Red, White and Blue Dessert

Total Time
Prep 50 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a yearly tradition in my home since I found this recipe in TOH in 1994. My family and friends look forward to it every year. I make it only on the 4 of July or Memorial day, just because I love the idea of the tradition, but would be a great desert any time. I hope you like it as much as we have.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and extracts until fluffy.
  2. Fold in the whipped cream.
  3. Place a third of the mixture in a 4qt bowl.
  4. Reserve 20 strawberries halves and 1/2 cup of blueberries for garnish.
  5. Layer half of the remaining strawberries and blueberries over cream mixture.
  6. Top with another third of the cream mixture and the remaining berries.
  7. Spread the remaining cream mixture on top.
  8. Use the reserved strawberries and blueberries to make a flag on top.refrigerate.


Most Helpful

I usually don't write reviews but I was compelled to write one for this recipe. My family thoroughly enjoyed this! Let me say, as is, the recipe is great, I followed it exactly except I omitted the almond extract (my son has a tree nut allergy). I also put it in a graham cracker pie crust for a little extra crunch. It was wonderful and so easy!! Thank you, I will be making this again.

Livingston July 06, 2015

This was a big hit at the 4th of July BBQ & pool party with friends. I really enjoyed the use of cream cheese, as it gave the filling more substance & flavor than just whipped cream would have. Made exactly as written except I had to use all vanilla extract due to almond allergies. If I make it again just for my family we'll use the almond, as we are huge fans of that flavor. Thanks for sharing, Baby C!

**Tinkerbell** July 05, 2009

I made this to take to work for the 4th of July and it was a BIG hit. It tastes almost like cheesecake with strawberries and blueberries. It was yummy and I'll be making it again.

Trvlr13 July 05, 2008

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