12 Fun and Festive 4th of July Desserts

12 Fun and Festive 4th of July Desserts

Happy birthday, USA! Whether you’re celebrating with an outdoor BBQ, a poolside hang, or a small gathering at home, we’ve got you covered with 4th of July desserts that are red, white, and blue — and healthy, too!

Here are 12 of our favorite 4th of July dessert recipes for a health-filled day.

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1. Patriotic Fruit Flag

patriotic fruit flag--4th of July desserts

Looking for easy 4th of July dessert ideas? It’s hard to beat these simple fruit skewers arranged to look like the Stars and Stripes. Made with just three ingredients — banana, strawberries, and blueberries — they’re a creative contribution to any 4th of July party.

Get the recipe at Drugstore Divas.

 

2. Watermelon Popsicles

watermelon popsicles--4th of July desserts

These refreshing watermelon popsicles are made with unsweetened coconut water, watermelon, orange juice, unsweetened applesauce, and Ladder Pre-Workout. At just 103 calories per serving, they’re the perfect sweet treat for a hot July day.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

 

3. Scrumptious Strawberry Sorbet

strawberry sorbet--4th of July desserts

Made with strawberries, agave nectar, and lemon zest, this vegan strawberry sorbet requires minimal prep time and only has 41 calories per serving. (Don’t have agave nectar? Sub in a teaspoon of maple syrup, or skip the added sugar altogether.)

Get the recipe at Melissa Traub.

 

4. High-Protein Chia Pudding

high protein chia pudding--4th of July desserts

Don’t want to spend the whole holiday weekend stuck in the kitchen? Prep this overnight pudding the night before and you’ll have a cold and creamy dessert ready for your July 4th festivities. Made with chia seeds, unsweetened coconut milk, Greek yogurt, and berries, this chia pudding has 23 grams of protein and 16 grams of fiber per serving.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

 

5. 4th of July Coconut Water Fresh Berry Popsicles

coconut water fresh berry popsicles--4th of July desserts

Creative 4th of July desserts don’t get much easier than this. Just combine coconut water and mixed berries in a popsicle mold, chill for a few hours, then enjoy these festive frozen pops.

Get the recipe at Back to the Book Nutrition.

 

6. Protein Berry Smoothie Bowl

protein berry smoothie bowl--4th of July desserts

Made with almond milk, ice, and Openfit Plant-Based Nutrition Shake, this simple smoothie bowl is topped with an on-theme mix of strawberries, almonds, shredded coconut, and blueberries. Best of all, you’ll get a whopping 23 grams of protein per bowl!

Get the recipe at Openfit.

 

7. Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

 Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries--4th of July desserts

These cheesecake-stuffed strawberries are topped with fresh blueberries and a sprinkle of finely chopped almonds for a festive red, white, and blue treat. This recipe yields two dozen strawberries, making them the perfect dessert for a 4th of July picnic or potluck.

Get the recipe at Snappy Gourmet.

 

8. Vanilla Mug Cake

vanilla mug cake--4th of July desserts

With just 5 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, and 262 calories per serving, this vanilla mug cake is a great base to add your own 4th of July flair. Top them with red and blue berries for extra flavor and a pop of festive color.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

 

9. Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Scones

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Scones--4th of July desserts

Moist and fluffy, sweet and tart, these lemon blueberry scones are made with gluten-free flour and have 291 calories and 4 grams of fiber per serving. (Just be sure to stick to the serving size to avoid overdoing it on added sugar.)

Get the recipe at Rhian’s Recipes.

 

10. Almond Berry Bliss Bars

almond berry bliss bars--4th of July desserts

Made with almond flour and mixed berries, these delicious, plant-based bliss bars are a colorful addition to any 4th of July dessert table.

Get the recipe at Any Reason Vegans.

 

11. Red, White, and Blue Smoothie

red, white, and blue smoothie--4th of July desserts

These yummy 4th of July smoothies are made with fresh strawberries, spirulina powder, banana, and coconut cream. (To limit your added sugar intake, skip the optional honey — the fresh fruit provides plenty of natural sweetness.)

Get the recipe at Southern Comfort Cooking.

 

12. Easy Fruit Sparkler

Easy Fruit Sparkler--4th of July desserts

If you’re looking for 4th of July desserts that can be ready in minutes, make a batch of these cute fruit sparklers! Simply arrange fresh watermelon and blueberries onto skewers to create this fun, fireworks-inspired dessert that even your youngest guests will love.

Get the recipe at Lil Tigers.

Chelsea Frank

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Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.

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