How to make jello

Treat your friends and family to healthier homemade jello with our step-by-step instructions for how to make jello.

If you hear the word “Jell-O” and remember neon-red blobs on a school lunch tray, think again. With a few simple steps you can make your own homemade jello packed with fresh fruit and fruit juice to make a healthier and tastier treat. Here are 5 easy steps to help you make perfect homemade jello every time.

1. Dissolve Gelatin Well

Soften for 3 minutes in water; then stir for 1 full minute after adding sugar and hot liquids. This method ensures that the gelatin dissolves completely.

2. Get Your Chill On

Before adding the gelatin to the mold, chill the mixture until it’s the consistency of thin pudding, but don’t let it set completely or your jello will be lumpy.

3. Decorate Like a Pro

Add 1/2 inch of gelatin mix to mold, then nestle Fruit Decoration into the gelatin. It helps hold the fruit in place and makes a pretty design on the top of the finished mold.

4. Is It Ready?

To test if your dessert is ready to unmold, press a finger into the top. If jello sticks to your finger, it needs more chilling. It’s ready when “the finger test” is clean.

5. Unmolding with Ease

Dip the mold just up to its rim in a bowl of warm water for 10 seconds. If the jello doesn’t slide out of the mold easily, dip it into the water again.

Fresh Fruit Jello Master Recipe

Makes: 10 servings

Active time: 20 minutes Total: 41/2 to 51/4 hours

To make ahead: Refrigerate up to 3 days; unmold before serving. Equipment: 6-cup gelatin mold

Here is our master formula for making homemade jello. See below for flavor inspiration or make your own custom dessert using our recipe as a guide.

2 cups Juice
1 cup cold water
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup Liquid
1 cup Fruit Decoration
1 cup Fruit Filling

1. Bring Juice to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat.

2. Meanwhile, pour water into a large heatproof bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over the water; let stand for 3 minutes. Add the juice and stir to completely dissolve the gelatin, 2 to 3 minutes. Add sugar and stir for 1 minute to dissolve. Whisk in Liquid.

3. Refrigerate until the mixture is the consistency of thin pudding and is just starting to set around the edges, 1 to 13/4 hours. The time will vary depending on the size of your bowl and how cold your refrigerator is. After 1 hour, start checking every 5 to 10 minutes because it thickens quickly after that.

4. Gently but thoroughly whisk the mixture until it’s uniform. Ladle just enough into a 6-cup mold to cover the bottom by about 1/2 inch. Nestle Fruit Decoration into the layer of jello, pushing it into any grooves in the mold. Gently ladle another thin layer of jello over the fruit. Mix Fruit Filling into the remaining jello in the bowl. Gently ladle the mixture into the mold and smooth the top. Cover the mold with its top or with plastic wrap, without touching the jello.

5. Refrigerate until very firm, about 4 hours. To test if it’s ready, touch it with your finger. If the jello does not stick to your finger, it’s done.

6. To unmold, moisten fingertips and gently pull the top edges of the jello away from the mold. Fill a bowl with warm water; dip the mold just up to its rim. Hold it there for 10 seconds. (See photo 5.) Take it out of the water. Place a large plate over the mold. Holding the mold and plate together, invert and gently shake to loosen. Slowly pull off the mold. Repeat, if necessary, if the jello doesn’t slide easily from the mold.

4 Homemade Jello Flavor Ideas

Champagne Raspberry Jello

Juice: 2 cups cran-raspberry or apple-raspberry juice
Liquid: 1 cup cold Champagne or sparkling white grape juice
Fruit Decoration: 1 cup fresh raspberries
Fruit Filling: 1 cup fresh raspberries

Lime & Orange Jello

Juice: 2 cups limeade
Liquid: 1/8 teaspoon spirulina, dissolved, plus 1 cup cold limeade
Fruit Decoration: 1 cup peeled orange segments
Fruit Filling: 1 cup diced mixed citrus fruit, such as orange, lime and/or grapefruit

Tip: Spirulina-dark green edible plankton-is sold in powdered form (bulk or in capsules) near supplements. Once dissolved in water, it can be used in place of artificial food dye to add dark green color to things like homemade jello. To dissolve, place 1/8 teaspoon in a 1-cup glass measure. Slowly stir 2 tablespoons very warm water into the spirulina. Stir until it’s completely dissolved. Add more dissolved spirulina, if desired, for a darker green color.

Juice: 2 cups mango juice
Liquid: 1 cup cold orange juice
Fruit Decoration: 1 cup sliced strawberries
Fruit Filling: 1 cup diced mango

Juice: 2 cups white grape juice
Liquid: 1 cup cold red wine or grape juice
Fruit Decoration: 1 cup chopped red apple
Fruit Filling: 1 cup halved green and red seedless grapes

How to Make Healthy Homemade Jello – Yes, really! This homemade gelatin recipe is made from natural ingredients, and natural sweeteners, without any dye or additives. (Dairy-free, gluten-free & paleo approved!)

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It’s January, the month of healthy eating resolutions, sugar-free challenges, Whole30 and All The Things. This I know. And yet, here I am, sharing a recipe for healthy homemade gelatin (like, homemade Jello, y’all!). And I don’t feel one bit bad about it.

Here’s why I love it (and why I think you and your kids will, too!)

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WHAT’S IN HOMEMADE JELLO? JUST 2-3 NATURAL INGREDIENTS! In my homemade jello, I use fruit or veggie juice, natural sweetener (honey–and it’s totally optional!), and grass-fed beef gelatin. I love using fruit/veggie blends, like peach mango veggie juice for the beautiful orange colored gelatin, cranberry raspberry juice, or blueberry pomegranate juice. You can even use fresh-pressed juice!

IT’S FRESH-TASTING, BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL WITHOUT ANY DYES OR ADDITIVES. The 3-ingredient (or 2-ingredient!) recipe is about as simple as it gets, and all the color is from the beautiful natural colors of the juice you choose. Plus, there’s no refined sugars, artificial flavors, or additives!

HOMEMADE JELLO IS FREE OF ALL MAIN ALLERGENS–gluten, dairy, egg, soy, nuts, fish, etc. But it does contain gelatin which is derived from beef bones (so it’s not vegan). Because of that, the quality of the gelatin I use is crucial to me. Keep reading to see what I like –>

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Collagen and gelatin are great sources of protein and known to benefit digestion, hair, skin, nails, and joints. They contain the same amino acids, but each behaves differently. Here’s a quick snapshot of collagen vs. gelatin:


  • Also called collagen peptides, or hydrolyzed collagen
  • Digests faster than gelatin.
  • Can be used in hot or cold liquids. I use collagen in hot and cold things all the time, from smoothies, to soups, to herbal tea and sauces.
  • It’s flavorless (though I wouldn’t recommend drinking it mixed with straight water) and doesn’t have any gritty or chalky texture.


  • Creates a gel or Jello effect when prepared.
  • Commonly used in gut-healing diet protocols, like AIP (Autimmune Paleo), GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) and SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet). Gelatin digests more slowly, and coats the small intestine, which can help with healing the gut.
  • Must be “bloomed” first in cold liquid to plump and thicken the gelatin granules, then dissolved in hot liquid.
  • Only dissolves in hot liquids. If you attempt to put it in cold liquid without heating it later, it will bloom but won’t dissolve. (And create an unpleasant thick lumpy texture.)

Want to know more? This article does a great job breaking down everything you need to know (from the chemistry (long & short chain amino acids) to how they’re made, uses, and more.

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WHAT KINDS OF JUICE CAN YOU USE FOR HOMEMADE JELLO? Almost any flavor of juice! I recommend 100% fruit or fruit/veggie blend juices. The only exception is pineapple. (The enzymes in pineapple can break down the gelatin so it won’t gel properly.) My favorites are a peach-mango fruit & veggie blend (the orange one you see pictured), blueberry-pomegranate, and cranberry raspberry. (all 3 are pictured in the video/photos)

WHERE DO YOU BUY GELATIN? I like Vital Proteins brand, which I can find at Sprouts, on Amazon, or health stores, like Whole Foods. Great Lakes is another good brand I’ve tried (from Thrive Market or Amazon). If all else fails, you can look for something like Knox brand gelatin (which is more readily available but isn’t grass-fed).

IS HOMEMADE JELLO VEGAN? No, I’m sorry. It’s dairy-free, but homemade jello is made with gelatin, which is animal-derived. I haven’t tested it with a vegan gelatin substitute, but this article about vegan gelatin alternatives might be helpful!

CAN I MAKE THIS JELLO WITHOUT ANY ADDED SWEETENER? It’s totally up to you and your taste preferences. Some juices are sweeter than others. I would never sweeten juice for drinking, but the gelatin does dilute the juice flavor slightly, and I find that adding the honey or agave brings it back up to its regular flavor. Again, it’s totally up to you!

DOES THE GELATIN ADD FLAVOR? Not to the finished product, but I will warn you it DOES smell *awful* when mixed with liquid to bloom. Don’t panic! Once it’s dissolved in the warm juice, the flavor/smell disappears. Pinky promise.

HOW LONG WILL HOMEMADE JELLO KEEP IN THE FRIDGE? My recommendation for the best texture/flavor is 4-5 days, though it usually won’t spoil or break down until the 7-10 day mark.

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Bouncy, jiggly squares of bittersweet coffee. Lusciously light, sweetened milk. Coffee Jello is the dessert you didn’t know you were craving.

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When I was a kid, I loved jello. It was one of the few desserts I loved, actually. Something about those bouncy, cheerful squares. Also, I could make jello independently. Tearing open the packet and mixing up the contents with boiling water made me feel so grown up!

This Coffee Jello will make you feel just as accomplished. If you can make jello from a box, you can make this dessert. Don’t be intimidated into thinking Coffee Jello is beyond you.

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Plus, Coffee Jello is such a fun dessert! Something about those jiggly, wobby squares of jello. And that sweet milk, which keeps things light and fresh. I don’t even like sweet things, but I love this dessert.

Although the jello needs time to set, the rest of the components are simple enough. Everything can be prepped in advance. When it’s time to serve, simply pour the sweet milk over the jello squares. That makes Coffee Jello the perfect dessert when inviting friends over for Breakfast + Brunch. Or for any occasion, really.

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Gelatin. For some odd reason, gelatin comes in two sizes: teeny tiny (packets of 2 1/4 tsps) or ginormous (2 cup box). The small packets can be found in the baking aisles of standard supermarkets. However, I found the large box to be a better value so that’s what I purchased. I found it easily at my local Asian grocery store (specifically, T & T).

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Sweetened Condensed Milk. This lovely milk is super sweet and comes in a can. If you’ve never tasted sweetened condensed milk, it’s the kind served with Vietnamese coffee. Buy the Vietnamese brand if you can. Thick and syrupy, this is Asian canned milk at its best!

To make the milk light and refreshing and not overly sweet, I mixed one can of sweetened condensed milk with equal parts almond milk. But really, any kind of milk will do. Soy, rice, skim, 1%, 2%, whole (homo), or even half and half will work. The goal is to balance out the sweetness and make the milk more light and pourable.

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Coffee. My recipe calls for strongly brewed regular coffee. You’ll need some for the jello and some for serving (for the ombre effect).

FYI: I noticed that the measurement on the side of my coffee maker does not match the standard measuring cup amount. In other words, 4 servings specified by coffee pot measurements DO NOT equal 4 cups in real life.

How to Make Coffee Jello:

For the coffee jello, whisk hot coffee, gelatin, and sugar until completely dissolved in a large (at least 4-cup) measuring cup. Pour into an 8×8 pan and chill for at least 4-6 hours but preferably overnight.

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When firm, cut into squares and carefully place into clear glasses.

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Whisk 1 can of sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup milk of your choice. My preference is almond milk but really, anything works. Pour over individual glasses until (almost) full. Optional: top with a little extra coffee to achieve an ombre effect. Serve with spoons and enjoy!

Jello shots are popular drinks at frat parties and summer bar-b-ques. These drinks won’t require much clean up and are easy to make. Consider adding some creativity and youthful fun to your next event by serving a few flavors of the Jello shot. Follow these steps and you can make Jello shots at home.

  • 1 package of Jello or gelatin mix
  • Boiling water
  • Cold water
  • 10 ounces of Vodka
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large mixing spoon
  • Serving tray
  • Package of small paper cups
  • Cooking spray – no flavor
  1. Place vodka in freezer. While vodka is still in the bottle, place the bottle in the freezer. This will allow the vodka to get cold while you are preparing the rest of the mix. Colder vodka makes better and more potent Jello shots.
  2. Prepare cups. One mix of Jello should make about 20 shots. Separate the cups and place them onto the tray. Spray cups lightly with cooking spray. This will keep the Jello from sticking to the cups and make eating the shots easier.
  3. Pour Jello mix into bowl. Make sure the bowl is clean and dry before you begin the recipe.

With these steps you can make Jello shots with any flavor of Jello. Grape, cherry and strawberry are popular flavors. You can also get creative in your flavor making by using different types of alcohol and the basics of your favorite drinks. Consider orange Jello and champagne for a mimosa flavor or lime Jello with tequila and triple sec for a margarita flavored shot.

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Claudia has been writing recipes online for more than 6 years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats. I’ll be the first person to admit that Jell-O has never been my favorite sweet treat. In fact, for many years I wouldn’t even look at it. I think it had something to do with a hospital visit where I could only eat Jell-O and broth for about 3 days. For a long time whenever I thought of it, I thought of the hospital.

One without the undientifiable ingredients, artificial sweetners, artificial colors and who-knows-what-else. I like recipe re-creations. It can be these jiggler thingys, homemade strawberry milk , homemade icees , or even pancakes that taste like those cinnabon cinnamon rolls � I like dreaming up homemade versions that are healthier and just as much fun! It seems that the obsession with colorful gelatin is largely an American thing. I thought it was pretty cool � then.

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. Seasoned Advice is a question and answer site for professional and amateur chefs. It only takes a minute to sign up. When I make Jell-O fruit-flavored gelatin or jelly , I often get a patchy skin of “thicker” gelatin on the bottom of the dish. The color is the same, but the “skin” has less flavor and a much harder texture. My assumption is that some of the gelatin granules aren’t getting completely dissolved; however, I can’t see any granules remaining or I’d keep stirring it.

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I was first introduced to this tasty dessert quite a few years ago. My sister, Wennicha, invited us to a potluck dinner at the Science Museum where she used to volunteer at. Thanks to my cousin, Laichia, for also sharing with me her recipe that I was able to learn how to make this colorful dessert. As I experimented, I also learned how to make this into something I can call my own. This choice of dessert is great for weddings, parties, or even work potlucks. For this recipe, I went with 3 colors of Jell-o in lime, mango and strawberry flavors.

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As of the time I am writing this post, he still has yet to make his appearance! What is a virtual baby shower, you ask?

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Looking for a fun sensory activity? Try making jello playdough! It smells amazing and it is so smooth. This may be my favorite playdough we have ever made!

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Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 1 package of Jello (sugar-free or regular)

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Mix all the ingredients together and cook over low on the stove. Stir frequently. I used a whisk to get rid of the clumps and then cooked for 5-7 minutes, stirring with a spatula. Once the dough starts to gather together into a ball and doesn’t stick to your fingers (see the picture below), then you can take it off the stove.

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After it cools for a minute, knead it on a cutting board. That’s all you do! We made 3 colors and stored them in these small Ziploc containers. I liked these little containers because I divided the colors evenly for both boys.

Check out how to make it with the video below.

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This is a fun sensory activity and great to make on a day when you need to keep the little ones busy! Play dough is awesome for building strength in hands, which helps with prewriting skills and fine motoro skills. Let them squish, roll, cut, and explore the playdough with their little fingers.

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My preschooler loves practicing scissor skills with playdough. He uses preschool scissors, which are easy to use with playdough and are very safe.

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I have been teaching them how to roll playdough into a ball and how to make a snake. It’s a work in progress! 🙂

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Lastly, we got out our cookie cutters. Troy learned how to use a rolling pin and REALLY enjoyed cutting out his creations.

How to Make JelloHave you tried making jello playdough? I highly recommend it!

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These amazing Jello Shot Recipes are so easy to make, and with 31 different varieties, you will have a tough time choosing a favorite!

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Today is all about jello shot recipes. There are Long Island iced tea shots, mermaid shots, even a layered Baileys pudding and jello shot that will blow your mind!

I’ll never forget my first time trying jello shots. I had recently turned 21 and went to an outdoor house party on a hot 90 degree day.

Everyone was outside hanging by the pool, having a few beers, and then someone rolled out an over sized cooler.

I had no clue what was inside and figured it was more beer. Boy was I wrong! The cooler was packed with jello shots, in about 10 different varieties.

This was a long time ago, so it was basically the classics like cherry, lime and blue raspberry. They were seriously the hit of the party.

As I was writing this article, I was amazed to see how many different recipes there were for jello shots.

I knew there were a ton of new flavors, but seriously had no idea there would be so many varieties of recipes.

I’m really hoping to get together for Labor Day so I can try a bunch of these out. I want to be the one to pull out the cooler and amaze my friends and family!

Take a look and let me know in the comments what your favorite is. I bet you will have a tough time choosing. Enjoy!

31 Best Jello Shot Recipes To Make For Your Next Party!

Jello shots are always a crowd pleaser. They are easy and inexpensive to make. Plus, who doesn’t love a single serve shot that you can make ahead of time? We have 31 of the best jello shot recipes to try out at your next party. The hardest part will be deciding which one to make!

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These Firecracker Layered Jello Cups are perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or any time in the summer when you want a red, white, and blue sweet treat. They can also be easily made with any other color of Jello!

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Are these Firecracker Layered Jello Cups fun or what? I mean add a Twizzler to just about anything and I’m on board. In this themed treat, they make the fuse in the firecracker! I just can’t believe something so easy to make could turn out so irresistible! And, finally a firecracker you can hand over to your kids without worrying about them losing a finger – bonus!

Now let’s get back to how ridiculously easy these Firecracker Layered Jello Cups are to make. There are only four simple ingredients to these treats, and the most “challenging” part of this recipe is making Jello. Seriously people! My absolute favorite thing about making these was that after sticking in the Twizzler fuses and piling on the whipped topping layer, I got to spray the remaining whipped cream in my mouth. Yes, I went there and it was aaawesooome. I mean geez guys, that was my payment for working so hard on these. 😉

Firecracker Layered Jello Cup Tips

  • Have a little patience and let your Jello cool (and thicken slightly) before pouring it into your plastic cups. This is especially important for your second layer of Jello as that will keep it from softening the bottom layer and potentially blurring your layer colors. Plus, scorching hot liquid and plastic have never been friends, ya’ll.
  • You can either use whipped cream from a spray can or use a whipped topping like Cool Whip as the white layer in these Firecracker Layered Jello Cups. Just remember if using canned whipped cream you will need to serve these immediately or it will essentially melt and look very, very sad. With whipped topping like Cool Whip, you can pile it on and stick them in the fridge to have at the ready.
  • To save time cooling and setting your Jello layers, you can use the Speed-Set Method instructions listed right on the back of your Jello boxes.
  • These Firecracker Layered Jello Cups are a great way to get the kids involved. They are fun and easy to make and while these are red, white, and blue to celebrate the upcoming holidays, you could easily swap Jello flavors to create fantastic color and taste combinations your kids will love for any occasion!

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Ingredients for Firecracker Layered Jello Cups

This ingredients list couldn’t be easier! You just need:

  • 1 box of Blue Jello
  • 1 box of Red Jello
  • 1 bag of Twizzlers
  • Whipped cream (you can use my Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe)

You’ll also need clear plastic cups to assemble the Layered Jello Cups.

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Step #1: Start by preparing red Jello according to box instructions.

Step #2: Fill plastic cup with prepared Jello just below half way.

Step #3: Place in fridge for 1 to 2 hours and allow Jello to set.

Step #4: Prepare blue Jello according to box instructions.

Step #5: Add blue Jello to the top of the red Jello, just below the top of the cup.

Step #6: Place cup back into the fridge and allow blue Jello to set.

Step #7: Cut Twizzler in half and place down the center of the cup.

Step #8: Top cup with whipped cream.

How to Make Jello Shots and Jello Syringes

Learning how to make jello shots is not a difficult process. But it is one that needs to be done properly else the jello doesn’t set right.

Things to keep in mind when making jello shots:

For each package of jello, you will need to combine 8oz (1 cup / approx 240ml) of boiling liquid with 8oz of cold liquid. The hotter the first 8oz and the colder the second 8oz, the better the result.

For the purpose of this jello shot making tutorial, I’ll lay out the step-by-step process of how to make jello shots using one package of jello. You can double or triple the recipe as needed. I personally like to mix up 3 packages of jello at a time.

  • Package of jello
  • Alcohol of choice
  • Measuring device (shot glass, measuring cups, etc)
  • Water (boiling and cold)
  • Ice
  • Pitcher or other container
  • Shaker or large glass
  • Stirring spoon (CLICK HERE to see this product in our barstore)

Step-by-Step of Making Jello Shots

  • Boil some water
  • Empty contents of jello package into the pitcher.
  • Pour in 8 ounces of boiling hot water and then stir until all the crystals are dissolved.
  • Fill your shaker or glass ¼ of the way full of ice.
  • Pour 8 ounces of whichever alcohol you’ve chosen to use into the glass of ice.
  • Now dump all the contents of the glass into the hot jello mixture in the pitcher and mix it gently until it reaches room temperature.
  • Pour into jello shot cups or suck up the jello goodness into syringes, put them in the fridge and let them set for approximately 2 hours.

Tips on Making Jello Shots

  • The more dense the alcohol you use, the harder it is for the mixture to set properly. So, if you are going to use liqueurs like Crème de Cacao, balance it out by using half vodka.
  • Do not add milk or any milk product (including Irish cream) as it curdles when you combine it with hot water. There are ways around this but there are so many different combinations of jello shots so why bother.

These Blue Hawaiian jello shots made with Malibu rum are the color of the ocean and taste so delicious you’ll feel like you’re sitting on a tropical beach.

Whether I’m making jello shots for my own party or to take to someone else’s get-together, they’re one of my favorite party cocktails. Which is why I have so many different versions like these sour apple blue jello shots, these Pina Colada jello shots and this Blue Hawaiian jello shots recipe.

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Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots Recipe

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These blue Hawaiian jello shots are a take-off of the bright blue-colored cocktail with the same name.

Just looking at them reminds me of the ocean, and makes me want to head to the beach. Which makes them the perfect addition to any summer get-together!


The original drink is kind of like a blue Pina Colada.

To keep with the pineapple and coconut flavors, these Blue Hawaiian jello shots are made with pineapple juice and Malibu coconut rum along with Blue Curacao and Berry Blue jello.

Pots and Utensils

Here are the supplies you’ll need to make these jello shots:

  • 16 2-ounce jello shot cups*
  • cookie sheet (optional)
  • kettle or pot (for boiling water)
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cup
  • mini tasting spoons* (optional)

What Size Of Jello Shot Cups Are The Best?

Before you start making your Blue Hawaiian jello shots, you might want to get your jello shot cups ready.

I like to use the 2 ounce jello shot cups that come with lids*. That way you can stack them in the refrigerator (I always need as much fridge space available as possible when I’m having a party!). And you don’t have to worry about them spilling if they get knocked over before they are set.

Spreading them out on a cookie sheet makes them really easy to move to the fridge when chilling time comes. It also saves your counter from getting jello on it if you happen to spill some.

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Put the water on to boil.

I like to use an electric kettle* for this. It boils faster and doesn’t take up any stove space (another thing that always seems to be in short supply when I’m getting ready for a party).

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Once it is boiling, combine the Berry Blue Jello crystals with 1 cup hot water, making sure to stir until all of the sugar has dissolved.

I use a bowl with a handle and spout*…it makes pouring the jello into the cups much easier when we get to that stage.

How Much Alcohol Do You Put In Jello Shots?

Add 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 1/2 cup Malibu Coconut Rum and 1/4 cup Blue Curacao.

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For this step, I combine the pineapple juice, coconut run and blue curacao in a 2-cup measuring cup that you can read from the top*. It makes measuring so much easier!

Put together, the total of these liquids should come to 1 cup.

This is to double-check that I haven’t messed up on my measurements. (Adding in too much liquid will cause the jello not to set).

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Pour the jello mixture into the jello cups and they are ready to chill!

You may want to wait until the jello is cool before putting the lids on.

That will prevent condensation from building up on them. It isn’t really a big deal if it does, since it doesn’t hurt the jello. They just look a little nicer without it.

How Long Does It Take Jello Shots To Set In The Fridge?

Refrigerate the jello shots until they are set, about 2 to 4 hours.

The time will vary based on how full you filled the jello shot cups and how cold your refrigerator is.

How Many Jello Shots Are In A Box Of Jello?

One small (3-oz) box of jello makes about 16 2-ounce jello shots depending on how much you put in each cup.

A large (6-oz) box of jello makes about 32 2-ounce jello shots. You would need to double the amounts for the other ingredients in this recipe to make this work.

How Long Do Jello Shots Last?

Jello shots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Because these ones contain juice, I wouldn’t keep them much longer than that.

Having said that, I find they start to lose flavor after a few days.

So I usually make these jello shots 1 to 2 days before the party. That way I get the benefits of making them in advance but they still taste their best.

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How Do You Serve Jello Shots?

For all the people who don’t want to down jello shots the traditional way, I serve my jello shots with mini tasting spoons*.

They are the perfect size for eating out of a jello shot cup.

Hop on over to find out how to make these fun Jello Easter Eggs. Children will love biting into these Jello Eggs in their favorite fruity flavor…that’s if Mom and Dad don’t eat them all first!

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These jello eggs can be made in a variety of colorful flavors. Jello Jigglers are a family favorite, we’ve been making them for years and adapt them to fit into birthday parties and even our gender reveal party when we served pink and blue cubes.

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What you’ll need to make these Jello Easter Eggs:

  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor
  • wisk
  • bowl or measuring cup with spout
  • Jello egg molds

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Where can I buy jello egg molds?

This specific Jello egg mold is hard to find as they are no longer made. We have two that have been passed down to my family from my mother, and I was lucky enough to find two more at a local yard sale a couple years ago for less than $1 a piece. You can also find some second hand on Ebay.


Slightly spray the insides of both sides of egg mold with cooking spray.

Close mold. Snap each of the 6 egg together until each egg is closed and sealed.

In a large bowl add boiling water to gelatin mix, stir until completely dissolved, about 3 minutes.

Use a bowl or measuring cup with pour spout to carefully pour the jello mixture into the mold through the fill holes on the top until each egg is filled.

Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.

Open mold using a dull butter knife to gently pry between the halves of each egg. Turn mold over and shake gently to remove eggs.

Keep Jello Eggs refrigerated until ready to eat.

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If you have Easter Silicone baking trays, you can also use them to make Bunny Jello Jigglers.

Can I Make Jello Eggs using Plastic Eggs?

Yes you can. You’ll have to be careful and cut a small hole on one end of the egg. You can use an empty egg cart to help hold the eggs upright. Lightly spray both side of the eggs, prepare the Jello mixture, and use a small funnel to pour the gelatin into the egg. Place in the refrigerator for 3 or more hours until firm. Open the plastic egg and gently remove the Jello Egg.

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Jello Eggs

Celebrate Easter with these fun and colorful Jello Eggs. These fruity Jello Easter Eggs are the perfect dessert to top off your Easter dinner or brunch.

So that you need to know how you can make jello shot? Let’s see how to make Jello shots.

Properly studying how you can make jello shot is admittedly fairly easy to do!

To start to learn to make jello shot you require jello (jelly to the Brits) and jello shot glasses. The standard solution to make jello shot is in a shot glass however serving them utilizing this technique may cause frustration once you try to take away the shot from the glass. It is a lot much less messy and simpler to make them in plastic glasses provided with lids as they’re simply turned inside-out to realize speedy entry to the jello shot. That is the primary level to recollect how you can make jello shot!

You additionally want a packet of jello, boiling water, chilly water and historically vodka to make jello shot.

For each 6 ounces of Jello, you want 16 ounces of boiling scorching water 6 ounces of chilly water and 10 ounces of your favourite liquor.

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Find out How to Make Jello Shots with Vodka


Here’s a fast record of the components wanted for realizing how you can make jello shot the right method. For twenty 2oz shots you want:

6 ounces package of Jell-O
16ouncesor 2 cups of boiling water
6oz or 3/four cup of chilly water
10ouncesor 1 & 1 / 4 cup of chilled vodka.

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Empty your jello right into a glass bowl and pour within the freshly boiled water. Stir till the jello has totally blended with the water.

Then add the vodka (or different alcohol) and the chilly water. Stir the components. Now’s the time to pour your shot combine into their plastic cups or shot glasses.

The jello components will set on their very own however if you want them to set faster you need to put them in a fridge.

Now you know the way to make jello shots the usual method. Nonetheless relating to studying how you can make jello shots there may be the extras!

You are actually going to learn the way to make jello shots with completely different liquor!

Aside from vodka any applicable alcohol will be substituted to make jello shots all of it is determined by your style. The gelatin combine you employ ought to swimsuit the liquor you’re utilizing. Completely different flavors of the gelatin combine go along with completely different alcohols.

You also need to pay attention to the portions of water to liquor given subsequent once you need to how you can make jello shots, as stronger proof liquor requires completely different portions of chilly water.

How to Make Jello Shots With Strong Liquor

You are actually going to learn the way to make jello shots with stronger liquor!

30 to 50 proof wants Three ounces of chilly water for every three ounces of liquor.
80 to 100 wants 6 ounces of chilly water for every 6 ounces of liquor.
150 to 200 (if you happen to can deal with it) wants 10 ounces of chilly water for every 6 ounces of liquor.

If you how you can make jello shots by no means attempt to freeze them! That is fairly often forgotten in articles and a key mishap that many individuals make after they start to learn to make jello shots. If you need a colder jello shot refrigerate your shots whereas they set or buy some frozen shot glasses. After that, you’ll be able to take pleasure in it!

Super easy to make, spill-proof, and chilled to perfection, jello shots add an unexpected twist backyard BBQs, summer gatherings, pool parties, and more. The wiggling will have everyone giggling in no time, so eat and enjoy! Responsibly, of course! Once you’ve mastered this basic formula for making jello shots, you’re good to go:

  • Boil water.
  • Pour one cup into a big glass measuring cup.
  • Add jello and stir until dissolved.
  • Stir in the alcohol.
  • Pour the mixture into 1-oz. plastic cups
  • Chill in the refrigerator until the jello has solidified.
  • Once solid, top the cups with lids

Sex on the beach jello shots

If it has the word beach in it, it’s a summer cocktail, as far as we’re concerned. 1/2 cup of boiling water 1/2 cup of boiling cranberry juice (pour both the boiling water and the boiling cranberry juice into a glass measuring cup) One 3-oz. box of orange jello 1/3 cup of vodka 1/3 cup of peach schnapps Tipsy tip: Feel free to have fun mixing up the flavored ingredients here. For example, you might want to swap the peach schnapps for a berry liqueur and get your peachiness from peach-flavored vodka instead.

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Piña colada jello shots

This pineapple and coconut concoction will transport you straight to the tropics. One 3-oz. box of pineapple jello 1 cup of boiling water 4 oz. of coconut rum 2 oz. of pineapple juice 1/4 cup cold water Tipsy tip: For a coconutty version, simply swap out the pineapple juice with coconut water!

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Blue Hawaiian jello shots

This cerulean-hued cocktail has the power to turn every party into a luau — no leis or grass skirts required! 1 cup of boiling water One 3-oz. box of berry blue jello 1/3 cup of Malibu Rum 1/3 cup of blue curacao Tipsy tip: Want to go even bluer? You can enhance the color of this cocktail with a few drops of blue food coloring.

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Orange creamsicle jello shots

This delightful ice creamy cocktail will have you screaming for more. One 3-oz. box of orange jello 1 cup of boiling water 4 oz. whipped cream or vanilla vodka 2 oz. triple sec 1/4 cup of cold water Tipsy tip: If you want to add extra orange oomph to your creamsicle shots, swap 1 oz. of triple sec for fresh orange juice.

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Strawberry daiquiri jello shots

The tart sweetness of this ruby-colored concoction is berry refreshing. 1 cup of boiling water One 3-oz. box of strawberry jello One 3-oz. box of light rum 2 oz. triple sec 1 oz. lime juice 1/4 cup of cold water Tipsy tip: You aren’t stuck with strawberry! Swap the strawberry jello in this cocktail for watermelon, banana, lime, or any fruit flavor that you fancy.

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Cosmopolitan jello shots

This classic vodka martini is even more of a crowd-pleaser in its congealed form. One 3-oz. box of cranberry jello 1 cup of boiling water 4 oz. vodka 2 oz. triple sec Splash of lime juice 1/4 cup of cold water Tipsy tip: Just like real deal Cosmos, you can swap the plain vodka with any citrus flavored vodka you want.

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Lemon drop jello shots

The color and flavor of this zesty cocktail is like sunshine itself. One 3-oz. box of lemon jello 1 cup of boiling water 4 oz. lemon or citrus vodka 2 oz. triple sec 1/4 cup of cold water Tipsy tip: Lemon vodka is notoriously hard to find. Thankfully, any citrus vodka makes for a seamless swap, and you can still get that lemony zing if you split the triple sec with a squeeze of real lemon juice.

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Surfer on acid jello shots

The only thing better than the name of this cocktail is the cocktail itself — it’s totally radical! One 3-oz. box of pineapple jello 1 cup of boiling water One 3-oz. box of coconut rum 2 oz. Jägermeister 1 oz. pineapple juice 1/4 cup of cold water Tipsy tip: Make sure you don’t overdo the Jägermeister, or it will quickly become a Jäger on Acid instead. If you want, you can replace the pineapple juice with an additional 1 oz. of coconut rum.

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Mimosa jello shots

Why not fancy things up a notch and bring out some jiggly bubbly? One 3-oz. box of orange jello 1 cup of boiling water 3-oz. Champagne 2 oz. orange juice 1 oz. triple sec 1/4 cup of cold water Tipsy tip: This recipe contains less alcohol than most, making it perfect for daytime indulgence. However, if you do want to ramp up the booziness, you can replace the triple sec with vodka.

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Jolly rancher jello shots

Evoke sweet memories of carefree childhood summers with this candy-licious creation. One 3-oz. box of cranberry jello 1 cup of boiling water 4 oz. apple vodka 2 oz. peach schnapps 1/4 cup of cold water Tipsy tip: If you’re wishing for watermelon, replace the cranberry jello and peach schnapps with watermelon jello and a flavored vodka of your choice.

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How to Make Jello

Vodka Jello Shots are a classic party cocktail that’s easy to whip up and can be made in any flavor of Jello you love! Be sure to make a bunch, they go fast!

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Ready to make the most beloved college party cocktail ever? Vodka jello shots have been a staple with my friends and me ever since our 20’s. We’d make them for Saturday nights at Chris’s house, we’d take them tubing down the Salt River, and they popped up just about every time someone had a party. What’s not to love about jello shots?! They’re easy to make, everyone loves them, and the colors make them extra fun. So clear out some space in your fridge and let’s get going!

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This is your basic vodka jello shots recipe. We’re not making them from scratch with unflavored gelatin. We’re using boxes of flavored Jell-O gelatin mix to make these jell o shots.

While I love cocktail-inspired jello shots, simple, classic jello shots with vodka are my go-to for any occasion that warrants jello shots.

The only real decision you have to make for this recipe is which flavor of Jell-O (and vodka) you want to use. Decisions decisions.

Best Vodka for Jello Shots

Picking your favorite jello flavor is only half the battle. You need to have a good vodka too.

I’m not talking about the high end $35 a bottle stuff. That’s for martinis and vodka soda. For these jello shots, a $12 bottle of Absolut or Smirnoff will work just fine.

Don’t pick a bottom shelf big plastic bottle. The vodka will come through in the shots and you want a vodka that’s smoother.

How to Make Jello Shots

  1. Boil 1 cup of water on the stovetop.
  2. Pour a 3-ounce box of gelatin mix into a mixing bowl. Pour boiling water over jello and whisk until jello is completely dissolved.
  3. Add vodka and cold water, 1/2 cup each, to the mixing bowl. Whisk to combine everything together.
  4. Place your 2-ounce plastic cups on a baking sheet without the lids. (This make them easier to carry and pop in the fridge)
  5. Pour the mixture into plastic shot cups and chill in the fridge until set, about 2 hours. Once set, top with lids for storing and to make them travel-friendly!
  6. You can serve them as is, or top with a swirl of whipped cream on top.

How long does it take to make jello shots?

The mixing and pouring part? About 5 minutes. The hard part is waiting for the shots to set up.

How long do jello shots take to set?

They take anywhere between 1.5 to 2 hours to set up all the way. No one likes a runny jello shot.

How long are jello shots good for?

You should eat your shots within a week. Two weeks at the absolute most!

After that, the gelatin will start to break down and they will have a weird texture and the taste isn’t great.

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See?! How easy is that? The hard part if waiting for them to set up. It’s worth noting you’ll get about 10 or so vodka jello shots per box of Jell-O. SO if you’re making one flavor you’ll want to grab a few boxes of gelatin. Or you can have fun with your colors and flavors and mix things up!

The cherry, grape, and berry blue are my favorites when I’m making a big batch. That being said since vodka is a neutral spirit and doesn’t have a flavor, you can really use whichever Jell-O you love best! Which kind are you mixing up?

My favorite flavor pairing ideas

  • Lime vodka + Cherry gelatin = Cherry Limeade
  • Vanilla vodka + Peach gelatin = Peach Cobbler
  • Whipped vodka + Lemon gelatin = Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Coconut vodka + Pineapple gelatin = Tropical Punch
  • Cake vodka + Strawberry gelatin = Strawberry Shortcake

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Can you get drunk off jello shots?

Eventually. The truth is while you may get a big alcohol taste, there isn’t really that much in each shot. You’d need about 4 jello shots to equal 1 shot of booze.

How much alcohol is in a jello shot?

This jello shot recipe uses 1/2 cup vodka for 12 shots = 1/3 ounce vodka per shot. That’s 4 jello shots to equal 1 regular shot.

Even if you take out the cold water and use 1 cup vodka = that’s still only 2/3 ounce vodka per shot. This is typical of jello shots. That’s 2 jello shots to equal 1 shot.

How do you take jello shots?

If you’re using the type of cups pictured here, run your finger around the outer edge of the shot and then suck it out of the cup.

Now they have these squeezeable jello shot cups and they’re are pretty awesome! You don’t have to get your fingers dirty and they’re easy to squeeze. No fighting the plastic to get your shot!

Love the idea of jello shot syringes? Me too! I even made Halloween jello shots in some. The thing here is that you need 2-ounce syringes. They’re big. Like bigger than you’d normally expect, but they are the same amount of jello as these little cups. You could always buy the smaller syringes, you’ll just need more of them to get a buzz.

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In a small mixing bowl add unflavored gelatin powder. Add 1 cup cold water.
Soak the gelatin for 2 minutes. Whisk until dissolved.
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Add 1 cup of hot water and grape Jello to the bowl. Whisk until everything
is dissolved.
Add grape pucker schnapps, vodka and champagne. Whisk to combine.
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Spray pan with cooking spray oil and wipe. This will leave just enough oil
to keep the Jello from sticking to the pan. Pour Jello into pan and place in
fridge for about an hour, or until very firm.
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Take a knife and gently go around the edges of the Jello. Place a large plate
or cutting board on top of pan and flip over and life up the pan. The Jello
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  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin powder (equal to 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 box grape Jello
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 ounces grape pucker schnapps
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 cup sparkling cider or champagne
  • 1 8×8 square pan
  • Multi-colored sugar or sprinkles for garnish, if desired
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  1. In a small mixing bowl add unflavored gelatin powder. Add 1 cup cold water. Soak the gelatin for 2 minutes. Whisk until dissolved.
  2. Add 1 cup of hot water and grape Jello to the bowl. Whisk until everything is dissolved.
  3. Add grape pucker schnapps, vodka and champagne. Whisk to combine.
  4. Spray pan with cooking spray oil and wipe. This will leave just enough oil to keep the Jello from sticking to the pan. Pour Jello into pan and place in fridge for about an hour, or until very firm.
  5. Take a knife and gently go around the edges of the Jello. Place a large plate or cutting board on top of pan and flip over and life up the pan. The Jello should slide right out of the pan. Cut the Jello into squares with a large knife.
  6. Garnish with colored sugar and/or sprinkles and mermaid tails if desired.

Most adults classify jello as a non-food, suitable only for feeding to children. That’s a shame because made properly it’s the most refreshing of all deserts. The secret to great jello is to follow a few simple steps.

How To Make Jello:

Step 1: Never mold Jello.

Most family cooks have at least one jello molding recipe that creates a shimmering tower of layered colors that everyone says, “Ah” when it’s presented at the table. The problem with molding jello is that the amount of water has to be reduced so the jello is strong enough to hold its shape. This not only gives the jello a rubbery texture, this high-gelatin concoction locks up flavors so that the taste is muted. If you want good tasting jello never mold it.

Step 2: It’s the water.

The slogan for a famous beer used to be, “It’s the water,” implying their beer was better because they made it with the best water. This same idea is valid for jello. Because it’s 98-percent water, the quality of the water used to make jello has a significant effect on how it tastes. Most tap water is harsh with chemical notes. The same is true for many bottled waters, including distilled water. Taste testing many brands of water provided the following:

Sixteen different waters were compared to see which tasted best. The big surprise is that all of them, including tap, Brita filtered tap and distilled water, ended with a sour after taste. I suspect this is the unavoidable result of a chemical reaction to the secretions in the human mouth. The goal of this test was to find the mildest, sweetest tasting water for making jello.

Southern California tap water: not as bad as expected but a little sharp with a metallic tang and a souring after taste

Tap water sent through a Brita carbon filter into a glass: plasticy taste that soured more than plain tap water

Great Value (Walmart) distilled: sour after taste that faded quickly

(Note: since all the waters tested had a slightly sour after taste this comment will not be included with the rest of the reviews.)

Nursery: Sharp, harsh flavor

Great Value (Walmart) drinking water: no initial flavor, not bad

Nestle’ Purified Drinking water: mild. Rated the forth best tasting.

Great Value (Walmart) Spring water: high chemical tang

Sparklets Crystal Fresh: sharp stinging taste rated the worst of all the waters tested

Stator Bros’ Pure water: strong chemical notes

Crystal Geyser: mild initial flavor, slower to sour in the after taste Rated the third best tasting.

Aquafina: tangy and sweet with a sharper than usual after taste

Fiji: mild but with a strongly souring after taste

Glace’ Au Smart Water: very sharp and sour

DejaBlue: average flavor

Arrowhead: very mild with very little souring. Rated the second best tasting.

Evian: extremely mild initial flavor with the least amount of souring to the aftertaste. Rated the best tasting of all the waters tested.

The winner was Evian. Using it produces jellos with purer, cleaner flavors.

Step 3: It’s not the water!

Jello made only with water, even the best water, lacks the sprightliness adult palates demand. The secret to achieving brighter flavor is to replace some of the water with a lemon-lime soda. I tested many brands and the one the creates the best tasting jello is Sprite. If you taste it you’ll find it has a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness. These two factors cancel each other out so that adding Sprite to jello doesn’t make it sweeter, just zestier. Although it’s classed as a lemon-lime soda, it doesn’t really taste like it. Sprite has an acid tang and sugar sweetness, but its lemon-lime flavor is very weak. This is perfect because it doesn’t interfere with the jello’s flavor.

Step 4: Never use a metal pan.

Doing so imparts a metallic tang to the jello that can make it taste harsh. Use a glass bowl and heat it in the microwave. Plastic spoons or better still glass rods are best for stirring. Metal whisks and wood spoons can create off flavors.

Step 5: Chose the best flavor.

I compared dozens of different jello mixes and have to admit that most were pretty horrible. The best were the pure flavors: raspberry, lemon, and the best of all cherry. Personal preferences differ so you’ll have to make your own tests to discover your favorite. This takes some time but is well worth it in the long run. And please, never use sugar-free jello. It simply doesn’t have the right taste.

Step 6: Cool it covered.

When hot jello goes into a refrigerator to set a lot of water steams off. The causes the surface jello to set a little on the tough side. Covering it prevents this. It slows the cooling process so you’ll have to wait longer to eat it, but the resulting jello will be more succulent. It’ll also taste stronger. Before you can taste something it has to go into solution so it can be absorbed by your taste buds. The more liquid the jello is, the faster your taste buds take it up and the more intensely it’ll be flavored.

Follow these simple suggestions and you’ll be making jello that’s the toast of the neighborhood.

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Start with three and one-half cups of sprite that has been allowed to go flat. Warm the Sprite in a heat-proof glass container in a microwave until it’s 180 degrees F., about eight minutes in a 1100 watt unit. Whisk several times as it’s heating to make sure all the carbonation is gone.

Add three small packages of cherry Jello, the size that takes two cups of water to make. Gently stir the jello into the hot water. Don’t whisk because that can create unsightly bubbles on the surface of the jello after it’s cooled.

When the jello is dissolved, mix in two and one-half cups of chilled Evian water.

Place in a refrigerator, cover, and let it sit for four hours or until set.

Water droplets condense on the underside of the lid and can drip off the create dimples on the surface of the jello. Be careful when uncovering it to avoid letting drips fall. Wipe off the lid before recovering. Always keep jello covered even after it’s set.

Made properly, jello is a great treat that’s not just for children. I sincerely hope you’ll try the recipe on this page. Thank you for stopping by!

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Can you make slime with jello? Yes you can! If you are looking for a borax free slime recipe or a taste safe edible slime we now have a few options for you to check out and experiment with at home or in the classroom! This awesome JELLO slime below is one we really want to share with you. Read on to find out how to make slime with jello and cornstarch. We have tonnes of cool slime recipes for you to try, so there really is a slime for everyone!


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Maybe you need a completely borax free slime for one reason! All of the basic slime activators including borax powder, saline or contact solutions, eye drops, and liquid starch all contain borons. These ingredients will be listed as borax, sodium borate, and boric acid. Maybe you just don’t want to use or can’t use these ingredients!

Make a fun taste safe slime with Jello and cornstarch. You may even have what you need already in the pantry! Awesome for younger kids and kids who still like to taste things.

Is Jello slime edible? While Jello slime is taste safe and perfect for a nibble or two, I wouldn’t recommend kids eat large amounts of it.

Kids love the feel of slime. The texture and the consistency make slime a blast for kids to try! If you can’t use any of our basic slime recipes or simply want to try something a little different for cool sensory play , try an edible slime recipe like this one!

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There’s a drawer in our pantry that holds all of our holiday candy, and it can be overflowing after certain times of the year, so we love to check out candy science experiments too.

We also have tonnes of fun edible science experiments that kids will love and the best thing is they use simple ingredients you can usually find in your kitchen cupboards. Plus check out our collection of easy food activities for kids.


Here’s what my friend has to say about this cool JELLO slime…

We’ve been making slime since my daughter was 3 years old – past the tasting phase but still young enough to not be super adept at hand washing. While we occasionally made edible slimes back then, there is a whole new world of edible slimes available today! Check out this cranberry slime she made too!

They are not the “exact same” consistency as a glue-based slime, but they are are even more fun because kids can sneak little tastes!

Also, you can let the younger kids get involved without worry – and there’s no issues at parties or playdates where a mom might insist on borax-free slime.

I tried this recipe two ways – with a half Tablespoon of regular JellO and sugar-free JellO and I noticed two differences that made me prefer the sugar-free version.

First, the regular JellO dissolved differently and made the mixture softer and less cohesive. It was fun but if you prefer a “solid slime” this wasn’t it – and you’d have to play overtop of a bin or tray.

Second, the regular JellO stained my hands – and I’m sure would stain kids’ clothing. The sugar-free JellO stained my hands a little bit but not nearly as much (and washed away after two hand washings).

It didn’t stain my table surface either, whereas I was afraid to let the regular JellO Slime touch my table!

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  • 1 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 Package Sugar-Free Jello (any brand flavored gelatin)
  • 3/4 Cup Warm Water (as needed)
  • Cookie Sheet or Tray (to keep table surface clean)

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1. Combine the cornstarch and Jello powder together until fully mixed.

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2. Add 1/4 or so of the water and stir well. When the mixture becomes impossible to stir, add further 1/4 cup of water.

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3. At this point most of the cornstarch should be mixed in so start kneading in 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the mixture can “stretch” or droop a bit.

TIP: Make sure to add the water slowly so you don’t end up making oobleck!

Oobleck is also extremely fun and cool science, so make sure to give that activity a try too!

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4. After playing with your jello slime, store in a container in the fridge and just add more water if needed to soften for subsequent play.

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SLIME MAKING NOTE: As mentioned above, it’s important to keep in mind that these edible slime recipes won’t necessarily behave like a typical slime recipe made with chemical activators. They are still tons of fun and great for kids sensory play!


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In a small mixing bowl add gelatin powder and add cold water and soak
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  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin powder (equal to 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1- 3.9 ounce package of cherry Jello
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup sour mix
  • 1/4 cup DeKuyper Pucker Cherry Schnapps
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 2-3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • Granulated sugar or colored sugar
  • Lime slices and salt for garnish
  • 10 3-ounce plastic cups with lids

Steps 1-2: In a small mixing bowl add gelatin powder and add cold water and soak the powder for 2 minutes.
Steps 3-5: Add cherry Jello and hot water. Whisk until everything is dissolved.
Steps 6-9: Add tequila, cherry schnapps, and sour mix. Whisk to combine.
Steps 10-12: Pour corn syrup onto a plate or shallow dish. Pour sugar into a similar dish. Dip the rim of each cup into the corn syrup and then the sugar.
Steps 13-14: Pour the mixture into the cups, filling them about 3/4 full. Refrigerate until set.
When you are ready to serve the shots, remove from the fridge and top with a small lime wedge.

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It’s incredibly easy to make Jell-O™ or other gelatin glow under a black light. Here’s how to make it happen:

Glowing Jell-O Materials

  • package of Jell-O or other gelatin
  • tonic water
  • black light

Make the Jell-O

  1. Follow the directions on the package, except use tonic water instead of water.
  2. For a small package, the usual directions would be to heat 1 cup of tonic water to boiling.
  3. Mix the boiling tonic water and Jell-O until the powder is completely dissolved.
  4. Stir in another cup of tonic water.
  5. Pour the liquid into a pan or bowl.
  6. Refrigerate the Jell-O until is has set.
  7. You can use cookie cutters to make shapes out of the gelatin if desired.
  8. Shine a black light on the Jell-O to make it glow.

No matter what flavor/color of Jell-O you use, it will glow bright blue under the black light. This is the fluorescence of the quinine in the tonic water. Quinine also gives tonic water a distinctive bitter flavor which you will also taste in the gelatin. If you don’t like the taste, you can lessen it by using half tonic water and half tap water in the recipe. Either sugar-free or regular tonic water works fine for this recipe.

Some recipes call for using a low percentage of tonic water (5-10%). The glow from this gelatin will be extremely faint, especially if the dessert is colored. You need a decent amount of quinine to get a bright glow.

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How To Make Jello Shots: Our easy Vodka Jello Shots Recipe can be made with rum or whiskey. Also make Jello Shot Cups in rainbow colors!

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It’s Jello Shot Season!

Give your next party a shot of excitement with this easy and delicious Jello Shots Recipe!

Are you planning a 21st birthday party? A Halloween party? Maybe even a casual holiday party?

  • Cue your favorite song.
  • Cue disco lights.
  • Cue good food.
  • Cue the booze.

You can’t plan a party without everyone’s favorite treat, Jello Shots! Rum Jello Shots, Vodka Jello Shots, Tequila Jello Shots, or whatever booze you may have.

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall…. You can enjoy Jello shots any time of the year for any type of party!

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Vodka Jello Shots Recipe Ingredients

  • Jell-O Gelatin – Any flavor or color you like. Taste the rainbow!
  • Boiling Water – To dissolve the gelatin powder.
  • Cold Water – Mix with the boiling water to chill the gelatin.
  • Vodka – Plain or flavored. You can also use rum, tequila, whiskey, or moonshine.

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How To Make Jello Shots

  1. Boil. Set a kettle of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Pour the powdered jello into a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk. Once the water is boiling hot, measure out one cup and pour it into the bowl. Then whisk in the cold water to lower the temperature. Finally, whisk in the booze!
  3. Pour. Ladle or pour the liquid jello shot mix into some sort of container.
  4. Chill. Move to the refrigerator. Chill until solid.

Wasn’t that easy?

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Jello Shot Cups

It’s very easy to make your Jello Shots in mini disposable cups.

All you have to do is combine the ingredients, pour the mixture into tiny plastic (or paper) cups and then chill.

However, you can also make jello shots in ice cube trays, or in a baking dish and then cut them into squares.

Then simply place them on a serving platter.

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Rainbow Jello Shots

If you’re feeling ambitious, try layering different flavors of Jello to create layers of color within the disposable cups… Like Rainbow Jello Shots or shots with random stripes.

  • Pour your first flavor in a thin layer.
  • Chill until firm.
  • Then repeat with as many colors/flavors as you like.

You can even lean the plastic cups on their sides in a muffin tin to get the diagonal wave look you see in the photos. It’s so easy!

Just lean the cups over and press a small piece of foil around each cups so it won’t move. Then layer, layer, layer.

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The Best Jello Shots Recipe

The key to making the best jello shots is to get the proportions right. It’s tempting to add extra liquor to the jello shots to make them potent.

However, if you add too much liquor, and not enough water, the jello shots won’t set properly.

We like pairing flavored booze with fun Jello flavors.

You can’t pass up trying tequila and lime Jello, malibu rum and mango Jello, or lemon vodka with blue raspberry Jello.

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How Do I Remove The Jello Shots From The Ice Cube Trays?

Once the Jello is firm, place the tray in a baking dish of warm water to release the Jello Shots all at the same time. (Like old-school jello molds.) The tray usually needs to sit in the warm water 1-3 minutes to release.

If you have stubborn jello shots, due to a thick plastic ice tray, you can let the warm water run over the corner of each jello shot. It will quickly turn over, making it easy to dump out.

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How Long Do I Leave The Jello Shots In The Refrigerator?

That depends on how cold your fridge is… It usually takes 60-90 minutes until firm.

Can I Use Any Liquor For The Jello Shots Recipe?

Of course! Use whatever booze you like best! Vodka is traditional, but tequila, rum, and whiskey are good options.

Also, consider using fruit-flavored liquor.

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How Much Alcohol Do I Put In My Jello Shots?

Technically, you should put 1/2 cup of liquor into your Jello Shots. However, you can use as much as 2/3 cup without changing the texture of the Jello Shots.

If you add too much alcohol, it will cause the Jello Shots to not set properly.

Can Jello Shots Go Bad If Not Refrigerated?

Yes, but it would take a few days. If you plan to leave them out for one day, the Jello Shots will be fine.

Just make sure the temperature of the air is not too warm, or they might melt.

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How Long Can Jello Shots Last In The Refrigerator?

At least one week, but possibly up to two weeks.

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Make these perfectly peach jello shots for your next summer barbecue or girls night in!

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Hello and welcome! With the summer season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about enjoying some time outdoors.

This summer is sure to look different for so many of us. With vacations being canceled or postponed, most of us are spending more time at home.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little party in our backyard! Have a few people over, fire up the grill, and enjoy these yummy peach jello shots with your friends!


  • 3 oz Box Peach Jello
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Peach Vodka
  • Peach Rings
  • Paper Umbrellas
  • 2 oz. Plastic Condiment Cups With Covers

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The great thing about jello shots is they can be made ahead of time, kept covered in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy them.

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Just add the candy ring and umbrella right before you serve them.

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Not only is peach a classic summer flavor, but these jello shots look so festive, with umbrellas and peach gummi candy rings.

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Peach Jello Shots

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Make fun and fruity peach Jello shots that will be the hit of any party! Make ahead of time and serve with a peach ring and a festive umbrella!


  • 3oz Box Peach Jello
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Peach Vodka
  • Peach Rings
  • Paper Umbrellas
  • Plastic Condiment Cups


  1. Boil 1 cup water.
  2. Once boiling, pour in peach jello.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Pour in 1 cup peach vodka.
  5. Pour into cups.
  6. Place peach rings on the side of the cups by cutting one side.
  7. Place in the refrigerator until jello hardens.
  8. Stick paper umbrellas in the jello.
  9. Serve & enjoy!

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Jello is a delicious snack in general so at your next party bring out the Jello but with a little kick. Jello shots are a definite hit at any party, your guests will go crazy for them. They are easy to make and fun to drink, but make plenty of them because they won’t last long. If you have children at your party keep an eye on them to ensure that they don’t try any of the ‘special’ Jello meant for adults only. Follow this easy recipe and you’ll have some great tasting Jello shots for your guests to enjoy.

  1. First you’ll need 6 ounces of Jello which is equivalent to one large package in any flavor you desire. The other items you’ll need are:
  2. 16 ounces of boiling water, 6 ounces of cold water, 10 ounces of Vodka, 20 small plastic cups, Non stick cooking spray and a mixing bowl.
  3. Now that you have all the ingredients handy it’s time to make the Jello shots. Pour the Jello packet into the mixing bowl. First, mix in the boiling water and stir, then let the mixture sit for about a minute. Next stir in the vodka and cold water be sure and mix it up completely.

There are many different variations of Jello shots. If you are not a big vodka drinker, you can experiment with other types of alcohol. Rum and tequila are both great alternatives to vodka. There are many different flavors of Jello that you can mix with rum, tequila, champagne or whatever you’re favorite hard alcohol may be. You can experiment and add a little more alcohol if you want a more potent Jello shot, but its just like any other experiment if you add too much the Jello might not set, leaving you with a runny mess.

Have fun and enjoy the Jello shots but drink responsibly. Since the alcohol is mixed with Jello it takes a little longer for you to feel the full effect, but keep in mind that it’s in there and consuming a Jello shot is the same as having a straight shot of alcohol.

Jell-O poke cakes are delicious desserts combining the light, fluffy flavor of sponge cake with the sweet goodness of good, old-fashioned Jell-O. The trick to making your treat is to provide the cake with a way to fully absorb the Jell-O. Add fresh pieces of sliced fresh fruit — bananas and strawberries, for example — to boost the flavor. Jell-O poke cakes are easy to prepare and require about an hour of kitchen time, from start to finish.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lubricate the pan with grease. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Place the bowl nearby for use in later steps.

Combine the sugar and shortening in a large bowl. Mix until the combination is thin and fluffy. Add one egg to the mixture and whisk. Continue in this manner for the remaining two eggs.

Mix in the flour, milk and vanilla. Empty the mixture into the pan. Place the pan into the oven for 42 minutes.

Remove the cake from the oven and turn off the stove at the end of 42 minutes. Stick the cake with a fork every 1/2-inch over the entire surface. Allow the cake 10 minutes to cool while you proceed to the next step.

Boil 1 cup water in a tea kettle. Mix the boiling water and one package of Jell-O powder into a medium size bowl.

Slowly pour the Jell-O mixture over the cake. Watch the Jell-O soak into the cake via the fork holes. Chill the cake in the refrigerator for 3 1/2 hours. Layer the top with Cool-Whip. Slice and layer fresh bananas and strawberries to top off the cake.

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How to Make Jello Shots: Jello Shots 101

Jell-o has been around for more than 150 years thanks to Peter Cooper.His patent for gelatin powder has taken center stage in some of the most delicious desserts inspired by chefs and homemakers alike. Today that tradition continues with some added benefits. Alcohol!

There is a lot of speculation surrounding the birth of the “jello shooter”, but one theory states that it was a man named Tom Lehrer who first used gelatin to sneak vodka unto a national security base where alcohol was restricted.

In any case, the gelatin shot has seen a huge surge in popularity in the last decade, probably due to more in-house entertaining. That’s a good thing! So, there you have it, your mini history lesson on Jello Shots. Now it’s time to get to the good stuff and learn how to make jello shots!

Making jello shots is super easy and with a little creativity you can add that wow factor or should I say the Ohhhh in Jell-o! The basic recipe calls for any flavor jello, water and vodka. As a rule of thumb, the alcohol should make up 30% of the total volume of liquid.

However, don’t get stuck on these numbers, it’s only a guideline. Naturally, if the alcohol content is higher, you should use less and vice versa, unless of course this is a head banger of a party!

I would like to mention that jello shots are not limited to using jello. I prefer to use knox gelatin because it is clear and flavorless. A clean slate to create an variety of flavors. Often, jello is overpowering and that’s all you taste. Experiment with both and see which suits your palette.

You’ll also need some shot cups (duh!) You can use the standard 1 oz plastic cups and lids or for more entertainement value, you can try the
Suck and Blow Jello Shooter
tubes, Mmmmm! this could prove to be a very interesting soirée.

Tip: The plastic cups don’t release the jello very easily, so unless you’re Gene Simmons I recommend the alternative.

So, gather your ingredients and let’s get our first drink on!

Sex On The Beach

If you like this mixed drink, then you’ll like the shooter version as well! The Peach Snapps really stands out in the gelatin recipe.

Gelatin Ingredients

1 knox gelatine pouch (1 tbls)

1/4 cup of peach snapps

1/4 cup of vodka

1/4 of boiling water

3/4 cup of orange juice

1/2 cup of cranberry juice

Jell-O Ingredients

1 small (85g) orange flavored jell-o

1/4 cup of peach snapps

1/4 cup of vodka

1/2 cup of boiling water

1 cup of cranberry juice

Gelatin Instructions: Combine alcohol, juice and gelatin and mix well. Add boiling water and mix until well dissolved. Pour in shooter cups and refrigerate until ready to use. Yields approximetaly 17-18 shooters (1 oz)

Jell-o Insructions: Add the boiling water to the powder and mix until well dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and pour into cups. Refrigerate.
Yields approximetaly 17-18 shooters (1 oz)

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Jelly, also known by the brand name Jell-O, is an easy dessert that’s good on its own or in a fruit salad, cake, or pudding. The fun part: you can create different shapes and colors to match any celebration theme. It’s super simple to prepare but requires plenty of time to set. However, there are some techniques to setting jelly faster, especially if you’re in a hurry or running short on fridge space.

Chill the mold

Place a metal mold in the freezer for 10 minutes. Jelly sets faster in metal containers than in glass or other material.

Dissolve the jelly powder

Dissolve the jelly crystals or powder thoroughly in boiling water. (Follow the instructions on the package for the suggested amount of water.) Use a metal spoon to stir until the crystals or powder are fully dissolved.

Add ice

Adding ice cubes instead of cold water to the mixture helps the jelly set faster. Use the same proportion of ice cubes as cold water called for in the recipe. Stir vigorously until the liquid thickens. Scoop out the ice cubes that have not dissolved and discard.


Pour the thickened jelly liquid into the chilled mold. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes for a soft jelly, or 1 hour for a firm mold.

When preparing a layered jelly mold, chill each layer until it is slightly set but not firm, before adding the next layer of jelly. This prevents the layers from slipping.


If you want to set fruits in the jelly, add cooked or canned fruits to the liquid once the ice cubes have dissolved. Do not use fresh fruits, as the enzymes prevent the gelatin from setting.

This Margarita Jello Shots recipe made with Tequila and Margarita mix is a fun take on the cocktail with the same name. Perfect for any adult party!

Jello shots are one of my go-to shooters for parties. I especially like the recipes that are really easy to make and still taste great, like these Margarita Jello Shots, this Sour Apple Blue Jello Shots recipe or this Berry Blue Malibu Jello Shots recipe.

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These Margarita jello shots were one of the of the first good-tasting jello shot recipes I ever tried. (I’m not counting the ones we made in College which had way too much cheap alcohol and tasted terrible!)

This recipe uses Tequila and Margarita mix, and it actually tastes like a Margarita!

Of course, you might have a repeat of my college experience if you use cheap Tequila 🙂 I wouldn’t put any Tequila in a jello shot that you wouldn’t drink in a cocktail.

In fact, this Margarita jello shots recipe is so good that it is still one of my favorites of all time.

My friends always ask for it at parties, and are really disappointed if I don’t make it…so it’s pretty much on the “every party” cocktail list now.


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The great thing about these jello shots is that they are so simple to make.

All you need is green Lime jello, Margarita mix and tequila. Plus some water, of course.

What Size Of Jello Shot Cups Are The Best?

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They’re the perfect size for serving, and the lids prevent any spills in the refrigerator.

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To make it easier to transport the jello shots into the fridge, I set the jello shots cups out on a cookie sheet before I pour the jello into them.

This also prevents any jello from spilling on the counter (some of the jello colors cause stains pretty easily!)

To make the jello shots, start by boiling some water.

Mix 1 cup of the boiling water with the lime jello crystals in a bowl.

While not absolutely necessary, using a bowl with a pouring spout* or a large measuring cup definitely makes getting the jello into the shot cups a lot easier later on.

How Much Tequila Do You Put In Jello Shots?

Then add 1/2 cup lime Margarita mix* and 1/2 cup tequila.

I don’t like my jello shots to be too strong so I don’t use a lot of alcohol.

How Do You Make Strong Jello Shots?

However, if you’re looking for jello shots that have more of a kick, you can change the amounts of Margarita mix and tequila.

If you really want strong jello shots, you could even eliminate the Margarita mix altogether and use 1 cup of Tequila (although I think they would lose a lot of the Margarita flavor).

Just make sure that the total for the two of them mixed together comes to 1 cup. (If you add too much liquid, the jello won’t set).

I do this by pouring the Margarita mix and the tequila into a measuring cup and making sure that it measures 1 cup. Then add them to the jello mixture together.

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How Long Does It Take Jello Shots To Set In The Fridge?

Pour into the jello shot cups and refrigerate until the jello shots are set, usually 2 to 4 hours.

The time will vary depending on how full you fill the jello shot cups, and how cold your refrigerator is.

I usually wait until they have totally cooled before I put the lids on. Otherwise you will get water condensation on the insides of the jello shot cups. It doesn’t affect the way the jello shots taste, but they look better without the condensation.

How Many Jello Shots Are In A Box Of Jello?

One 3-ounce (small) box of Jello makes about 16 jello shots, depending on how full you fill the jello shot cups.

One 6-ounce (large) box of Jello makes about 32 jello shots. You would need to double the measurements on all of the ingredients for this to work with this recipe.

How Long Do Jello Shots Last?

You can store jello shots for up to a week in the refrigerator (and probably longer), although I think they start to taste stale after a few days.

I usually make them a day or two before my party which is a good balance between getting them ready ahead of time and still having them taste fresh.

How Do You Serve Jello Shots?

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I like to serve my jello shots with mini tasting spoons*.

Most of my friends are past the stage of wanting to eat them straight out of the shot glass, and these little spoons are the perfect size for jello shot cups.

STOP PLAYING WITH YOUR FOOD! Oh wait… It’s okay, it’s jello!

There are many Jello Lego recipes out there, but your Jello Experts at take the time to do the research for you. That’s what we’re here for. We like making your life easier… Just like the Jellinator: No mess, no stress!

So, there are two ways to make these babies: the Jiggler method and the Candy method.

The candy method, from YouTube’s “The King of Random”, doesn’t require refrigeration. Rather, these legos cool to room temperature. They become more like gummy candies with the addition of corn syrup.

The Jiggler method requires refrigeration, as it is simply jello. The addition of Knox gelatin keeps them from melting too quickly. However, YOU CAN ADD BOOZE TO THIS RECIPE!

Both methods are great because either way, you’re going to eat them after you play with them!


1 box jello, any flavor (3-oz.)

1 pkg. Knox gelatin

1 cup hot water*

Silicone Lego mold or ice cube tray (find on Amazon or the Lego store)

*For boozy Legos, use ½ cup hot water to dissolve your jello, then add ½ vodka or alcohol of choice.

Directions: Dissolve jello in hot water. Sprinkle Knox on top. Let it soak for a minute then stir gently into the jello mixture. HERE IS WHERE YOU ADD THE BOOZE! Now, pour the mixture into your Jellinator and fill the silicone Lego mold once the bubbles have dissipated. Chill until set and unmold your creations!


1 box jello, any flavor (3-oz.)

2 pkgs. Knox gelatin

Silicone Lego mold or ice cube tray (find on Amazon or the Lego store)

Directions: Mix the cold water and corn syrup. Pour both gelatins on top and let them soak for a few minutes. Stir until mixed. Now, warm the mixture over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes. Stir every few minutes. Remove from heat and let the mixture sit until any bubbles come to the surface. Skim the bubble off the top and pour the mixture into your Jellinator to fill your molds. Cool to room temperature and unmold your gummy Legos! How great would these be for a child’s birthday party! A MUST for a Lego themed party!

Claudia has been writing recipes online for many years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats.

I’ll be the first person to admit that Jell-O has never been my favorite sweet treat. In fact, for many years I wouldn’t even look at it. I think it had something to do with a hospital visit where I could only eat Jell-O and broth for about 3 days. For a long time whenever I thought of it, I thought of the hospital.

But that all changed a little while ago when my daughter wanted me to make her some. She’s never cared for the texture of regular Jell-O, but she had tried some at a friend’s house that was denser, and she liked that.

So I headed to the store, bought a couple of boxes of flavored gelatin, saw the recipe on the side of the box, and whipped up a batch of jigglers. I have to admit, they were good, really good. They were also lots of fun to make.

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This is probably going to be one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. In addition to the ingredients, all you are going to need is a 13 x 9 pan, a large bowl, wax paper, cookie cutters and a spoon. That’s it.

Cook Time


  • 4 packages (3 oz each) flavored gelatin
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  1. Bring the water to a boil. Then mix the packets of gelatin in.
  2. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved, about 2–3 minutes.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 13×9 pan and chill for a minimum of 3 hours. I like to chill the pan overnight.
  4. Before cutting out shapes you’ll need to loosen the Jell-O from the pan. I do that by filling the kitchen sink with a couple of inches of warm water and setting the pan into it for about 10–15 seconds.
  5. Using cookie cutters, cut out whatever shapes you want, being careful not to leave too much space in between cuts. A nice bonus here is that depending on what shapes you use, you’ll have plenty of scraps left over to snack on.
  6. Place the cutouts on wax paper. To store, layer between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container. Refrigerate.

Some people suggest using non-stick spray to prepare the pan, but I don’t care for that taste, so I don’t use anything. I do try to use non-stick metal pans and make sure to leave the pan in the warm water long enough to loosen the Jell-O adequately. I have found it’s harder to remove the Jell-O from glass pans.


You don’t need much for this recipe and most people have Jell-O in their pantry. I usually stock up on our favorite flavor when they are on sale.

Mixing the Ingredients

Bring the water to a boil and pour into a bowl. Be careful, it’s hot. Stir in the gelatin until it is completely dissolved. This could take a couple of minutes.

Preparing the Mixture for Chilling

Pour the mixture into a 13 x 9 pan and chill for a minimum of 3 hours. I used a glass pan because I thought it would look better in the photos but normally I use a metal pan for ease of removal.

Loosening the Jell-O from the Sides of the Pan

Immerse the bottom and sides of the pan in warm water for about 10–15 seconds to loosen the gelatin from the sides and bottom. This will make it easier to remove the cutouts.

The best way I’ve found to do this is by filling my kitchen sink with a couple of inches of water. A baking tray filled with warm water can also be used. Be careful not to get water in the Jell-O.

Cutting Out the Shapes

This is the fun part. Pull out your favorite cookie cutters and start cutting. I try to keep the cuts as close to each other as possible so there isn’t too much waste in between the shapes.

Place the cutouts on wax paper and store in an airtight container. Refrigerate.

Use a smaller pan to get a thicker cutout.

If you don’t have cookie cutters, a sharp knife will work.

Jigglers have become one of my favorite go-to treats for impromptu gatherings. They are such an easy treat to make. They can be made in any shape and flavor and they’re budget and time-friendly. How can you go wrong with a snack like that?


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Claudia Mitchell

I’m so glad you made them. They are fun to make. And I’m gonna to have to try without loosening. The fun part is you can make these for any occasion. Thanks for commenting!

Ally Ream

Just made these last night and they were perfect! I used cooking spray, then lightly wiped it with a paper towel to thin it out on a non-stick 13X9 pan. I did not need to loosen with warm water, they came right off the pan no problem. We could not taste the cooking spray at all! I also did not have wax paper, so just stacked them to store. They did not stick to each other. Can’t believe I never made these before. Awesome and super easy!

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Claudia Mitchell

Interesting flavor for jello. I’m going to have to try that sometime. Thanks.

Sara W.

You can make chocolate jugglers by using unflavored Knox gelatin & adding Hershey’s syrup to it! It’s great!

Dianna Mendez

There is something about the texture that makes these so fun. I remember making them with my son when he was young. They are great as valentine treats.

Claudia Mitchell

Thanks everybody. These are fun desserts to make. Bill I do wish there was chocolate jello, but not sure if it would ever taste like the real thing!

Bill Holland

2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I had to read this to find out what the heck a jiggler was. LOL I think the next time I eat Jello will be the next time I have to go to the hospital. 🙂 For whatever reason, it’s never been a huge treat for me. Now if there was such a thing as chocolate Jello I would have my cupboards filled with it. 🙂

Heidi Thorne

2 years ago from Chicago Area

I remember these from being a kid! Certainly a low-cal snack that is visually fun. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Louise Powles

2 years ago from Norfolk, England

That looks lovely and fun to make too. I’d love to give this a try. Thanks. =)

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How to Make JelloHow to make jello shots that look like rainbows! This jello shot recipe is easy to follow and super fun for any party platter. Jello shots can be made with rum, vodka, or even fireball or if you are feeling randy, mix up the layers with different alcohol.

Just drink responsibly!How to Make Jello

Jello Shots

Let’s face it, Jell-O shots come with some baggage behind them. Personally, even though I’m no longer the college student who thought Jell-O shots were the key to a fantastic girl’s night in, they are still pretty fun for a more adult party. Not to mention, they are delicious!Lately I have been sharing a ton of totally fun rainbow ideas.

But I haven’t shared a lot of adult rainbow ideas so before the month closes out, I just knew that Rainbow Jello Shots had to make its presence known. Why? Because they are delicious. And pretty.

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Now keep in mind that if you make these, Rainbow Jello-O shots could easily be mistaken for a kid recipe. After all…rainbows, Jell-O, whipped cream, sprinkles… Make sure these are kept safely around the 21 and up crowd because…alcohol. You will enjoy making these and serving them up just as much as your next party will enjoy knocking them back!

Just be careful, they can sneak up on you QUICK. I put mine in glass shot glasses, but we found disposable bendable shot glasses so much easier to drink from because it’s easier to wiggle the Jell-O out – we found them at our local Party City.

If you like the idea but aren’t a shot fan, serve them in shot glasses or other appetizer dishes with a tiny spoon. Classy and fun.

How to Make Jello

Jello Shot Recipe

You mean, other than a gorgeous way to liven up a party with pretty rainbows (or whatever color combo floats your boat)? Jell-O shots are a creative and fun way to serve up the alcohol to all your friends, kick back with a game of Cards of Humanity, and let loose. You can make Jell-O shotswith one Jell-O flavor, which is the simplest to put together, or you can get creative by blending mixes, creating stripes, or even rainbow colors like below.

Pro-Tip:If you like, drop fruit in the middle before your JELL-O sets. I’ve had good luck with colored cherries or pineapples or candy like gummy bears or Swedish fish . You can also make them in a DISPOSABLE SHOTGLASS for parties! Just grab one of these sets to create your masterpieces, and your party can grab and go!

Be sure to plan out your timing before you start working – remember Jell-O takes time to set up in the fridge!

Ingredients for Jello Shots:

  • 3 oz Jell-O in rainbow colors
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup Vodka
  • ½ cup cold water

How to make Jello Shots

In a medium bowl, stir together blue Jell-o and boiling water until the Jell-O dissolves.

Add the vodka and cold water, and stir to combine.

How to Make Jello

How to Make Jello

Pour 2 tsp of Jell-o into 16 shot glasses.

Pro-Tip: I recommend setting out all your shot glasses out on a tray or baking dish. It will be SO much easier to shuttle them in and out of the fridge, add colors and flavors, and serve them to guests.

Chill for 2 hours.

Repeat with the remaining colors, layering them from blue to red in rainbow order.

Full cups, if you don’t go the rainbow route, should take about 2 hours to chill completely. For layered shots, each layer of Jell-O will take about 30 minutes to set in the fridge. You want to wait for at least this long to keep the layers from bleeding together – remember you’re pouring boiling water on top of the base layer so taking a few extra minutes is worth it to make sure the final product comes out the way you want it.

This means that 6 layers like I’ve done here will take you about 3 hours of cooling time.

The more colors you add in your jello shots, the longer your process, although it is pretty straightforward to mix the batch, pour it on, and get back to something else.

Pro-Tip: If you keep your vodka in the freezer, not only will it be icy cold for drinking, but it will help the Jell-O set faster which can make all the difference for a complex color combination.

While rainbows were my theme this month, I think Jell-O shots can be great at any kind of party, especially those big playoff football games coming up here – mix up your team colors and share the team spirit with all your tailgaters or watch party visitors.

Add any sort of topping you like to your shots – whipped cream, sprinkles, gummy candies, etc. can add to the festive flair and the fun!

How to Make Jello

What is your favorite combination for Jell-O shots?

Grab your JELL-O and save yourself the drive!