Roxy here, Senior DIY Designer and Stylist and sucker for a good pun. I鈥檝e been working at B+C for nearly three years and have wanted to make this post since I started. I mean, Fourth of Jul-ice cream is TOO GOOD. I get pun tingles every time I say it. It also begs the question: What is Fourth of July ice cream? The obvious answer is a cold red, white and blue dairy, sugary slap in the face. In a good way. Keep reading for three ways to get your fix. We鈥檝e got a classic cone, a layered milkshake and a childhood recipe for ice cream 鈥渟oup鈥 (you all know what that is).

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Ingredients:

鈥 coconut (or other white) ice cream

鈥 red and blue gel food coloring

Ingredients

Instructions:

1. Scoop ice cream into a bowl.

2. Add food coloring and mix well.

Steps

For all three treats, you will need red, white and blue ice cream. There are red and blue flavors on the market, but I couldn鈥檛 find any, so I used dye. Feel free to buy or dye.

Red, white and blue Neapolitan

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You gotta be quick with the licks to keep this from melting on your hand. We didn鈥檛 go with classic Neapolitan flavors (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate), but you could easily do so by dyeing the strawberry a deeper red and using white chocolate for the blue. Our version is solid coconut, but follow your heart!

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Take note of the round container I used for this. It was a fail! I highly recommend you use a bread tin instead. To make your ice cream, scoop the more solid white ice cream into a strip down the middle of the tin. This will act as a barrier for the other two, which will be in a more soup-like form due to mixing in the food coloring. Add red to one side and blue to the other. Place it in the freezer for around two hours.

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Here鈥檚 where the fail happened. When I tried to scoop the ice cream, because it was in a round tin, the act of pulling the scoop towards me spun ALL of the ice cream around in a circle. Whoops! I managed to get some in the end, but it wasn鈥檛 ideal.

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The proper way to eat ice cream is two scoops on a cone.

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Ice cream: a true American patriot.

Fourth of July Layered Milkshake

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It took me five stores to find dragon fruit and when I sliced it open, it was a vibrant magenta rather than the white I was expecting. Sweet surprise in my book and a perfect topping for a layered milkshake.

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Mix and pour, mix and pour, mix and pour. If you want a thinner shake, add a bit of milk to your ice cream before you pour it in the glass.

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Top with dragon fruit and pocky or any other fruit/candy combo you love.

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I couldn鈥檛 stop staring at these. They鈥檙e so pretty!

Ice Cream 鈥淪oup鈥

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This one is a callback to childhood. When I was a kid, I was all about mixing my ice cream until it was liquid and then pretending it was soup. I asked around at B+C HQ and nearly everyone said they did the same thing. What is with that? Why would we want to turn DESSERT into something that would normally be dinner or a side?

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All you need to do for this award-winning 鈥渞ecipe鈥 is mix your ice cream until it is the perfect consistency. Then add toppings. This is a dessert soup, after all, so toppings can consist of candy, sprinkles and fruit.

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Meet your match, smoothie bowl.

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Other ideas for toppings include blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, mochi, chia seeds and white chocolate. Don鈥檛 be afraid to add all different shades of red, white and blue. Your toppings don鈥檛 all need to be bold primary colors.

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I hope I鈥檝e inspired you to get creative with your ice cream this year! Happy Fourth of July!

What other Fourth of Jul-ice cream treats are you making this year?聽Show us your pics聽by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative!