Holiday Adult Pudding Shots

January 6, 2019



Adult Pudding Shot Recipes

It seems as though the end of October brings a flurry of holidays upon us. First Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year. And if your family and friends are anything like mine, a fun adult consumable is always welcome.

So what’s fun and edible AND delicious? Pudding shots. They are far superior to your average Jell-o shot in taste, but also the creaminess just seems more appropriate for these colder holidays. (Side note – if you have kids, have a baby in your belly or just don’t want alcohol – replace the liquor with milk and you’re good to go.)

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First, we’ll go through the standard pudding shot. Find the ingredients you’ll need for other flavors below. You just need to sub in pudding flavors and liquors. Really impressive for how little effort it takes.

Learn this basic recipe, and you can basically create any flavor of pudding shot you want.

  • 1 (3.4 oz) box of instant pudding
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup liquor
  • 1 (8oz) tub of Cool Whip
  • 2 oz souffle cups with lids – you can get these at GFS or any other party store

*Please note that sugar free can be used, but use two boxes.



Caramel Apple Pudding Shots
1 box of butterscotch pudding
1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
1/2 cup apple vodka + pinch of cinnamon
1 cup of milk
1 tub of Cool Whip
*Optional garnish: caramel drizzle

Chocolate Fudge Pudding Shots
1 box of chocolate fudge pudding
1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
1/2 cup Kahlua (or Godiva Chocolate)
1 cup of milk
1 tub of Cool Whip
*Optional garnish: chocolate shavings

Coconut Cream Pudding Shots
1 box of coconut cream pudding
1 cup coconut rum
1 cup of milk
1 tub of Cool Whip
*Optional garnish: shredded coconut

Chocolate Caramel Pudding Shots
1 box of chocolate fudge pudding
1 cup Smirnoff caramel vodka
1 cup of milk
1 tub of Cool Whip
*Optional garnish: caramel drizzle

Pina Colada Pudding Shots
1 box of vanilla pudding
1/2 cup coconut rum
1/2 cup pineapple rum
1 cup of milk
1 tub of Cool Whip

First, pour your instant pudding into a bowl that you think is slightly too big, but don’t worry, it won’t be. Next, if you’re making various flavors, I found that it was helpful to label the bowls so you can keep track.

To your pudding-powder mix, add 1 cup of chilled milk and stir until smooth. This may be easier with an electric mixer or whisk, I used a spoon and it became somewhat time consuming.

Mix in your liquor choice(s) AFTER the milk is incorporated. This will take around 1 minute to get a smooth consistency

To finish off your recipe, you will gently fold in one container of Cool Whip (don’t use Redi-Whip or anything from a can). This is where the larger bowl comes into play – so put that cereal bowl away that you were planning to use. Your recipe will go from a dense, brownie batter-like substance to a fluffy bowl of yum.

Immediately after folding the Cool Whip into the pudding, fill 2 oz [plastic] souffle cups 3/4 full with the pudding shot fluff. Finally, store them in the freezer until you’re ready to share.

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With 4 boxes of pudding, I ended up with around 200 pudding shots. As you can see in , Keurig vs Adult Pudding Shots, you’ll have plenty for a big gathering. They also store for about a month in the freezer, so don’t be afraid to make too many.

Helpful Note:

Does your local liquor store lack the essentials? I personally couldn’t find apple vodka to save my life, so I just grated an apple and infused the vodka myself. 1 granny smith apple to 2 cups up vodka, let sit for an hour.

Enjoy the Holiday Season and remember to drink responsibly and do not drink & drive…

Happy Holiday’s and Share with your friends ♥


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