10 Patriotic Memorial Day Desserts

Family Favorite Memorial Day Dessert Recipes

These Memorial Day desserts will put everyone in a patriotic spirit. Whether you're planning a big cookout or picnic for a large group or a family barbecue, these red, white and blue dessert recipes will put provide the ideal finish for a Memorial Day gathering.

  • 01 of 08
    Flag cake
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    What could be more patriotic for a Memorial Day barbecue than this flag cake? This flag cake is fun to decorate with the kids (it's easier than it looks), and everyone will be impressed with it.

  • 02 of 08
    Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
    Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. Stephanie Gallagher

    This no-bake ice cream sandwich cake recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. I like to use a combination of strawberry ice cream sandwiches and regular ice cream sandwiches, but feel free to use whichever kind you like. Be sure to allow several hours for this cake to freeze completely before serving.

  • 03 of 08

    Patriotic Cupcakes

    Patriotic Cupcakes
    Patriotic Cupcakes. Stephanie Gallagher

    These patriotic cupcakes make a terrific Memorial Day dessert recipe. The batter is tinted red, white and blue. Then the cupcakes are frosted with buttercream frosting and topped with fresh blueberries.

  • 04 of 08

    Apple Pie

    Apple Pie
    Apple Pie. Stephanie Gallagher

    Apple pie is the all-American dessert, making a terrific way to finish a Memorial Day picnic.

    A homemade crust makes this apple pie recipe especially tasty. And the combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and mace gives this apple pie recipe unforgettable flavor.

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  • 05 of 08
    Blueberry pie
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    Memorial Day desserts should signal the start of summer, and this double-crust blueberry pie recipe definitely does. Bursting with fresh blueberries, this pie is sweet and juicy. Serve with homemade whipped cream.​

  • 06 of 08
    Patriotic Poke Cake
    Poke Cake. Stephanie Gallagher

    You can make poke cakes any color you like, but there are a few things that make this patriotic poke cake different. Unlike typical poke cakes, this one is not made with Jello. It's made with coconut milk, which lends incredible moisture to this cake -- almost tastes like tres leches cake!

  • 07 of 08

    S'mores

    S'mores
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    What better want to end a Memorial Day BBQ than with toasting marshmallows for s'mores? The adults will like this all-American patriotic dessert as much as the kids!

  • 08 of 08

    Strawberry Ice Cream

    Strawberry ice cream
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    There is nothing like the flavor of homemade ice cream. And this strawberry ice cream is a dessert your Memorial Day guests will talk about for months to come. What they won't know is just how simple it is to make!