Decadent Desserts Meet Mixed Drinks

Try these dessert-based cocktail recipes at an upcoming gathering

Rylie Horrall | Managing Editor

The cool thing about cocktails is that they can be made from almost anything — whether that results in a delicious drink is an entirely different story. Listed below are four cocktails that are themed around dessert favorites, such as milkshakes and creme brulee. If a person is not of legal drinking age, don’t attempt these recipes. Please drink responsibly.


Start to finish: 15 – 20 minutes, Yields: 2 cocktails

  • Vodka
  • White chocolate liqueur
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Sprinkles

Boil milk and cream in a pot, then add white chocolate. Stir until melted. Add brown sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and red food coloring. Rim glass with melted white chocolate and coat with sprinkles. Remove boiling mixture from heat and stir in white chocolate liqueur and vodka as desired. Pour into glass and top with optional whipped cream.

Recipe from @theviplist on TikTok


Start to finish: 5 – 10 minutes, Yields: 1 cocktail

  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 – 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 1 ounce chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream, optional
  • Chocolate sprinkles, optional

Chill serving glass in the freezer. Place ice cubes, ice cream, vodka, Baileys, Kahlua and chocolate syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour mudslide into the chilled glass, and freeze for 5 – 10 minutes to thicken, then top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles if desired.

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Start to finish: 3 minutes, Yields: 1 cocktail

  • ¾ ounces hazelnut liqueur
  • ¾ ounces peach vodka
  • ¾ ounces heavy cream
  • Peach slice
  • Brown sugar
  • Crushed graham crackers

Rim a glass with a combination of brown sugar and crushed graham crackers, wetting the rim with liqueur. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the peach vodka, hazelnut liqueur and heavy cream. Shake well. Strain over fresh ice into prepared glass and garnish with peach slice.

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Start to finish: 3 minutes, Yields: 1 cocktail

  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 ½ ounces Kahlua
  • 1 ½ ounces milk or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
  • Whipped cream

Fill a cocktail glass halfway with ice. Add vodka, Kahlua, milk, vanilla syrup and caramel syrup, in that order. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

Recipe from Holly at