Christmas Traditions

5 Christmas In July Recipes From The Elf Squad Kitchen

A collection of 5 fun & easy festive holiday recipes to celebrate Christmas in July.

by | September 2, 2022

Candy Canes form the shape of a heart on red plaid napkin, with a stack of measuring cups and a glass of candy canes on a white wood table for Christmas In July

Ah, the delicious smells and tastes of the holidays. The warm, spicy scent of gingerbread. That first bite of just-out-of-the-oven Christmas cookies. Rich hot chocolate with marshmallows and melting whipped cream.

But why should winter have all the fun?

We’ve whipped up five cool summer versions of warm holiday favorites, so you can enjoy a little Christmas cheer any time of year.

Here are 5 sweet treats to beat the heat:

1. Frozen Hot Chocolate

An easy and refreshing take on a chocolate wintertime favorite. Forget the fireplace, a Frozen Hot Chocolate is perfect for sipping by a campfire or lounging by the pool.
Frozen Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and Chocolate fudge, in front of a black background from our Christmas In July Recipe Collection

2. Eggnog Milkshake

Good eggnog is already pretty thick and creamy, but this Eggnog Milkshake is simply out of this world!


A glass filled with Eggnog Milkshake, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon, in front of a jug of eggnog on a decorated holiday table from our Christmas In July Recipe Collection

3. Candy Cane Ice Cream In A Bag

Enjoy some simple Vanilla ice cream with a huge kick of peppermint and crushed candy canes!


Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream in a Cone with crushed peppermint candies and mini candy canes on a pink background from our Christmas In July Recipe Collection

4. Fruit Pizza

Fruitcake may not be everyone's favorite Christmas dessert, but pizza is universally loved. Why not combine the two with this sweet fruit pizza that lets you add your favorite fruit and homemade cream-cheese icing to a giant sugar-cookie!


Close-Up of various fruits on cream-cheese icing over a sugar-cookie base to make the ultimate Fruit Pizza from our Christmas In July Recipe Collection

5. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

No need to turn on the oven with these delicious no-bake peanut butter cookies. We highly recommend adding the cocoa powder to this one!


A sheet of No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies and No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies from our Christmas In July Recipe Collection

Be sure to check out some other holiday favorite recipes straight from The Elf Squad Kitchen!