St. Patrick’s Day Pudding Shots
Frozen mint and vanilla alcoholic Shamrock Shake pudding shots for St. Patrick's Day.
If you ask me to bring food for something, I’ll probably bring pudding. And that pudding will probably contain alcohol. And by probably I mean definitely.
We’re having a St. Patrick’s Day pot luck today at work and my co-workers are bringing corned beef or cabbage or soda bread. My contribution is a box full of St. Patrick’s Day pudding shots: bright-green mint-flavored alcoholic pudding shots made with crème de menthe, vanilla vodka, vanilla pudding, and cool whip and frozen so they’re just like those creamy green Shamrock Shakes we all love this time of year. But more boozy. Obviously.
I suppose I shouldn’t bring something made with hard liquor to something that starts at noon and ends well before the end of the work day. But, trust me, it’s preferable to my alternate idea of literally bringing a bottle of vodka because I don’t want to cook anything and because I have no clean dishes in my apartment because I hate doing dishes and couldn’t do dishes all weekend anyways because of a broken pipe in the apartment below mine.
I made pudding shots. Because that’s what I do now for everything.
My recipe for St. Patrick’s Day frozen mint pudding shots is below but I’ll warn you that I really just kept dumping everything into a bowl until the consistency felt right so I’m not entirely sure of the proportions. And these are a little strong in that way where they taste sweet and minty and then afterwords you think, “why is my tongue numb?”
That’s the vodka.
Also, the cashier ringing up my bottle of crème de menthe didn’t card me. So it probably also contains some of my tears.
For that extra St. Patrick’s day flair, you should serve these mint pudding shots in Jello Shot cups or mini dessert cups topped with green and white striped straws! 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.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Frozen St. Patrick's Day Pudding Shots
- Pour milk, crème de menthe, and vodka into a medium bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes, until combined and soft. Fold in cool whip and stir until thoroughly combined and all lumps are gone. Immediately spoon into serving dishes. Freeze for at least two hours and until ready to serve. Top with whipped cream, if desired.