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Easy Mississippi Mudslide Recipe For Adults

This delicious adult drink is so sinfully good that it doubles as a decadent dessert. It’s super easy to make home and more affordable than going out for a drink.

I have had the pleasure of sharing the recipe for Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream Pie from the cookbook by Southern Living: Scooped: Ice Cream Treats, Cheats, and Frozen Eats. Today I am going to share with you the recipe for Mississippi Mudslides from the same cookbook.

Mississippi Mudslide

It is a very tasty way to finish the day.  Although the recipe includes bourbon, it can be made without it making it a child-friendly treat.

carton of chocolate ice cream

If you don’t want to have extra ice cream in the freezer, you could simply buy small cups of each ice cream at your favorite, store, reduce the milk to 1/4 cup, and the bourbon to 2 Tablespoons (or omit it entirely).

Jim Beam, chocolate Haagen-Dazs, and whole milk

How To Make Mississippi Mudslides

For this decadent adult boozy dessert, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pt chocolate ice cream
  • 1 pt coffee ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • Garnishes: whipped cream, chocolate syrup, marshmallows

Place 1 pint of chocolate ice cream, 1 pint of coffee ice cream, 1 cup of milk, and 1/2 cup of bourbon in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into two glasses and enjoy.

For a little pizzaz, drizzle some homemade chocolate sauce in the bottom of your glass prior to filling.  Topping it with whipped cream is the “cherry on top.”

Mississippi Mudslide Milkshake

Mississippi Mudslide

This delicious adult drink is so sinfully good that it doubles as a decadent dessert.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 612 kcal


  • 1 pt chocolate ice cream
  • 1 pt coffee ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • Garnishes: whipped cream chocolate syrup, marshmallows


  • Process first 4 ingredients in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Pour into glasses. Serve immediately.


***Recipe reprinted with permission from Scooped: Ice Cream Treats, Cheats, and Frozen Eats.


Serving: 1Calories: 612kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 11gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 189mgFiber: 1gSugar: 48g
Keyword beverage, drink, Mississippi
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The History of the Mississippi Mudslide

There are a few things we need to get straight.  There are  Mississippi Mud Pies, Mississippi Mud Cakes, and Mississippi Mudslides.

A Mississippi Mud Pie is a rich, chocolate pie made with layers of chocolate brownie cake, chocolate custard, and whipped cream in a graham or cookie crust.

A Mississippi Mud Cake is similar to the pie, only in cake form.  It has a sweet, chocolate cake base topped with marshmallows and rich, chocolate frosting.

A Mississippi Mudslide is a boozy adult rendition of the classic flavors with chocolate, coffee, and bourbon topped with marshmallows and chocolate.

The names for all three versions of Mississippi Mud likely stem from the fact that the rich, chocolate in the dish resembles the banks of the Mississippi River.  There is also the possibility that one of the dishes originated in the State of Mississippi.  Whether or not any of that is true, all three desserts are delicious!

The recipe for Mississippi Mudslide was easy to follow, easy to make, and delicious.  It’s just one of many great ideas in Scooped.

Scooped cookbook

Got kids?  For a child-friendly dessert, be sure to check out the recipe for homemade Birthday Cake Ice Cream in the book.


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