Made from frozen fruit and fresh fruit juice, the orange color in this easy frozen, non-alcoholic Halloween drink comes from the color of the fruit. Drink it too fast and… BRAIN FREEZE!
- Ingredients for Brain Freeze Halloween Mocktails
- How to Make Brian Freeze! Non-Alcoholic Halloween Drinks
- How do I garnish my Brain Freeze Non-Alcoholic Halloween Mocktail?
- Serving This as a Kids Halloween Drink?
- Recipe Tips
- Serve These Halloween Cookies with Your Halloween Mocktails
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- Brain Freeze! A Non-Alcoholic Halloween Drink
Spooky season is the perfect time for themed drinks, and non-alcoholic drinks are perfect for the whole family! Whether you're participating in Sober October or simply don't enjoy alcohol, everyone deserves a delicious drink, and this easy recipe is quick to make with natural ingredients and loads of fun decorating options.
This mocktail is such a fun drink to serve on Halloween, especially if - like in my area - trick or treating happens on a different day! Even if the trick-or-treating is done, we're still going to celebrate Halloween on October 31, and this festive drink will be a great way for us to get in the Halloween spirit.
There are no artificial colors or orange sherbet or ice cream in this Brain Freeze mocktail. This delicious drink has minimal added sugar so you can control the sugar as much as you need to. It's the perfect Halloween drink recipe for your next Halloween party.
Dry ice can be a fun ingredient for Halloween mocktails and cocktails, but if not handled correctly it can be also dangerous. So I avoid it in anything kid-friendly, like these Brain Freeze non-alcoholic Halloween Mocktails.
Ingredients for Brain Freeze Halloween Mocktails
- Frozen mango chunks - Frozen mango is providing the icey element in this blended drink instead of ice cubes. This keeps the drink creamy and doesn't water it down. I buy a bag of frozen mango chunks at my grocery store, but you can freeze fresh mango and use that instead if you prefer.
- Pineapple juice - Choose 100% pineapple juice.
- An orange - Fresh juice makes a big difference in your drinks, so squeeze a fresh orange for this recipe.
- Simple syrup - Make your own simple syrup at home by combining equal parts white sugar and hot water. Cool the syrup completely before using. Get all the instructions over on my simple syrup recipe page.
- Cream of coconut - This is thick, sweet syrup can be found in the mixer section of your grocery or liquor store. Do NOT substitute coconut cream. They are not the same.
- Green decorating sugar - Sugaring this rim with a bright sugar in a Halloween color makes for an easy garnish element. I love green sugar with the orange drink (plus it’s easy to find), but purple sugar and black sugar are super fun alternatives.
- Dried orange slices - Dehydrated orange slices make an easy garnish. I love placing candy eyes on them (especially when I'm serving this drink to kids) to really keep with the Halloween theme.
How to Make Brian Freeze! Non-Alcoholic Halloween Drinks
Pour green sugar into a shallow dish.
Run a slice of orange around the rim of a glass.
Dip the glass rim in the green sugar.
Hold the glass at a 45 degree angle, and pour the cream of coconut around the inside middle of the glass while slowly turning it to coat the inside of the glass.
Set the glass aside.
In a blender, combine frozen mango, pineapple juice, orange juice and simple syrup.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the prepared glass.
Top with a dried orange slice, fresh orange slice, candy eyes, or any other festive garnish you want!
Stir, sip, and enjoy!
How do I garnish my Brain Freeze Non-Alcoholic Halloween Mocktail?
Simple ingredients and fun garnishes are key to these spooky Halloween mocktails, especially if you're serving them at Halloween parties. I like garnishing this Halloween-themed drink with a green sugared rim and dried citrus slices, but you can use anything you like!
Serving This as a Kids Halloween Drink?
Add in gummy worms coming out of the top and thread a ring with plastic spiders on it through the straw. Or lay a dried orange slice on the top and set some candy eyeballs or gummy eyeballs on it.
- Cream of coconut is VERY different from coconut cream. Don’t substitute one for the other. Cream of coconut is a thick, sweet, coconut syrup that’s nothing like coconut cream in terms of texture or sweetness.
- Make these frozen drinks just before serving to keep them from melting too much.
Serve These Halloween Cookies with Your Halloween Mocktails
Candy corn cookies are a delicious Halloween treat that’s easier to make than you might think! These slice-and-bake cookies are crispy and buttery and a great alternative to Halloween candy.
Looking for More Non-Alcoholic Halloween Drinks?
Looking for something without any lemon-lime soda or food coloring in it? Try my Sparkling Citrus Apple Cider Mocktails made with fresh citrus and sparkling cider.