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)!
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!
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
1 cup TruMoo Orange Scream
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1-quart vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
A variety of small candies
Add 1 cup of TruMoo Orange Scream to blender.
Next, add ½ cup of heavy whipping cream to the TruMoo.
Add ice cream.
Blend until desired thickness has been achieved.
Now that your TruMoo Milkshake is ready, it's time to create a FreakShake!
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.
Top with cotton candy.
Add some sprinkles and plastic spiders.
Add a straw and enjoy!
Isn't this just the cutest thing?
How-To Make a Halloween Inspired Freakshake
- 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!
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.
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!!
I'll bet your neighbor kids would love this, Diane! Thanks so much for stopping by. xoxo
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.
Thanks, Alexandra! I already have some ideas for Christmas...now, I just have to make them. Have a great week.
You picked the perfect name for this over the top treat and don't get me started on how amazing these pictures are!
Thank you so much, Sandra!!! 🙂