Edible Fake Blood Recipes

Tasty Ways to Make Fake Blood

This young vampire is using fake blood as part of his costume.
This young vampire is using fake blood as part of his costume. Stockbyte, Getty Images

What would Halloween be without blood? Fake blood can be expensive to buy, plus it's not exactly edible, much less tasty. If you're going for the vampire look, you want blood you don't mind getting in your mouth. Otherwise, you might just want blood that you know is completely non-toxic. With those goals in mind, here are some recipes for realistic-looking edible fake blood. Please feel free to post a reply if you would like to share additional fake blood recipes.

Fake Blood Cherry Flavor

  • can of cherry pie filling
  • 8 ounces cream (softened) cheese
  • water
  1. Use a fork or spoon to remove the cherries from the pie filling.
  2. Mix together the pie filling gel with the cream cheese.
  3. Stir in a little water to achieve the desired consistency.

Fake Blood Strawberry Flavor

  • packet of strawberry glaze
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • red and blue food coloring
  1. Mix together the strawberry glaze and the cream cheese.
  2. Add a drop of red and a smaller amount of blue food coloring to achieve the desired color.

Fake Blood Sweetened, Unflavored

  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup water
  • 15 drops red food coloring
  • 1-5 drops blue food coloring
  • In a bowl, mix together the corn syrup and the corn starch.
  • Add water until the mixture is the consistency of blood.
  • Mix in food coloring until you achieve the color of blood that you want.Note: If you use blue or green food coloring or one of the neon tints, you can make 'alien' or insect blood using this recipe.

    Fake Blood Chocolate Flavored

    1. Sir red food coloring into the corn syrup until you have a deep red mixture.
    2. Add some cocoa powder or chocolate syrup to darken and thicken the fake blood.
    3. If the color still isn't deep enough, add a drop or more of blue food coloring.
    4. Stir in a bit of corn starch if you want your blood to be thicker.
      • corn syrup
      • red and blue food coloring
      • cocoa powder or chocolate syrup
      • corn starch (optional)
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      Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Edible Fake Blood Recipes." ThoughtCo, Mar. 3, 2017, thoughtco.com/edible-fake-blood-recipes-606867. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, March 3). Edible Fake Blood Recipes. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/edible-fake-blood-recipes-606867 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Edible Fake Blood Recipes." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/edible-fake-blood-recipes-606867 (accessed October 19, 2017).