all american milkshakes

Can you believe it is already the end of June?!?  The Fourth of July will be here in less than a week!  Where is the summer going…

Speaking of the Fourth of July, I thought I’d share these fun milkshakes that will put you in a festive mood to celebrate our country’s independence.

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

Don’t these look so festive and yummy…

So here’s how to make some for your friends and family who may be visiting for the holiday weekend.

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

You will need the following supplies…

  • red candy melts
  • blue candy melts
  • white candy melts
  • patriotic sprinkles (red, white and blue stars or jimmies)
  • patriotic gummy candies
  • wooden skewers
  • straws
  • vanilla bean ice cream
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • heavy whipping cream
  • sugar
  • plastic piping bags
  • mason jar glasses

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

First, heat the white candy melts in the microwave until fully melted.   Turn the glasses upside down and dip them into the bowl of white chocolate in order to coat the rims of the glasses in it.  Then, cover the white chocolate with the sprinkles.  This can get messy, so do it quickly and then place the glasses in the freezer to harden.

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

While the rims of the glasses are solidifying, heat the red and blue candy melts in two separate bowls until they are fully melted.  Then, spoon it into two plastic piping bags.  Snip a small hole at the end of each one.

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

Now here’s where it can get tricky…you need to work quickly because it can get messy.  And you don’t want it to solidify on you too soon!  Using the piping bags, squeeze the melted red chocolate at the top of the glass so that it drips down the inside of the glass.  Do this alternately with the melted blue chocolate.  You will start to see a striped glass.  Once finished, place the glasses back in the freezer to harden.

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

While the glasses are in the freezer, mix the ice cream and the milk together in a blender to make the milkshakes.  I use about 2 cups of ice cream and 1/2 cup of milk for each milkshake.

The whipped cream can be made by placing 2 cups of heavy whipping cream and 4 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl and mixing on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form.

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

You can also put together the gummy candies on the wooden skewers, so that they are ready to go in the glasses.

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

Now it’s time to assemble them!  Pour the milkshakes into the glasses, add a scoop of the whipped cream, and top it all off with the gummy candy skewers and a straw!  Oh, and don’t forget a few more star sprinkles on top!

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

Serve these to your guests on the Fourth of July and you may just create some fireworks of your own!

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

all american milkshakes | polka dots and picket fences

Happy Fourth of July!

 

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