The things I do in the name of love.
In the name of Valentines Day.
In the name of all things pink.
In the name of love, Valentines Day and everything pink, I have done it again, and without even meaning to, I’ve once again filled them with New Deal vodka. This time it is a spicy little monkey that is just all too fitting for Valentines Day. Of course, you can fill these with whatever you like.
Non dairy, vegan white chocolate is very difficult to get. Although I am not a white chocolate fan, I stock up when I can, because the day I am without it is the day I need it.
These shot glasses actually took two tries. The first batch of white chocolate would not melt. I have used non dairy chocolate enough to know that it is very touchy, and I almost always add coloring before melting. This time, the “food coloring” was all natural – it was beet juice! Don’t worry, it does not change the flavor at all! It does impart a beautiful dark pink color, exactly what I was going for.
and don’t worry, the unmelted chocolate was a perfect fondant consistency, and I was able to use it for another Valentines project. You will see that later.
spicy hot shots in pink (white) chocolate glasses
12 ounces white chocolate (vegansweets baking chips)
juice of 3 beets
shot glass mould
4 ounces Hot Monkey vodka (or your choice)
4 tablespoons non dairy whip (Soyatoo rice whip)
Shot glasses (make a day ahead): In medium saucepan, add white chocolate and beet juice, melt over medium heat. Spoon into shot mould. Place in refrigerator to set, preferably overnight. Makes four chocolate glasses.
Fill shot glasses and top with whip cream and sprinkles.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find conversation hearts that do not have gelatin. Believe me, I have searched high and low. Next step is to make them myself.
However, a sweet nurse at the hospital gave me a box the other day – so I am using them as photography props. Hey babe.
Are you a fan of Valentines Day?