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How To Make Jello Shots Recipe

Here's how to make the ultimate jello shots in custom colors and flavors for your next big party!
Prep Time10 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktails, drink recipe, how to, how to make jello shots, jello shots, shots, vodka shots
Servings: 12 shots
Calories: 127kcal
Cost: $20


  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk


  • 9 oz jello 3 3-oz packages
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup liquor Use can also use less liquor and replace it with cool water if you'd prefer for a lesser alcohol volume.
  • Food coloring Optional only use if you're making custom colors of jello with a clear jello packet


  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, and stir in 3 envelopes of jello until fully dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Pour the dissolved gelatin mixture and 1 cup of your choice of liquor in a mixing bowl and stir. To help the gelatin set faster, use can keep the liquor in the freezer so that it's already cold once combined.
  • If you're making custom colors for jello shots, you'll also want to stir in your food coloring now as well.
  • Once combined, use a spoon or small funnel to pour the mixture into the individual jello cups.
  • Allow the jello cups to cool completely for approximately 2 hours in the refridgerator.
  • Garnish with sprinkles, cookie crumbles, or whipped cream before serving.


Serving: 1shot | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg