How to Make Peppermint Vodka Christmas Pudding Shots

Tis’ the season to be jolly and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by making creamy Christmas pudding shots for adult guests to enjoy?!

We’ve got the perfect recipe that is sure to bring the Christmas cheer to any holiday party.

With just a few ingredients and a little bit of time, you can make a festive dessert shot that everyone will love.

Let’s get started on our peppermint vodka pudding shots.  

finished Christmas pudding shots on wood slice

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If you are not a fan of peppermint, you can easily change out the flavor of vodka and pudding used.

Here are a few popular flavors.

Christmas Pudding Shots Flavor Options

  • Peanut Butter Whiskey – try my peanut butter and jelly cocktail
  • Rumchata Vanilla 
  • White Russian Pudding Shots
  • Cookies and Cream – works great with cake vodka and chocolate pudding!

christmas pudding shots collage

Ingredients for Pudding Shots

The ingredients for this recipe are simple and easy to find in your local grocery store, with the exception of the peppermint flavored vodka.

It is available in most liquor stores.

You’ll need the following: 

  • 1 3oz Box Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Peppermint Vodka
  • 16oz Whipped Cream Topping (thawed) – can make homemade whip topping or use Cool Whip
  • Condiment Cups or shot glasses
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  • Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies (optional)

Kitchen Tools Needed

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon or Whisk

ingredients for Christmas pudding shots

Step-by-Step Instructions for Pudding Shots

Step 1. Mix the pudding

Start by pouring the dry pudding mix into a bowl or container. Then add the cold milk and whisk until all of the lumps are gone.

making pudding for shots

Step 2. Add vodka

Next, add the peppermint flavored vodka and stir everything together until it is fully combined. The mixture should be thick but still pourable.

adding vodka to pudding

Step 3. Fold in the whipped cream

Slowly fold in the mixed topping. 

adding cool whip to pudding mix

Step 4. Add to containers

Scoop into the condiment cups leaving a little room for expansion.

Step 5. Refrigerate

Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 4 hours before serving.

adding pudding to shot glasses

Add some festive holiday sprinkles to take the pudding shots to the next level! 

add sprinkles to Christmas pudding shots

That’s all there is to it. A tasty holiday treat for the adults to enjoy. 


Christmas Jell-O shots

So, what do you think? Are you ready to try out these peppermint vodka pudding shots?  

I love that they are creamy and delicious with just enough kick from the vodka to give them an extra special twist on Christmas classics!


completed pudding shots with peppermint vodka


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finished Christmas pudding shots on wood slice

How to Make Peppermint Vodka Christmas Pudding Shots

Yield: 8 Pudding Shots
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

These quick and easy Christmas pudding shots are the perfect dessert and shot in one. Great for holiday entertaining!


  • 1 3oz Box Vanilla Pudding
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Peppermint Vodka
  • 16oz Whipped Topping (thawed)
  • Condiment Cups
  • Christmas Sprinkles


    1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the vodka, milk & pudding mix.
    2. Slowly fold in the whipped topping.
    3. Scoop into the condiment cups leaving a little room for expansion.
    4. Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles.

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