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Baileys Pudding Shots – these easy three ingredient cocktails are perfect for St. Patricks Day…or any day you want Irish Cream! They can be made for kids too!

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Baileys Pudding Shots - these easy three ingredient cocktails are perfect for St. Patricks Day...or any day you want Irish Cream! They can be made for kids too!

(Photos updated 2/2017…it’s funny to read this post from when I was first blogging…oh how far I’ve come! I’m definitely making a bill-paying income now!)

I want to get something out there; something I’ve been thinking about for awhile. And I hope you other bloggers will back me up; and we can stand united holding hands, eating brownies, and singing Cumbaya.

Blogging  is my work. I think of it as a job. A job I love more than any other job I’ve ever had, besides being a mom, which kinda goes without saying.

I do not think of blogging as a hobby. I get a check (albeit a super small one for pennies on the hour) every month. Therefore, blogging is my job.I say this because I often think that many people do not think like I do. They look at me, see a SAHM and that’s it. I’m the one who is always at school, always chanting the PTC mantra and picking up an extra kid or two when asked…but I do have a job, even though it pays for crap and is super flexible. It’s called blogger.

I spend 4-5+ hours a day on my computer writing, reading, commenting, editing, and researching. Much like people in an office. If I’m not on my computer, I’m often in the kitchen baking or photographing.I regularly spend 30 minutes in the baking and candy aisles at Target, staring so intently at the orange fruit snack slices that passerby give me odd looks. I call this brainstorming, I just don’t use a white board in a conference room.

Last week I spent $16 on six different kinds of Easter candy without batting an eye. (I just throw it up there with my weight watchers meals and milk and chuckle at the irony.) These are otherwise known as “office supplies.” Is my job going to pay the bills? No, at least not right now. Is it going to make me rich? No. Could my job one day parlay into an actual bill-paying gig? I hope so. I have no idea how. (Hint, big publishers that read me (hahahaha), freelancing and/or a cookbook deal would be awesome thankyouverymuch.) Until then, I’ll be happy with the perks I get with my job…like getting to drink Bailey’s at 1:00 in the afternoon. (Because that’s when the light is good.)

Baileys Pudding Shots - these easy three ingredient cocktails are perfect for St. Patricks Day...or any day you want Irish Cream! They can be made for kids too!

St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday. I’m not Irish, not that I know of anyway. But I’ll jump at any chances to wear green, bake green, pinch my husband, and drink Baileys without guilt (because that’s a rule on St. Patrick’s Day. Duh.)

So I made these pudding shots for myself. (I say for myself because my husband doesn’t drink and I would probably get arrested if I served it to Jordan.) Pudding, milk, and Baileys.

If you happen to not be a drinker or are a child under the age of 21, you can make these without alcohol. Just leave out the Baileys and add double the milk and some peppermint extract. I won’t judge you. I’ll admire how you get through life without a glass of wine, but I won’t judge.

{The non-alcoholic version is Jordan-approved, by the way. If you want to listen to someone who won’t eat pasta and doesn’t like whipped cream.}

Drinking at 1:00. Gosh, the things I have put up with in this gig astound me.

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Servings: 2 shots

Baileys Pudding Shots

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Baileys Pudding Shots - these easy three ingredient cocktails are perfect for St. Patricks Day...or any day you want Irish Cream! They can be made for kids too!


  • 1/2 cup prepared chocolate pudding — either from a prepared mix or your favorite recipe or a single serving pack
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
  • Green sanding sugar and corn syrup — for garnish


  1. Place corn syrup (or honey) on a shallow plate and green sanding sugar on another. Dip each shot glass upside down in the corn syrup then in the sugar.
  2. Place pudding, milk, and Baileys in a two cup measuring cup. Whisk until combined. Pour into shot glasses.
  3. Non-Alcoholic version: omit Baileys and double the milk (use about 5-6 tablespoons). Add a drop of peppermint extract to make it minty.

Recipe Video

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baileys, cocktail

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 shot) — Calories: 81, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 95mg, Potassium: 19mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 1g, Calcium: 1.7%

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  1. This looks fabulous! YUM!

  2. OK, I’m totally singing Cumbaya with you…
    I love what you had to say about blogging in this post. I have only been doing it for 5 months, but it has started to feel like my job now. And it’s great!! I still get to be a SAHM and do what I love – bake! But it does take a lot of time and I haven’t seen a paycheck yet. Someday!

  3. Wow that sounds soooo yummy!!!

  4. Oooh, yum. I adore Bailey’s. So much. I’m absolutely going to be making these.

  5. Yep, I’ll take two of these, please! And I LOVE the Thin Mints around the rim!

  6. I could not agree with you more in stating that blogging is a job. I started mine a few months back and never thought it took so much time and work to take off. I don’t really know what I expected it to do without putting a lot of work into it but boy am I sure glad that I do put work into it and share it with lots of folks! Granted I have a lot more work to do but for now it is suiting me just fine. 🙂

  7. I don’t even give it a second thought these days as I toss completely (seemingly) random items into my shopping cart because I need them for “the blog”. What can I say, blogging gives me fulfillment. One of my IRL friends didn’t understand why I “needed” so many packages of Oreos last week. She definitely thought I was insane.
    I see so many recipes with Bailey’s. I’ve got to go get some!

  8. This sounds AMAZING! I love anything with “Baileys” in the name! Yum.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I’m your newest follower! 🙂


  9. I know how you feel, I work a full time and a part time job and blog. I love to blog but there is just no money in it as of yet. I have yet to see a penny but have spent a lot of my extra spending money on it. I love it, I just wish I could be paid to do it full time. we should write a book and become famous and do nothing but blog and drink baileys for lunch.

  10. I totally hear you! I don’t think most people have the faintest idea how much time and effort goes into a blog – especially one with good pictures! Sometimes it;s frustrating, especially as you’re building it up and trying to turn it into a business. But sometimes the treats and the food friends you meet along the way make it all worth it, peanut paycheck or not!

  11. These sound amazing!

  12. Oh my gosh, love love love the staring at the orange slices comment! And the tossing in $16 of Easter candy. It’s like you are talking about my life! And pennies per hour, I hear ya! But so worth it to have bloggie friends! (which my family finds as a bizarre statement)!

  13. Oh you crack me up! I say amen to it all. Isn’t it funny how our kids and hubbies don’t even bat an eye when we take pics of our food. My daughter even does it with her camera because I do. I love my blogging friends, which could be the best part of it all!

  14. Dorothy – it looks delicious
    I must admit – I’ve never tasted Baileys Irish Cream, which make me more curious regarding these shots you’ve made

  15. OMG. I need this! After Ashley’s Midori Sour recommendation and now these Bailey’s shots, I’m thankful I have blogger friends with excellent taste in alcoholic beverages and treats 🙂 And I support you 100% with the blogging thing. I only wish I could net a paycheck–even a small one–for the amount of time and effort I put into it every day. You’re the best!

  16. Yum! What a cute way to serve Baileys…I could honestly even eat this as pudding haha

  17. I love it. … it’s 5 o’clock somewhere right? I know its 5 o’clock at our house a few times a day!

  18. I have a sister-in-law who says the only liquor she will drink is Baileys on the rocks. I am so making these for her! Bad news … I just ate the Thin Mints … she will never miss them 🙂 I do appreciate your entire post … if I ever meet a big publisher, I’ll send him your way.

    P.S. I just made edible shot glasses … is it OK to say great minds think alike?

  19. Just discovered your blog and I love it already! These are absolutely adorable…right down to the Thin Mint garnish. I’m a teacher by day, but think of my blog as a job too. I like to tell my husband that watching The Bachelor is just research…and therefore work and a Monday night necessity. I think he thinks I’m crazy sometimes too 🙂 Here’s to making something big out of it all!

  20. Sounds amazing,I love Bailey’s 🙂

  21. These look SO good, Dorothy!! They will definitely be on the menu for St. Patrick’s Day. I know it’s supposed to be green everything on 3/17, but I would love a little pink thrown in! I began blogging 7 months ago and love every second of it. It’s more work than I imagined, too, but I’ve never been happier! Learning so much along the way is icing on the cakes we bake. 😉
    Debbie @ Life Is Sweets

  22. The great thing about blogging is that you love it. I feel the same way! It’s almost like an addiction to see what I can come up with next. I also love the way that I am inspired and educated by women from all over the country and I can create relationships with women who have no idea what I look like. Your baileys looks amazing, but I adore you for the work that you do for your love of blogging.

  23. Pinned! And I want one right now! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  24. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing....

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  26. Where do u buy the cute little shot jars and top for shaker jar

  27. Where did you get those adorable shot jars?

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