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Friday, December 2, 2022

Hot Chocolate Pudding Shots Recipe

 These hot chocolate pudding shots are a fun drink for your holiday parties.  They are similar to a Jello shot, but they are made with pudding.  I made mine a classic hot chocolate pudding flavor that your guests will love.  I also have instructions to make them nonalcoholic and serve as a delicious dessert.

Hot Chocolate Shots Recipe

With the winter season in full swing, now is the perfect time to embrace all of your favorite winter flavors. Perhaps one of the most popular winter treats is hot chocolate.


Hot chocolate, and specifically hot chocolate mix, can be used to make a delicious pudding shot recipe that is sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering. 

Christmas pudding shots are becoming more and more popular, so now is a great time to learn how to make them with this simple hot chocolate shots recipe.


Following is a rundown of pertinent questions, as well as the ingredients you will need to make these hot cocoa pudding cups. 

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What Are Hot Cocoa Pudding Shots?

A pudding shot is when alcohol (or any other drink) is mixed with a pudding mix and served in a shot glass. Hot cocoa pudding shots are very similar to regular pudding shots, except they use hot cocoa mix in tandem with the pudding.


This makes for a unique hot chocolate flavor that pairs well with different types of alcohol, as well as other toppings such as marshmallows or peppermint. These are also often called christmas pudding shots as they can be infused with all sorts of fun winter flavors.


How Do You Eat Pudding Shots?

Typically, pudding shots are eaten straight out of the cup they are put in, either by tipping the cup and waiting for it to fall out or with a spoon. There are other ways to eat pudding shots as well, however.


Further, pudding shots can be used in tandem with other treats, or can be served in bowls or on plates depending on the thickness of the pudding. 


Can You Get Drunk Off Chocolate Shots?

As with any alcoholic beverage, there is always the potential for intoxication. There are many factors that influence how your body processes alcohol, so one cannot really say how many servings of a particular drink it would take to make you drunk.


With that being said, you should always assume that there is a risk of intoxication, plan accordingly, and drink responsibly.  Always keep these hot cocoa pudding shots out of reach of children.


Why Are My Pudding Shots Runny?

If your pudding shots are runny, there is a chance that the alcohol content of the mixture is too high. There are thus two ways to fix this problem.


The first is to use a different kind of alcohol with a lower alcohol content when making the pudding shots. 

The second option is to add some whipped cream to the mixture to thicken it up while keeping the taste intact. Either method is perfectly fine, so it is up to you to choose!


Do Pudding Shots Have To Be Frozen?

No, chocolate pudding shots do not have to be frozen before they can be eaten. However, if you want to, you can freeze them before serving them.


You can enjoy your chocolate pudding shots either frozen or thawed. However, if you do freeze them I recommend letting them thaw in the fridge for a few minutes before serving them.


How Long Will Pudding Shots Last In Freezer?

Pudding shots will last about a month in your freezer, and about five days in your refrigerator.


How Long Do Pudding Shots Last?

On their own in the fridge, hot chocolate shots should last five to seven days. In the freezer, which is where they should be stored if you do not plan on eating them soon, they will last about a month.


What Spirits Can I Use in Boozy Hot Chocolate Shots? 

You can use any kind of drink you want to make hot chocolate shots with alcohol, however, there are a few that naturally lend themselves better to hot chocolate shots than do others.


If you are looking for something that captures the spirit of the season, or just something that pairs well with chocolate, this is a quick list of drinks that pair well with hot chocolate shots:

  • Peppermint Vodka
  • Chocolate Liqueur
  • Marshmallow Vodka
  • Spiced Rum
  • Bailey’s
  • Amaretto

With so many possible flavor combinations, the choices seem endless. Given the simplicity of the recipe, however, there is also plenty of opportunity to try out multiple flavors to see what you prefer!


How to Make Hot Cocoa Pudding Cups Without Alcohol

You can use nearly any drink to make hot cocoa pudding cups, however, you should keep in mind the drinks flavor.


For instance, you could use a basic liquid such as milk or water, however, that might dilute the flavor of the pudding cup rather than add to it. You could also use a non-alcoholic variant of a favored drink as well.


Depending on the drink, you may need to add more or less whipped cream to the recipe, so keep that in mind before you start making your hot cocoa pudding cups.

To make these hot cocoa pudding shots nonalcoholic, simply replace the alcohol with milk or water. 

How to Serve Hot Chocolate Shots With Alcohol

You can serve these boozy hot chocolate shots in disposable shot glasses.  You can also serve them in condiment cups, but they are pretty small.

You can also serve them in chocolate shot glasses.  Learn how to make chocolate shot glasses with a special mold.


What Are Pudding Shots Made Of?

In order to make chocolate pudding shots, there are a few ingredients that you will need. Following is a list of ingredients to make hot chocolate pudding shots:


How to Make Hot Cocoa Pudding Shots

Now, for the recipe itself. Following is a wonderful hot chocolate shots recipe that is super simple to make.


Step 1

In a large bowl, add and then mix together the milk and pudding mix, as well as whatever alcohol you are deciding to use.

Step 2

Then, slowly fold the whipped topping into the mixture.

Step 3

Scoop the mixture into the continent cups, all the while leaving a little bit of room for expansion.

Step 4

Add whipped cream on top.

Step 5

Sprinkle a little bit of marshmallow cocoa mix on top. 

Step 6

Add in a candy cane, mini chocolate chips, or any other garnish of your choice!

I hope you love these Christmas pudding shots!

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