The key to making a dessert shooter nearly everyone will love is to offer many mini-desserts in various flavors. Dessert shots -- small dessert choices within shot glasses -- are a great idea for a nice dessert presentation and just the right size. Use your imagination -- there's no limit to the combination of sweet ingredients you can fit in a shooter glass.
Offering dessert shooters for that special treat after dinner not only gives your guests lots of choices, but also gives them "just a taste" so the caloric intake is much less -- your dieter friends will love you for it. Expect that each guest will eat 2 or 3 dessert shots, so prepare enough.
Make a dessert sundae by squirting a bit of chocolate sauce on the bottom of a shot or shooter glass. Add a heaping tablespoon of vanilla ice cream, butterscotch sauce, whipped cream and -- of course -- a cherry or, if in season, a fresh plump raspberry.
For chocolate lovers, crush some Oreo cookies and put a layer in the bottom of the glass. Add slightly softened chocolate ice cream and garnish with chocolate shavings and a raspberry.
Jello makes a no-bake cheesecake that's quite good and easy to prepare. Make a graham cracker crust out of graham crackers, butter and a bit of sugar and line a shot glass. Pour in a bit of the cheesecake mixture and top with frozen berries and a dash of cinnamon.
Press a bit of pound cake into the bottom of a shot glass and top with a drizzle of vanilla pudding. Add another layer of pound cake and pudding and garnish with whipped cream and a flower garnish.
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