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Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots

Get ready to elevate your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a delightful and adult-friendly treat – Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots!

Combining the iconic flavors of the Shamrock Shake with a touch of indulgence, these pudding shots are a surefire way to add some festive spirit to your party.

Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, let’s dive into the recipe and discover the magic of these spirited sweets.

shamrock shake pudding shots



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These Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots are the perfect way to bring a grown-up twist to a classic St. Patrick’s Day treat.

The combination of Irish cream, crème de menthe, and vodka creates a delightful concoction that will have everyone reaching for seconds.

So, raise your glasses and toast to the luck of the Irish with this boozy and delectable dessert! 

What Is A Shamrock Shake?

Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots

A Shamrock Shake is a seasonal, mint-flavored milkshake, often associated with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Originating from the famous fast-food chain McDonald’s, it typically features a vibrant green hue, reminiscent of the iconic Irish symbol, the shamrock.

The shake’s primary ingredients include vanilla soft-serve ice cream, milk, and a mint-flavored syrup or extract, giving it a refreshing and festive taste.

Some variations may also incorporate whipped cream and green sprinkles for added flair.

Available for a limited time each year, the Shamrock Shake has become a beloved treat, enjoyed by those looking to indulge in a bit of St. Paddy’s Day spirit.

These pudding shots take their inspiration from the Shamrock shake’s delicious creaminess. 

If you love green cocktails and treats, check out these other St Patrick’s Day drinks: 

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Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots Ingredients

Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots ingredients

Although the full recipe fills about 10 shot glasses, you can make an even bigger batch by multiplying the recipe. 

For full step-by-step instructions, scroll down to our recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Whipped Topping
  • Mint Extract
  • Baileys Irish Cream 
  • Milk 
  • Green Food Coloring 
  • Vanilla Pudding 
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cherries 
  • Condiment Cups 

You can buy most of the ingredients at grocery stores worldwide. 

How To Make Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots

Prepare the Pudding Mixture

How to make Shamrock shake pudding shots

 In a mixing bowl, combine the instant vanilla pudding mix with one cup of milk.

Whisk the ingredients together until the mixture starts to thicken.

Add the Spirits

Pour in the Irish cream liqueur. 

Continue to whisk until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

Green Hue (Optional)

If you want to enhance the festive green color, add a few drops of green food coloring to achieve the desired shade.

Mix well until the color is evenly distributed.

Fold in Whipped Cream

How to make Shamrock Shake pudding shots

 Gently fold in the whipped cream until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.

This will add a delightful texture to your pudding shots.

Add some Mint

For a deliciously festive flavor, add some mint extract to your mixture.

If you want to make it even stringer, you can use Creme de Menthe instead. 

Pour into Shot Glasses

 Carefully pour the Shamrock Shake pudding mixture into individual shot glasses or small serving cups, leaving a little space at the top for garnishes.


 Place the shot glasses in the refrigerator and allow the pudding shots to chill for at least 2-3 hours, or until set.

How to make Shamrock Shake pudding shots


 Once the pudding shots are set, remove them from the refrigerator.

Top each shot with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with green sprinkles or a maraschino cherry for an extra festive touch.

Serve and Enjoy: Your Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots are now ready to be enjoyed!

Serve them at your St. Patrick’s Day gathering and watch as your guests revel in the delicious combination of flavors.

Shamrock Shake pudding shots

Tips For Making Your Shamrock Pudding Shots Amazing

  • It takes a long time to get the mixture to thicken after adding the alcohol if you use a whisk. I definitely suggest a hand mixer to make things much quicker. 
  • Do not add more than the suggested alcohol or it won’t be thick enough to make layers.
  • If your mixture just won’t thicken, add a bit more pudding powder until it reaches the right consistency. 
  • If your mixture is too thick, you can add some more alcohol, a bit at a time, until it reaches a nice or preferred consistency. 
  • Do not refrigerate these for longer than a day if serving. They will start to dry out and crack down the sides. These are best served the same day they’re made.
  • Do not garnish the shots if you’re going to have them sit in the fridge. You want to garnish them right before serving. 

Shamrock Shake pudding shots


Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots
Yield: 12

Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Elevate your St. Patrick's Day celebration with these Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots! Creamy, boozy, and oh-so-delicious.

The perfect festive treat for your party


  • 8oz Whipped Topping
  • 1 Tablespoon Mint Extract
  • 1 Cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 3 Drops Green Food Coloring
  • 1 Box Vanilla Pudding
  • Whipped Cream for topping
  • Cherries or Green sprinkles for garnish


  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.  

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