Happy 4th of July from Louisiana! While we simmer in 90 degree heat and 75% humidity, we are dreaming of these cool, adorable, and deceptively strong Jell-O shots. If you’re looking for a festive way to celebrate the independence of our great country, we highly recommend this recipe!
Red White & Blue Jello Shots
Recipe adapted from hollicakes. Makes about 25 two ounce shots.
For the red & blue layers:
- 3oz box red jello
- 3oz box blue jello
- 2 cups Smirnoff raspberry vodka
- 2 cups water
For the white layer:
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 2/3 cup milk ( I used whole milk)
- 2/3 cup Smirnoff vanilla vodka
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp Knox powdered gelatin
- 1 1/2 tbsp water
To prepare your first later, in this case the red layer ( you can do this any order you prefer), heat 1 cup of water and add the red jello. Stir until dissolved. Add 1 cup vodka and stir. Make sure not to add more alcohol as the jello needs the water to set.
Distribute the jello evenly into 25 plastic 2oz shot glasses ( we got ours from BevMo) filling 1/3 high and set in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
Next, prepare your white layer. Place the powdered gelatin and water in a small bowl and let soak for about 5 minutes. In a medium saucepan, heat your cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add gelatin. Stir to dissolve. Add the vodka and let cool for about 10-15 minutes. At this point your red layer should feel pretty set. If yet looks good, add the next 1/3 of the shot glass with the white layer and cool for 1-2 hours (this layer can take a little longer to set).
Finally, prepare your blue layer the same as you did the red. Allow to cool slightly before layering over the white and set for a final 1-2 hours. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.
Enjoy with some fun patriotic flags. You can use the toothpick of the flag to help scrape the edge of the shot glass when shooting a Jell-O shot! Happy 4th ya’ll!