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Hey there coffee lovers, it’s time to kick things up a notch and add some extra indulgence to your daily caffeine fix. Today, I’ve got one seriously decadent recipe that’s guaranteed to make you say “yum!” out loud. Introducing the mocha caramel Kahlua milkshake – the ultimate treat for grown-up coffee enthusiasts.

As a barista, I know how important it is for us coffee lovers to have a little variety in our life. Sure, a simple latte or cappuccino can satisfy our cravings, but sometimes we need something more exciting to keep things interesting. That’s why I created this recipe – to give you something new and indulgent to enjoy.

This mocha caramel Kahlua milkshake is not your average coffee drink. This chilled concoction combines the bold flavors of espresso, chocolate, and caramel with the smooth richness of vanilla ice cream to create one seriously decadent beverage. And don’t forget the Kahlua – it adds that extra kick that we all need sometimes.

So whether you’re a die-hard coffee lover or just someone looking for a sweet treat, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Without further ado, let’s dive into the ingredients and steps you’ll need to follow to create this boozy coffee milkshake masterpiece!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Caramel Kahlua Milkshake
Mocha Caramel Kahlua Milkshake

Hey coffee lovers! Are you ready to elevate your milkshake game? Trust me, this Mocha Caramel Kahlua Milkshake Recipe will make your taste buds dance with joy!

First off, let’s talk about the ingredient list. This shake is not just any regular chocolate milkshake. It has a blend of mocha and caramel flavors with a boozy kick from Kahlua coffee liqueur. Yum!

But wait, it gets even better! The recipe calls for chocolate-covered coffee beans which will add that extra crunch and texture to every sip you take. And let’s not forget the creamy texture from vanilla ice cream and whip cream to top it all off.

Making this heavenly drink is beyond easy. All you need is a blender and you’re good to go! Combine milk, espresso powder, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, Kahlua coffee liqueur, and ice cream. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Now, let me tell you why this Mocha Caramel Kahlua Milkshake is my go-to drink. This shake is a perfect balance of sweet, creamy and boozy flavors which makes it an ideal after dinner dessert or any time of day stress-buster for that matter.

It’s not just your average milkshake—it’s an experience in a glass. From the rich aroma of espresso to the sweet caramel syrup swirled through the whipped cream top up—it’s simply divine!

Trust me, once you try this shake, there’s no going back. So what are you waiting for? Gather ingredients and give it a go! You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in the heavenly deliciousness of our Mocha Caramel Kahlua Milkshake
Indulge in the heavenly deliciousness of our Mocha Caramel Kahlua Milkshake

Here’s what you’ll need to make this mocha caramel Kahlua milkshake recipe:

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cups strong brewed coffee
  • 2 ounces Kahlua liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup + extra for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce + extra for drizzling
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Chocolate-covered coffee beans or cocoa powder, to garnish

Note: If you want to kick your milkshake up a notch, replace the chocolate syrup and caramel sauce with a salted caramel sauce. You can also use Irish cream instead of Kahlua for a boozy twist.

All of these ingredients are easily available in most grocery stores or supermarkets. The key to making a really delicious milkshake is using high-quality ingredients, so don’t be shy about spending a little extra on some of the more indulgent options like premium ice cream and specialty Kahlua flavors. Trust me, it’ll be worth it!

The Recipe How-To

 Take a sip and let the rich flavors of chocolate and coffee dance on your taste buds
Take a sip and let the rich flavors of chocolate and coffee dance on your taste buds

Now, let’s dive into the heart of the matter! This is why we are here- to learn how to make the mocha caramel Kahlua milkshake. Are you ready to get started?


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 ounces Kahlúa liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup caramel syrup


  1. In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream, strong brewed coffee, Kahlúa liqueur, instant espresso powder, chocolate syrup, and caramel syrup.

  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  3. Add ice cubes if needed to achieve desired thickness.

  4. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream, chocolate-covered coffee beans, and a drizzle of additional chocolate and caramel syrups.

This recipe makes one large serving or two small servings. Enjoy your delicious and indulgent mocha caramel Kahlua milkshake!

If you want to impress your friends or try something new, experiment with some additional variations that will take your milkshake to the next level:

Make It Extra Boozy:

Add 1 ounce of Irish cream or creme de cacao to the recipe for an even more boozy milkshake experience.

Salted Caramel Mocha:

Replace regular caramel syrup with salted caramel syrup and add a pinch of sea salt flakes on top of the whipped cream for a salty twist.

Frozen Mudslide:

Blend all ingredients with ice cubes until smooth for a frozen version of the drink that will delight your senses.

Pro Tip: Make your drink even more indulgent by adding chocolate chips to the blender or topping with a scoop of coffee-flavored ice cream.

Now, you have all the tools to make one of the best Kahlua milkshake recipes on the planet. Go ahead and shake things up!

Substitutions and Variations

 This decadent drink is the perfect treat to cool you down and satisfy your cravings
This decadent drink is the perfect treat to cool you down and satisfy your cravings

Now, let’s talk about some substitutions and variations that can bring a lot of fun to your Mocha Caramel Kahlua Milkshake recipe!

First, if you want a stronger coffee flavor, you can replace the instant espresso powder with 1/4 cup of strong brewed coffee. Ensure you let it cool before adding it to the blender.

Regarding subs for Kahlua, good options include Irish cream or creme de cacao. If you are looking for a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the Kahlua and substitute it for an extra splash of milk.

Additionally, for a more intense chocolate taste, swap the chocolate syrup with cocoa powder or melted chocolate chips. You can also sprinkle some chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans over the whipped cream for a classy visual and a crunchy texture.

If you want to shake things up further on this recipe, replace the vanilla ice cream with coffee ice cream or even salted caramel varieties. The ice cream type choice will impact both texture and flavour, so don’t hesitate to try different options.

Suppose you want to boost this boozy delight further. In that case, add 1/4 cup of Irish cream or 4 ounces of frozen mudslide mix before blending- guaranteed 2x the pleasure!

Now that we have explored plenty of ingredients substitutions and variations go ahead and let your creativity go wild. Mix them up as per your preference, create your blend favorites from our list!

Serving and Pairing

 Our milkshake is the ultimate indulgence for coffee lovers and sweet tooths alike
Our milkshake is the ultimate indulgence for coffee lovers and sweet tooths alike

Now that you’ve made this decadent mocha caramel Kahlua milkshake, it’s time to serve and enjoy it! The best way to serve this drink is in a tall glass so you can see the layers of the whipped cream, caramel, and chocolate syrup. For an extra flair, you can drizzle some more chocolate syrup and caramel sauce on top of the whipped cream.

This milkshake pairs perfectly with a plate of warm cookies or some freshly baked brownies. The sweetness of the drink nicely balances out the bitterness of the coffee, making it an indulgent treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth out there.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to pair this drink with another drink, a shot of espresso or even a small glass of Kahlua liqueur would be perfect. It’s a sweet combination that can give you that extra caffeine kick while also tantalizing your taste buds.

On the other hand, for those who are looking for a non-alcoholic option, try pairing it with some iced tea or lemonade to balance out the sweetness.

When serving this drink to guests, make sure to have extra straws on hand because everyone will want to have a sip! Trust me when I say that they will crave for more after just one taste.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Enjoy the perfect balance of sweetness and richness in every sip
Enjoy the perfect balance of sweetness and richness in every sip

What’s the point of making a delicious mocha caramel kahlua milkshake if you can’t store it for future consumption? Let me tell you, this milkshake may take some time and effort but it’s worthwhile. The good news is that you can actually make this milkshake ahead of time and refrigerate it for later.

To make-ahead, simply prepare the milkshake as instructed in the recipe. Transfer to an airtight container, then store it in the freezer for up to 2 days. Before serving, allow the mixture to thaw slightly, stir well and blend once more until smooth.

If your mocha caramel kahlua milkshake ends up sitting on the counter for too long, worry not. Simply store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. When it comes time to enjoy your leftover shake, give it a quick stir and place back into a blender with a little milk or ice cream to freshen it up.

Reheating? Yes please! But don’t reheat the whole shake – only warm portions that you are about to drink. Simply place the desired amount into a microwave-safe container and heat until warm but not boiling. Stir occasionally and enjoy!

And there you have it – now you can enjoy your mocha caramel kahlua milkshake whenever your heart desires!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The subtle taste of Kahlua adds an unexpected twist to this classic milkshake
The subtle taste of Kahlua adds an unexpected twist to this classic milkshake

Now, if you want to take this mocha caramel Kahlua milkshake recipe to the next level, follow these tips for perfect results:

First and foremost, use high-quality ingredients. I cannot stress this enough – always use the best quality ingredients you can get your hands on. For this recipe, I recommend using premium vanilla ice cream, strong brewed coffee or espresso, high-quality Kahlua or any other coffee liqueur you prefer, and a good quality chocolate syrup.

If you want to elevate the taste even more, try adding a little bit of salted caramel syrup or cocoa powder. They will add a delicious depth of flavor to the drink.

Now onto the blending process, which is important for achieving a smooth and creamy texture with no clumps. First, combine the milk, espresso powder, and chocolate syrup in a blender and blend them for about 10 seconds until they are well mixed. After that, add the ice cream and Kahlua into the blender and blend everything together for around 30 seconds or until smooth.

To make your shake thicker or thinner to your preference, feel free to adjust the amount of ice cream or milk that you use.

For those who enjoy an extra boost of coffee flavor or want to make it a boozy treat, consider adding some chocolate-covered coffee beans or whipping up some whipped cream with Kahlua in it for a fun topping.

Lastly but importantly, serve your mocha caramel Kahlua milkshake in a chilled glass topped with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel sauce. Don’t forget to garnish with some chocolate chips or coffee beans to add an extra touch of elegance.

Remember that this is a versatile recipe that allows for substitutions and variations depending on your preferences. So feel free to get creative with your ingredients and indulge in one of the best Kahlua milkshake recipes ever created!


Now that we have covered all the steps for making this delicious mocha caramel kahlua milkshake recipe, it’s time to address some common questions that may arise during the process. Below are some FAQ’s with detailed answers to help you achieve the best results. So, let’s dive in!

What is a mocha milkshake made of?

Alright, let’s whip up a heavenly delight that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy! Grab your blender and let’s get started. Begin by throwing in some scoops of ice cream, a generous amount of chocolate, a splash of coffee and a dash of vanilla extract. Give it a whirl until it’s creamy and smooth, like a well-oiled machine. Once that’s done, pour it into a tall glass, and the pièce de résistance- adorn it with some chocolate curls. Trust me, your milkshake game is about to be taken to the next level!

What is the secret of a good milkshake?

A common challenge faced while preparing a milkshake is finding the perfect balance between ice cream and milk. The key to avoiding this issue is to temper your ice cream before you start the preparation process; this can be done by leaving it out to soften but not become too runny.

Bottom Line

Well my fellow caffeine addicts, I hope this recipe has inspired you to get in the kitchen and shake up something amazing! This heavenly Mocha Caramel Kahlua Milkshake has everything you need to satisfy your cravings and more. The combination of rich chocolate syrup, smooth vanilla ice cream, bold Kahlua coffee liqueur, and a dusting of cocoa powder is simply unbeatable.

So, what are you waiting for? Get those blenders out and whip up the ultimate adult shake that will have everyone talking. And don’t forget that you can always customize this recipe with your own favorite ingredients – try swapping out the chocolate syrup for salted caramel or adding some Irish cream for an even boozier twist.

Just remember to enjoy responsibly and always prioritize safety when consuming alcoholic beverages. With this recipe in your arsenal, you’ll never have to settle for a boring old coffee or milkshake again. Cheers to the perfect blend of caffeinated indulgence and boozy bliss!

Mocha Caramel Kahlua Milkshake

Mocha Caramel Kahlua Milkshake Recipe

From Bobby Flay. Posted on the CBS Early Show site.
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Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Calories 554.5 kcal


  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 3 tablespoons caramel sauce, plus more for garnish
  • 11 ounces premium vanilla ice cream (about 1 3/4 packed cups)
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • freshly whipped cream
  • chocolate-covered coffee beans, for garnish (optional)


  • Combine the milk, espresso powder, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, and Kahlua in a blender and blend until combined, about 5 seconds. Add the ice cream and blend until smooth, about 10 seconds. Serve immediately, garnished with the whipped cream and chocolate-covered espresso beans and a drizzle of caramel sauce, if desired.

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Serving: 259gCalories: 554.5kcalCarbohydrates: 81.1gProtein: 8.3gFat: 20.8gSaturated Fat: 12.4gCholesterol: 73.1mgSodium: 343.2mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 48.9g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Shakes
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