15 Alcoholic Milkshakes to Top Off Your Summer

Check out these 15 alcoholic milkshake recipes for the last hot days of summer

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It’s uncanny how well the milkshake world and the universe of adult beverages go together! Whether you’re hanging out with a few close friends and family or you’re an epic party of one, these yummy dessert cocktail recipes for grown-ups (the 21-and-older crowd) are sure to be a cool addition to your summer. 

It’s important to keep these out of reach of children. But creating these adult summer treats is a snap, especially with a good blender. Mixing and matching all varieties of ice cream and toppings like hot fudge, Oreos, whipped cream, chocolate and caramel with adult beverages, from Guinness beer to Kahlua and Baileys to bourbon and coffee liqueur, is almost impossible to mess up. But it helps to have some recipes to guide your explorations.

Good luck choosing just one!

Boozy Chocolate Frozen Mudslide

Prep time: 5 minutes

Source: allrecipes


When it comes to great timeless drinks, classics are classics for a reason. Behold, the boozy chocolate frozen mudslide. 

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Lulu’s Piña Colada

Prep time: 10 minutes

Close-up of a Pina Colada
Source: allrecipes; Photo by Meredith

A picture is worth a thousand words, but we only need three: piña colada milkshake. Enjoy.

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Strawberry Shortcake Drink

Prep time: 5 minutes

Source: allrecipes


BREAKING: Strawberry shortcake gets creamy and boozy and reinvents itself as a milkshake. 

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Boozy S’mores Shake

Prep time: 10 minutes

Close up of a chocolate s'mores milkshake
Source: Buttercream Blonde

“Hey, let’s just turn all of our favorite treats into boozy milkshakes!”

— Unknown genius

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Irish Coffee Milkshake with Whiskey Caramel

Prep time: 10 minutes

An Irish coffee milkshake with straws
Source: Hungry Girl por Vida

What does this recipe have in common with superhero movies? When foods and drinks that are already stellar on their own join forces, you can be sure that they’re going to save the day.

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Boozy Peach Milkshakes

Prep time: 15 minutes

A peach and bourbon milkshake in a glass next to a peach and Southern Comfort bottle
Source: Yummly

SoCo and peach are a perfect match to begin with. Make it buttery and creamy and your eyes will be rolling back in your head.

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Spiked Coffee Milkshakes

Prep time: 15 minutes

Close up of 2 spiked coffee milkshakes with a straw
Source: Yummly

Can’t go wrong with coffee. Just add coffee ice cream, Kahlua and MORE coffee (of the espresso variety). Coffee lovers aren’t even reading this anymore because they’re already getting the ingredients together.

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Samoas Cookies and Cream Coconut Milkshake

Prep time: 7 minutes

A Samoas cookies n' cream milkshake! Glass has a Samoa cookie ringed on a straw
Source: Country Cleaver

A Girl Scouts Samoas Cookie milkshake with Malibu rum, coconut ice cream and caramel drizzle?! It’s a smooth ride from delight to relaxation to comfort to bliss.

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Boozy Mexican Chocolate Milkshakes

Prep time: 10 minutes

2 chocolate milkshakes in glasses with straws
Source: Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

This has that pinch of heat from cinnamon and cayenne pepper that makes Mexican hot chocolate perhaps the best hot chocolate ever created. Add tequila for a grown-up delight.

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Hot Fudge Bourbon Milkshakes

Prep time: 5 minutes

A hot fudge bourbon milkshake with overflowing cream
Source: How Sweet Eats

What do you get when you put hot fudge, bourbon and vanilla ice cream together? A phenomenally creamy milkshake with all the right flavors.

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White Russian Alcoholic Milkshake

Prep time: 35 minutes

White Russian milkshakes topped with a cherry
Source: Ramshackle Pantry

This is, like, a great milkshake, man. Lebowski would approve. Vanilla ice cream and vodka really tie the shake together.

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Boozy Shamrock Shake

A green Shamrock shake in a glass, topped with a cherry
Source: Buzzfeed

You’re not gonna find this treat at Mickey D’s.

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Coconut Rum Milkshake

Prep time: 5 minutes

A Coconut Rum milkshake ina. glass next to a bottle of Captain Morgan rum
Source: Baked Bree

It’s been a year. Relax and unwind with this comfort dessert shake featuring vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, spiced rum and ground nutmeg. Take a holiday from all that stresses you out, just for a little while. 

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Boozy Key Lime Pie Shake

Prep time: 5 minutes

Alcoholic key lime pie milkshake topped with graham crackers
Source: SheKnows

Gorgeously creamy meets tart key lime with just the right infusion of lime vodka.

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Strawberry White Chocolate Boozy Milkshake

Prep time: 10 minutes

Strawberry white chocolate alcoholic milkshake, topped with a fresh strawberry
Source: No Spoon Necessary

Irish cream-y, white chocolate-covered strawberry milkshake: adult comfort dessert in a highball glass. Relaxation may commence.

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If you can’t decide which alcoholic milkshake recipe to try first, try them all and turn it into a tasting. (Hey, we do it with wine!) Just make sure you drink responsibly and keep any kids away from these tempting treats. Enjoy!

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