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.
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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.