How to Make a Mudslide Cocktail – Frozen Mudslide and Traditional Mudslide Cocktails

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The mudslide cocktail – whether frozen or traditional – is the perfect marriage of Baileys Irish Cream and Kahlua. Make the cocktail with homemade Kahlua and homemade Baileys Irish Cream for something extra special, or simply buy those ingredients at a store.

frozen mudslide cocktail topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, chocolate sauce, and chocolate discs

Making a Frozen Mudslide

Ingredients

The frozen mudslide contains:

  • vodka
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Kahlua
  • ice cream

Steps

Start by measuring and pouring vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, and Kahlua into a blender.

Stef pouring Kahlua into a blender to make a frozen mudslide cocktail
Add ice cream. (Yes, this is a lot of ice cream.) Using ice cream is what differentiates the frozen mudslide from the classic one.

Stef adding ice cream to a blender to make a frozen mudslide cocktail
Blend on medium speed until completely smooth.

Next, prepare each glass by drizzling chocolate syrup along its interior surface.

a glass drizzled with chocolate sauce on its inside
Pour the blended drink into the prepared glasses.

pouring from a pitcher of frozen mudslide cocktails into a glass drizzled with chocolate sauce
Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, chocolate sauce, and pieces of chocolate.

frozen mudslide cocktail with bottles of Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream, and vodka in the background
Serve immediately.

Making a Classic Mudslide

Ingredients

The classic mudslide drink contains:

  • vodka
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Kahlua
  • heavy cream

Steps

prepared mudslide cocktail in a glass
Start by measuring and pouring vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, and Kahlua into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Kahlua added to a cocktail shaker with ice to make a mudslide cocktail
Add heavy whipping cream.

heavy cream added to a cocktail shaker with ice to make a mudslide cocktail
Put the top on the shaker and shake vigorously until cold.

Strain into glasses.
mudslide cocktail being poured from a cocktail shaker into a glass

Garnish with shaved chocolate and serve immediately.
shaving chocolate on top of a mudslide cocktail in a glass

Mudslide Variations and Inspiration

  • If you’re lactose-intolerant, you can still enjoy mudslide cocktails! Replace the ice cream or heavy cream with a non-dairy alternative and use Baileys Almande instead of Baileys Irish Cream.
  • For a fall-appropriate version of this cocktail, blend in some pureed pumpkin and make a frozen pumpkin mudslide.
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Frozen Mudslides

The frozen mudslide cocktail is the perfect marriage of Baileys Irish Cream and Kahlua.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 745kcal
Author Stefani

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz Kahlua
  • 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream 16 ounces
  • chocolate syrup optional, for garnish
  • chocolate shavings optional, for garnish
  • whipped cream optional, for garnish
  • chocolate pieces optional, for garnish

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients into a blender and blend on medium speed until smooth.
  • Prepare glasses by drizzling chocolate syrup along their interior surfaces (optional).
  • Pour frozen mudslide cocktail into glasses.
  • Optionally garnish with chocolate shavings, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and chocolate pieces (or anything else you want to use).
  • Drink immediately.

Notes

To prepare a traditional mudslide cocktail instead of the frozen version:
  1. Replace the vanilla ice cream with 3 oz of heavy cream.
  2. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously and strain into glasses.
  4. Top with chocolate shavings and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 745kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 996IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 303mg | Iron: 1mg
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How to Make a Mudslide Cocktail - Frozen Mudslide and Traditional Mudslide Cocktails