Champagne Chantilly Shooters

Shot glasses filled with champagne-infused pastry cream are the perfect petite size for ringing in the New Year. The glasses are rimmed with gold sugar for extra sparkle. 

Champagne Chantilly Shooters
Champagne Chantilly Shooters

These days after Christmas are quiet and there always seems to be another scrap of wrapping paper to tidy away. Little preparations for New Year’s Eve are on my to-do list – like these petite champagne cream shots. They can be made ahead and are the perfect size for sampling without breaking any newly made resolutions (if such things apply).

I only have one resolution this year and that is to do more good than harm. And hopefully I can manage no harm at all!  Let’s do our best to take care of each other, okay? (smile)

Champagne Chantilly Shooters

You may remember this recipe from my Sparkling Champagne Cupcake recipe.  It’s the pastry cream portion that I developed for the filling. It’s so good that I always have a spoonful or two straight from the saucepan! It has a custard-like consistency and it’s full of champagne flavor.  I almost always use this sparkling wine, but I encourage you to experiment with your favorite brand of bubbly.

I used  mini parfait glasses, but you could also use any 2-3 oz. shot glass you have on hand.

Champagne Chantilly Shooters

Shot glasses filled with champagne-infused pastry cream are the perfect petite size for ringing in the New Year. The glasses are rimmed with gold sugar for extra sparkle. 
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
1 hour chill time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
 
 

Sugar Rim

  • Gold large crystal sugar or other large crystal sugar
  • Corn syrup or piping gel

Champagne Pastry Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream divided
  • 1/2 cup champagne or prosecco
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 5 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Chantilly

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions
 

Sugar Rim

  • Pour a little corn syrup or piping gel into a small shallow dish. Pour large crystal sugar into another shallow dish.
  • Lightly dip the rims of the glasses into the corn syrup and then into the sugar. Let sugar rimmed glasses stand at room temperature while the other elements are prepared.

Champagne Pastry Cream

  • In a medium bowl, whisk cornstarch in 1/4 cup of heavy cream, set aside. Combine the remaining heavy cream, sugar and 1/2 cup champagne in a saucepan; heat until the mixture just starts to bubble – don’t let it boil or most of the champagne flavor will cook out. Remove from heat.
  • Beat the whole egg and egg yolks into the cornstarch/heavy cream mixture. Pour 1/3 of boiling champagne mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly so the eggs do not cook. Return the remaining champagne/heavy cream mixture to a boil. Pour in the hot egg mixture in a stream, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and beat in the butter and vanilla. Divide evenly among the 6 sugar-rimmed parfait glasses. Refrigerate until firm.

Chantilly

  • In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream with an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form; add vanilla and beat again.
  • Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large star decorator tip. Pipe whipped into each glass of pastry cream. Garnish with more sugar or decorative picks.
Keyword champagne buttercream, corn starch, egg yolks, heavy cream, prosecco
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Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box
Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box
8 years ago

Oh these are lovely! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen
Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen
8 years ago

As much as I love your recipes, sometimes I just visit your site for the pictures alone. So pretty!

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
8 years ago

Wonderful! Perfect for the 31st.

Cheers,

Rosa

Amy
Amy
8 years ago

So gorgeous and festive! And I'm sure they taste amazing too.

Angela @ the fairy bread chronicles
Angela @ the fairy bread chronicles
8 years ago

ahh these are just amazing! not sure i'd want to drink them because they're SO DAMN CUTE.

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Your creativity knows no end. These are the best!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Hi Heather, you never cease to amaze me! 🙂 Wishing you a very Happy New Year! 🙂 – Aikko

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
Lauren at Keep It Sweet
8 years ago

Stunning as usual! This is such an elegant and fun idea for New Years!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

These are both cute and beautiful at the same time.

Happy New Year!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife
April @ The 21st Century Housewife
8 years ago

These are so pretty! What a beautifully elegant idea for New Year's Eve.

Lora
Lora
8 years ago

A magical and elegant dessert for New Years.

Suzanne Perazzini
Suzanne Perazzini
8 years ago

Absolutely stunning. I would love to be given one of these for dessert at a dinner party.

Leslie
Leslie
8 years ago

These are stunning! Almost too pretty to consume! almost!

Lynna
Lynna
8 years ago

So pretty! These are so perfect for the New Year celebration.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

I just made these — delicious, and simple! Thank you so much!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

You know how I like sparkly things 🙂 Happy New Year, Heather! I can't wait to see where 2013 take you!

Emily
Emily
8 years ago

My goodness…I wish I saw these before New Year's Eve!!! These are beautiful and look like they taste amazing…Putting this away for next year. Thanks and happy new year!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

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Roshini
Roshini
8 years ago

Wow they look very pretty. I wish I found your website earlier

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Beautiful, waw i'm fan !

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Beautiful and delicious! Can these be made in advance? If so, how far in advance? Sadly I have a funeral to attend the same day as a BIG Christmas party. So I would like to make 3 batches of them the evening before. Any advice?! Thank you!

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Sorry for your loss. I'd like to know this too?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
4 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hi Anony! Tori had sent an email, and I responded to her there. But – YES! These can absolutely be made ahead of time. They taste best chilled and they should be stored in the refrigerator.

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

I was considering making for a bridal shower and would like to incorpirate some fruit. Do you think raspberries would pair well?

Barb N.
Barb N.
1 year ago

Hi, Heather!
These are so adorable and look so yummy! What are the stars made of? Are they edible?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
1 year ago
Reply to  Barb N.

Hi Barb! I believe they were gum paste stars covered with gold crystal sugar.