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Poisoned Apple Halloween Milkshake Recipe

This Poisoned Apple Halloween Milkshake is extra spooky with a black poisoned candy apple right on top! Made with vanilla ice cream, milk, apple pie filling, cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel, this caramel apple milkshake tastes just like a caramel apple pie! 

Poisoned Apple Halloween Milkshake Recipe

Wouldn’t these Poisoned Apple Halloween Milkshakes make an awesome Halloween treat or a delicious dessert for a Halloween party? They’re like two treats in one – a milkshake and a candy apple! Plus, they’re wickedly spooky!

Instead of making a regular caramel apple with red or brown caramel sauce, give it a sinister spin by making a poisoned black apple. Simply add black food coloring to homemade caramel to make the caramel apples a dark and spooky black and garnish both the inside and outside of your glasses with any leftover black caramel sauce. 

To make these milkshakes, you’ll need a few ingredients.

Poisoned Apple Halloween Milkshake Recipe Ingredients List:

Caramel Apples Ingredients:

  • apples
  • heavy whipping cream
  • light corn syrup
  • light brown sugar
  • unsalted Butter
  •  kosher salt
  • vanilla extract
  • black food coloring

Milkshake Ingredients:

  • milk
  • vanilla ice cream
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • apple pie filling
  • leftover black caramel
  • black candy caramel apples

Recommended Kitchen Equipment and Supples:

I use my Ninja blender for all my milkshakes! I can’t say enough good things about this blender! It’s not super cheap and won’t fall apart like some $20-30 brands, but it also doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like a Vitamix blender. 

If you’re in need of a new blender, I definitely recommend this one. My only tip is that even though the pitcher says it’s dishwasher safe, be sure to hand wash it. Our first one cracked in the dishwasher, but our replacement pitcher has been going strong for 4-5 years now.

Try to use real sticks in the caramel apples to make them even spookier! Simply wash and sharpen one end of your found sticks so you can push them into the apple to use as a handle. 

But, if you can’t find real sticks, these faux sticks will also work (or available on Amazon in natural brown or black if you need them shipped) or these caramel apple sticks

How to Make Poisoned Apple Halloween Milkshakes:

Start with making your black caramel apples:

  • Store-bought apples are coated in a wax. In order for the caramel to stick to the apple, you have to remove this wax by washing in hot water and then drying.  
  • Next, pull out the apples’ stems and replace with your sticks.
  • Set apples aside or in the refrigerator to cool.
  • For the caramel, cook the heavy whipping cream, light corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, and salt on the stove for about 15-20 minutes until the caramel reaches 240 F on a candy thermometer
  • Remove the caramel from the heat and stir in vanilla extract and black food coloring with a wooden spoon.
  • Allow it to cool to 190 F and then dip your apples in the black caramel.
  • Let the excess caramel drip off each apple, then set the dipped apple on a non-stick surface such as parchment paper or a silicone-lined baking mat/sheet. 
  • Let them set while you prepare the rest of the milkshake.

To make the milkshakes:

  • Start by garnishing the rims of your glasses with the leftover black caramel sauce. 
  • Chill the glasses in the freezer while you make your milkshake mix. 
  • To make the milkshakes, add the milk, ice cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple pie filling to a blender and mix on high. 
  • Drizzle more black caramel sauce inside your rimmed glasses, pour your milkshake mix into the glasses, add a black straw, and stick a black candy caramel apple on top!

Enjoy!

Here’s the full printable recipe:

Poisoned Apple Halloween Milkshake Recipe

Poisoned Apple Halloween Milkshake Recipe

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Black Poisoned Caramel Apples:
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 TB unsalted Butter
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Black food coloring - amount depends on the brand/type you purchase. Add a little bit at a time until you achieve a deep black color.
  • 3 apples
  • Milkshakes:
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 TB ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup apple pie filling
  • leftover black caramel
  • 3 black poisoned caramel apples

Instructions

    Start with making your black caramel apples:

  1. Store-bought apples are coated in a wax. In order for the caramel to stick to the apple, you have to remove this wax by washing in hot water and then drying.  
  2. Next, pull out the apples’ stems and replace with your sticks.
  3. Set apples aside or in the refrigerator to cool.
  4. For the caramel, cook the heavy whipping cream, light corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, and salt on the stove for about 15-20 minutes until the caramel reaches 240 F on a candy thermometer (LINK). 
  5. Remove the caramel from the heat and stir in vanilla extract and black food coloring with a wooden spoon.
  6. Allow it to cool to 190 F and then dip your apples in the black caramel.
  7. Let the excess caramel drip off each apple, then set the dipped apple on a non-stick surface such as parchment paper or a silicone-lined baking mat/sheet. 
  8. Let them set while you prepare the rest of the milkshake.
  9. To make the milkshakes:

  1. Start by garnishing the rims of your glasses with the leftover black caramel sauce. 
  2. Chill the glasses in the freezer while you make your milkshake mix. 
  3. To make the milkshakes, add the milk, ice cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple pie filling to a blender and mix on high. 
  4. Drizzle more black caramel sauce inside your rimmed glasses, pour your milkshake mix into the glasses, add a black straw, and stick a black candy caramel apple on top!
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1577Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 805mgCarbohydrates: 298gFiber: 12gSugar: 276gProtein: 14g

All information presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on saltycanary.com is provided as a courtesy, is an estimate only, and should only be used as a general guideline.

 Looking for more Halloween recipe inspiration? Check out some of my other Halloween recipes and DIYs here:

My Poisoned Apple Halloween Milkshake was featured on FoodNetwork.com along with more of my spooky Halloween milkshakes. 

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