Red, White and Blue Layered Milkshake

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With Memorial Day right around the corner, I wanted to share a patriotic treat that would be perfect for the holiday (or the 4th of July). My dad served in the Air Force for 20 years and that’s something that has always made me incredibly proud. The sacrifice that our servicemen and servicewomen make for our freedom is huge. So I want to say thank you to all who have served and especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country as well as to their families.
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I don’t know about you guys but I love a dessert themed around a holiday so when I was thinking about what to share with you all for Memorial Day, I couldn’t get red, white and blue out of my head.

Although this isn’t a true red, white and blue you still get a hint of color and loads of flavor from the strawberries and blueberries that are added to vanilla ice cream. You could, of course, add food coloring to the red and blue layers to make it more authentically patriotic but I didn’t feel the need.

The perfect base for this milkshake is Breyer’s All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s made with sustainably sourced vanilla and milk from hormone-free cows. It has such a simple, vanilla flavor that is perfect on it’s own or with additional flavors like in this milkshake.
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I thought Noah was going to explode with excitement when we were making this. And as much as he likes helping style and photograph the food, he was really pressuring me to hurry it up so he could take a big slurp.
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With just a few simple ingredients, a blender and a couple minutes, you too could have a perfectly patriotic milkshake. And don’t think this is only for the holidays. You could mix it up and add any kind of fruit to make it fit into whatever celebration you may be having.

I think layers mixed with coconut, pineapple and strawberry would be so refreshing for summer. Mixed berries would be perfect right now since they are in season. The options are limitless.

Red, White and Blue Layered Milkshake
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For the red layer
  1. 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  2. 4 frozen strawberries (or cherries or raspberries)
  3. 6 Tbsp. milk
For the white layer
  1. 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  2. 1/4 cup milk
For the blue layer
  1. 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  2. 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  3. 5 Tbsp. milk
  4. sprinkles
  1. For the red layer: place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the bottom of a glass.
  2. For the white layer: rinse out blender and place ice cream and milk into blender. Blend until smooth and pour on top of the red layer.
  3. For the blue layer: rinse out blender, place ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour on top of white layer. Top with patriotic sprinkles and fun straw.
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*I was provided the ice cream for this recipe but all opinions are my own.

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