Mudslide Pudding Shooter Recipe {Recipe Redux}

by Jennifer Lynn-Pullman on July 21, 2014

Mudslide Pudding Shooters

 The July Recipe Redux challenge is a “spirited’ one!

A Spirited ReDux

From plain Jane vanilla extract to fancy-pants elderflower liqueur, we like to keep a little liquor in the kitchen. Show us how you like to cook, bake or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts and other alcohols. A splash of vodka makes summer sauces shine – and liqueurs brighten desserts: What’s your healthy recipe with spirit?


Mudslide Pudding Shooters

I love mudslides.  During the summer months we spend a lot of time in Ocean City, NJ at my parent’s condo.  Years ago TGI Fridays marketed a mudslide mix.  We would whip up frozen mudslides at the pool deck pretty frequently with this mix.  One night we went to a friend’s ice cream shop after closing and mixed in soft serve ice cream, yum!  For this months challenge I wanted to create a dessert using the common ingredients found in a mudslide:  Kahlua, Vodka, and Bailey’s Irish Cream.  Mudslides are packed with calories we don’t need, so I didn’t want to create a dessert that would be high in calories either, especially since I am supposed to create “healthy” recipes.  Using non fat milk, no eggs, and smaller serving containers you can enjoy a yummy dessert without a lot of excess calories.

Mudslide Pudding Shooters

 Placing the pudding into shot glasses allows you to control the portion size and control the calories.  One shot class is just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Mudslide Pudding Shooters

You can get about 8 servings from the pudding recipe. The whipping cream recipe will yield about 16 servings since you are using less of this in the shot glasses.


  • 2 cups non fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons Kahlua
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon confections sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Bailey's Irish Cream


  1. For Pudding:
  2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan.
  3. Slowly whisk in milk letting cornstarch dissolve preventing clumps.
  4. Slowly heat milk until a slow boil begins, stirring frequently.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips, stirring until chocolate melts.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in Kahlua and Vodka.
  7. Cover pudding and place in refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours or until set.
  8. For Whipped Cream:
  9. Place a metal bowl and metal beaters into the freezer for about 15 minutes to chill. (this will help speed up whipping process)
  10. Place sugar in bowl.
  11. Whisk in whipping cream
  12. Beat cream on a medium high speed with an electric mixer until still peaks form.
  13. When ready to serve place pudding into a shot glass filling half way.
  14. Add about an inch of whipped cream.
  15. Fill the rest of the shot glass with pudding.
  16. Top with additional whipped cream.
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Pudding Nutrition Label

 Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream label


July Rehab Update

by Jennifer Lynn-Pullman on July 14, 2014

Exercise Ball

I spent the month of June continuing to rehab in physical therapy.  I am no longer using the Iontophoresis Therapy that I talked about in my last rehab update.  The Ionotophoresis Therapy lost its effectiveness after a few weeks.  I would not though be as far along as I am now if I had not tried ionotophoresis at all.  The pain in my hip is gone.  All that remains is stiffness that needs time to release.  My range of motion in my right hip is almost symmetrical to my left hip.

We discovered in the past month that the route of my issue is my ankle.  In the beginning of June I was having a lot of discomfort in my right shin.  I mentioned this at a therapy appointment and my therapists (that day there were two of them) attempted to figure out what the cause was.  When they manipulated my ankle they found that my ankle clicked when the soft tissue was moved, which should not happen.  The tendons and ligaments appear to be stretched allowing my ankle to not align correctly.  This is obviously an issue when I attempt to run or walk.

Therapy added in exercises to strengthen my ankle, however I was told that I will not likely be 100% when I am finished.  It may take awhile before I am completely better.  Surgery may be a possibility to stabilize my ankle. I also still have trigger points throughout my shin and thigh. The first PT office I went to used their elbows to try to release the trigger points in my thigh.  I was bruised and was so glad to not continue there.  My current PT office does not utilize their elbows, but uses a foam roller or a massage stick, which I refer to as the “torture stick”.


I started wearing a slip-on ACE brace when I walk, which has helped.  I have also changed my walking route.  I noticed recently that the sidewalk throughout our neighborhood is slanted slightly toward the street. My normal walking route of the past five years caused my right ankle to be on the downward sloping side.  I have change directions to allow my right side to be on flatter ground, which as helped.

I have been improving so much that we are going to soon have a conversation about discharge.  Discharging from therapy is a bit scary.  I have to make sure I continue to work on the exercises I was given, if not I will right back to where I started.  I have been walking more, but find that I need to walking in 20 minutes blocks.  In the past I would walk for 45 minutes to an hour, but if I try now to go past 20 minutes I have issues with my ankle and shin.  One mile really is hard for me to stick to though. I am able to increase the distance if I walk 1 mile in the morning and 1 mile after dinner.  Spacing my walks by almost 14 hours allows me to increase mileage without causing discomfort.

My husband and I talked about my progress.  We enjoy running half marathons and other races together.  Scott recently signed up for the Rock and Roll Half Marathon, which takes place in Philadelphia this Fall.  This will be the first race he will do without me.  I may not be able to run for quite some time, if at all.  Surgery may help me run again, but we both agreed surgery wasn’t something we felt I should do at this point.  I guess I need to be content with other activities that I can do.  

I was told early in this journey to stay off the treadmill, because even at a zero incline I would not be walking on a flat surface. On July 4th I walked on a treadmill for forty minutes.  I know, I did two things I knew I was not supposed to do!  We went to the beach for the 4th of July and were met by hurricane Arthur.  There was heavy rain when I attempted to walk, so I went to the fitness room at my parent’s condo.  The bike would not work, the elliptical was occupied, the treadmill was open.

I paid for my poor decision.  My shin ached all weekend.  I can’t wait to hear what my therapist has to say about this!  I know my limitations, but my ambition gets the best of me sometimes.  The rest of the weekend I exercised in the water rather than on land and took a hot yoga class. 


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