Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Coffin Hop Day Two: Ghost Floats (and a new story)

Head over to Every Day Fiction to read "The Long Walk to Never" today. As always, comments and ratings are appreciated.

Here's another blast from the past, Coffin Hoppers: Ghost Floats, a fun drink with a spooky pedigree. I offer it word for word as it was in the original text, The Little Witch's Black Magic Cookbook by Linda Glovach.

20 minutes / 2 servings

You'll need a blender, measuring spoon, measuring cup, and glasses.


1 cup prepared powdered milk (fresh milk won't work)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup diet soda

Ask your mother to get the blender out of the cupboard.

Put the milk and the vanilla in the blender. Slowly add the soda.

Blend at medium speed for two minutes. Pour into two glasses and put them in the freezer for ten minutes.

When you take the drink out of the freezer you will see the ghosts floating on top. This is a great drink fro mother witches on diets because it has only 57 calories*. And the little witches who are not on a diet can use regular soda.

*Yeah, I know. WTF? But the book was published in 1972. A whole helluva lot of witches were on diets back then. Or something like that.

Do you remember any recipes or special Halloween treats from your childhood?


Julie Jansen said...

Powdered milk makes the ghosts in this drink? Cool! I'll have to give that one a try. I wonder if diet Mountain Dew would give it an eerie witches brew look!


Anthony Rapino said...

A post a day? I had no idea. :-p I'm taking a break from posting, just sticking to my one giveaway post for the coffin hop for now.

That drink sounds interesting. I'll have to give it a try.

Cate Gardner said...

Loved that story so much.

S. Williams said...

I remember my wacky uncle used to make an eyeball stew. I wonder how he’s doing. My cousin says he still remembers hearing them take him away.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just noticed that you're part of this blog hop--awesome! I love getting in touch with other writers. I did a review of "We Are the Monsters" on my blog in case you were interested (http://joannapary.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/pandoras-pick-of-the-week-we-are-the-monsters/)

Anyway, my mom would always make creepy dishes for Halloween when I was a kid. I loved when she made meringue tongues with some red food dye and red sprinkles for taste buds. Super simple, but it was a fun treat.

Danielle Birch said...

Loved the story, will try the drink :)

Aaron Polson said...

Julie - It's pretty silly, but yummy.

Tony - I'm a blogging maniac, I guess.

Cate - Thanks so much.

Sam - Heh.

Joanna - Meringue tongues? Yum. ;)

Danielle - Thanks! I think Ghost Floats are best with grape soda.

Anonymous said...

A fine story, Aaron -- and perfect for this week. I remember high-calorie pumpkin cookies from my own mispent youth...

Unknown said...

We always had peanut butter kisses growing up. I am coffin hopping tonight ... Fellow dark fiction writer here.