Candy Corn Milkshake Recipe + Halloween Snack Ideas
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Halloween is just around the corner, and I’ve kind of gone overboard the last few days concocting a variety of spooky snacks and fun decorations for my Halloween bash. Today I’m sharing my adorable drink station for my Halloween party as well as my party’s signature dessert, Candy Corn Milkshakes made with orange Fanta soda!
Candy corn milkshakes are so delicious, and they’re incredibly easy to make! We’ll be creating three different milkshakes and layering them to create a cute frozen dessert that looks like a giant candy corn but tastes like a creamsicle! To create the yellow layer of the candy corn milkshakes, simply combine yellow sherbet, 1-2 drops of yellow food coloring, and a splash of pineapple Fanta in the blender and mix until smooth. The pineapple Fanta is so yummy paired with the citrus sherbet! Take the mason jars out of the freezer and add a layer of the yellow milkshake to each jar. Place them back into the freezer while you complete the next step.
To create the second layer, combine orange Fanta, orange sherbet, and 1-2 drops of red and yellow food coloring into a blender. Mix the ingredients together until they’re smooth and creamy. I decided to make my shakes ahead of time for my party, so I placed six mason jars on the counter and added a scoop of the orange milkshake to each jar. When you’re finished filling the jars, place the mason jars in the freezer to set. Diet orange Fanta is one of my all-time favorite drinks, so I may have had to make a second batch of this layer because I had to do several “taste tests.”
For the final layer, we’ll be making a traditional vanilla milkshake. Blend your favorite vanilla ice cream with your desired dairy product and blend until smooth. I used skim milk in this recipe, but you could easily substitute almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk. Add a scoop of the white milkshake to each mason jar and place them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve. When your guests arrive, take the milkshakes out of the freezer about 5 minutes before meal time to allow them to defrost a bit. While the candy corn milkshakes are completely delicious on their own, I like to add a dollop of whipped cream and yellow, orange, white sprinkles to the top of my milkshake!
I guarantee your guests will go crazy over these candy corn milkshakes. They’re completely delicious and impossibly cute. As you might expect, I also highly recommend serving each shake with a generous side of candy corn!
While the candy corn milkshakes are amazing, I like to offer my guests a variety of drink options at my parties. For this year’s Halloween party, I picked up Dasani water bottles, two kinds of Fanta, mason jars, burlap, and a variety of decorative pumpkins to create a cute Halloween drink station.
The 12 oz Dasani water bottles are great for parties because they’re the perfect individual serving size. I decided to add a little glitz to my drink station by wrapping the water bottles in glitter ribbon that I found in the holiday section at Walmart. I simply measured the correct length and secured the ribbon with tape. Unlike some of the other water bottles that I’ve bought, these Dasani bottles won’t fall over in the fridge. They’re made from environmentally friendly plant resin in a shape that’s specifically designed to prevent them from falling over. I love companies that pay attention to the little details!
Once the water bottles were finished, I added them to my Halloween drink station along with mason jars and cute Halloween paper straws! I think the finished product was absolutely adorable, and it makes convenient and fun for guests to serve themselves at the party.
I picked up all of my Halloween party drink station necessities at my local Walmart. They have a great variety of holiday products, and their low prices make my wallet super happy.
Don’t forget to look for special in-store sampling events the next time you’re at Walmart. While I was shopping for my party, I was able to taste test orange Fanta and the limited edition pumpkin spice Oreos. The lady running the booth was incredibly sweet, and she’d sneak me an extra sample every time I walked by. The pumpkin spices Oreos were so good that I may have bought multiple boxes for continued sampling at home!
Are you throwing a Halloween party this year?