On the 4th of July we often find ourselves gathered with friends and family to celebrate, watch fireworks and eat delicious food. Whether you’re at a potluck picnic in the park or a backyard BBQ, gluten free 4th of July desserts are a must. I’m usually in charge of desserts in our family – here are a few of my favorites to bring to a 4th of July party.
Gluten Free Flag Cake with Berries
This gorgeous gluten-free American Flag Cake is perfect for any patriotic holiday. This festive cake boasts a moist and delicious, from-scratch, vanilla cake base. Topped with our favorite buttercream frosting and fresh berries, this cake is one of my favorite gluten free 4th of July desserts of all time!
Fresh Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries
This adorable fresh watermelon “cake” is actually a whole, peeled watermelon! Topped with freshly whipped cream and summer berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, this is a not-too-sweet treat that we will enjoy all summer long.
Gluten Free “IT’S-IT” Ice Cream Sandwich
This recipe is a copycat “IT’S-IT” and obviously, my version is gluten-free! IT’S-ITs are an ice cream sandwich comprised of a scoop of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies. Then the whole thing is dunked in dark chocolate. This gluten free version is just as good as I remember (or even better)! The cookies stay crispy, the chocolate coating is so rich and delicious. It’s an amazing flavor combination that I know you’ll love!
Gluten Free Peach Blueberry Cobbler
This delicious and easy Peach Blueberry Cobbler is bursting with summertime flavors. Juicy peaches and ripe blueberries are tossed with a touch of cinnamon and cardamom to bring out their flavor. It’s topped with a gluten free cobbler that is so crisp and buttery! Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream (or two) and a spoon to scoop up all the luscious juices.
Homemade Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream
Summer means ice cream – and there is nothing more delicious than homemade! I’ve been making ice cream for years, and I’m pretty solidly on Team Non-Custard (AKA Philadelphia style ice cream). When you make ice cream without a custard base, it literally takes five minutes to get it ready to go in the ice cream maker. A quick blitz in the blender is all that’s required to prep this, then it’s 30 long minutes until you have the creamiest, most delicious ice cream ever. I promise that it’s very easy to make ice cream from home.
I wish you a very happy, safe and sane, long holiday weekend full of friends, family, and fun. And most importantly, plenty of gluten free 4th of July desserts!