Next weekend marks the Fourth of July, the celebration of America’s independence. What are you doing to celebrate the birth of our nation? Whether or celebration is large or small, it’s easy to put together a quick treat in the patriotic hues of red, white, and blue. Here’s a quick tip: some of summer’s favorite fruits share the same colors as the American flag! Combine red fruits like cherries, watermelon, or strawberries with blueberries and white fruits like bananas or apples, and you have an instant July 4th themed treat. Mmmmm! Try these delicious 5Ways to Use Fruit for the Fourth.
1. On a Tray
Red berries, cherries, and blueberries, oh my! Love the flag motif on this fruit and pretzel tray made by Family Fresh Meals.
2. In a Tart
I think tarts win every time in the cutest dessert category. Summer Scraps share an easy recipe for this patriotic little dessert offering.
3. On Ice
Honey & Birch shares this cool treat just in time for a hot July celebration. That’s fruit in frozen yogurt bark–this I must try!
4. On a Skewer
Stars and stripes forever! These watermelon stars with blueberry and marshmallow stripes are going to go fast at any Independence Day party. See how they are made at Almost Supermom.
5. With a Cherry on Top
Look at these fun mini banana splits from I Heart Naptime! Chocolate dipped bananas get festive with tiny star sprinkles.