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Brazilian Coffee Shots | Zero Cook Dessert

Brazilian Coffee Shots

Brazil = football. Perhaps their map also endorses that 🙂 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.. 🙂 🙂

This post was first published in 2014, where the lil chef is no more little. Although she has more interest now (2021) in eating than cooking, am happy that the foodie genes are intact. She in fact LOVES the South Indian Filter Coffee but I haven’t tasted ANY Coffee drink … like … ever (yeah, you can roll your eyes).

I like coffee however in this decadent 2-min Coffee Mug Cake. Another interesting “coffee” is this Qatari Kahwa which is actually like black tea :p

A Zero Cook Instant dessert with Brazilian Coffee flavours. Served best chilled for party or as a summer treatPin

Did you know the following things about Brazil?

 The word “Brazil” comes from brazilwood, a tree that once grew plentifully along the Brazilian coast

The land now called Brazil was claimed for the Portuguese Empire on 22 April 1500, with the arrival of the Portuguese fleet commanded by Pedro Álvares Cabral. (that perhaps explains the Portugese influence on some Brazilian dishes)

Brazilian cuisine varies greatly by region, reflecting the country’s varying mix of indigenous and immigrant populations. This has created a national cuisine marked by the preservation of regional differences.Examples are Feijoada, considered the country’s national dish and regional foods- vatapámoquecapolenta and acaraj (Source:Wiki)

What does this Brazilian Coffee Shot primarily comprise of?

  • Coffee – Obviously, use the best quality Ground Coffee you have on hand (better still a Brazilian blend)
  • Bananas – Use Ripe ones (not the totally BLACKENED ones you would use for, say a Banana Bread, but adequately RIPE)
  • Hung Curd (or sub with Whipped Cream)
  • Cinnamon – for that oomph!

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 (Read we) love cinnamon and coffee flavor, but you can choose to skip the cinnamon and it would still taste great !!

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Coming to the recipe, let’s get to making Brazilian Coffee shot

Cuisine – South American (Brazilian) ; Course – Dessert

Difficulty level – Easy

Prep 10 mins | Cook time : Nil | Serves : 2

Serving Suggestions : Chilled

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A Zero Cook Instant dessert with Brazilian Coffee flavours. Served best chilled for party or as a summer treatPin

 Ingredients to make Brazilian Coffee shots:

  • 4 Ripe Bananas ( I used Elaichi variety)
  • 2 TBSP Instant Coffee Powder
  • 4 TBSP Hung yoghurt
  • 3 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 4 Almonds (Silvered-or use flakes)
  • 2 tsp pomegranate pearls – garnish
  • 1 tsp mint leaves (chopped) – garnish

Method to make Brazilian Coffee shots:

  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
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Brazilian Coffee Shots

A Zero Cook Instant dessert with Brazilian Coffee flavours. Served best chilled for party or as a summer treat
Course Dessert
Cuisine Brazilian
Keyword Coffee Powder, Dessert, Gluten Free, No Cook, Party Ideas, Zero Cook
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Wet Blender

Ingredients

  • 4 Bananas Ripe- I used Elaichi variety
  • 2 TBSP Instant Coffee Powder
  • 4 TBSP Hung yoghurt
  • 3 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 4 Almonds Silvered-or use flakes
  • 2 tsp pomegranate pearls – garnish
  • 1 tsp mint leaves chopped – garnish

Instructions

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

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27 Comments

  1. MySpicyKitchen

    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. Varada's Kitchen

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

  3. Suma Gandlur

    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. vaishali sabnani

    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. Priya Suresh

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

  9. cookingwithsapana

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

  10. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    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. Foodiliciousnan

    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. Chef Mireille

    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. The Pumpkin Farm

    Wow Kalyani…awesome post and good to know the lil one is taking interest…kids 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. Gayathri Kumar

    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..

  22. 5 stars
    What a lovely recipe Kalyani easy to make and sounds so delicious with coffee, banana, yogurt and cinnamon. Brazilian Coffee Shots must be a great hit at parties. Have to try out this recipe.

  23. 5 stars
    I love coffee and any dessert or sweet related to coffee. So needless to say when I visit you next pls serve me this instead of chaai 😉

  24. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    Such a quick, no cook dessert by your little one. It looks delicious and ideal during hot summer days.

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