Looking for a festive Fourth of July dish that even your even the littlest patriots can enjoy? While there are plenty of red, white and blue desserts out there, we’ve curated a list of treats that are kid-friendly (i.e. no booze or caffeine) and simple enough you can almost make them with one baby on your hip. Click through the gallery to choose a treat that even your baby can smash into his mouth.

All American Berry Buttermilk Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake screams summer, and your little one will scream for more of this version, dressed up with blueberries and a flaky yet moist buttermilk shortcake. For the full recipe (including a gluten-free option), go to Boulder Locavore.

Photo: Boulder Locavore


What’s your little’s favorite festive treat? Tell us in a comment below.

— Eva Ingvarson Cerise