Ideas for Patriotic Sweet Treats

Whether you are looking for 4th of July dessert recipes or sweet treats for Memorial Day, we've got the ultimate patriotic dessert recipe to sweeten up your event.

Summer means more picnics and more cookouts. 

With Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day coming up, there are so many wonderful food and decorating ideas to try.

And what is a celebration without sweet treats!?

We have rounded up some truly amazing patriotic sweet treats you’ll want to salute! 

  • American Flag Toast

    Who says you can’t celebrate a holiday first thing in the morning? We love this American flag toast made with cream cheese, strawberry jam, and fresh fruit. Such a fun and filling way to start the day!

  • Patriotic Polka Dot Milkshake

    A festive milkshake with polka dots? You can’t make a beverage much cuter! This patriotic polka dot milkshake recipe just calls for vanilla ice cream, food coloring, and marshmallows. Sweet and simple just the way we like it!

  • Rice Krispy Treat Star Pops

    Ooey gooey homemade rice krispy treats can be the perfect patriotic snack when you add a little white chocolate top it off with colored sprinkles! We've got the recipe for this patriotic dessert recipe on a stick here.

  • Patriotic Cupcake Push Pops

    The perfect picnic or BBQ snack: push pops! We love these patriotic cupcake push pops with extra star sprinkles. The kids will love them and it will help to keep those little hands mess-free. We salute this idea for sure!

  • Red, White, and Blue Funnel Cake

    No matter the occassion, funnel cake has a way of giving any event that amazing carnival feel. Take it up a notch by making your funnel cake even more festive with a little red,white, and blue! Get the recipe here.

  • Patriotic Flag Bark

    With just a few ingredients you can achieve this fun and festive patriotic flag bark. Kelsey, from Babble, suggests making it with the kids. What a great family activity to enjoy while celebrating Independence Day! 

  • Flag Cake

    How adorable is this flag cake from Glorious Treats. It is easier than it looks! Glorious Treats gives you step by step instructions on how to create this patriotic masterpiece.


  • Layered Pudding Cups

    It's always a good idea to have a lighter dessert option for guests who are watching their figures. So for a sweet treat that's a little lighter on the waistlinebut still equally as delicious, why not serve up these layered red, white, and blue pudding cups?

  • Patriotic Ice Cream Floats

    Prudent Baby made these adorable patriotic ice cream floats that are perfect refreshments for a Memorial Day or July 4th party. Jacinda at Prudent Baby says you should pre-freeze your scoops of ice cream if you’re planning to make these for a large party. 

  • Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich Pops

    What's better than ice cream sandwiches on a hot summer day? Almost nothing really, so we've taken this summertime staple and given it the patriotic treatment by turning them into red, white, and blue ice cream sandwich pops.

  • Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

    Independence day staple meets dessert table staple with this red, white, and blue cupcake recipe. Afterall, what's a party without an irresistable cupcake to complement the menu?!

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