Frozen Mudslide Cocktail

I scream, you scream, we all scream for (boozy) ice cream! When the weather gets hot, it’s time to bust out the ice cream drinks! This frozen mudslide cocktail is a chocolate lover’s boozy dream.

Two glasses with chocolate swirls filled with frozen mudslides and in the process of being topped with squirt whipped cream.

This easy cocktail recipe is perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. Frozen mudslides are also one of the best cocktails for the summer heat! Or really anytime you’re in the mood for a decadent and boozy treat.


Level of difficulty: Easy. Measure, blend, divide, top with extra goodness, and enjoy!

Flavor: The predominant flavor in frozen mudslides is chocolate.

Time: It will take you less than 5 minutes to make this mudslide drink recipe.

Two glasses of frozen mudslides, topped with whipped cream, and in the process of being sprinkled with chocolate shavings.


Chocolate Ice Cream: this is the base of your boozy ice cream drink, so I recommend picking a good chocolate ice cream (choose one you’d enjoy eating on it’s own)!

Booze: mudslides are a little sneaky…you can hardly taste the coffee liquor, Irish cream, and vodka that all go into this boozy ice cream drink! I typically use Kahlua, Baileys, and a high quality plain vodka. However, if you have local distilleries or other brands of these types of liquors that you enjoy, they will work well in this mudslide recipe.

Chocolate Syrup: for adding a little decoration to your glasses (that will melt into your cocktail). I like to use a dark chocolate syrup in mine.

Whipped Cream: while not required, I highly recommend adding this. Go big, or go home!

Chocolate Shavings: again, not required, but the perfect topper on your frozen mudslide. I use my hand grater and shave a little bit off of a good quality 70% dark chocolate bar.


  1. Place 2 glasses in the freezer to chill. If desired, add a swirl of chocolate syrup within each of your glasses set up prior to chilling as well⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  2. Blend your ice cream, liquors, and ice in a blender until combined⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  3. Divide evenly between 2 chilled glasses
  4. Top each drink with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Two frozen mudslides ready to drink! In the background are 3 liquor bottles, showing what Irish cream, vodka, and coffee liquor were used.


Use a good quality ice cream! The chocolate ice cream is the base of this mudslide drink recipe! Selecting a pint of chocolate ice cream that you like to eat on it’s own will ensure your frozen mudslide is fantastic. If you’re splurging on an ice cream drink already, you might as well get the good stuff (at least that’s my philosophy)!

Do I have other ice cream flavor options? Yes! You can also make a great frozen mudslide with vanilla ice cream or coffee ice cream. You do you!

Can I use a flavored vodka instead of regular vodka in this mudslide recipe? Definitely! If you’d like to up the chocolate factor even more, using a chocolate vodka would be a great option. You could also use vanilla vodka or whipped cream vodka in this dessert cocktail.

Have fun with your toppings! While I recommend whipped cream and shaved chocolate, get creative with your toppings! If you’d like to add more chocolate syrup – do it! If you’d like to add some chocolate sprinkles or rim your glass with sprinkles – go for it!

Is there a low calorie option for this frozen mudslide? I have to tell you, frozen mudslides are not a low calorie drink option. And that’s ok. Something you’ve got to let loose and have an amazing dessert drink! If you REALLY want to try and cut some calories and still enjoy a frozen mudslide, look for a lower calorie ice cream that still tastes good on it’s own.


A good quality blender. This is the blender we are currently using, and it has been working great! This is a simple, no-frills blender at a modest price point.


action shot showing chocolate shavings being sprinkled onto a frozen mudslide cocktail in a stemless martini glass topped with whipped cream.

Frozen Mudslide Cocktail

This easy cocktail recipe is perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. Frozen mudslides are also one of the best cocktails for the summer heat! Or really anytime you’re in the mood for a decadent and boozy treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 793 kcal


  • 1 pint chocolate ice cream
  • 2 oz coffee liquor*
  • 2 oz Irish cream*
  • 2 oz regular vodka*
  • 1 C ice
  • Chocolate Syrup to decorate glass
  • Whipped Cream to top
  • Shaved Dark Chocolate to top⠀


  • Place glasses in freezer to chill. If desired, add swirl of chocolate syrup on glass prior to chilling
  • Blend ice cream, liquors, and ice in a blender
  • Divide between 2 chilled glasses
  • Top each drink with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


*Note: if you'd prefer your cocktail to be a little less boozy, cut the liquors back to 1.5oz (or even 1oz) each.


Calories: 793kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 10gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 191mgPotassium: 606mgFiber: 3gSugar: 81gVitamin A: 1036IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 269mgIron: 2mg
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