Here’s a super fun way to add festive color to any party…sprinkle rimmed glasses! We add sprinkles to pretty much everything around here!
If you’ve ever wondered how to rim a glass with sprinkles for Pinterest- or Instagram-quality loveliness at any event, we have an easy tutorial just for you. Besides, it really is a yummy addition to any beverage, too. Yay!
This tutorial for sprinkle-rimmed glasses is actually super, super easy. All it involves is a glass, some syrup, some plates, and your favorite sprinkles. It’s a simple tutorial with powerfully adorable results you can use with milkshakes and more!
How To Rim A Glass With Sprinkles
- Sweet binding agent: Light corn syrup, melted chocolate, frosting, or even piping gel
- Sprinkles – any will work but we have suggestions below
Utensils & Other Items
- Your cups, shots glasses or drinking glasses, of course!
- Small plate or bowl for corn syrup or binding agent, large enough to fit entire glass
- Plate or bowl for sprinkles
- Optional small paintbrush if you want wide sprinkle rim like we did here
Sprinkle Rimmed Glasses Instructions
- Add a small amount of corn syrup or other binding agent to your plate or bowl. Use corn syrup for clear behind the sprinkles. Melted candy melts or chocolate will give you a pop of color behind them so keep that in mind!
- Pour sprinkles in their own plate or bowl.
- Paint corn syrup on around the outer edge of the glass. Alternatively, you can also dip or roll the edge of the glass in the corn syrup bowl for a minimal layer of sprinkles. Painting around the edge will give you a wider rim for more sprinkles which is the method we chose. We wanted bold pops of color.
- Immediately add sprinkles by either dipping or rolling the sticky outer edge in the sprinkles OR by sprinkling them on, working over a large paper plate.
- Turn the glass right side up onto a paper plate to dry for at least 30-60 minutes. Chill in the fridge to speed up the process if you’d like.
- Fill the glass with your favorite beverage!
Tips & Tricks For Making Sprinkle Dipped Cups
A few pointers for you as you start making all your beverages festive and fun…
- You can, of course, use this tutorial to rim cocktails with salt or sugar, too. But since we’re a website about sweets…we HAD to talk about sprinkles first. We may be just a bit obsessed.
- There are such things as “rimming dishes” that are made for this kind of thing! If you’re a bartender, you may have already know this. Hello sprinkle cocktails! They’re not necessary for this tutorial, however.
- Lots of syrups will work well with this recipe, and we as always encourage you to experiment. If you already have some buttercream lying around, that’s a great option as well. Honey is tasty, too!
- Water, lime juice, lemon juice, or orange juice work with some finer-grained sprinkles, depending on the texture of the sprinkles. Just be mindful of mixing tastes. We don’t recommend adding lemon juice to something that isn’t supposed to be super citrusy!
Let’s talk about the different kinds of sprinkles you could possibly use to decorate your glass! All of these are right here from our shop.
- Birthdays: Girl Power or Turtle Power
- Four seasons: Apple Cider, Frost Bite, Spring Sorbet, Fire Cracker
- Christmas: Sugar Mix, Jimmies Mix, Nonpareils Mix
- Valentine’s Day: our Cupid’s Arrow mix or Love Shack mix.
- St. Patrick’s Day: our Irish Luck mix or St. Patrick’s Day Jimmies.
- Halloween: our Halloween Nonpareils or Haunted House mix.
- Other general sprinkle fun: our Coco Loco mix or Sugar Cone mix.
In general, the type of sprinkle you choose depends on how much you want the rim to POP. We chose jimmies for this tutorial but they are bold compared to say a typical rainbow nonpareil sprinkle rim that you typically see. Or a bold sugar rim like we used on our mint freakshake for St. Patrick’s Day!
Share Your Sprinkle Rimmed Glasses!
Now that you know how to rim glasses with sprinkles, you can make any event, occasion, or get-together even more festive and special! Show us how you used our tutorial.
This is such a fun day to dress up your milkshakes and cocktail glasses for parties. We can’t wait to see how you incorporate this extra special DIY into your upcoming party themes!
Check Out More Sweet Inspiration
Loved this sprinkle rimmed glasses tutorial? See it in action on our freakshakes too.
Looking for more milkshake ideas? Or ice cream ideas? Or just about anything else mouth-wateringly tasty? Let us suggest these recipes for inspiration.
- No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream
- No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream
- St. Patrick’s Day Mint Freakshake
- Birthday Cake Milkshake Freakshake
- Birthday Cake Muffins
This is so cute!!! Love this touch of fun! Can you use plastic cups, or do they need to be glass for it to work? Thanks!
You can use any cups! Plastic cups would be PERFECT!
Can I rim with icining and sprinkles ahead of time?
Hi Lindsay, yes you can, I wouldn’t rim the glasses a early long time ahead though, but 2-3 hours should be fine.
Hi, Just curious what pretty pink drink this is in this tutorial? Thx!
It’s strawberry milk! 😉