In my house, ice cream is an absolute necessity in the summer. My Yankee blood needs that cold sweet treat to survive August in Texas. Of course, I would eat ice cream in a blizzard. I love ice cream, there’s no getting around that.
This recipe is a bit nostalgic for me, as it was something I cooked up many years ago in my very early 20’s, with a few of my friends.
One of my many jobs during my college years was working as a bartender, and I used to make mudslides for my customers often. When I started making them, it pained me to put ice cubes in the drink. A mudslide just looks like it needs ice cream. So as soon as the opportunity presented itself, I tested out my theory and yes, I was correct – mudslides make the best milkshakes.
This recipe is easy. First, it’s important to note that this recipe is better enjoyed with friends! So have a few over. I’ll pause here to give quick shout out to Vanessa and Erin – the two ladies I first shared a mudslide milkshake with – you ladies are awesome.
Next, if you have kids around, be prepared to make them a fun milk shake too – substitute the Kahlua, Vodka and Irish Cream for some milk though.
Okay, you’ve got your friends, now get your blender. Mix your Kahlua, Vodka and Irish Cream together. While Bailey’s is most common, Carolan’s Irish Cream and Ryan’s Irish Cream are on the same level and sometimes more cost efficient.
Vanilla ice cream is probably the best choice and the standard for this, but if you’re feeling adventurous I would recommend spicing it up with Cookies and Cream. If you live here in Jarrell, do yourself a favor and get your ice cream from Litzy’s – her homemade Vanilla and her Cookies and Cream are top notch. Of course, this being Texas, if you can’t make it to Litzy’s, springing for the Blue Bell would be a just and worthy cause as well.
Add as much ice cream as you want and blend until smooth.
How you top this creation is really up to you – Chocolate Syrup, Whip Cream and Cherries can all play an important role in making this drink – so garnish your drink the way you would your ideal ice cream sundae.
Toast your pals and enjoy a sweet treat!
Mudslide Milkshake Ingredients:
1 part Kahlua
1 part Vodka
1 ½ parts Irish Cream Liqueur
Vanilla Ice Cream
Mix Khalua, Vodka and Irish Cream in Blender. Add scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and blend until smooth. Garnish with Chocolate Syrup and enjoy