National Sprinkles Day means it’s time to sprinkle some joy and sweetness. Those colorful little confectionery wonders have the power to brighten any treat.
From knowing the popular sprinkle varieties to exploring their versatile uses, we’ll take you on a sprinkle-filled journey
Popular Sprinkle Varieties
In the world of sprinkles, not all varieties are created equal. Here’s a quick rundown of the favorite ones.
- Rainbow Sprinkles The undisputed champion, with their vibrant colors and classic appeal.
- Chocolate Sprinkles The chocoholics’ favorite, adding a rich twist to any treat.
- Nonpareils Tiny and charming, these sugar pearls are versatile and loved by many.
- Jimmies A must-have at ice cream parlors, jimmies are long, slender, and oh-so-fun.
Best foods for sprinkles
Sprinkles have an uncanny ability to make almost any treat better. They go hand-in-hand with:
- Ice Cream: Top your scoops with a generous sprinkle shower for a heavenly experience.
- Cupcakes: Turn ordinary cupcakes into colorful creations with a sprinkle makeover.
- Donuts: A match made in dessert heaven – donuts and sprinkles go together like PB&J.
- Cookies: Press sprinkles into cookie dough before baking for a delightful crunch.
Fun use for sprinkles
Sprinkles aren’t just for toppings. Get creative and use them in other playful ways:
- Sprinkle Dips: Mix sprinkles into yogurt, cream cheese, or frosting for a fun twist.
- Sprinkle Popcorn: Drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn and shower it with sprinkles.
- Sprinkle Pancakes: Add sprinkles to pancake batter for a rainbow-filled breakfast.
- Sprinkle Hot Cocoa: Stir sprinkles into your hot cocoa for an extra sprinkle of joy.
Emergency DIY sprinkles
Out of sprinkles? No worries! Raid your pantry for these emergency substitutes.
- Crushed Cookies Crumble your favorite cookies on top for a textured sprinkle substitute.
- Colorful Cereal Crushed Fruity Pebbles or Cocoa Puffs make for a delightful sprinkle swap.
- Shredded Coconut Toasted coconut adds a tropical flair and crunch to your treats.
National Sprinkles Day founder
Rosie Alyea claims to have founded National Sprinkles Day in 2017. Her company, Sweetapolita, is offering a special Goodie Bag per a Pinterest post.
“Calling all sprinkle-lovers! Celebrate National Sprinkle Day (July 23rd) with our one-of-a-kind Goodie Bag. This celebratory bag is bursting with exclusive goodies including sprinkles, bubblegum, limited-edition National Sprinkle Day vinyl stickers, and some of our brand new, oil-based food colors — the ultimate bundle of happiness.”
Now go out and celebrate
On National Sprinkles Day, unleash your inner sprinkle-enthusiast and let the sugary confetti rain on your treats. By knowing popular types, creative uses and quirky facts, becoming a sprinkles guru adds an extra dose of joy to every bite.