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Dessert Shooter Supplies - The Latest Greatest Invention in Desserts

Updated on September 26, 2014

Part of the allure of dessert shooters (mini desserts in shot glasses) is presentation.

Dessert shooters are those adorable mini desserts served in small glasses, some as small as 2 ounce shot glasses or as large as 5 ounce glasses. When created in contrasting layers, dessert shooters look best in clear glasses - plastic glasses works as well as glass and is an easier cleanup as you can throw them away. I prefer interesting glasses, such as small votive containers, square glass containers, or jelly jars but you can make a delicious dessert shooter in about any glass you can dream of.

The 4th of July Red White and True Blue dessert shooter in the photo was created in a 4 ounce martini glass. Just the right size for this tasty demure dessert to celebrate this holiday..

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Photo credit; all photos unless otherwise credited are my own photos of my own dessert shooter creations. These small desserts were created when I tried to soothe my elderly Mom's sweet tooth. She would only eat 3 or 4 bits of dessert but she did love these mini desserts - she felt that there was nothing going to waste when I served her dessert in a shot glass.

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Dessert sets on Amazon

Since mini desserts served in shot glasses are good to the last drop, you need just the right spoon to scoop all the way to the bottom of a tall dessert shooter glass. Libby to the rescue! The dessert sets below come with glasses and spoons!

I like to have different dessert glasses placed out on a pretty tray and presented to guests for their choice. Mix and match 'em up! I suggest after dinner sweets in different sized glasses too - that way, if one of my guests wants a small taste, she or he can have it!

Libbey Just Desserts Parfait Glass with Minaiture Stainless Steel Spoon 25-Piece
Libbey Just Desserts Parfait Glass with Minaiture Stainless Steel Spoon 25-Piece

These taller glasses make the prettiest presentation, imho. i like to layer softer ingredients such as puddings, ice cream, or custards. Add in layers of cookie crumbs for interesting textures.

 
Just Desserts Mini Bowl 25-Piece Set
Just Desserts Mini Bowl 25-Piece Set

Another nicely shaped dessert shooter glass. This one would be great as a complement to the other dessert shooter glasses.

 
Libbey 12-Piece Martini Party Set
Libbey 12-Piece Martini Party Set

What do I need to say about a martini set - nothing!

 
My merritt 5 ounce dessert glass in action
My merritt 5 ounce dessert glass in action

Rosetto Liteware Party Dishes

These come in a pack of 20 so you can have all of your friends drop by for a nice light dessert shooter after dinner. Serve with a glass of dessert wine and you'll be the talk of the town.

Rosseto Liteware glasses are plastic but they can also be put in the top shelf of the dishwasher. Mine have survived for over a year now of almost constant use.

Rosseto Liteware Party Dishes Clear Twist Style Cups, Set of 20
Rosseto Liteware Party Dishes Clear Twist Style Cups, Set of 20

These beautiful glasses come either in the "twist" type or the "blossom" type (shown below). They're also sturdy and environmentally friendly as you can dishwash or hand wash these beauties. They'd be perfect for a delicious delicious dessert shooter ideas.

 

Make finding mini dessert glasses a hobby

I found my favorite dessert glasses at my local Salvation Army just last week. At just $.99 apiece, I picked up 6 of these wonderful glasses and immediately set about delighting my 94 year old Mom with some interesting creations.

Here's a few suggestions where you might find some fun glasses in which to serve mini desserts:

  1. Yard sales. You'll be more successful at finding dessert shooter supplies at yard sales if you select large community sales. Yard sales in the country seem to yield the best old jelly glasses which are just right for a tasty dessert shooter.
  2. Second hand stores. They're not just for clothing anymore. You might pay a bit more for dessert shooter supplies at second hand stores but ask for a break. The proprietors are almost always willing to discount glassware.
  3. Dollar stores. Dessert shooter supplies don't have to be expensive and dollar stores are just ripe for the pickin' for some interesting glassware. Look for votive holders or very small vases to use for an interesting presentation.
  4. Your own cupboard. As noted above, dessert shooters can be made in just about any glass so think outside the box. Use small juice glasses or little mini mason jars to set out your mini desserts.
  5. Antique stores. Again, your dessert shooter finds may be more expensive at a nice antique store so visit an older, less impressive store for the most interesting finds and cheaper prices.

Plastic dessert shooter supplies

For a picnic or large event, plastic dessert shooter glasses can't be beat! You'll still get a beautiful presentation but there will be no dishes to worry about. And, don't worry about glass shards sticking in tender bare feet for that beach picnic.

I like to stock up on plastic dessert shooter glasses that vary in size. Sometimes, a 2 ounce dessert is just right after a filling dinner.

Note: plastic dessert glasses can all be placed in the top shelf of a dishwasher.

I found these glasses at my local Salvation Army store.

I found these glasses at my local Salvation Army store.
I found these glasses at my local Salvation Army store.

Dessert Shooter Supplies

Use this Amazon search box to find your own dessert shooter supplies on Amazon. Go ahead; get creative and see what you can find to use as interesting containers for your own mini desserts. I like to put different search terms in the search box just to see what comes up. Go ahead and even search for votive holders as they make great little dessert shooter glasses.

Rosetto mini dessert glasses are gorgeous!

Rosetto Liteware glasses make quite a statement, especially when served en masse. I love to see the smiles on my guests' face when I enter a room with these glasses full of different dessert shooters. It's like they're getting presents!

I particularly like the Blossom Clear Party Pack - they're just fancy enough to make a beautiful presentation for your mini dessert serving.

Dessert shooter supplies on eBay

eBay is a great place to look for dessert shooter glasses. I've been able to snag some really nice vintage dessert glasses at very reasonable cost.

Are you a fan of dessert shooters? - I'd love to hear about your own creations. Please leave me a comment!

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      A little bit of what you love is no bad thing!

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      You've turned this into an art form. Beautiful desserts.

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      jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

      I am now a fan of dessert shooters after reading your lens. Thank you for the wonderful sharing of information. My cousin has a bar that I frequently help him out in. I am going to bring this idea to him and see how he can implement it in his bar, with all credits due to you! I never would have thought of this, how creative!

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      haroldk 5 years ago

      I'm a fan of all desserts .. and this just made me crave something sweet. Thank you.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I love shooters because they are just the right amount of dessert.. plus they sure do look cute! Blessed!

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I am definitely a fan! Fun and fewer calories too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i'm feeling hungry :-)

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I am a fan of dessert shooters ... oh, of course, jello shooters too! You can get so creative and not have to worry a lot about too many calories. It's an artistic type of dessert.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Mmm - some pretty tasty looking things here, thanks for showing off the supplies needed to make them! :)

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      AlisonMeacham 6 years ago

      I first saw these in a store about a year ago. It is a lot of fun experimenting with different shooter glasses and recipes. You have a great collection here.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The dessert shooters are stylish. I never knew they were called shooters. I learn something new everyday!

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      EMangl 6 years ago

      Can understand that it is hard to resist ...

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      bacindoot 6 years ago

      it looks so temptating :)

      btw, great lens, well done :D

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Thanks for the tip, Virginia. I'm on it!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Sharon: You know you've always got a seat on the boat but, you'll have to treat to dessert shooters!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      will be doing dessert shooters to take to the beach very soon!

      could re-kindle my catering business in Ponte Vedra too:)

      save me a place on the boat to key west:)

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I bet you can find some really pretty and unusual glasses suitable for dessert shooters on eBay too. Quite nice page of supplies.