Get ready for your 4th of July cookout with these easy no-bake patriotic fourth of July desserts. For me, the summer is all about lazy cooking. And for years, our family was the family hosting the 4th of July cookout – each year inviting a few families over to grill, drink, socialize and then walk up the hill to the park where we could see all the town’s firework displays.
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The Fourth of July is a holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and most Americans celebrate this day with barbecues, picnics, fireworks, and parades. While the past few years have been…let’s face it …weird, this summer is all about living our best social lives!
I keep joking with friends that the roaring 20’s were a response to the Spanish flu and the pandemic of 1918’s and now here we are in a 20’s of our own and it’s time to partayyyyyy.
When the party is in full swing that means hubby is at the grill – sides and drinks are being brought by the friends, and I’m making a no-bake easy dessert bc it’s too friggin hot to cook right now
No-bake desserts are easy, quick, and delicious! Whether you’re short on time or your oven is on the fritz, no-bake desserts can be whipped up in a flash and be major crowd-pleasers. Plus, they travel well making them perfect for potlucks and large gatherings, making them a great way to mark the holiday.
Let’s get into it…
Fourth of July No Bake Fruit Trays and Salads
No cookout is complete without a fruit tray or a fruit salad or at the bare minimum some sort of giant watermelon cut up into slices.
Here are some awesome easy healthy dessert ideas for those hot summer days!
Refreshing and simple, this fruit tray is perfect for your backyard bbq. Also, get a load of that patriotic American flag presentation!
This is one of those, either you love it or you hate it but for some reason pit still feels like a classic. Using cream cheese really creates a savory-sweet and tangy flavor.
Elevate a basic salad by cutting the fruit into these adorable star shapes. Consider this cookie cutter to make the shapes.
It doesn’t get any cuter than this and fresh strawberries offer such an easy way to present a tasteful and delicious 4th of July no-bake dessert.
Red White and Blue No-Bake Desserts
Looking for a delicious dessert that is patriotic, delicious, and easy to transport? Look no further than these red white and blue no-bake desserts. Whether you’re looking for something simple like no-bake cookies or no bake cheesecake, we’ve got all the bases covered with these 4th of July no-bake desserts:
A huge hit with kids and a fun snack this is as easy as it gets.
The design on this is so cute and tasteful! I love the layers of it – it does take a bit more work to layer up but with simple ingredients, it’s one of our favorite desserts!
Stars and stripes forever with this adorable Rice Krispie dessert treat.
Perfect for patriotic recipes like patriotic smores after the fireworks are over or while you’re waiting for them to begin!
We love a chocolate-covered pretzel situation. And these are so fun with the red white and blue!
No-Bake Berry And Cheesecake Desserts
This might be what ya’ll think of when you think of no bake fourth of July desserts – something a bit more elevated in presentation and a bit more decadent and dessert-y.
Something that says “I have brought the dessert to the cookout! ” and the guests get to get excited and ask you how you made it and really at the end of the day you get to say “oh it took me hours” when in reality it took you a few minutes to throw it together because that’s the kind of lazy bitch you are but also you’re the kind of lazy bitch (it has to be a festive dessert but also an easy dessert!) who likes things to look good and taste good.
This no bake recipe is GORGEOUS and also so easy to throw together. The fresh berries really make it for me.
While not red white and blue – it’s definitely going to elevate your backyard barbecue. Passion fruit tends to be refreshing and tangy and a delicious sweet treat!
This no bake fourth of july recipe looks as delicious as it is easy to throw together.
For a more traditional dessert that also travels well (for the most part!) consider this yummy tiramisu.
Mini berry Cheesecakes make serving your guests with a sweet tooth at the cookout even easier.
The beauty of these easy recipes cannot be compared.
Delicious and festive, this is a sure-fire hit at your fourth of July bbq.
Wait for fireworks with these portable and refreshing granola bites!
Hands down, queen of the cookout if you bring this dessert that pleases old and young alike!
Serving these elegant no bake desserts is even easier if you use disposable cups.
Nutella plus cheesecake in a mousse!? Say less.
These adorably delicious berry mini trifle dish are sort of a classic fourth of July dessert.
A portable dessert like this is the perfect way to catch the fireworks.
Patriotic No Bake Popsicles for Fourth of July
Fireworks + Popsicles + sparklers are how I remember my fourth of July block parties and cookouts.
It was always so much fun! I think popsicles are a great no-bake fourth of July dessert because they’re easy to make ahead and you don’t have to worry about them melting (for the most part). Especially since some of these popsicles are actually a spin on the traditional popsicle!
These are some of the easiest popsicles to bring to the family festivities!
These look so good and are great for fourth of July parties with kids who love a popsicle!
Elevate your fruit presentation with these on the go fruit kabobs.
YES PLEASE! Pick up this popsicle mold before you embark on this off Amazon – it’s so easy and helps pop out the popsicles without any issue.
Versions of these fun desserts pop up all over Pinterest and the web and that’s why I’ve included a couple versions with some variations for different tastes.
These no bake strawberry pops are so easy to make and they’re perfect for the fourth of july!
Fourth of July No Bake Jello Desserts
These no bake 4th of July dessert recipes are perfect for a summer cookout because they’re light, refreshing and have that *je ne sais quoi* to make them special. Something about jello and the summer and how simple it is to throw together really just does it for me.
Self serving, delicious, and festive, these are a perfect no bake dessert treat for your fourth of July gathering.
This no-bake pudding mix dessert is perfect for a summer party because it can easily be made ahead of time!
No-Bake Fourth of July Ice Cream Treats
No bake ice cream desserts are perfect for the fourth of July because they require no oven time and can be made ahead of time! Plus there’s nothing like an ice cream treat at the end of a long hot day!
The fourth of July is a great time to enjoy a no-bake patriotic cake since it’s light, tasty, and can be prepared ahead of time.
No churn ice cream is so easy to make it’s kind of surprising honestly. No Ice cream maker required!
Patriotic and easy to throw together, a perfect treat for special occasions.
Fruit + Ice cream + Festive colors? Yasss.
The only thing that might be more refreshing at a barbecue after playing for hours in the son than watermelon slices would be watermelon sorbet. It’s a wonderful healthy ice cream alternative!
I’m eyeing these for our 4th of July party this year for sure. Last time we celebrated pre-pandemic these kinds of ice cream sandwiches were a huge hit!
Yes. This looks incredible.
Vegan Fourth of July No Bake Dessert Treats
Even your vegan friends will enjoy these no bake desserts!
Vegan strawberry ice cream is perfect for guests who are dairy free.
This no-bake pie is perfect for a summer party and will please non vegans alike!
Other Awesome No Bake Fourth of July dessert Ideas
If none of the above are doing it for you, then this is the section you need.
Celebrate the 4th of July with this no bake dessert that is festive and delicious.
These no bake dessert recipes are a perfect light dessert for a fun 4th of July party!
These no bake berry pies are individual servings, perfect for a potluck or large party!
Oreo dessert balls are an easy no-bake dessert that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
No-bake Desserts are Easy for Any Occasion!
So, if you’re looking for a dessert that will be sure to please and is easy enough to whip up last minute, no-bake fourth of July desserts are the way to go! We’ve shared some recipes below that we think will get your taste buds excited for Independence Day. What’s your favorite no bake Fourth of July dessert?