Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake + GIVEAWAY!

Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake

In honor of Shake Shack‘s imminent arrival to Chicago (!!!!), I’ve teamed up with the NYC-based burger chain to give away 10 “Hello Cards” to my readers (read: YOU!). Each Hello Card offers one free cup or cone of Shake Shack’s insanely delicious frozen custard ice cream, which is made fresh daily; they’re redeemable ONLY at the soon-to-open Chicago outpost (66 E. Ohio St.).

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*NOTE: The giveaway ends at midnight on October 30th. Winners will be notified via e-mail.

Keeping with the Shake Shack theme, I’ve created a Halloween inspired milkshake unlike anything you’ve ever had before.

This beautiful monstrosity of a sippable dessert blends homemade apple pie filling with vanilla bean ice cream and milk, and comes topped with whipped cream, a streusel-like crumble, and a generous drizzle of candy apple coating.

It ain’t healthy and it ain’t simple, but here’s my logic: for every basic pumpkin pie shake out there, there needs to be something complex, decadent, and maybe even a bit sinister to balance it out.

*The giveaway portion of this post is sponsored by Shake Shack

Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake

Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake | Kailley's Kitchen


Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake | Kailley's Kitchen

Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake + GIVEAWAY!

Yield: 2 milkshakes

Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake + GIVEAWAY!


    For the apples:
  • 1 tart apple (I used Pink Lady, but Granny Smith works great as well), peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespon corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • For the milkshake:
  • 2 cups vanilla bean ice cream (click here to make your own)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • For the crumble topping:
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons oats
  • For the candy apple drizzle:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring


  1. In a small saucepan, combine apples, brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, salt, and water
  2. Place over medium-high heat and cook until the apples have softened, about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Let the filling cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes
  4. While apples are cooling, beat butter and sugars in a stand mixer
  5. Add flour and oats and continue to beat until small crumbs form, set aside
  6. Then begin the "blood" drizzle by combining sugar, corn syrup, and water in another small saucepan over medium-high heat
  7. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly
  8. Keep stirring until mixture starts to thicken
  9. Remove from heat
  10. Add ice cream, milk, and cooled apples to a blender and blend until smooth (add more or less ice cream until desired consistency is reached)
  11. Pour into two glasses, top with whipped cream, crumble topping, and a drizzle of candy apple "blood"
  12. NOTE: You will have a bit of leftover candy apple drizzle and crumble topping; the candy apple drizzled can be used on apple slices as a fun snack, and the crumble topping can be sealed in an air-tight container and frozen for up to three months (use it on top of ice cream or as a crumble topping for cobbler).


  1. Kristi Harshbarger says

    Ooooo!!! I love anytime you post a holiday or themed pic! The pictures are always stunning and make my mouth water! 🙂


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