Introduction: How to Make Jello Shots
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
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.
Step 2: Mix Them Up
1- Empty the Jell-O pouch into the big bowl.
2- Add 1 cup of boiling water.
3- Stir vigorously until the powder is completely dissolved.
Note: Step 3 is crucial if you want to avoid the awful skin that you find sometimes at the bottom of your JELL-O... I heard stories about people that actually LIKE this skin.... I think it's gross.... we used to call it "JELL-O placenta"
4- Add 1 cup of ice cold alcohol and mix well again.
Note: The colder your alcohol is, the better the result. I think this has to do with the activation of the gelatin. Personally, when possible, I keep the bottle of alcohol in the freezer for several days before making my shots. Don't believe the skeptics: the bottle won't blow up!!
Step 3: Pour and Chill
Once the Jell-O shot mix is ready, pour it in the containers you want to serve the shots in. Sometimes I just leave it in the bowl and then I eat it all at once... I guess you can call this a JELL-O shotgun!!!
Put it all in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Here you will have to check once in a while if the jelly has set because the exact time needed depens on the containers you use and the "weather conditions" inside your fridge.
Step 4: Enjoy! + a Word About Drinking Responsibly
It is now time to amaze your guests whit this very special treats!!!!
To get the maximum effect out of your shots, I suggest you throw it as a chunk in the back of your throat. The chance of suffocation is non-existant and the less time it spends near your tongue, the more you can trunk in without being annoyed by the alcohol's taste. So chug it down and feel the party heat come up from your belly!!!!!
As you may or may not know, a generous amount of alcohol ingested in a short amout of time can be bad for you. In some instances, it can even kill you.
Therefore, if you want to have fun with JELL-O shots for years to come, please use it responsibly.
Thank you and have great parties,