Boozy Mexican Chocolate Milkshakes

Susan Palmer | Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Boozy Mexican chocolate milkshakes are full of chocolate, spice, and everything nice! They’re just as decadent and delicious as they sound.

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Let’s talk milkshakes today. Specifically the boozy kind, because let’s be honest, when you are an adult is there really any other version you should be enjoying? It’s the dog days of summer and let’s face it, the only way to really cool off is with some ice cream or a cool drink, so really why not combine the two of them together?

I came late to the milkshake party; I was never a fan, or rather I avoided them growing up because I don’t drink milk and naive me assumed it tasted more like milk than ice cream. Luckily I smarted up and realized a milkshake is just blended ice cream with a splash of milk.

Have no fear because I’ve most certainly made up for lost time in my adult years. No milkshake opportunity is ever lost on me now and it is most certainly the best way to cool off on a scorching day when you know that scoop of ice cream will drip down your hand faster than you can lick it up!

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Of course in my humble opinion milkshakes can always be made better with two things — 1) chocolate and 2) booze.  So I went forward and did what I know best and whipped up this Boozy Mexican Chocolate Milkshake.  

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I’m generally partial to uber thick milkshakes — mostly due to my desire not to taste any milk at all in my shake and I so I tend to have a heavy hand with the ice cream amounts. You can use as much as you wish, or portion it out more, but really it’s the summer and you should certainly treat yourself just a little bit!

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These Boozy Mexican Chocolate Milkshakes have it all and just take 10 minutes to prepare! Spiced up with cinnamon and cayenne for a little bit of heat and spiked with tequila to keep the kids away! 

Boozy Mexican Chocolate Milkshakes Recipe

  4 Servings


  • 1 quart Dark Chocolate Ice Cream, Softened slightly
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, Feel free to add more if you like it spicy
  • 6 ounces Tequila, Divided


  1. Place the ice cream, milk, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in a blender. Puree until smooth but still thick. If the milkshake seems too thick to drink, add a little more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until your desired consistency.
  2. Divide the milkshake between the glasses and pour in 1 1/2 ounces of tequila per serving. Stir to combine.
  3. Serve immediately. 


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Susan Palmer

About Susan

Susan bakes up delicious treats as the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen at home in Brooklyn. She's joined Food Fanatic as a Cocktails and Boozy Desserts Fanatic, and we could not be more excited!