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In about ten minutes, you will own the secrets of JELL-O shot making !

A JELL-O shot is possibly the most entertaining of all drinks and despite what some may suggest, it is awfully simple to make.

Note for those of you who are not familiar with JELL-O shots:

A JELL-O shot is a portion of JELL-O which contains a very high level of alcohol. Swallowing chunks of this JELL-O is an entertaining way of ingesting a generous amount of alcohol without the pain of tasting it.

Step 1: What you need

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a) 1 box of JELL-O powder
b) 1 cup of boiling water
c) 1 cup of ice cold alcohol (the colder, the better)
Note: For the demonstration, I used plain 40% alcohol, but it works just as fine with vodka or rum.


a) A big bowl
b) Any kind of container you want to serve your shots in. (I recommend plastic shooters or plactic cups).
c) A measuring cup that can measure at least 1 cup.

Can you use tequila?
Bilou (author)  brandeeehyesterday
I've never tried it, but for all I know, I don't see why it wouldn't work... If you decide to try, keep us posted!!
GeGe8K1 month ago

Love it, will make some for my next party ! Great recipe thankks

dchrenek1 year ago

Great recipe:) The reason for the super cold alcohol is because the boiling water you add (100c 212f) is greater than that of alcohol (78c 173f) and would evaporate all of the good stuff:) Thank you for the great recipe!

peffers3 years ago
Thought you guys might be interested in this. It's an article about how the Jell-o shot was invented by Tom Lehrer, a musical satirist. The story goes, he was in the US Army from 1955-1957 and invented Jell-o vodka to circumvent an army policy against alcoholic beverages.

craig34 years ago
do you like have to dig them out of the shot glass when you eat it, or do they come out and you eat it as a jelly thing?
asalter craig34 years ago
If you spray your shot glasses (preferably the plastic variety) with a little bit of cooking oil spray they slide out really easily, and providing you don't use virgin olive oil there is no unwanted flavour either :)
Bilou (author)  craig34 years ago
Most of the time, i do it in standard freezer ice tray and scoop them out effrotlessly... Also, i will often just have it in a large bowl and pass spoons around... Lots and lots of fun!!!
srabel104 years ago
Lmao I love this, Gott to make some now!!
Gadomuda7 years ago
I tried the version of jello shots and found them to be a bit runny. they were very stiff and i tried to make them in an egg shaped jello mold but they just sloshed all over the place. any idea on how to make them more of a "jiggler" consistency?
ross3537 years ago
just wondering whats the consistancy of your jell-o? i have only made jell-o shots once and they were too hard. i did however use mostky vodka in the mix. they were still fun to eat
Bilou (author)  ross3537 years ago
When I do it it's just the same as the kid's stuff.
skelkeys7 years ago
How to make a jello shot

Good info on jello shots, and a ton of drinking games to go along with them. Got to love em.. hehe
jimbob60007 years ago
is this basicly lyk jelly wid vodka?
Bilou (author)  jimbob60007 years ago
Right on buddy!!
Awesome! I am going to do this for my halloween party, but I just saw another instructable on how to make UV reactive Jell-O. The two together should be great!
waldondo7 years ago
sweet man thx