4th of july dessert recipes

While working on the 4th of July dessert roundups this year, it quickly became clear that Martha deserved a post all to herself! There were just too many great ideas to choose from in her Red, White, and Blue Desserts gallery…here are 8 of my personal fav’s:

Pictured at at top: Individual Red, White, and Blueberry Layer Cakes and Vacherin with Whipped Cream and Berries (which is a gorgeous display of meringue layers adorned with raspberries, strawberries, currants, and blueberries).

4th of july dessert recipes

Pictured above: Vanilla-Raspberry Sundaes served with adorable COOKIE SPOONS; and quick & easy Mixed Berry Salad with Mint.

Pictured below: Red, White, and Blue Stars (crisp, buttery sugar cookies oozing with berry jam), and stylish, yet simple Fourth of July Cupcakes: just spread white frosting generously onto cupcakes then use fresh berries to create mod patterns on top.

4th of july dessert recipes

Last but not least, this lovely Star-Spangled Shortcake is guaranteed to impress – and these Vanilla Cabinets with Fresh Fruit (a.k.a. “thick milkshakes with fruit”) – are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth AND beat the summer heat.

4th of july dessert recipes

Which dessert looks best to you? I could definitely go for a Vanilla-Raspberry Sundae or a milkshake right now!

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Kelly SAYS:

These desserts all look gorgeous! I can’t wait to try those sundaes too :)

Reply July 2, 2009 at 6:27 am

lindsey SAYS:

That Vacherin with Whipped Cream and Berries looks SO gorgeous! I bet it is yummy too!

{ Lindsey }

Reply July 2, 2009 at 10:41 am

Tommy Bahama Bedding SAYS:

Gosh, everything looks so good. I think I would most want to dig into the Star Spangled Shortcake -= who doesn’t love shortcake? :)

Reply July 2, 2009 at 2:49 pm

James SAYS:

They all look so delicious!!!!

Reply July 4, 2009 at 3:21 am

Stephanie SAYS:

I think I am going to attempt one of these today! yummy

Reply July 4, 2009 at 9:59 am

Boston Bachelorette Parties SAYS:

These look delicious! I can not wait to try some of the recipes!

Reply July 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Jackie SAYS:

I love those cupcake with the blueberries and rasberries – so easy!

Reply June 30, 2010 at 6:21 am

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