Witches Brew with Dry Ice

Witches Brew with Dry Ice with bubbles and steam in a black cauldron surrounded by Halloween decorations.

Looking for the perfect tasty Halloween party punch? You have to try Witches Brew with Dry Ice! Your guests will be delighted to as you ladle a ghastly green liquid from a steaming, bubbling cauldron!

Looking down on a cloudy bubbly black cauldron with green liquid and lime green lumps of sherbert.

Your friends/family will be pleasantly surprised when they taste their first sip and experience the lovely flavor combination of kiwifruit, mint, and ginger ale. One cup of vodka can also be added for an adults-only party.

How to work with Dry Ice

Witches Brew with Dry Ice is TONS of fun thanks to a little frozen CO2 (known as dry ice) that you can pick up at many grocery stores. I got mine at my local Kroger store (thank you Smiths Food and Drug!)

A gloved hand holds a white chunk of dry ice.

It’s vital that you practice safety when working with dry ice. NEVER touch it with bare hands. I find heavy gloves and tongs are best. Bring a cooler with you to the store when you pick it up to keep the block of ice as cold as possible. It will last for a few days in your freezer at home, so you can purchase ahead of time if needed.

Metal tongs grab a piece of white dry ice from a bag of dry ice.

How to Make Witches Brew

This recipe for Witches Brew with Dry Ice starts simple, literally! Start by making a simple syrup on the stove with one cup of granulated sugar melted into 1 cup of water. While your simple syrup warms on the stovetop, place peeled and quartered kiwifruit in a blender with mint leaves. Once the sugar in your syrup is dissolved, add the syrup to the blender and puree for about 1 minute.

A blender pitcher sits on a wooden table filled with sliced green kiwifruit, mint leaves and clear simple syrup to make Witches Brew with Dry Ice.

Pour the blender contents into your desired serving container, then stir in a two-liter bottle of ginger ale, and a few scoops of green sherbet. You now have your Witches Brew.

A bottle of ginger ale is being poured into a black plastic Halloween cauldron.
Looking down on a black cauldron filled with Witches Brew and scoops of lime sherbet, without the dry ice.

Next, while wearing good gloves, open your dry ice package. Using the blunt end of metal tongs, or a butterknife, chip the block into small pieces. You have two options here: either place a whole bunch of marble or pea-sized pieces into your punch bowl and try to scoop one piece of dry ice into each guest’s cup OR place three or four larger size pieces into the Witches Brew just to get the bubbly/steamy effect without serving any guests dry ice. Just know that you MUST tell your guests not to drink the dry ice!

A goblet sits filled half way with Witches Brew with Dry Ice. A white and green striped straw is also seen.

This recipe for Witches Brew with Dry Ice is crazy-awesome Halloween fun. When my kids saw this Halloween punch they literally flipped out! It was like Christmas morning or something over here. 

A closeup of a drop of green Witches Brew with Dry Ice being thrown into the air by the dry ice below.

IF you’re not having a party, just make this recipe for your family on Halloween night. It will become a super-fun family tradition. OR just have a cauldron of Witches Brew with Dry Ice steaming and bubbling behind you when you open the door to hand out candy. It’s all about the atmosphere, people! Seriously, make this punch and Happy Halloween. Please leave a comment and recipe rating below!

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Witches Brew with Dry Ice

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 810 8 ounce servings 1x


This freakishly-fruity delicious recipe for Witches Brew Mocktail drink is the perfect punch for any Halloween occasion or party. This family friendly drink recipe will delight your guests and set a spooky mood with the addition of a few dry ice pieces.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 8 ripe kiwifruit
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2-liter bottle of ginger ale
  • 5 scoops of lime sherbet
  • 1 small block of dry ice


  1. Make a simple syrup by placing the sugar and water into a small saucepan set over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. When the sugar has dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil, turn the heat off and set aside to cool.
  2. Peel and chop kiwifruit into quarters. Place fruit, mint leaves, and cooled simple syrup into a blender and run on high for about 1 minute.
  3. Pour blender contents into your desired serving bowl. Stir in the bottle of ginger ale. Add scoops of sherbet. Using tongs and heavy-duty gloves, break the block of dry ice into small pieces with a butter knife or the back of the tongs, being careful not to touch the dry ice with bare skin. Using the tongs, place ice chunks into witches brew and serve.


Make sure that you warn guests NOT to drink the dry ice.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 8 ounces
  • Calories: 253
  • Sugar: 57
  • Sodium: 17
  • Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 64
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0

Looking for more Halloween fun? Try Microwave Caramel Popcorn OR The best Caramel Apple Recipe.

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