By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 26, 2017 at 12:35 PM

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It’s nearly time to observe Dia de los Muertos and Halloween. And if you’re looking for something truly chilling in which to indulge, we’ve got a spooktacular idea for you.

Get a load of this ghoulish new offering from The Ruckus, 4144 N. Oakland Ave.

Black vanilla ice cream will cast its shadowy presence over the popular custard stand through Thursday, Nov. 2.

And no, it's not made from pure evil. The dark, mysterious treat is made from a vanilla ice cream base with natural ash derived from charred coconut added to give it the eerie black appearance.

Order it straight up in a red velvet waffle cone (with or without festive sprinkles) for $3. Or go all out with the churro sundae featuring black vanilla ice cream, sprinkles and glazed churros coated in Oreo crumbs ($4.50).

Either way, it’s sure to be fang-tastic.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.