For a little something sweet this July 4th, try an all-American dessert like cherry pie, ice cream sandwiches, or a smorgasbord of classic cookies.
A light and festive frozen dessert perfect for feeding a crowd.
A light and creamy chocolate ice cream made from cocoa powder, brown sugar, whole eggs, and cream.
This simple cake puts olive oil's best attributes center stage.
Brown butter and toasted sugar take this classic vanilla cake to the next level.
This eggless mousse is light, creamy, and refreshing, with an herbal aroma that pairs beautifully with fresh fruit.
Excellent chocolate chip cookies that just happen to be vegan.
Toasted oats, cinnamon, and vanilla give this brown sugar ice cream all the flavor of your favorite cookie.
All the convenience of a boxed mix, combined with the satisfaction totally homemade chocolate brownies.
This cake couldn't be easier—it's made, and baked, right in a cast iron skillet.
An old-school Southern classic fit for a crowd.
Taste the rainbow!
Rather than a heavy curd, this ice cream is based on a whole egg custard to keep its flavor refreshing and light.
In a cast iron skillet, classic chocolate chip cookie dough bakes up extra chewy and crisp around the edges.
Meet the secret love child of Key lime pie and lemon meringue.
Honor your nana with this kicked-up grasshopper pie.
Thick and creamy chocolate mousse, no eggs or gelatin required!
Fragrant, chocolaty, and rich (but just a little playful, too).
Roasted black sesame paste gives this brown sugar ice cream its characteristic color and flavor.
A scoop of cookies 'n' cream in...cookie form?
A no-fuss method for classic apple pie.
Crunchy lemon-ginger cookies with a refreshing creme filling.
Grill your fruit, grill your cake, grill your sauce.
Oreos in a creamy, scoop-shop form.
Chocolate and vanilla, together forever.
A bright-purple cake that tastes as good as it looks.
A simple, no-fuss summer dessert.
This eggless ice cream tastes like pure cherries and nothing more.
Simple, low-stress, and eminently satisfying.
Crushed cookies give this silky ice cream cozy notes of caramel and spice.
Rich, creamy, and bursting with bold coffee flavor.
A timeless classic.
How to make the world's best caramelized biscuits.
Angel food cake gets a toasted-sugar tan.
The classic flavors of spring.
A sweet 'n' sour rhubarb crisp, with a hearty brown sugar/oatmeal streusel topping.
Cakey-cookie lovers, unite!
Cold and refreshing fudge pops, with just six ingredients.
Take advantage of your farmers-market haul with a mixed-fruit pie.
This summer, you don't even need an ice cream maker to beat the heat!
A rich, butterscotch-y ice cream that makes the perfect sundaes.
Better than the classic dish pie.
A summertime classic, perfected.
Beautiful and crisp.
Crispy on bottom, flaky on top, and nothing but sweet-tart perfection inside.
This easy pie dough recipe doesn't require special equipment or training.
The sweetest sandwich around.
Save your cherry pits from the trash with this simple recipe.
No-bake cookies made from gooey caramel, creamy milk chocolate, and crunchy rice.
If there's one thing gluten-free does well, it's light and tender!
Delicate, uber-fluffy, and tender.
Crisp-tender cookies with a gooey milk-candy filling.
These cookies are like a cross between lemon shortbread and cotton candy.
Soft, rich lemon bars that slice into neat squares.
These snickerdoodles have crispy edges and chewy middles, with a rich and tender crumb beneath their shimmery crusts.
Thick and chewy oatmeal cookies with crispy edges and butterscotch-y middles.
This is the pie for all you gooey-pie-lovers out there (and you know who you are).
Maximum return for minimum investment.
Lightly sweetened peaches topped with a moist and tender biscuit that's perfect for soaking up all those juices.
This no-bake, no-cook strawberry pie really makes the most of perfect summer berries.
Salty snacks replace the rice cereal in this chocolaty spin on a childhood classic.
This ice cream nails that fresh berry flavor without compromising on a rich, creamy texture.
Chill out with these red velvet treats.
Fresh mint ice cream with lacy straciatella swirls.
An easy (and fancy-seeming) cherry dessert.
Upgraded with rich, dark maple syrup.
An ice cream for the most hardcore chocolate lover.
A delicious caramel candy coated with chocolate and salted peanuts.
Dark chocolate and creamy Nutella cheesecake on a crumbly Oreo crust.
Fudgy brownies topped with generous dollops of homemade dulce de leche and crunchy sea salt.
Rich brown butter and maple syrup become a quick caramel, used to both candy the pecans and coat freshly popped popcorn.
All you need is five minutes, three ingredients, and a food processor.
It'll be the freshest, fluffiest ice cream you'll ever taste.
Light, tender, and delicious.
An ice cream pie with all of the flavors of your favorite candy bar.
Graham cracker cake layered with dulce de leche-spiked chocolate mousse and topped with toasted bourbon-marshmallow icing.
Juicy macerated strawberries, strawberry compote, and tangy yogurt are spooned into this refreshing, light dessert.
Fresh lemon curd and blueberry compote are spooned into this flavorful dessert.
Rich blackberries with brown sugar and a touch of clove.
The classic creamsicle gets an upgrade with tangy yogurt and a big jolt of orange zest.
The ice cream topping that hardens into a chocolate candy shell.
A tender cream cheese dough, filled with lots of fresh berries.
When cookie meets crumble, delicious things happen.
Juicy oven-roasted plums sweetened with cinnamon sugar top buttery and flaky puff pastry.
Homemade rich, soft frozen custard like the stuff you'll find at Kopp's, Leon's, and all sorts of custard shops around the South and Midwest.
Soft, creamy, and delicious.
These moist cupcakes get a punch of flavor from coconut milk and chopped coconut.
Fruity Pebbles cereal adds color and vibrant flavor to pretty but bland sprinkles.
Skip the hot oven and make this creamy dessert.
For die hard lovers of the ice cream cone, here's an ice cream that tastes just like one.
These rich cupcakes get a double whammy of tangy sour cream in the cake and the frosting.
Like a more refreshing (and unusual) blueberry cobbler.
Tart lime ice cream is just one step away from becoming a dead-ringer for key lime pie.
Because you always need portable pie.
This creamy, boozy, no-bake chocolate pie is rich with mocha.
No need for a campfire.
A new way to serve fruit salad at your Independence Day feast.
Frozen banana popsicles coated in chocolate and nuts.
Serve this banana ice cream solo or smoosh it between two peanut butter oat cookies.
Buttery shortbread is topped with salted cashews and gooey caramel.
This pie pays homage to the humble peanut butter and banana sandwich.
A cookout favorite.
Cool off with this no-bake pie.
When it's too hot to bake, crumb crusts are here to save the day!
Punched up with hazelnuts and white chocolate.
This dessert replaces the finicky biscuits with moist, tender, fool-proof cupcakes.
When an ordinary bowl of ice cream just won't do.
This airy, creamy dessert has a good dose of tropical freshness
Moist and rich cake with a thick layer of chocolate icing.
A childhood favorite, homemade.
A picnic-perfect dessert.
This summery tart has a graham cracker crust, a creamy lemon filling, and a topping of fresh berries.
Cold, creamy, and delicious.
These crisp peanut butter cookies have layers of flavor and plenty of texture thanks to chunky peanut butter and whole roasted peanuts.