Homemade whipped cream adds an exotic touch to an Indian-inspired parfait in a shot glass.
8 oz. Greek yogurt
1/4 pint heavy whipping cream
1/6 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. rose food flavoring (available at Indian grocers; I used Viola Rose Food Flavour)
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
You'll Also Need:
shot (or other) glasses, hand mixer or whisk (I used an OXO Egg Beater that I got as a gift from the I <3 FoodBuzz Festival), mixing bowl
Makes 6 mini parfaits.
The AHH Factor: One of our wedding gifts was a beautiful set of Mikasa shot glasses. They are especially gorgeous because each of the six has a unique design etched into it, thereby helping you tell your glass apart from the other drinkers' glasses.
The only problem is that when Nick and I do shots, we don't do them out of sophisticated glasses. We do them out of disposable cups -- which have the advantage of being unbreakable. In fact, we generally try to hide all breakable items when we have a party that could potentially involve shots of alcohol. Or "earthquake putty" them to the ground, in the case of a gorgeous vase we got as a housewarming gift, which, I am happy to say, is still intact after our housewarming party.
So I had to come up with a different use for the glasses. Inspired by "mini-desserts" I've ordered in restaurants, I decided they'd be perfect as mini-parfait glasses. Aren't they so pretty? This would be so cute for a brunch. Plus, the cardamom rose whipped cream is to die for. Now that's something I'd take a shot of from a fancy glass.