Guess what? Recently, I received a package containing CHOCOLATE SHOT GLASSES.
The package was sent to me by Little Bird, a purveyor of "curious confections". They sent me their spicy jalapeno chocolate shot glasses in milk and dark chocolate. Note: they haven't paid me to write this post, but they did send me the parcel at no charge.
These shot glasses are alarmingly adorable, and delightfully edible. I am just tickled by the idea! The spicy version is great if you like your sweets with a contrasting kick.
But even more than the flavor, what I really got to thinking about with these chocolate shot glasses was the many ways in which they could be creatively used. So here, I'm going to detail 10 awesome ideas for what you could do with these shot glasses!
1. M-m-m-ilk shots!
Plain and simple, shoot the milk then eat the cup. Pictured at the top of the post.
2. Ganache shots.
Good idea: fill your chocolate shot glasses with more chocolate. You're welcome.
3. Whipped cream shots.
Forget eating whipped cream from the can, unless the can is made of chocolate! Eat it from a chocolate shot glass instead.
4. Molecular gastronomy s'mores.
I promise I wasn't high or anything, but I had this vision of toasting a marshmallow, doming a chocolate shot glass on top (to make it all gooey and warm) and then smashing it all between two graham crackers. It was a beautiful thought.
5. Tiny dessert servings.
My my, aren't you dainty. A tiny portion of cake would sit pretty in one of these shot glasses.
6. Fill them and then bake them in cupcakes.
Perhaps inspired by my friend Megan Seling, I thought about putting one of these shot glasses (filled with candy of course) into some cupcake batter then baking it up. It seemed like a not-bad idea to me.
7. Frosting shooters.
I figured, some people (like my sister) just lick the frosting off of cake. Maybe this would be a better delivery system?
8. Drop a shot of marshmallows or whipped cream into your hot chocolate.
I thought that this could be a great idea: fill a chocolate shot glass with marshmallows, then pop it into your hot chocolate. It seems like it could delay the melting and distribution of the marshmallows just enough to heighten the experience; plus, more chocolate.
9. Ice cream topper.
Well, that's a cute idea.
10. Cute dessert serving sauce tool.
What an elegant way to serve a little sauce alongside a dessert!