Chocolate "Dirt" Pudding Shots Recipe

If you've spent a Happy Hour with me in downtown Orlando, then you know my love for the pudding shots at Lizzy McCormack's. I have no idea how they make them so much more like ice cream than pudding because sadly I've never had success in getting vodka to freeze properly. Which means the pudding shots at Lizzy's are clearly a result of witchcraft.

Knowing that the magic ice-cream pudding shot recipe would remain elusive to me, I set out to perfect a pudding-pudding shot. After some experimentation I think I've nailed down a pretty stellar recipe!

The great thing about pudding shots is that you can get much more creative than you can with a simple jello shot. I decided to do a chocolate "Dirt" pudding with Oreo cookies and gummy worms! MMMMMMM

This recipe will make about 30 pudding shots, so they'd be great for hosting a party. Maybe for a Labor Day pool party?!

Chocolate "Dirt" Pudding Shots Recipe
8oz Cool Whip
1 Cup Vodka
1 Box Instant Chocolate Pudding
2 Cups Milk
Crushed Oreo Cookies
Gummy Worms

1.) Prepare the chocolate pudding mix as directed on the box (add 2 cups of milk and beat with an electric mixer or whisk for 2 minutes).
2.) Add 1/4 Cup vodka (I used the yummy Pinnacle Whipped Chocolate Vodka flavor) to the pudding and mix for 1 minute (with an electric mixer or whisk).
3.) Next, add an entire 8oz container of Cool Whip and the remaining vodka (3/4 Cup) and mix for 1 minute (with an electric mixer or whisk).
4.) Your mixture will look like this:
Drop spoonfuls of the pudding mixture into your shot containers. I had these cute yellow cupcake cups leftover from our "I Do BBQ" back in May) that I used. 

5.) Add a gummy worm into each cup, making sure to push it down to the bottom so it will set properly in the freezer.

6.) Crush up some Oreo cookies and add to the top of each pudding shot to complete the "dirt" look.
7.) Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours prior to serving!
I tested these out on some girlfriends and the reviews were positive! Not too strong and delicious! 



  1. Yum!!!! I've been missing pudding shots, now I can make them at home :)

  2. These look SO good... and cute... and GET IN MAH BELLY!

  3. These look delicious! And I love the flavor you chose!