Serve up these 4th of July Jello shots this holiday. A stained glass Jello shot that is red, white and blue. An adult party treat that will leave everyone reaching for one more of these fourth of July Jello shots!
These red white and blue Jello shots can be made all year round. Feel free to change up the colors of Jello to fit the theme you are going for. The white gelatin in this shot recipe, adds a fun twist to a classic Jello Shot.
Why You Will Love These 4th Of July Jello Shots
- 5 Ingredients
- The white gelatin is a fun twist to a classic dessert
- Stain-glass look with the white Jello
- A fun party treat
Ingredients You Will Need For Recipe
How to Make
Full directions on these 4th of July Jello shots are in the printable recipe card below. This is a quick walkthrough.
Start by making your red and blue Jello according to the boxes. Place them in separate containers, and allow them to fully set up.
To assemble your Jello shots, pour a little of the white, and place pieces of the cut up red and blue Jello. Then add more white, and repeat to create a fun layered look.
Refrigerate the Jello shots in the fridge until they set up full.Print
Making Non-Alcoholic Fourth of July Jello Shots
Don’t want to use alcohol? Go right ahead and make these the same way, but replace the rum with 1/2 cup hot water.
Mix up and make the exact way, and enjoy a non-alcoholic Jello dessert.
The stained glass jello shots need to be stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them up. I buy the shot cups that have lids, so they are covered. Then I place in a 9×13 pan and store in the fridge. That way they can easily be moved in and out.
You can leave your shots out for up to 2 hours, and then at that time you will want to refrigerate them again for at least 30 minutes.
Another trick is to place ice in a bowl, then place a smaller bowl inside. Then add your cups into the bowl. The ice underneath can help to keep them cool while serving your family or friends.
what alcohol to use for jello shots?
Honestly, you can use almost any alcohol you want. I love to use rum or vodka when making them. You will find that you can even buy flavored Vodka to add even more flavor to a Jello shot.
For rum, I recommend a white rum, or one that doesn’t have flavoring like a spiced rum. You don’t want the alcohol to overpower the Jello flavors.
Where to find unflavored gelatin?
Unflavored gelatin can be found right by the flavored Jello’s. Almost all stores carry the unflavored, and you will use that to give the condensed milk the Jello texture.
Can I add extra LIQUOR to my Jello shots?
You can add up to 1- 1/2 cups of alcohol to your mixture. The biggest thing is adding too much booze will cause your Jello to not set up. If you do too much it will stay liquidy.
Why did my jello not set up?
Make sure you do boiling hot water to first mix with the Jello. Then add cold after. If you do not follow the steps on the box, you will find your Jello could struggle to set up properly.
More Recipes For Celebrating The 4th of July
- Watermelon Bites with Feta
- 4th of July Watermelon Salad
- Red White and Blue Icebox Cake
- 4th of July Chocolate Lollipops
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