Shot glass desserts are my new obsession.
I mean, this is my second shot glass-contained dessert in under two weeks. They’re just so cute, and easy to make and delicious, and perfectly portioned and I can’t get enough of them. Oh, and did I mention they are NO BAKE?
It’s a trifecta of perfect layers on a soft, walnut based crust. Creamy and sweet, refreshingly lemony, light and fluffy…
Honestly, I don’t really consider myself to be a huge fan of lemon desserts. I don’t make them often (because hello, chocolate), but also because Zach won’t even touch anything with lemon in it, and I like to use him as my taste-tester.
However, my aunt brought this dessert to a dinner at my grandmother’s in a 13×9 pan and… I probably ate a good 12×8 portion of it.
No self-control whatsoever, I’m telling you…
She shared the recipe with me and I am so excited to share my slightly altered shot glass rendition of this easy, no bake dessert with you.
In the original recipe, the crust is baked in a 13×9 pan.
That’s… not exactly possible when you’re serving the dessert in plastic shot glasses, so I modified the crust into an easy, no bake version (guys, it almost tastes like cookie dough).
So I think it’s fair for me to say you need these in your life right now. Light, refreshing and no bake, they are the perfect spring/summertime dessert.
Lemon Lush Dessert Shooters
- 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar packed
- 4 Tablespoon butter melted
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 8 oz cool whip thawed (divided)
- 2 boxes instant lemon pudding 3.4 oz each
- 3 cups milk
- 2 Tablespoons additional chopped nuts for garnish optional
Set out 24 2 oz shot glasses*
In food processor combine all ingredients for crust (walnuts, flour, brown sugar and melted butter)
Pulse until well combined.
Press about 1 tsp into the bottom of each shot glass.
In stand mixer, beat cream cheese.
Slowly add confectioners sugar, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
Add 1 cup Cool Whip, mixing until all ingredients are well combined
Transfer filling to quart-sized ziploc bag and cut a 1" hole in the corner of the bag.
Evenly distribute filling among shot glasses, piping on top of crust
In large bowl, combine instant pudding mix and milk, whisking for about 3 minutes (until mixture thickens).
Pour pudding mix into gallon-sized ziploc bag and cut 1" hole in the corner of the bag.
Evenly distribute pudding among shot glass, piping on top of first layer.
Transfer remaining Cool Whip to quart-sized ziploc bag and cut 1" hole in one corner of the bag.
Pipe Cool Whip on top of pudding layer.
Sprinkle with additional nuts if desired.
*I always use these disposable shot glasses from Amazon for my dessert shooters.
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