Cotton Candy Milkshake

The carnival-inspired drink will be a hit at your Halloween bash. 

HGTV's Jonathan Scott and Food Network's Duff Goldman chose a cotton candy milkshake for their halloween mocktail, as seen during the 2016 All Star Halloween Spectacular (after)

Photo by: Andrew Parker/Radiant Inc.

Andrew Parker/Radiant Inc.

The rides, the games, the treats. There’s nothing quite like a carnival. What better way to reminisce about those sweet summer days spent at a fairground than to serve up this delightful carnival-inspired treat?

During this year’s All-Star Halloween Spectacular, Food Network’s Duff Goldman crafted this clever mocktail with the help of Secret EatsAdam Richman. While it's not spooky like Food Network star Tia Mowry's Eyeball-tini, the delicious flavor is definitely something to scream about.


2 pints vanilla ice cream

1 cup pink cotton candy

1 cup blue cotton candy

1/2 cup cold whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blue and pink cotton candy, for garnish

Pop rocks blue raspberry and cherry

1 jar of vanilla frosting

Pink and blue swirl lollipops

Pink rock candy


To rim the glass with pop rocks, dip each glass onto a plate filled with frosting then gently dip into a bowl filled with pop rock. Set aside.

In a blender, combine the 1 pint of ice cream, blue cotton candy, 1/4 cup milk and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Blend until smooth. Repeat with pink cotton candy. Fill each glass, pouring both colored shakes at the same time, so the glass is half pink and half blue. Top each with both blue and pink cotton candy, 1 lollipop and 1 rock candy pop. Top with straw. Drink immediately.

Serves 2

Recipe courtesy of Duff Goldman

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