Mini Guinness Chocolate Pudding Shooters for St. Patrick’s Day

A dessert shooter for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration that mimics a frothy pint, made extra chocolaty with the addition of Guinness Stout.

I have a fun mini dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Mini Guinness Chocolate Pudding Shooters!

Guinness enhances the flavor of the chocolate in the same way coffee does, resulting in a rich chocolate pudding. The original recipe made six 8-ounce, servings. After reading the reviews of how rich the pudding was I decided it would be ideal for a smaller portion and make a fun dessert shooter!

I found 4-ounce mason jar shot glasses at Party City for 79 cents (excuse the bad cell phone photo). . . a way fun to mimic a frothy pint and to serve Guinness Chocolate Pudding Shooter for St. Patrick’s Day!

I divided the recipe in half for us, but included the link for the original recipe. It also called for reducing the some of the Guinness to a syrup to add to the whipped cream topping, which I skipped.

Mini Guinness Chocolate Pudding Shooters, recipe adapted from

Makes (5) 4 ounce servings

Pudding Ingredients:

4 large egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup Guinness Stout (or Irish Dry Stout)

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

4 ounces high-quality bittersweet (70 to 72% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped

Whipped Cream Topping Ingredients:

1 cup whipped heavy cream

 Grated chocolate


In large nonreactive mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar.

Pour 1/2 cup Guinness (without foam) into saucepan. Add 1 1/2 cups cream and whisk to combine. Set over medium heat and heat, whisking occasionally, until bubbles just begin to form at edges. Remove from heat, add chocolate, and whisk until smooth.

Slowly pour hot chocolate mixture into eggs, whisking constantly to prevent curdling. Return mixture to saucepan and set over moderately low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon, about 15 minutes. (Pudding will look separated.) Pour into blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Divide pudding among glasses, leaving at least 1 inch of space at top of each. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set.

Topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.

You can find a round-up of  St. Patrick’s Day recipes and table inspiration, here.

Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

 Thank you for your visit!

Sharing with:  Metamorphosis Monday,
The ScoopWow Us WednesdaysTablescape Thursday,
 Home Sweet Home,  Feathered Nest FridayFoodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party

  27 comments for “Mini Guinness Chocolate Pudding Shooters for St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Michelle
    March 15, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Love chocolate pudding. Need to try this recipe!🍀☘️🍀☘️ Thanks for sharing and happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  2. Debbie Holman
    March 15, 2017 at 7:39 am

    I had my girlfriends over for game night and decided to do a St. Pat’s day theme. I used many of your ideas! I did the “bomb” dessert with the brownies and the cream cheese icing. I only had martin glasses so I layered it in that. It was VERY rich and no one could finish theirs, but they looked beautiful! Wish I had done a picture! I did a shamrock on the top in piped icing.
    I also got some white flowers and did several arrangements using the white flowers with greenery from the back yard. I found fun stuff at the dollar store so had everyone a place mat, napkin and small vase of flowers to take home. I put flowers ( shamrocks, and a little flower) in a shot glass and cut the top out of the small glitter hats so the shot glass would fit. Then surrounded it with “good luck” chocolate coins. I enjoy your site so much and always get great ideas!

  3. Cyndi Raines
    March 15, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Looks delish! Love the small mason jars! Too cute!

  4. frenchgardenhouse
    March 15, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    What a super fun dessert, and it looks delicious, too! Thank you Mary, I’m going to make this! So cute.

  5. March 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Mary, the pudding looks so rich and yummy! Thanks for all your inspiration’

  6. Marion
    March 15, 2017 at 7:29 pm


  7. Joan
    March 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Marilyn
    March 15, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you this is great . Thanks for the recipe.

  9. March 16, 2017 at 6:51 am

    What a fun dessert idea for St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks so much for the source for the glasses! I’m going by Party City today and to pick some up. You’re the best! ☘️

  10. March 16, 2017 at 6:53 am

    LOVE this idea!! Thanks so much, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  11. March 16, 2017 at 6:56 am

    I wouldn’t have believed Guinness and chocolate could be so good together until I had a friend make a Guiness chocolate cake last year. Can’t wait to try these…love those cute shot glasses :)

  12. March 16, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Too cute! Erin go Bragh ☘️

  13. March 16, 2017 at 7:00 am

    These are so fun and I love your photos and styling with the Irish pint necklace :)

  14. March 16, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Looking forward to trying these. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. March 16, 2017 at 7:03 am

    NO ONE celebrates the holidays like you do~ You should do a cookbook!

  16. March 16, 2017 at 7:05 am

    My sister was looking for a dessert recipe for a party tomorrow. I’m sending her the link. Thanks!

  17. March 16, 2017 at 7:25 am

    I rarely comment but wanted you know how much I enjoy your blog! I made your Irish Cream last year and couldn’t believe how much better it was than Bailey’s! I’m made it this year to give to as gifts and some to keep of course. :) Thanks for all your work and recipes!

  18. March 16, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Oh my goodness, another fun recipe to try for St. Paddy’s Day! I’m ready to make my third batch of Irish Cream, and now I have this great dessert, too. You’re the best, Mary! ☘

  19. March 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I just found you on Pinterest and LOVE all your holiday recipes! ☘️

  20. March 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I had so much fun looking at all of your sidebar posts! I have been gone for such large chunks of time and am packing for another one! I miss blogging and reading blogs! Crazy busy life, but you are sure having tons and tons of fun!

  21. March 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Mary, Your Irish Beef Stew with Irish Whiskey Soda Bread has been on our St. Paddy’s Day menu for a couple of years now. Thank you for all your recipes!

  22. March 16, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Your Guinness dessert shooters are perfect served in the mini pint jars! Thanks for sharing your recipe.


  23. March 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Can’t wait to try these, thanks!

  24. March 17, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    These are too cute! Pinning for next year. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: