POPSUGAR Celebrity

9 Smashing Red, White, and Blue Desserts

Jun 30 2014 - 3:15am

It's time to get festive this Independence Day: show your patriotic pride by cooking with red, white, and blue ingredients. Many of the season's most delicious offerings — strawberries, vanilla ice cream, and blueberries — fit the color scheme, so don't be afraid to get creative. Here are nine dishes to inspire your all-American celebration.

— Additional reporting by Susannah Chen

Lemon Soufflés With Raspberry Coulis

For a fresh breath from the ubiquitous fruit bowl, end your supper with lemon soufflés with raspberry coulis [1] that taste just as lively.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Blackberry Grunt

Do biscuits take the spotlight in this dessert, or juicy, in season blackberries? I'd argue both help make this blackberry grunt [2] a star-studded sweet.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Rhubarb Crumble

Suffuse a comforting country-style dessert — a strawberry-rhubarb crumble [3] — with a sense of the faraway by adding perfume-like cardamom to the mix.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Red, White, and Blue Cake

Say happy birthday to America by whipping up a towering layer cake [4] topped with raspberries, blueberries, and cream cheese frosting.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

Celebrate the start of blueberry and peach season with this simple biscuit-paved cobbler [5] that lets these Summer fruits shine.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Strawberry Tart

With puff pastry and a few minutes of prep time, you can elevate a dessert standby, strawberries and cream, by crafting a simple tart [6].

Photo: Camilla Salem

Raspberry Swirl Frozen Yogurt

Greek yogurt and a juicy raspberry swirl [7] combine forces in this frozen treat that's as tasty as it is beautiful.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Strawberry Shortcake

To make this classic strawberry shortcake [8] more patriotic, add some blueberries or blackberries to the mix for a dessert that's truly red, white, and blue.

Photo: Nicole Perry

No-Bake Watermelon Cake

No baking is involved in constructing this whipped-cream-frosted watermelon "cake." [9]

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

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