Spooky Ghost Milkshake Recipe

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    What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a spooky-looking, yet equally delicious-tasting treat like this vanilla milkshake recipe? Decorated to look like a ghost and packed with yummy vanilla flavor, we’re thinking Halloween never looked so haunting and tasty at the same time.

    To make this irresistible vanilla shake, you’ll only need four ingredients: vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, whole milk, and whipped topping. The actual vanilla milkshake comes together in less than a minute inside a blender, making the recipe a cinch to whip up.

    The charm and character behind this spooky vanilla milkshake come from the glass it’s served in. To make this vanilla milkshake take on the appearance of a ghost, you’ll want to use a decorated tall glass or mason jar.

    To decorate the glass or mason jar, all you have to do is draw eyes and an open mouth onto the jar using a black permanent marker. For extra sparkle, you can dip the rim of the glass or jar in water then add black sprinkles to the rim. A fancy straw is also a creative addition that adds charm to the overall look.

    We think a vanilla milkshake like this would be perfect as an afternoon treat during the week of Halloween or as an addition to your party spread on Halloween night!

    For more tasty Halloween treats, check out our Halloween collection here.


    Cook time: 0 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:


    1. Draw eyes and an open mouth on your glass or jar using a black permanent marker. Optional: Dip the rims in water and add black sprinkles to the rims. Temporarily set aside.
    2. Add the ice cream, milk, and vanilla to a blender. Mix until smooth.
    3. Pour the vanilla milkshake into the decorated glasses/jars. Put the whipped topping into a pastry bag (or a ziplock bag with a corner snipped off) and pipe out into a mound on top of the milkshake. Add a straw.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted from lilluna.com

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.