Looking for an easy Fourth of July dessert? Combine strawberries and blueberries with whipped cream in a mason jar. Perfect Fourth of July dessert.

fourth of july dessert

When I was younger my mother declared I was going to be Betsy Ross for the Fourth of July parade.


Everyone else in the neighborhood just decorated up their bikes with streamers and pedaled up the hill to patriotic music.

Not my family.

Not my mother.

I mean why simply just ride a bike up a hill when you could dress the family up like the patriots of the American Revolution? I had a souped-up costume with petticoats and lace and blue gingham and black buckled shoes with an oversized ruffled hat

And I think my main responsibility was to drive Molly Pitcher around in a wagon eating a Fourth of July dessert.


fourth of july dessert strawberry*sigh*

It was patriotic and embarrassing all at the same time.

My mother told me I would be happy I wore that costume one day.

I told her never.

Never ever ever with strawberries on top.

And I totally meant it.

Except now I’m grown-up.

And so much smarter.

And now two little Betsy Rosses are going to march their patriotic selves in the parade this Fourth of July and have extra Fourth of July dessert because it’s an amazing adventure.

Let’s keep it between us. Please don’t let my mother know.

She loves being right. 🙂

fourth of july dessert strawberry dessert

Fourth of July Blueberry Strawberry Dessert


8 oz of low-fat vanilla yogurt

8 oz Cool Whip topping 

4 cups sliced strawberries

3 cups fresh blueberries

1/2 tsp. vanilla

fourth of july dessert whipped cream

1.  Combine yogurt and vanilla

Fold in Cool Whip.

Stir just enough until blended.


2.  Layer Cool Whip mixture in a pint-size mason jar.

For this Fourth of July dessert, I started with a layer of blueberries.

Followed by a layer of the Cool Whip mixture.

Followed by a layer of sliced strawberries.


3.  Keep layering your Fourth of July dessert until you reach the top of the mason jar.

Add the last layer of Cool Whip topping and finish with a strawberry.

Chill for an hour before serving.

This Fourth of July dessert is so good and easy to make.

The vanilla yogurt almost makes it taste a little like cheesecake.

My tiny Betsy Rosses loved them….

….and even Paul Revere asked for seconds. 🙂

PS You can see even more Fourth of July inspiration here.

Fourth of July Dessert

Looking for an easy Fourth of July dessert? Combine strawberries and blueberries with whipped cream in a mason jar. Perfect Fourth of July dessert.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 8 oz low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 8 oz Cool Whip topping 
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • 1.  Combine yogurt and vanilla.
    Fold in Cool Whip.
    Stir just enough until blended.
  • 2.  Layer Cool Whip mixture in a pint size mason jar.
    I started with a layer of blueberries.
    Followed by a layer of the Cool Whip mixture.
    Followed by a layer of sliced strawberries.
  • 3.  Keep layering until you reach top of mason jar.
    Add last layer of Cool Whip topping and finish with a strawberry.
  • 4. Chill for an hour before serving.

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  1. Image for Jenn Jenn

    I love anything Fourth of July. I grew up in Boston and Fireworks were a must see every year. Whether we secured a spot on the Esplanade, hopped in the boat for a venture on the 'Charles' or plopped ourselves on our roof, we always ended the days festivities with the sky lit up. My Dad loved anything Patriotic, he was a proud Vietnam Veteran and believed in fighting for and celebrating our country. He passed the month before I was due to give birth to my 1st child (due date was 7/20). My daughter and perhaps my Dad had other plans. 17 days after losing my Dad I was back at the same hospital along the 'Charles' giving birth to my little girl. Within a couple of hours of her arrival my husband pushed the bed to the window, the 'Pops' were playing on the television and we watched the sky light up once again.

  2. Image for Beth Beth

    Awe, come on, you mean there are no photos that document you as Betsey Ross? That would just make my day! :). Best, Beth C.

  3. Image for Teri Teri

    Okay, the dessert look lovely, BUT I'm SO jealous that you're going the 400 mile yard sale. It's on my bucket list. Can't wait to see your instagrams. I stalk you on instagram already.

  4. Image for Regina Regina

    Happy yard-sale-ing! When is the US 60 one? I can just see you as a tiny Betsy Ross. I know you were the cutest one ever - well, until your girls, that is! :) The dessert looks yummy and refreshing, and altogether patriotic!

  5. Image for Tina B Tina B

    You are NOT going to believe this...but I was Betsy Ross, too! Yup...for real! My mother sewed a traditional costume for me (including the ruffled bonnet) for the 4th of July parade in 1976...in honor, of course, for the 200th birthday of our country. The dress, apron and bonnet were pink with tiny roses...I still have the costume in the attic. I was in middle school...and wasn't that happy about it, but my friend and I both walked in the parade that year. Ya...good times...

  6. Image for Betsy(@coastal-colors) Betsy(@coastal-colors)

    This is just what I have been looking for; thanks for sharing it! Yummy! Enjoy the year sale! Fun, fun, fun!

  7. Image for Sheryll & Critters. Sheryll & Critters.

    I want a picture of you now..... bet you were just a beautiful, darling girl. If your moms reads this, please tell her we want a picture? And yummmm.....

  8. Image for Marydon Ford Marydon Ford

    'Morn Sweet Karianne ~ Love the patriotic family background being carried on ... & that dessert looks scrump-shous!! TTFN ~ Marydon

  9. Image for Miss Charming Miss Charming

    Oh, that looks yummy, Karianne! I just made something similar a few days ago and added angel food cake. Have fun on your yard sale adventure! (Sending good antler vibes your way...)

  10. Image for Lauren Lauren

    LOL - the things our parents did to us . . . and we in turn do to our kids! You really should have posted a picture of you in your costume. Love the idea of this dessert in a jar AND that's healthy!

  11. Image for gina gina

    Made these last year for the fourth, but didn't add the yogurt. This year I'll try it with the yogurt. Good idea! Funny how I hated my husband's deer antlers until I saw hem all over blogland!

  12. Image for Sheila Hagler Sheila Hagler

    The desserts look so yummy. I will have to try those. Good luck on your yard sale travels. Are you seriously looking for deer antlers? If you don't have any luck send me an email and I might be able to help you. Most of the men in this family are deer hunters. If you don't mind me asking(I know it is in one of your past post), the artwork that is the words to Garth Brooks "The Dance", where did you find that? Have a great week-end. Sheila

  13. Image for Cindy Cindy

    If you're looking for deer antlers, go to Wallace, Idaho, you will find them in several of the stores there. Some of them are from a fellow in British Columbia, Canada who sells them to shop owners there. Your dessert looks very patriotic!!! Long live the red, white and blue. Hugs, cindy

  14. Image for shirley@housepitalitydesigns shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    A dessert Betsy Ross would be proud to serve!...Have fun at the yard sale...hope you find great things..no t-shirts...

  15. Image for Barbara F Barbara F

    That dessert is too pretty to eat - can't wait to make it! I'm raising my hand along with the others who want to see pictures of you as Betsy Ross. :)

  16. Image for Lynn Lynn

    LOL...I can just see those Bestys now. We have a several families hear that do the Civil War Reinactments and they come to all the parades and festivals and they are quite authentic but I get the most pleasure watching the faces and expressions upon their children's faces. The desert is so perfect! It makes for a beautiful picture and so easy. The best of both worlds. Thanks for sharing you wonderful ideas.

  17. Image for Elisabeth Elisabeth

    I made this for a brunch I had the other day but instead of using Cool Whip I whipped Heavy Whipping Cream. Thank you for the suggestion. It was very tasty and everyone liked it!

  18. Image for Jann Olson Jann Olson

    This looks so yummy. I must make it! I have to tell you that this story made me smile. I dressed my youngest son, Dalan as Uncle Sam for our neighborhood bike parade when he was about 6 or 7. Still love those pics of him! Hopped over from Bj's. Happy to be a new follower. hugs, Jann

  19. Image for Kimberly Duncan Kimberly Duncan

    Such a cute idea! Perfect for my "July in a Jar: Patriotic Party Favors for the Fourth" article! Feel free to like, comment, share: https://www.veteransunited.com/spouse/patriotic-party-favors-for-the-fourth/

  20. Image for Karri Karri

    Help! does anyone know how many servings this recipe makes? I need to make it for 25 people. Thanks for the help, Karri

  21. Image for Kristen Kristen

    I make a very similar dessert with layers or angel food cake and vanilla pudding with blueberries, strawberries, bananas and cool whip. I love the mason jar idea!

  22. Image for Cecilia Cecilia

    That looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it. We got married on July 2nd. I think this will make a wonderful anniversary dessert! Lol, my twin sis and I were number five and six...Mom was too tired to dress us up in costume. What a sweet memory for you. :D A picture of you in costume would have been the perfect picture to add to this post. I bet you were so cute.

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