Imagine sipping on a blended beverage that is made with Kahlua, ice cream and a touch of Irish cream! That is exactly what you get with this super quick and easy mudslide drink! It is like the ultimate boozy milkshake!
Don’t worry, I have the perfect Mudslide Hot Chocolate to keep you warm in the cold months!
I generally think of frozen drinks and milkshakes as something that can only be had in the warm months.
But even in the winter, something ice-cold becomes a necessity. Something ice-cold AND boozy is certainly a bonus!
What Is A Mudslide Drink
A mudslide drink is a combination of coffee liqueur, vodka, and Irish Cream. It can be served blended or frozen with ice cream.
For this recipe, you will need:
Kahlua Liqueur – Kahlua is a coffee liqueur from Veracruz Mexico that is made with sugar, rum, and Arabica coffee. You will find this is White Russian and Espresso Martini. Good substitutes for Kahlua are Tia Maria or Sheridan’s Coffee Liqueur.
Vodka – Use your favorite here or if you want to get a little crazy, use flavored vodkas like vanilla, caramel, or coffee-flavored vodka.
Irish Cream – Irish cream is a creamy based liqueur that is made by combing Irish Whiskey and cream and is mot commonly known as an ingredient in Irish Coffee. One of the most popular brands is Bailey’s Irish Cream, although you can use Carolan’s or even RumChata if you are in a pinch.
Where Does The Mudslide Come From?
The original mudslide cocktail originated from The Wreck bar on the Cayman Islands. The restaurant was a chain restaurant and the original cocktail came in a small bottle rather than mixed at the bar. But it was popular enough for staying power, and now it has evolved into a summertime classic!
How Much Alcohol Is In A Mudslide?
The problem with this particular drink is it is easy to rack up the alcohol content. Between the vodka, the Kahlua and the Irish Cream, this creamy drink can pack quite the punch!
The quantities are somewhat of a guideline. As you adjust the quantity, keep in mind the alcohol content.
The good thing is that the ice cream not only dilutes the alcohol, but it slows you down as well!
How To Make A Mudslide Drink
For this recipe, I used equal parts Kahlua and equal parts vodka along with vanilla ice cream and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
STEP ONE –In a blender, combine ice, Kahlúa, vodka, Irish cream and ice cream.
STEP TWO – Blend the mixturee until creamy and smooth.
STEP THREE – Drizzle the inside of your glass with chocolate syrup.
STEP FOUR – Pour the mudslide into your prepared glass. Top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup or chocolate shavings if desired.
The thing to note is this isn’t as much a recipe as it is a guideline on how to construct the perfect mudslide. You can adjust the quantities and adjust the taste based on your preferences.
What I have just listed is the outline for a traditional frozen mudslide. To adapt this recipe:
- Use a chocolate ice cream or even a mint chocolate chip ice cream or peppermint (Then you can try this Peppermint Mocha Mudslide)
- Add coffee or coffee ice cubes (similar to this Mocha Milkshake)
- Replace the vodka with bourbon
- Use flavored vodka
- Omit the ice cream and add heavy cream and ice
- Add chocolate chips
- Use flavored Irish Cream Liqueur or flavored Kahlua
- Add chocolate liqueur
To assemble this frozen cocktail, place all the ingredients in a blender and process until combined. Adjust the quantities as you see fit. Add crushed ice if desired.
Swirl chocolate sauce into a tall glass (a hurricane glass is popular), add your boozy ice cream mixture. Garnish with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup or with chocolate shavings.
How Do I Make A Virgin Mudslide Drink?
In a blender combine ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, or even coffee ice cream). To the ice cream add chocolate syrup or melted chocolate, cold coffee (or instant coffee granules), milk or heavy cream and blend until combined.
Pour into serving glasses and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.
Mudslide Vs White Russian
A mudslide and a White Russian are very similar in flavor. Both use Kahlua and Vodka as well as some sort of diary. The big difference would be the addition of the Irish cream.
More Ways With Kahlua
This frozen mudslide is too good to pass up, it comes together in minutes and it always satisfies!
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- 1 part Kahlúa
- 1 part Vodka
- 1/2 part Irish cream liqueur
- 1 part vanilla ice cream
- In a blender add ice, Kahlúa, vodka, cream and ice cream and blend. Rim the inside of your glass with chocolate syrup and pour into a hurricane glass
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Amount Per Serving Calories 662Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 58mgSodium 111mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 1gSugar 55gProtein 5g