I’m not even sure what our July 4th plans are this year, but my mind has been churning out red white and blue themed recipes.

This weekend, I got the idea to do a July 4th themed milkshake. My original attempt used vanilla, strawberry and blueberry milkshakes, which I layered. The only thing is that the strawberry and blueberry milkshakes were more pink and purple than red and blue. I didn’t want to use any food coloring.

They tasted good and if you are okay with using food coloring, this can definitely work for a red white and blue milkshake.

I tweaked my original idea to get something more naturally red white and blue. I used a vanilla milkshake base, then topped it with some strawberry slushie and fresh blueberries. You can also do a blueberry slushie, but it will be more purple than blue.

These milkshakes are perfect for summer and for July 4th.

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Red White and Blue Milkshake


1 cup vanilla ice cream
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup ice
3-4 tbsp sugar
fresh blueberries


1. Blend vanilla ice cream in blender. You want the milkshake to be very thick so that you can layer the strawberry and blueberries on top. If you need to, add a tablespoon of milk to somewhat thin the batter. Pour into a tall glass
2. Blend strawberries, sugar and ice until almost smooth. Strawberries should be tiny chunks, ice should disappear. Carefully spoon strawberry slushi on top of vanilla milkshake. Add fresh blueberries on top.


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