Summer is finally on its way and you know what that means – time to make pudding shooters like these key lime pie rum cream jello pudding shots! They’re tangy and delicious and perfect refreshing. All the flavours you love in key lime pie are featured in these key lime rum cream shots made with Blue Chair Bay or KēKē Cream Liqueur for these. There’s no heating or cooking required either!
These pudding shots with rum are seriously delicious. Tasty ingredients like lime pie cream or liqueur, fresh lime zest and juice, milk, graham crackers, and more pair up to make these unique key lime shots.
Key Lime Rum Cream Shots Ingredients
Vanilla instant pudding and milk are the basis of these key lime pie rum cream jello pudding shots and make them rich and creamy. You need some kind of lime rum cream drink such as Blue Chair Bay or KēKē Cream Liqueur for these pudding shots with rum.
Key lime juice and zest also go into these key lime shots. Then you will need graham cracker crumbs, whipped cream and lime slices for a garnish. Use either graham cracker crumbs or else crush your own crackers.
How to Prepare these Pudding Shots with Rum
The first step of this key lime pie jello shots recipe is to whisk the milk with the pudding mix. Next whisk in the Blue Chair Bay or KēKē Cream Liqueur and then the lime zest and juice. Chill the mixture until you’re ready to assemble the key lime pie rum cream jello pudding shots.
Now divide the graham cracker crumbs between shot glasses and add some of the pudding mixture on top. Finally add whipped cream and also some lime slices or lime zest and serve. These key lime pie pudding shots are so easy to make!
Key Lime vs Regular Lime
A very common question is this: what’s the difference between key limes and other limes? The simple answer is key limes are rounder and smaller and have a stronger taste than regular limes. You can use either kind in key lime pie rum cream jello pudding shots though. Oh and you might want to grab some extra, so you can make key lime pie too!
Tweaks and Variations
Although using vanilla instant pudding gives these key lime pie rum cream jello pudding shots the best key lime pie flavour, you can use any flavour of instant pudding.
You can also use any kind of liqueur and even swap the lime for orange or lemon in these key lime shots. Vanilla wafer crumbs could go in place of the graham cracker crumbs. Actually you could replace every component of this recipe, so go ahead and experiment!
If key lime pie is a favourite dessert for you though I’d recommend making the recipe as it stands to begin with. Because you’re going to love this key lime pie shot recipe.
Key Lime Shots FAQs
You can prepare the pudding shooters a day or so ahead if you want. Keep them covered with plastic wrap and don’t add the whipped cream or lime garnish until just before serving.
I haven’t tried key lime rum cream shots using a dairy alternative but you can feel free to experiment if you like. Bear in mind adding Blue Chair Bay or KēKē Cream Liqueur and using a water-based ‘milk’ substitute might mean the pudding shots don’t set properly. So if you want to try this, please let me know how it comes out!
Key Lime Pie Rum Cream Jello Pudding Shots Recipe
Key Lime Pie Rum Cream Jello Pudding Shots
- 1 Box vanilla pudding 3.4 Ounce, such as Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
- 1 Cup milk cold, whole
- ½ Cup liqueur PLUS 2 Tbsp., key lime pie rum cream, chilled, such as Blue Chair Bay Key Lime Rum Cream or KēKē Key Lime Pie Cream Liqueur
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice key lime, such as Nellie and Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice
- 1 Tablespoon lime zest divided
- 3 graham crackers whole, then crushed
- whipped cream for garnish
- 10 Slices lime for garnish
- In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and cold milk for about one minute, or until slightly thickened. Add rum cream, and whisk until no lumps remain. Stir in lime juice and 2 teaspoons lime zest and whisk until fully incorporated/thickened. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Spoon 2 teaspoons of crushed graham crackers into each 2-ounce shot glass. Add about 2½ tablespoons of pudding mixture over crumbs into each cup. Top with whipped cream, remaining lime zest, and lime slices, if desired.
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.
Make these exotic key lime pudding shots if you want all the yummy appeal of key lime pie in liquid form. These key lime rum cream shots are made with Blue Chair Bay or KēKē Cream Liqueur plus vanilla pudding and lime to ensure an incredible flavour.