The Best Jello Shot Recipes (By Color)

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Best Tasting Jello Shots (by color)
Best Tasting Jello Shots (by color)
Jello shots seem to be making a come-back.  A favorite when I was in college (quite some time ago), I had not heard or seen anyone making them for a number of years, and then all of sudden they were showing up everywhere.Actually, I can see why people like to serve them.  They allow you to make a dessert that is easy, everyone likes, can go with any color theme, and that has a bit of a kick (or not…I usually make some with alcohol and some without).

Want to see how I used jello shots for a Super Bowl Party? Check out our football party post here.

If you make these jelly shots in individual jello shot cups with lids (the 2 ounce size works well)*, they are easy to serve and don’t spill when you put them in the fridge.

Serve them with plastic mini tasting spoons*.  They are the perfect size and many of your guests will appreciate having a spoon.

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6 Responses

  1. Kelly Dewane

    When make jello shots, if you use 3 boxes, do 3 cups of boiling water, 1 cup of liquor, 1 cup liquer, and 1 cup of orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, or sweet and sour, or margarita mix. For example, if i use pineapple jello, i do a cup of coconut rum, a cup of banana liquer, and a cup of orange juice.

    • Wanda

      Hi Kelly…thanks for the suggestion…that’s a good idea. It’s easy to measure and sounds like it would taste great!

  2. would vanilla extract work or would it change color of shot

    • I haven’t tried that, but I think it would definitely add to the flavor! If you didn’t use too much, it might not affect the color too much…or if you don’t mind using artificial vanilla, you can get the clear kind that wouldn’t change the color at all. If you do end up trying it, I’d love to hear how it turns out!

  3. What size box of jello, large or small?????

    • Wanda

      Hi Jane…all of these recipes use the small boxes of jello. You get about 16 jello shots out of a small box. If you want to make more, a large box will work too…just double the amount of all of the ingredients.

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