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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake

Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe

There has been a huge trend in 'Freakshakes' over the last few years. These super-sized, sugar-loaded milkshakes have proven to be very popular in tearooms, cafes and diners across the country. My children have been nagging my for what feels like forever to try one but I am never keen on their price tag (usually around the £7-£8 mark) and know they will take FOREVER to finish them. So when Marigold challenged us to create a Halloween recipe, I thought this would be the perfect chance to indulge my children and let them create their very own freakshakes after school. I already had most of the ingredients in my cupboard so our homemade freakshakes only worked out at around £2 each which is a bargain. 

Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe

Ingredients

The beauty of making your own freakshakes is that you can pretty much use anything you have in the cupboard or fridge. Here's what we used to make ours:-

  • Chocolate milk
  • Mint flavoured Angel Delight
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Cream
  • Popcorn
  • 'Ghost' Marshmallows (from Sainsburys)
  • Mr Kipling Slime Cake Slices
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Halloween Cake Sprinkles (from Waitrose)
  • Doughnuts


Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe



Creating your own freakshake is a very messy business indeed but luckily I had my stash of Marigold Cleaning Products on standby in case of any emergencies......

Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe - Marigold Cleaning Products

Method

Now there isn't any real method involved in creating your own freakshakes - you just have to sit back and let the kids get on with it. It's a chance for them to indulge their inner-chef. Here are some of the ideas we had........

Why not draw a scary face on your glass
Use Angel Delight as your base

Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe - Mint Angel Delight

Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe - Mr Kipling Slime Cake Crumbs
Crumble up a piece of cake and sprinkle on top of your freakshake


Use Strawberry Sauce as 'blood'


My children really went to town with their creations. I know it's a lot of sugar but for a one-off Halloween treat, I think it's fine (just make sure they brush their teeth afterwards). Plus if your children are anything like my three are, they won't actually eat most of it - the fun is all in the creating.

Things did get a little messy
I will be completely honest when I say that freakshakes aren't for everyone - they certainly aren't something I would ever indulge in. I think they are kind of like marmite - you love them or hate them. I'm in the hate camp but my three children are firmly in the love camp.






Harry, Heidi and Jack honestly said I was 'the best mum ever' for letting them loose on their own creations. Just look at their happy faces.





I would say we spent around 30 minutes creating our freakshakes and then another 10 minutes dissecting them to eat then before I knew it, the kids had ran outside to play with their friends and had left me with the aftermath (which wasn't pretty).



I got to work straight away with my Marigold Wiper Upper which is a super absorbent and deep cleaning cloth with microfibre power. I have to say I was impressed and this cloth is a super all-rounder.

Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe - Marigold Wiper Upper

Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe - Marigold Wiper Upper

Next up for the larger spills, I went for the Marigold Thirsty Sponge which is extra absorbent and perfect for wiping spills - I was VERY impressed that it wiped up this ice cream, sticky strawberry sauce and sprinkles in one go.

Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe - Marigold Thirsty Sponge


Then it was a quick once over with my Marigold Squeaky Clean which gives a fabulous streak free finish - again I was impressed at how quickly my dining table had been returned back to normal and all without the need for any liquid cleaners or sprays.

Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe - Marigold Squeaky Clean


Oh my goodness! Look at the dishes! I was not looking forward to this. However I picked up my trusty Marigold Wash and Wipe and was good to go - my glasses were squeaky clean in no time.


Create Your Own Halloween Freakshake Recipe - Marigold Wash and Wipe



I will admit, I was scared at the prospect of letting the kids go crazy with their creations. There was mess EVERYWHERE but you know what, it's just mess and it soon wiped up. It was 100% worth it to see them happy and having fun. The kids gave their freakshake recipe a massive 10/10 so it gets the huge thumbs up from us.

Let me know if you ever let your children loose in the kitchen and if you have any ideas for your own Halloween Freakshakes. 

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27 comments

  1. These are amazing (and probably less lethal than Halloween cocktails!). I really want a go at making these myself!

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    1. Oh you could maybe do a Pet Lamb or Pudding Parlour special :D

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  2. Um...okay now I'd love to make one of these. It's always good to have some good cleaning aides on hand, especially it being a messy and sticky job. The Marigolds did a good job with the clean up x

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  3. This is such a good idea, I never even thought to make my own. It would be good with hot chocolate too :) I think they're impossible to finish no matter how old you are x

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    1. Oh it would be fab with hot chocolate - thanks for the idea x

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  4. These literally look so yummy!!
    Might need to make them this Halloween with my nephew :)

    Dani x

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    1. You will certainly be his favourite aunty if you do :D

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  5. These look amazing, I need to show my Daughter and make these with her she will love them

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  6. These look great! I may have to make them with my nieces and nephews before Halloween x

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  7. Oh my goodness this sound absolutely amazing! Haha what a crazy mix of ingredients. x

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  8. Oh my god, this sounds amazing! I know what I'm doing on Halloween ;)

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  9. I really do want to have a go at making one of these, but I wouldn't know which bit to start with once I had made it x

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  10. I love seeing the mess all cleaned up! Freak shakes are sugar overload bit they do look fun x

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  11. Oh my! These look insane, thank the lord for the Marigold cleaning products or that would of been some clean up.

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    1. It was indeed :D We soon got there though x

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  12. Oh my goodness these look insane! I'm going to try these with my goddaughter we love trying different recipes xx

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  13. Haha, this is so fun! What a nice way to make Halloween treats. It sounds like you had the right gear for the cleanup!

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  14. I've never heard of thee before, but I might have to have a go making my own. They do look scrumptious and best thing about making them yourself you can choose own concoction.

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  15. I bet the kids had so much fun making these. I never even thought about making my own! They did great jobs (not so much with the mess though) x

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  16. Wow. These look amazing! I had my first freakshake last week and loved it! xo

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  17. This looks really delicious and a little bit naughty too.

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  18. These looks amazing! I want one right now x

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  19. I love Freakshakes so much, yours like the ones which you can buy!! :O x

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  20. This is my favourite article about cleaning ever, I'm afraid I am not a big fan of the freakshake but I have a Looby and she would love to do this, however, it would have to be an hour before the cleaner came as I am in no way, shape or form good at domestic stuff!!

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  21. Oh my the girls would love to make these!! i will need to buy lots of those cloths in preparation!!!

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  22. I would love to try a freakshake!! I hate Halloween on the whole but maybe with one of these I could be convinced :-P
    JH | hellojenniferhelen.com

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