How to Up Your Halloween Game With Dry Ice And Mocktails

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern



Growing up, whenever I passed a driveway party while trick or treating, I always oohed and aahed at the big cauldron on the potluck table that overflowed with fog from the dry ice in the punch. I knew you weren’t supposed to touch dry ice for very long, so I never knew how to use it at our house for Halloween.

Turns out, it’s really very simple. Use these Betty Crocker tips to help you handle dry ice safely and add that extra spooky element to your drinks and party. Add it to a cauldron as a decoration (you could even paint the outside of your cauldron with glow-in-the-dark paint to make it extra ghoulish), to your jack-o-lanterns, or to your cocktails as seen here.

Here are some of my favorite family friendly mocktail recipes for Halloween, so everyone can enjoy the delicious drinks and magic of dry ice!


Hocus Pocus Punch

By Jessica of How Sweet Eats blog

Yields 6 servings | Total time: 25 minutes




  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans orange seltzer
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup ginger ale or ginger beer




  1. Combine the apple cider, juice, orange seltzer, ginger ale and maraschino cherry juice in a pitcher or large bowl.
  2. Add the cherries, orange slices and apple slices.
  3. Stir and serve!


Creamy Butterbeer (also features an alcoholic version)

By D. Durand Worthey of This Worthey Life blog




  • 6 ounces cream soda
  • 1 tablespoon Irish Cream simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Butterscotch syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Ice
  • 1/2 cup homemade whipped cream




  1. Into a cocktail shaker add cream soda, Irish Cream simple syrup, Butterscotch syrup, pure vanilla extract, and ice.
  2. Using a long-handled bar spoon stir the ingredients vigorously for thirty seconds.
  3. Strain into a standard rocks glass and top with fresh homemade whipped cream or our butterscotch whipped cream.
  4. Serve and enjoy!


If you really love butterscotch, try this recipe by This Worthey Life for homemade butterscotch whipped cream to top off your butterbeer.




  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butterscotch syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract




  1. Place the metal bowl of a stand-mixer into the freezer for 15-minutes.
  2. Remove from the freezer and add the sugar and whipping cream.
  3. Using the whisk attachment and begin to whip the heavy cream on medium-high until stiff peaks form.
  4. Now add the butterscotch syrup and pure vanilla extract.
  5. Beat for a few more minutes.
  6. Taste the whipped cream for flavor.
  7. Use immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 12 hours in the fridge.
  8. Enjoy!


Here are some additional recipes for your Halloween mocktail inspiration:


Apple Pumpkin Cream with Dark Chocolate

Halloween Mocktails: 25 Delicious Non-Alcoholic Drinks


Find more delicious drink recipes on Fill Your Plate’s recipe database!

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