Red, White, and Blue Shakes


Chill out! It doesn't have to take a lot of effort to whip up 4th of July desserts. Proof: This creamy milkshake recipe. To get the festive red, white, and blue dessert look, layer vanilla, blueberry, and strawberry shake together.

Red, White, and Blue Shake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Freeze Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 cup strawberry ice cream

  • cup whole milk

  • 1 cup strawberries, cut up

  • 3 cup vanilla ice cream

  • cup bottled blueberry smoothie or blueberry juice blend

  • 1 cup blueberries


  1. For strawberry layer, in a blender combine strawberry ice cream and 1/3 cup of the milk until smooth. Blend in strawberries until coarsely chopped. Scoop into bowl; cover and freeze 30 to 60 minutes. Wash and rinse blender.

  2. For vanilla layer, blend half the vanilla ice cream and remaining milk until smooth. Scoop into separate bowl; cover and freeze 30 to 60 minutes. Wash and rinse blender.

  3. For blueberry layer, blend remaining vanilla ice cream and blueberry smoothie until smooth. Blend in 3/4 cup blueberries until coarsely chopped. Scoop in separate bowl; cover and freeze 30 to 60 minutes.

  4. Scoop layers of strawberry, vanilla and blueberry among 4 tall glasses. Top with remaining blueberries. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
19g Fat
57g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 34.8mg 174%
Calcium 272.6mg 21%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 507mg 11%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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