Whether your’re celebrating our Nation’s independence or just looking for a delicious summer dessert, you’ll want to make this no-bake red velvet dessert lasagna.
This flag is nearly anatomically correct with 13 strips representing the original 13 colonies and nearly the correct number of blueberries for the 50 states – there’s only 49. But if you can overlook that minor glitch, this easy no-bake dessert should appear at several events this summer with COPA American currently underway (USA plays Argentina tomorrow), July 4th around the corner, and the Olympics in August. Or make it on any random day and just chuck the berries on top.
But for those of you looking to celebrate our nation, as an added bonus there are red velvet Oreos inside, continuing the red and white strips theme. Heck yea red velvet Oreos! And layered between them is a cheesecake-like filling because nothing pairs better with red velvet than cream cheese.
I actually served this yesterday when we had friends over to cookout and then watch the basketball final game #7 which ended with one of my Cleveland-born friends running out of my house screaming with excitement. It was absolutely hilarious and you better believe we captured it on video.
Two years ago: Caramelized Cheetos
Three years ago: Chicken Taco Salad with Quesadilla Strips
Five years ago: Zucchini Bread
NO-BAKE PATRIOTIC DESSERT LASAGNA
3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
16 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed
3 (12.2 oz.) boxes red velvet Oreos
8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed
Fresh strawberries, sliced
- Prepare the filling: In a medium mixing bowl, whip together cream cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla. Whip for 2-3 minutes until fully combined and smooth. Add the thawed whipped topping 8 ounces at a time. Continue to whip until fluffy and light. Set aside.
- In a 9 x 13 inch dish place one layer of Oreos. Spread 1/3 of the filling mixture over the Oreos. Gently press the next layer of Oreos into the filling and repeat, ending with the final third of the filling.
- Frost with whipped topping and top with the sliced strawberries and blueberries to resemble the flag.
- Chill for at least 4-6 hours before cutting into 24 squares.
Source: Adapted from Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Lasagna.