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July 4th Desserts

Sweeten up your holiday with recipes for brownies, pies, ice cream treats, fruit salad and adorable partriotic red, white and blue cakes, cookies and more.

Homemade Fudge Ice Pops

Homemade Fudge Ice Pops

Homemade Fudge Ice Pops

On hot summer days, these are my kids' favorite frozen treats. They're healthy and economical, too.

Frosty Raspberry Parfaits

Frosty Raspberry Parfaits

Frosty Raspberry Parfaits

My layered dessert looks so elegant and pretty. It gets compliments every time I serve it. Parfaits are a traditional part of our Fourth of July buffet. —Clare Hafferman, Kalispell, Montana

Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

“Each time I make brownies, half the batch goes to friends and the rest ends up in this ice cream," says Agnes. "For crunch, I sometimes add a half-cup of chopped nuts.”
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Ice Cream Bowls

Ice Cream Bowls

Ice Cream Bowls

Once you sample these homemade waffle ice cream bowls from out Test Kitchen, you'll want to serve them time and again! You can either prepare them with pretty designs in a special pizzelle cookie maker or without designs in the oven.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Double Blueberry Pie

Double Blueberry Pie

Double Blueberry Pie

Blueberry lovers are sure to enjoy this mouthwatering deep-dish pie.—Jay Holzworth, Murray, Utah

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

With just a few ingredients, including red, white and blue sprinkles, these sweet frozen treats are sure to make your family ooh and aah!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Tart Cherry Lattice Pie

Tart Cherry Lattice Pie

Tart Cherry Lattice Pie

Whenever my mom is invited to a party or potluck, everyone requests her homemade double-crust fruit pies. In the summer, she uses fresh, tart cherries for this recipe. I love a slice topped with vanilla ice cream. — Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio

Cake Roll with Berries

Cake Roll with Berries

Cake Roll with Berries

“Mom always had fresh-baked desserts like this one for us every week. We all love this cake’s cream filling and fresh strawberries.” —Nancy Kreiser, Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Strawberry Orange Ice Cream

Strawberry Orange Ice Cream

Strawberry Orange Ice Cream

Nothing says "Welcome Home" to out-of-town relatives as well as homemade ice cream. I make this for every family reunion. —Barbara Sue Jones, Cedar City, Utah

Delicious Ice Cream Dessert

Delicious Ice Cream Dessert

Delicious Ice Cream Dessert

We appreciate a cool creamy dessert like this in summer. It stays fresh in the freezer for one week. Top with the fudgy sauce before serving. — Mrs. Earl Brewer, Jackson, Mississippi

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Our sons enjoy helping me make this rich and creamy ice cream. It's better than any store-bought variety. —Marcia Peters, Baldwin City, Kansas
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