Red Velvet Cake Batter Milkshakes for Halloween!

I’m working with McCormick once again this year for Halloween treats! I thought I would change it from last year’s cupcakes to a drink…a blood red drink…creeppyyyy and chocolatey! I love love love red velvet (okay I’m obsessed with it, are you seeing a pattern here? I have a lot of obsessions). Anyways, to make this milkshake over the top and even more rich – I added cake mix hence the name red velvet cake batter milkshakes!

McCormick red food color is the best! It doesn’t add a funky taste to your recipes – I use it all the time for red velvet cupcakes and if you get it on your hands (which I do every time), it comes out after a few hand washings.

Enjoy! And umm, I know you’ll thank me!

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Red Velvet Cake Batter Milkshakes

Yield: 2 shakes

Prep Time: less than 10 minutes

Total Time: less than 10 minutes


1 cup milk

15-18 drops McCormick Red Food Color

1/2 Tablespoon chocolate syrup

4-5 big scoops of chocolate ice cream

4 Tablespoons red velvet cake mix


In a measuring cup, mix milk and red food color together thoroughly. Add chocolate syrup and whisk. Add ice cream and milk chocolate mixture into a blender along with the cake mix. Pulse or use milkshake setting on your blender. Serve immediately.

*What to do with the leftover cake mix? Save it in a plastic zippered bag for those cake batter milkshake cravings or before measuring it out, divide it in half and follow instructions on the box (using half of the ingredients of course) and bake 12 cupcakes with it. I do that all the time when I don't really need 24 cupcakes.

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Other great Halloween ideas for you!

Halloween Tombstone Cupcakes
Candy Corn Cupcakes
Candy Corn Cupcakes from A Nut in a Nutshell
Halloween Goblin Goo Parfaits from Baked by Rachel

I’m joining in with McCormick and other bloggers on a pinterest board, so be sure to check it out! And for more great Halloween tips and ideas, visit the McCormick website. And keep a look out, I have a fun McCormick giveaway coming at you soon!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick. I only work with brands I love.

36 Responses to “Red Velvet Cake Batter Milkshakes for Halloween!”

  1. 1
    thegoodiegirl — October 19, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    Umm – YES! This looks fantastic! I love milkshakes and Red Velvet Cake! I wouldn’t have any trouble finding a use for extra cake mix! 😉


  2. 2
    Cat Davis - Food Family Finds — October 19, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Oh wow, that sounds like a sinfully delicious drink.


  3. 3
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 19, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    YES please!


  4. 4
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 19, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    What a bright and fun colored smoothie – perfect for pre-Xmas time. Red velvet, tis the season!


  5. 5
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 19, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    What a fun idea, Julie!! Perfect for adults and kids.


  6. 6
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert — October 19, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Wonderful recipe! I am a first time visitor and want to thank you for hosting the cookie swap. I just signed up and am so excited! Thanks again – can’t wait to explore more of your posts – have a lovely weekend.


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    Linda | The Urban Mrs — October 19, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    It does look creepy delicious! This is soooo awesome, Julie.


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    Alicia — October 19, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    Oh, wow. That sounds delicious!


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    Joanne @ Inspired Taste — October 19, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    So fun! Kinda want one right now :)


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    Cassie — October 19, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    This is so fun, Julie. Love that color!


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    addie | culicurious — October 19, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    wow, this looks like a tasty snack, Julie! thanks for sharing!


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    Karly — October 19, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    I love these, Julie!

    So much fun and I adore red velvet!


  13. 13
    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell — October 19, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Mmmmmm, nummy. I love these!!! GREAT idea!!!


  14. 14
    tijuana smith @ po' man meals — October 19, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    red velvet is my soul mate! lol! great idea. can’t wait to try this.


  15. 15
    The Squishy Monster — October 19, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    You just said all the right words, girlfriend! I love this for yesterday, tomorrow AND Halloween ^.^


  16. 16
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — October 19, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    Love this! Perfectly tasty + creepy for Halloween :)


  17. 17
    Kristin — October 19, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    I find myself obsessed with Red Velvet, too!!


  18. 18
    Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — October 20, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    This sounds like so much fun to make and I have a little obsession with Red Velvet also… welcome to the club! 😉


  19. 19
    Stephanie — October 20, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    This might be the best shake ever! Red velvet owns my heart!


  20. 20
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 21, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    I’m such a huge red velvet fan too! And I absolutely love McCormick’s red food coloring! That’s the only brand I use! And these milkshakes – TO DIE FOR! They’re so perfect for Halloween, or any other day of the year of course :)


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  22. 21
    Laura (GotChocolate) — October 21, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

    OK, I’m SO trying this for my daughter’s Halloween party. It’s PERFECT and looks incredibly delicious. WOW, you did it again – so creative!

    Thanks, Julie!


  23. 22
    shelly (cookies and cups) — October 22, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    Such a fun milkshake!!! These are perfect for Halloween :)


  24. 23
    Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath — October 22, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    This sounds so good! I need more milkshakes in my life. I keep saying that but it will happen, dammit! Now what if I put a little bourbon in here… 😉


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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 22, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    I can only imagine how good this is! I’ve never had cake batter anything. Isn’t that terrible? This is perfect for Halloween! Looove the color. :)


  26. 25
    Carlas Confections — October 22, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    Love the blood red! Perfect for Halloween, and even better that it is cake batter. Ill take twelve please :)


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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — October 22, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    I love this! It’s Halloween-y (that’s a word, right?!) without being orange and/or black. So cute!


  28. 27
    katie — October 23, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    These milkshakes look amazing and perfect for any red velvet lover!!!


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  30. 28
    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom — October 24, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

    You’re a genius! I couldn’t have fathomed turning my favorite cupcake into a milkshake – brilliant!


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    Cyndi — December 8, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    This looks delicious! I just shared this recipe on my red velvet blog I hope you don’t mind!


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