Shake things up this Halloween with outrageous, boo-zy candy apple milkshakes. Vanilla ice cream with a splash of tart apple cider and a hint of cinnamon is simply a combination to die for.

This tantalizing recipe is all treats and no tricks, so there’s no need to be afraid. Serving them at your next party is sure to leave a spook-tacular impression on any visiting ghosts or ghouls. Bon appétit!

Candy Apple Milkshakes

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • Vanilla frosting
  • Red pearl candies
  • 3 tablespoon corn syrup
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 1/2 ounce apple brandy
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Whipped cream
  • Decorative straws
  • 1/2 candy apple prepared in advance
  • Red sprinkles
  • Step 1

    Frost the outside rim of your serving glass.

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  • Step 2

    Sprinkle the red pearl candies over the frosting to cover.

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  • Step 3

    Mix the corn syrup with a few drops of red food coloring. Using a spoon, pour pea-sized amounts of the corn syrup around the inside rim of the glass to create a drip effect. Set aside.

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  • Step 4

    In a blender, add the ice cream, apple cider, apple brandy, and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.

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  • Step 5

    Add a few ice cubes to thicken the shake up a little.

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  • Step 6

    Pour the milkshake into the serving glass. Working quickly, squirt a big dollop of whipped cream on top, and then add the straws, candy apple, and sprinkles. Serve immediately.

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