Boozy Adult Milkshake Recipes for 20+ Incredible Flavors

Published June 24, 2022
three adult milkshakes

Don't get it confused. There's more to your blender and booze relationship than tropical drinks or a frozen mudslide or two. Enter into the world of boozy ice cream cocktails. Any of these adult milkshakes will satisfy a sweet tooth or easily serve as an excellent nightcap for a summer's day.

Chocolate Adult Milkshake

This boozy chocolate milkshake channels all the classic chocolate milkshake flavors but with a fun adult twist, and it adds quite a bit of competition to the frozen mudslide. Whip up just one for you or the whole family, adding in the booze after serving all the young 'uns.

chocolate adult milkshake

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add chocolate ice cream, chocolate vodka, crème de cacao, and milk.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into highball or pint glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream, grated chocolate, and cherry.

Irish Cream Milkshake

Switch from your usual and simple Irish cream on the rocks in favor of something more decadent and chilling.

Irish Cream Milkshake

Ingredients

  • Chocolate syrup for swirl
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces Irish cream
  • ¼ ounce brown crème de cacao
  • ¼ ounce whiskey
  • Whipped cream and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pint glass, swirl chocolate syrup down the inside of the glass.
  2. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, Irish cream, brown crème de cacao, and whiskey.
  3. Blend until smooth or until desired consistency.
  4. Pour into prepared glass.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream and cherry.

Spiked Espresso Milkshake

Take your coffee iced...iced cold, that is. Depending on how much you love caffeine, this makes an excellent afternoon pick-me-up rather than a late-evening cocktail.

espresso coffee bean milkshake

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add 2 cups coffee ice cream, coffee liqueur, and espresso.
  2. Blend until smooth or until desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and three whole coffee beans.

Coffee and Bourbon Boozy Milkshake

All the buzz of a coffee but with the creamy flavors of ice cream and the perfect bite from bourbon.

coffee bourbon milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate ice cream
  • 1 cup coffee ice cream
  • 1½ ounce coffee-infused bourbon
  • ½ ounce espresso
  • Grated chocolate for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add chocolate ice cream, coffee ice cream, coffee bourbon, and espresso.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with grated chocolate.

White Russian Milkshake

One thing's for sure, had the Dude hung around Mr. Lebowski's house, he would've been sipping a White Russian milkshake poolside.

white russian milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce coffee liqueur
  • ½ ounce heavy cream
  • Whipped cream and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, vodka, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and cherry.

Spiked Banana King Kong Milkshake

Remember sleeping over at Grandma's and Grandpa's house and indulging in chicken fingers and a too-good-to-be-true banana milkshake from your favorite day-of-the-week restaurant? This is even better.

spiked banana milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups banana or banana split ice cream
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce banana liqueur
  • Cherry for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add banana ice cream, vanilla vodka, and banana liqueur.
  2. Blend until smooth or until desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with cherry, if desired.

Spiked Grasshopper Milkshake

Make no mistake, the boozy grasshopper milkshake isn't just another name for the alcoholic shamrock shake. These two recipes are pretty distinct--and the adult grasshopper milkshake adds some delicious chocolate flavors.

grasshopper milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1 ounce crème de menthe
  • 1 ounce chocolate vodka
  • Whipped cream and green sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add mint chocolate chip ice cream, crème de menthe, and chocolate vodka.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and green sprinkles.

Spiked Caramel deLites Milkshake

You know that feeling in the bottom of your hollow stomach when you find someone polished off the last box of your Caramel deLites, and it's going to be another year before you can replenish your stock? Let them off the hook now that you have this milkshake in your arsenal.

Caramel deLites Milkshake

Ingredients

  • Chocolate syrup for drizzle
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup chocolate ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons caramel syrup
  • 2 ounces caramel vodka

Instructions

  1. In a pint glass, drizzle chocolate syrup down the inside.
  2. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, caramel syrup, and caramel vodka.
  3. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  4. Pour into cocktail glass.

Boozy Nutella Milkshake

If you're disappointed that this recipe doesn't call for half a jar of that sweet nectar known as Nutella, take heart in knowing you can still add as much Nutella as your hazelnut and chocolate-loving heart desires.

boozy nutella milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream
  • ¼ cup Nutella
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • Whipped cream and chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add chocolate ice cream, Nutella, vodka, and hazelnut liqueur.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshake

Who said you couldn't add candy to your adult milkshake? Whoever did obviously doesn't know a good thing when they see it.

funfetti cake batter milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup chocolate-coated candies
  • 2 ounces hazelnut liqueur
  • ¾ ounce lemon vodka

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, chocolate-coated candies, hazelnut liqueur, and lemon vodka.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.

Spiked Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

If you tossed a slice of pumpkin pie into a blender, you'd get this boozy milkshake. Well, maybe don't, on the other hand. Use these ingredients instead.

spiked pumpkin pie milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • ½ ounce cinnamon liqueur
  • Caramel syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, pumpkin puree, spiced rum, and cinnamon liqueur.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with caramel syrup.

Piña Colada Milkshake

Did you think you could only enjoy a frozen piña colada made with ice? Think again, friends. This creamier version will knock your tropical socks off.

pina colada milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut milk vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • Whipped cream, pineapple chunk, mint sprig, and sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add coconut milk vanilla ice cream, white rum, and pineapple chunks.
  2. Blend until smooth or until desired consistency.
  3. Pour into cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream, pineapple chunk, mint sprig, and sprinkles.

Boozy Maple Milkshake

Maple--it's the unsung, under-the-radar flavor of fall that you can happily find year-round. If you can't locate maple ice cream, add up to two ounces of maple syrup to the recipe and use vanilla ice cream as your base.

boozy maple milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups maple or maple walnut ice cream
  • 2 ounces walnut bourbon
  • Whipped cream and maple syrup drizzle for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add maple ice cream and walnut bourbon.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and maple syrup drizzle.

Adult Oreo Milkshake

Few milkshake flavors are as beloved as the cookie and cream Oreo flavor. It's dessert, ice cream, and a drink all in one. And with a little booze, it becomes a quadruple threat as a cocktail.

adult Oreo milkshake

Ingredients

  • Chocolate syrup for swirl
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups whipped cream vodka
  • 3-4 whole Oreo cookies
  • Whipped cream and whole Oreo for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pint glass, swirl chocolate down the insides of the glass.
  2. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, whipped cream vodka, and Oreo cookies.
  3. Blend until smooth or until desired consistency.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and whole Oreo.

Boozy S'Mores Milkshake

Although you most likely associate s'mores with a toasty, roaring fire, this milkshake captures all those flavors without the risk of a burnt marshmallow or that burnt marshmallow slopping onto you.

boozy s'more milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1-2 graham crackers
  • 2 ounces marshmallow vodka
  • Toasted marshmallows for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add chocolate ice cream, graham crackers, and marshmallow vodka.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with marshmallows, carefully toasting over a fire or with a kitchen torch.

Spiked Coconut Milkshake

An apt name for the adult coconut milkshake might be "Joy in a Cup" or "Endless Sunshine." Either way, this alcoholic shake is precisely that.

spiked coconut milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup coconut ice cream
  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • Whipped cream and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, coconut ice cream, and coconut rum.
  2. Blend until smooth or until desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and cherry.

Spiked Strawberry Milkshake

Sometimes the universe aligns, and you get to enjoy a full serving of dairy, a full serving of fruit, and a cocktail. Add a little protein powder, and you're on to something.

spiked strawberry milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberry ice cream
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled
  • 2 ounces whipped cream vodka
  • Strawberry for garnish, optional

Ingredients

  1. In a blender, add strawberry ice cream, strawberries, and whipped cream vodka.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry, if desired.

Boozy Birthday Cake Milkshake

With this alcoholic milkshake, you can have a birthday cocktail year-round. You can easily swap in vanilla ice cream if chocolate isn't your preferred flavor.

boozy birthday cake milkshake

Ingredients

  • Chocolate syrup and sprinkles for rim
  • 1½ cups birthday cake or cake batter ice cream
  • ½ cup chocolate ice cream
  • 2 ounces whipped cream vodka

Instructions

  1. Dip or drizzle a pint glass rim with chocolate syrup.
  2. Dip the chocolate syrup rim in rainbow sprinkles.
  3. Place glass in freezer.
  4. In a blender, add birthday cake ice cream, chocolate ice cream, and whipped cream vodka.
  5. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  6. Pour into the prepared glass.

Boozy White Chocolate Strawberry Milkshake

Life can be rough for those in the white chocolate camp since so many people turn away from those creamy and rich flavors. Don't worry; there's a tasty adult milkshake for you.

Boozy White Chocolate Strawberry Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup strawberry ice cream
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces white chocolate liqueur
  • Whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream, white chocolate chips, and white chocolate liqueur.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherry.

Spiked Almond Joy Milkshake

Take an amaretto milkshake for a test drive, and after just one lap with this one-of-a-kind adult beverage, it may be a while before you and your typical chocolate milkshake meet again. If you can't locate almond milk ice cream, add up to two ounces of amaretto liqueur.

Spiked Almond Joy Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • ¾ ounce brown crème de cacao
  • Whipped cream and caramel syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add almond milk vanilla ice cream, coconut rum, and brown crème de cacao.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and caramel syrup.

Irish Coffee Milkshake

Don't get this confused with other boozy coffee milkshakes. It takes a little more effort since you'll absolutely want to use coffee made into ice cubes, but brew an extra cup in the morning, and you won't need to wait when the urge strikes. You can start and end your day with a delicious Irish coffee.

Irish Coffee Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup coffee, frozen into ice cubes
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1 ounce Irish cream

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, coffee ice cubes, Irish whiskey, and Irish cream.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.

Spiked Honey Milkshake

If you could bottle, or rather blend, a buttercup flower into a milkshake, this is probably what it would taste like.

spiked honey milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 ounces lemon vodka
  • ½ ounce honey liqueur
  • Honey drizzle for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, honey, lemon vodka, and honey liqueur.
  2. Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a pint glass.
  4. Garnish with honey drizzle, if desired.

Milkshakes for Adults

Some things need to stay behind in childhood like jelly shoes, the ending of My Girl, and bruised ankles from skipping rope. Milkshakes don't make that list--boozy milkshakes especially. No one will stop you if you want to enjoy one of these while wearing jelly shoes.

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