A Fall Ice Cream Party

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You may think I’m crazy by the title of this post- but let me explain. We live in Texas, where up until Friday, we had temps in the 90s (then non-stop rain for 48 hours thanks to Patricia) and TODAY it finally feels like fall. It’s October 26, people! It’s been fall well over a month and we’re just now getting around to enjoying it. All that to say, it’s not that surprising that we eat ice cream pretty much year-’round here, and I thought it would be fun to create a few kid-friendly Halloween recipes involving ice cream!

I ran into Randalls’ the other day while I was out shopping for our new (old) house and found these cute 2-packs of OREOs. I know, I know, how can food be cute? Well I think it totally can be! I also grabbed some vanilla ice cream, an 8 pack of the Fanta 12-oz bottles, some candy corn and a few other things.

oreos for halloween treats

{The 2-packs of OREOs will definitely be appearing in our treat stash for handing out on Halloween. They’re the perfect size! I’m also putting them in school lunches for a little treat.}

When you live in the South, a fall ice cream party is to be expected! Check out these recipes for a yummy float recipe + sundae ideas!

When I got home, I let my creative juices flow. I made a Fanta float- just two ingredients: Fanta and vanilla ice cream. The 12-oz bottles were perfect for making a float, with a little left to sip on. It was SO good- tasted just like a dreamsicle. I think next time I’ll add just a little splash of vanilla extract to bring out the vanilla flavor even more.

sundae ideas

Then I made a sundae with all sorts of goodies- the base was vanilla ice cream with crushed OREOs on top. (that alone is perfection!) One one sundae, I started with candy corn at the bottom, then added ice cream and OREOs. On another, I added candy pumpkins and a drizzle of caramel syrup on top of the OREOs. My kids, niece, and sister (who were visiting for the weekend) absolutely loved the treat, and I had so much fun making them as a surprise for them.

Fanta and vanilla ice cream float

I love that the Fanta Mini Cans and 8 Pack 12oz Bottles plus the Original OREO 2 Packs are the perfect experimental ingredients for your wildest Halloween serving creations. I’d love to see your creations if you give them a try!

Tip: Be on the lookout when you’re at Randalls for an exclusive coupon to save $1.50 when you buy (1) Fanta mini-can or 8-pk 12 oz. bottles plus (1) Nabisco Cookie or Cracker (4.5 oz. or larger, any variety.) Also, look for the Spooky Snack Lab display in Randalls stores where you can pick up their Fanta and OREO essentials while discovering fun recipes and servings ideas perfect for Halloween.

About Kelli Hays

Kelli Hays is a wife, mother, writer, and friend. She has been blogging since 2008 and loves sharing inspiration for the everyday woman!


  1. Jenna Wood says:

    I LOVE orange floats and Fanta is the BEST orange soda for the job! I think it’s great that Fanta has these mini cans and bottles for the holiday parties! #client