Dessert, Holiday Food

Dr Pepper Cheesecake Shooters

It’s apparent by the red and pink filled aisles at the store that Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us, whether we’re ready or not. With everything hubby and I have going on right now, we plan to just be mellow and relax a bit together – but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy these super delicious Dr Pepper Cheesecake Shooters for a special Valentine’s dessert!

Dr Pepper Cheesecake Shooters / the perfect Valentine

Not only do these pudding desserts look fun and festive, but they have a perfect blend of cheesecake and pudding flavor – topped with a cute chocolate-covered strawberry, of course! I think that’s my one tradition for Valentine’s day (other than spending time with hubby) – the chocolate-covered strawberries, plus sparkling cider. Give me those, a comfy blanket and my hottie for a relaxing evening in and I’m all set!

Dr Pepper Cheesecake Shooters / the perfect Valentine


  • 12 oz. White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 cup Dr Pepper
  • 8 oz. (1 package) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 regular box Vanilla Instant pudding (or Cheesecake)
  • Red food coloring
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Sprinkles for garnish, if desired
  • Chocolate-covered strawberry for topping, if desired

Dr Pepper Cheesecake Shooters / the perfect Valentine


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the white chocolate chips and heavy cream over low heat. Stir occasionally until it’s smooth, keeping over low heat so it doesn’t burn. Remove from the heat and stir in the Dr Pepper, then allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes. Dr Pepper Cheesecake Shooters / the perfect Valentine
  2. Once cooled, beat the white chocolate mixture with the cream cheese, pudding and little red food coloring (if desired) until it’s all creamy. Place in the fridge about 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare your cups: if your glasses have empty stems like mine did, you can add some sprinkles for a more festive look. At the base of the cup scoop some graham cracker crumbs (about 1-2 tbsp).
  4. Scoop some pudding mixture into each cup, topping off with a strawberry. Store, covered with plastic wrap, in the fridge until serving.

Dr Pepper Cheesecake Shooters / the perfect Valentine

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