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4th of July Milkshakes

    Prepare creamy and delicious homemade milkshakes with this recipe for the 4th of July Milkshakes. You will only need a few ingredients to make these cold and refreshing treats.

    Lead in image of the milkshakes highlighting the layers of the red, white, and blue with fun patriotic sprinkles on top of the whipped cream.

    Have you always wanted to know how to make homemade milkshakes? If you usually order them while dining out at different restaurants and ice cream shops, you can learn how to make them in minutes using just a few simple ingredients. Best of all, you can learn how to make red, white, and blue milkshakes that go along with the 4th of July theme.

    There is no better way to celebrate the holiday on a hot day than to cool down with some tasty homemade milkshakes. Not only will you love the taste of these treats, but you will also enjoy the way they look. If you want to make the perfect frozen treat for your family, this recipe is precisely what you need.

    The Ingredients Needed to Make the 4th of July Milkshakes

    When making these simple yet delicious homemade milkshakes, you will need these essential ingredients:

    • Vanilla Ice Cream. Your vanilla ice cream is the base for your milkshake, so make sure to choose a tasty brand that you enjoy most.
    • Milk. Although cow’s milk works best, you can use oat milk or almond milk as a substitute if need be.
    • Red and Blue Food Coloring. Use both red and blue food coloring to create red and blue layers for your milkshake. These colors go with the 4th of July theme.
    • Whipped Cream. Add your favorite brand and flavor of whipped cream to the top of your milkshake for more flavor.
    • Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles. Garnish the milkshake with red, white, and blue sprinkles. You can find all the different variations of sprinkles in these specific colors.

    If you have these ingredients, you can start preparing the 4th of July Milkshakes immediately. It will only take you a few minutes to make each shake.

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    How to Store Red White and Blue Milkshakes

    After making your 4th of July Milkshakes, you will need to store them in a cool place. While it is best to freeze them, you can put them in the refrigerator to keep them cold. If you do put your milkshakes in the fridge, you can keep them there for up to three days. Before you drink the milkshake, you would need to re-blend it a bit due to the separation between the milk and the ice cream.

    Pour your milkshakes into sealed containers. You may want to use glass mason jars with airtight lids. If you put the containers full of milkshakes in your freezer, these frozen treats should stay good for up to three months. Once you remove your milkshakes from the freezer, you should transfer them over to the fridge and let them thaw out for an hour or so before attempting to drink them.

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    Other 4th of July Ingredients That Go Great When Added to the Milkshakes

    While this recipe contains basic ingredients that you might already have in your fridge, you may want to add a bit more to your milkshake. When sticking to the 4th of July theme, several ingredients will go great with your homemade milkshakes. You can add slices of strawberries, fresh blueberries, and raspberries to your milkshakes.

    These red and blue fruits will taste great with the ice cream and whipped cream while matching the color theme. You might also want to use strawberry syrup or blueberry syrup when mixing your milk and ice cream to create a sweet and tasty milkshake. Do not forget to top your milkshakes with a red cherry as a garnish. It will sit perfectly on top of the whipped cream.

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    The Different Milkshake Flavors You Can Use

    Although the recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, you can use other ice cream flavors if you prefer them. For example, you might want to use strawberry ice cream. You can still add a bit of red food coloring to the ice cream to make it a bright red color that matches the color you would see on the American flag. There are also plenty of other ice cream flavors that are white or light in color, such as toasted coconut, butter pecan, and some mint chocolate chip ice cream variations.

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    Collage image of the 4th of July Red, white, and blue layered milkshakes.
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    4th of July Milkshakes

    4th of July Milkshakes

    You and the kids are going to love these 4th of July Milkshakes! It’s the perfect way to cool down and have some Patriotic fun in the sun!

    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes


    • Vanilla Ice Cream
    • Milk
    • Red and Blue Food Coloring
    • Whipped Cream
    • Red, White and Blue Sprinkles


      1. Add two to three BIG scoops of ice cream, 1/2 cup of milk, and blue food coloring to a blender. Blend and pour into cold glasses. Place into freezer.
      2. Rinse the blender and make a white layer with ice cream and milk. Add to the cold glasses.
      3. Rinse and add ice cream, milk, and red food coloring to make the red layer. Top off the glass then add the whipped cream and sprinkles.
      4. Serve and enjoy!

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      Karyn Granrud

      Karyn Granrud

      I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

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