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FOOD FUN: Use Your Julep Cups For Food

Don’t put your julep cups away because the Kentucky Derby is over. Instead, think of what else you can serve in them, all year long.

BEVERAGES

Serve other cold beverages in these glamorous vessels. Kids won’t drink their milk? Let them drink it from the “special” silver julep cup.
 
BUFFETS

Use the julep cups to hold the forks, spoons and knives.
 
FROZEN & OTHER DESSERTS

Place julep cups in the freezer to chill them before adding ice cream, sorbet or other frozen dessert. The scoops will stay frozen much longer.

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Today is National Shrimp Day. How about a “Shrimp Julep.” Photo courtesy Butter | NYC.
 
You can also layer cake and ice cream in the cups, for a surprise ice cream cake dessert.

And pudding is even more welcome when served in a julep cup.
 
SALAD & VEGGIES

Get your family to eat more salad and veggies by serving them in a glam silver container.

Julep cups are also an impressive vessel for entertaining. Use them to serve anything to guests at a dinner party. They’ll also be impressed by your creativity.
 
SEAFOOD

Butter restaurant in New York City adds ice to the julep cup, but instead of bourbon and mint it adds shrimp and cocktail sauce. Can we take some creative license and call it a Shrimp Julep?
 
SNACKING

For fancy TV viewing, Oscar parties, Halloween and other occasions, fill the julep cups with snack food, from candy corn to popcorn.
 
WHAT’S A JULEP?

A julep is a sweet flavored drink made with sugar syrup, among other ingredients. A Mint Julep also adds bourbon, fresh mint and crushed or shaved ice.

  




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