Friday was a recipe for the kids, today is all about the grown-ups. Because honestly, the best part of being a grown-up is drinking, am I wrong? Pudding shots look sweet and perfect for a kids party, but these cuties pack a punch, a vodka punch. With a half of fifth of cake vodka in my cupboard, I'm always on the look out for ways to use it up. I know I could just drink it all, but that seems a little excessive.
The pudding shots were made for our NYE's party, but they would be great for any party, or any time when you want a party to happen. Nothing says party more than sprinkles and whipped cream. The pudding shots are easy to mix together ahead of time but I wouldn't add the sprinkles and the cookie until right before serving. As you can see from the picture the sprinkles bled a bit and the cookie get a little soggy. The cookie makes a perfect little spoon to scoop up all the boozy vanilla pudding! There may or may not be left over pudding shots in the freezer that serve as a delightful-midweek pick-me-up...
3.9 ounce box instant vanilla pudding 3/4 cup cold milk 1/2 cup cake vodka, I used Three Olives 1/3 cup whipped vodka, I used Pinnacle 8 ounces Cool Whip, I used reduced fat 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar splash of vanilla sprinkles 24 Dark Chocolate Pirouline Cookies 48 small cups
- Whisk together the pudding and the milk in a large bowl. Whisk in the vodkas. Fold in the cool whip.
- Set up the cups in a 9x13 baking pan. Transfer the mixture to a large baggie and then snip off the end to fill the cups. Fill each cup about 2/3 of the way. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Make whipped cream by whisking the heavy cream in the bowl of a stand mixer until soft peaks form. Whisk in the sugar and vanilla. Transfer to a piping bag and pipe a dollop in each cup.
- Cut each pirouline cookie in half.
- Top sprinkles and half a cookie to use as a spoon.