a splash at your next party.
It's a lot easier to pull off than you think with just a few simple tips and tricks.
Let's get this party frozen!
Peach Delight is a light and creamy dessert that is delicious as it is pretty.
This is a perfect recipe for all those fresh ripe peaches this time of year.
Which of the four layers is your favorite? It's impossible to choose!
Mile-High Chocolate Mousse Pie is so thick.
So rich. So indulgent.
It's a classic chocolate mousse piled high in an Oreo crust and topped with a mountain of sweet and creamy whipped cream.
This is a heavenly treat that can't be beat. Try it, you'll see.
Chocolate sheet cake is a classic at many family BBQ's every summer.
This sheet cake is great for Independence Day because it will serve a crowd.
It's a thin cake with plenty of rich chocolate icing that is perfect for all your chocolate dessert fa
Which one are you making this year? Let us know in the comments!
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