This May celebrate your patriotism with red, white, and blue treats that are sure to be a hit! We’ve got more than 35 Memorial Day dessert ideas that will make your patriotic party truly memorable.
From flag inspired cakes, to kid friendly cookies, and stunning flag inspired pies, you’ll find something delicious for everyone. Whether you’re having a backyard barbecue or an impromptu pool party, these delicious and festive treats will be the talk of the holiday.
Memorial Day is a special day to remember those who have given their lives for our country. Serving patriotic desserts can be a fun and delicious way to honor them. Not only will it bring a festive atmosphere to your celebration, but it also adds a meaningful touch.
In addition to being delicious and festive, many of these patriotic desserts can be made in advance or quickly thrown together if you’re short on time. Don’t forget, you can also add festive touches to your desserts with decorations like party circles, mini cupcake flags, and fireworks inspired picks.
No matter what you choose to make, your guests will be sure to appreciate the thought and effort you put into making your Memorial Day desserts extra special.
Memorial Day Dessert Ideas
Mixed Berry Slab Pie
Perfect for summer gatherings, this mixed berry slab pie is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is sure to impress.
Red Velvet Cookies with Cake Mix
Easy red velvet cookies made with cake mix are perfect for any occasion. Soft, and delicious, they only need 4 ingredients and less than 30 minutes.
Red, White, & Blue Brownie Pizza
With a chewy brownie base, tangy cream cheese frosting, and colorful candy fireworks, this red, white, and blue brownie pizza is an easy and tasty way to celebrate your Memorial Day.
Patriotic Snack Mix
Easy patriotic snack mix is filled with fun and flavor! Everyone in the family will enjoy this combination of dried blueberries, chocolate drizzled pretzels, and patriotic candies.
Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake
Celebrate the red, white, and blue with this patriotic poke cake! Fluffy cake is dotted with red and blue jello, and topped with a light but sweet whipped cream frosting. It's perfect for a summer party or picnic!
Strawberry Basil Granita
Sweet, with just a hint of earthy basil, this strawberry basil granita is the perfect cold treat for a hot summer day. Don't forget the balsamic vinegar drizzle to take it over the top!
Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches
Red velvet cookie sandwiches are soft, sweet, and the perfect bite sized version of your favorite red velvet cake. Enjoy them for holidays, parties, or even as an afternoon snack.
Chocolate Beer Cake with Chocolate Beer Whipped Cream Frosting
Infused with beer in three different ways, this chocolate beer cake is incredibly moist and delicious. You won't be able to stop with one bite!
Raspberry Coconut Pops
These Raspberry Coconut Pops are so incredibly easy & delicious! The perfect blend of raspberry & coconut in a cool & refreshing pop.
No-Churn Healthy Strawberry Ice Cream
This no-churn healthy strawberry ice cream is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! And it only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes.
Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe
Looking for a tried and true cut out sugar cookies recipe? We've tested dozens of recipes over 7 years to find a delicious cookie recipe that holds it shape beautifully.
S'mores Icebox Cake Recipe
This s'mores icebox cake is a perfect make-ahead, cool treat for summer celebrations. You'll look like a genius for making something so simple yet so decadent!
Homemade Birthday Cake Marshmallows Recipe
Celebrate anytime with buttery, sprinkle-coated birthday cake marshmallows. No box mix required and they're easier to make than you think!
Patriotic Red, White and Blue Mousse Parfait Recipe
You’re going to want to make this eye-pleasing patriotic mousse parfait recipe in the best colors around — red, white and blue!
Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Dipped Pound Cake Sticks
With Memorial Day around the corner, these no bake red, white, and blue pound cake sticks could not be easier to make! Just 3 ingredients and no baking required, these are the ideal patriotic bite sized dessert for your next Memorial Day BBQ!
Sugar Cookie American Flag Fruit Pizza
Try this super easy sugar cookie Flag Fruit Pizza for a fun and delicious red, white, and blue dessert that is full of fresh berry flavor! Make a patriotic American flag fruit pizza for your holiday celebration!
Easy No Bake Cheesecake With Cool Whip
This quick and easy No Bake Cheesecake with Cool Whip is a smooth and creamy dessert that’s perfect any time of year. Top with seasonal fresh berries or your favorite fruit pie filling and you’ll have a crowd-pleasing cheesecake without even having to turn on your oven.
EASY American Flag Cheesecake Biscuit Bombs
This patriotic pull-apart American Flag Cheesecake Biscuit Bombs is the perfect summer dessert for Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day! It is super easy to make, fun and absolutely delicious!
Patriotic Layer Cake: a red, white, and blue dessert
This Patriotic Layer Cake will be the hit of your Memorial Day celebration with its' red, white, and blue layers. Just as delicious as it is pretty, it's sure to impress family and friends.
Patriotic Deviled Jell-O Eggs
Patriotic Deviled Jell-O Eggs are a sweet, patriotic take on everyone's favorite savory appetizer.
Patriotic Layered Icebox Cake
This red, white, and blue icebox cake is quick and easy to whip up for your Memorial Day celebration. Made with layers of sweet whipped cream cheese and pre-made cookies, it's a simple no bake, make ahead dessert that's perfect for a hot summer day.
Fresh Strawberry Jello pIe
A fresh strawberry pie with a sweet, well balanced filling and lots of berry flavor. It lasts for several days, but I never get to experience that as it disappears so quickly!
Red, White and Blue Funfetti Dip (No Bake!)
Celebrate the stars and stripes with this patriotic Red, White and Blue Funfetti Dip (also known as Dunkaroo Dip.) Cake batter never tasted so good! Only 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes to whip this delicious kid friendly treat that everyone will LOVE to dip their graham crackers, vanilla wafers, pretzels and so much more into!
Summer Berry Cream Cake
Combine layers of minimally decorated light and fluffy cake with fresh berries and fresh whipped cream for an irresistible summer berry cream cake. This berries and cream cake recipe is a beautiful red, white, and blue dessert that’s perfect for Memorial Day!
The Easiest Patriotic Dump Cake Recipe
Enjoy red, white and blue with this super easy Patriotic Dump Cake recipe.
Super Easy No Bake Lemon Dessert
Fresh, sweet, and ridiculously easy to make, this 5-ingredient no-bake cheesecake lemon dessert can be served in a glass or as a frozen cake.
Grain Free Red, White, and Blue Berry Fruit Tart
Grain free red, white and blueberry tart with lemon cream cheese filling is a deliciously healthy dessert for the summer!
Juicy fruit and rich cheesecake filling come together in this fun cheesecake salad. Quick to make and always the first thing gone at at picnics!
Strawberry Blueberry Cobbler
Just add whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top of this strawberry and blueberry cobbler for the perfect red white and blue dessert. Cut star-shaped biscuits for a fun and patriotic dessert perfect for Memorial Day celebrations.
Patriotic Rice Krispies Pops Recipe
Kids are going to go gaga over these delightful patriotic Rice Krispies Pops on a stick. Little hands can easily hold them and older kids will enjoy the novelty of having a pop-like treat!
Patriotic Strawberries are a simple-to-make treat perfect for your Memorial Day celebration. Juicy strawberries are filled with a sweet cream filling and topped with a ripe blueberry. They look so festive on the plate, and the best part is you can make them up to four hours ahead of time.
Red White and Blue White Chocolate Cupcakes
Red White and Blue White Chocolate Cupcakes are sweet and rich with red, white, and blue swirled buttercream frosting, and are perfect patriotic cupcakes for Memorial Day.
Patriotic Popcorn Cake (Buttery Marshmallow Yum!)
Sweet and crunchy, this Patriotic Popcorn Cake is an irresistible mix of buttery marshmallows and popcorn in red, white and blue layers.
Red White and Blue Popsicles
These festive red, white, and blue popsicles are made with fresh berries and coconut milk and make the perfect patriotic dessert for summer!
Firecracker Vanilla Cupcakes
These Firecracker Vanilla Cupcakes are the perfect treat for celebrating memorial day. They are so festive and cute – they are sure to be a hit on any dessert table!
Star Meringues With Fresh Berries
Star shaped meringues with fresh berries and whipped cream are a perfectly patriotic dessert!
Red, White, and Blue Jello with Cream
These red, white, and blue Jello cups are super easy to make and will please kids and adults.
Fourth of July Fruit Tray | Two Pink Peonies
This American flag fruit tray is a fun and festive treat to make to celebrate Memorial Day! This fruit tray is so easy to put together and sure to be a crowd favorite at parties.
Snickers salad is an easy, 3-ingredient dessert recipe! This quick candy bar salad takes just 5 minutes to make.
No matter what your celebration looks like this year, these patriotic Memorial Day dessert ideas are sure to be a hit with friends and family.
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This post was originally published on May 24, 2013. It has been updated with a new list of recipes and additional helpful tips.