Kahlúa Coconut Mudslide [Sponsored Post]

by Irvin on June 16, 2014 · 9 comments

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This refreshing twist on the classic Kahlúa Mudslide frozen cocktail will cool you down no matter where you are this summer!

#Ad | Kahlua Coconut Mudslide, a dairy-free recipe. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love

To be honest, summer in San Francisco is not my favorite time of year. Though I look forward to summer because my partner AJ is off of work (he’s a professor at a community college) summertime is when the tourists come in…and when the temperature drops and the fog starts to rolling in. Though a small part of me giggles whenever I see tourists walking around in shorts shivering as they expect vacation in California to be warm and sunny, most of the time I stay indoors, avoid the crowds and put my nose the grindstone to get work done. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

#Ad | The Kahlua Mudslide, reinvented dairy-free. Photo and Recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

But every now and then I try to shake things up a bit and break out of my usual routine. So when Kahlúa approached me to partner together on their Summer Shake-Up campaign, I jumped at the chance. I’ve been a fan of their coffee and rum liqueur, using it in cocktails and baking. So with this collaboration in mind, this summer I decided I needed to start getting out more of the house, and celebrating San Francisco for what it is.

#Ad | The Kahlua Coconut Mudslide. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Truth be told, when I think about it, June is pretty awesome in San Francisco. Sure the weather is inconsistent; one day it’s 85˚ (a temperature that all of SF deems EXCEEDINGLY too hot) while the following day will drop to 65˚F (a temperature that all of SF deems EXCEEDINGLY too cold). But free concerts are available every weekend, literary and art festivals seem to be happening nearly daily, and one of the largest street parades in the California punctuates the end of the month. This year, I’m going to be getting out of my house more, away from the computer and celebrate all that my city has to offer. Thanks Kahlúa for inspiring me to get out of my comfort zone a bit. Of course, I’ll still be carrying around a light sweater, just in case.

This post was sponsored by Kahlúa. I was compensated for the post and for developing the recipe. However all opinions above (and below) are completely my own and not endorsed by Kahlúa. Visit Kahlúa’s various social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) for more cocktail and entertainment ideas and join in on the fun by sharing your own Kahlúa creation using the hashtag #KahluaSummer.

If you like this Kahlúa Coconut Mudslide recipe, check out some of these creations that other bloggers that are partnering with Kahlúa for their Summer Shake-Up program have come up with:

Handle the Heat
Lick My Spoon
Sugar Dish Me
Bakers Royale
Lemons for Lulu

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Kate @ Diethood June 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Delicious, beautiful… I just wanna sip on it through my screen! I love anything-Kahlua!!

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Heather @ Sugar Dish Me June 17, 2014 at 7:29 am

Loving the coconut addition!! Yum! Your mudslides turned out beautifully! I’ll have 2 please.

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Shikha @ Shikha la mode June 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Kahlua Kahlua Kahlua! I’m such a big fan – I use a ton of the stuff in the products I sell online! Can’t wait for that end-of-the-month parade :)

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Aimee @ Simple Bites June 17, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Suddenly my evening is looking bleak without one of these tall glasses to sip from!

Totally genius recipe. I can’t wait to try all of it and serve it up ‘big boy’ style on my next date night in with Danny. ;)

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Tanya Schroeder June 18, 2014 at 3:15 am

Ah coconut!!!! What a genius idea, seriously. This is the only way to spend those unbearable hot summer days! Thanks for the link love!

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Steph @ Lick My Spoon June 18, 2014 at 1:23 pm

helloooo, coconut chocolate syrup!

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Kim Beaulieu June 18, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Love it, want it, must make it. This looks absolutely perfect. I just want to curl up in front of the tv with a few glasses of this.

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Miss Kim @ behgopa June 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I love summers in SF. I don’t mind wearing thick coats in the middle of July. It sure beats the heat waves we have in LA. Yes, you should definitely take advantage of your city. It’s so awesome…one of my fav places! That looks like a delicious looking mudslide!

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Toni | BoulderLocavore June 25, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Though I heard Mark Twain’s supposed quote was not from him, ‘the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco’, it’s true. I recall those summers all too well. This cocktail however is fresh and new, and never seen before. A bit like it’s maker! Fantastic. Could fall in love with Kahlua all over again thanks to this.

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