Adult Treats: 10 Delicious Alcoholic Milkshake Ideas

Check out these 10 alcoholic milkshake recipes that will take dessert to the next level.

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You may not have ever thought to mix alcohol and milkshakes before, but why not? Both of these components are great on their own, so of course, they’re spectacular together. 

Whether you’re hanging out with a few close friends or having an epic party of one, these yummy dessert cocktail recipes for grown-ups will brighten up any evening. (Or afternoon; we’re not judging). 

With a good blender, these treats are easy to whip up. And once you get the hang of these basic recipes, you can start to create your own. Add some ice cream and toppings like hot fudge, funky garnishes like chocolate chips or sprinkles, drizzled chocolate and caramel, and of course, whipped cream to a blender. Mix in adult beverages like Guinness, Kahlua, or Bailey’s, and it’s almost impossible to make a bad milkshake.

These are definitely for the sweet-tooth partiers, not the sour; if you’re looking for something tart, we recommend trying to use your favorite candy as a mixer.

Can’t decide if you’re hungry or thirsty? It’s time to jump in and satiate both sensations with these boozy desserts — get out your milkshake glasses and your appetite.

1. Boozy Chocolate Frozen Mudslide


Behold, a timeless drink revamped: the boozy chocolate frozen mudslide. To make, blend 4 cups crushed ice, 2 jiggers of vodka, 2 jiggers of coffee-flavored liqueur, 2 jiggers of Irish cream liqueur, and 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup. Split between four classes and top each with whipped cream. 

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2. Piña Colada

A picture is worth a thousand words, but we only need three: piña colada milkshake. To make, blend up 6 ounces of white rum, 6 ounces of coconut cream (like Coco Lopez brand), 6 ounces of pineapple juice, one-half cup of frozen pineapple chunks, and 4 cups of ice. Pour into 4-6 glasses and float some añejo rum on top of each. Top with some whipped cream or a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Bonus points if you add in some coconut rum, too.

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3. Strawberry Shortcake Drink

In this drink recipe, strawberry shortcake gets boozy and reinvents itself as a creamy, fruity milkshake. To make, blend one-quarter cup of thawed frozen strawberries, 1 ¼ fluid ounces of amaretto liqueur, 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, 1 dash of vanilla extract, one-half cup of crushed ice, and one-quarter fluid ounce of vanilla-flavored vodka. Top with whipped cream and fresh strawberry slices. 

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4. Boozy S’mores Shake

An unknown genius once said: “Hey, let’s turn our favorite treat into boozy milkshakes.” To make this campfire classic into a cocktail, blend up 2 scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream, 2 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons of chocolate sauce, 2 tablespoons of S’mores vodka, 1 tablespoon of heavy cream, and one-eighth teaspoon of vanilla extract. Then, whip in 1 tablespoon of marshmallow fluff.

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5. Boozy Peach Milkshakes

SoCo and peach are a match made in bartending heaven. Make this buttery shake by blending 4 chopped peaches, 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, one-quarter cup of light brown sugar, 4 heaping cups of vanilla ice cream, 2 tablespoons of whole milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and one-quarter cup Southern Comfort.

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6. Spiked Coffee Milkshakes

We all know you can’t go wrong with coffee. To make this boozy shake, blend up 5 scoops of coffee ice cream, 1 cup of milk, 2 shots of espresso, 2 ounces of Kahlúa, and 18 dark chocolate-covered espresso beans. Divide between two glasses and sprinkle with more chocolate-covered espresso beans.

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7. Samoas Cookies and Cream Coconut Milkshake

What could be better than mixing your favorite cookies with rum? That’s easy: adding some whipped cream on top. To make this shake, combine 1 pint of coconut ice cream, 6-8 Samoas Girl Scout Cookies, one-third cup Milk, and 2 ounces of Malibu Rum. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce. 

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8. Hot Fudge Bourbon Milkshakes

When you combine hot fudge, bourbon, and vanilla ice cream, what do you get? The answer: phenomenally rich milkshake that hits all the right notes. Blend up ​​1 ½ cups of vanilla ice cream, one-half cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 ounces of bourbon, and one-half cup of hot fudge.

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9. White Russian Milkshake

Take a classic drink and make it not shaken, not stirred, but blended. Liquify 6 scoops of vanilla ice cream, 3 ounces of vodka, 3 ounces of Kahlua, and one-quarter cup of milk. Pour the mixture into 2 glasses and top off with whipped cream and a cherry.  

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10. White Chocolate and Strawberry Baileys Milkshake

Irish cream, white chocolate, and strawberries: relaxation commence. Simply blend up​​ one-half cup of white chocolate liqueur, one-quarter cup of Irish Cream Liqueur, 1 ounce of strawberry vodka, one-quarter teaspoon of strawberry extract, 3 cups of vanilla ice cream, and 4 frozen strawberries. Divide between two glasses, top with whipped cream, and serve.

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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. And before you roll your eyes, remember: we do it with wine. Enjoy!

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