Boozy St. Patrick’s Day Treat: Baileys Pudding Shots


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Looking for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day party treat? Whip up some of these easy boozy pudding shots that your guests will love.

Baileys Irish Cream comes together with vanilla instant pudding and mint extract for a creamy smooth taste sensation!

Shamrock Shake pudding shots with whipped cream and cherry garnish. They sit on a white tray with green and pink decor.

These Shamrock Shake pudding shots are so simple to make.

Why You’ll Love Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots

These Baileys Shamrock pudding shots are so easy to make. There’s just a 10 minute prep, then follow that with a short chill time in the fridge.

They’re rich and creamy with a yummy mint flavor perfect for a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Plus, they’re easy to make ahead – you can make them several days ahead of your party, then store in the fridge. I find it best to add the garnishes right before serving!

Mint lovers will enjoy these any time of the year. They taste so good and make a yummy treat on a hot afternoon as well.

Shamrock Shake pudding shots are easy to make and a treat to enjoy!

And if you want more pudding shots with Baileys, try these Strawberries and Cream pudding shots. They’re perfect for Valentine’s or date night!

Pair these pudding shot treats with this Boozy Shamrock Shake for the perfect combination for your guests!

And if you’re looking for more holiday cocktails, check out this collection of St. Patrick’s Day green cocktails!

You can find all of our boozy pudding shot recipes right here.

Baileys Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots Ingredients

Baileys Shamrock Shake pudding shot ingredients on a tbale. Whipped topping, Baileys, vanilla pudding, mint extract

All you need to make these Baileys pudding shots!

Whipped Topping – we like Cool Whip but any kind will work.
Mint Extract – helps give these shots the minty flavor they need.
Baileys Irish Cream – can’t have St Patrick’s Day without Baileys, right?
Milk – adds some creaminess.
Green Food Coloring – use to tint these pudding shots to your desired color.
Vanilla Pudding – instant pudding mix makes this recipe a breeze.
Whipped Cream – for the garnish.
Maraschino Cherries – adds more color and makes a pretty garnish.
Condiment Cups – these cups come with the lids, which is great for transporting before garnishing.

How to Make Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots with Baileys

Person adding one cup milk to other pudding shot ingredients in a bowl.

Combine the ingredients in a large bowl.

Combine the Baileys, milk, vanilla pudding mix and the whipped topping in a large mixing bowl.

Green food coloring and mint extract added to bowl with rest of pudding shot ingredients.

Add the food coloring and the mint extract.

Add the mint extract and a couple of drops of green food coloring. Mix together well.

Baileys Mint pudding shots on a tray. No garnish on top.

Carefully transfer the mix to the plastic cups.

Transfer the pudding mixture to the shot cups.

These minty Pudding Shots with Baileys will be a hit at your St Paddy’s Day party.

Garnish with whipped cream & a cherry.


What kind of whipped topping is the best to use for pudding shots?

You can use any brand of whipped topping as you like. Lots of people use Cool Whip, but any type will work.

Can I make pudding shots ahead of time?

Yes you definitely can make a batch of pudding shots several days ahead of your party if you like. You can even freeze them!

How long can you keep pudding shots in the freezer?

Pudding shots can be kept in the freezer for up to two months, provided they don’t have the garnish on them. Freeze, then thaw and add garnishes just before serving.


  • Add just a splash of vanilla vodka to this recipe, for an extra kick! Or some crème de menthe. Just reduce the amount of milk by the same amount so your shots will set properly.
  • Change up your garnishes however you like to suit the occasion. For St Patrick’s Day, replace the cherry garnish for a green gummy candy.
  • If you want a deeper green shade to these pudding shots, add another drop of food coloring. One drop at a time and a good stir, will let you know when you’ve got the right color.

These Baileys pudding shots are an adult boozy treat for March.

Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots with Baileys

Yield: 12 Shamrock Shake Pudding shots

Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots

These pudding shots are bursting with flavors of Baileys and mint. You’ll love the sweet, rich and creamy flavor!

Prep Time
10 minutes

Chill Time
30 minutes

Total Time
40 minutes


  • 8oz Whipped Topping
  • 1 Tablespoon Mint
  • 1 Cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 3 Drops Green Food Coloring
  • Vanilla Pudding
  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Condiment Cups


  1. Combine Baileys, milk, vanilla pudding mix, mint, food coloring & whipped topping in a mixing bowl.
  2. Transfer mixture to condiment cups.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream & a cherry.
  4. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

This article originally appeared on CocktailsAndAppetizers and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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