Fourth of July Strawberries: 12 Sweet Summer Treats
We love any reason to throw a festive party filled with good food and fireworks, and what better reason is there than celebrating July 4th? These 12 sweet summer treats, all featuring fresh, juicy strawberries, are perfect for an Independence Day dessert buffet or potluck, or any gathering with friends and family.
Set up a kid-friendly cupcake decorating table for strawberry cupcakes with strawberry buttercream (although we have a feeling that adults will want to join in, too!). In addition to topping the cupcakes with whole strawberries, try sticking in these
holiday-appropriate 4th of July Flag Toppers. And what's a summer party without homemade frozen desserts? You don't need to be a food scientist to prep the recipes for red, white, and blueberry pops or strawberry ice cream. The best part is that you can make these fan-favorite frozen desserts days or even a couple of weeks in advance which minimizes kitchen time day of.
For a potluck style dessert, this waffle-and-strawberry trifle is easy to spoon into cups and pass around to a crowd. And as a time-saver, the recipe calls for store-bought waffles. Of course, no
4th of July party is complete without a flag cake. Try our version made up of petite cheesecake bites that are topped with an abundance of farm fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, plus a careful dusting of powdered sugar. The presentation is stunning, we're sure our founding fathers would want a taste.
Click through to see our other favorite strawberry dessert recipes that are a guaranteed crowd pleasers.
Filled Fourth of July Strawberries
Fourth of July Summer Berry Pies
It doesn't get more festive than star-spangled miniature pies filled with berries. Our favorite just might be the strawberry-raspberry version.
Strawberry Icebox Pie
A graham cracker-crust pie starring
strawberries. Some of the berries are cooked and some not, so the pie has a true fresh berry flavor.
Looking for a quick cool-down? These refreshing frozen pops are made with just four ingredients are sure to delight both kids and grown-ups.
Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream
These cupcakes are pretty in pink thanks to strawberries three ways: Chopped strawberries are added to the batter, pureed strawberries are folded in the frosting, and each cupcake is topped with a ripe berry.
Strawberry Ice Cream
homemade ice cream. Heap a few scoops on the side of your favorite dessert, or eat it straight up piled high on a waffle cone.
Biscuits and jam are a match made in dessert heaven. And they come together in this deliciously sweet cobbler.
We love a
trifle, and this version made with store-bought waffles and homemade vanilla pudding, along with plenty of fresh strawberries, is altogether dreamy.
Who said July 4th has to be all about hot dogs and potato salad? This layered strawberry dessert uses store-bought puff pastry and a vanilla cream filling for an elegant end to a festive celebration.