Jump in the kitchen and whip up one of these super fun 4th of July desserts. Heck - why don't you let your teen do the whole thing? Today, I am sharing with you three super easy desserts that are teen approved, full of sugar (LOL) but they aren't full of fake dyes. Have fun with your teen or preteen!
Sugar Cookie Flag Fruit Pizza
Patriotic Party Mix
Patriotic Berry Trifle
Make a Patriotic Berry Trifle like this one from Key Ingredient by layering pieces of torn angel food cake, strawberries, blueberries, and cream cheese mixed with heavy cream and sugar (or you can use cool whip mixed with cream cheese, that works too!)
Here is the recipe:
1 premade angel food cake
1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 pound room temperature cream cheese
2 cups heavy cream
2 pints blueberries
2 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced
Heat 1/4 cup sugar, the lemon juice and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove saucepan from the heat and stir in the almond extract.
Slice a premade angel food cake in half horizontally through the middle of the cake, creating two pieces. Brush both sides of each slice of cake with the syrup. Cut or tear the cake into 1-inch cubes.
Beat the remaining 2/3 cup sugar and the cream cheese with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Slowly add the cream and beat on medium-high speed until smooth and the consistency of whipped cream.
Arrange half of the cake cubes in the bottom of a 13-cup trifle dish or other similar dish. Sprinkle evenly with a layer of blueberries. Pour half of the cream mixture over the blueberries and spread gently. Top the cream with a layer of strawberries. Layer the remaining cake cubes on top of the strawberries, then top with more blueberries and add the remaining cream mixture. Finish with the remaining strawberries and blueberries, arranging them in a decorative pattern if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.