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Is it after dinner yet? Because I’m ready for dessert: a Sweet Cream Shooter!

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Sweet Cream Shooter - this is the perfect after dinner drink recipe! Only 3 ingredients it's great for dessert!

So, you might remember that I have a slight obsession with coffee creamer. Milk in coffee is boring – I need my coffee creamer and I need it in every cup! I’ve been known to bring individual creamer packets with me on vacation in case the hotel doesn’t serve them. You guys – I even will pack little creamers in my quart size liquids bag. I’ll leave the good shampoo and body wash at home and use the cheap stuff they give you in the hotel room just so I can bring creamer with me and my coffee tastes the way I like it.

(I really can’t make that stuff up. I also travel with sweetener packets, BTW. Pretty much, if we’re on a trip together and you forgot something, I’ve got you covered.)

My favorite flavor of creamer is International Delight Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer. I always have an open one in my refrigerator and an extra in the garage just in case I run out. I cannot run out. My day would be ruined, I’m not joking.

Sweet Cream and me, we’re like this. (I’m crossing my fingers.)

It was only a matter of time before I figured out how to use my favorite coffee creamer in a dessert cocktail. Because a dessert cocktail just means you get to have dessert twice.

Sweet Cream Shooter - this is the perfect after dinner drink recipe! Only 3 ingredients it's great for dessert!

When Mel and I were young marrieds, we’d go out to nice dinners a lot. We’d take a cab, order a bottle of wine and expensive entrees, and then instead of ordering off the dessert menu, we’d order after dinner drinks. We’d sit there in a darkened restaurant, candles flickering, and drink creamy shots of Irish Cream, Chocolate, or Coffee Liqueur, stare into each others eyes and talk about the future.

Now we stare at each other lovingly over Jordan’s head as she jumps on the couch and proclaims she’s not tired why does she have to go to be so early??? #parenting

My goal with this Sweet Cream Shooter was to bring us back to those elegant after dinner drinks, even it’s over leftovers and whispers at our dining room table after Jordan’s gone to bed.

Also, my goal was to drink my sweet cream for breakfast AND dessert. #obviously

Three ingredients, 30 seconds, and OMG they’re so good. Slightly coffee-y with a vanilla kick and a nice sweet cream finisher. It’s heaven in a sip!

Sweet Cream Shooter - this is the perfect after dinner drink recipe! Only 3 ingredients it's great for dessert!

Feel free to use your favorite coffee liqueur and vanilla vodka brand (you can also use whipped or cake vodka instead) but don’t forget the International Delight Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer…and lots of whipped cream, of course!

Close up of sweet cream shooter with whipped cream on top

Sweet Cream Shooters

5 from 2 votes
Sweet Cream Shooters - the perfect after dinner dessert drink recipe! Only 3 ingredients: vodka, kahlua, and sweet cream coffee creamer!
Total Time 2 minutes
Yield 1 cocktail


  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka may substitute regular, whipped, or cake vodka
  • 1 ounce kahlua
  • Splash of International Delight Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer
  • Whipped Cream and cocoa for garnish, optional


  • If your ingredients are all cold, you can just add them in the order listed to a 2.4 ounce shot glass. Otherwise, add the vodka and kahlua to a shaker with ice, shake, then strain into shot glass. Add a splash of coffee creamer. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa (optional).
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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Last Updated on August 21, 2018

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  1. Was looking to bring something different to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, other then my sweet glazed carrots and Watergate salad. And came across this recipe and am so glad I did. It’s like a Holiday in a shot. Thank you this is what I’m bringing.

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  3. So I’m not a drinker, have never been a drinker, but these look so fancy and yummy! Is there any way to make this or something similar to this without alcohol?