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Stack of pudding shots between a bottle of Baileys and a bottle of Kahlua.
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Pudding Shots

Alcoholic Pudding Shots can be made in just 5 minutes with 4 ingredients! You can make them with your choice of instant pudding and liqueur flavors.
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 shots
Calories: 39kcal


  • 1 (3.4 oz.) box instant pudding mix1 dry
  • 1 cup whole milk cold
  • 1 cup liqueur1 cold
  • 4 ounces cool whip2 thawed (approximately half of a regular size container)


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the pudding mix, milk, and liqueur of choice (see falvor recommendations in notes) for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the thawed cool whip and whisk until smooth. Let set for 5 minutes.
  • Evenly divide the pudding between shot glasses or 2oz. condiment containers with lids with a medium cookie scoop and chill for 30 minutes before serving.



  1. Recipe Variations:
    • RumChata - Combine RumChata with vanilla or French Vanilla Pudding to highlight its cinnamon flavor.
    • Birthday Cake - Says “happy birthday” with birthday cake vodka and vanilla or White Chocolate Pudding — and don’t forget the rainbow sprinkles!
    • Cheesecake - Use Cheesecake Pudding and vanilla Schnapps, then top with graham cracker crumbles and a few fresh berries. 
    • Chocolate - Always a classic! Chocolate pudding and chocolate liqueur (I love Godiva).
    • Irish Cream - Vanilla pudding and Irish Cream Liqueur make this the perfect treat for St. Paddy’s Day!
    • Mint Chocolate - Use chocolate pudding and peppermint schnapps to make a sweet minty concoction!
    • White Russian - Use vanilla or chocolate pudding and use a mix of Kahlua and Vodka in the mix! You could also use straight up Kahlua!
    • Banana Cream Pie - Use Banana Cream Pudding and banana cream liqueur. Then top with whipped cream and crushed nilla wafers!
    • Spiked Caramel Macchiato - Use Caramel Pudding and Kahlua or Espresso Liqueur
    • Boozy Pumpkin Pie - This Pumpkin Pie Pudding would be delicious when paired with pumpkin Kahlua or maybe even Bourbon.
  2. For a lighter mousse-like texture, you can use a full tub of cool whip instead of half.
  3. This recipe has not been tested with sugar-free pudding.


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Calcium: 22mg