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Frozen Pumpkin Mudslides – The Halloween Drink

Halloween doesn’t have a drink.  On Christmas, we know that we should be drinking eggnog and on New Year’s Eve, we’ve got to toast using champagne.  But, on Halloween, our party drink is left to chance.  Many Halloween parties resort to punch with varying levels of quality and varying levels of alcohol.  These punches are frightening because you never know what is going to be in them (I always expect the worst) – and who really wants to drink something with eyeballs floating in it?

This Halloween, I suggest frozen pumpkin mudslides as the drinks to sip on while little witches, princesses, and ninjas run around your block knocking on doors.  Frozen pumpkin mudslides transform the frozen mudslide (a cocktail containing Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, vodka, and vanilla ice cream that I refer to as an adult milkshake) into a fall drink that will be the star of your Halloween party – only upstaged by the woman who shows up in lingerie calling it a “costume.”

Pumpkin, I discovered, goes so well in frozen mudslides that I may make frozen mudslides this way from now on – Halloween or not.

Frozen Pumpkin Mudslide Recipe

Frozen Pumpkin Mudslides – The Halloween Drink

Yield: 2 frozen pumpkin mudslides (double, triple, quadruple, etc. to fit your needs)

Frozen Pumpkin Mudslides – The Halloween Drink


  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) vodka
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) Kahlua (Try using homemade Kahlua made with your favorite coffee beans.)
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) Baileys Irish Cream (You can use store-bought Baileys, but it's so easy to make homemade Baileys!)
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • whipped cream, to taste
  • chocolate syrup, to taste


  1. Blend all ingredients except the whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
  2. Drizzle chocolate syrup along the inside edges of the glasses you'll be serving the drinks in.
  3. Pour the frozen pumpkin mudslides into the glasses.
  4. Top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup.

Coming Soon

Pumpkin mudslide cupcakes are coming soon!


Thanks to everyone in the Cupcake Project Facebook community for helping me choose the photo for this post.  If you are curious about the one that didn’t win, check it out on Facebook.

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21 Responses to Frozen Pumpkin Mudslides – The Halloween Drink

  1. Erica H October 16, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    I’m about to make this right now! :-) In the mood for a sweet treat!

  2. Stef October 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Erica – Wow! You aren’t wasting any time. :) Enjoy.

  3. Erica H October 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    Although this is going to end up being peach-pumpking since we only have peach frozen yogurt and not vanilla. interesting twist…

  4. Amber B October 17, 2011 at 3:48 am #

    Thanks!!! I was looking for a good drink for my halloween party … I love pumpkin (and alcohol) so its a perfect mix!!!! Any other suggestions???

  5. Rachael October 17, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    Oh wow, I love pumpkin…the question is, can I afford three bottles of booze before Halloween? I sure hope so.

  6. Hannah October 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    An “official” Halloween drink is a great idea! Sounds like a pumpkin spice latte, with an extra [decadent] kick.

  7. ~~louise~~ October 18, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    Hi Stef!

    I just popped in to say Happy Chocolate Cupcake Day! And lo and behold , you’re serving up an irresistible Pumpkin Mudslide. Thank you!

    And, thanks for sharing…

  8. Anna October 18, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    Let’s make this our official Halloween drink! We really need something to cool us down with all spooky, cartoony, anime’, and what have you-costumes running around the streets…Thanks for taking care of the refreshments!

  9. rachelsdigestif October 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Ohmygoodness! These look soo tasty!

  10. Julia December 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    SNAP, why didn’t I see this around halloween time!!!! However, I don’t follow rules. So I think I shall make this for Christmas, yes, yes I will!

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