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Frangelico Frozen Mudslide

What we have here for you today is what everyone needs to end the perfect dinner. A dessert and cocktail all rolled into one. A boozy frozen concoction that is deliciously rich, cool, and satisfying.

One sip of this mudslide and you will discover just as I did, that no matter how hard you try to set it down and enjoy it at a normal pace, you will be completely powerless.

It could very well be attributed to the fact that there is Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur and ice cream involved.


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