These Memorial Day desserts will put everyone in a patriotic spirit. Whether you're planning a big cookout or picnic for a large group or a family barbecue, these red, white and blue dessert recipes will put provide the ideal finish for a Memorial Day gathering.
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1. Flag Cake
What could be more patriotic for a Memorial Day barbecue than this flag cake? This flag cake is fun to decorate with the kids (it's easier than it looks), and everyone will be impressed with it.
This no-bake ice cream sandwich cake recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. I like to use a combination of strawberry ice cream sandwiches and regular ice cream sandwiches, but feel free to use whichever kind you like. Be sure to allow several hours for this cake to freeze completely before serving.
Fresh strawberries are dipped in a sweetened cream cheese topping, then covered with red, white and blue sprinkles in this delectable, patriotic dessert recipe. These strawberries look impressive, but they're super easy to make. Shhh -- your guests never need to know!
5. Apple Pie
Apple pie is the all-American dessert, making a terrific way to finish a Memorial Day picnic.
A homemade crust makes this apple pie recipe especially tasty. And the combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and mace gives this apple pie recipe unforgettable flavor.
Red velvet cupcakes are already one-third of the way toward a red, white and blue dessert. Just frost with cream cheese frosting and top with red, white and blue sprinkles, and you've got a patriotic dessert that looks as good as it tastes.
You can make poke cakes any color you like, but there are a few things that make this patriotic poke cake different. Unlike typical poke cakes, this one is not made with Jello. It's made with coconut milk, which lends incredible moisture to this cake -- almost tastes like tres leches cake!