Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Rum Jello Pudding Shots

Boasting a fruity strawberry layer and a creamy cheesecake layer, these strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots are easy to make and fun to drink. Strawberry flavoured rum, strawberries, cheesecake pudding, and more combine to make this strawberry dessert cocktail which adds a new element of fun to literally any occasion. These cheesecake shooters get rave reviews!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.

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Is strawberry cheesecake one of your all-time favourite desserts? If so, you just have to try these strawberry pudding shots! You get all the flavour of strawberry cheesecake in drinkable form with a heady hit of rum.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.

Ingredients for Cheesecake Shooters

You really don’t need many ingredients for this cheesecake drink. You need strawberry gelatin, strawberry flavoured rum and strawberries for the bottom layer. Then you need milk, cream, more strawberry flavoured rum, and cheesecake instant pudding for the topping. Whipped cream and graham crackers make a wonderful garnish.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.

Strawberry Jell-O is probably the best-known type of gelatin, while Malibu strawberry rum is widely available. As for the instant pudding, Jell-O cheesecake pudding would work for strawberry pudding shots. You can go ahead and choose any brands you prefer though, depending what you like and what is locally available to you.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.

Cheesecake Drink Directions

As you would expect, these strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots are made in layers. First of all you need to make the gelatin layer. Whisk the gelatin into boiling water then add some of the strawberry flavoured rum. Add some chopped fresh berries to each shot glass then add some of the Jell-O mixture. Let them set.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.

To make the cheesecake layer for this strawberry dessert cocktail, combine the milk, cream and remaining rum, then whisk in the pudding mix. Keep this mixture refrigerated until the gelatin layer is set.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.

Whisk the pudding again and then add it on top of the gelatin in the shot glasses. Chill these strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots for an hour then serve garnished with whipped cream and crushed cookies.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.

How to Serve Cheesecake Shooters

Drinking this strawberry dessert cocktail isn’t like knocking back a tequila! For one thing, the gelatin layer is going to be set (which makes it something to eat rather than drink!) Also the creamy layer is thick, making it more food-like than a drink.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.

For these reasons I’d recommend serving cheesecake shooters with mini tasting spoons. If you don’t have those, popsicle sticks would do at a pinch. You could serve them without either of these but it isn’t going to be the easiest cocktail to knock back that way!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these strawberry pudding shots.

How to Make Them Ahead and Store

You’re going to need to make strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots ahead anyway because the Jell-O layer has to set. You can make this cheesecake drink up to 2 days ahead and then just keep them refrigerated and under plastic wrap. However, don’t add the whipped cream garnish until just before serving else it will just melt and look messy.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these strawberry pudding shots.

Cheesecake Shooters FAQs

Can I use a different fruit for cheesecake shooters?

Swap the strawberry gelatin, strawberry rum and strawberries for another kind of berry. Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or cherries would work. In fact, you can use any kind of berries you like and even contrast one flavour of Jell-O with a different kind of fruit.

Can I use Cool Whip instead of whipped cream?

Sure, you can garnish these with any kind of whipped topping you prefer. But don’t add it until just before serving for the prettiest results!

What kind of shot glasses are best for strawberry pudding shots?

I’d recommend clear plastic ones so you can see the cheesecake layers. Choose 2-ounce glasses so you can fit the strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots in there.

Can these be made without dairy?

The issue with using non-dairy milk and cream is it doesn’t thicken up as much as the dairy kind, meaning your cheesecake layer isn’t going to set. If you’re looking for dairy-free shots instead, try this pineapple peach smoothie instead and just throw in a splash of rum!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these strawberry pudding shots.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these strawberry pudding shots.

Strawberry Cheesecake Rum Jello Pudding Shots Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots. You will love these cheesecake shooters made with strawberry flavoured rum.

Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Rum Jello Pudding Shots

Course: Dessert, Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail
Prep Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Bella
These strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots are easy to make and fun to drink. Strawberry flavoured rum, strawberries, cheesecake pudding, and more combine to make this strawberry dessert cocktail. These cheesecake shooters get rave reviews!
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Ingredients

For the strawberry layer: 

  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • 1` Box strawberry flavored gelatin 3 ounces
  • 1 Cup rum strawberry-flavored, chilled
  • 12 strawberries diced into ¼” cubes, about 2 cups, diced

For the cheesecake layer: 

  • 2 Cup milk cold
  • 1 Cup heavy whipping cream cold
  • 1 Cup rum strawberry-flavored, chilled
  • 2 Boxes instant pudding 3.4 ounces, cheesecake-flavored

For the garnish: 

  • whipped cream 
  • 3 graham crackers crushed 

Instructions

For the strawberry layer: 

  • Remove boiling water from heat source. In a 1.5-quart saucepan (or other similarly sized heatproof container), add strawberry gelatin to boiling water. Whisk until gelatin has completely dissolved. Add chilled strawberry rum. Stir to mix.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of diced strawberries into each 2-ounce shot glass. Add about 1 tablespoon (½-ounce) of gelatin over top of the diced strawberries in each cup. Submerge the strawberries using the spoon so that they’re evenly distributed in the gelatin. Refrigerate for 1½ hours or until set.  

For the cheesecake layer: 

  • While gelatin is chilling, stir together milk, heavy whipping cream, and rum. Add powdered pudding mix to liquid and whisk constantly for 2 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use. (Pudding will be slightly thinner than usual.) 

To assemble the shots: 

  • Remove set gelatin from the refrigerator along with the cheesecake pudding mixture. Whisk the pudding, stirring until smooth. Top each shot with about 2½ tablespoons of the prepared pudding. Refrigerate for 1 hour.  
  • Top with whipped cream and crushed graham crackers just before serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Anyone who loves strawberry cheesecake as a dessert will find these strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots delicious. They’re fun to make and perfect for any occasion. So try this strawberry dessert cocktail cheesecake drink, and you will want to make them for every special occasion! All of my Canadian friends may want to make these as Canada Day shooters!

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  1. Reghan Taylor wrote:

    5 stars
    I need to try these next weekend. yum

    Posted 2.12.22 Reply