Boo-nilla Ghost Milkshakes

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Boo-nilla Ghost Milkshakes are delicious vanilla treats turned into adorable ghosts that are perfect for Halloween!

These super cute boo-nilla milkshakes are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike! They are so simple and so tasty. For more festive fun give Pumpkin Milkshakes, Witches Brew, or Ghoul-Aid a try!

Boo-nilla milkshakes in colored mason jars

Who’s excited for Halloween?

We sure are! I’ve got another festive Halloween recipe for you today, and it couldn’t be easier to make!

I thought it would be fun to celebrate the release of Raina Telgemeier’s new book Ghosts with a sweet and spooky frozen treat. Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Drama and Sisters. She’s created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible. Ghosts is a whimsical graphic novel full of Mexican culture and traditions. It’s a powerful book for young readers and perfect for this time of year!

I love that the book takes place in a city called Bahía de la Luna since Luna is our family name. This is where the ghosts live, so I thought it would be great to make some delicious Ghost milkshakes to celebrate the release of this new book, thus Boo-nilla milkshakes were born!

Boo-nilla milkshakes with whipped cream on top

Just blend!

BLEND. In a blender, combine the ice cream, milk and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.

COMBINE. In a medium size mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.

ENJOY! Divide the milkshake between the glasses. Cut the corner of a large Ziploc bag and pipe a swirl on top. Serve immediately.

Note. If you want to get extra creative you can dip the rim of the glass into lemon juice or water and then sprinkles, it looks extra cute 🙂

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Tips + Variations

If you want to use a glass jar for the cute milkshakes, but are worried about using permanent marker for just one treat Don’t worry! My favorite way is to use a white magic eraser, but here are a few other ways I came across that you can try to remove the marker:

  • Alcohol based hand sanitizer
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • WD-40
  • Acetone nail polish remover
  • Make a paste using toothpaste and baking soda

We loved the simple way the classic vanilla milkshake paired with the ghost concept, but you can easily change things up depending on your taste:

  • Use crushed Oreos to dip the top of jar in
  • Blend in a banana or other treats
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of malt powder before blending
  • Use a different flavor of white ice cream such as birthday cake or cookies and cream

Making the milkshake to your desired texture is quite easy. For a thicker shake reduce the amount of milk. For a thinner texture increase the amount of milk.

Boo-nilla milkshakes in decorated mason jars topped with whipped cream

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Boo-nilla Ghost Milkshakes Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Boo-nilla Ghost Milkshakes are delicious vanilla treats turned into adorable ghosts that are perfect for Halloween!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 593 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Milkshake

  • 4 cups vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 1/2-1 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Topping

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, combine the ice cream, milk and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  • Divide the milkshake between the glasses. Cut the corner of a large ziploc bag and pipe a swirl on top. Serve immediately.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    We just pulled out the Halloween boxes and found the first book I gave the grandkids! A fun tradition each year and would love to add this to our collection. The book sounds like a wonderful story to read to the whole family! (and candy apples! When I was a kid it was such a treat and the first house you hit )
    Regards
    Ellen

  2. 5 stars
    What a great milkshake:-) My girlfriend and I tried it yesterday and it was as good as it looks on the images.

  3. 5 stars
    Favorite halloween treat is caramel popcorn balls! And i’d Love to win the book for my son since he now loves to read and prefers comiC book style books!!?‍?