Red, White, and Blue Treat

Red White and Blue Treat

Bring out the berries, because this Homer mom-approved sweet treat is not only pretty, it’s also fun and something you and your young child can do together. The best part? This berry-licious dish takes less than 15 minutes to make.

I tried it out with my three-year-old and, even though she was a bit opinionated about wanting to do it herself, she loved mixing and prepping it for our guests that evening.


18 ounce carton vanilla low-fat yogurt

¼ teaspoon almond extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla

1 28-ounce container frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed

3 cups fresh raspberries and/or cut-up fresh strawberries

3 cups fresh blueberries

6 small flags (for decoration)


In a large bowl, pour almond extract or vanilla in yogurt mixture. Fold in whipped topping.

To serve, in six dessert dishes, alternate layers of the berries with layers of the yogurt mixture. Makes 6 servings._ (We started with two together, and then finished it off with the additional 4 later on.)_

Cover and chill for up to 1 hr. Before serving. (I will say, we ate ours right away and it was delicious.)

Learning Tip: Watch “Sweet Tweets: Happy Birthday,” our new song that will be released in the StoryTime section of the Homer app for this week’s Saturday Surprise. Share your 4th of July berry recipes on Facebook or Instagram tagging @learnwithhomer and #SweetTreats and we’ll enter your child to win a special surprise from Homer.