Christmas Chocolate Kahlua & Bailey’s Pudding Shots are a festive and boozy treat perfect for holiday parties. Here’s a basic recipe to create your own delicious pudding shots.


  • Chocolate Pudding Mix: 1 (3.4 oz) package, instant variety
  • Milk: ¾ cup, cold (use full-fat milk for a creamier texture)
  • Kahlua: ¼ cup, coffee-flavored liqueur
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream: ¼ cup
  • Whipped Cream: for topping
  • Chocolate Sprinkles: for garnish
  • Vodka (optional): ½ cup if you prefer stronger shots
  • Cool Whip (thawed) or homemade whipped cream: 8 oz for mixing into the pudding
  • Mini Chocolate Chips or chocolate shavings (optional): for garnish


  • Shot Glasses or Plastic Shot Cups: to serve
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Piping Bag (optional): for adding the pudding mix to the cups neatly


  1. Prepare the Pudding Base:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and cold milk until well blended and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
    • If you’re using vodka, add it to the mixture along with the milk.
  2. Add the Spirits:
    • Stir in the Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Fold in the Whipped Topping:
    • Gently fold in the Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream into the pudding mixture until it’s well combined and no streaks remain.
  4. Fill the Shot Cups:
    • Spoon the pudding mixture into shot glasses, or use a piping bag to neatly fill the cups if preferred.
    • Leave a little room at the top of each cup if you’d like to add a layer of whipped cream before serving.
  5. Chill:
    • Place the pudding shots in the refrigerator to set, ideally for at least 2 hours.
  6. Serve:
    • Before serving, add a dollop of whipped cream on top of each pudding shot.
    • Garnish with chocolate sprinkles and mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings if desired.
    • Serve with small spoons or just let guests squeeze the shots directly into their mouths if you’re using flexible plastic shot cups.


  • Alcohol Content: Adjust the alcohol content to your taste, but remember that too much liquid can prevent the pudding from setting properly.
  • Setting Time: For best results, let the pudding shots set overnight.
  • Freezing: For a more ice-cream-like consistency, you can place the pudding shots in the freezer for an hour before serving.
  • Customizations: You can layer the pudding with whipped cream in the cups for a more decorative look or alternate with different pudding flavors.

Enjoy responsibly and have a joyous festive celebration with these Christmas Chocolate Kahlua & Bailey’s Pudding Shots!


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