These Halloween drink recipes for kids include autumn classics and unique options that will bring delight and a thrill to costumed girls and boys at your next gathering.
#1 Pumpkin Spice DelightMoms may reach for pumpkin spice lattes when the weather turns chilly, but kids do not need the caffeine. Whip something up at home with some nutritious ingredients and plenty of fall flavor.
- 1 cup milk (almond or other substitutes are great)
- 1 tbsp Canned pumpkin purée (not pie filling)
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Whipped cream (optional)
Pour the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, and seasonings into a blender. Use a high setting to combine all the ingredients until smooth. Make sure there are no pumpkin chunks left. You can adjust sugar, vanilla, and spice to taste.
Pour into a glass or latte-style mug. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping. Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top to garnish. Serve right away.
#2 Autumn Fruit Punch
Make everyday juice more exciting for the Halloween season by using a blend of autumn fruits. You can buy these juices direct from the market or get the fruits themselves and use and at-home juicer or food processor. Great options include apple, cranberry, pear, grape, and pomegranate.
If you want to serve this fresh-tasting beverage at a gathering, follow these steps for a more festive presentation.
- Make ice cubes in autumn leaf silicone molds.
- Put washed grapes in the freezer until solid
- Mix equal parts of two to three juices in a large bowl.
- Add 1-liter sparkling water – flavorless or lemon works great!
- Cut crisp apples into thin slices or festive shapes
- Float apples, frozen grapes, and ice cubes in the bowl of punch
#3 Candy Corn Shakes
Presentation matters most when it comes to these delicious milkshakes. Even if your kids do not like traditional candy corn, they will enjoy this sweet treat. You have two options when it comes to putting together this white, orange, and yellow creation.
- 3 scoops vanilla ice cream and orange and yellow food coloring
- OR Vanilla ice cream AND orange and lemon sherbet
- Milk -- soy or almond milk works well
- Whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping
- Halloween color sprinkles or small candies
If you choose vanilla ice cream for this recipe, separate the scoops into different bowls. Add a half measure of milk to each section and blend together. Use a few drops of food coloring to make one orange and one yellow. Return to the freezer to keep things cold while assembling the shake.
In a tall glass or clear plastic cup, layer the colored ice cream or sherbet with yellow at the bottom, orange in the middle, and white at the top. This makes it look like a traditional candy corn. Top with a spoonful of whipped cream and sprinkles or small candies.
#4 Friendly Ghost Cocoa
Need a delicious warm Halloween drink for kids after trick-or-treating? A simple cup of cocoa or is an autumn favorite. You can make this with a store-bought hot chocolate package, too. The ‘from scratch’ recipe is super easy and fun to follow together.
- 4 cups of milk
- 1/3 cup of water
- ¼ - ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Ghost-shaped marshmallow treats
This recipe makes four servings. Classic sweet cocoa works best with ½ cup of sugar. However, some people prefer a more semi-sweet flavor. Also, the ‘ghost’ topping adds additional sweetness, so you may not need as much sugar.
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the water, cocoa powder, and sugar to a boil. Stir continuously until everything is incorporated and the sugar is melted smoothly.
Reduce heat to a simmer before adding the milk. Do this slowly while stirring to create the creamiest hot chocolate ever. When everything is blended well, remove from the heat and allow it to cool slightly so no one burns their mouth.
Pour the cocoa into Halloween themed mugs or anything you have on hand. Spoon on a bit of whipped cream if desired. Add one ghost-shaped marshmallow treat, such as seasonal ones from the Peeps brand, to the top of each mug.
You can rest one in the whipped cream on top of the steaming mug or suspended across the rim with a skewer if you do not want it to melt right away. Another option is to spoon a large dollop of whipped cream on the top and decorate with two chocolate chip eyes to give the impression a friendly ghost melted into the cocoa already.
#5 Spooky Eyeball Punch
A great Halloween punch brings together all the spookiest parts of the monsters and goblins. Make sure your kids can handle the idea before serving it at a party. It may be better for older children who love the gross factor.
- Red juice like cherry, pomegranate, or colored Kool-Aid
- Ginger ale or other light-colored soda
- Melon balls and blueberries
- Crisp apples peeled and cut into thin slices
- Frozen raspberries and/or cherries
- Skull-shaped ice cubes
Create the fruit garnish for the spooky punch first. Use the end of a fruit peeler or a spoon handle to dig out a small divot in each melon ball. Insert a blueberry to create the eye pupils. Use a small cookie cutter or knife skills to cut apple slices into bone shapes. Other options include skulls, bats, or Jack-o’-lanterns.
Mix equal parts juice and soda in a large punch bowl. If you use multiple types of juice or fruit-flavored beverage, the volume should still add up to half.
Float the melon-blueberry eyes, apple bones, and frozen red berries or cherries together with spooky-shaped ice cubes in the punch. Make sure every party guest gets an eyeball, bone, and some fruit in their cup for a truly spooky look and taste.
#6 Fog in the BogThe right bowl of punch can create the perfect decoration for your Halloween party as well as a delightful drink for kids of all ages. The secret for the Fog in the Bog recipe is to serve it in with a spooky dry ice effect.
- 1 – 2 liters lime Koolaid or another green beverage
- 2 liters ginger ale or lemon lime soda
- 2 quarts lime or lemon sherbet
- Gummy worms or similar candies
First, position your punchbowl inside a tray or other bowl large enough to hold the dry ice and water. To keep things safe for kids, arrange Halloween decorations around the edges so they cannot put their fingers in this tray or bowl.
Spoon large scoops of the sherbet into the bottom of the punchbowl first. Do this as close as possible to serving time. For best results, you do not want it to melt completely before guests get to enjoy the lumpy, frothy appearance.
Mix the Koolaid or other green drink and soda together. If you prefer a more natural beverage, you can use prepared lemon or lime-aid too, although this will not look as shockingly green at the end. Pour this directly over the sherbet.
Notes About Dry Ice:
You have two options when it comes to using food-grade dry ice to make the Fog in the Bog have the perfect foggy or misty effect. First, you can add very small piece of dry ice directly to the punch bowl. They will sink to the bottom, create the desired effect, and last 5-10 minutes before completely sublimating. You may want to have multiple small pieces on hand to add periodically throughout the night.
The other option is to add dry ice pieces and water to the tray or bowl under the filled punchbowl. The fog will give a mysterious look without any worry about ingesting it. Small chips of dry ice at the bottom of the punch bowl are considered safe for consumption. Do not add large quantities just to make more fog.
Take precautions when using it in any way. Use gloves and tongs when moving the dry ice into position. Never use more than recommended whether you put it in the punchbowl or add it to the decorations.
Ladle the delicious green punch into clear glasses or plastic cups to serve. Add one or two gummy worms or similar candies at the end to give it the perfect look.
These Halloween drink recipes for kids will thrill and to people of all ages. Perfect for a cozy evening at home or a costume party, they range from sweet classics to spooky celebration beverages. No matter what, each one is sure to make a great impression.