Layered Strawberry Shortcake Jello Shots

These layered strawberry shortcake jello shots are part cocktail and part dessert. They are easy to make and taste great. The only problem with them is how fast they disappear!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Cooling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 32 jello shots
Calories 80kcal


Shortcake Layer

  • 2 3-ounce packages Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix You can also use Cook & Serve pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup UV Cake Vodka

Strawberry Layer

  • 1 3-ounce package Strawberry Jello
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup Strawberry Pucker
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • whipping cream optional
  • 16 strawberries optional


Shortcake Layer

  • Set out the jello shot cups on the cookie sheet.
  • Pour the vanilla pudding mix to the mixing bowl.
  • Add the milk and UV Cake Vodka to the vanilla pudding mix in the bowl. Stir it constantly for 2 minutes using the whisk.
  • Pour (or spoon) the pudding into the jello shot cups so they are about half full. 

Strawberry Jello Layer

  • Bring some water to a boil.
  • Pour the strawberry jello crystals into a mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of the boiling water to the strawberry jello and mix well.
  • Add the Strawberry Pucker and cold water to the jello mix and stir again. 
  • Wait at least 15 minutes for the jello to cool to room temperature.
  • Spoon the jello mixture on to the pudding in the jello shot cups. Be careful not to pour it in too fast or you will make a hole in the pudding layer.
  • Chill for 2 to 4 hours, until the jello has set. If required, the jello shots can stay in the refrigerator for a day or two before serving.


  • (Optional) Just before serving, add the whipped cream and half a strawberry to the top of each jello shot.


  • Taller jello shot cups work better than wider ones for layered jello shots. 
  • Placing the jello shot cups on a cookie sheet makes it easier to transport them to the refrigerator.
  • For the pudding layer, the pudding won't set if you add too much alcohol. The amount we used is about the maximum you can put in. (Of course, you can always use less if you prefer weaker shots).
  • For the strawberry jello layer, you can add more or less alcohol depending on how strong you want the jello shot to be. Just make sure that the total amount of liquid added comes to 1 cup (if you add 1 cup of Strawberry Pucker then no water is required).


Serving: 1jello shot | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.5g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 4.7mg | Sodium: 68mg | Sugar: 8g