PART OF Summer Grilling

Independence is Sweet: 23 Desserts for the 4th of July

From ice cream to pie, these desserts are sure to be crowdpleasers at your July 4th festivities.

Fireworks Angel Food Cake

Celebrate Independence Day with a light show on a plate! With vivid, sweet fireworks bursting on the outside and fluffy angel food cake with rainbow confetti sprinkles on the inside, this dessert will take your party to the next level.

Ice Cream Bread

"I made one loaf with butter pecan ice cream and one with peaches and cream ice cream — both were really good!"


Watermelon Ice Cream Cake

Watermelon and ice cream collide in this epic summertime mashup.

Mango Popsicles

"Yum! Such an easy little treat! I froze them in ice trays."


No-Bake Lemon Tiramisu

"Probably the best versions of tiramisu I have ever made. It looked as good as it tasted, I'll be making this often."


Pineapple Coconut Jello Shots

"Easy and fun! Everyone loved them!"


Funnel Cake

"Fantastic recipe. It tasted like I was at the fair."


Rice Krispie Ice Cream Sandwiches

"This recipe lends itself to lots of variations, but it's very good with plain vanilla ice cream too."


Apricot Cobbler

"I used fresh apricots and served it warm with vanilla ice cream. A great cobbler!"


Hot Dog Cookies

"These were a big hit at my barbecue!"


4th of July Coconut Cream Flag

Bring red, white and blue to the party with this patriotic cookie spread.

Peach Cobbler Ice Cream Cake

Decadent layers of fresh fruit + ice cream = the ultimate summer dessert.

Watermelon Sorbet

"Delicious! So light and wonderful. I will make this all summer long."


No-Bake Banana Cream Pie

"Yum! I used an Oreo cookie crust, and we all loved this super simple dessert."


Apple Pie

"I had never made an apple pie before because I had always been too intimidated to try. But this was very easy, and the results were amazing!"


Ice Cream in a Bag

"We had SO much fun making this! The kids loved wearing their mittens and shaking it up."


Watermelon Chiffon Pie

"I made the recipe years ago and still remember the lovely refreshing taste it had."



"Great flavor and so refreshing when it's hot out!"


Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

"Such a simple way to make an ordinary ice cream treat special."

-Ms B.

Fruit Frozen Yogurt

"Fast and quick treat! I used frozen blackberry, raspberry, blueberry. I love the additon of the lemon juice."


Patriotic Cookies

"This recipe made me a believer that red hots are great in cookies."


Peanut Butter S'mores

"The flavor combination in this dessert is great. Who can resist peanut butter, chocolate and bananas together?!"


S'more Cups

"These are so good! I spread a little peanut butter on them before adding the marshmallows!"

-Cooking Creation