Culinary Cool turned 2 on June 22nd! I might be a week late, but I’m still going to celebrate. I had a whirlwind couple of weeks including a quick trip to the mountains (read about it here), so I had very little time to celebrate this milestone. Better late than never!
Last year for my 1-yr blogiversary, I made a Cakealizer that was tasty as hell and I wanted to keep with the birthday cake theme this year. I had no desire to make a cake, which would result in cake for breakfast for about a week. Not to mention, I wanted to use some of my super cute shot glasses and sparklers.
Mostly I wanted to use the sparklers.
It’s safe to say everyone knows what jello shots are. Well, pudding shots are the sexy cousin of jello shots. In my opinion, they are superior in many ways. Mainly, you can enjoy them instantly. While it is ideal, you don’t have to wait several hours for them to set. When you want fun shots, but are strapped for time, these are ready in a jiffy.
And the flavor combos are endless. Just remember this basic formula: 1-4 serving package of instant pudding + 1 cup milk + 1 cup of booze of your choice + 8 ounces (I use 1 heaping cup full) of Cool Whip. The addition of the Cool Whip will result in a thicker than normal consistency to the pudding. This time around, I tweaked the recipe a bit, used twice the pudding (two different flavors), added a little extra milk and it turned out beautifully.
This last year has been pretty killer for me and this lovely blog. I had the opportunity to travel to Disney World during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and I checked an item off my bucket list by skating on Lake Louise. I had the opportunity to write an article for Food Bloggers of Canada showcasing my favorite breakfast places in Regina and I got to film an episode of Best in Chow: Pizza Wars Regina, which will air sometime in the fall. I can’t wait to see what other spectacular opportunities arise.
Birthday Cake Pudding Shots
- 1 4 serving pkg vanilla instant pudding
- 1 4 serving pkg white chocolate instant pudding
- 1 1/2 cups cold milk
- 1/2 cup cake flavored vodka
- 1/2 cup creme de cacao
- 1 heaping cup Cool Whip, thawed
- Whisk together both packages of pudding, milk, vodka, and creme de cacao until well combined.
- Whisk in Cool Whip.
- Fill shot glasses or mini plastic containers with pudding and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Top with extra cool whip and sprinkles.
- Keep chilled.