I love making jello shots for parties. What I don't love is picking up all those sticky little plastic cups after the party is over and throwing them in the garbage.
Unfortunately jello shots on their own are tricky to pick up and if you skip the cups you're likely to wind up with shots slipping through guests' fingers and landing on their clothes or your carpet.
Inspired by an article on serving cocktails in vegetables, I decided to make jello shots that were easy to pick up and either fully edible or compostable.
Step 1: Chocolate Strawberry Jello Shots
Strawberries (the biggest ones you can find)
Strawberry jelly powder
Creme de cacao
Chocolate chips (optional)
Wash the strawberries and pick out the nicest ones. You will need about 3 boxes worth of strawberries for 2 cups of jello. Cut off the bottoms so the strawberries can stand up but be careful to not make holes for the jello to leak out. Cut off the tops and hollow out the insides.
For chocolate dipped strawberries, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on low heat and then dip each strawberry in the melted chocolate. An alternative is to drizzle melted chocolate over top of the finished jello shots (not pictured but equally delicious).
Mix 1 cup of boiling water and the jelly powder. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved. Add half a cup of cold vodka and half a cup of creme de cacao and stir. Pour liquid into the strawberries and chill in the fridge until set.