Red, White & Blue (pareve) Desserts

The Fourth of July is just a few days away and you’re wondering – what kind of dessert can I make for the barbecue I have to attend!?

The most obvious red, white ‘n blue dessert is of course fresh whipped cream with berries. But what to whip up for a pareve dessert option?

Looking to make something super simple – try making a Berry and Meringue Trifle using store-bought meringue cookies, blueberries and raspberries or strawberies. In a trifle dish alternate layers of white meringue cookies and the berries so it creates a colorful and patriotic dessert that looks something like this.

Willing to put in a little more work?

Cobbler is a perfect summer dish, and Dairy Free Cooking has a Red White and Blue cobbler recipe. This would be great served with sorbet or soy ice cream on the side.

I love these Pretzel Sparklers from Martha Stewart. What a fun activity to make with your kids for festive decoration or a Fourth of July snack.

By far the most impressive red white and blue dessert recipe I have seen is for these striped patriotic cupcakes by using food coloring and dividing the batter into three batches. As the instructions lay out, you can use ANY white cake recipe you want, so its not a problem to use your own favorite pareve white cake recipe, or just make your life easy and buy a Duncan Hines cake mix!

If you need a pareve frosting recipe to go with these cupcakes I would recommend Seven  Minute Frosting.

Another simple idea for a pareve patriotic treat is to make decorated sugar cookies. Whip up a batch of your favorite sugar cookie recipe and bake into star shapes. Once they have cooled, melt 4 ounces of semi sweet chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Dip half the cookies in the chocolate and pour some patriotic sprinkles like these from Wilton on top. Let cool and harden on parchment paper for 1-2 hours or until completely dry.





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