Now, here’s a post you don’t see on most fitness blogs: a tutorial on how to make pudding shots. You’re welcome!
These are a family tradition in my family. Yes, we are classy like that. They made an appearance at my bridal shower, even, and were passed around under the table at the country club in a plastic grocery bag. I’m not joking. They make an appearance at every family holiday, but most definitely at Christmas. We’re going to “Friendsgiving” this weekend, and this is my contribution.
Here are the supplies you’ll need.
(Sorry, iPhone photos. I’ve been too lazy to track down my missing camera cord.)
Anyway. For one batch, or about 16 large shots, you’ll need:
- 1 small box of instant pudding mix (I doubled the batch, so I used the large one)
- 3/4 c. 2% milk (skim makes them kind of watery, don’t do it.)
- 1/3 c. vodka
- 1/2 c. liqueur (usually some kind of schnapps, or Kahlua, or Bailey’s)
- 8 oz. whipped topping (you can use light if you prefer. I do. Remember, this is a fitness blog! Ha.)
Whisk together the pudding mix and milk, then stir in the vodka and liqueur. Thaw the whipped topping and stir it in until everything is mixed. Pour into Dixie Cups and store in the freezer.
For my flavor combos, I did the Girl Scout Cookie (chocolate pudding mix+peppermint schnapps) and butterscotch vanilla (vanilla pudding mix+butterscotch schnapps). They are both delish. Other combos we’ve tested in the family:
- vanilla pudding+Hot Damn (aka the Oatmeal Cookie)
- chocolate pudding+Bailey’s
- chocolate pudding+Kahlua
- vanilla pudding+raspberry liqueur
You really can’t go wrong with this. It’s booze. It’s pudding. It’s delightful.
Do not waste your money on fancy vodka for this. You can’t taste it, even if you use the cheapest brand in the store, as I did.
In other news, I purchased the ingredients for this on my way home from CrossFit. You know you have anger to work through when you finish the WOD in 7 minutes and it takes everyone else 10. I accidentally went to an OnRamp class, but it was a good time anyway. We worked on lunges and pull-ups (jumping pull-ups, no bands). The WOD was 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 pull-ups and 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 walking lunges. (So, 10 pull-ups, 1 lunge, 9 pull-ups, 2 lunges, etc.) I did the lunges with a 25 pound plate overhead.
We followed that with a 10 minute killer tabata ab circuit—20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest of whatever Brian decided on: ab mat sit-ups, flutter kicks, hollow rocks (holy hell), planks, walking planks, side planks, hands to feet. My core is going to be crying tomorrow, but I need it. To finish, we did a 2 minute tabata of split/jumping lunges. Yikes.
Anyway. I am so glad to be back to CrossFit. I love focusing on ways I am strong, rather than ways my body failed me. It’s been great therapy.
What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?