Fireworks and barbecues are a quintessential part of most people’s Fourth of July celebrations. Homemade burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and all manner of delicious things are cooked on the grill always make for a tasty start to the festivities, but everyone knows that the best part of the meal is dessert.
There are so many fantastic desserts to make for the Fourth of July, with berries and colorful red, white, and blue sprinkles adding that extra dose of American spirit and star-spangled celebration effortlessly.
Ice cream cones, fruit pies, and brightly colored flag cakes are all delectable dishes that are frequently found at many a Fourth of July cookout, but there are so many other wonderful desserts that one can make that are still perfectly patriotic!
From hand pies to brownies, grilled banana splits, and strawberry shortcake, we have your sugary needs handled for this iconic, all-American holiday, whether your picnicing in the park, packing up for the beach, or cooking in your own backyard. Read on for 17 Fourth of July desserts that are more American than apple pie.