These Irish Coffee Pudding Shots have chocolate pudding, chocolate milk, Cool Whip, powdered coffee, whiskey, and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Right off the bat I have to admit these Irish Coffee Pudding Shots are not really like the drink.
True Irish Coffee is just coffee, sugar, whiskey, and whipped cream.
But they don’t make a coffee flavored pudding.
I mean they might, I just haven’t found it yet.
So I went with chocolate pudding.
I could have gone vanilla pudding and you can too if you just want a coffee only flavor.
If you do that you will need to sub out the chocolate milk for whole milk.
And yes, it needs to be whole milk.
That goes for the chocolate milk too.
Whole chocolate milk tends to be sold under the name Old Fashioned Chocolate Milk.
The other way these are not authentic is that I also used Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Which is not in the drink at all.
But I love it so I threw it in there.
Feel free to use all whiskey or all Bailey’s depending on your preference.
My shots turned out a little runny.
Because I paid no attention to what bottle of whiskey I grabbed.
I grabbed a special version of Jack Daniel’s that I got in Tennessee many years ago.
That is a high proof whiskey.
Higher than the recommended 80 proof or lower for pudding shots.
A lot higher.
These also packed a punch in case you didn’t guess that. 😀
Point being…pay attention to what bottle you are grabbing. 😛
While I made these for St. Patrick’s Day you can of course make them year round.
Though I highly suggest them for the holiday.
Way better than green beer.
And way better than boiled food.
Though I must admit a shot of just whiskey usually does the trick.
Tips For Making Pudding Shots:
Remember when using any alcohol that is more than 80 proof can make your pudding shots runny.
Most vodkas run at 80 proof and that is usually the highest alcohol content booze I use so you should be fine.
But always good to check.
Don’t skip the Cool Whip.
Many people ask can they use whipped cream instead.
Yes, you can.
However, make sure that you do not use the kind out of a can.
That will not hold up.
I’ve always made mine with Cool Whip just because I feel it holds it shape better in pudding shots.
Be sure to chill them for at least 30 minutes.
While I say to chill them for at least 30 minutes I usually end up chilling them for much longer.
Often I make up the pudding the night before and place it into an airtight container and then scoop the day of the party.
Saves time on the day of the party.
P.S. It’s a great day to buy my cookbook Holy Sweet!
Want More Pudding Shots?
- 3.4 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 tsp powdered coffee
- 3/4 cup whiskey
- 1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
- 4 oz Cool Whip (thawed)
- whipped cream for garnish
- Shamrock Sprinkles for garnish
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the chocolate pudding mix, chocolate milk, powdered coffee, whiskey, and Bailey's.
- Whisk together until it starts to get thick, about 3 minutes.
- Fold in the thawed Cool Whip.
- Then whisk until smooth.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Evenly divide the pudding between shot glasses.
- Place in fridge for 3 hours.
- Top with whipped cream and shamrock sprinkles if desired.