Overhead of a ladle in a large punch bowl filled with Halloween punch garnished with gummy worms and plastic eyes on a black background.

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with an enchanting witches’ brew recipe! Whether you’re planning a family-friendly gathering or an adults-only Halloween party, this delightful concoction is sure to cast a spell on your taste buds.

A glass of spooky green witches' brew in a skull-shaped goblet with gummy works and plastic bloodshot eyes around the stem.

Is this witches’ brew recipe kid-friendly?

Absolutely! Witches’ brew is a fantastic treat for kids and adults alike. While it may sound mysterious and spooky, the recipe we’re sharing today is non-alcoholic, making it perfect for youngsters. It’s a wonderful way to get creative with your little ones in the kitchen, allowing them to embrace their inner witches and wizards. Plus, the eerie smoke effect is sure to leave them in awe!

What is a witches’ brew made of?

We kept this witches’ brew fairly simple, with three main ingredients: lime sherbet, lemon-lime soda, and pineapple juice. 

But if you want to make it even more festive, try adding some green food coloring for a more witchy green and gummy worms or gummy eyeballs for garnish. Want the creepy smoke effect? That’s from dry ice—more on that in a bit!

Top view of spooky plastic bloodshot eyes and gummy works floating on top of a serving bowl of a festive Halloween drink for kids.

How do you make this witches’ brew recipe?

Grab your cauldron (ahem, punch bowl), and let’s get brewing!

  1. Scoop the sherbet into the punch bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring if you’d like.
  2. Pour the soda and pineapple juice over the sherbet.
  3. Add dry ice and/or gummy candy if you’re using them.

Creating the spooky smoke effect

Ah, the pièce de résistance! The spooky smoke effect is what sets this witches’ brew apart from the ordinary. To achieve this enchanting aura, you’ll need to know some safety rules:

Safety First!

  • Always remember that dry ice can be dangerous if mishandled. Wear heavy-duty gloves and use tongs to handle it.
  • Do not eat the dry ice. It is there for the smoke effect only and is not safe to consume.
  • Make sure your guests know not to drink the dry ice. For kids, we recommend leaving the dry ice in the punch bowl, not the individual cups.
Two glasses of witches' brew in stemmed goblets shaped like skulls, dry ice vapor rising from the top of the brew.
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How do I make this alcoholic?

For the adult crowd looking to add a bit of enchantment to their evening, transforming your witches’ brew into an alcoholic potion is a snap. Add two cups of vodka to the punch bowl for a grown-ups-only party, or add a splash of vodka to the adult cups for a mixed crowd. Just remember to drink responsibly and designate a broomstick-riding sober witch to keep everyone safe!

Can I make this witches’ brew recipe in advance?

Sorry, but this is one recipe that you won’t want to make until right before your guests walk through the door. The sherbet will start melting relatively quickly, so it is best to make this one directly before serving.

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Overhead of a ladle in a large punch bowl filled with Halloween punch garnished with gummy worms and plastic eyes on a black background.

Witches' Brew Recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Enjoy some Halloween fun with this concoction of chills and giggles. This witches’ brew recipe will delight guests big and small.


  • 1.5 quarts lime sherbet
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • 1 2-liter bottle lemon-lime soda (like Sprite), chilled
  • 2 cups pineapple juice, chilled
  • Dry ice, gummy worms, and gummy eyeballs for garnish, optional


  1. Scoop all the sherbet into a large punch bowl.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring, if using, then pour over the soda and pineapple juice. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Add in the dry ice, gummy worms, and gummy eyeballs, if using.


  • To make this alcoholic, add in 2 cups of your favorite vodka.
  • Dry ice is available at most major supermarkets near where they sell bagged ice. Dry ice shouldn’t be ingested, but it’s perfectly safe to put in the punch for a spooky smoke effect. Place a large piece in the punch bowl and small pieces in individual cups. If serving for kids, we recommend only putting the dry ice in the punch bowl and leaving it out of the individual cups! Always make sure your guests know not to eat the dry ice and always use gloves and tongs while handling the ice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 2gSugar: 54gProtein: 2g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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