White Russian Pudding Shots

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We have been loving pudding shots lately, and I knew I wanted to make White Russian Pudding Shots next! White Russians are a cocktail typically made with vodka, Kahlua, and cream, so we knew this one would be easy to transform into a delicious pudding shot that is sure to be a huge hit.

White Russian Pudding Shots

These are a fun and delicious way to enjoy the classic cocktail in pudding form. They are perfect for parties, gatherings, or just for a fun dessert to enjoy at home. Give them a try and enjoy the creamy, boozy goodness! 

Why we love this recipe-

  • These are always a huge hit. Jello shots are fun but there is just something about pudding shots, they are like a little boozy dessert. So fun!
  • This White Russian pudding shot recipe is made in just a few simple steps. The instant pudding mix really makes these so easy to make!

White Russian Pudding Shots Recipe


  • 1 (3 oz) box of vanilla instant pudding
  • ¾ cup milk (for best results use super cold milk)
  • ½ cup Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • ½ cup whipped cream vodka
  • 8 oz. cool whip

You’ll also need individual plastic serving cups, we used 2 oz cups, which you can find at your local grocery store near the plastic utensils and cups, or on Amazon. Make sure to get ones with lids! You can also serve these with little tiny plastic spoons for easy eating.

Optionally, you can also top these with some extra whipped topping, sprinkles, etc.. if you prefer.

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Step 1: Set out your pudding shot cups onto a shallow baking pan.

Step 2: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together instant vanilla pudding mix, 3/4 cup of milk, half cup of Kahlua, and half cup of vodka, until well combined. Whisk for a couple of minutes, so that the pudding gets ready to set.

Step 3: Add cool whip and whisk again to combine.

Step 4: Spoon pudding mixture evenly into each cup.

White Russian Pudding Shots

Optional: chill for 1 hour. If not serving immediately, these need to stay refrigerated until ready to serve. Serve within 24 hours.

White Russian Pudding Shot FAQs

Can I add Baileys Irish Cream to these White Russian pudding shots?

Yes! If you like the Baileys and Kahlua combination you can substitute the 1/2 cup of Kahlua used in this recipe for 1/4 cup of Irish cream liqueur and 1/4 cup Kahlua. That would make these more of a mudslide pudding shot, but you do whatever you like!

Can I freeze pudding shots?

Yes! You can freeze them and they will take on a really nice frozen consistency. They can be served directly from the freezer, too. I wouldn’t freeze them for more than a couple of days, but that still gives you a great opportunity to make them ahead of time.

Can you use almond milk?

Yes! Try any of our fun shots with your favorite non-dairy milk!

Do I have to use whipped cream vodka?

No way, we just love the flavors that the whipped cream flavored vodka adds. We love pinnacle, so you could try Pinnacle vanilla vodka, regular vodka, or honestly whatever you have on hand. It will be great.

Can I use a different flavor instant pudding mix for White Russian Pudding Shots?

Yes, you can definitely use a different flavor of pudding if you prefer. However, using vanilla pudding gives the shots a rich and creamy texture that complements the flavors of the liqueurs. You can use whatever pudding you like, though.

How far in advance can I make these?

It’s best to make the pudding shots at least 2 hours before you plan to serve them. You can also make them the night before and store them in the fridge overnight, just be sure to use cups with lids.

What is Kahlua and where can I purchase it?

Kahlua is a coffee-flavored liqueur that is often used in cocktail recipes and desserts. You can purchase it at liquor stores, grocery stores, or online through various retailers.

Do I need an electric mixer to make pudding shots?

No, not at all, a whisk is just fine. I’ve never used a mixer to make instant pudding, so it’s totally not necessary.

Are there any variations I can try with the White Russian Pudding Shots?

Yes, you can experiment with different flavors and ingredients to create your own unique shots. Some popular variations include adding caramel sauce, using cookie crumbles as a garnish, or incorporating different types of liquor for a customized twist. You could also use chocolate pudding instead of vanilla, or any flavor you prefer. It’s so easy to customize your own yummy pudding shots. You also don’t have to use whipped vodka, you can use any regular vodka or flavored vodka (or any clear alcohol) you prefer.

What kind of glasses should I serve the pudding shots in?

Glass shot glasses can be problematic when enjoying pudding shots. They are best served in plastic cups. We use 2 or 3 ounce cups, and the two ounce are often referred to as “condiment cups” for sauces and things like that. They are super handy because they come  with lids if you need to store these overnight or transport them somewhere.

Where to buy pudding shot cups with lids

You can find them with the other plastic cups at your local grocery store, or on Amazon!

White Russian Pudding Shots

Pudding shots are a great little boozy treat, perfect for serving at parties. If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also like these other pudding shots recipes-

More Pudding Shots Recipes To Try

Strawberries and Cream Pudding Jello Shots

Rumchata Pumpkin Pudding Shots

Banana Pudding Shots with Rum

Chocolate Pudding Shots (these are made with instant chocolate pudding mix!)

RumChata Pudding Shots

Eggnog Pudding Shots for Christmas!

Champagne Cheesecake Shooters

Mudslide Pudding Shots (coming soon!)

Strawberry Milkshake Pudding Shots

Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots

For a printable version of this recipe, see the recipe card below-

Yield: 18 Pudding Shots

White Russian Pudding Shots

White Russian Pudding Shots

Delicious creamy White Russian Pudding Shots made with vanilla instant pudding, Kahlua, and vodka.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 (3 oz) box of instant vanilla pudding
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup kahlua
  • ½ cup whipped cream vodka
  • 8 oz. cool whip


    1. In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix, milk, kahlua, and vodka, until well combined. '
    2. Add cool whip and whisk again to combine.
    3. Pour evenly into 2 oz. plastic shot cups.
    4. Optional: chill for 1 hour.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 shot

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198

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