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Horchata, Mudslide, and Buttery Nipple (Slippery Nipple) pudding shots in my fridge.

Because you need pudding shot recipes in your life.

Horchata, Buttery Nipple, and Mudslide pudding shots.

I “invented” pudding shots five years ago for my thirtieth birthday. I believe the conversation, in my head, at the time, probably went something like this:

Val 1: “What should we have at my birthday party?”

Val 2: “Jello shots?”

Val 1: “But we don’t like Jello.”

Val 2: “We like Jello pudding.”

Val 1: “So….”

Val 2: “So…Jello…pudding…shots?”

That conversation is most likely 100% accurate because I talk to myself a lot. Out loud. Like, all the time.

But anyways.

My first pudding shot at my 30th birthday party five years ago.

My first pudding shot at my 30th birthday party five years ago.

 

Pudding shots were born.

OK, so maybe I wasn’t the first first to ever come up with alcoholic pudding, but this was before Pinterest made things like this popular. And I’d never heard of them before that. So I’m basically a pudding hipster. Just sayin’.

And anyways, when I first said I was going to make pudding shots, people had their doubts. I got a lot of raised eyebrows and a lot of assertions that alcohol and dairy just don’t mix. And, maybe they usually don’t mix. But in this case they do. They totally do. The trick is to err on the side of sweet. Think of drinks you can mimic that are on the sugary side. Use anything with chocolate notes. Use anything that you’d stick in coffee (or hot chocolate) to make it Irish. Use anything that already has cream in the title. And then you’re probably good.

This year I made three variations:

Mudslide Pudding Shot: Based on the creamy drink, chocolate pudding with Bailey’s and Kahlúa. (OK, I didn’t use Bailey’s. I used O’Connor’s Irish Country Cream. Same same? It was $10 cheaper. So whatever.)

Buttery Nipple: Based on a shot of the same name, a variation of the Slippery Nipple shot, butterscotch pudding with butterscotch schnapps and some of that Irish cream.

Horchata: A new one for me, a simple vanilla pudding with RumChata (because RumChata may be the greatest thing in the world). (I had planned on topping it with a cinnamon whipped cream too, but then I got lazy…sorry.)

And the basic pudding shot recipe is this: one packet of Jello instant pudding, one cup milk, one cup alcohol. I did try one of them with a Cook and Serve Jello Pudding and it turned out great: a really juicy, thick pudding. But I’m not sure it was worth the extra effort and time waiting for it to cool. So you can stick to instant. It’s totally fine.

Now, a lot of people remarked that this year these were STRONG. So maybe you’ll want increase the milk and decrease the alcohol accordingly. But, they are shots after all. So you do want them boozy. Because you want some, right? Because now that you know the wonder that is pudding shots you’re totally going to make them, right? Or do you still think I’m crazy? You probably still think I’m crazy… Fine. But hold off judgments.

Pudding shot recipes are below, so you should probably make them for your next party. And then you can decide just how crazy I am…deal?

 

 

Horchata, Mudslide, and Buttery Nipple (Slippery Nipple) pudding shots in my fridge.

Horchata, Mudslide, and Buttery Nipple (Slippery Nipple) pudding shots in my fridge.

 

Pudding shot recipes:

 

Horchata pudding shot recipe with vanilla pudding and Rumchata liqueur.
Horchata Pudding Shots
Horchata pudding shots blend a creamy vanilla pudding with Rumchata rum liqueur. Make them even more delicious by topping with a cinnamon whipped cream.

Servings

8 shots

Prep Time

10 minutes

Servings

8 shots

Prep Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pour milk and Rumchata into a medium bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes, until combined and soft. Immediately spoon into serving dishes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

 

Mudslide pudding shot recipe with chocolate pudding, Baileys Irish Cream, and Kahlúa.
Mudslide Pudding Shots
For this take on a mudslide cocktail, combine Kahlúa and Irish cream liqueur with chocolate pudding.

Servings

10 shots

Prep Time

10 minutes

Servings

10 shots

Prep Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pour milk, Kahlúa, and Irish cream liqueur into a medium bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes, until combined and soft. Immediately spoon into serving dishes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

This recipe made very strong shots that were a little softer. Increase the amount of milk and decrease the alcohol for a creamier shot.

 

 

Buttery Nipple (Slippery Nipple) pudding shot recipe with butterscotch pudding, butterscotch schnapps, and Baileys Irish Cream.
Buttery Nipple Pudding Shots
Buttery Nipple shots are a take on a Slippery Nipple shot and combine Baileys Irish Cream and butterscotch schnapps. This pudding shot combines the traditional ingredients with butterscotch pudding.

Servings

10 shots

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Passive Time

10 minutes

Servings

10 shots

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Passive Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pour milk in a medium saucepan, add cook and serve buttermilk pudding mix. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream liqueur until combined and soft. Spoon into serving dishes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

You can also make these with instant pudding. Just combine the milk, alcohol, and instant butterscotch pudding in a medium-sized bowl and beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes, until combined and soft. Immediately spoon into serving dishes and refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

 

Mudslide pudding shot recipe with chocolate pudding, Baileys Irish Cream, and Kahlúa.Horchata pudding shot recipe with vanilla pudding and Rumchata liqueur.Buttery Nipple (Slippery Nipple) pudding shot recipe with butterscotch pudding, butterscotch schnapps, and Baileys Irish Cream.

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2 Comments
  • Cammy K.
    January 25, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Why yes. Yes, Rumchata IS the best thing ever. These pudding shots sound mighty good, too.

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