Halloween Pudding Shots

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These Halloween pudding shots are a fun new twist on a party favorite. They’re a creamy and sweet boozy dessert with a fun and festive look that’s sure to get lots of attention at your next Halloween party!

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Halloween Pudding Shots on white table

These Halloween pudding shots are the perfect boozy treat for the fall season. They have all the delicious party fun of a Halloween Jell-o shot, in a slightly more sophisticated package.

The bold striped look and tasty cheesecake flavor of these spooky shots makes this one of our favorite pudding shot recipes. Creamy pudding is made even more rich and delicious with the addition of half and half, then spiked with vodka, colored with food coloring, and layered in shot glasses to give it fun and festive black and white stripes.

Topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, these delicious alcoholic pudding shots are perfect for your Halloween party.

Black and white Halloween pudding shots

Why We Love This Pudding Shot Recipe

  • You Get Two Treats in One – Part decadent mini desserts and part boozy drinks, these awesome treats are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth while adding some extra fun to your party.
  • It’s Unique – Jello shots are a party staple, but these rich and creamy pudding shots are even more fun and interesting than the usual party treats.
  • They’re Easy To Make – These fun shots have just a few simple ingredients and no cooking or baking is required.
  • It’s Versatile – You can use this simple recipe as a base and change up the pudding, the colors, and the type of alcohol. With endless flavor combinations to choose from, they’re a perfect addition to any party.
  • Perfect For Parties – Like this tasty Halloween Margarita and this creepy Alien Brain Hemorrhage, these fun shots will take your party to the next level!

Ingredients

Ingredients for Halloween pudding shots
  • Cheesecake instant pudding mix
  • Cold half and half
  • Vodka
  • Whipped cream, plus extra for garnish
  • Black dye
  • Black sprinkles

How to Make Halloween Pudding Shots

Step 1: Pour the pudding mix into a mixing bowl and add the half and half. Whisk until thickened.

Half & half mixed with pudding

Step 2: Add the vodka to the pudding mixture and whisk until fully combined and thickened again. For quicker results, you can a hand mixer instead of a whisk.

Vodka being mixed with pudding

Step 3: Add the whipped cream to the pudding mixture and whisk until well combined.

Whipped cream in pudding mixture

Step 4: Place one half of the pudding into a separate bowl and add the black food coloring.

Black food coloring in pudding mixture

Step 5: Continue to mix until no color streaks appear and the desired color is reached.

Black pudding for Halloween shots

Step 6: Use a spoon or a frosting bag with small frosting tip to fill each shot glass about a quarter of the way with white pudding.

Tip: You can use disposable plastic shot cups if you want to skip the cleanup afterwards.

Vodka pudding in shot glasses

Step 7: Add a layer of black pudding to fills the glass another quarter of the way.

Black pudding layer in shot glasses

Step 8: Add another layer of white and one more layer of black to finish filling the shot glass. Refrigerate the shots for about an hour.

Step 9: Top with whipped cream (you could also use Cool Whip) and sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!

Halloween pudding shots with whipped cream and sprinkles

Tips & Tricks

  • If you would like to counteract the slightly yellowish tint of the white layers, add a very tiny amount (less than a drop) of purple food dye to your white pudding.
  • If your black pudding has a slight dark purple tint and won’t reach full black, you can add a bit of yellow dye to make it more of a true black color. The pudding will also turn a bit darker after being refrigerated.
  • Don’t add more than a half cup of alcohol per box of pudding, as this will make the pudding thin. If that happens, it’ll be difficult to keep your colored layers from combining.
  • We used regular vodka but vanilla flavored vodka tastes great in this recipe too.
  • You can even make an alcohol-free version, so the kids won’t feel left out. Just swap out the booze for 1 cup of milk.
  • You can use instant vanilla pudding mix or any other white flavor in place of the cheesecake pudding.
Halloween pudding shots with whipped cream
Can I Make These in Advance?

I don’t recommend making these more than a couple of hours in advance. If left to sit too long, the black layer will bleed into the white.

How Do I Store Them?

Place them in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Black and white layered pudding shots

More Fun Halloween Cocktails

Want more fun drink recipes? Any of these are perfect for Halloween parties!

Hand holding a Halloween pudding shot

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Halloween Pudding Shot Recipe Card
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Halloween Pudding Shots


Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
These Halloween pudding shots are a sweet boozy dessert with a fun and festive look that's sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party!

Equipment

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Pour the pudding mix into a large bowl and add the half and half. Whisk until thickened.
    3.4 ounces cheesecake instant pudding, 1 cup half & half
  • Add the vodka to the pudding mixture and whisk until fully combined and thickened again. For quicker results, you can a hand mixer instead of a whisk.
    1/2 cup vodka
  • Add the whipped cream to the pudding mixture and whisk until well combined.
    1/2 cup whipped cream
  • Divide the pudding in half, placing one half into a separate bowl. Add the black dye to one of the bowls.
    black food coloring
  • Stir in the dye until no color streaks appear and the desired color is reached.
  • Use a spoon or a frosting bag with small frosting tip to fill each shot glass about a quarter of the way with white pudding.
  • Add a layer of black pudding to fills the glass another quarter of the way.
  • Add another layer of white pudding and one more layer of black pudding to finish filling the shot glass. Refrigerate the shots for about an hour.
  • Top with whipped cream (you could also use Cool Whip) and black sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!
    extra whipped cream for garnish, black sprinkles

Notes

You can use disposable plastic shot cups if you want to skip the cleanup afterwards.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.02mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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