Jello Shot Recipe That’s Quick and Easy

Jello shot recipes have been getting more and more popular over the last few years. That’s why I figured I should put one together! This recipe is for 24, 1.5 ounce shots. This is somehow both a snack and a drink at the same time. Edible alcohol actually kind of has a nice ring to it.

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What You’ll Need to Make This Jello Shot Recipe

What It IsNameWhere to Buy
CookwareLarge saucepanAmazon
CookwareBaking SheetAmazon
CookwareWooden mixing spoonAmazon
CookwarePyrex measuring cupAmazon
CookwareBaking sheetAmazon
CookwareLarge mixing bowlAmazon
CookwareCling wrapAmazon
CookwareSealable cups (24 minimum)Amazon
Ingredients3 ounces berry blue Jell-OStore
Ingredients10 ounces of waterStore
Ingredients8 ounces of 80 proof alcoholStore
Ingredients1 1/4 cup water (separate)Store

To start off this Jello shot recipe, grab a medium sized mixing bowl.

medium sized mixing bowl

Then, grab a measuring cup for liquids.

pyrex measuring cup for jello shot recipe

Once you have that, fill it up with 10 ounces of water.

water

Pour it into the mixing bowl and grab the bottle of 80 proof vodka.

vodka for jello shots

Measure out 8 ounces of that in your measuring cup. This is arguably the most important part of the Jello shot recipe.

Pour that into the mixing bowl with the water in it.

pouring vodka in water for jello shots

Take that bowl and cover it with some cling wrap. You don’t want anything to fall in there while it’s getting chilled in the fridge.

putting cling wrap on bowl of vodka and water for Jello shot recipe

Then, put it in the fridge for this part of the Jello shot recipe.

bowl in fridge

Following that, set a timer for 10 minutes. Frankly, you could probably do more or put the bowl in your freezer for 10 minutes. Either way, you want the Vodka/water mix to get cold.

10 minute timer on the stove

After that’s out of the way, start lining a baking sheet with your plastic shot cups. The ones I used were actually two ounces, but I only filled them about 1.5 ounces. The nice thing about using sealable ones is that they can just get stacked on top of each other for a Jello shot recipe. You don’t have to try and fit a big baking sheet into your fridge and you could spread them out, stack them, etc.

lining tray with plastic cups

The baking sheet should look a little like this for the Jello shot recipe once the cups are all setup.

baking sheet with shot cups on it

Once those are ready (once it’s been 10 minutes on the timer) put a medium saucepan on the stove.

sauce pan on stove for Jello shot recipe

Fill that with 1 and 1/4 cup water.

1 and 1/4 cup water

Next, Bring 1 and 1/4 cup water to a boil on the stove. You really only need 1 cup of water but the extra 1/4 is because some will boil away.

sauce pan for jello shot recipe

Once it’s boiling, turn the burner off.

Take the 3 ounces of Jello. I figured that the berry blue would be a good choice.

jello for jello shot recipe

Pour the powder into the hot water.

pouring powder for jello shot recipe

Grab a wooden mixing spoon quick.

wooden spoon for jello shot recipe

Mix it around for this Jello shot recipe as it cools. It’s like Jello soup!

mixing Jello in sauce pan

If the time’s up, grab your chilled vodka/water mix out of the fridge.

vodka and water mix for Jello shot recipe

Pour that into the pan and stir the Jello shot recipe mixture around.

pouring vodka mixture into Jello for Jello shot recipe

Really get it all blended together well.

mixing Jello shot recipe around

Then, pour some into your measuring cup.

measuring cup

Use the measuring cup to start filling the smaller sealable cups.

filling cups for Jello shot recipe

They should all get filled with about 1.5 ounces. Once they’re all full, start putting the lids on.

Jello shot recipe

Now, put those in the fridge for at least 4 hours to finish up this Jello shot recipe. That should be enough time for the Jello to become solid. Don’t forget, you don’t need the baking sheet if the shots have lids like mine do here.

Jello shot recipe in fridge

Notecard Version of this Jello Shot Recipe

1. Mix 10 ounces of water with 8 ounces of 80 proof vodka in a mixing bowl. Put that in the fridge for at least 10 minutes or until chilled.
2. Bring 1 and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Once boil, turn off the burner and pour 3 ounces of Jello powder into the hot water. Stir around with a wooden spoon.
3. Once the mixture in the fridge is chilled, pour that into the sauce pan and continue to stir everything together. Start to line a baking sheet with your plastic cups, too.
4. After that, fill up your liquid measuring cup with some of the Jello shot mixture and start pouring that into into the plastic cups. Once all the cups are evenly filled, put the lids on them and put them in the fridge for at least 4 hours. To really guarantee things get solid, leave them in the fridge overnight.

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Bob Buckley

Bob Buckley writes about food and business.