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Kahlua Mudslides

A classic drink recipe!! Kahlua Mudslides are made with Kahlúa, vodka, Irish cream liqueur, and ice cream!

Kahlua Mudslides made with Ice Cream

This post was sponsored by Kahlúa to help promote their Summer Shake Up campaign. I was compensated for the content here, but all opinions are my own.

I dunno what the weather’s like where you are, but here in North Carolina it’s been HOT.

And not just hot, but crazy humid, like my hair has a life of its own and my clothes stick to me.

Clothes sticking to you might just be the worst feeling ever. Ew.

We spent some time wandering around some greenhouses the other day. I love shopping for plants! My other half has a really green thumb. I do okay, but Chad, he is like a plant superhero. So whenever we spend an afternoon sorting through flowers and dirt and baskets, there’s always this moment where he says he would love for us to have a greenhouse someday.

Mudslides with Ice Cream

The conversation is all romanticized with thoughts of pretty flowers everywhere and vegetable plants, roadside stands, and spots at the farmer’s market. On this particular day it was especially bad because there was a really nice young couple running the place we were shopping.

I’m on board until I remember that we’ve only been out here for 30 minutes and I am already dying for a cold bottle of water and the air conditioning.

Kahlua Mudslide Milkshakes

So the greenhouse thing is probably not happening.

What IS happening is Kahlúa. Plus vodka. Plus Irish cream liqueur. Plus ICE CREAM!!!!

Kahlúa is set to shake things up this summer, making appearances at all your block parties, backyard BBQ’s and dinners with friends. I started my Summer Shake Up with this classic Kahlúa mudslide recipe. You guys know how I feel about coffee, so naturally coffee flavored rum in a desserty drink is right up my alley.

Frozen mudslides are kind of like boozy milkshakes which, in my world, is basically amazing.

Classic Kahlua Mudslides

Summer in our new place is going to be waaaay different from summers past. We have the space to entertain finally, and can’t wait to host birthdays, cookouts, and ice cream parties. You can bet these mudslides will be making an appearance.

Fun Fact: My mom once told me that at Easter dinner my aunt served just a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream with Kahlúa poured over it, and that it was soooo easy and soooo delicious, but also felt kind of fancy. I tried it. She was right.

How are you planning to shake things up this summer?

Kahlua Mudslide Recipe

Kahlua Mudslide Recipe
Yield: 2 servings

Kahlua Mudslides

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Kahlúa Mudslides are a classic cocktail recipe with Kahlúa, vodka, Irish cream liqueur, and ice cream! Make sure to take the time to freeze your serving glasses ahead of time for an extra awesome summer treat!


  • 2 ounces Kahlúa
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces Irish cream liqueur
  • 3 scoops vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 cup ice (more if needed)
  • chocolate syrup and whipped cream for serving (optional)


  1. Place the Kahlúa, vodka, Irish cream liqueur, ice cream, and ice in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Drizzle the chocolate syrup around the insides of the serving glasses. Pour the blended mudslide mix into the glasses. Add a dash of whipped cream.
  4. Serve!


  • I typically use shot glasses to measure my pours. If you're cool and have a jigger use that! Use the glasses you will be serving in to measure the ice.
  • Freeze your glasses for a little extra chill.
    TIP: Chocolate syrup won't coat the side of your glass unless you freeze the glass first!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 611Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 1gSugar: 59gProtein: 4g




Saturday 4th of February 2023

I love Kahlua and my husband just got some Irish Creme. He isn't much into alcoholic beverages, but I think since he likes ice cream and chocolate, I can get him behind this one. It looks so good. Can't wait to try it. Maybe this March on our 50th anniversary!!!!! Thanks for the recipe. It looks so good!!!!

Heather Tullos

Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Happy Anniversary, Birdie!


Thursday 2nd of July 2020

Omg sooo very good!! I’m back to make more! The chocolate drizzle stuck to my glass even not being chilled. You certainly won’t be disappointed with these! ?

Karen Dietrich

Friday 21st of December 2018

Can these be made ahead and put in freezer?


Saturday 17th of March 2018

Great drink Heather, I made it tonight! I didn't have time to freeze the glasses but the chocolate syrup stuck to the sides. I didn't have any whipped cream or regular vodka so I used whipped cream Vodka! Was great! Thank you! Jan

Heather Tullos

Monday 19th of March 2018

Glad you enjoyed this, jan! I could definitely go for a mudslide right about now!


Sunday 19th of November 2017

Great recipe. Terrible website. Way to many ads.

Heather Tullos

Monday 20th of November 2017

You know there's a real person on the other side of this website that made this recipe, photographed it, wrote the post, and shared it with you FOR FREE. Ads are how I can afford to do all of those things. That's the model of the free internet. So your options are subscription site or free content and a few ads. Also - don't be a jerk, Charlotte. I can guarantee you'd never actually say those words to my face. Find your manners and use them.

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