Creamy Creepy Halloween Brains

Creamy Creepy Halloween Brains

Do you agree that Creamy Creepy Halloween Brains would be a perfect addition to your All Hallows’ Eve Table? I always try to have fun in the kitchen (I’m so blessed I got whimsy from my mom), especially when trying to create unique eats for special celebrations. There are a million different Halloween Brains recipes out there (e.g., using spaghetti, cake, minced meats, shrimp, rice crisp cereal, etc), including gelatin of course. I added a few tiny twists to make the “brain” more realistic [sadly the pics don’t do it justice]. The addition of milk makes the “brain” appear more flesh-like and somehow creates a texture very different than gelatin alone. If you’ve ever actually consumed brains, the creamy mouthfeel is there and with a bit of graininess reminiscent of sweetbreads. I have to admit it’s actually kind of gross, but so “in the spirit.” Bwahahaha! I think this super simple and funky food is a great ghoulish addition to your other Halloween treats.

All you need to make Creamy Creepy Halloween Brains are the few ingredients below, about 15 minutes to prep, and at least four hours to set. Let the kiddos (and perpetual ones like myself get involved; be careful handling hot gelatin). Never grow up and always remember to have fun in the kitchen! Cheers!



Creamy Creepy Halloween Brains

Creamy Creepy Halloween Brains! I think this super simple and funky food is a great ghoulish addition to your other Halloween treats.  
Course Dessert
Cuisine Halloween
Keyword Brains, Creepy Eats, Festive Foods, Halloween
Prep Time 15 minutes
Time to set 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 plastic brain mold
  • 1 – [at least] 4 cup capacity glass measuring cup with handle and pour spout


  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 3oz cherry gelatin
  • 1 3oz peach gelatin
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk I used 2% lactose-free, but can use regular
  • red GEL food coloring you can use regular; however, the "arteries won't be as detailed


  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Pour both packs of gelatin into measuring cup. Carefully add boiling water to cup and stir continuously until all gelatin has completely dissolved (approximately 3 minutes). Add 2 cups of COLD milk to the measuring cup and stir until combined.
  • Spray the brain mold generously with vegetable oil. Add 7-10 drops of food coloring beginning on edges of top of mold, allowing them to slide down to create the appearance of arteries. VERY SLOWLY pour gelatin mixture into mold, trying to avoid disturbing the “arteries” too much.
  • Place mold in the refrigerator and let cool until firm – approximately 4 hours [can be left overnight].
  • After set, remove mold from refrigerator. GENTLY tilt mold and lightly jiggle, turning the mold in a circle until you are sure all sides have released from mold. Place a plate on top of mold, hold mold firmly, and invert. Gently lift mold off of gelatin creamy creepy Halloween brains! Enjoy!


Switch it up a bit! Use green gelatin to create alien brains. After you've added cold milk and mixture has cooled enough, add some gummy worms to help "eat" the brains! The kitchen is your playground! Remember to always have fin in the kitchen. Cheers! 


Creamy Creepy Halloween Brains
Serving suggestion – with a side of fava beans and chianti 😉 [I know it’s supposed to be liver]
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