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Frozen Mudslide Recipe

This Mudslide Recipe is made with Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, ice and cream, then blended together and served as a frozen drink. What a refreshing, yet rich and creamy cocktail that tastes similar to a milkshake.

Frozen Mudslide Recipe

Frozen Mudslide Recipe

If you love the taste of coffee and chocolate, then this boozy Mudslide Recipe is the summer drink for you! Enjoy it with family and friends this summer!

So quick and easy to throw together, and endlessly customizable for anyone’s tastes, you’re going to love this fun summer cocktail.

Frozen Mudslide Recipe

Where did the Mudslide originate?

The Mudslide was reportedly created in or around the 1970s at a bar in the largest of the Cayman Islands chain, The Grand Cayman island. Guests requested a White Russian (vodka, Kahlua and cream) and the bartender, lacking fresh cream, substituted Bailey’s Irish Cream, blended it all together and the Mudslide was born!

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What is Kahlua?

Kahlua is a coffee-flavored liqueur made by blending coffee beans and rum. Not as simple as it sounds, however, it takes seven years to produce this world-famous liqueur. The alcohol volume is 20 percent which is around the same as any other liqueur, but less than rum.

Want to make your own Kahlua for this cocktail? I have a homemade Kahlua recipe here!

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What is Baileys?

Baileys Irish Cream is an Irish Whiskey and cream-based liqueur that is made in Dublin. Well known in this country and used to make a variety of drinks or served over ice or in coffee. It has about a 17 percent alcohol content.

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Are there different ways to make a mudslide?

There are many variations of this drink, including substituting ice cream for the cream, truly making it like a milkshake. The classic recipe calls for adding vodka. Swirling chocolate syrup inside the glass or directly into the blender while mixing is another option and adding whipped cream and a cherry on top.

However, my recipe omits the vodka. And I like to serve it in a rocks glass with a little whipped cream on top and a dusting of chocolate.

Frozen Mudslide Cocktail

When should I serve a homemade mudslide?

A  great time to serve these mudslides would be after a great meal, as a dessert or for an after dinner coffee-flavored finale.

This cool frosty drink would be a great drink to serve at any outdoor BBQ, picnics or any warm-weather occasion.

Sitting on the deck on a hot summer day or by the pool or at the beach with the girls.

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What does a mudslide taste like?

A mudslide tastes pretty similar to a chocolate milkshake, especially if you include the optional ice cream. Some people even like to put extra cocoa powder in the milk to give it an additional chocolate kick. 

Personally, I like it with just a touch of chocolate, but you can decide what you prefer. This easy summer cocktail is simple to make and endlessly customizable. 

Frozen Mudslide Recipe

How do you make a mudslide?

Frozen mudslides are one of my favorite summer drinks because of how simple they are to make. You literally just toss the ingredients in your blender and turn it on. It doesn’t get easier than that!

Having a decent blender will make you love frozen drinks a lot more than you might if you have a lower-quality blender, your results will vary. You might have big chunks of ice left in the final drink. Not good. If you find that, try spooning them out with a slotted spoon.

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Do Kahlua Mudslides have dairy?

Yup! Irish Cream contains dairy, and we also add additional dairy into this in the form of half-and-half and/or ice cream. 

If you are dairy-free, you could use Kahlua and non-dairy milk like almond milk or even coconut milk to make this easy summer cocktail. The end result will be a bit different, but it should still be delicious.

Frozen Mudslide Recipe

How many calories are in a mudslide?

A lot, especially when compared to other drink options out there. Remember, it is like a boozy milkshake. So splurge once in a while, but maybe don’t make these the go-to every time you have a pool party.

Frozen Mudslide Cocktail
Yield: 2 servings

Frozen Mudslide Cocktail Recipe

Frozen Mudslide Cocktail

Homemade frozen mudslides are the perfect treat for a hot summer day! Kahlua, Bailey's Irish Cream, and milk or cream make these into a slushy adult milkshake.

Blend Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 1 shot kahlua coffee liqueur
  • 1 shot bailey's Irish cream
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 cup milk or half-and-half
  • 1 cup ice cream (optional)


  • Cocoa powder
  • whipped cream


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until it is fully combined.
  2. Pour into two glasses, top with whipped cream, and dust with cocoa powder.


Add in some ice cream to make it sweeter and cut the alcohol a bit!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 7g

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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