Fun and Festive 4th of July Desserts and Drinks

I’m always on the lookout for fun and festive ideas for the fourth of July. This year, I am trying a fun 4th of July dessert I’m calling the Patriotic Trifle. Ever wonder what the difference is between a parfait and a trifle? I did, so I looked it up. Apparently, a trifle has some sort of cake included, while a parfait does not.

Festive 4th of July Dessert

Fun and Festive Fourth of July Desserts and Drinks

This recipe only has about 1/2 a brownie in each serving, which keeps the fat and calories down. Here is my Patriotic Trifle recipe:

Serves 4

  • Two brownies crumbled
  • 2 cups fat free vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Simply combine the ingredients in layers keeping a red, white and blue theme with the brownie crumbles on the bottom and a few on the top. Ideal if you can serve immediately, but I’ve also kept some in the freezer for 30-60 minutes and they still tasted delicious! Easy peasy as my daughter would say.

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Next, I decided to come up with a fun drink for the adults. To go with the patriotic theme, I create a mixed drink using raspberry seltzer, Cool Blue Gatorade, and fresh raspberries. This drink is easy to add alcohol as well. I am all about making recipes that are super easy to replicate. I’m calling this drink the Cool Blue Patriot. Here is the very simple recipe:

  • 1 cup raspberry seltzer
  • 1/4 cup Cool Blue Gatorade
  • 3-5 fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 -1 shot vodka for the alcoholic version

What do you have planned for your 4th of July desserts and drinks?


Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

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