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Irish Coffee Pudding Shots

irish coffee pudding shots | pale yellowSo I might have mentioned my current interest in The Song of Fire and Ice series (Game of Thrones), both the book and the television show.  I spent the weekend watching the first two seasons and now I’ve been thrown back into reading.  Well, I just got to the Red Wedding.  Yes, I know all about the Red Wedding now.

irish coffee pudding shots | pale yellowWHY? WHY? WHY?  I understand that great books/movies/tv shows hold no character sacred because there is an overarching story to tell, but it doesn’t make anything easier.  It’s like when Dr. Greene died on E.R. or when Prim was killed in The Hunger Games.  Or even when Snape had to kill Dumbledore to keep his promise.  Don’t even get me started on Lost!  I understand it all; it’s just not easy.  And I’m tired because I stayed up late in emotional distress.

irish coffee pudding shots | pale yellowLet’s talk about happy things – like pudding!  I’ve been on a bit of pudding bender lately.  After this delectable bourbon butterscotch treat, I’m not stopping.  This weekend I made a dairy-free pistachio pudding that was phenomenal, recipe to come!  I even made a homemade boxed pudding mix that I’m waiting to test out.

irish coffee pudding shots | pale yellowWhy not make pudding shots with homemade, from scratch pudding?  I like being classy and domestic with booze; it’s just how I roll.  Irish coffee pudding shots seemed like a great idea, and it is true!  The pudding is rich and creamy and full of coffee flavor with whiskey inside; whiskey + coffee is the best!  A little whiskey-whipped cream and a sprinkle of brown sugar is all you need for perfection.  Here is another way to enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day booze with your dessert.

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Irish Coffee Pudding Shots
Adapted from Sprinkle Bakes
Yield – 13 1 1/2-ounce shot

2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons Irish whiskey

Whipped Cream
1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Irish whiskey
extra brown sugar for sprinkling
13 vanilla wafers

  1. Pudding – In a medium saucepan whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, and salt.  Whisk in the heavy cream.
  2. Stir and heat until smooth and thick like toothpaste.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the espresso powder, vanilla, and whiskey.
  3. Move to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly on top of them pudding.  Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Whipped cream – Add the cream, sugar, and whiskey to the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.  Beat until the cream forms stiff peaks.
  5. Assembly – Pipe the pudding into 1 1/2 ounce plastic shot glasses, about 2/3 of the way up.  Pipe the whipped cream to the top.  Before serving, sprinkle the top with brown sugar and place a vanilla wafer inside to use as a coffee pudding shots | pale yellow
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Nutella S’more Martini

nutella smore martini | pale yellowIt’s cocktail time!  I would say it is always cocktail time, but that hasn’t been true lately.  It’s been wine time.  Last year I was drinking mostly bourbon, but now I’m on a red wine and champagne bender.  I’ve been trying to stock a wine stash, but it’s been difficult keeping an inventory!

nutella smore martini | pale yellowNow that my bar cart is all set up, my liquor is out and I see the different bottles I’ve purchased over the years.  I’ve purchased a lot of liquor and it is a little embarrassing.  However, I’ve been reintroduced to my collection.  One bottle that I was reintroduced to was my toasted marshmallow vodka.

nutella smore martini | pale yellowI bought the vodka to make s’more martinis over a year ago.  I made a batch but took pictures in the dark, so I never posted the recipe.  It was time to remake the martinis.  I spiced things up with a mini bottle of Frangelico; right decision!

nutella smore martini | pale yellowDessert cocktails are the best; they are sweet, creamy, and boozy.  Plus they pack a punch.  This drink in particular does not mess around.  After buying marshmallows and graham crackers I enjoyed one of these on a Sunday afternoon.  Needless to say, I didn’t get anything done the rest of the day.  Get out your mini blow torch and your shaker, because it’s cocktail time!

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Nutella S’more Martini
Adapted from Brit & Co.
Yield – 1 (but probably should be 2)

1 tablespoon nutella
2 graham crackers, crushed
2 ounces marshmallow vodka
2 ounces Frangelico
1 ounce cream
1 tablespoon melted chocolate or chocolate syrup
4-5 ice cubes
mini marshmallows on a toothpick, toasted

  1. Spread the Nutella on the edge of the glass.  Crush the graham crackers and dip the edge of the glass in the crushed graham crackers.
  2. Add the vodka, Frangelico, cream, melted chocolate, and ice to a shaker.  Shake, shake, shake!  Strain into your prepared glass.
  3. Add the mini marshmallows to the toothpick and use a mini blowtorch to toast.
  4. Garnish the glass.
  5. Enjoy responsibly!nutella smore martini | pale yellow


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Painkiller Cocktail

painkiller cocktail | pale yellowYou know what’s awkward?  When you’re sitting around your kitchen in your tights and a tank top when the landlord knocks on the door and you say come in not thinking about what you are wearing.  Even more awkward when it’s a middle aged, dad landlord.

painkiller cocktail | pale yellowWhoops.  Maybe if I hadn’t been drinking this cocktail I would have put pants before saying “come in.”  Maybe not.  Anyway, keep your pants on (or your skirt down) always!

painkiller cocktail | pale yellowIt’s been a painful start to 2014; I’ve been sick since Christmas fighting bronchitis, and then, some sort of head cold.  My body needed rest but I gave it 6-day work weeks and a move.  I’m good to myself like that.  Plus, I’ve watched the first five seasons of Sons of Anarchy and have become overly attached.  It was painful when Opie died.  However, I feel like I’m finally on the road to peace and good health.  Cocktails always help on these sort of endeavors.

painkiller cocktail | pale yellowJanuary was a cold month, so it was time for tropical drink; this cocktail was the perfect choice.  All the ingredients were easy to find and I have a big bottle of dark rum sitting around from making eggnog.  The painkiller was smooth and surprisingly not too sweet.  Take yourself on a mini vacation with this cocktail today!

painkiller cocktail | pale yellowTwo Years Ago – Blood Orange Margaritas

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Painkiller Cocktail
Adapted from Shutterbean
Yield – 1 cocktail (it’s strong!)

1/4 cup dark rum
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) orange juice
1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) sweetened coconut cream
freshly grated nutmeg

  1. Add the rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut cream, and ice to a cocktail shaker.  Shake, shake, shake.
  2. Strain into a glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
  3. Keep your pants on and enjoy responsibly!painkiller cocktail | pale yellow


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Boozy Eggnog

Boozy Eggnog | Pale YellowMerry Christmas!  I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!  Hard to believe it’s Christmas again, things always seem to sneak up on me and the years are flying by!  I don’t know how many people read blogs on Christmas, but I’m posting anyway.  My family has quieter, low key Christmases, so we’re usually back home and in our pj’s by 5; it’s a great time to be quiet and restful.

Boozy Eggnog | Pale YellowMy favorite part of Christmas is the Christmas Eve party at my grandparents’ house.  I swear, if there was video footage of Christmas Eve, every year would look exactly the same!  Some people come and go, and everyone has aged; but for as long as I can remember, Christmas Eve has been the most consistent thing in my life.  There will be all the food only eaten once a year; fried chicken, dumplings, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and sauerkraut, green bean casserole, cucumber salad, jello salad, pickles & olives, rolls, and Slovak cookies.  This is the meal to end all meals.

Boozy Eggnog | Pale YellowI’ve tried to amp up the dessert portion of the evening with trays of Christmas cookies.  We’re not  a family of formal dessert eaters; so usually it’s individual desserts.  This year, I have not made as many cookies, so I made mini eggnog cheesecakes and hot cocoa cupcakes, recipes to follow!  I so rarely have the opportunity to bake for my family; it’s lovely to share with them!

Boozy Eggnog | Pale YellowIf you’re waking up this Christmas morning with nothing to bring to the family party, let me suggest this eggnog!  I’m sure this is the only gift you need.  Making homemade eggnog is much simpler than I anticipated and  tastes completely different than store bought.  It’s not weirdly yellow and tastes of fresh cream, nutmeg, and bourbon.  The rum/bourbon combo packs a kick and cuts through the decadence of the drink.  You only need a small serving to feel festive and joyous!  I can’t wait to come home to more!

Boozy Eggnog | Pale YellowOne Year Ago – Sugar Cookie Trees & Wreaths

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Boozy Eggnog
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
Yield – 3 8-ounce servings

1 1/4 cups heavy cream
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons dark rum
1/4 teaspoon bourbon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup heavy cream

  1. Warm the 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream in a medium saucepan until it simmers, but doesn’t boil.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, and salt until pale yellow.  Whisk in the simmering cream in a slow and steady stream.
  3. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and heat until the mixture reaches 170 ˚F.  Pour the mixture through a fine sieve into a clean bowl.
  4. Mix in the rum, bourbon, vanilla, and about half of a freshly grated nutmeg.
  5. Cover and refrigerate.
  6. Before serving whip the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream into soft peaks.  Fold the whipped cream into the eggnog and serve with freshly grated nutmeg on top.Boozy Eggnog | Pale Yellow


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Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin Pie Martini | Pale YellowThis year on Thanksgiving you can drink your pie instead of eating; sounds like a great plan to me!  I’m going back to Michigan for Thanksgiving so I have basically zero responsibilities for Thanksgiving this year.  So this is probably the one and only Thanksgiving recipe you’ll see on the blog.  Sorry readers, I’m just not a suzy-home-maker.

Pumpkin Pie Martini | Pale YellowMaking & drinking a pumpkin pie martini is getting me really excited for Thanksgiving weekend!  Growing up I always went Black Friday shopping with my mom, aunts, and grandma; it’s been awhile since I was in town to participant in the tradition.  We aren’t die-hard shoppers; we mostly just pick up a few things and then head to a early lunch at the Lakeshore Grill in Macys.  Maurice salads, here we come!

Pumpkin Pie Martini | Pale YellowI spent quite a bit of time searching for pumpkin liqueur.  I was at the point where I was willing and ready to buy any pumpkin-ish liquor.  There were a lot of in-and-outs in local liquor stores!  Finally I found some!  Worth the effort and delicious on its own.

Pumpkin Pie Martini | Pale YellowPumpkin pie is hands down one of my top 5 favorite foods, so if I can turn it into and adult dessert-cocktail, I’m all in.  I know I’ve made a Pumpkin Martini before, but this one is different – there isn’t any actual pumpkin inside.  Also, I believe every blog needs many pumpkin recipes and many cocktail recipes.  Two birds, one stone.

Pumpkin Pie Martini | Pale YellowThis was a fantastic cocktail; a little sweat, very strong, and totally drinkable.  This martini really tastes like a pumpkin pie in a glass.  The milk and Baileys add creaminess while the pumpkin liqueur adds all the pumpkin pie flavor and spice.  Whipped cream and a maple-sugar rim adds interest and perfection.  This is an occasion where you should drink your dessert and your calories!

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Pumpkin Pie Martini
Inspired by Endless Simmer and My Baking Addiction
Yield – 1 cocktail

maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 ounces pumpkin pie spice liqueur
1 ounce whipped cream vodka
1 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 ounce coconut milk (or any milk)
whipped cream, optional

  1. Pour maple syrup on a small plate.
  2. Mix together the brown sugar and spices, spread evenly in a circle on a different small plate.
  3. Dip the martini glass in maple syrup and then in the brown sugar mixture.  Set aside.
  4. Fill a shaker with ice and add the pumpkin pie spice liqueur, vodka, Irish Cream, and milk.  Place the lid on tight and shake, shake, shake!
  5. Strain into the martini glass.
  6. Place a little whipped cream on top and sprinkle some of the extra brown sugar mix on top.  They are strong, enjoy responsibly!Pumpkin Pie Martini | Pale Yellow

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Chocolate Bourbon Pudding Shots

bourbon chocolate pudding shots | pale yellowIt is no secret that I adore bourbon; it’s sweet without being too sweet, it has chocolate and vanilla notes, it burns without being uncomfortable, and its flavor blends well with others.  Bonus – bourbon is straight up cool.  Walk into a bar and order a bourbon and feel the coolness glow around you.

bourbon chocolate pudding shots | pale yellowI’ve been buying different bourbons to try and find my favorite based on flavor nuisances, but haven’t found my favorite yet.  Bulleit is the bourbon I use most often at home, while I usually order Makers at the bar.  As you know, I listen to a lot of podcasts and one day the Alton Brown podcast was all about bourbon, extremely informative and helped me on my quest.  If anyone can get their hands on some 15 year Old Rip Van Winkle I’d be much obliged.

bourbon chocolate pudding shots | pale yellowThese pudding shots were one of two bourbon items at Fall Fest and like all pudding shots, they pack a punch!  Chocolate and bourbon go so nicely together, best of friends!  A salty pretzel spoon is the perfect companion and cuts through the sweetness.

bourbon chocolate pudding shots | pale yellowHere is a suggestion – make sure you look up a recipe before you try and make it because you have it “memorized.”  Also, coconut milk does not play well with pudding shots.  No worries; nothing a second trip to the grocery store couldn’t solve and an important lesson learned!

bourbon chocolate pudding shots | pale yellowWhen you go to the store pick up some pudding, milk, and cool whip to make these pudding shots.  Obviously I’m assuming you already have bourbon, but if not, get some of that too!  Make your guests smile with delightful when you welcome them into your home with pudding shots!

bourbon chocolate pudding shots | pale yellowOne Year Ago – Roasting a Pumpkin

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Chocolate Bourbon Pudding Shots
Adapted from Mudslide Pudding Shots
Yield – 25 (1 1/4-ounce) shots

1 4-ounce box instant chocolate pudding
1 1/3 cup 2% milk
2/3 cup bourbon
8 ounces light Cool Whip
25 pretzel sticks
sprinkles, optional

  1. Whisk together the pudding, milk, and bourbon until smooth.  Fold in most of the cool whip.
  2. Pour the mixture into 1.25-ounce shot glasses about 3/4 of the way fill.  Pipe a little dollop of the remaining cool whip on top.  Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.
  3. Allow to set-up in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  4. Serve with a pretzel stick to be used as a spoon.

    The Fall Fest (second annual and final) spread!  Here are the recipes for brown butter, bourbon, bacon, banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting, pumpkin spice snickerdoodles, and pumpkin dip.  All the other delights were made my roommates Ruth and Andrea!  We throw an awesome party!

    The Fall Fest (second annual and final) spread! Here are the recipes for brown butter, bourbon, bacon, banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting, pumpkin spice snickerdoodles, and pumpkin dip. All the other delights were made my roommates Ruth and Andrea! We throw an awesome party!

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Peach & Lemon Soda

peach & lemon soda | pale yellowThere are many items I thought could could never be made at home, one such thing is soda.  Soda, or pop, as I referred to it growing up, always seemed like something you had to buy in the store.  Then I received a soda stream and realized I could carbonate water at home which is super cool and convenient.peach and lemon soda | pale yellowAnd then I learned I could make my own homemade syrups to add to carbonated water, creating soda for scratch.  But finally  I saw the post from Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil on how to make peach lemon verbena soda; I bought little bottles at the store that day!  I was in for this next great adventure in soda making.peach and lemon soda | pale yellowBesides, champagne yeast is fun to buy and super cheap on Amazon.  Homemade soda is easy!  Simple syrup, flavoring, water, pinch of yeast, shake, leave alone, and chill. In two days you basically become a badass and can sip your own soda all day long.

peach and lemon soda | pale yellowMy soda was extra carbonated, so I probably could have refrigerated after 1 day instead of 2 to stop the fermentation process or added less yeast.  Either way, CAUTION, open the soda over the sink.  Peach and lemon soda is sweet with a touch of lemon and a pop of freshness from the peach.  Although I have only enjoyed the soda on it’s own (with a giant ice cube, of course), I can’t help but guess this would be fabulous with a splash of …

peach and lemon soda | pale yellowBOURBON!!  Obviously bourbon.  We all know it’s my favorite!  I’m trying to limit weekday drinking, so I’ll let you know for sure about the bourbon idea soon!  Be cool, make your own soda!

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Peach & Lemon Soda
Adapted from Love and Olive Oil
Yield – 4 8-ounce bottles

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
zest from 1 lemon, in thick strips
2 large peaches
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice (2 lemons)
champagne yeast

  1. First make a simple syrup by combining the sugar, 1/3 cup water, and the zest from one lemon in a small saucepan.  Heat until all the sugar is dissolved.  Remove the lemon zest and all the syrup to cool completely.
  2. Peel the peaches and remove the pits.  Blend until smooth and then run through a strainer to get rid of any solids.
  3. Add the pureed peach, water, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a bowl and mix to combine.  Divide evenly between your bottles.
  4. Sprinkle a tiny pinch of champagne yeast in each bottle and close the lid tightly.  Shake and store in a cool dark place for 48 hours.  Shake every 24 hours.
  5. Store in the fridge after 48 hours to stop the fermentation process and cool before drinking.peach and lemon soda | pale yellow

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Ginger Orange Syrup

orange ginger syrup | pale yellow I’ve had a Soda Stream for about a year and a half now and I mostly use it for plain seltzer or to make soda with the pre-made syrups.  It has occurred to me on more than one occasion that I should be making my own syrups.  No artificial ingredients, the exact flavors I’m craving, and unique ingredients.  It’s fancy cocktail time!!!

orange ginger syrup | pale yellowClearly that has not happened until now.  All of this started with a quest to find square whiskey glasses with giant ice cubes.  A couple of months ago I went to Fort Reno, a fantastic little BBQ joint by my apartment and was blown away by their cocktail list.  I don’t remember exactly what was in my drink but I know it contained bourbon (obviously), root beer, and vanilla bitters.

orange ginger syrup | pale yellowI’m not quite ready to make vanilla bitters, so my first foray into syrup making is filled with familiar flavors – orange and ginger.  The syrup is fresh, bright, and tastes fully of orange and spicy ginger.  Keep the syrup in the fridge ready to add to seltzer or cocktails for whenever you want to add an orange-ginger twist.  I made you TWO drinks today!

orange ginger syrup | pale yellowDrink #1 – Orange Ginger Seltzer – Fill a pint glass with ice and add 1-2 tablespoons of syrup depending on your preference.  Add seltzer to fill the glass and stir with a straw.  Garnish with with an orange slice if desired.  This is a light and refreshing beverage for people of all ages.

orange ginger syrup | pale yellowDrink #2 – Orange Ginger Bourbon – Add one (awesome) giant ice cube to a whiskey glass.  Pour in a shot of your favorite bourbon.  Add 1/2-1 tablespoon of orange-ginger syrup.  Fill the glass with seltzer and use a straw to stir.  Garnish with an orange slice.  This is a delightful beverage for those 21 and over!

However you use your orange-ginger syrup, it’s going to be a good time.

orange ginger syrup | pale yellowOne Year Ago – Eggplant Pizza

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Ginger Orange Syrup
Yield – 6 ounces

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 orange
2 inch piece of ginger

  1. Add the water and sugar to a small saucepan.
  2. Peel just the orange part off the orange and add to the saucepan.  Squeeze the juice from the orange into the saucepan.
  3. Peel the ginger and cut into 4 pieces and add to the saucepan as well.  Cook until the mixture simmers and all the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Turn off the heat and let the syrup cool completely.  Pick out the orange peel and the ginger pieces.
  5. Place the syrup in a small bottle and store in the fridge until you are ready to ginger syrup | pale yellowIt’s Friday, it’s a holiday weekend.  Make this happen!

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Sparkling Peach Sangria

sparkling peach sangria | pale yellow {sangria made with prosecco strawberries, and peaches}Ruth was really into dinner parties last week, she hosted three of them.  I love a good dinner party but I was unfortunately unable to attend the first two.  When the third one came along I quickly volunteered to make a cocktail for the evening since  the guests were bring dessert.

sparkling peach sangria | pale yellow {sangria made with prosecco strawberries, and peaches}There is nothing better than cold, fruity sangria on a hot summer evening.  Sangria is just so easy!  Cut up your fruit, add it to a pitcher, pour in the wine & booze & juice, refrigerate, and you’re done.  This takes about five minutes.

sparkling peach sangria | pale yellow {sangria made with prosecco strawberries, and peaches}Plus everyone likes sangria, EVERYONE!  I have yet to meet someone how does not enjoy a lovely, refreshing glass of sangria, especially a white wine based sangria.  The fruit and juice mellow the wine so things are less acidic and alcoholic.

sparkling peach sangria | pale yellow {sangria made with prosecco strawberries, and peaches}This sangria is particularly delightful with the prosecco.  I adore sparkling wine of all varieties and it works perfectly with the peach nectar and fruit.  You could mix things up to fit your tastes.  I think you should make some of this sangria before the summer ends, you’ll be really happy you did so!

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Sparkling Peach Sangria
Inspired by Table for Two Blog
Yield – drinks for 4-5 people (about 10 servings)

2 bottles prosecco or other sparkling wine
1 quart strawberries
1 peach
3 cups peach nectar

  1. Quarter the strawberries and slice the peach.  Add to a large pitcher.
  2. Add the prosecco and peach nectar and stir gently.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve with ice and extra fruit for garnish.
  4. Enjoy responsibly!

sparkling peach sangria | pale yellow {sangria made with prosecco strawberries, and peaches}


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Mudslide Pudding Shots

mudslide pudding shots | pale yellow {chocolate pudding with kahula and vodka served with a cookie spoon}My vanilla pudding shots have been a huge hit on Pinterest, people love their boozy snacks with sprinkles!  Not only are pudding shots cute to pin, they are fun to eat and people instantly gravitate towards them.  A couple of years ago I made pudding shots a bunch of times after sampling them at a bachelorette party and love to bring them back out when appropriate.

mudslide pudding shots | pale yellow {chocolate pudding with kahula and vodka served with a cookie spoon}Whenever you’re having a pudding shot, you’re having a good day.  I made these for the best day of the year – the last day of school.  We had a floor luncheon on the third floor and this is what I brought.  Please don’t be confused this lunch with the previous floor luncheon – that was on the second floor, this one was on the third floor!  Plus the room that hosted is one of the few with air conditioning, score!

mudslide pudding shots | pale yellow {chocolate pudding with kahula and vodka served with a cookie spoon}In case a mini pudding cup filled with booze isn’t enough excitement for you, we’re going to eat these shots with a cookie, yes a cookie!  There are few things in this world more delightful than an edable spoon.  Pro tip – ration your cookie spoon carefully so you have enough cookie to eat all the pudding.  Eat your spoon too quickly you’ll be forced to perform strange tongue tricks or use your fingers.  Careful now, the sharp plastic can cut your finger if you’re not gentle with your pudding eating.  Right Dean?

mudslide pudding shots | pale yellow {chocolate pudding with kahula and vodka served with a cookie spoon}Anyway, these pudding shots will not disappoint anyone in the crowd.  They are boozy, chocolaty, and crunchy; there is nothing else you need in life.  The vodka and kahlua are definitely present in these little bites.  If you want to be the hit of the next summer BBQ, make some pudding shots!

mudslide pudding shots | pale yellow {chocolate pudding with kahula and vodka served with a cookie spoon}One Year Ago – Bacon Cupcakes, take 3

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Mudslide Pudding Shots
Adapted from Vanilla Pudding Shots
Yield – 36

3.9 ounce box instant chocolate pudding
3/4 cup cold, whole milk
1/2 cup whipped vodka {you could use plain, vanilla, or whatever you have on hand}
1/3 cup kahlua
8 ounces cool whip, thawed
oreo crumbs for garnish
wafer cookies for spoons

  1. Set up the little cups in a baking pan for ease of movement.
  2. Whisk together the pudding and the milk until smooth.  Whisk in the vodka and kahlua.
  3. Fold in the cool whip until no white streaks remain.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a gallon-size bag and snip a small hole in one corner.  Squeeze a little pudding into each cup, about 3/4 of the way full.
  5. Sprinkle with oreo crumbs if desired.
  6. Place the lids on each cup and place in the fridge or freezer to firm up.
  7. Serve with a cookie for a spoon!

mudslide pudding shots | pale yellow {chocolate pudding with kahula and vodka served with a cookie spoon}


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