September 2, 2014

Brazilian Coffee Shots - a decadent dessert from Brazil...

After the delicious Armenian dip Baba Ghanoush yesterday, today we are in Brazil for the ABC International Blogging Marathon

Brazil = football. Perhaps their map also endorses that J Notwithstanding that they didn’t win the recently held World Football cup 2014, I know of many friends who were heartbroken to know their favourite team didn’t make it to the top.

Brazil also being a tropical country, is best known for its coffee, banana and exotic cocktails. Wiki tells me that The national beverage is coffee and cachaça is Brazil's native liquor. Cachaça is distilled from sugar cane and is the main ingredient in the national cocktail, Caipirinha.

So, today’s dish has two of their top produce – coffee and banana - in an exotic party shot type dessert… And what's more, my elder girl helped me choose it, make it, style it, and even took pics.. (She asked me to mention this specifically that today's dish is 100% her effort ). A huge kiss to my lil chef in the making.. :-) :-)

Before that, lets check out Top 5 things about Brazil --- ( I promise to keep this short)


These Brazilian Coffee Shots have a hint of banana and cinnamon in them. You can serve them cold or even make ahead for a party. I love cinnamon and coffee flavor, but you can choose to skip the cinnamon and it would still taste great !!

Coming to the recipe :
Country – Brazil
Dish – Brazilian Coffee Banana Shots | Recipe type – Dessert
Cuisine - South American (Brazilian)
Difficulty level – Easy
Recipe adapted from Here
Prep 10 mins | Cook time : Nil | Serves : 2
Serving Suggestions : Chilled

  • Ripe Bananas – 4 ( I used Elaichi variety)
  • Instant Coffee Powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Thick yoghurt (or hung yoghurt) – 4 TBSP
  • Brown Sugar – 3 TBSP
  • Almonds Silvered  - 4 nos (or use flakes)
  • Garnish : pomegranate pearls and mint leaves (optional)

  1. Peel and chop bananas roughly. Add instant coffee powder and blend till smooth
  2. Chill glasses. And fill half glasses with this banana coffee mixture.
  3. Spoon thick yoghurt (whisk it lightly with cinnamon) over this.
  4. Top with almond flakes / slivers and pomegranate pearls and / or mint leaves
  5. Chill and Serve


  1. Give her a high five for me. You daughter did an awesome job presenting it! I am not a big banana fan and won't comment on the food.

  2. Your daughter did a great job with everything. The pictures she took are awesome.

  3. I am assuming that your daughter is young and did an awesome job. I am not a coffee person but bet this would be a great dessert for coffee lovers.

  4. Kalyani a big hug to your daughter. ..I can see a master chef in making.
    Love every thing about the shots. Trying to absorb the flavours. Beautiful clicks. Fantastic overall.

  5. We have a budding chef among us!...Do tell her that I loved her pictures and choice..what a delightful dessert!

  6. Nice to see a little Master chef among us. Congrats to her for the nice choice of dessert, beautiful presentation and lovely clicks.

  7. Delicious dessert! You have a lovely blog,glad to come across your space!

  8. Sounds like a prefect dessert for me wow lil master chef, congrats to her..

  9. Coffe shots looks delicious , bookmarked . Congrats to the little master chef...

  10. Cheers to your Elder one!! tell her it is an awesome choice!!!

  11. What a yummy treat this is and made by your little chef makes it even more sweeter. Lovely dessert and awesome clicks.

  12. A high five to your kiddo!! A fantastic job with preparation and presentation and the pictures!!

  13. Wow a big hut to your girl they are looking stylish and the combination is just wow yummm

  14. Sounds delicious and perfect party food like you say. And compliments to the junior chef on the wonderful job!!

  15. Hugs to the little chef!So sweet of her and she did do a great job with the recipe and the styling!And wonderful and delicious recipe as well :)

  16. wow - all my fave ingredeints this is so delicious

  17. wow your daughter did a great job dear :) wonderful recipe selection and coffee shots seriously is making me drool :) can I have a shot now !!

  18. Wow Kalyani...awesome post and good to know the lil one is taking grow up so fast...i loved your details about the country...great work

  19. Wow Kalyani its good that your EO is taking interest .Give her a high five. Its yum. Love the details about the Brazil.

  20. That is really great. Kids do help a lot these days. Tell her that the dessert is fantastic...

  21. Beautiful pictures... The shots are tempting too..


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