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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Boo-Nilla Milkshakes

One of our favorite fun Halloween treats.  From Martha Stewart Kids.

Ghost Face:
4 tablespoons chocolate chips

2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of cinnamon

For the ghost face: Melt the chocolate either in a double-boiler or in the microwave. With a toothpick or paintbrush (or even your finger), paint a ghost face on the inside of a clear glass. Put the glass in the fridge to chill while you make the milkshake and whipped cream.

For the milkshake: In a blender, combine ice cream, milk and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. We added a few oreos (5-6) for a cookies and cream milkshake.

For the whipped cream (we usually omit this step): Whip cream until almost stiff. Add sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat until cream holds peaks. Put into a piping bag or ziploc and cut off the corner.

Take the glass out of the freezer. Fill with the milkshake. Top with the whipped cream. Serve with a spoon and a straw.

Note: I think you could use pumpkin ice-cream and paint jack-o-latern faces, black raspberry (purple) ice-cream and paint monster faces, or mint chocolate chip ice-cream and paint witch faces or frankenstein faces. 


  1. We're actually going to probably do a healthier version this year, but still paint the cups with the chocolate. I want to paint a witch's face on each glass and then pour in this green drink.

  2. So the healthier option was a hit with only 75% of us...