4th of July Milkshake



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One of my MOST favorite holidays is the 4th of July. I love everything about summer and July 4th is a day filled with everything we love about summer: warm weather, time to spend with friends and family, fireworks, s’mores, hot dogs, and so much more. I also love BBQ’s, summer fruit, and patriotic parades. Today I’m sharing a cool way to make a red, white, and blue 4th of July milkshake that all kids love!

Ultra festive vanilla bean milkshake with red white and blue all over for the 4th of July!

4th of July Milkshake

This is an ultra festive vanilla bean milkshake with red, white, and blue all over! If you don’t have a special milkshake cup, don’t let that stop you. All you need is a clear cup of any size. The trick to making the easiest red, white, and blue milkshake is using light corn syrup!

Using corn syrup to add red, white, and blue sprinkles to a 4th of July Milkshake

As you’re sipping on your 4th of July drink, whip up this kid-friendly drink so everyone can have a red, white, and blue beverage. They’ll pair perfectly with all the dishes at your holiday barbecue!

Using a clean, new, paint brush or small basting brush, line the inside of the cup with a very thin layer of corn syrup. For this glass that you see, I used about a teaspoon of corn syrup. It’s very easy to brush around the entire cup. Next, gently tap some of the red, white, and blue sprinkles into the cup. The corn syrup acts like glue instantly keeping the sprinkles in place.

Making a red, white, and blue milkshake for the 4th of July. Here's how to make the sprinkles stick. WOW!

These easy vanilla shakes will cool everyone down during your barbecue. Shakes really are the perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July and these shakes are quite the impressive dessert. There are bound to be plenty of kids who love ice cream!

Ultra festive vanilla bean milkshake with red white and blue all over for the 4th of July!

Be the superhero at your next barbecue by creating this red, white, and blue swirly sprinkle milkshake. It’s the perfect way to cool down and have some Patriotic fun in the sun!

You and the kids are going to love these 4th of July Milkshakes! If it’s not summer but you love this idea, you’ve got to see our recipe for Circus Animal Cookie Milkshakes.

4th of July Milkshake with Sprinkles

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You Will Need

  • 1 Teaspoon Light Corn Syrup
  • 4  Cups of Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2 Cups of Milk
  • Red, white, and Blue Sprinkles

Other Supplies Needed

  • Clean Brush
  • Clear Cup
  • Blender
  • Ice Cream Scoop


  1. Using a clean brush (like a basting brush or new paint brush), brush the corn syrup along the sides of clear cups.
  2. Gently add sprinkles to the cup. The corn syrup will make the sprinkles stick like glue.
  3. In a blender, combine the milk and ice cream and mix on medium speed.
  4. Add more ice cream or milk to achieve desired consistency.
  5. Pour the milkshake into the sprinkle cup.
  6. Top with whipped cream.

Serves 2


Kelly Dixon

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