Wednesday, June 15, 2022

How to Make a Tempting Red, White, and Blue Dessert


Red, White, and Blue Berry Combo

Want to learn how to make a tempting red, white, and blue dessert that’s perfect for Memorial Day, July 4th, your next picnic, or summer potluck?

Post Updated 5/22/2023


Put together this delicious, nutritious strawberry, blueberry, and coconut dessert to celebrate a national holiday or any day you crave a colorful, tasty treat.

Buy in-season, locally grown produce. This is an easy way to find strawberries and blueberries that are at the peak of their flavor and eye-appeal. 

In-season fruit and veggies are usually the ones on sale. If you have a green thumb, grow your own.


You're sure to see smiles on the faces of family and friends with this three ingredient recipe. It's a snap to assemble, so just follow the steps below.


1 Quart Organic Strawberries or about 16 oz. of berries that are hulled (see below)


1 Quart Organic Blueberries or about 16 oz., washed in cool water


1 Cup unsweetened shredded coconut (either fine or coarsely shredded)

What to do:

1. Wash and hull strawberries by doing the following:

a. Angle a small sharp knife and cut, in a circular motion, around the green leafy top of the strawberry and into the pale flesh directly underneath, being careful to remove core (hull) and discard, but not a lot of the flesh of the strawberry. 

Hulled Strawberries at Colors 4 Health

b. Then wash strawberries thoroughly in cold water before using.

2. Wash blueberries. Place them in a medium-sized glass bowl and mix them together with strawberries.

3. Sprinkle the berries with coconut flakes. Insert serving spoons into bowl and place on your picnic table. 

For a more formal touch, portion mixture out into individual dessert dishes or cocktail glasses.

Strawberries and blueberries contain many healthful elements. They are high in vitamin C and 
phytonutrients and have no cholesterol. 

The Environmental Working Group names conventionally grown strawberries as the number 1 offender on the 2023 "Dirty Dozen Produce List."

For more details about blueberry and strawberry health benefits read 6 Colorful Summer Fruit Superstars.

Healthy, Colorful, and Delicious Summer Berries

Shredded coconut adds a festive touch to this treat and provides fiber, iron, and healthy fat that satisfies and staves off hunger.

Isn't it amazing how simple and appealing a red, white, and blue dessert can be?

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What is your go-to picnic dessert? Is it watermelon? Sure hope you'll try this berry combo instead. If you make it, please let us know.

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  1. Delicious recipe , like summer :) thanks for your sharing...

    1. You are so right. Summer is delicious. Thanks for the comment and have a beautiful day.

  2. Nice, simple recipe. I love strawberries, blueberries and coconut. What a perfect combination! I give this a whirl.

    1. Thanks for the visit and comment. Let me know how the recipe works for you and have a beautiful day.

  3. Hi Nancy, I love your idea for a red, white, and blue holiday dessert. I'm with you on the strawberries being organic. I follow EWG suggestions too. I've been showing up as anonymous half the time, so It's Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog.

    1. Thanks Judee for the affirmation and comment. Have a terrific day.

  4. I want to toast the coconut.

    1. That sounds good too. Thanks for the visit and comment. Wishing you a beautiful day.

  5. love this easy treats for July 4, healthy and naturally sweet

    1. That is so true. Happy Friday and have a beautiful weekend.

  6. Berries are so healthy for everyone, and they make an attractive summertime dessert. Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 23.

    1. Enjoyed attending Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 23. Thanks for hosting and sharing the love. Have a beautiful day.

  7. Nancy, this is healthy and a beautiful summertime dessert. I love strawberries and blueberries anytime!

    Pam @ Everyday Living

  8. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - sorry to be stopping by so late. Hope to see you at tomorrow's party too! Enjoy the weekend.

    1. Thanks Helen. Have a fun time at the What's for Dinner party and great week.