7 Tips for Hosting a Proper Independence Day Cookout

Summer is officially in full swing, and here in America, we like to kick things off with a proper celebration. July 4th is all about picnics, hot dogs, and proper backyard cookouts, as we pay homage to our country’s history. It’s about embracing the bright flavors of summer, kicking back under the shimmering stars, and watching the booming fireworks light up the night’s sky. If you’re ready to pull out all the summer stops, these tips, tricks, and mouthwatering recipes for planning the perfect BBQ is guaranteed to make the long weekend count...and our founding fathers proud. So let’s celebrate our independence, and party like it’s 1776! 

Red, White, and Cold Brew


Stock your cooler with homemade cold brew coffee to start the party with a boost of cool, refreshing energy. With the Kalorik Bartista, you can make your own home-made cold brew coffee in just 30 minutes, and keep your guests pleasantly-caffeinated. Serve in mason jars filled with ice and environmentally-friendly straws, for a beautiful presentation. 

Classic BBQ Dishes with a Twist

Beat the heat with a delicious cookout menu that won’t leave you melting in the sun for hours. Great for blazing, hot, summer days, you can actually prepare this entire menu comfortably inside your air-conditioned home — thanks to the Kalorik Air Fryer. These dishes are fast and easy to prepare, and convenient for your guests to eat with just their hands. Cook delectable Swordfish Kebabs or mouthwatering Cheeseburger Sliders in just 10 minutes. Serve with sweet Mexican Street Corn topped with cotija cheese and spices. And for an impressive main course sure to satisfy your guests’ comfort food cravings, this Potato Chip Air Fried Chicken will definitely do the trick. And lastly, round out your menu with a heaping basket of light and flaky Cheddar Corn Biscuits. Satisfaction? Guaranteed!

Dessert for Patriots

Represent the red, white, and blue with this colorful patriotic dessert that’s as delicious as it is attractive. Toast pound cake in your Kalorik Air Fryer and top with an all-American color palate of berries and whipped cream. Use strawberries and raspberries for the red, blueberries and blackberries for the blue, and a generous dollop of whipped cream for the white. Get the Toasted Pound Cake with Whipped Cream & Berries recipe and try it for yourself!

Have S’more Summer Fun



Enjoying a late night under the stars, illuminated by the bright, dazzling fireworks bursting overhead, is essential to any solid Independence Day celebration. Make it extra special for the kids with a classic campfire treat, and set up a s’mores station for their enjoyment (and yours too!). Whip up a proper s’mores sandwich with the Kalorik 3-in-1 Treat Maker, a super-fun and entertaining appliance that creates a variety of other sweet and novelty treats the kids will love.

Have ‘em Drinkin’ Like Lincoln

Keep your guests sufficiently buzzed with an ice cold, thirst-quenching cocktail they’ll go crazy over. These delicious Sangria Slushies are the perfect summer party drink, and you can mix ‘em up in a matter of minutes with the Kalorik Personal Blender. For another fresh, seasonal option, try these revitalizing (and buzz-inducing) Frozen Watermelon Margaritas. Or, get creative with different fruits and spike with your favorite liquor! 

Sweetness in the Palm of Your Hand

Up the ante on your dessert menu with these easy-to-make (and even easier to eat) hand pies. They might seem portion control friendly at first, but don’t be fooled. These sweet little pockets of deliciousness are almost impossible to resist…so don’t be surprised if you end up devouring more than a handful! Best of all, these Air Fryer Hand Pies cook up to flaky, golden perfection in just 13 minutes in the Kalorik Air Fryer

Ride or Fry

Indulge your weekend with some fried, festive treats. Make decadent doughnuts, beignets, funnel cakes, and more, with the Kalorik 2-in-1 Digital Air and Deep Fryer. Combining two technologies into one compact appliance, this innovative air and deep fryer cooks food to crispy, fried perfection. Best of all, its 2-in-1 technology lets you choose between a healthy or indulgent preparation: whatever suits your mood, or your guests’ dietary needs. Try it out this holiday and let the rave reviews roll in! 


Please note, comments must be approved before they are published