How did the 4th of July get here so fast? It is hard to believe the kid’s are at their halfway point of their summer break. We are planning a quiet family get together at home for the holiday. My husband will be manning the grill, cooking hot dogs and burgers for the kids and chicken breasts for he and I. I will boil a few dozen eggs because they are the hero of two of our favorite BBQ foods. I am making our traditional Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad, and my Cheddar and Bacon Deviled Eggs. But what about dessert?
Because it is so hot here in July, I want to make a light dessert. Caitlin loves to help me in the kitchen and two of her favorite desserts she likes to make have Jello in them! I think there is something about the layering. I think it is because it lets out her creative side. One of the snacks she will make is her Layered Jello Cups (the non alcoholic kind of course) and this super easy Patriotic Parfait Recipe.
I love this recipe because it is super cheap and so easy to make. All you need is a few boxes of Jello and a few boxes of pudding and some fresh blueberries. It takes just a few minutes to make. The most lengthy part of the recipe is waiting for the Jello to set so you can add your pudding. I recommend you keep this dessert in the fridge until you are ready to serve it. This one will not do well in the heat.
- (2) boxes of red jello (I used raspberry, but cherry and black cherry work well too)
- (2) boxes of white chocolate pudding
- (4) cups of cold milk (do not use soy as it will not set)
- 1 cup of blueberries
- Prepare your jello according to directions. Set aside. Lightly spray the inside of your parfait glass with vegetable oil.
- Pour in ¾-1 cup of jello (depending on what size dish you have) into each of your parfait dishes. Place in fridge for at least an hour, or until firm.
- Prepare your pudding according to directions. Immediately pour in ¾-1 cup of pudding into each parfait glass. Allow to set for at least 2 hours.
- Repeat steps two and three above. Top with blueberries and serve!
What is your favorite 4th of July dessert?
Dee saysJuly 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm
Now I like this dish! This would be a great dish to take to a cook out or to a family gathering. I love that it simple to make and that I can add and take ingredients out to make it suite various occasions.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) saysJuly 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm
That would be a huge hit at my 4th of July cookout next week. It sounds delicious.
Jeanette saysJuly 1, 2016 at 4:18 pm
I can’t wait to try this over the weekend! I love these kinds of desserts!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysJuly 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm
That looks awesome! There’s nothing better than pudding and Jell-O together. I love how cute it is AND how easy.
Shauna saysJuly 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm
Oh my goodness, that looks like so much fun. I love ways to make each holiday fun and unique and this would do the trick for the 4th. Thanks for the idea
Danielle saysJuly 1, 2016 at 6:22 pm
This looks super easy and fun. It would definitely be a nice themed dessert this weekend.
lisa saysJuly 1, 2016 at 7:40 pm
This looks like a great holiday dessert! I would love to make it if we weren’t going to be out of town.
LauraOinAK saysJuly 1, 2016 at 8:55 pm
I love all the patriotic colors in this dessert. But, I especially like that it isn’t very complicated to make.
Winona Rogers saysJuly 1, 2016 at 9:20 pm
What an awesome dish to take to a Fourth of July cookout.
Jennifer saysJuly 1, 2016 at 9:32 pm
I am having people over this weekend but don’t host a lot. This would be a great dessert for the party!
janis saysJuly 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm
This parfait looks delish! I haven’t made one in ages, but I think now I have too!
Emily saysJuly 2, 2016 at 12:53 am
What a perfect treat for 4th of july! It looks absolutely gorgeous. Would even work as a center piece on the food table!
Dawn gibson-thigpen saysJuly 2, 2016 at 1:25 am
OK so you totally had me at easy. I love delicious foods or desserts that are easy to prepare.
Aimee Smith saysJuly 2, 2016 at 1:53 am
This is almost too pretty to eat! ALMOST! I can;t wait to try this!
Dawn Lopez saysJuly 2, 2016 at 2:12 am
This looks like an amazing dessert for this weekend’s festivities. I bet it tastes as good as it looks too!
OurFamilyWorld saysJuly 2, 2016 at 4:37 am
That looks so pretty and yummy. I love easy recipes like this. My family would love this.
Michele D saysJuly 2, 2016 at 8:33 am
Love simple desserts that taste amazing! You’re pictures are amazing! I need a spoonful now!
Liz Mays saysJuly 2, 2016 at 9:23 am
This is totally perfect for the holiday and easy is the way to go. I can’t wait to put it together!
Terri Beavers saysJuly 2, 2016 at 9:38 am
I would love to make this for when the kids return from camp. They won’t be here on the 4th but they’ll get to enjoy it when they get home. I’m not sure that I have a favorite 4th of July recipe but this one could be it.
The Cubicle Chick saysJuly 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm
This is a great fourth of July treat for this hot weather. and very easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing the recipe. – Yolonda
Jeanine saysJuly 2, 2016 at 2:58 pm
That looks like perfection! No way anything I make could look that good! It looks delicious and perfect for the 4th celebrations!
Stephanie saysJuly 2, 2016 at 10:38 pm
How perfect for the fourth of July! I think my family would totally love this, especially my 6 year old.
Christy Garrett saysJuly 3, 2016 at 10:41 am
This sounds like a great dessert. You can even make it sugar free so that your not eating a ton of sugar. Or even use Greek yogurt instead of pudding. Yum!!!
Lori Felix saysJuly 3, 2016 at 4:41 pm
My dad use to make a red, white and blue jello mold for our Fourth of July celebration and it was always a big hit with everyone. Your patriotic parfait looks delicious too and is perfect for the holiday.
Chubskulit Rose saysJuly 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm
Now, this is the kind of treat I would love to have! The best part iss, it only needs four ingredients.
Lynndee saysJuly 4, 2016 at 9:36 am
That is almost too pretty to eat! 🙂 I can’t wait to try it. Bet it is delicious! Happy 4th!
Autumn Reo saysJuly 4, 2016 at 10:12 am
This is so beautiful! We make these on a smaller scale but I love the presentation for the bigger one! Love it!
MAGGIE BRANCH saysJuly 5, 2016 at 7:47 am
Parfait looks great. THis is so attractive and would be a great addition to any buffet line! I love how it is so big, which would be very appropriate for my giant family!
Tiffany Hathorn saysJuly 5, 2016 at 9:51 am
I bet my son would love to devour that entire thing. Very pretty to look at, as well. I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend.
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen saysJuly 5, 2016 at 5:11 pm
Oh wow! This looks elegant to serve on fourth of July parties and so easy to do too!
Amy Green saysFebruary 10, 2017 at 11:17 pm
My birthday is a week after the Fourth of July. I have always loved the red, white and blue/Star-Spangled motif year-round, not just around my birthday! You can imagine what a big Wonder Woman fan I am. I love that your dessert incorporates so many fruits plus I cannot resist whipped cream! I think I might go for the black cherry Jell-O just to ‘zing’ things up!
mycraftingworld saysJuly 14, 2017 at 7:35 am
This sounds wonderful and so light and refreshing in the summer. I have made something like this except I used Cool Whip instead of white chocolate pudding. But yours sounds more creamy yummy.