How-To Make a Halloween Inspired Milkshake

No matter the holiday or occasion, celebrate with a delicious, fun, over-the-top and easy-to-make FreakShake (Milkshake)!

Close up of an Orange Halloween FreakShake Milkshake with candy corns, M&M's, cotton candy, lollipop, and spider rings

What is a FreakShake? 

FreakShakes are simply put, over the top milkshakes.  They are so much fun to make, and as my family can attest to, fun to eat!

TruMoo Orange Scream - the perfect ingredient for a Halloween Inspired FreakShake! Orange Halloween FreakShake Milkshake ingredients with candy corns, M&M's, cotton candy, lollipop, and spider rings

I wanted to make a Halloween-Inspired FreakShake and my first ingredient of choice was TruMoo Orange Scream Milk.  It's orange (color is important!), it tastes like an orange frozen popsicle with vanilla ice cream, and it's basically DEE-licious! It's also my first choice because it has no GMO ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial growth hormones, no artificial sweeteners, and no artificial flavors or colors.

TruMoo Orange Scream is only available now through the end of October - that's what makes it special, right? I checked the store locator and found it at a local store.  I grabbed two containers because I knew that my kids would love it.  Even though they're getting older there's still something awesome about this time of year and the products you can only get this time of year.  I'm the same way.  🙂

Halloween FreakShake Ingredients and extra goodies to take it over the top!

I gathered my other ingredients including orange ready-made frosting, cotton candy, candy corns, sprinkles, and other tasty candies along with BIG lollipops, some plastic spiders because these need to have a spooky touch, and some paper holiday straws.

The perfect glass for a freakshake

FreakShake Decorations

Secret number 1 - use ready-made frosting

This is my favorite tip! I've seen FreakShakes made with melted candy wafers on the sides of the glass but that seems a little too hard to me (lazy, maybe?) and in my opinion using ready-made frosting works better and allows a little more work time for adding candies since it doesn't "set up" like melted chocolate does.

Adding candy to the side of a glass for the Ultimate FreakShake

I used a frosting spatula to apply the frosting to the top portion of the outside of the glass and then began to add my candies.

Sides of glass totally covered with candy - FreakShake Madness!

Once I added all of my candies I IMMEDIATELY placed the glass in the freezer.  This helps keep all of the candy in place and is a necessary step.  It was super hot the day I made these and the candy did start to slide a bit.

Close up of rim of large and heavy clear glass with orange frosting and candies - the base of a Halloween FreakShake Milkshake

I found that using lighter weight and smaller candies works better with the frosting so keep that in mind when choosing your ingredients.

How-To Make a Halloween FreakShake - The Milkshake "Inners"

Halloween FreakShake Milkshake ingredients and close up of blender


TruMoo Orange Scream

1 cup TruMoo Orange Scream

½ cup heavy whipping cream

1-quart vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

Large lollipops

A variety of small candies

Cotton Candy

Whipped cream


TruMoo Orange Scream being added to a blender for making a Halloween FreakShake Milk Shake

Add 1 cup of TruMoo Orange Scream to blender.

Add heavy whipping cream to blender

Next, add ½ cup of heavy whipping cream to the TruMoo.

Start adding ice cream...

Add ice cream.

Keep adding ice cream

Blend until desired thickness has been achieved.

TruMoo Milkshake
TruMoo Orange Scream FreakShake

Now that your TruMoo Milkshake is ready, it's time to create a FreakShake!

FreakShake with whipped cream

Grab your glass from the freezer, fill it about ⅔ to ¾ of the way with the milkshake and then add some whipped cream....lots of whipped cream.

Add a big old lollipop to your freakshake

Add a big old lollipop to your FreakShake.

Top your freakshake with cotton candy

Top with cotton candy.

Add a straw, some plastic spiders and sprinkles.

Add some sprinkles and plastic spiders.

Add a Straw

Add a straw and enjoy!

Halloween FreakShake

Isn't this just the cutest thing?

FreakShake Close Up
Finished Halloween FreakShake made with TruMoo Orange Scream

📖 Recipe

How-To Make a Halloween Inspired Freakshake

Halloween is a time for candy, costumes and spooky fun! If you're looking for a festive treat to make this Halloween, why not try your hand at making a Halloween Milkshake otherwise known as a Freakshake!
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Super Easy and Delicious Halloween Freakshake recipe
Prep Time:10 minutes
Decorating:5 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes


  • 2 cups TruMoo Orange Scream or whole milk tinted orange
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • Large lollipops
  • A variety of small candies
  • Cotton Candy
  • Whipped cream


  • Add 2 cups of TruMoo to blender.
  • Next, add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream to the milk or TruMoo.
  • Add 1 quart vanilla ice cream.
  • Blend until desired thickness has been achieved.
  • Grab your glass from the freezer, fill about ⅔ to ¾ of the way with the milkshake and then add some whipped cream….lots of whipped cream.
  • Add a big old lollipop to your FreakShake.
  • Top your FreakShake with cotton candy.
  • Add some sprinkles and plastic spiders.
  • Add a straw and enjoy!


To Make Your Own Orange Milk Add 1 tbsp. of orange liquid food coloring into 1 gallon of milk. Replace cap on milk jug and shake vigorously. 
Chocolate milk can be used in place of TruMoo or White Milk tinted with food coloring. The result will be a darker milkshake but adding the Halloween Candy touches will make it super spooky!
Please note that the nutritional value will vary once candies are added.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.


Serving: 2servings | Calories: 1530kcal | Carbohydrates: 126g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 103g | Saturated Fat: 64g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 372mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 1421mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 116g | Vitamin A: 4137IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 984mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 1530kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $3.00
How to make a Halloween FreakShake

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  1. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    Oh, my goodness, Mary Beth! That shake is totally over the top and freakishly fun!!!! Maybe I'll have to give this a shot for my neighbor kids. I can see their eyes, now!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I'll bet your neighbor kids would love this, Diane! Thanks so much for stopping by. xoxo

  2. Alexandra says:

    What a fun idea! Nice spin off of the unicorn shake. Can't wait to see the other holiday varieties. Pinned. Maybe for our Halloween party.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Alexandra! I already have some ideas for, I just have to make them. Have a great week.

  3. Sandra L Garth says:

    You picked the perfect name for this over the top treat and don't get me started on how amazing these pictures are!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Sandra!!! 🙂