Regulars to the party scene are familiar with Jell-O shots and the convenience that they provide in terms of easy distribution and travel durability. However, there is a lesser-known relative of the Jell-O shot that can pack just as much punch with twice the fun. Introducing the pudding shot!
Pudding shots are often prepared with the same conceptualization as a Jell-O shot. A portion, usually half, of the recipe’s water is replaced with liquor. Once cooled, they have a smoother, creamier texture than the Jell-O shot and also tend to have a less astringent taste. This makes it an excellent choice for drinkers who do not prefer a strong alcohol profile. The only downside is that they do require more refrigeration than the Jell-O and therefore need to remain cool throughout the party. Placing them on ice is more than enough of a temperature reduction to allow the pudding to maintain its thick texture.
While Jell-O shots are traditionally replaced with Vodka, or other clear liquors whose taste will be masked by the fruity flavor, pudding shots are often designed to enhance the flavor of the alcohol. For example, butterscotch flavored pudding with Kahlua or a crème liquor makes a delightful treat. Flavored vodkas, most notably caramel or cherry, with chocolate or vanilla pudding can create a multi-layers flavor palette that is sure to please your guests.
Like Jell-O shots, dollops of the alcoholic pudding can be placed in disposable condiment containers (with lid). They can then be consumed by squeezing the contents from the cup, or with small dessert spoons.
Additionally, alcoholic pudding goes the extra mile in a way that raises this party pleaser above its competition. This sweet treat can be used in many of the same ways as traditional pudding. This means that it can be drizzled over brownies and other desserts. Crumbled Oreos, pretzels, or brownie bits can be added to the mix so that the desserts are both rich, and potent. With alcoholic pudding, even your menu can pack a punch.
If you are looking for something new, and exciting, to keep your guests impressed with your use and knowledge of alcohol preparation, look no further. Try pudding shots for your next event and discover a delectable treat that can be enjoyed as a dessert and a shot.