12 Kahlua Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Your Basic Mudslide

If you thought that Kahlua was something you can only drink in a White Russian or a mudslide, then it's time to expand your horizons. Kahlua can be put in so many different dessert recipes, and every single one is made better by this delicious addition. What I'm saying is that you need more Kahlua in your life, whether you realized that or not. And I'm here to give you options! These 12 Kahlua recipes can be served as dessert any time and any place, or they can just be something you make, save in the freezer, and eat while binge-watching House Of Cards. I won't judge you, because I'll be doing the same thing.

Photo: Half-Baked Harvest

Mini Tiramisu Cheesecakes

If you had plans today, cancel them. Once you look at these, you’ll want to drop everything you were supposed to do and make them. And then eat them. One by one until you can’t eat anymore.

Recipe and Photo: Brown Eyed Baker

Chocolate Chip Cookie Kahlua Milkshakes

If there’s anything that could make a milkshake better, it would be chocolate chip cookies and Kahlua. Once you make this, you’ll want to eat it every single day because… I mean, do I need to explain why?

Recipe and Photo: How Sweet It Is

Cappuccino Creme Brulee

Creme brulee seems really tough and elaborate, but it’s actually not as complicated as you might think — and it will impress any guest you have. Also, did I mention it’s delicious?

Recipe and Photo: A Farm Girl’s Dabbles

Triple Berry Kahlua Crisp

In case you thought Kahlua could only go with chocolate and/or coffee, this recipe will prove you wrong. Kahlua makes these berries even tastier.

Recipe and Photo: Half-Baked Harvest


A classic way to use Kahlua is to make a mudslide. You can’t go wrong with a mudslide, no matter what season it is or what you’re doing.

Recipe and Photo: Savory Sweet Life

Kahlua Chocolate Pudding with Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can eat this Kahlua chocolate pudding on its own… or you could add oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on top to make it even more decadent.

Recipe and Photo: Half-Baked Harvest

Coffee Granita

Warmer weather will be here before you know it (hopefully), and when you’re looking for something to cool you down in the middle of a long day, reach for something like this coffee granita. It’s delicious, refreshing, and will you give you a nice burst of energy.

Recipe and Photo: My Baking Addiction

Espresso Mousseline Au Chocolate

Don’t let the name fool you: it’s just a fancy way of saying chocolate mousse. But it sounds much lovelier that way, right? And when you tell people what you made, they’ll be super impressed.

Recipe and Photo: The Messy Baker

Espresso Brownie Bites With Kahlua Buttercream Kisses

Brownie bites! Kahlua buttercream! What else do you need to hear to make you want to make and eat these?

Recipe and Photo: A Farm Girl’s Dabbles

Kahlua and Cream Double Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes

It’s hard to believe that anything could improve a double chocolate cupcake, but if anything could do it, it would be Kahlua. Make these for a special occasion, or just make them because you want cupcakes. Whatever.

Recipe and Photo: How Sweet It Is

Snickerdoodle Muffins with Kahlua Chocolate Ganache

Make muffins an even more delicious breakfast treat by adding Kahlua and chocolate ganache. You never knew liqueur could go so well with cinnamon.

Recipe and Photo: Half-Baked Harvest

Spiked Mocha Mousse Bars

Use Kahlua as your coffee liquor in these delicious mousse bars. Eat these for dessert, or in the morning with your coffee. Don’t worry, no judging here.

Recipe and Photo: Willow Bird Baking