Making dry ice drinks has always been a little intimidating, but today we are diving deep into how easy it is to make these Halloween drinks with just a little safety knowledge. In just a minute, you will be armed with the information to make your own spooky fog drinks for your next Halloween party or event.
A Halloween party drink should be a little eerie and a whole lot of fun. That’s what makes this Halloween punch recipe the perfect spooky fog drink for kids.
Your kids will love this witch’s brew!
Easy Spooky Fog Drinks for a Halloween Party
You’ve got your child’s Halloween party planned.
But what about that little something to really “wow” your guests and make the party special?
Add a spooky fog drink! <–It’s easier than you think!
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Spooky Fog Drinks Recipe
This non-alcoholic Halloween drink recipe includes dry ice which can be harmful when not handled correctly. Please note the safety information below this recipe so your Halloween party is safe and fun!
- clear glass or punch bowl
- colorful drink like Gatorade or Kool-Aid
- gummy worms
- dry ice (click here to find a store that sells it near you)
- cool weather gloves
Short Video Instructions for Making Dry Ice Drinks
Instructions to Make Witch’s Brew Spooky Halloween Drink
As you will see, making these spooky Halloween drinks for kids is absolutely simple once you have the knowledge and correct supplies!
First, fill your glass with your spooky drink. We like using bright colored drinks in green, orange or red. The one we are showing in the pictures is a green gatorade.
Any drink or punch will work.
Next, add gummy worms, or other creepy crawlies, to the edge of the glass for an extra spooky effect!
The final ingredient for your foggy witch’s brew is to add in a few small pieces of dry ice.
Our dry ice came in a big brick and we had to chip pieces off of it.
Use tongs to handle the dry ice, and gloves if you must pick it up with your hands.
It is very, very cold.
Watch the children’s eyes grow wide with amazement at what you have just created.
- colorful Halloween punch or drink like Gatorade or Kool-Aid
- gummy worms
- dry ice
- clear punch bowl
- winter gloves
- Fill each glass or the punch bowl with a colorful Halloween punch or drink like Gatorade or Kool-Aid. Brighter colors are the best.
- Add gummy worms or other creepy crawlies to the edge of the punch bowl or glass.
- Add chips of dry ice with tongs.
You should not touch the dry ice with your hands or drink it in frozen form.
Safety Tips for Working with Dry Ice
What is Dry Ice?
Dry ice is a frozen solid form of carbon dioxide gas that we exhale every time we breathe. The foggy smoke is not harmful. Of course, if you will be using large amounts of dry ice, then be sure to work in a well-ventilated area to keep good oxygen flow in the room.
How Cold is Dry Ice?
Carbon Dioxide freezes at -109 degrees F which makes dry ice much cooler than regular ice. It can give you a freezer burn if you touch it directly, so wear gloves when working with it.
Does Dry Ice Float?
Dry ice will sink to the bottom of your drink, so either wait until fog clears to take a drink, or just sip the drink from the top without letting the dry ice actually go into your mouth. Don’t eat solid dry ice, it’s way too cold for your body!
Can I Store Dry Ice in the Freezer?
Store dry ice in an insulated cooler, not your freezer. It is colder than regular ice, and will slowly melt in your freezer. As it melts, it turns from solid carbon dioxide to gaseous carbon dioxide and the air pressure in a confined area of your freezer will increase and could cause damage.
How Long Does Dry Ice Last?
Buy your dry ice as close as possible to when you plan to use it, as it is difficult to keep it cold enough to remain solid for more than a couple of hours or up to 24 hours in a cooler. As you can imagine, it will also depend on how large the block is that you purchased or if it is in pellet form.
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Have you ever made a dry ice drink before? How did your Halloween drinks turn out? Were they spooky?