Independence Day may have come and gone, but freedom never goes out of style. Keep the spirit of the Fourth with these great dessert recipes. Who can deny Strawberry Ice Cream Cake, Summer Berry and Plum Pudding, or Raspberry-Rhubarb Tart? It doesn’t have to be a holiday to eat like a patriot. The best part: these recipes are really easy to do.

Just look at this one for Berries and Coconut Cream. It calls for 2 pounds of mixed berries (such as blackberries and raspberries), 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, a cup of heavy cream, and a half cup of cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez). All you have to do is toss the berries, sugar, and lime juice in a large bowl. Then, with an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream and cream of coconut until soft peaks form. Serve with the berries.

1. Berries and Coconut Cream

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2. Berry shortcake

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3. Ripe Blueberry Tart

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4. Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

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5. Cherry Pie

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6. Berry and Ice Cream Shortcakes

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7. Summer Berry and Plum Pudding

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8. Raspberry-Rhubarb Tart

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9. Blueberry Cobbler

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10. Strawberry Shortcake

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11. Raspberry Crostata

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12. Frozen Blueberry Lemonade

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13. Berry Vodka Spritzers

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14. Raspberry Fizz

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15. Strawberry Lemonade

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