31 Healthy Fourth of July Desserts

The Fourth of July is of course all about celebrating Independence and the Birth of America, but fireworks and barbecues are all part of the celebrating--and dessert is always a special part of any celebration! How about making some of these Healthy Fourth of July Desserts part of your celebration this year?

collage of healthy fourth of july desserts

One of the nice things about the Fourth of July, is it's right in the middle of summer so most people in the US are able to celebrate by being outdoors. And summertime is also the time when fruits are in season, making it easier to grace your dessert table with the natural sweetness of fruit instead of refined sugar.

Berries are a fantastic compliment to this holiday due to their intense red and blue colors, of course. But these healthy desserts aren't just for the Fourth. I'm sure you'll be tempted to make these amazing Fourth of July Treats all year--and not just in the summer!

All of the recipes featured here are gluten-free and  refined sugar-free, and have no artificial colors either. Who needs them when you have all this gorgeous natural color from the fruits themselves!

Healthy Fourth of July Desserts

Following are an amazing assortment of Gluten-free Fourth of July Desserts--many are paleo, all are dairy-free, or have dairy-free options, and all are easily done low-carb.

For more details on special diet options, see the notes following the luscious desserts.

And as a prelude to the sweet patriotic goodies, try some of these Healthy Fourth of July Recipes on for size!

Easy & Healthy Fruit Dessert Pizza

This dessert pizza looks amazing, doesn't it? Super festive and refreshing too!
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Easy & Healthy Fruit Dessert Pizza

Homemade Fruit Popsicles for the Fourth of July

These Homemade Fruit Popsicles Are The Perfect Dessert For The 4th Of July With Their Red, White, And Blue Hues!
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Homemade Fruit Popsicles for the Fourth of July

Whipped Coconut Pudding

This Whipped Coconut Pudding tastes great on its own and it doubles as a fantastic healthy dairy-free & low-carb alternative for whipped cream for topping any dessert!
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coconut milk pudding with berries in glass dessert cups

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars

I'm drooling over these refreshing No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars that are dairy and gluten-free!
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No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars

3-Ingredient Strawberry Sage Popsicles

These Strawberry Popsicles have an interesting twist--sage! Believe it or not, this makes for an intriguing and delicious pairing you need to try!
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3 Ingredient Vegan Strawberry Sage Popsicles - a Super Quick and Healthy Snack that's great for summer and all year round.

The Best Paleo Blueberry Pie

This blueberry pie looks so amazing--I can't believe it's Paleo, gluten free, and refined sugar free! Perfect for summer time!
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The Best Paleo Blueberry Pie

Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip

This Health Vegan Chocolate Dip is sure to be the hit of your gathering when paired with fruit, marshmallows or cake. It's low-carb and can be made with any sweetener you like.
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Hand dipping strawberry in a bowl of chocolate placed on a plate full of berries, strawberries and blueberries

Paleo Sheet Cake

This Paleo Sheet Cake is perfectly decorated with luscious colorful berries--the perfect healthy dessert for the Fourth!
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Paleo Sheet Cake

Gluten-free Oatmeal Cake

This Oatmeal Cake is simple to make ahead for a special healthy treat. It's gluten-free with vegan options and tastes great topped with whipped cream or coconut whipped cream too!
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vegan oatmeal cake with berries on top in white pan with spatula

Paleo Strawberry Shortcake

Classic strawberry shortcake done Paleo with an easy and quick gluten free biscuit! What a showstopper!
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Paleo Strawberry Shortcake

Superfood Berry Popsicles

Cool off with these super healthy and super patriotic popsicles that are berry loaded with nutrition.
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Kids holding three berry popsicles in colorful sticks

Dairy-free Coconut Panna Cotta 2 Ways--The Perfect Easy Fancy Dessert

This Dairy-free Coconut Vegan Panna Cotta Recipe sounds fancy, but it's a very easy recipe. Easily made sugar free & low carb too!
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dairy-free panna cotta in dessert cups

Silky Smooth Bean Fudge

Yes, this is fudge made with beans! This vegan fudge is delicious, but not as heavy as traditional fudge--even non-bean lovers will love beans when they try them this way.
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Healthy Bean Fudge - gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, vegan

Paleo No-Bake Raspberry Cream Pies

No bake is always a great idea in the heat of summer and these are so tempting. These paleo no-bake raspberry cream pies have a super smooth and creamy filling and a cashew and toasted coconut-based crust.
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Paleo No-Bake Raspberry Cream Pies

Citrus Drizzle Cake

This amazing summer cake is bursting with citrus flavors and a touch of honey.
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Citrus Drizzle Cake

Berry Swirl Frozen Yogurt Bark

Light, cool and refreshing frozen yogurt bark topped with swirls of jam and fresh berries--made with only three ingredients.
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Berry Swirl Frozen Yogurt Bark

Red, White, and Blue Watermelon Pizza

Isn't this just too fun? It's a dairy-free treat that is perfect for any summer party and ready in minutes--whole30, Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free.
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Red, White, and Blue Watermelon Pizza

No-Bake Vegan Lemon Berry Cheesecake Cups

These mini no-bake vegan lemon berry cheesecake cups are the perfect treat for cheesecake lovers who want a healthier lower sugar and dairy-free option. Make a bunch and store in the freezer for your celebration, or anytime! They're Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free & vegan.
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No-Bake Vegan Lemon Berry Cheesecake Cups

Raw Strawberry Pie

This pie from is not only seasonal, beautiful, fragrant and delicious, but there is no cooking required. It's just the perfect summer treat!
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Raw Strawberry Pie

Blueberry Chia Pudding (vegan and keto)

This Blueberry Chia Pudding is the perfect healthy easy and delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert!
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blueberry chia pudding in glass mugs on small white plate with gold spoons

Grain-Free Red, White, and Blue Fruit Tart

This tart is lovely and super adaptable to any kind of fruit. Of course the berries are perfect for the Fourth! Use a vegan lemon curd if needed.
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Grain-Free Red, White, and Blue Fruit Tart

Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

This simple crumble combines the natural sweetness of strawberries with the tartness of rhubarb for the perfect summer dessert.
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Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Firecracker Popsicles

These fun firecracker popsicles will be a sure hit, plus they are easy to make and of course super festive!
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Firecracker Popsicles

Healthy Berry Crisp

This Healthy Berry Crisp Recipe is the perfect end to your Fourth of July festivities. It’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and has no refined sugar.
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Healthy Berry Crisp

Strawberry and Blueberry "Cheese-Like" Cake

This luscious and creamy Strawberry and Blueberry “Cheese-like” Cake is completely gluten and dairy free--and lovely too!
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Strawberry and Blueberry "Cheese-Like" Cake

Fresh Berries and Whipped Coconut Cream Tart

This grain-free tart recipe has a crumbly cinnamon almond shell topped with fresh berries and whipped coconut cream--yum!
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Fresh Berries and Whipped Coconut Cream Tart

Key Lime Popsicles

Get the delicious flavor of key limes in these dairy-free popsicles that are low-carb with a vegan option.
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Key Lime Popsicles

Keto Berry Parfait

This parfait is simple to make using whatever keto pound cake you like, topped with whipped coconut cream.
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Keto Berry Parfait

Layered Watermelon Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting

The perfect cake for someone who's needing a dessert that is everything-free!
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Layered Watermelon Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting

No-Bake Red, White, and Blue Flag Cookies

These cold sweet honey oatmeal bars with coconut cream topping beneath layers of berries look so tempting, plus they're no bake so--no heating up the kitchen!
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No-Bake Red, White, and Blue Flag Cookies

Grain-Free Fresh Berry Cake

This Grain-free Berry Cake is similar to a clafoutis, a French dessert of fruit arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.
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Grain-Free Fresh Berry Cake

Special Diet Notes: 

Low Carb Options: if a crust is higher carb, you can adjust it to make it lower carb by using another crust, such as the one in this post.

Also, if you need to eat lower carb you can use a low carb sweetener as an alternative.

Dairy-free: If you are dairy-free, and a recipe calls for yogurt or milk, just sub in dairy-free milk and coconut milk yogurt or another dairy-free yogurt. Cream cheese can be replaced with a vegan cream cheese alternative like the homemade version in this post.

Egg-free: If a recipe calls for eggs and coconut flour (there are only a few of those), it will be tough to make it without eggs, but you could sub in almond flour for the coconut flour and attempt a conversion. I haven't worked out how to do this yet but will try to do it and update with that later.

AIP: Some of the recipe here are easily converted to AIP. If a recipe calls for flour, you could use Tiger Nut Flour or Cassava Flour. For sweeteners, stick to honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar.  For egg, use a gelatin egg substitute or another acceptable alternative, and for nut flours, you can try the cassava or tiger nut flours, making appropriate substitutions as outlined in this post, but you will need to do the reverse.

I can't guarantee how the AIP recipes will turn out, since that's a lot of alterations, but they are worth trying for sure. And if you're like me, perfection isn't necessary. I just want something good and healthy to eat!

With all of these great options to choose from, it will be hard to make just one!

Which of these Healthy Fourth of July Desserts is your favorite?

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  1. Looks delicious! I'm also trying to switch to a healthier lifestyle and started to mine for healthy recipes like yours. Your blog posts are super inspiring for me in this phase, thanks!

    1. You are so welcome and I agree—I felt like celebrating the whole time I was putting the post together :)!