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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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baileys pudding shot in shot glass with green sugar on the rim

Baileys Pudding Shots

3.58 from 7 votes
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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 2 shots
Serving Size 1 shot


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Place pudding, milk, and Baileys in a two cup measuring cup. Whisk until combined. Pour into shot glasses.
  • 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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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1shot | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 17mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword baileys, cocktail

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Last Updated on May 12, 2020

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  1. 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!

  2. 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?

    1. I love Baileys on the rocks. SO good. And edible shot glasses??? Can I be your best friend?

  3. 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!

    1. You need to get signed up with Foodbuzz or Blogher. You’d totally get a check each month!! Thanks so much for your comment Hayley. 🙂

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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)!