Swoon over these smooth, creamy gluten-free chocolate dessert shots any time of day. This simple recipe will have you running to the store to retrieve the ingredients. Also included below are some more of my favorite gluten-free desserts.
You might be wondering why there’s a bottle of red wine in the back of this photo with the Gluten-Free Chocolate Dessert Shots. Well, I’ll be honest – this dessert is damn good… but it’s even better washed down with some fine red wine.
While I was photographing these tasty little desserts I was also sipping on a glass of Merlot that a friend gifted to me.
My rhythm went something like this: set up photo, dip spoon into a chocolate dessert shot next to me, hmmm and yummm while enjoying the bite, wash it down with Merlot, take photo, Repeat.
You know those little chocolate mousse shots you can get a fine restaurants? Yeah, these are like those, except better and you can make them at home.
This recipe makes three dessert shots but you could easily double or triple the recipe to serve more. Each dessert shot is about 4 oz. and is packed (seriously packed) with grain-free chocolate cookie crumbs, chocolate whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and topped with mini chocolate chips.
It’s all gluten-free and super scrumptious. The layers of cookie, mousse-like chocolate, chocolate sauce, and chocolate chips are the perfect match for anyone who like a little chocolate for dessert.
This recipe may be simple, but it’s still quite elegant.
I know what you are probably thinking, “These look very sophisticated. Where will I find the time?” I know these look like they’d steal the show at a fine dining restaurant on the top floor of a skyscraper in New York (and they would), but don’t worry, they’re quite simple to make.
Usually when we have a dinner party, or we are hosting family, I’ll make dessert shots because they are already single-serving sized, and I can throw the little shot glasses in the dishwasher. They are perfect for a quick dessert, or for serving at parties.
Can I make these dessert shots dairy-free?
Yes, simply use coconut cream or coconut whipped cream, a dairy-free chocolate sauce, and dairy-free chocolate chips.
What can I use instead of almond flour?
You can use hazelnut flour, or if you can’t do nuts you can use your favorite cookie crushed instead of making the cookie crumb filling.
Looking for more single-serving desserts? Try my Gluten-Free Cherry Pie Dessert Shots and my Gluten-Free S’mores Parfaits. If you make these dessert shots, please stop back by and let me know what you thought.
More gluten-free desserts:
This easy gluten-free chocolate cake is super simple, and has the perfect texture. You won’t know it’s gluten-free! It’s my favorite gluten-free chocolate cake recipe and it will be yours too!
Easy Gluten-Free Lemon Bread that’s tender, bursting with lemon, and the perfect quick bread for lemon-lovers.
Creamy, smooth, and decadent this Chai Crème Brulée has the perfect flavor profile and insanely pleasing texture. Dairy-free option included.
Jack-o-lanterns, bats, and colored sprinkles – oh my! Soft, cake-like gluten-free Halloween sugar cookies make the perfect Halloween treat. Wouldn’t you agree? Guess what – you can make these frosted sugar cookies into any share you’d like. They are the perfect gluten-free dessert.
These Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes are dairy-free, simple to make, and lend a bakery style texture and a vanilla bean finish. You can bake up a batch of these perfect cupcakes in no-time. They are a stunning gluten-free dessert!
Hopefully you’ve found at least one gluten-free dessert recipe that you want to make. You can find more gluten-free desserts by searching the dessert section under “recipes” in the menu at the top of this page.
Happy baking and cooking,
For the chocolate whipped cream:
- 8 oz. whipping cream (or coconut cream to make it dairy-free)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
For the chocolate cookie crumbs:
- 1 cup almond flour (or almond meal)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
For the rest:
- Chocolate Sauce (optional if dairy-free)
- Mini gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life Foods)
- For the chocolate whipped cream - place whipping cream, cocoa, and powdered sugar in a mixer and mix on medium to high speed until firm peaks form.
- For the chocolate cookie crumbs - in a small mixing bowl, mix all ingredients until evenly incorporated.
- Assembly: Place a small spoonful of cookie crumbs (no more than 1 tablespoon) in the bottom on a 4 oz. glass or shot glass. Top with a heaping spoonful of chocolate whipped cream. Drizzle the chocolate sauce over whipped cream. Sprinkle on chocolate chips.
- Repeat one more time.
- Serve chilled.
- Store in the refrigerator covered for up to 3 days.
Serving Size:1 dessert shot
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 331 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 35g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 43mg Carbohydrates: 71g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 54g Protein: 14g