Patriotic Fourth of July Dessert

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 12, 2014

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I’m a fan of fool-proof, easy recipes because I don’t have the time to make elaborate meals.

I usually try to get around slaving in the kitchen for hours and like to whip up something fast that still makes a big impression.

It has to be easy and healthy — and for Fourth of July I wanted to come up with something that doesn’t involve yucky food coloring.

Pinterest is overflowing with Fourth of July food full of blue and red food dyes, and I want no part of it.

Would you actually eat this?!

This I’d eat in a second:

Patriotic Fourth of July Dessert

Patriotic Fourth of July Dessert

This patriotic dessert for Fourth of July couldn’t be easier: just berries and yogurt in a mason jar.

Patriotic Fourth of July DessertI pureed strawberries in a blender, put them into the glass first, and added yogurt and blueberries. That’s it!

As a variation, you could use vanilla or lemon ice cream or whipped cream for the white layer, or whole strawberries on the bottom.

What about adding some almond extract to the yogurt? Yum!

You could also decorate the glass with stickers or little flags, or red, white, and blue ribbon.

Patriotic Fourth of July Dessert

Here are more Last-Minute Patriotic Snack Ideas for Fourth of July you can also make without food dyes.

Pin away!

healthy Patriotic Fourth of July Dessert, DagmarBleasdale.com

Will you make a special Fourth of July dessert? Let me know in a comment or add a link to your recipe — I’d love to see it.

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Brett Martin June 2, 2016 at 10:02 PM

I love it- simple, sweet and perfect for a hot summer day!!
Thanks for joining us at Delicious Dishes!!

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Dagmar Bleasdale June 3, 2016 at 12:19 AM

Thanks for coming by, Brett!

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sahana May 29, 2016 at 9:07 PM

Looks great! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty .We would love to have you again next week.

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Erlene A May 29, 2016 at 5:51 PM

I don’t like slaving in the kitchen for long hours either. This is a perfect Patriotic dessert.

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Sandra Garth May 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

It doesn’t get much easier than this! Every once in a while I’ll use a blue or red dye but I try to keep those times to a minimum.

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Allie June 29, 2015 at 5:53 AM

I just wanted to let you know that I featured your post on my July 4th round up…
http://www.craftyallieblog.com/2015/06/amazing-july-4th-show-your-spirit-ideas.html
Have a great week!
~Allie

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Dagmar Bleasdale June 30, 2015 at 8:54 PM

Thank you so much, Allie, I really appreciate it! Stumbled :)

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai June 21, 2015 at 3:33 PM

What a beautiful dessert – looks delicious! I love mason jars for summer entertaining. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. :)

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Dagmar Bleasdale June 24, 2015 at 12:41 AM

Thanks for coming by, Lorelai!

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Ashey @ 3 Little Greenwoods June 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Oh my goodness that looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing on Show-Licious!
~ Ashley

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Rosey June 13, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Wow, the 4th is going to be here quick! How can that be?? This looks like a great way to help celebrate it!

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Mary Withrow June 12, 2014 at 10:12 PM

I agree, natural and delicious! I love all fruits and this would be great for adults and children.

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Wanda McHenry June 12, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Yummy! You are coming to my house warming, right? ;)

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Dagmar Bleasdale June 13, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Where do you live again? :)

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Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books June 12, 2014 at 7:29 PM

This looks delicious! =)
Pinning to my Holiday Recipe board.

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Dagmar Bleasdale June 12, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Thanks for the pin, Melissa! And the comment :)

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