Mint Julep Pudding Shots

Big pretty hats, Lilly Pulitzer prints everywhere, roses, horses and mint juleps of course! That’s right it’s almost Kentucky Derby time.

I don’t know if we are going to any derby parties this year but if we do I am totally bringing these!

A few years back we went to Virginia’s Gold Cup race, an annual steeplechase in our area. I made these pink lemonade jello shots. (Don’t you love my polka dots! What I wouldn’t give to fit into that dress again this year. It could still happen, fingers crossed)

Make sure you add the mint right before serving so it stays fresh! Giddy up.

(See also my Cucumber Mint Julep Jello Shots)

Mint Julep Pudding Shots
1 (3.4 oz) box of Vanilla or White Chocolate pudding
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Bourbon
1/2 cup Crème de menthe
1 (8oz) tub of Cool Whip
1 handful of fresh chopped mint

(Note: If you want to save yourself some money and not have to buy two bottles of booze, you can skip the Crème de menthe and add 1-1/2 cups of milk, 1/2 cup bourbon and a packet of Duncan Hines frosting flavor creations in “Mint Chocolate” instead. You can find it next to the frosting in the baking isle of most grocery stores. It gives the mint flavor and color)

1. Mix your pudding and milk in a large bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Will look semi thick.

2. Add your bourbon, creme de menthe and cool whip. Fold these ingredients into the pudding mixture until combined. (Don’t over mix it, just make sure there are no lumps). Cover and set aside in fridge until it’s time to serve.

3. Right before serving fold in your fresh chopped mint. (reserve some mint for garnish)

4. Poor into shot glasses and top with whipped cream and a mint sprig on top.

Shot glasses: I usually order these. They are priced well and come with 50. I recently just ordered this glass set though and it comes with cute little spoons.

3 Responses to “Mint Julep Pudding Shots”

  1. Rochelle Hutchinson posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:07 am (#)

    I love the colour of these, such a beautiful mint colour

  2. Michelle Kinzer posted on April 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm (#)

    How adorable! I love everything mint, I’m so excited to try these! Maybe even with some crushed Oreos? Yum!

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