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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Peppermint Pudding Shots Recipe

These peppermint bark pudding shots are sure to be a hit at your holiday parties.  They are fun, unique, and taste delicious.  I made mine alcoholic, but you can omit the alcohol for a family friendly dessert for your guests.

Candy Cane Pudding Shots 


As the holiday season fast approaches, people are ready to embrace all of their favorite holiday flavors. One of the most iconic flavors of the season is that of peppermint which, when combined with white chocolate especially, makes for a fantastic flavor combo.


Peppermint and peppermint flavored foods can be used to make a tasty christmas pudding shot recipe that is great to enjoy at parties and other events. These holiday pudding shots are becoming more and more popular due to how simple they are to make.


In this article, you will find some relevant questions that will help you along the way. Plus, the ingredients and steps to make these wonderful holiday pudding shots are present. With this guide you are well on your way to making delicious and fun christmas pudding shots.

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What Are White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Shots?

A pudding shot is when you mix pudding mix and any kind of alcohol together and serve it in a shot glass to be eaten on its own. Many take to making christmas pudding shots, which combine the flavors associated with the season with that of a pudding shot.


In this case, we are making holiday pudding shots using peppermint and white chocolate. White chocolate peppermint pudding shots are the same, except different ingredients are used within the recipe to make it taste like white chocolate and peppermint. 


White chocolate and peppermint are both iconic holiday flavors, and as such, make for a versatile recipe. You can add all kinds of toppings to the christmas pudding shots, such as marshmallows, chocolate shavings, or peppermint candies. 


These are also sometimes referred to as peppermint bark shots, or candy cane pudding shots. As a recipe, it has lots of opportunities to be creative and mix different flavor combinations together.


How Do You Eat Pudding Shots?

Typically, pudding shots are served in shot glasses or very small bowls and eaten with a spoon. If they are runny enough you can also eat them by tipping the shot glass and eating it like that. 

You can serve these peppermint bark shots in disposable shot glasses or condiment cups.   You can also learn how to make chocolate shot glasses and make them with white chocolate wafers.


What Spirits Can I Use For Candy Cane Pudding Shots?

There are all kinds of flavor combinations that work for this recipe. However, there are a few choice options I wish to highlight as they pair exceptionally well with candy cane pudding shots. 


One of the great things about candy cane pudding shots is how much they remind us of the holiday season. As such, you should choose a spirit that invokes the holiday feeling we all know and love. 


Following is a simple list of preferred drinks that will pair really well with these Christmas pudding shots:

  • Chocolate Liqueur
  • Peppermint Vodka
  • Amaretto
  • Bailey’s
  • Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Spiced Rum
  • Cinnamon Whiskey

There are so many potential flavor mixtures that you can use. Luckily, this is a fairly simple recipe, so you can try it out a couple of times with different spirits to see what works well for you.


Can You Get Drunk Off Of Peppermint Bark Pudding Shots?

Whenever you use alcohol in a recipe without cooking it down, there is the chance that you could get drunk off of it. Pudding shots retain the effects of the alcohol used, and there are many factors that can influence how someone's body processes alcohol intake. 


As such, always assume that you can get drunk off of pudding shots, and plan accordingly. It is always better to drink responsibly and not have to worry. You can, however, make virgin pudding shots by using a non-alcoholic beverage if you are looking for a milder recipe.


Why Are My Pudding Shots Runny?

If your pudding shots happen to be runny, the primary reason is most likely the alcohol content of the drink you are using. If the content is too high, it can keep the mixture from setting properly.


There are two ways that you can fix this issue. The first is simply to use a drink with a lower alcohol content in the recipe. The second option, however, is to add some whipped cream into the recipe in order to thicken it up while still keeping the flavor mostly the same. 


Do Pudding Shots Have To Be Frozen?

Typically no, your chocolate pudding shots do not have to be frozen when making them. If you want to, however, you can freeze them and it will not harm the pudding. 


Chocolate pudding shots can be enjoyed thawed out or frozen. If you do end up freezing them, however, I would recommend letting the pudding thaw out in the fridge for a while before you enjoy them.


How Long Will Pudding Shots Last In Freezer?

After making them, pudding shots should last around a month inside your freezer. If you are not planning on using your pudding shots for a while, storing them in the freezer is the best and safest method of keeping them. 


How Long Do Pudding Shots Last?

Your pudding shots should be stored somewhere cool if you are not planning on eating them right away. You can store them in the fridge for about five to seven days, which is a good short term option.


As previously mentioned, pudding shots will last about a month in the freezer. As such, you should plan accordingly and store your pudding in the most appropriate container. 


How to Make Non-Alcoholic Peppermint Pudding Shots

To make your holiday pudding shots non-alcoholic, simply substitute a drink of your choice in lieu of the peppermint vodka. You can use any drink, and there are many choices, but you may need to adjust the recipe a smidge.


By this I mean, the alcohol content can make the peppermint pudding shots mix more or less runny. Without it, the same can happen, so you will need to adjust the amount of whipped topping you add in accordingly. 


What Are Pudding Shots Made Of?

Here's what you need to make white chocolate peppermint pudding shots:


How to Make Candy Cane Pudding Shots

 Step #1

Mix together the vodka, milk and the pudding mix into a large mixing bowl.

Step #2

Slowly mix and fold the whipped topping into the pudding mixture. 

Step #3

Scoop the pudding into the cup of your choice leaving a little room for expansion. I recommend using condiment cups as they are the perfect size.

Step #4

 Now, you can sprinkle crushed candy cane onto the pudding.

Step #5

 As a final touch, garnish the pudding shot with a piece of peppermint bark.

I hope you enjoy these candy cane pudding shots!

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