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!
Red Velvet Cake Batter Milkshakes
- 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.
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.
This looks delicious! I just shared this recipe on my red velvet blog http://momelite.com/red-velvet-heaven/. I hope you don’t mind!
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
You’re a genius! I couldn’t have fathomed turning my favorite cupcake into a milkshake – brilliant!
These milkshakes look amazing and perfect for any red velvet lover!!!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
I love this! It’s Halloween-y (that’s a word, right?!) without being orange and/or black. So cute!
Carlas Confections says
Love the blood red! Perfect for Halloween, and even better that it is cake batter. Ill take twelve please 🙂
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
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. 🙂
Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath says
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… 😉
shelly (cookies and cups) says
Such a fun milkshake!!! These are perfect for Halloween 🙂
Laura (GotChocolate) says
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!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
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 🙂
This might be the best shake ever! Red velvet owns my heart!
Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy says
This sounds like so much fun to make and I have a little obsession with Red Velvet also… welcome to the club! 😉
I find myself obsessed with Red Velvet, too!!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says
Love this! Perfectly tasty + creepy for Halloween 🙂
The Squishy Monster says
You just said all the right words, girlfriend! I love this for yesterday, tomorrow AND Halloween ^.^
tijuana smith @ po' man meals says
red velvet is my soul mate! lol! great idea. can’t wait to try this.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Mmmmmm, nummy. I love these!!! GREAT idea!!!
I love these, Julie!
So much fun and I adore red velvet!
addie | culicurious says
wow, this looks like a tasty snack, Julie! thanks for sharing!
This is so fun, Julie. Love that color!
Joanne @ Inspired Taste says
So fun! Kinda want one right now 🙂
Oh, wow. That sounds delicious!
Linda | The Urban Mrs says
It does look creepy delicious! This is soooo awesome, Julie.
Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says
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.
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
What a fun idea, Julie!! Perfect for adults and kids.
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
What a bright and fun colored smoothie – perfect for pre-Xmas time. Red velvet, tis the season!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Cat Davis - Food Family Finds says
Oh wow, that sounds like a sinfully delicious drink.
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! 😉