Celebrate Halloween this year with a fun and festive drink that kids and adults alike can all enjoy. These frozen whipped zombie brains are made with just a few ingredients and a blender. This drink is sure to keep you feeling cool.
Inspired by my frozen whipped lemonade recipe I made a festive Halloween version featuring LIME JELLO. It's so unbelievably good and creamy. This frozen zombie drink is perfect for the holidays and the lingering summer heat.
A delightful and refreshing beverage that combines the zesty flavor of lime Jello with the creamy goodness of whipped topping. Sweet, tangy, and perfect.
Make sure to have a dry erase marker handy because the zombie faces won't paint themselves on the glass. (This is a great idea for kids to make their own cup designs).
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- It's an art project and drinks in one. The faces will rub off easily but not until after they've given that "aw-factor" we're looking for.
- It's refreshing. With a light and creamy lime flavor, this drink is perfect for warmer weather and dreams of lounging at the beach with your zombie friends.
- Simple ingredients. You won't need much to put this recipe together. Many of the ingredients may already be in your home. The other stuff you'll need? It's cheap and easy to find- sounds great, right?
Heavy Cream- You'll want some heavy whipping cream to give us a rich and creamy consistency in the drink, as well as create the zombie brain look on top.
Lime Jello- You will need a box of lime jello to give us the green zombie color and wonderful citrus taste.
Pink Food Coloring- Use pink food coloring (liquid or gel) to get that zombie brain pink color that we're looking for. It won't change the taste, but it will look pretty neat.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Step 1: Take 4 clear glasses and make zombie faces on them with dry erase markers. Be careful as the image will rub off when touched. Set glasses aside.
Step 2: In a small pot on the stove, combine jello and warm boiling water until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool (but not set).
Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream with the sugar and vanilla on high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
Step 4: In a blender, combine the ice with the cooled lime jello mixture. Blend for about a minute.
Step 5: Add in almost all of the whipped cream from the bowl, reserving one cup in the bowl. Blend again until well combined, and no large ice chunks remain.
Step 6: Add a drop or two of pink food coloring into the whipped cream and blend until combined and the leftover whipped cream is all pink.
Step 7: Divide the green drink between your 4 glasses and spoon the pink brains over the top. Serve immediately.
🍴 Recipe Tips
Making this frozen whipped lime drink is super easy and kind of fun to watch. Make sure that the jello mixture is chilled to room temperature before using or else you'll need to add in another cup or two of ice (which could water down the flavor a bit). Adding in ice will help to get it to a thicker consistency.
The pink brains on top are just reserved whipped cream blended with a drop of pink food coloring and then spooned on top so it looks chunky instead of smoothly piped on. Zombies' brains aren't meant to be pretty, right?
If you want a more "permanent" zombie face on glasses, you can use a black permanent marker but make sure that it's a glass cup and not plastic (unless you're using clear disposable cups). You can easily remove a permanent marker from a glass by wiping it with an alcohol wipe.
If desired, you don't have to dissolve the mix first, but I do recommend it. Without the dissolving, the texture of the lime jello slushy will be a bit gritty, which can be unpleasant to some. With the dissolving, the drink is able to remain creamier.
No, you shouldn't assemble the drink before it is needed. Assembling too soon will result in it melting before being drunk. You can, however, make the whipped cream portion of the recipe and keep it covered in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Adding in some more ice will help to give you a thicker consistency. Adding in less ice will have the opposite effect. The drink will naturally thin down as the ice melts, so drink up quickly.
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Frozen Whipped Zombie Brains
- 1 box (3.4oz) Lime jello mix ($0.98)
- 1 cup Water ($0.00)
- 2 cups Heavy cream ($1.98)
- 2 Tablespoons Granulated sugar ($0.01)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract ($0.02)
- 6-7 cups Ice Cubes ($0.00)
- 1-2 drops Pink food coloring ($0.02)
- Take 4 clear glasses and make zombie faces on them with dry erase markers. Be careful as the image will rub off when touched. Set glasses aside.
- In a small pot on the stove combine jello and warm boiling water until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool (but not set).
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream with the sugar and vanilla on high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
- In a blender combine the ice with the cooled lime jello mixture. Blend for about a minute.
- Add in almost all of the whipped cream from the bowl, reserving one cup in the bowl. Blend again until well combined and no large ice chunks remain.
- Add a drop or two of pink food coloring into the whipped cream and blend until combined and the leftover whipped cream is all pink.
- Divide the green drink between your 4 glasses and spoon the pink brains over the top. Serve immediately.
- Ensure the Jello mixture is at room temperature before use, or you may need to add more ice, potentially diluting the flavor.
- Adding ice helps achieve a thicker consistency.
- To create the pink "brains" topping, blend reserved whipped cream with a drop of pink food coloring and spoon it on for a chunky look.
- For a more "permanent" zombie face on the glasses, use a black permanent marker, but make sure the glass is not plastic.
- You can avoid pre-dissolving the mix, but it's recommended for a smoother, creamier texture, as undissolved Jello can make the drink gritty.