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Cotton Candy Shooters

This Recipe For Ice Cream Shots Calls For Vodka and Flavored Ice Cream

— July 7, 2015 — Lifestyle
These ice cream shots are for people who have a serious sweet tooth but also enjoy adult beverages. Created by the blog Sugar and Cloth, the Cotton Candy Ice Cream Shots are made with cotton candy-flavored ice cream, vodka and real cotton candy topping.

The miniature-sized treats can also be made with milk for a virgin option. You will also need a splash of unsweetened coconut milk anyway (or whatever milk variety is your favorite). The colorful shooters are not just a shot of alcohol, but also of whimsy. The blue and pink shots are also served with cotton candy straw sticks. You will also need a cotton candy machine if you want to make these at home.
Trend Themes
1. Alcohol-infused Desserts - The combination of sweet treats and alcoholic beverages is a growing trend, with considerable disruptive innovation opportunities in the food and beverage industry.
2. Experiential Dining - Offering unique and whimsical dining experiences like this can provide a competitive edge to restaurants and eateries, creating an opportunity for innovation in service and ambiance.
3. DIY Dessert Kits - DIY dessert kits that allow people to replicate unique treats and drinks at home can be a lucrative business opportunity tapping into the growing trend of at-home cooking and baking.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - The food and beverage industry can tap into the growing trend of alcohol-infused desserts, experiential dining, and DIY dessert kits.
2. Hospitality - Hotels and resorts can incorporate unique dining experiences like these into their offerings, creating a competitive edge and increasing customer satisfaction.
3. Retail - Retailers can capitalize on the trend of DIY dessert kits by offering curated kits that are easy to use at home, catering to the growing trend of at-home cooking and baking.
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