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Close up photo of peppermint chocolate pudding shots for the holidays.
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Peppermint Chocolate Pudding Shots

Peppermint Mocha Pudding Shots is a creamy, seasonal dessert that's made with only 6 ingredients and perfect for those adult holiday parties! Prep about two dozen shots in just 5 to 10 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 shots
Calories: 57kcal


  • 1 (3.4 oz.) box instant pudding mix1 dry
  • 1 cup whole milk cold
  • 1 cup peppermint schnapps2 cold
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract3
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract4 optional
  • 8 ounces cool whip5 thawed


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the pudding mix, milk, peppermint schnapps, and extract(s) 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 1 or 2oz. condiment containers with lids with a small cookie scoop and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Top with cool whip or whipped cream, sprinkles, and chocolate shavings before serving if desired.


  1. This recipe has not been tested with sugar-free pudding or cook and serve pudding.
  2. Generally, I make my pudding shots with equal parts milk and alcohol. Peppermint schnapps is a liqueur and usually doesn't have high alcohol content. If you want to make these stronger you could do 1/2 cup vodka and 1/2 cup peppermint schnapps, in which case I highly recommend adding peppermint extract to bring out the flavor.
  3. The coffee extract gives this recipe a peppermint mocha flavor, however, it can be omitted and replaced with extra peppermint or even vanilla extract. You could also do half coffee liqueur and half peppermint in the recipe.
  4. The peppermint extract is optional, you will get some peppermint from the schnapps but if you want it stronger, I recommend adding some. If you cut the peppermint schnapps back, then definitely add more extract for flavor.
  5. For a thicker pudding texture, you can use a half tub of cool whip instead of a full one.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg