Friday, October 31, 2008

Ghost Milkshakes

Ghost MilkshakesEvery year, we make these ghost milkshakes as many times as we can between Canadian Thanksgiving (the second Monday in October) and Halloween. If the kids had their way, they'd have them every day between these two days. This idea is one from the brilliant minds at Martha Stewart, and we've been making them every year since I saw it in their Halloween Holiday magazine. Click here to see how the professional milkshakes look; these are the ones my kids made.


Ghost Face:
4 tablespoons chocolate chips (we used semi-sweet, but you could use bittersweet or milk chocolate)

2 cups vanilla ice cream (our favorite brand is President's Choice Vanilla)
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whipped Cream (homemade is our favorite, but we used chocolate whipped cream from a can for this version)

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, paint a ghost face on the inside of a clear glass. Put the glass in the freezer while you make the milkshake and whipped cream.

For the milkshake: In a blender, combine ice cream, milk and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.

For the whipped cream: Whip cream until almost stiff. Add sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat until cream holds peaks. Put into a piping bag. (I have a Whipped Cream Dispenser which makes making and piping whipped cream easy.

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

Happy Halloween!

Check out these Christmas milkshakes.


Anonymous said...

Aw, so cute!

Happy Halloween!

Manggy said...

I like how they're arranged-- it looks like the middle one is pointing out something scandalous to the other two :) I'm sure the kids really enjoyed these!
If you paint the faces with a 1:1 cream:chocolate ganache that has been cooled a little, it can be more easily eaten out of the glass or mixed into the shake as desired :)

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Looks like a fun and delicious activity.

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! It's great that you and your kids can enjoy these together.

Joie de vivre said...

That is so cute, and considering that your kids made them, look quite professional! My kids would love them! (Me too.)

Anonymous said...

Those are so cute! Happy Halloween!

Ingrid_3Bs said...

Those look delicious! My children and I would LOVE these,too. I like how you added a pinch to your whipped cream. I am definitely trying that out!

vibi said...

LOL LOL Too cute! You have children that will follow in your footsteps!

The cutest part is we can almost tell how old they are, by the stability of the hands! ...not easy to paint inside a glass, huh?

Yay, for future Braques 'n Picassos!

Anonymous said...

oh these are too cute shari! and the milkshake's so frothy. mmmmm. i want one please!

Anonymous said...

thoae are awesome!!!!

TeaLady said...

Your kid's ghosts are cuter than Martha's.

NKP said...

How cute are those milkshakes! They are adorable, I love them.

Jacque said...

Those are the cutest ghosts, lol. Very sweet (don't you love how creative the MS bunch is?).

Nice work, Whisk family!

Anonymous said...

How lucky your children are to have you for a Mom doing all these fun things with them. I can see why they want to make them often! They look so delicious.

natalia said...

Ciao ! They are so funny ! I think I have to make them soon ! (meanwhile I got the shrimps !)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!!
I love the photos and who doesn't love a milk shake??

Anonymous said...

These are just too cute. I like that it's not creepy scary, just fun so that little kids can enjoy this, too.

Anonymous said...

How cute! Or, rather, how scary:) Very creative:)

Steph said...

Those look like a lot of fun to make and drink!

grace said...

this is another great idea! heck, it'd be fabulous even without the halloween decorations. bravo. :)

Megan said...

I would like to have one right now! And it's only 6:30 in the morning. That whip cream looks so good!

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is so cute. I wish I had seen these earlier. Still, I am going to make these for my granddaughter. She will love them. Very clever.

Jamie said...

Very, very cute!!!

Maria said...

Those shakes are the cutest shakes I have ever seen!

Anonymous said...

aww those are the cutest!! i love their faces!

Shari said...

hannah - Hope you had a fun Halloween!

manggy - I like your tip. I usually have to soak the glasses for awhile to get the chocolate off. Your way, the kids get to actually eat the chocolate. Win:Win.

candy - It's fun and easy!

fearless kitchen - It's been a fun tradition.

joie de vivre - Maybe they'll enjoy cooking and baking as much as me someday!

nicole - Thanks!

ingrid - Cinnamon adds a nice flavor to vanilla whipped cream.

vibi - 10, 9 and 6. I'm sure you can guess the 6-year-old!

diva - They are so delicious.

strawberriesinparis - Thanks!

tealady - Aw, I'll have to tell them that!

natashya - Thanks!

jacque - MS and her bunch are amazing!

anonymous - Thanks!

natalia - Hope you make them!

bakingblonde - Thanks!

madam chow - What, you don't like the chocolate cake hand?? ;)

farida - Cute and scary is perfect.

steph - They are fun!

grace - Without Halloween as an excuse, we would have these every day!

megan - The whipped cream was from a can, and it was pretty good.

lynn - I'm sure your granddaughter will love them even after Halloween.

jamie - Thanks!

maria - Aw, you're sweet.

dessertobsessed - Thanks!

Thanks, everyone, for dropping by and taking the time to leave a comment!

Danica Patrick Milk Mustache said...

Danica Patrick's milk mustache is awesome!

kickpleat said...

Oh my goodness! I love this so much. Adorable.