Gluten-Free 4th of July desserts to try this year! From red, white, and blue recipes to desserts for a crowd, we’ve got something for everyone this summer!
Are you in summer mode yet? We’ve been living in the pool as often as we can, and we’ve had summer movies, vacations, and BBQs on our minds!
It’s wild to think that 4th of July is just a few weeks away! I’m a planner, so I’m always thinking ahead. If you eat gluten-free or you’re baking for someone who does, you might be thinking “what 4th of July desserts are gluten-free?”
Your 4th of July BBQ is about to get even more delicious!
Today, we’re going to give you LOTS of delicious ideas to choose from! From red, white, and blue gluten-free desserts to desserts that are perfect for a crowd, we’ve got something for everyone this 4th of July!
Let’s jump in!
The Best Gluten-Free 4th of July Dessert Ideas, At A Glance:
Red, White & Blue Gluten-Free Desserts for 4th of July
Let’s start with some fun red, white, and blue gluten-free dessert ideas! It’s always fun to play up the colors of the flag for the 4th of July and these pretty picks are sure to please!
4th of July Chex Mix
Okay, does it get any cuter than this patriotic snack mix? I love the cute colors, the crispy crunch, and how easy this is to scale for a big group. It’s perfect for munching on during games, movies, or fireworks! Such an easy glute-free 4th of July dessert recipe!
Gluten-Free Strawberry Crisp
Strawberry season is the perfect time to make this easy gluten-free strawberry crisp recipe! Bursting with fresh berry flavor & finished with a simple oat crumble, it’s summer’s favorite dessert.
Gluten-Free Blueberry Crisp
If you’re more of a blueberry person, this easy blueberry crisp recipe is BURSTING with blueberry flavor! I love the way the jammy filling pairs with the crispy crumble topping (and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!).
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Red velvet crinkle cookies are such a fun choice for the 4th! These fudgy gluten-free red velvet cookies get rolled in powdered sugar before they’re baked for a pretty crackled effect. So pretty & SO DELICIOUS!
Gluten-Free Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
These gluten-free brownie ice cream sandwiches channel all my nostalgic summer memories! They feel like the ones you’d get as a kid. The brownie stays soft & tastes delicious with ice cream sandwiched in the middle. Don’t miss all our fun flavor combinations & ways to decorate them in the post! There are so many fun ideas to choose from!
Gluten-Free Fruit Pizza Cookies
Aren’t these little gluten-free fruit pizza cookies adorable?! With their lemon sugar cookie base, light lemon cream cheese frosting, and fresh berries, this gluten-free 4th of July dessert recipe is as pretty as it is delicious. (They’re also SUPER EASY to make!)
Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
Speaking of fruit, if you’re looking for a lighter dessert option, I always make this fruit dip for family get-togethers. It’s so light and fresh, and a rainbow of colorful fruit (or just red, white, & blue fruits, like berries, grapes, bananas, and apples) sure make it look festive.
Gluten-Free Strawberry Cheesecake
Our Gluten-Free Strawberry Cheesecake recipe is a total showstopper no matter when you serve it, but it’s such a great gluten-free 4th of July dessert idea. With the reds and whites, it looks so festive!
Gluten-Free Desserts For A Crowd
It’s so fun to get together with family and friends on the 4th of July, and sometimes that can mean you need dessert for a crowd! These gluten-free 4th of July desserts are perfect for feeding a crowd (or easily scale up to feed even more!).
Gluten-Free Texas Sheet Cake
My go-to sheet cake for a crowd! This Texas chocolate sheet cake is delicious whether you add pecans or not (I often add them on half the cake or serve them on the side). This one always disappears!
Soft & Chewy Gluten-Free M&M Cookies
I love a soft, chewy M&M cookie, and these can easily be made even more patriotic with some red, white, and blue M&M candies!
Gluten-Free Lemon Bundt cake
This gluten-free lemon cake has a super plush, soft texture and it’s bursting with lemon flavor! It’s light and lovely enough for the summer–perfect for a 4th of July BBQ or cookout! You can even skip the glaze and serve it with dollops of whipped cream and fresh berries. It’s delicious either way!
Easy Gluten-Free M&M Brownies
I’ll basically never say no to a brownie, and these better-than-a-box-mix brownies are the perfect combination of chewy + chocolatey. With glossy tops, and plenty of M&Ms, they’re always a win! (Use seasonal M&Ms for a super cute touch!)
Gluten-Free Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies
These glute-free sprinkle chocolate chip cookies are SO much fun to make AND to eat! Their secret ingredient gives them incredible flavor, and you can swap in patriotic sprinkles if you want!
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Bars
All the soft, chewy sugar cookie flavor and texture you love, without any chilling or rolling! While I love the sweet look of pink frosting, you can easily leave the frosting white (or dye it red or blue!), then top these sugar cookie bars with red, white, and blue sprinkles for a fun, festive touch!
Gluten-Free Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie
It truly doesn’t get easier than this 4-INGREDIENT ice cream pie! We love the classic mint chocolate chip + oreo combo, but you can also make a few with different ice cream flavors and toppings–Cookies & Cream, double chocolate, vanilla, and caramel would all be delicious! (Plus, you can make them in advance & keep them in the freezer!)
Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie Bars
Everything you love about key lime made, just made easier! These gluten-free Key Lime Pie bars are fresh, bright, and so easy to make. A delicious, refreshing gluten-free 4th of July dessert recipe!
Gluten-Free Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats
The BEST rice krispies treats of my life!!! These easily scale up to feed a crowd and they’re perfect for summer since you don’t even need to turn on your oven! (Make sure you use gluten-free crisp rice cereal since Rice Krispies brand is NOT gluten-free!)
FAQ + Tips And Tricks For Gluten-Free 4th of July Treats
Keep Them Safe! Remember that if you’re serving gluten-free desserts for 4th of July, they need separate serving utensils than desserts that have gluten. Even small amounts of gluten can cause damage or illness to folks with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, so it’s important to keep gluten-free desserts & serving utensils separate from those that aren’t gluten-free to avoid cross-contamination.
What Are The Best Make-Ahead Desserts For 4th of July? I love our Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches or Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie since they can be made in advance and frozen. Then, you just need to pull them out when you’re ready! Or, our 4th of July Chex Mix since it’ll stay fresh for several days!