Monday, June 27, 2011

United Shakes of America


Summer is definitely here in Phoenix!  Our high today is 114 degrees & it is ridiculously HOT!  To help try to keep cool, my boys & I make home made ice cream a couple times of week.  Last week, we made home made chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with vanilla ice cream & toffee sprinkles.  This week, we made red, white, & blue mini milkshakes in honor of Independence Day.  My oldest, Jake, dubbed our creation "The United Shakes of America".



To make, start with a batch of homemade vanilla ice cream & divide into 3 equal parts. Place the 1/3 of the plain vanilla back into the freezer.  Mix up 1/3 of vanilla with red & the remaining 1/3 with blue gel color in separate containers.  Fill your glasses 1/3 full of blue ice cream & place back in the freezer to set.  Follow with 1/3 white & 1/3 red, allowing each layer to set in between.


We topped ours with whipped cream & few sprinkles! YUM!  Summer is starting to look a little cooler!

25 comments:

Maggie Lamarre said...

oooh this look so refreshing...I've been wanting these straws have not been able to find them...
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Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Cute...love the name!

Jill @ http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com

amber said...

YUMMY!!! These are so cute and I bet tasty!

Lorie said...

So cute! And I love the name!

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

These are so cute! I want one! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow back! I look forward to your posts!

btanders said...

These are awesome. My and my kids will definitely be giving these a try!

Kathleen said...

Great name, and yummy looking too.

Jazz K said...

What a great idea! Love the pun too. A great way to beat the heat this summer.

Jenn said...

Wow, that is soooo hot. Good thing you have these cute shakes to cool you down!

Anonymous said...

What a great recipe! I hear you about the heat Tucson broke a record yesterday. Monsoons where are you!!! Anyway, would you come over to my party "Cast Party Wednesday" and share some of your recipes?
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

Home Confetti said...

Great idea-esp for the kids! Shared on my FB page facebook.com/HomeConfetti

Best,
RM, Home Confetti

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

How fun! I'd love for you to share this at my link party... I am doing a post about red, white and blue treats and this would be perfect!

Erin said...

Perfect! SO clever!

J+S said...

How fun!

Jacque said...
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Jacque said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor!

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melifaif said...

THESE are fab.u.lous!!!! I am sooo doing this. Thanks and happy 4th!!!

the decorated cookie said...

Yum! Love these. I posted a link on ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com :)

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

What a yummy looking beverage!

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lynn said...

so fun! happy 4th!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

Andrea said...

I will have to save this idea for 4th of july.

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