Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Brews and Espresso Chocolate Pudding Potion

Witches' Brew DemonHappy Halloween, boys and ghouls! The studly demon to the right is Justin, gorging on the Witches' Brew Ale I bought him as a birthday gift. He so outdid me in planning costumes this year. Halloween crept up fast and had me rummaging yesterday afternoon for what to wear to last night's party. I borrowed a black and purple striped witch hat attached to a shiny violet wig and a silver hip scarf from my mom. I threw on a cape, midnight blue velour dress, and one of my many pairs of striped stockings.

Magical Silver SlippersThen slipped on my sparkly silver shoes, and abracadabra - Wicked Witch of the East, before she got the house dropped on her, of course. The magical shoes were originally silver in L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book, not ruby as they were changed to pop for Technicolor on The Wizard of Oz film.

16 Mile Brewery Jack-O-LanternAfter my outfit was covered, it was time to concoct a treat to bring. I was inspired by a conversation I had Friday night at the 16 Mile Brewery's release party for their tasty Harvest Ale. A few of the J/R's Ribs staff were serving their famous pulled pork (you may remember me raving about the sandwiches at their annual Women Supporting Women fundraiser in September) and the topic of pudding shots was breached. *drools*

I've crafted many a Jell-O shot for parties in the past, but hadn't even heard of using pudding mix instead! After googling recipes to get an idea of the liquid measurements, I combined the following from ingredients in my arsenal.

Creamy Espresso Chocolate Pudding Potion

5.9 oz Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
3/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Three Olives Triple Shot Espresso Vodka
1/4 cup Saint Brendan's Irish Cream Liqueur
1/4 cup Cask and Cream Chocolate Temptation Liqueur
8 oz Extra Creamy Cool Whip

I stirred the liquids together, mixed in the pudding powder and folded in the Cool Whip. It was instantly, dangerously delicious. The consistency was much too thick to pour, and trying to spoon it into the skinny 3 oz cups I usually use was messy. So I just stuck it into a recycled Chinese food container and drew a spiderweb on the lid with a Sharpie. Next time I will have to invest in more shallow dessert cups ... or perhaps just make it into a pie with a graham cracker or Oreo crust. And I'll have to quadruple the recipe, because it was a monster hit and was devoured in moments. A Greek Goddess and cowgirl even had an epic battle over licking the bowl.

Much fun and treats were certainly consumed this weekend. I hope all of you had as bewitching a time as I!


  1. For a witchy woman such that I be (Do remember my blog page is titled "I Hope They Have Pudding" ~~~lol~), I am beyond gleeful when I say, "Did I ever come to the right place!"

    I will later on in the Halloween day (and night! Tee~hee!) make your "chocolate pudding" part of my holiday menu!

    Many thank~yous and Merry, Merry Shadowfest!

    Cellar Door

  2. Wow! That sounds sinfully good! And pudding is my favorite food!

  3. I would certainly love to have a taste of this Potion. Happy Halloween!

  4. you need a pastry bag to pipe the mischievous mix into wee cups.

  5. My that does sound yummy. Sounds like you had a very enjoyable holiday.

  6. Happy Halloween fellow bloggerista!

    That potion sounds yummy.

    If you have a spare second please stop by The Bucket Project and let us know one thing you'd like to try/do/see before you "kick the bucket". All you need to do is comment on any post and we would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you!
    Jessi @

  7. Chocolate pudding potion --- YUMMMMMMMMM!! Great costumes!!! Glad you had fun!!!

  8. wow, that mask is pretty amazing! i'll hafta show it to the hubbers. :) he'll be all jealous and what not.


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