Easy Raspberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots In Under 1 Hour

Last Updated on August 29, 2022 by Zara R.

These boozy raspberry cheesecake pudding shots are a fun way to liven up any party! They are easy to make and very quick too!

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What Are Raspberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots?

The name is pretty self-explanatory. But the way we make these raspberry cheesecake pudding shots is what is really special. Most people would try to make them using an actual cheesecake recipe. However, you won’t ever be able to get the right consistency for a shot.

Our pudding shots are soft, creamy, silky smooth, and won’t set into rock-hard pudding cups. Because of the alcohol we chose, vodka will help prevent the pudding mixture from setting completely. But, there is still enough gelatin that the shots will remain relatively firm.

For this recipe, we used a cheesecake instant pudding mix. You can use vanilla-flavored options. But, using a raspberry one helps enhance the berry flavor automatically.

Then, we substituted the usual milk requirement with our own mixture of milk, vodka, and simple syrup. Together, these ingredients help achieve a rich fresh flavor, add boozy, and help get the right consistency for a pudding shot.

Then, the only other crucial addition is the whipped topping we fold in at the end. This gives the pudding mixture a creamier mouthfeel and a more voluminous unbaked cheesecake-like consistency.

For garnishes, we chose to use a classic Graham cracker crumb as the “crust”. However, you can leave it out if you’d like. We also used fresh raspberries and mint leaves. They add more freshness and make the shots look more appealing and high-class.

Shot glass sizes

This recipe is made for larger shot glass sizes. If you don’t already know this, different countries have different standard-sized shot glasses.

In the United States, a single shot glass is 1 to 1.5 fluid ounces. But, in the United Kingdom, each shot is 0,8 – 1.1 fluid ounces.

Our recipe will fill about 12 large shot glasses. If you have leftover raspberry cheesecake pudding, then freeze it for later use or set it inside a large bowl as a snack.

Variations Of This Recipe

The main way this recipe can be changed is its flavor, You can make strawberry or banana pudding shots by substituting the flavored ingredients with another. This includes any instant pudding, flavored syrup, or extract used.

Other than that, the ratios of this recipe should remain relatively the same. It sets the pudding mixture perfectly so it has an appealing consistency. If you change it too much, the recipe may not work out.

Raspberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots – What You Need For This Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces raspberry-flavored instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 2/3 cup full-fat milk
  • 2/3 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
  • Graham crackers, for garnish
  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Plastic or saran wrap
  • Food processor, optional

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Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Make the raspberry pudding base

To start, add the raspberry-flavored cheesecake pudding mix into a large mixing bowl. Then, add the milk, vodka, and simple syrup to the powdered mix.

Whisk the ingredients together until you have a uniformly smooth and creamy pudding mix.

Step 2: Finish the raspberry shot pudding mix

Allow the pudding base to stand and thicken for about 5 minutes. Then, fold in the thawed and softened whipped topping with a rubber or silicone spatula.

Cover the pudding with a layer of plastic or saran wrap directly on the surface. Place it in the freezer and allow it to thicken for 20 minutes.

Step 3: Prepare your shot glasses

Next, you can crush the Graham crackers with a food processor, or by hand. Divide it between 12 shot glasses. Make sure to add enough so that you taste it.

You can also prepare your raspberries and pick your fresh mint leaves at this point.

Step 4: Assemble and set the raspberry cheesecake pudding shots

Once the pudding mixture has thickened, you can divide it between the shot glasses. You can fill each glass to the rim.

Then, garnish each glass with your fresh raspberries and mint leaves. Add more Graham cracker crumbs on top for added color and texture.

Serve them immediately at room temperature.

Do pudding shots freeze

Professional Tricks And Tips

  • You can replace the simple syrup with raspberry-flavored syrup if you’d like. Personally, we don’t feel that it is necessary and it is quite costly if you only need it for this recipe. Instead, add raspberry extract if you want an even more raspberry-like flavor.
  • The same goes for vodka. If you already have some raspberry-flavored vodka, use it instead. It has a rich flavor and beautiful pink color that will help bring across the flavor and theme.
  • The type of vodka you use should be 40% ABV or 80 proof. This is how the recipe works. Any higher and the pudding shots may not set and thicken how they are supposed to. The same goes for if these percentages are lower. Then they may thicken too much.
  • You can also make kid-friendly shots by replacing the vodka with more milk. Add 2 parts milk (1 1/3 cup) instead of 2/3 cup vodka. This will help the mixture not set as hard.
  • If you won’t be serving the raspberry cheesecake pudding shots immediately, then here’s what you can do instead. Once your pudding mixture has been made, add it directly into the shot glasses. You don’t have to freeze the mixture first. Then, set the shot glasses on a tray and place them in the fridge until they are needed.
  • If your raspberry cheesecake pudding shots don’t set after about 30 minutes, then keep them inside the freezer. The alcohol will prevent them from freezing completely, but they will set more than inside a fridge.

Conclusion 

We know you will love these raspberry cheesecake pudding shots. They are fun to make, fun to take, and bring a little bit of class to any party!

If you like this recipe, let us know if you have any other desserts you would like us to make!

FAQs

How long do pudding shots last in the fridge?

These types of shots will last in the fridge for up to a week. But, you have to store it properly and in an airtight container. This will protect it from any odors wafting around.

How do you eat a pudding shot?

Pudding shots are often eaten with a small spoon. But, it depends on the exact consistency of the shot. If it is set but still creamy and pliable, more like a custard, you can "drink' it. But, if it is extremely solid, you will likely choke if you try to down it.

Why are my pudding shots runny?

The most likely cause of runny pudding shots is recipes that don't work. You could have also possibly used alcohol whose proof (alcohol percentage) is extremely high. Alcohol inhibits the setting abilities of ingredients and makes creamy recipes runny. So, if the recipe doesn't make adjustments for that, it won't ever set.

Do pudding shots freeze?

Pudding shots can and will eventually freeze. But, the amount of sugar and alcohol in the mixture will determine how hard it freezes. So, if your recipe does freeze solid, then you will need to thaw the shots before serving them. Always thaw them inside the fridge.

Easy Raspberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots In Under 1 Hour

Easy Raspberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots In Under 1 Hour

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These boozy raspberry cheesecake pudding shots are a fun way to liven up any party! They are easy to make and very quick too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Plastic or saran wrap
  • Food processor, optional

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounces raspberry-flavored instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 2/3 cup full-fat milk
  • 2/3 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
  • Graham crackers, for garnish
  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Make the raspberry pudding base
    To start, add the raspberry-flavored cheesecake pudding mix into a large mixing bowl. Then, add the milk, vodka, and simple syrup to the powdered mix.
    Whisk the ingredients together until you have a uniformly smooth and creamy pudding mix.
    3 ounces raspberry-flavored instant cheesecake pudding mix, 2/3 cup full-fat milk, 2/3 cup vodka, 1/3 cup simple syrup
  • Finish the raspberry shot pudding mix
    Allow the pudding base to stand and thicken for about 5 minutes. Then, fold in the thawed and softened whipped topping with a rubber or silicone spatula.
    Cover the pudding with a layer of plastic or saran wrap directly on the surface. Place it in the freezer and allow it to thicken for 20 minutes.
  • Prepare your shot glasses
    Next, you can crush the Graham crackers with a food processor, or by hand. Divide it between 12 shot glasses. Make sure to add enough so that you taste it.
    You can also prepare your raspberries and pick your fresh mint leaves at this point.
    Graham crackers, for garnish
  • Assemble and set the raspberry cheesecake pudding shots
    Once the pudding mixture has thickened, you can divide it between the shot glasses. You can fill each glass to the rim.
    Then, garnish each glass with your fresh raspberries and mint leaves. Add more Graham cracker crumbs on top for added color and texture.
    Serve them immediately at room temperature.
    Graham crackers, for garnish, Fresh raspberries, for garnish, Fresh mint leaves, for garnish, 8 ounces Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed

Notes

The type of vodka you use should be 40% ABV or 80 proof. This is how the recipe works. Any higher and the pudding shots may not set and thicken how they are supposed to. The same goes for if these percentages are lower. Then they may thicken too much.
You can also make kid-friendly shots by replacing the vodka with more milk. Add 2 parts milk (1 1/3 cup) instead of 2/3 cup vodka. This will help the mixture not set as hard.
If your raspberry cheesecake pudding shots don't set after about 30 minutes, then keep them inside the freezer. The alcohol will prevent them from freezing completely, but they will set more than inside a fridge.
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