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Red white and blue jello shots

These red white and blue jello shots are an easy and impressive treat for a patriotic party or BBQ. Make them boozy for adults or alcohol free for the kids.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Plus setting time for the jello4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Dessert, party food, Snack
Cuisine: American, Austalian
Keyword: 4th of July desserts, Australia day desserts, election day desserts, jello shots, Memorial day food, Patriotic desserts, Red white and blue desserts, USA desserts
Servings: 32 standard shots (2oz/45mls)

Equipment

  • Clear shot glasses or cups

Ingredients

  • 1 packet (3oz/85gms) red jello
  • 1 tin (14oz or 395 gms) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons (10gms) gelatin
  • 1 packet (3oz/85gms) blue jello
  • 2 & ½ cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 1 & ½ cups vodka, divided *replace with extra cold water for kid friendly version

Optional decorations

  • ½ cup whipped cream
  • red, white and blue sprinkles
  • cocktail stick American flags

Instructions

  • Make sure there is room in your fridge and line up your cups.
  • Add the red jello to a heat proof jug with one cup of boiling water,
  • Stir very well until all the jello is dissolved. If the jello isn't dissolving you can microwave it for a few seconds, provided your mix is in a microwave proof container.
  • Add half a cup of cold water and half a cup of vodka and stir well. For a kid friendly version replace the vodka with cold water.
  • Fill your cups one third full with jello and chill in fridge until well set. The absolute minimum I recommend is one and a half hours, but four hours is better and up to overnight is fine.
  • Boil the water. Add the gelatin to a heatproof jug. Add half a cup of boiling water and mix well until all the gelatin is dissolved. If the gelatin isn't dissolving you can microwave it for a few seconds, provided your mix is in a microwave proof container.
  • Add the vodka and mix well. For a kid friendly version replace the vodka with cold water.
  • It is important to make sure the condensed milk milk has cooled to room temperature. You can put it in the fridge for a few minutes if needed. If its to hot, it will melt your bottom red layer.
  • Pour the condensed milk over the red layer until the cups are two thirds full. Chill in fridge until well set. The absolute minimum I recommend is one and a half hours, but four hours is better and up to overnight is fine.
  • Add the blue jello to a heat proof jug with one cup of boiling water,
  • Stir very well until all the jello is dissolved. If the jello isn't dissolving you can microwave it for a few seconds, provided your mix is in a microwave proof container.
  • Add half a cup of cold water and half a cup of vodka and stir well. For a kid friendly version replace the vodka with cold water.
  • It is important to make sure the blue jello has cooled to room temperature. You can put it in the fridge for a few minutes if needed. If its to hot, it will melt your white layer.
  • Fill the rest of your glasses with blue jello. Chill in fridge until well set. The absolute minimum I recommend is one and a half hours, but four hours is better. You can also finish these off the night before the party and they will keep well overnight.
  • Optional - you can decorate these with some whipped cream, fun red, white and blue sprinkles and some cocktail American flags for the perfect patriotic party.
  • To serve pop onto a plate and get the party started! These jello shots set rather firm, so you will need to run a toothpick around the edges before 'shooting' them, or else eat them with a good old spoon.