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4th of July Layered Drink

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What is more festive then a red, white and blue layered drink? Nothing so this is a must for any patriotic holiday that you want to show your red, white & blue. Plus the kids will LOVE them. My daughter was so excited by this drink that she actually drank 2! Which is a lot for her since she is only 2, but who am I to deny a little ones request for a fun festive drink :) and hey I had a few myself. Being pregnant doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy a fun drink at a party ;)

You could do this drink for any occasion just make sure that the drink with the highest sugar content goes on the bottom so they don’t mix. I can’t wait to try this for another holiday soon, Enjoy!

4th of July Layered Drink

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
Website In Katrina's Kitchen
This red, white and blue drink is perfect for fourth of July, memorial day or any day you feel like being extra patriotic. FrenchToasty.com has lots of holiday drinks and recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red cranberry juice (cranapple or cranraspberry what ever flavor you prefer)
  • 1 cup white Sobe pina Colada
  • 1 cup blue G2 Gatorade
  • ice cubes

Note

You can do this with any juices just make sure that the higher sugar content goes in first and so forth.

You MUST pour SLOWLY, DIRECTLY over ice

Directions

Step 1
Fill your glass 1/3 full with the cranberry juice.
Step 2
Fill to the top with ice.
Step 3
Slowly pour in the remaining drink directly on top of a piece of ice, to prevent it mixing to much.
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Need some more Red White & Blue? Check out these fun & festive recipes!

Frozen S’mores

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4th of July Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

4th of July Strawberries

More to come, I have to many to add in one day :)

 

Frozen S’mores

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Everyone’s favorite summer treat is a nice warm s’more next to the campfire. But what if it’s too warm and you want one during the day? Why not turn them into a delicious frozen treat for the summer? These turned out better then I would have thought.

My daughter loved helping me make them as well, or she just loved dipping her finger in the melted chocolate chips :) either way this is a fun cooking experience for all little ones, they can help spread the marshmallow, dip in the chocolate or if you choose to add sprinkles they could go to town on the sprinkling!

With Fourth of July days away this will blow all your friends and family away. While everyone is sitting around enjoying the fireworks bring these out and they will be gobbled up in minutes. Add red, white and blue sprinkles or dip in white chocolate with red and blue sprinkles! Or customize to your liking, I’d love to see your creations :) hope you all enjoy!

UPDATE: New pictures and recipe ideas below!

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Frozen S’mores

Serves 18
Prep time 1 hour, 40 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue
These frozen s'mores make it possible to enjoy your favorite summer treat without the warmth of the fire, or if a fire is not available.

Ingredients

  • 1 packet graham crackers
  • 1 jar marshmallow fluff
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Note

You could also add sprinkles or crushed nuts on the melted chocolate before freezing for the second time, that would be delicious.

Directions

Step 1
Break the graham crackers to the desired size, I broke each cracker into 4 pieces to make 2 s'mores.
Step 2
Microwave your marshmallow fluff for 20 seconds to soften. Spread on your cracker and make a sandwich between 2 pieces. Once you have done this with all place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to harden marshmallow. I did about a hour because I was busy with something else.
Step 3
Microwave your chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until fully melted.
Step 4
Remove your frozen treats 3 at a time (so they don't get too warm) and dip them in the melted chocolate. You can use a knife to help evenly spread the chocolate.
Step 5
Place back in freezer for an a hour or so until chocolate is fully harden. You can store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
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Sprinkle Coarse Sea Salt immedietly after dipping in chocolate and then threw in freezer to harden, these were amazing!!

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If you prefer Reese’s in your S’mores then this is the frozen s’more for you :)

Inside the crackers I put the marshmallow on one side and almond butter on the other and closed the sandwich and froze. I would think that maybe peanut butter would work better because my almond butter was pretty runny and didn’t want to stay in very well, but it’s all I had, but next time I’ll try with peanut butter for sure because my husband is a Reese’s fan!

 

 

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Happy Fourth of July Addition!

I filled my crackers with marshmallow and then dipped in red chocolate, froze. Then dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with blue sprinkles. You could also add food coloring to the white chocolate to turn it blue and dip 3 times, but I thought these were super cute and very red, white & blue festive!

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4th of July Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

4th of July Strawberries

What better way to show off some red, white and blue but with these adorable strawberries, aren’t they the cutest?! Everyone loves chocolate dipped strawberries. These are perfect for this national holiday to honor the United States in red, white and blue. They not only looked good, but were absolutely delicious. My daughter couldn’t get enough! These would also work great for Memorial Day or any other holiday where you want to represent some red, white and blue. You could easily swap out the blue for another colored sugar to go with what ever themed party you have.

I hope everyone enjoyed their fourth of July yesterday. We had a great BBQ with friends and my daughter loved the fireworks, so it was a great evening. I can’t wait until next year to have these delicious chocolate dipped strawberries!

4th of July Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 3 minutes
Total time 18 minutes
Misc Pre-preparable
These red, white and blue chocolate dipped strawberries are perfect for the fourth of July. FrenchToasty.com has lots of holiday recipes.

Ingredients

  • strawberries (washed and dried)
  • white chocolate
  • blue sugar or sprinkles

Directions

Step 1
Melt chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave at 50% for 2 minutes and then 30 seconds intervals after that until completely melted. Make sure to stir after each interval.
Step 2
While chocolate is melting put blue sugar in a small bowl.
Step 3
Dip the lower two thirds of the strawberry into the melted white chocolate.
Step 4
Dip the bottom third of the strawberry into the blue sugar.
Step 5
Place on wax paper until completely dried.
Step 6
And voila you have red, white & blue strawberries.
4th of July Strawberries
4th of July Strawberries
4th of July Strawberries
4th of July Strawberries
4th of July Strawberries
Red White & Blue Perfection