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

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How to make alcoholic pudding shots: recipes for Horchata, Buttery Nipple, and Mudslide flavors.

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I first “invented” these alcoholic pudding shot recipes 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?”

Val 1: “…!!!”

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

But anyways.

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

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

 

Alcoholic pudding shots were born.

OK, so maybe I wasn’t the first first to ever come up with making 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 Pudding Shot: 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/RumChata Pudding Shot: A new one for me, a simple vanilla pudding shot 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 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, along with some tips and instructions, so you should probably make them for your next party. And then you can decide just how crazy I am…deal?

 

 

Alcoholic pudding shot recipes - Horchata, Mudslide, and Buttery Nipple (Slippery Nipple) pudding shots in my fridge.

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

 

How do you make pudding shots?

The basic recipe for pudding shots is the take a box of Jello instant pudding and follow the recipe on the box, replacing half of the milk with alcohol. Typically, a 3.4 oz. box calls for 2 cups of milk. So, you can use 1 cup of milk and one cup of alcohol of your choosing. (This may be a little strong for some so feel free to adjust!) You can play around with flavors too. For the alcohol, just think of things that already are creamy or go well with desserts. Baileys, Kahlua, and RumChata are all great choices. While a Baileys Jello shot might sound gross, a Baileys pudding shot is delicious!

How do you thicken pudding shots?

Sometimes you’ll find that your pudding is a little…well… soupy. That happens because alcohol isn’t quite the thickener milk is. You can compensate by mixing in some Cool Whip or other frozen whipped topping. Start with a little and add more until the shots are the consistency you desire.

How do you serve pudding shots?

Party stores and online merchants carry Jello Shot cups that are perfect for serving pudding shots at parties. You can also use shot glasses, mini dessert cups, or even full-size dessert glasses. For serving, be sure to have plenty of spoons on hand. While these are, technically, shots, they’re best eaten with a spoon. I’ve found that mini plastic spoons are the perfect scale, but regular spoons will do as well.

 

Pudding shot recipes:

 

RumChata Pudding Shots Recipe - Horchata pudding shot recipe with vanilla pudding and Rumchata liqueur.
RumChata Pudding Shots / Horchata Pudding Shots
This RumChata pudding shot recipe (think Jello shots, but with pudding) blends a creamy vanilla pudding with Rumchata rum liqueur to make. Make these horchata pudding shots 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.Ingredients for horchata pudding shots: vanilla pudding, milk, and Rumchata.

Recipe Notes

RumChata Pudding Shots Recipe - Horchata pudding shot recipe with vanilla pudding and Rumchata liqueur.

RumChata Pudding Shots Recipe - Horchata pudding shot recipe with vanilla pudding and Rumchata liqueur.

 

 

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 looser. Increase the amount of milk and decrease the alcohol for a creamier shot.

Mudslide pudding shot recipe with chocolate pudding, Baileys Irish Cream, and Kahlúa.

Mudslide pudding shot recipe with chocolate pudding, Baileys Irish Cream, and Kahlúa.

 

 

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.

Buttery Nipple (Slippery Nipple) pudding shot recipe with butterscotch pudding, butterscotch schnapps, and Baileys Irish Cream.

Buttery Nipple (Slippery Nipple) pudding shot recipe with butterscotch pudding, butterscotch schnapps, and Baileys Irish Cream.

 

 


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3 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.

  • beer online Australia
    February 25, 2018 at 2:57 am

    I’ve already tried those and it taste so good. So good that you could get drunk.

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