These look like specialty soda floats with a straw in each one. It’s really jello with strawberries and blueberries in it. For 4th of July just add a whipped cream topping to make it red, white, blue, & yummy!
One advantage to serving fresh fruit surrounded by jello is that the gelatin keeps air away from the fruit. So the fruit is kept fresh & you can make it a day or so ahead of time. If you cut up fresh fruit & just store in a bowl in the fridge the day before, the fruit could easily lose its freshness. So it’s a bit of a timesaver on party day to have the gelatin dessert all ready to go. Just add the whipped topping right before serving. (You’ll need to make these the day before anyway to be sure the gelatin is totally set.)
You’ll need to keep these in the refrigerator until serving time, covered with plastic wrap. If space there is at a premium, try keeping all canned & bottled drinks in coolers with ice. It might free up enough space in the fridge for these “sodas.”
Click title for recipe at TasteOfHome. The original recipe calls for raspberries too, but unless you grow your own they are pretty expensive. You can add just a few if you like or leave them out altogether. I don’t think they’ll be missed. The kids might like helping make these.
If you want a dessert that takes up less room in the fridge you could have sundaes. Keep vanilla ice cream in the freezer & have blueberries and sliced strawberries (mixed with a little sugar to make a sauce) in the fridge to put on top. The beautiful sugar syrup that forms with the strawberries helps to keep the air away from the strawberries protects them a bit. You can make this early in the day you plan to serve the sundaes. Quick & easy!