Easy Memorial Day dessert recipes focus on the red, white, and blue with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and dollops of Cool Whip or festive sprinkles. These delicious dessert ideas make the perfect treat for the whole family.
The perfect ending to your Memorial Day cookout is sure to be one of these pretty red, white, and blue summery desserts.
Easy cakes, fruit pies and cobblers, and home baked treats topped with fresh berries: these easy Memorial Day dessert recipes will take your party to the next level!
- Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
- Classic Strawberry Shortcake
- Angel Food Cake with Strawberries & Blueberries
- American Flag Cake
- Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler
- Firecracker Ice Pops
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart
- Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Red White and Blue Cheesecake
- Banana Splits or Ice Cream Sundae Bar
- Red, White, and Blue Trifle Dessert
- Strawberry Poke Cake
- Cherry Pie
- Red White and Blue Sugar Cookies
- Cherry Crisp
- Fruit Salad
- Rice Krispie Treats
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
- Homemade Ice Cream
- Strawberry Pretzel Pie
- Strawberry Lemonade Cake
- Lemon Icebox Pie
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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
The absolute easiest ice cream dessert for your Memorial Day bash is this easy ice cream sandwich cake made with whipped topping, caramel sauce, and hot fudge.
Top it with festive red, white, and blue sparkly sprinkles for the perfect finishing touch.
Classic Strawberry Shortcake
Bake a quick batch of this classic strawberry shortcake in under 20 minutes and simply serve them piled up on a pretty platter next to a big bowl of fresh sliced strawberries tossed in sugar.
Set out tubs of Cool Whip or cans of whipped cream and let everyone assemble their own dessert!
Angel Food Cake with Strawberries & Blueberries
If you want a lighter version of my strawberry shortcakes with their biscuit-like cake, bake a simple angel food cake mix in a 9 x 13-inch pan and serve it with fresh strawberries, a drizzle of homemade strawberry sauce, and whipped cream.
Add a sprinkle of fresh blueberries and you've got a red, white, and blue dessert in a pinch!
American Flag Cake
My classic almond cake with almond icing is baked in a large baking sheet and would be the perfect surface for a strawberry and blueberry American flag cake for the holiday.
Or keep things easy and just make a strawberry and blueberry fruit salad and let guests spoon a dollop over the plain cake if they want. The elegant white frosting is beautiful all by itself, too.
Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler
When it comes to patriotic holidays, I think classic desserts are always a hit. My old fashioned blueberry cobbler is the kind your grandma probably made back in the day.
Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and for a festive touch you could sprinkle chopped red strawberries over the top.
Firecracker Ice Pops
Frozen strawberry and blueberry yogurt pops are a fun and chilly treat that just scream summer to me.
These adorable Firecracker ice pops just take a few minutes to prep and can be made ahead days in advance.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart
With a few more minutes, you could make my homemade strawberry cream cheese tart with a thick shortbread cookie crust, creamy filling, and fresh berries laid over the top.
Prep this ahead earlier in the day and serve it chilled.
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Bake a quick batch of red velvet cupcakes from a box mix! No one will know they were from a prepared mix when you frost them with my easy cream cheese frosting.
Top them with an elegant whole strawberry or decorate some with a strawberry and some with a cluster of blueberries.
Or grab a container of red, white, and blue sprinkles for dusting the tops.
Red White and Blue Cheesecake
Grab a huge vanilla cheesecake from Costco or your grocery store and then plan to make my stunning triple berry sauce made from strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
Garnish with more fresh berries and a dollop of Cool Whip or whipped cream.
Banana Splits or Ice Cream Sundae Bar
This classic American dessert is such an easy recipe for the unofficial start of summer.
Serve a scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside any of these delicious ice cream toppings to make one of twenty different ice cream sundae ideas.
Red, White, and Blue Trifle Dessert
You can make a great dessert for your Memorial Day picnic in just minutes by layering cubes of prepared pound cake or angel food cake with Cool Whip and my easy roasted cherries with sauce. Sprinkle a few fresh blueberries or blackberries in for a dash of the blue!
Strawberry Poke Cake
Another super easy dessert idea is to make a chilled strawberry poke cake with fresh kiwis for garnish on the top.
A simple angel food cake made with egg whites is baked and then poked and filled with strawberry Jell-o. Frosted with whipped topping and chilled, it is a delicious make ahead dessert.
While blueberry pie is a classic Memorial Day dessert, I actually prefer a classic cherry pie with buttery pie crust cut-outs on the top.
My easy cherry pie is made with fresh or frozen cherries and can be baked ahead and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Red White and Blue Sugar Cookies
Extra pretty red, white, and blue sugar cookies don't need fancy cookie decorating skills.
Simply stick to the American flags color palette with easy polka dots or stripes. Get plenty of inspiration from these 4th of July sugar cookies.
While blueberry cobbler comes to mind when I think of summery desserts, it is my famous cherry crisp that truly takes the cake.
Top this easy dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or look for an almond flavored ice cream to truly highlight the cherry filling.
Keep things easy peasy and just set out a large tray of fresh fruits with a bowl of this sweet strawberry cheesecake dip for dunking!
Rice Krispie Treats
While I think my mini Trix krispie treats are so bright and colorful, you may prefer a more classic white Krispie treat with red, white, and blue sprinkles dusted over the top before they set.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Buy a big tub of vanilla ice cream and then make homemade ice cream sandwiches with chocolate chip walnut cookies! You could get extra fancy and roll them in red, white, and blue sprinkles and freeze them in advance.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
These delicious chocolate peanut butter chip cookies are my husband's favorite and would taste amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Or just keep it easy and serve them on a pretty cookie platter with fresh berries.
Homemade Ice Cream
If you're going to try your hand at making homemade ice cream, I suggest this amazing cherry chocolate chip ice cream.
You could make it with regular chocolate chips or swap it for white chocolate chips if you prefer.
Strawberry Pretzel Pie
One of my favorite desserts for backyard bbqs is this strawberry pretzel pie with cream cheese filling.
You could top it with whipped cream or serve it with even more fresh berries over the top.
Strawberry Lemonade Cake
My daughter and I think that this pink lemonade cake tastes even better when served chilled from the fridge.
There's real lemonade in the pink frosting and in the cake and it is such a refreshing dessert that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.
Lemon Icebox Pie
This classic lemon torte could be decorated to look just like the American flag with berries on the top or you could keep it classy with a simple lemon twist.
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