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Red White Blue Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers

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Fruity Berry and cream Coconut flavor create these fun shot glass ice molds filled with Vanilla Pudding & topped with whipped cream & a Maraschino cherry make these cute Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers.
To make them even more firecracker like, simply use a stemmed cherry.

Red White Blue Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers

Hello friends! This week has been FULL of recipes for a fun cookout, but today I’m bringing you something fun to celebrate the Red, White and Blue! These Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers were so much fun to make and especially delicious to eat! They were a huge hit with the younger crowd, though I will be honest – I rather enjoyed these too.

They were full of fun berry flavor, vanilla pudding and ice cold, for a refreshing treat on a hot day.

Red White Blue Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers

For fun we decided to use ice molds to create these little mini shot glasses. Basically because I was dying to use them for something and this just seemed like a fun project. All I needed was red juice, coconut milk, clear juice and blue juice. I used Gatorade because I liked the flavors.

I basically kept the blue Gatorade (Cool Berry) and the red Gatorade (strawberry) as is, but I mixed coconut milk with clear Gatorade (Glacier Cherry) for the middle stripe.

You could also fill these cute little ice shot glasses with something other than pudding. Maybe ice cream, or make slushes.

Red White Blue Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers

This is the mold I bought for the Ice Shot Glass.

Here are some tips on how to use these to make these Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers:

  • In order to figure out how much liquid I needed for each shot glass, I filled one well of the mold with water and then measured that amount. I then divided it into thirds. That is how much of each liquid I needed for each mold.
  • When placing in the freezer, double (and triple) check that the mold is FLAT. If you freeze at even a slight angle, the shot glasses will NOT stand up straight when removed.
  • Freeze about 1 ½ to 2 hours in between layers. If you wait too long, the layers won’t adhere together as easily.
  • When using ANYTHING but water to freeze, do NOT attempt to put any liquid in the finished shot glass. In other words, if you attempt to pour liquid into these particular glasses, you will wind up with a rather huge mess – they melt FAST. Now, if you simply make ice shot glasses you can fill them with whatever you want.
  • These are great for pudding and mousses, but don’t leave them in there too long or your pudding will start to freeze slightly where it touches the actual ice shot glass.
  • Have fun and experiment. I am still trying new things with mine and I wound up buying two sets because I wanted to be able to try lots of different things. Stay tuned for some cool things I’ve made coming up later this summer.

Red White Blue Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers
Ready to see what everybody is whipping up for today’s Red, White and Blue event?

Red White Blue Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers

Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers

Red White and Blue Patriotic Pudding Firecrackers

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes


For Ice Shot Glass

  • ½ cup Red Gatorade
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup clear Gatorade
  • ½ cup Blue Gatorade
  • 1 Ice Shot Glass Mold Tray

For Assembly

  • 1 completed Ice Shot Glass
  • 1 ½ cup vanilla pudding
  • whipped cream
  • 4 maraschino cherries


For Ice Shot Glass

  1. Measure the size of a single ice glass mold by filling with water and then pouring into measuring cup. Divide by 3. Mine happened to be 2 ½ tablespoons. Pour the amount you got of the blue Gatorade into each cavity of the Ice Shot Mold.
  2. Freeze for 1 ½ hours.
  3. With the white liquid, combine the coconut milk and the clear gatorade. Measure out the amount you need for each cavity and add.
  4. Freeze for 1 ½ hours.
  5. Fill the rest of the cavity with your red Gatorade.
  6. Freeze for about 3 hours.
  7. To be safe, I froze for about 3 hours, removed the ice shot glasses carefully and then allowed them to freeze in the freezer by themselves.

When ready to assemble

  1. Remove the ice shot glasses from the freezer.
  2. Scoop vanilla pudding into each ice shot glass.
  3. Top with whipped cream and a cherry.
  4. Serve immediately.

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More Patriotic Recipes perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day or any red, white and blue worthy event:

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Wednesday 4th of July 2018

I need to get me one of those molds. They look so fun!! And delicious!


Sunday 1st of July 2018



Sunday 1st of July 2018

I absolutely loved the tip on how to make the liquids for the mold be even. You are such a smart woman! And these are perfect for summertime fun!

Nicole Cook

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

It was tricky, but after a little trial and error I finally figured out the best way. Plus I had a great friend mention she wanted my tips so I had to make sure I included them <3


Sunday 1st of July 2018

Very different, Nicole, I love it! Lots of flavor going on here! Sounds so much better than just colored water.


Sunday 1st of July 2018

Wicked hot here in New England, these will hit the spot!

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