I lo-ovve the 4th of July. Not only do I love the patriotism of the holiday, but I also adore the small town parades, the grilled and summertime food, the outdoor games and fireworks. I enjoy celebrating the Fourth with patriotic-themed food. It may not surprise you that red, white and blue food desserts are my favorite for the 4th of July. This year I am featuring more fruit in my desserts and so I’ve created this super easy-to-make patriotic fruit cup to celebrate Independence Day.
It’s easy to make this red, white and blue fruit salad in a large bowl, but serving it in individual, smaller portions is just so doggone charming. It doesn’t take any more work to make individual fruit desserts, so why not go for charming? It took me about four minutes to make these six individual 4th of July fruit cups.
Red, White and Blue Desserts
- Dried Cranberries
- Yogurt Covered Raisins
- Mini Marshmallows
Rinse the fresh fruit and pat dry.
Layer red fruit on the bottom of the cup and then the white fruit. Depending on the height of your cup, alternate the red and white fruits two to four times to mimic the stripes in the flag.
Add the blueberries as the top layer. Sprinkle in white fruit or mini marshmallows to mimic white stars on the blue field of the flag.
I layered my red, white and blue dessert in simple clear plastic cups. But I’m ordering these patriotic I heart USA drinking jars to hold this patriotic dessert for our July 4th picnic. You have got to check out all the patriotic items perfect for your 4th of July at Wayfair. In addition to the I heart USA drinking jars, there are several other patriotic items and outdoor games that I have my eye on (and will be making their way into my Wayfair basket).
Red, White and Blue Desserts – 4th of July
Can you see how adorable these simple fruit salad cups look on our 4th of July table? Can you taste how refreshing they are on a hot summer day?
Red, White and Blue Desserts – After-school Snack
These easy red, white and blue desserts are also perfect for an after-school snack. They’re healthy enough to be more fruit snack than dessert. You can make up individual cups and have them waiting for when your children arrive home from school. Or you can set the ingredients out on the counter and let your children make their own patriotic fruit cups.
What are your favorite red, white and blue desserts for the 4th of July? I know these quick and easy patriotic fruit cups will make it on your list of favorites just like it’s on mine.
Check out my favorite patriotic crafts, printables and recipes in the table below. You can scroll though the table and look for ideas or search for specific ideas with the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner (on desktop). Click on the topic and then click through the specific article.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.