Eggnog Pudding Shots

Get into the holiday spirit with these creamy, boozy Eggnog Pudding Shots. Eggnog and the holidays go hand-in-hand.

Did you know that in the 1700s eggnog was produced because the ingredients were plentiful. In more recent years, it’s been thought that the enjoyment of this drink made of “luxury” ingredients like cream and bourbon would invite success and wealth in the new year. Whatever the case may be for sipping a little eggnog, we ho-ho-hope you find our boozy dessert-like Eggnog Pudding Shots a festive addition to your holiday offerings.

Make this recipe with your favorite store-bought eggnog, or homemade if you have it, and any quality bourbon of your choosing. We used some of Pittsburgh’s delicious local ingredients in our preparation. Support local retailers during the holidays and throughout the year. It’s a great boost for our local economy.

Eggnog Pudding Shots Recipe


One 3 oz box vanilla instant pudding mix
½ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1½ cups Turner’s Dairy Eggnog
½ cup Wigle Whiskey Bourbon
8 oz tub Cool Whip
 Whipped Cream for garnish
nutmeg for garnish

Eggnog Pudding Shots in clear plastic shot glasses with a bottle of Turner's eggnog sitting on a black reflective surface in front of a lit Christmas tree.


  1. Place 12 pudding shot cups (soufflé cups) on a large baking sheet.
Pour the contents of one small (3oz) box of instant vanilla pudding mix into a medium mixing bowl.
Add ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, whisk together.
  4. Add 1½ cups eggnog. Mix well.
  5. Add ½ cup Bourbon. Stir until the pudding mixture is thickened.
  6. Fold in 8 ounces of cool whip and stir until the pudding mixture is light and fluffy and you no longer see any white streaks from the whipped topping.
  7. Spoon the eggnog pudding mixture into small cups, filling up to the top of each rim.
  8. Chill for at least 4 hours, but overnight works best!
  9. Garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg before serving.
A look-in picture of a bottle of Wigle Whiskey Deep Cut Bourbon with a dark background.
Photo courtesy of Wigle Whiskey


Recipe and Styling by Anna Franklin / Story and Photography by Star Laliberte

For a little extra holiday fun, try our trio of Christmas and NYE Festive Pudding Shots Recipes.

Three pudding shots in a row.


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