Festive Fourth of July Recipes

Family with little girl holding American flags

Independence Day is Wednesday, but it’s not too late to add spark to your menu. These recipes combine delicious ingredients that also happen to have patriotic shades of red, white and blue. Jazz up your picnic table—and pay homage to your country—with these four exciting dishes for the Fourth!

1. Red Velvet Pancakes with Coconut Syrup and Blueberries
Start your holiday with a colorfully appetizing pancake breakfast. Add raspberries, blueberries or whipped cream for extra flair. Egg whites also help balance the breakfast nutritionally, while staying true to the color theme.

2. Patriotic Popcorn
This red, white and blue treat makes for an easy, festive afternoon snack. The combination of crunchy popcorn, mini marshmallows, eye-catching sprinkles and sweet chocolate candies is so tasty, you just might want to make extra for the rest of the week!

3. Patriotic Cones
Even ice cream can get dressed up for holiday. It’s fun to experiment with sprinkles and cones in a variety of shapes and sizes. To take your tribute to our great nation to the next level, you can also fill the cones with red, white and blue ice cream or sorbet!

4. Sparkler Cake
If you’re feeling daring, this is definitely the dessert to choose this July 4. Kids and adults alike will enjoy indulging in this patriotic cake with a firework-like appearance and explosion of flavor.

We hope these red, white and blue recipes will help make your July fourth celebration even more festive—and flavorful!

Looking for more inspiration? Try our 4th of July BBQ Recipes!