This ain’t yo momma’s milkshake, baby. No sirree. This, my friends, is a Mudslide Shake. And it just happens to be my husband’s favorite dessert treat. Every once in a while, after we get the kidlets in bed and we have a minute to unwind, he’ll ask for a Mudslide Shake. Usually I oblige and fix him one. Occasionally I say I don’t feel like fixing one and he’ll whine for a bit, but finally give up and just hush. However…one day last week was different. He asked me to fix him a Mudslide Shake and I said, from my comfy seat on the couch, “No can do, buddy. I’m exhausted.” And much to my surprise he said “Well, tell me how to make it”. After I picked my jaw up off the floor (you see, my hubs, though I love him dearly, isn’t much of a cook), I commenced to tell him how to make his beloved dessert drink. Here’s what the next few minutes looked and sounded like.
HUBS: What all do I need?
ME: Kahlua, Bailey’s, Vodka, Ice Cream and Chocolate Syrup.
**I hear clanking and shuffling in the kitchen for a few seconds.**
HUBS: Where do we keep the alcohol stuff?
ME: Right there on the counter…over in the corner.
HUBS: Oh, I see it. OK. How much of each?
ME: You need one ounce of Kahlua, one ounce of Bailey’s, and half an ounce of Vodka. Put that in the blender.
**More clanking around, as he gets the blender out of the cabinet.**
HUBS: Wait…where’s something to measure it in?
ME: *sigh* The jigger is in the cabinet above the espresso machine.
HUBS: OK…found it. What was it again?
ME: One ounce Kahlua, one ounce Bailey’s and half an ounce of Vodka.
ME: Now, add a big squeeze of chocolate syrup.
HUBS: How much is a big squeeze?
ME: I don’t know! It’s not rocket science…just squeeze the bottle for 2 or 3 seconds.
HUBS: OK. Now what?
ME: Add two big scoops of ice cream.
(Note – we had fudge ripple on hand…but you can also use regular ol’ vanilla)
HUBS: OK. Now what?
ME: Put the lid on the blender and blend it.
HUBS: Okey dokey.
**Blender does it’s thing.**
HUBS: Is that it?
ME: That’s it.
HUBS: That wasn’t so hard!
And that ends the epic story of how my hubs learned to make a Mudslide Shake. In case you want the recipe without the play-by-play…here ya go.
- 1 oz. Kahlua
- 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 1/2 oz. Vodka
- Chocolate Syrup
- 2 large scoops vanilla ice cream
Place Kahlua, Bailey’s and Vodka in blender. Add a good squirt of chocolate syrup. Add ice cream and blend until smooth.
To make the pretty chocolate swirl design on the glass…hold your glass at a 90 degree angle and gently squeeze in the chocolate syrup while turning the glass. You can also just drizzle the sides of the glass with the syrup for a squigly design.