Patriotic Jello Shots

For the past few years my college girlfriends and I have talked about making layered jello shots for our annual Fourth of July Cabin Weekend. This year I finally decided to go for it, because nothing says you’re a patriot like red white and blue alcohol laced jello…right? After glancing around on Pinterest for a while I discovered that most of the recipes were basically the same. I was very hesitant when I discovered that in every recipe the white layer consisted of condensed milk or cream. This sounds terrible to me and I wasn’t a big fan of the outcome. In the jellos defense Im sure it tasted fine, I just had made up my mind it tasted bad before hand. I was amazed at how easy these jello shots were to to make, as long as you aren’t in a rush these shouldn’t be a problem. Next year I will have to find a way to replace the dairy and maybe add in a cherry?

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 Box Blue Jello
  • 1 Box Red Jello
  • 1 Box Plain Gelatin (you only need 2 of the four packets that come in the box)
  • 1 (14 oz.) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 C. Raspberry/Strawberry Vodka (cherry would work too, any red flavored vodka really) ( I used 5 mini bottles- a little more than 1 C. on all the alcohol)
  • 1 C. UV Blue
  • 1 C. Malibu Rum
  • (plastic shot glasses with lids, I found mine at a party supply store)
  • (1 C. boiling water per jello layer)

Directions:

  • On a large tray layout plastic shot glasses to make it easier to take the jello shots in and out of the freezer.

Red Layer:
Bring one cup water to boil and stir in red jello.vscocam-photo-1 (5)
As water cools stir in raspberry vodka.
Use a ladle to distribute liquid amongst plastic shot glasses, fill  each one 1/4 full.
Place tray in the freezer for about an hour or until firm.

White Layer:
Bring one cup water to boil and stir in plain gelatin.
Mix in condensed milk.
Add in Malibu Rum
Use a ladle to distribute liquid amongst plastic shot glasses, fill  each one 1/4 full. (cups should be half full after this layer)
Place tray in the freezer for about an hour or until firm.

Blue Layer:
Bring one cup water to boil and stir in blue jello.
As water cools stir in UV Blue.
Use a ladle to distribute liquid amongst plastic shot glasses, fill  each one 1/4 full. (should be 3/4 full after this layer)11659476_10152871464356993_955582474207200138_n
Place tray in the freezer for about an hour or until firm.

  • Place lids on cups and store in the fridge until you are ready to eat them!

inspired by: blog.styleestate.com

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