Tips & Tricks to stewing a perfect pot of witch’s brew

The bubbly brew that will impress all your ghosts and goblins

This Heartland Weekend you can channel your inner kitchen witch and stew up some magic with Witch’s Brew.

This is the potion sure to impress ghosts and goblins of all ages.

“Things like this just really surprise people, you know shock them and add to that environment.” – Tiffany Schlitt, Cape Dry Ice

Good news for us: apparently not every witch lives in Salem.

Heartland Weekend’s Nichole Cartmell caught up with the fine folks at Cape Dry Ice to find out how to stew this bubbly brew.

Tips & Tricks to Witch’s Brew

The number 1 key to boiling a perfect batch of witch’s brew: dry ice.

In fact, it’s just punch served on top of dry ice that gives it that eerie look.

Skip Wrape with Cape Dry Ice says it’s easy to make as long as you take a few precautions.

  • Don’t touch it with your bare hands. Dry ice is 109 degrees below zero.
  • Avoid swallowing it. Better yet, it’s probably best not to put any dry ice in your cup. It’s just too cold.
  • To get the full fog effect, put the dry ice in a bowl of warm water underneath you concoction.

Wrape says you can have a lot of fun with dry ice in other ways, too!

BONUS: Put a bowl of warm water in the bottom of your jack-o-lantern, add some dry ice, and in a matter of minutes your pumpkin will look like its smoking.

Recipe to creep out your guests

You can have a lot of fun making your brew in front of a crowd.

Here’s a special recipe passed down to a member of the Heartland Weekend team.

For maximum impact, put ingredients in specially labeled containers.


  • Dracula’s blood (1 64 oz bottle of Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red)
  • Buzzard Blood (1 64 oz bottle of Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red)
  • Liquified bat wings (1 64 oz bottle of Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red)
  • monkey toes (use circus peanuts)
  • rat droppings (use raisins)
  • Tiger’s Teeth (use candy corn)
  • Werewolf eyeballs (use peeled grapes)

You can use any amount of the monkey toes, rat droppings, tiger’s teeth, and werewolf eyeballs. They aren’t really intended to be eaten, rather, they’re used for dramatic effect.

We found that baby food jars were convenient for the smaller ingredients. You can easily make labels for the jars.

Looking for a sweet treat to go with your brew? Try these Mummy Milanos!