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These Halloween Milkshakes are a perfect treat! Made to look like ghosts, they are too cute to be scary! These delicious vanilla milkshakes are so tasty!

Vanilla milkshakes that are in a clear glass and decorated as ghosts
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These are a hit with kids!  Not only do the kids love to drink the milkshake, but they are also kid friendly to make.

Recently we made them and my daughter asked to make her own. She loved making them!  I am not sure which part she loved more…making the faces or drinking the milkshake!

This vanilla milkshake is creamy and delicious. They would be great for a Halloween night at home or for a gathering.

Grocery Shopping List:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Milk (we use skim milk)
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Whipped Cream

You will also need clear glasses for this recipe.  We usually use 8-10 oz glasses for the milkshakes.

How to make the ghost milkshakes:

How to make the ghost faces:

First thing to do is to make the ghost faces on your glasses.  Make them scary or friendly…whatever you feel prefer. 

First, place the chocolate chips (in a microwave safe bowl) in the microwave.  Heat them for 30 seconds and then stir the chocolate.  If the chocolate chips are not fully melted, do additional 15 increments, stirring after each one, until the chocolate is smooth and creamy. 

Line up your glasses on your kitchen counter or table. We use the end of a spoon handle to “paint” the melted chocolate onto the interior of the glasses to make the faces. 

When making the ghost faces, dip the end of your spoon handle into the melted chocolate. Use a small amount of chocolate for each part of the face.  If you put too much on the spoon, it might be too much and make more of a mess than a ghost face.

Faces made out of melted chocolate chips placed on a clear glass to make ghost faces

Once you have the faces done, place the glasses into the refrigerator so the chocolate can set.  This takes about 30 minutes. 

How do you know if the chocolate is set?  Just gently press on the chocolate with a spoon or your finger.  If it doesn’t move or smudge, you are good to go!

How to make the milkshake:

Place the ice cream and milk into your blender.  Blend ingredients until they are mixed well.  It should be a thick consistency, but not too thick that you cannot pour it out.

If needed, add more milk to make it thinner.  Add a little milk at a time so that it doesn’t become too thin.

If if you prefer it to be a thicker milkshake, add in a little more ice cream until you have the desired consistency.  

How to make the Ghosts:

Pour the milkshake into your glasses. Leave about one inch to the top of each glass. That leaves room for the whipped cream.

Vanilla milkshakes that are decorated as ghosts

Then take the Reddi Whipped Cream and swirl that around a few times to top off the ghost milkshake.

Serve right away and enjoy!

Vanilla Milkshakes that look like ghosts

Recipe Tips:

If you want the milkshake thinner, add more milk, adding a little milk at a time.  If you prefer it thicker, add more ice cream until you have desired consistency.

This recipe makes about 4 1/2 cups.  How many servings you get depends on the size of the glasses that you use.

Make sure to only use a small amount of melted chocolate when doing each part of the face.

Milkshakes that are in a clear glass with faces on the glasses made out of melted chocolate.

These ghost milkshakes would be a fun dessert for the Halloween!  This would be a fun treat for your kids to have after going out trick or treating.

We love Halloween in our house.  We decorate our house inside and out.  My kids love to be home and hand out the candy…and be a little scary!   Just hoping for good weather on Halloween…  Where we live, it could snow, rain or be warm. 

More yummy Halloween recipes for you! Try Halloween Witch Hat Calzones, Peanut Butter Spider Cookies, and Halloween Dirt Cake.

Enjoy your Halloween and be safe!

If you make this recipe, I would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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Vanilla milkshakes that are in a clear glass and decorated as ghosts

Halloween Ghost Milkshakes

4.50 from 2 votes
These Halloween Ghost Milkshakes are the perfect treat to your Halloween! Both kids and adults will love these milkshakes!
Prep: 30 minutes
Chilling: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



To make the ghost faces:

  • Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish. Heat on high for 30 seconds and stir. If needed, heat for an additional 15 seconds until you the chocolate is creamy. Stir after each 15 second increments until the chocolate is smooth.
    ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Using the end of the handle on a spoon, decorate the face. Dip into the melted chocolate and just add a small amount to the glass for each part of the face.
  • Let it set in the refrigerator, about an 30 minutes.

To make the milkshake:

  • Place ice cream into the blender. Add milk and blend until the ingredients are mixed together.
    3 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 ¾ cups milk
  • Pour the milkshake into the decorated glasses, leaving about one inch to the top for the whipped cream.
  • Add in the whipped cream to the top of the milkshake.
    whipped cream
  • Serve right away.


If you want the milkshake thinner, add more milk, adding a little milk at a time. If you prefer it thicker, add more ice cream until you have desired consistency.
This recipe makes about 4 1/2 cups. How many servings you get depends on the size of the glasses that you use.
Use just a small amount of melted chocolate when making the eyes, nose, and mouth. 

Nutrition information is approximate and is automatically calculated, so should only be used as a guide.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ghost milkshake, halloween milkshake, vanilla milkshake
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I love to make simple yet delicious dinners. Time with my family is so important to me so I try to make quick and easy dinner recipes most of the time. I also love to bake and my family loves the job of being my taste testers!

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  1. Ashley says:

    4 stars
    I love the look of these! Looking forward to making these on Halloween.

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      Hi Ashley,

      Great! Let me know how you like them. Hope you like them as much as we do!


  2. KATIE Blair says:

    This was a super easy and fun festive treat that my family loved.

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      HI Katie,

      So glad to hear your family loved them! Have a great Halloween!