We spent a lot of our weekend working on yard work and a few things around the house, but it was really nice actually. We’ve been so busy we needed a weekend to just stick close to home. On Friday night we got together with some friends and I whipped up these strawberry cheesecake pudding shots as a special little boozy treat!
It’s strawberry season! It’s officially summer! All good reasons to make these immediately. Have you ever had pudding shots? They’re kind of like dessert and a mini cocktail all in one. Also known as utter perfection. Even if I do say so myself.
How to Make Cheesecake Pudding Shots
Scroll down for the printable cheesecake pudding shot recipe.
- Mix together the pudding mix per the package instructions, using milk, vodka and strawberry syrup.
- Allow the pudding to set until thick, then fold in whipped topping.
- Place in the freezer and allow to chill for 30+ minutes
- Sprinkle crushed graham crackers into the bottom of a large shot glass
- Top with pudding mixture, sprinkle with more graham cracker crumbs and garnish with a slice of strawberry.
- You’ll want to make pudding shots earlier in the day or the day before you want to serve them since they’re best served thick!
What ingredients do you need for pudding shots?
The basis of any good pudding shot recipes is two key ingredients. Luckily, they’re easy to find at any grocery store and super inexpensive.
- Instant pudding mix. Do not use the cook and serve kind!
- Whipped topping. The kind that comes in a tub. There’s no need for real whipped cream here, which is basically the only time you’ll ever hear me say that.
Pudding shots are such a novelty at parties and they’re really easy to make. They aren’t as boozy as their Jell-O shot counterparts and, honestly, they’re far yummier if you ask me. The fresh strawberries are the perfect finishing touch!
Can you freeze pudding shots?
Yup! I get asked this question a lot. If you make too many or just want to stock up the freezer, these freeze really well. You can make them up in those little plastic cups with the lids and enjoy them whenever you feel like having something a little sweet. They all transport really well that way, too, if you’re bringing them to a party.
Try These Other Pudding Shot Recipes:
- Lemon Drop Pudding Shots
- S’mores Pudding Shots
- Butterscotch Spice Pudding Shots
- Tiramisu Pudding Shots
- Rumchata Pudding Shots
[Recipe + photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]
- 1 package of instant cheesecake pudding
- (1) 8 oz tub of whipped topping
- 1 cup of milk
- 2/3 cup of vodka
- 1/3 cup of strawberry syrup
- Graham crackers
- Fresh strawberries
- In a medium mixing bowl, begin by mixing your pudding per the package’s instructions, using the above combination of milk, vodka and strawberry syrup in lieu of the called for milk.
- Allow the pudding to set until thick (usually about five minutes) and then fold in the whipped topping.
- Place in the freezer and allow to chill for 30 minutes or until nice and thick.
- In the meantime, crush up a couple of graham crackers and sprinkle a spoonful into the bottom of a large shot glass or any small glass you might have.
- Top with pudding, sprinkle with more graham cracker crumbs and garnish with a slice of strawberry.