Halloween comes around so quickly after the summer, you probably always wonder what you can do to celebrate the occasion.
So, in this article we’re giving you a few ideas to give your coffee and food an additional slice of spook.
We also have a couple of artisan coffee recipes for you to try out yourself.
Let’s dive right in.
How to spook up your food this Halloween
1. Use Pumpkin spice syrup in your coffee
Pumpkin spice syrup is extremely popular at this time of year and works in many drinks including Latte’s and Americanos.
It’s like putting the taste of Autumn in a bottle.
2. Add green food colouring to cream
If you want to create a spooky topping, simply add green food colouring to your whipped cream.
Just squirt the cream into a bowl, add the food colouring and mix until it turns into a green coloured liquid.
This works very well when doing a Halloween Irish coffee – more on this below.
3. Use Pumpkin liquor
If you’re hosting a party this Halloween, then investing in some Pumpkin Spiced Whisky is a must.
It gives a warming taste to your drink and will go down well at any party.
4. Add strawberry sauce or use red food pen for blood
Strawberry sauce can be used to give sweets an even more bloody feel.
We purchased some artisan chocolate fingers and then added strawberry sauce to make it look like the blood was pouring out of the end.
It looks great in pictures too.
5. Use a black or white food pen for skeletons on biscuits
If you’re buying ginger biscuits this year, try sprucing them up with a black food pen to create a skeleton outline on the biscuits.
So there’s a few ideas for you to try yourself. Now let’s look at 2 recipes we tried and believe to be a fantastic option for halloween
Artisan Halloween Orange Mocha freak Shake
This recipe was inspired by the Honeywell Biscuit Co’s blog (only we use better coffee).
Here’s what you need for the recipe:
- Adams + Russell’s Ethiopian Coffee Beans
- 40g dark chocolate chips
- 1-2 Artisan Chocolate Orange Biscuits (crushed)
- 3 scoops chocolate ice cream
- 400ml of milk
- 2 Jaffa cakes
- 20g orange marmalade
- 1 orange
- Squirty cream
Here’s an overview to creating your very own artisan freak shake
- Melt the chocolate chips and squirt the chocolate into the glass and round the rim
- Dip the rim into the crushed biscuits
- Make a strong espresso using a stove top espresso maker
- Mix the coffee with the milk and the chocolate ice cream in a blender – blitz
- Heat the marmalade in a small pan with juice from the orange
- Pour the coffee mixture into a Sundae glass
- Add a scoop of ice cream
- Squirt some whipped cream on top
- Add a couple of Jaffa cakes