Thirsty Thursdays: Strawberry Cream Shots

August 8, 2013

Strawberry cream shots are a boozy treat.  Vanilla ice cream, strawberry jam and raspberry liqueur are blended until smooth, poured into shot glasses and topped with whipped cream.  This is a great cocktail to enjoy poolside.

Strawberry Cream Shots

1/2 cup all-natural strawberry jam, recipe follows
1 ounce cream cheese
2 tablespoons milk
Whipped cream and fresh raspberries for garnish
Ingredients for strawberry jam:
2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup lemon juice
Directions for jam:
In a wide bowl, crush strawberries in batches until you have 4 cups of mashed berry. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil, stirring often, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F (105 degrees C). Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch headspace, and seal. Process in a water bath. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don't bother with processing, and just refrigerate.
Directions for milkshake:
Blend the ice cream, jam, cream cheese, liqueur, milk and 3 ice cubes in a blender on medium speed until thick and smooth. Divide among small glasses. Top with whipped cream and a fresh raspberry.

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