Red, White, & Blue Parfaits

For additional 4th of July Dessert idea inspiration, don’t miss an additional six fabulously easy ideas.

Welcome to my “Wow, it’s almost the 4th of July. Where has the summer flown?” edition of Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods.

With fresh fruit in season, it’s a wonderful time to celebrate the 4th of July with festive recipe ideas. Things don’t have to take a lot of time to be beautiful.

I love using my glass ware for serving fruit throughout the summer.

I think everyone should make one of these cakes at some time in their life. 🙂

You can make it from scratch or do it with simplicity and use a store bought cake mix. Just celebrate patriotism with this yummy and fun Patriotic Cake.
Make this simple recipe interactive and educationally fun for little ones. While you are making the cake, discuss with your family all the things that make them feel courageous. Take turns placing the “stars” onto the flag while stating one thing that makes this country such a wonderful place to live and grow up.



  • 30 – 35 strawberries
  • 1 Sheet Cake 13 x 9 inches
  • 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 (12 ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed


  1. Prepare 13 x 9 inch sheet cake. The sheet cake can be from
  2. a package or a cherished family recipe.
  3. Remove stems from
  4. Top sheet cake with whipped topping.
  5. Place
    strawberries and blueberries on whipped topping to create a
    flag design.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Do you remember my Strawberry Cheesecake Truffle?
If not, you really need to bookmark that recipe. 🙂
Take the same instructions/recipe and make it perfectly patriotic by adding blueberries instead of the chocolate.