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Frozen Mudslide

A Frozen Mudslide is a classic mudslide cocktail blended with vanilla ice cream and ice cubes. Chocolate syrup can be added to make it a completely decadent and boozy adult milkshake cocktail.

frozen mudslide in hurricane glass with a kahlua bottle

February 27th is National Kahlúa Day. Celebrate by making a frozen mudslide! You can also celebrate by making homemade Kahlúa, drinking Kahlúa on ice, baking it into a dessert such as Kahlúa brownies, or using it as a topping for ice cream, pie or cake.

How to make a classic Mudslide:

If you don’t want to make a frozen mudslide, you can make a classic mudslide cocktail instead. Add a few cubes of ice to a glass. Pour 1 ounce Kahlúa, 1 ounce vodka and 1 ounce Irish cream liqueur over the ice. Give it a stir, and you’ve got yourself a mudslide!

“I ran out of coffee this morning. Kahlúa seemed like a reasonable replacement. Everyone looks so pretty today!”


The History of Kahlúa:

Kahlúa was born in Mexico in 1936. In 1940, it made its way into the United States. In 1955, the White Russian cocktail was invented in Oakland, California. And by 1980, Kahlúa became the #1 selling coffee liqueur in the world (and it remains so today!)

ingredients displayed for frozen mudslide

Ingredients needed:

  • Kahlúa
  • Vodka
  • Irish cream liqueur
  • vanilla ice cream
  • ice cubes
  • chocolate syrup
three photos showing how to make a blended cocktail

How to make a Frozen Mudslide:

Add the kahlúa, vodka and Irish cream to your blender jar. Then add in some ice cubes.

process of three photos showing how to make a blended cocktail

Add vanilla ice cream, and blend until smooth.

frozen mudslide in a hurricane glass

Drizzle chocolate syrup into a tall glass. A hurricane glass works best, but any tall glass that’s appropriate for serving a milkshake will do. Pour the frozen mudslide into the glass.

frozen mudslides in hurricane glasses

Serve your frozen mudslides with straws. Or if it’s super thick, you can serve it with a spoon instead. Enjoy!

Popular cocktails made with Kahlúa:

  • Classic Mudslide
  • Espresso Martini
  • White Russian
  • Black Russian
  • Mind Eraser
  • The B-52
  • Spanish Coffee
frozen mudslide in hurricane glass with a kahlua bottle

Frozen Mudslide

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Awesome, boozy adult milkshake!


  • 1 ounce kahlua
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Irish cream liqueur
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup ice
  • chocolate syrup


  1. To a blender container, add Kahlua, vodka, Irish cream liqueur and vanilla ice cream. Add ice cubes. Blend until smooth.
  2. If you have a hurricane glass or another tall glass, use that. Swirl chocolate into the glass, and pour the frozen mudslide inside the glass. Serve with a straw or a spoon.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 614Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 1gSugar: 54gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is estimated using a nutrition calculator.

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