Strawberry Cheesecake Shots with Pudding

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Strawberry Cheesecake Shots are the perfect boozy treat for any occasion. Creamy & delicious, these cheesecake shots come together fast with instant pudding mix and will leave you reaching for more!

titled: Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots


Strawberry Cheesecake Shots

What’s better than a boozy version of a classic dessert? Individual portions that go down with ease!

Nothing says summertime like juicy, plump strawberries and plenty of drinks. And now you can enjoy both the form of creamy, sweet strawberry cheesecake shots

If you are hosting a holiday celebration or hanging out by the pool, this strawberry cheesecake shooter recipe is a must.

In the mood for more? You are sure to go wild for these Red, White and Blue Layered Shots. They are perfect for patriotic parties and look gorgeous.

Don’t forget to try out my Gummy Bear Jello Shots to add a kick of fun at your next celebration.

Or, if you are looking for a classy cocktail, serve this Summer Berry Sangria.

mixing milk into cheesecake pudding mix

How To Make Cheesecake Shots

While they don’t take a lot of time or effort to make, you will need to let them set up.

Each batch of cheesecake shots will need to be refrigerated for 2-4 hours to set completely. Other than waiting to devour them, everything else is incredibly easy!

Don’t forget to top each strawberry cheesecake shot with a little bit of whipped cream and a fresh slice of strawberry to finish the look.

  1. Boil water and dissolve Jello.
  2. Combine milk and cheesecake pudding in a separate bowl.
  3. Whisk in some of the vodka into the pudding, mix well, and chill in the fridge.
  4. Add the rest of the vodka to the cooled Jello.
  5. Fill shot glasses halfway with the Jello and chill until set.
  6. Top gelatin layer with cheesecake pudding.
  7. Garnish strawberry cheesecake shooter with a swirl of whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
pouring vodka into cheesecake pudding mixture

Strawberry Cheesecake Shooter Tips and Tricks

  • Garnish when serving. Don’t add the whipped cream until right before serving the strawberry cheesecake shot or it will dissolve.

    Instead, have a station where you can add garnishes.
  • Mix in some fruit. To add some fun flavor and texture, feel free to add a few chopped strawberries, pineapple chunks, or other berries to the gelatin layer.
  • Lids are your friend! If you’re heading to a party with cheesecake shots, use the plastic disposable cups that come with lids.

    This makes them easy to stack and less likely to make a mess.
  • Hosting a party? No problem — just make a larger batch of strawberry cheesecake shots and store them in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

    They can be made up to 24 hours in advance.
spooning cheesecake pudding over strawberry jello shot

Cheesecake Shot FAQ

Do pudding shots go bad?

Yes! They need to be kept airtight and refrigerated when you aren’t serving them.

Cheesecake shots will last for up to 1 week as long as they are sealed tightly.

When serving, it’s best to keep them on plenty of ice. If these strawberry cheesecake shots sit out at room temp for longer than 2 hours, they will spoil.

How many servings does this cheesecake shot recipe make?

You should be able to get about 24 individual strawberry cheesecake shots when making them in 2-ounce disposable plastic cups.

Can I make this cheesecake shot recipe kid-friendly?

Simply leave out the strawberry vodka — no need to replace it with anything else!

Each strawberry cheesecake shot will taste just as great without the alcohol, making it a fun and family-friendly treat.

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strawberry cheesecake shot topped with whipped cream and strawberry slice

strawberry cheesecake pudding shot

Strawberry Cheesecake Shots with Pudding

Donna Elick
Make Strawberry Cheesecake Shots with pudding, Jello, and strawberry vodka. Creamy and delicious, they're the perfect treat for summertime!
5 stars from 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Method Mixed, Stovetop
Servings 24 shots


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 ounces strawberry Jello mix
  • 3.4 ounces Jello cheesecake instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup Smirnoff Strawberry Vodka
  • 6 fresh strawberries, sliced


  • Bring the Water to a boil, and add the Strawberry Jello. Stir until the Jello is dissolved, and set aside to cool.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the Milk and small box of Cheesecake Flavored Jello Instant Pudding, and whisk or stir until the pudding begins to thicken. When the Pudding is mixed smooth, and thick, stir in the 1/3 cup of Vodka, and mix until smooth. Place in the refrigerator, and allow to cool.
  • When the Strawberry Jello is cooled to room temperature, add 1/4 cup of the Vodka, and stir until well mixed. Place the small shot glasses on a cookie sheet, until full. Fill the small shot glasses half full with the Jello mixture, and place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator. Allow to cool until Jello is set.
  • When Jello is set, fill the shot glasses with the Cheesecake pudding. When ready to serve, top with Whipped Cream, and a slice of fresh Strawberry. Serve, and Enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 44cal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 76mg | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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titled image (and shown): Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots close up of whipped cream and sliced strawberry

Originally published July 2021, updated and republished August 2023

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  1. 5 stars
    Pudding shots are awesome, and I love being able to make non-alcoholic ones for the kids! Did them in different typed of cups to tell them apart.

    1. Hi Romelia,
      Absolutely! When ready to serve, top with whipped cream, and a slice of fresh strawberry. Have a great day!
      TSRI Team Member,

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