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Copycat TGI Friday’s Mudslide Recipe

Copycat TGI Friday’s Mudslide Recipe

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What is a mudslide? Now, don’t be thrown off by its unappetizing name. Mudslide is a creamy, alcoholic drink that originated from the Cayman Islands during the ‘50s. Behind this delectable drink is a man that goes by the name of Old Judd. Using vodka, Kahlua, and Bailey’s Irish cream, he invented the drink for locals who frequented the bar. Years passed and many variations of the drink have since been developed. And for this recipe, we’ll be teaching you how to make a mudslide recipe inspired by TGI Friday. 

Typically, it can also be served frozen or on the rocks. Some would also opt-out of the ice cream for a smoother and runny drink. Take note that a mudslide is definitely not for kids. Don’t be fooled by its sweet facade, it actually contains quite a bit of liquor. Making this non-alcoholic will turn it into a mere shake. Though mudslide is usually made with the golden trio of vodka, Kahlua, and Bailey’s Irish cream, you can use other types of alcohol that suit your liking, like rum, scotch whiskey, and coffee liquor. This mudslide recipe is the perfect drink on a hot summer’s day. A tall glass of cocktail with a subtle hint of booze, it is sure to keep you fresh and relaxed. 

A great pair with this classic drink is another TGI Friday’s copycat. Yes, we’re keeping up to the TGI Friday’s theme to bring the restaurant in the comfort of your own home. Try our Copycat TGI Friday’s Onion Rings recipe to happily munch on with your mudslide. A crisp and scrumptious plate of rings with a side of our delectable mudslide recipe is all you need for a laidback weekend snack. So, let’s whip up this crazy delicious drink! 

An easy to make recipe in the comfort of your kitchen. Our Copycat TGI Friday’s recipe is a sweet and creamy drink that will not disappoint.

Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins


  • 5 oz vodka, (5 shots)
  • 5 oz chocolate liqueur, (5 shots), or coffee liqueur
  • 5 oz Irish cream liqueur, (5 shots)
  • 3 oz heavy cream, (3 shots)
  • 2 oz chocolate syrup, (2 shots)
  • cups chocolate ice cream, (3 scoops)
  • ¼ cup ice, plus more as needed

To Serve:

  • ½ tsp dark chocolate, per serving, shaved


  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender, except for the heavy cream.

  2. Puree until smooth. You may need to add more ice cubes if the mixture is too thick

  3. Once smooth, stir in heavy cream.

  4. Pour the mixture into a tall glass. Top it off with whip cream and a garnish of chocolate shavings and you can indulge in the delicious mudslide.

Recipe Notes

You can drizzle chocolate syrup in the glass for extra flare. 


  • Sugar: 11g
  • :
  • Calcium: 46mg
  • Calories: 190kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 107mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 35mg
  • Vitamin A: 346IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of vodka should I use?

For one, keep your expensive vodka for special occasions. It’s completely fine to use the cheapest vodka available. If it helps, Wreck and Bar Grill used Absolut Vodka for its Rum Point Mudslide, but since we’re making the TGI Friday’s version, any vodka would do.

How many calories are in a mudslide?

If you’re worried about your diet, our mudslide contains 567 calories. Mudslides aren’t the healthiest drinks in the world. However, it’s also not that dangerous for you to indulge in them every once in a while.

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One of the advantages of making mudslide at home is you know what’s going in your drink. You can always remove the ice cream or add in more alcohol or whichever way you prefer your mudslide. This recipe makes a fun drink that helps you let loose without overdoing the booze. We can proudly say that this copycat recipe comes close to the famous food chain without missing a beat.
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