Monster Mash Milkshakes

Monster Mash Milkshakes aka what to do with all that Halloween candy.  I credit my husband for this, its the kind of thing he likes to make the kids about an hour before dinner.  Just kidding!  Sort of kidding but they are fun and obviously delish and a great way to use up some of that Halloween candy.   As you can imagine the kids go crazy for it.

I like to use chocolate-based candies but I can also imagine a skittles milkshake might be pretty tasty.  It’s really fun to let the kids make their own concoctions and go to town.  It’s hard to go wrong with ice cream and candy so go wild!

The milkshake in the picture has 3 different kinds of M&Ms (regular, Peanut and Pretzel), Snickers, Kit Kat, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

If you just have so much candy and a milkshake won’t do the trick, here are some other ideas:

  • Crush them and make Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie Sundaes
  • Save them and use them to decorate gingerbread houses in December (I leave this to my mom who does an amazing gingerbread house with the kids every year)
  • Freeze them and use them for these milkshakes or in other baked goods all year round
  • Donate them, lots of towns have collections to send extra candy to the troops


  • 3 large scoops of ice cream (about 3 cups)
  • 6-8 fun size candy packages
  • 1 cup milk
  • whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and additional candies for serving


  1. Blend ice cream, candy, and milk in a blender until smooth. Add more milk as needed
  2. Pour into 2 large or 4 small cups and top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and decorate whipped cream with candy pieces.