Frozen Mudslide

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This simple 3-ingredient mudslide is made with vanilla vodka, Irish cream, and coffee liqueur. It’s really easy to make, creamy, and a delicious poolside concoction to enjoy on a hot summer day.

A frozen mudslide served in a Hurricane glass with chocolate syrup and a whipped cream topping dusted with cocoa powder.

This is one of my family’s favorite summer cocktails. We make them every year on our annual beach vacation. Originally inspired by our Honeymoon, I was able to recreate them back at home and have been enjoying ever since!

Why I Love This Recipe

The best part about this recipe is it’s healthier and lighter than your typical mudslide made with ice cream. And trust me when I tell you you won’t miss it. It’s certainly a better alternative to drinking liquid ice cream on a hot day (which I’m not entirely opposed to either).

Another great frozen option is a Piña Colada. You can also try my mango margarita or my watermelon margarita!

Ingredients

  • Vanilla vodka: vanilla vodka adds phenomenal flavor. You can use regular vodka, but vanilla is so much better. Look for Stoli Vanilla.
  • Coffee liqueur: I like Kahlúa since it’s really easy to find. It adds balance and subtle coffee and caramel flavor.
  • Irish cream: Bailey’s is obviously the most popular option and my personal preference. You can use milk chocolate liqueur as a substitute if you don’t like the flavor of Irish cream.
  • dark chocolate liqueur (optional): Irish cream is going to add chocolate flavor, however you can also add additional dark or milk chocolate liqueur for additional chocolate flavor. Creme de Cocoa works as well. This differs from my original recipe but it’s a welcomed addition.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities below.

How to Make a Frozen Mudslide

Step 1.

Combine vodka, Irish cream, and coffee liqueur, and optional chocolate liqueur in a blender with a cup of ice.

Step 2.

Blend on high for 20-30 seconds or until the ice is smooth and the mudslide has thickened. Consistency should be smooth and creamy. Add more ice if the mudslide is too thin.

A frozen mudslide served in a Hurricane glass with chocolate syrup and a whipped cream topping dusted with cocoa powder.

Expert Tips

  • Want more chocolate? try adding an ounce of dark chocolate liqueur as well!
  • Serve in a frozen hurricane or pint glass drizzled with chocolate syrup to keep mudslides frozen longer. I topped mine with a little Cool Whip and sifted some cocoa powder over the top.
  • Start with 1 cup of ice and add more as needed to thicken. It should be easily sipped, creamy, and not granular or chunky.
  • Don’t under blend. Blend for at least 20 seconds so the cocktail is smooth and creamy with fine ice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add ice cream to this recipe?

If you really want to up the anti, you can add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream to this recipe. It’s not necessary bit will certainly boost the richness and creamy texture.

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Frozen Mudslide Recipe

Servings: 1 cocktail
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
A healthier frozen mudslide made without ice cream. All you need is vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and ice.

Ingredients 

  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur, I like Kahlúa
  • 2 ounces Irish cream, Bailey's
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate liqueur (or Creme de Cocoa), optional
  • 1 cup ice
  • Optional Cool Whip or whipped cream and cocoa powder for top
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Instructions 

  • Combine vodka, Irish cream, coffee liqueur, and optional chocolate liqueur in a blender with a cup of ice.
  • Blend on high for 20-30 seconds or until the ice is smooth and the mudslide has thickened. Add more ice if the mudslide is too thin.

Notes

You can add 2 scoops of ice cream to this if you would like. If you do add ice cream, you will need less ice as you’ll gain a more creamy texture from the ice cream itself.
Start with 1 cup of ice and add more as needed to thicken. It should be easily sipped, creamy, and not granular or chunky.
Want more chocolate? try adding an ounce of dark chocolate liqueur as well!
Serve in a frozen hurricane or pint glass drizzled with chocolate syrup to keep mudslides frozen longer. I topped mine with a little Cool Whip and sifted some cocoa powder over the top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(no whipped cream)Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 23.3gProtein: 1.7gFat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 4.6gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 48mgSugar: 20.5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
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About Shawn Williams

My name is Shawn, author behind Kitchen Swagger. I'm a food & drink enthusiast bringing you my own simple and delicious restaurant-inspired recipes.

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