These spirits may look frightening, but they're actually quite sweet. This eerie version of a vanilla milkshake is kid-friendly and absolutely delicious. And although you wouldn't want these spooks to haunt your house, they would be welcome at a Halloween get-together.

Martha Stewart Kids, Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2005, Martha Stewart Living Special Issues, 2007, Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2005

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Kirsten Strecker

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes six 8-ounce servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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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Reviews (14)

32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
10/31/2008
You could also turn these into evil trolls, by adding chocolate whip cream on the top, as a hat.
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10/16/2008
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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10/16/2008
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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09/23/2008
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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09/20/2008
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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09/18/2008
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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09/17/2008
" 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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09/17/2008
i think I'll just use clear plastic cups and draw the ghost faces on the outside
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09/17/2008
i think I'll just use clear plastic cups and draw the ghost faces on the outside
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09/17/2008
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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09/17/2008
Thanks so much Gormae...my kids will love these!
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09/17/2008
Bridgetwilkie all you have to do is melt any kind of chocolate that you like in a micro or over boiling water, use a small artist brush and paint the inside of the glass. I used glasses with wide openings and it is a lot easier to paint.
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09/17/2008
These are awesome. You can use cool whip or Redi Whip in place of the heavy ceam and confectioners sugar.
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09/17/2008
I'm more interested in knowing how to make the chocolate faces than the whipped cream!??
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