Desserts served in shot glasses are so cute and a really fun way to present dessert at a gathering this summer. They are easy to pick up, single servings and are perfect for those who just want a little taste of something sweet or who want to try a couple different items. You can make some simple desserts, fill them in shot glasses, and store them on a tray in the fridge until you are ready to serve them.
You can fill the shot glasses with whatever creative concoction you come up with, like mousse, mini strawberry shortcakes, etc. Here are a couple ideas to get you started. This quick fool recipe is so simple to make. You can make a few different versions using different fruits and fill up your shot glasses. A few weeks ago, I posted a recipe for Peanut Butter & Chocolate Parfaits which would be fantastic layered in these little glasses.
RECIPE: Mango-Blueberry Fool
Adapted from Gourmet, June 2008
- 1 ripe Mango, pitted, peeled & cut up
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 2 tbs Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 1/2 cups Blueberries
- 1 Lime, zested
- In a blender puree the mango, sugar and lime juice with a pinch of salt until smooth.
- Blend in the cream until mixture is thick.
- In a bowl, gently fold the blueberries into the mango mixture.
- Fill the shot glasses and garnish each with some lime zest and blueberries.
- Chill until ready to serve.
RECIPE: Easy Strawberry Shortcakes
- Pound Cake
- Strawberries, cut up
- 1 tbs Sugar
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Combine strawberries with a little sugar and lemon juice. Set aside to rest.
- Cut up pound cake into cubes that will fit inside the shot glasses.
- Whip heavy cream until it thickens. Add in sugar and vanilla, whip until soft peaks form.
- In each shot glass layer pound cake, strawberry mixture and then whipped cream.
- Top with a piece or two of cut up strawberry.
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