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Baileys Pudding Shots

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Baileys Pudding Shots are an easy three ingredient cocktail recipe! They’re perfect for an after dinner drink and you can make them into a mocktail 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!

So this weekend is the Baileys Holiday AKA St. Patrick’s Day! Baileys recipes are all over the internet this time of year but I don’t discriminate: Baileys is perfectly acceptable all year long.

Funny story: so when I’m on trips (either vacation or for work) I like to drink Baileys in my coffee…for breakfast. I mean, I’m not driving, so it’s really just a good creamer. A friend of mine always packs mini Baileys whenever she travels and we were at the hotel restaurant having breakfast and working (with our laptops, so really working, not just talking). I poured some of the Baileys into my coffee and happened to catch the eye of another patron across the restaurant…from her look it would seem not everyone thinks to travel with mini Baileys bottles. YOU’RE WELCOME INTERNET.

Whether or not you celebrate St. Patrick’sDay, these Baileys Pudding Shots are good all year long…but maybe for dessert and not breakfast. But I won’t judge, you do you.

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!

Baileys Pudding Shots are an easy cocktail that makes pudding drinkable with the help of Baileys Irish Cream!

You just need a few ingredients for this recipe:

  • Pudding (either prepared by you from a box or you can use the little cups you steal from your kids’ lunch stash)
  • Milk and/or Baileys

I said milk and/or Baileys because you can make these as strong as you want: stronger, don’t use milk. Weaker, water it down with milk.

You can also make these into mocktail Pudding Shots by skipping the baileys and using milk. Add a teeny tiny drop of mint extract for that minty (Irish) flavor.

Question: do the Irish love mint or did they just get stuck with it because St. Patrick’s Day = green?

These pudding shots are the perfect after dinner cocktail for anyone who loves Baileys and chocolate!

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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.

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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!

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