The unsung hero here is a clever little mold that I think is probably really for Jell-O, but I’m not a fan of the stuff. Instead you can use a red drink to fill it and freeze for the bleeding brain effect. I used Hawaiian Punch because it’s the reddest of all the red drinks I could think of. I just poured it into the little molds and stuck them in the freezer before I went to bed.
The next morning I woke up to a couple of perfectly red brains that screamed “do something fun with me!” Which of course I was all too happy to do. To release the brains from the molds I just ran them under a little bit of hot water and they came right out. I put them into individual bowls and added some 7UP for a super bubbly effect.
As the brain melts it looks like it’s bleeding into the rest of the drink. Unlike most ice-related dishes you don’t have to be so obsessed with the timing since you actually want the brain to melt a bit to get the desired effect. Add some fun colored straws and you’re done.