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July Fourth Desserts

Red, White, and Blue Treats for July 4

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These desserts—red, white, blue—are perfect for July Fourth. Not only are the colors spot-on, but they use seasonal ingredients that are available locally in much of the U.S. come early July.

Red Desserts for July Fourth

Photo © Molly Watson

Red is easy: strawberries, cherries, and raspberries are in or coming into season across the U.S. this time of year.

White Desserts for July Fourth

Photo © Molly Watson

White is cream and whipped cream, vanilla ice cream and milk shakes. For a bit more flavor white is Buttermilk Ice Cream, an easy Panna Cotta, or a simple Buttermilk Cake.

Need I mention that all three of these white wonders both taste and look absolutely fabulous when topped with red and blue berries?

and Blue Desserts for July Fourth

Photo © Molly Watson

The blue-est dessert I know is Blueberry and Jam Tart. It is double-blue, a deep shiny blue from the jam and a lighter matte blue from the fresh berries.

Two close runners-up that bring a dash of blue to the table are Blueberry Ice Cream and Blueberry Sorbet.

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