The Hummer Cocktail

The Hummer Cocktail is an adult milkshake of epic proportions…you’ll either love me or hate me for this irresistible concoction of ice cream, rum, and Kahlua. It’s a seriously delicious adult treat!

Either you’ve never heard of a Hummer Cocktail and after you read this you’re going to love me.

Or you already know that Hummers are the most luscious grownup version of a milkshake laced with Kahlua and rum, and you’ve been trying really really hard not to think about them, and this post will remind you, and you’ll hate me.

The original Hummer, born in Detroit in the 60s, is made with vanilla ice cream. I’ve substituted coffee ice cream because it’s my favorite. It deepens the flavor just a little. You can use chocolate, too. No coffee ice cream? Use vanilla and add a teaspoon of instant espresso mixed with a teaspoon of water. It’ll do the trick.

The Hummer Cocktail in a glass with a straw

What do you say, love or hate?

3.13 from 116 votes

The Hummer Cocktail

The Hummer Cocktail is an adult milkshake of epic'll either love me or hate me for this irresistible concoction of ice cream, rum, and Kahlua.
Course cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 or 2 servings
Author Sue Moran


  • 4 large scoops coffee ice cream
  • 1 oz amber rum
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 2 ice cubes


  • Blend everything in a blender just until smooth. Serve with a straw (or two)
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


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Rum is definitely one of my favorite spirits, and I think one of the best for warm weather drinks. I love this classic rum punch cocktail for when you’re feeling flirty and fruity!

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    March 15, 2021 at 10:28 am

    There are those of us who are lactose intolerant. No problem, I substitute coconut based ice-cream. I also top it of (why not) with coconut whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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      Sue Moran
      March 15, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks for that Catherine!

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    Joe Stockel
    March 24, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    5 stars
    I’m from Detroit living in Estero Florida now — great after dinner drink!! I’m a scotch drinker no amateur pretty darn solid

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      March 24, 2019 at 12:43 pm


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    December 31, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    YEARS ago my boyfriend made the most amazing drink. I can’t remeber the recipe but it had Blubell vanilla ice cream, almond liqueur, chic liqueur and can’t remeber the rest. Sound familiar. I so want to make this tonight. Don’t want to call him. He was “20 years ago” lol

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      December 31, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      Sounds like you’ll just have to do some experimenting Sheri 😉 Hope you come up with it!

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    Cheryl K
    May 28, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    5 stars
    Love, love, love!

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      May 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Me too Cheryl — have a great weekend 🙂

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    May 13, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I will be trying get it this weekend

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    May 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Easy to fall in love with this!!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    May 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I would love love love this! I don’t see how anyone wouldn’t adore this!

    I linked up your canning posts in my Thursday Things post today. Such great info I wanted to share it with anyone I can!

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    Hungry Dog
    May 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I. love. you.

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