Peppermint Mocha Pudding Shots
I realize that this recipe for peppermint mocha pudding shots makes (over) 50 shots of pudding. I also realize that that is an awful lot of pudding. But, hear me out.
It was 2am. I was drunk. And I just wanted the damn things to have the actual consistency of pudding.
Actually, I just wanted to sit and stare for a while.
But I needed to finish the pudding.
You see, if there’s one thing my department at work is famous for, it’s throwing the most kick-ass pot lucks. And if there’s one thing I’m famous for at work, it’s bringing pudding shots to said department pot lucks (oh, and you know, the amazing work I do). I mean, if you’re going to stop work in the middle of the day to gorge yourself on tables full of food you should also have some alcoholic pudding to top it off…
Also, we had the company holiday party the night before and skee ball championships and the after-party celebration for winning the skee ball championships (!!!!!). So I knew I’d need to make something that would be super quick. And all pudding shots are are mixing pudding mix, milk, and alcohol. Five minutes. Tops.
What I didn’t take into account was how much time it would take to fill 50 individual shot cups with pudding. And how drunk I’d be. And how much I would want to just sit and stare.
That really has nothing to do, though, with why this recipe makes 50 cups of pudding.
It makes 50 cups of pudding because, normally, I replace half the milk with alcohol. But, sometimes, that makes the pudding too soupy. And I was determined to get the pudding to be the consistency of pudding. So, after I added the alcohol, I just kept adding more milk and more pudding mix until it looked like pudding.
And that seemed to work because everyone agreed that this was the best batch yet. Mostly, though, because it didn’t taste “as strong” as normal. Because usually I make them pretty strong.
They’re shots, people.
I made 50 peppermint mocha pudding shots because peppermint mochas are my favorite holiday drink at Starbucks so these are totally seasonal.
But really I just happened to have Kahlúa and crème de menthe in my bar already. So…