This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% my own.
This Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake is a creamy cinnamon apple milkshake, with a cherry flavored candy apple rim and marshmallow skull lollipops – perfect for Halloween!
Halloween treats come in many forms, as this week has shown. I knew I wanted to make a beverage of some kind, so I started mulling over ideas. I didn’t want to make hot chocolate, I had just made a pumpkin pie milkshake, and I wanted it to be Halloween themed.
Candy apples are a big halloween treat, so why not make a candy apple milkshake?? And candy apple syrup is gloriously red, like blood so even more perfect for the theme!
The milkshake is full of soft, cinnamon apples blended with vanilla ice cream and milk. The milkshake glasses are rimmed with cherry flavored candy apple syrup, and a black straw and marshmallow skull lollipop serve as additional Halloween-themed adornments.
When you see these milkshakes, do they make you think of Halloween? Then I’ve done my job! And since it’s nearly mid-October and still pretty warm in most areas, a milkshake it still totally acceptable. Well, I think they are acceptable despite the temperature, but some people think ice cream is an odd choice when it’s cold outside. I am not one of those people.
How about you? Are you an ice cream in winter person, or a spring and summer only indulger?
And just look at this little darling, who waited oh-so-patiently for mama to finish taking pictures so she could have a taste. But really, all she wanted was the marshmallow skull lollipop. She was a big fan of those!
She is also a fan of ice cream (or popsicles, more specifically) year-round.
Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake
Apple Milkshake Filling
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 cups sweet red apple (like gala or jazz), peeled, cored, and diced
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
Candy Apple Coating
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
- 1 tsp cherry extract
- 3-4 drops red food coloring
Apple Pie Milkshake
- 1 cup apple pie filling
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Whipped Cream for topping, optional
- To make the apple filling, melt butter in a medium sized pan over medium high heat.
- Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and cook while stirring until apples are softened, about 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature or place in a small bowl and refrigerate until cold.
- To make the candy apple coating, place sugar, water, corn syrup, and food coloring in a small sauce pan over medium heat and stir to combine.
- Cook sugar mixture until large bubbles begin to form, about 8 minutes (depending on your stove, so keep a close eye on it.) Mixture should coat the back of your spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool down for about 10 minutes.
- Once cooled, carefully dip the rims of your glasses into the sugar coating and allow to slowly drip down the sides.
- To make the milkshake, combine apple pie filling, ice cream, milk, and vanilla in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream, add a straw and a marshmallow skull lollipop and serve immediately.
Happy Halloween! It’s October which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Spooky Halloween Snack Board from Big Bear’s Wife
Caramel Swirl Silly Pumpkin Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Pumpkin Cake Pops from 4 Sons R Us
Decorated Halloween Shortbread Cookies from Pastry Chef Online
Gluten Free Jack o Lantern Fruit Pizza from Frugal & Fit
Michael Meyers Pumpkin Cupcakes from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Frankenstein Fingers from Jen Around the World
Candy Corn Sprinkle Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake from Sweet Beginnings
Candy Corn Moonshine Martini from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Pie Minis with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream and Trick-or-Treat Sprinkles from Nancie’s Table
Monster Cake Pops from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Halloween Layer Cake from The Redhead Baker
Maple Mummy Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies from Sweet ReciPEAs
Hocus Pocus Cauldron Fondue from For the Love of Food
Eyeball Halloween Cupcakes from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Caramel Chocolate Green Monster Cupcakes from I am a Honey Bee
Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors! Scroll down to take a look!
Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a “Dinner and Dessert Set” – ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)
Prize # 6– Litehouse is giving away the following:
1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packsa Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 7th – October 13th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop,Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.