These cinnamon vodka pudding shots will warm you right up on a chilly night

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Make this unique take on pudding shots for your next holiday party or gathering! With a warm cinnamon flavor combined with vanilla instant pudding and sweet cookies, this is a fun adult treat that everyone will love.

Easy to make, you can also customize these pudding shots for a variety of occasions. Fall and winter holiday parties are perfect places to bring a big tray of these creamy and satisfying shots.

These delicious cinnamon pudding shots are the perfect combination of creamy vanilla pudding and warm cinnamon vodka!

Pair them with a fun cookie garnish for the ultimate boozy dessert! Friends, family, and guests will all love these decadent treats.

Why You’ll Love these Cinnamon Pudding Shots

Utilize the unique and delicious cinnamon sugar vodka from Smirnoff to create these rich pudding shots!

They come complete with a whipped cream and sprinkle garnish, and with a vanilla wafer cookie as the final touch, they’ve got the perfect balance of flavors and sweetness.

With just a handful of ingredients, you can easily make a yummy batch of pudding shots that are perfect for parties, holidays, and more!

Cinnamon vodka pudding shots are a fun way to celebrate at fall and winter parties.

For these pudding shots, warm cinnamon flavor combines with sweet and creamy vanilla pudding and whipped topping for the ultimate adult treat.

Ingredients for Cinnamon Pudding Shots

Ingredients for pudding shots on a counter.

With a few common ingredients, you can easily put together a quick batch of yummy pudding shots!

  • Cinna Sugar Twist Vodka – I recommend the Smirnoff brand, as their cinnamon vodka has a unique twist of sugar as well for some added sweetness.
  • Whipped Topping – Cool Whip is a great brand for whipped topping, but any brand will do the trick.
  • Vanilla Pudding Mix – use your favorite brand of instant pudding.
  • Sprinkles – I used Christmas-colored sprinkles for this recipe, but you could also use fall colored sprinkles or leave them off altogether.
  • Whipped Cream – for an added garnish and a touch of added sweetness.
  • Cookies – vanilla wafer cookies are great to pair with the cinnamon sugar vodka, but feel free to use a different kind of cookies.

 Helpful Tools and Supplies

  • Plastic Condiment Cups – Instead of real shot glasses, I recommend using condiment cups as disposable shot cups for easy disposal and cleanup.
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon

How to Make Cinnamon Pudding Shots

  1. Combine whipped topping, vanilla pudding and the cinnamon sugar vodka in a mixing bowl. Mix together, then carefully transfer the mixture to condiment cups. Set the cups on a tray in the fridge to firm.

    Adding vodka to pudding mix.

    Smirnoff’s Cinna Sugar Twist Vodka is the perfect way to infuse these pudding shots with warm cinnamon flavor.

  2. Before serving, add a cookie to each cup, then top with whipped cream.

    Adding cookies to pudding shots.

    Add cookies to your shots for an extra treat and some crunch!

  3. Garnish with sprinkles if desired. Serve with a Fireball Pumpkin Pie or pair with Strawberries and Cream Pudding Shots for flavor variety!

Popular Recipe Variations and Substitutions

  • Aside from vanilla pudding, you could also use a cheesecake flavored pudding mix, or white chocolate.
  • Use chocolate pudding to make pudding shots that are inspired by the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate.
  • Instead of wafer cookies, you could also use Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Either crumble it over top or stick a few pieces of cereal into each shot.
  • If you’re unable to find Smirnoff’s cinnamon vodka, you could also use something like Fireball cinnamon whiskey or just use another brand of cinnamon infused vodka.
  • Another option is to use regular vodka and mix some cinnamon into the pudding.
  • For more cinnamon flavor, use some kind of cinnamon candy instead of or in addition to the cookie garnish.

These sugar cookie pudding shots will be a hit at your party!

Essential Tips

  • Don’t add the garnishes until just before serving, or the whipped cream and sprinkles may flatten out or seep into the shots.
  • Using plastic condiment cups ensures that you won’t have to worry about any breaking glass, and they can be easily disposed of afterwards.
  • Allow your shots to set in the fridge for at least a few hours before serving them.
  • Feel free to play around with the amount of alcohol you add to these pudding shots, but be aware that adding too much can cause them to not set properly.

Storage Tips

  • Pudding shots will last for 5 days or so in the fridge. After about a week, I recommend checking for freshness.
  • They can also be stored in the freezer for 2 months or so, though after they thaw the flavors and texture might not be quite the same.
  • Line up all your cups on some kind of tray or large plate to make it easier to transport the shots to the fridge.
  • Add the plastic lids to the condiment cups to keep the pudding shots fresh and prevent drying out.

Great as a festive adult treat for the holidays, these cinnamon pudding shots are a creamy and boozy dessert with a surprise kick of warm cinnamon flavor!


Is there sugar in cinnamon vodka?

This answer depends on the brand. Some flavored vodkas do have added sugars for some additional sweetness, but some go without them. Check the bottle to see if it’s listed in the ingredients.

What are the best cinnamon vodka brands?

Smirnoff’s Cinna Sugar Twist is the perfect choice for these pudding shots. If you can’t find it, another good option is the cinnamon vodka from the brand Hard Truth.

What to mix with cinnamon vodka?

Cinnamon vodka is fantastic to mix with a variety of autumnal and wintry ingredients. Apple cider or apple juice, eggnog, or any kind of dairy product are great places to start.

Cinnamon Vodka Pudding Shots

Yield: 20 Cinnamon Vodka Pudding Shots

Cinnamon Vodka Pudding Shots

These cinnamon pudding shots are a creamy and boozy adult treat with a surprising and delightful twist of warm cinnamon flavor!

Prep Time
5 minutes

Cook Time
25 minutes

Total Time
5 minutes


  • 1 Cup Cinnamon Sugar Vodka
  • 8 oz Whipped Topping (Thawed)
  • 3.4 oz Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • Sprinkles
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cookies


  1. Combine whipped topping, vanilla pudding and cinnamon vodka in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix together well.
  3. Transfer mixture to condiment cups.
  4. Set in fridge to firm, about 25 minutes.
  5. Before serving, add a cookie to each cup.
  6. Top with whipped cream.
  7. Garnish with sprinkles.


  • Keep pudding shots in the fridge for 5-7 days or in the freezer up to 2 months.
  • Wait until just before serving to add the garnish.
  • Other flavors of pudding can be used such as cheesecake, chocolate, or white chocolate.
  • Use other garnishes like cinnamon flavored cereal or cinnamon candies.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 101Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 0g

Yield: 20

Serving Size: 1