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These spirits may look frightening, but they're actually quite sweet. Make the faces with melted chocolate painted inside the glass. A ghostly white vanilla milkshake is topped with piped whipped cream. And although you wouldn't want these spooks to haunt your house, they would be welcome at a Halloween get-together.

  • Yield: Makes six 8-ounce servings

Photography: Kirsten Strecker

Source: Martha Stewart Kids

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Blend milk and 1 pint ice cream in a blender until smooth. With machine running, add remaining pint ice cream, one scoop at a time; blend until smooth. Pour milkshake into six 8-ounce glasses decorated with chocolate faces, filling them 3/4 full.

  2. Put cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add confectioners' sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Transfer whipped cream to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip (such as Ateco #806). Pipe spiral mounds of whipped cream on top of milkshakes. Serve immediately.

  3. Tip:
    This recipe can be doubled easily. For 12 faces, place 1/3 cup (2 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high until melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes; stir. Using a small brush, paint chocolate inside glasses (if it hardens too soon, microwave 20 seconds more). Let set a few minutes before adding shake. Prepare glasses up to a day ahead, but don't fill until ready to serve.

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  • Tryingsomethingnew
    31 OCT, 2008
    You could also turn these into evil trolls, by adding chocolate whip cream on the top, as a hat.
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  • nararabbit
    16 OCT, 2008
    This is the cutest idea! We are not having a party so baking a whole cake or cookies is not practical - I'll be making these for my husband and I and our inlaws to enjoy with some popcorn and a scary movie or two!
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  • nararabbit
    16 OCT, 2008
    This is the cutest idea! We are not having a party so baking a whole cake or cookies is not practical - I'll be making these for my husband and I and our inlaws to enjoy with some popcorn and a scary movie or two!
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  • bff201
    23 SEP, 2008
    I agree it's very creative and yummy, but also not to hard. What you can do for the faces it chill the glass in the fridge for a couple hours or 1 day then at publix near the bakery area they sell freeze in a second chocolate syrup so what you can do is buy that then pour in the glass and it hardens so then it doesn't smear.
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  • Butterfly
    20 SEP, 2008
    This is so cute, my grandkids will love it, After all Ice Cream and Choc. Something we all love, Thanks Martha.
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  • Gormae
    18 SEP, 2008
    you can paint the faces on the outside ofplastic glasses but it takes away from the fun that they kids have trying to get the chocolate and it does give the shake a little chocolate taste when they try to scrape the faces.
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  • Tray-tra
    17 SEP, 2008
    " Make the faces with melted chocolate painted inside the glass." no need to guess, just click on the link,"make the faces" in above text. it gives all the specs.
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  • Susan75
    17 SEP, 2008
    i think I'll just use clear plastic cups and draw the ghost faces on the outside
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  • Susan75
    17 SEP, 2008
    i think I'll just use clear plastic cups and draw the ghost faces on the outside
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  • lizmerry
    17 SEP, 2008
    Hey Bridget, I would just melt some chocolate and a little cream (ganache) and stir till it's the right consistency to paint. Then put the glasses in the fridge till you serve. Haven't tried it, but I think it would work.
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