The Frozen Mudslide Recipe Worth Indulging In

Frozen Mudslide cocktail

There's nothing more decadent on a hot summer's day than indulging in the rich, chocolatey goodness of a frozen Mudslide. Half of the fun of preparing these mixed drinks is getting to throw all of the ingredients into the blender and watch them make themselves. So, as the sun starts staying out later and temperatures begin to rise, prep any one of these frozen Mudslide recipes to help soothe the summer's sting.

How to Make a Frozen Mudslide

The original frozen mudslide requires you to blend a variety of ice creams, cream liqueurs, and vodka. Since the cocktail is dairy based, you'll want to make sure to consume it quickly to enjoy it at its best. This recipe yields about four individual mudslides.

Frozen Mudslide

Ingredients

  • 4 scoops high-fat vanilla ice cream
  • 8 scoops high-fat chocolate ice cream
  • 6 ounces heavy cream
  • 6 ounces Kahlúa
  • 6 ounces Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, heavy cream, Kahlúa, Bailey's, and vodka.
  2. Thoroughly blend the mixture until everything's mixed.
  3. Pour the mixture into a tall, chilled hurricane glass with a straw.
  4. Garnish with some whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Frozen Mudslide Recipe Variations

With the entire dessert world at your fingertips, it'd be silly not to incorporate new flavors and ingredients to the original frozen Mudslide recipe. Take a look at a few of the popular ways that people personalize their frozen Mudslides.

Mexican Frozen Mudslide

This frozen Mexican mudslide recipe makes a few regional substitutions to the original recipe; swap out vodka with tequila and Irish cream with amaretto, and you'll have yourself a mudslide made for south of the border. This recipe yields about four individual mudslides.

Frozen Mexican Mudslide

Ingredients

  • 4 scoops high-fat vanilla ice cream
  • 8 scoops high-fat chocolate ice cream
  • 6 ounces heavy cream
  • 6 ounces Kahlúa
  • 6 ounces amaretto
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, heavy cream, Kahlúa, amaretto, and tequila.
  2. Thoroughly blend the mixture until everything's mixed.
  3. Pour the mixture into a tall, chilled hurricane glass with a straw.
  4. Garnish with some whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Texas Mudslide

Just as easy to make as the Mexican mudslide, this slight variation on the original recipe switches out vodka for bourbon, and yields about four individual mudslides.

Texas Mudslide

Ingredients

  • 4 scoops high-fat vanilla ice cream
  • 8 scoops high-fat chocolate ice cream
  • 6 ounces heavy cream
  • 6 ounces Kahlúa
  • 6 ounces Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 6 ounces bourbon
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, heavy cream, Kahlúa, Bailey's, and bourbon.
  2. Thoroughly blend the mixture until everything's mixed.
  3. Pour the mixture into a tall, chilled hurricane glass with a straw.
  4. Garnish with some whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Wild Slippery White Mudslide

For a balanced sweetness that cuts at the sweet cream and cocoa flavors, top off your regular frozen mudslide with some butterscotch schnapps. This recipe yields about four individual mudslides.

Wild Slippery White Mudslide

Ingredients

  • 4 scoops high-fat vanilla ice cream
  • 8 scoops high-fat chocolate ice cream
  • 6 ounces heavy cream
  • 6 ounces Kahlúa
  • 6 ounces Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Butterscotch syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, heavy cream, Kahlúa, Bailey's, butterscotch schnapps, and vodka.
  2. Thoroughly blend the mixture until everything's mixed.
  3. Pour the mixture into a tall, chilled hurricane glass with a straw.
  4. Garnish with some whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Non-Dairy Frozen Mudslide

This non-dairy frozen mudslide recipe is perfect for people who have a dairy intolerance or allergy; make a note that these mudslides won't be as thick as the mixtures that the dairy-based recipes create due to the lack of ice cream. However, they taste just as divine. This recipe yields about four individual mudslides.

Non-Dairy Frozen Mudslide

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces chocolate oat or almond milk
  • 6 ounces vanilla oat or almond milk
  • 6 ounces coffee, chilled
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the dairy-free vanilla oat or almond milk, chocolate oat or almond milk, chilled coffee, and vodka.
  2. Thoroughly blend the mixture until everything's mixed.
  3. Pour the mixture into a tall, chilled hurricane glass with a straw.
  4. Garnish with some chocolate syrup.

Tips for Garnishing a Mudslide

Thankfully, mudslide garnishes are highly customizable and can be changed to fit new holidays, seasons, and/or event themes. From crushed peppermint sticks to brownie pieces, there's a mudslide garnish to fit every occasion.

  • Try swirling different syrups like caramel, strawberry, chocolate, and butterscotch within the hurricane glass before pouring in the mixture.
  • For a festive mudslide, top with whipped cream and some crushed peppermint sticks.
  • To make a mudslide particularly decadent, layer the cocktail with small brownie pieces and eat it with a spoon.
  • To make a toffee mudslide, sprinkle some butterscotch syrup and crushed toffee pieces on top.

An Indulgent Masterpiece

Frozen mudslide recipes are more dessert than drink, but for those looking for something delicious and indulgent, it's a great one to try. So grab some ice cream and vodka and belly up to the blender to satisfy both your sweet tooth and your desire for a cocktail in one fell swoop.

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