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! 

Fresh, Vibrant, and Patriotic: Blend up the Perfect Red, White, and Smoothie Creations for your 4th of July Celebration!

Elevate your 4th of July backyard celebration with the Kalorik® 1800W High-Powered Blender, a versatile appliance that takes your smoothie game to the next level. Create fresh and invigorating smoothies using a variety of vibrant fruits and nutritious ingredients, perfect for beating the summer heat. From refreshing berry blends to tropical delights, the Kalorik® 1800W High-Powered Blender or the Kalorik® 550W Personal Blender with 2 Tritan Bottles effortlessly transforms ingredients into creamy, delicious concoctions.

For an extra festive touch, whip up cocktail smoothies to add a splash of excitement to your party. Blend vibrant flavors and spirits to craft tantalizing libations that will impress your guests. Serve your delightful creations in stylish glass, blended to perfection with a sprinkle of fresh berries or watermelon wedge with our recipe for Sangria Slushes, and if you choose to, adorn with colorful red, white, and blue paper straws for a beautiful presentation. Let the Kalorik® 1800W High-Powered Blender or the Kalorik® 550W Personal Blender with 2 Tritan Bottles be your secret weapon for concocting refreshing beverages and setting the stage for a memorable Independence Day celebration. 

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 MAXX® Plus 6 Quart Digital 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 MAXX® 16 Quart Digital Air Fryer Oven 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 Holiday 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. Whip up a twist on a Holiday Classic with a twist, make S’mores Pots Treats served in either a cast iron ramekin or souffle cups made with the Kalorik MAXX® 16 Quart Digital Air Fryer Oven, our 16-quart countertop cooker offers all the features and benefits of our larger unit, in a more compact design, perfect for saving space in your kitchen.

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®1800W High-Powered Blender or the Kalorik® 550W Personal Blender with 2 Tritan Bottles. 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 MAXX® 16 Quart Digital Air Fryer Oven or family of Kalorik Air Fryers.

Ride or Fry

Indulge your weekend with some fried, festive treats. Make decadent doughnuts, beignets, funnel cakes, and more, with the Kalorik® 3.2 Quart Deep Fryer with Oil Filtration. 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! 

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