A little food coloring goes a long way to turn milk into Monster Milk for Halloween. It’s the best way to start off the holiday.
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We used to go to a potluck twice a month at the clubhouse in our community. You would have to bring a snack to share, and my snacks were always a little bit extra. Like my ghost meringues. Super cute and super over the top. Now, with no potlucks, I just make treats for us, like this Monster Milk for Halloween.
It’s so cute and a not-so-spooky treat for little kids to have on Halloween.
If you’re kids drink milk in the morning, this would be the perfect way to dress it up for Halloween.
And it’s perfect for you because Monster Milk only takes a couple minutes to make. Plus, you should have everything to make it in your home already.
There are only four ingredients, but I get it.
You might actually find recipe on Halloween and want to make this Monster Milk for Halloween breakfast, but you’re missing something. So, I helped you out. After the recipe, there are substitutions in case you’re missing any of the ingredients.
Now you have no excuse but to make Monster Milk for Halloween.
For more Halloween treats, check out all of our 10 Spooky Halloween Treats.
Monster Milk Recipe
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Monster Milk Ingredients:
How To Make Monster Milk:
Pour a glass of milk.
Add a couple drops of food coloring into the milk. For this post, I used green and neon purple. You can use whatever colors you prefer.
Stir the milk.
If you want a darker color, you can add extra drops of food color and stir again.
Set the milk aside.
Use the black gel icing to make “eyeballs” (an oval shape) on the mini marshmallows. You can either dab the eyeball directly onto the flat side of a mini marshmallow or you can pour some of the black gel icing on a plate, dip a toothpick in, then made the eyeball on the flat side of a mini marshmallow.
Don’t be stingy with the black gel icing. The larger the oval, the better the eyeball looks.
Make enough eyeballs to cover the entire opening of your glass.
Drop the mini marshmallow eyeballs into the milk.
Don’t worry if the eyeballs turn so the rounded side of the marshmallow shows. You can use a toothpick to flip the eyeball right side up.
If you wanted to serve this at a Halloween party or just for a crowd this Halloween, you can pour the milk into a punch bowl. Add the food coloring to the punch bowl (just choose one color) and stir the milk.
Then, make your marshmallow eyeballs. For effect, you might want to use full-sized marshmallows instead of mini marshmallows because the punch bowl is a large larger than a single glass. Put the marshmallows in the punch bowl. Don’t worry if they bob around. The marshmallows will start to absorb some of the food coloring and will look really cool.
Set the punch bowl out with a ladle and clear, plastic cups.
What if I can’t find black icing gel?
If you can’t find black icing gel, don’t worry. There are options.
You could melt chocolate chips or black candy wafers down, then use a toothpick to paint the chocolate chips or black candy wafers onto the mini marshmallows.
You could also use a black food coloring marker to draw the eyeballs on.
If you need to use something all natural, you can use squid ink to make the eyeballs.
What if I don’t have milk?
If you want to make this Monster Milk for Halloween, but you don’t actually have any milk, your best bet is to run out and buy some.
Or white chocolate drink mix works well if your kids like hot chocolate. You can just mix the white chocolate drink mix with hot water.
Don’t use traditional chocolate mix because the food coloring won’t die the brown chocolate mix. You’re going to want to use white hot chocolate only if you’re going to use food coloring in the beverage.
If you’re really in a bind, you can use food coloring in water, but water and marshmallows aren’t exactly a delicious combination.
What if I don’t have food coloring?
I’m laughing now because we’re really getting into all the options now. But hey, I get it. Sometimes you really just have to troubleshoot.
If you don’t have food coloring, you’re really going to have to adapt to make this Monster Milk for Halloween.
So, instead of straight milk, I would use milk or boiling water and add hot chocolate mix. Now you have a murky colored milk.
Make your marshmallow eyeballs and they’ll stand out on the dark milk. The mini marshmallow eyeballs won’t stand out if you use white chocolate drink mix.
What if I don’t have mini marshmallows?
If you don’t have mini marshmallows, you can cut a large marshmallow into smaller pieces.
But, if you made it to this point in the post, I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that you don’t have marshmallows at all.
You could still make this. At least, you can make the bottom half. Still go ahead and pour a glass of milk and then add food coloring to it.
So far, so good.
No whipped cream? Whipped topping works too.
- Food coloring
- Mini marshmallows
- Black gel icing
- Pour a glass of milk.
- Add a couple drops of food coloring into the milk.
- Stir the milk.
- Use the black gel icing to make “eyeballs” (an oval shape) on the mini marshmallows.
- Make enough eyeballs to cover the entire opening of your glass.
- Drop the mini marshmallow eyeballs into the milk.
The "cook time" is really the total time. You don't have to cook this.
Amount Per Serving Calories 308Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 20mgSodium 196mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 0gSugar 40gProtein 9g
Have you made this Monster Milk recipe? Let me know what you thought in the comments.