Introduction: Red White and Blue Jello Shots

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For the 4th of July this year I was going to a friends house and wanted to bring something so I decided to make jello shots to celebrate the holiday!  This was a bit of an experiment and while the shots could have held together better, they did taste pretty good!

Step 1: Ingredients

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For these jello shots, I used the following
-1 box of berry blue jello
-1 box of raspberry jello (you could use another flavor of red jello)
-2 packets of knox gelatine
-1 can of condensed milk
-red berry flavored vodka
-whipped cream flavored vodka (not pictured)
-water

These can be made with regular vodka, but I found that using a flavored vodka improves the taste dramatically.

Step 2: Make First Layer

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I started these shots two days before the 4th of July to make sure each layer had plenty of time to solidify before I added the next one.  I also wanted to make them slightly more solid than regular jello so they would stand up on their own and better show off the layers.  I pretty much followed the directions on the box of jello except using 2 cups of boiling water to dissolve the jello powder and then adding 1 cup of cold berry flavored vodka.
Pour the jello liquid into the molds and refrigerate until it has solidified.

Step 3: Second Layer

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I based my white jello layer on the white jello from this recipe.  To make the white jello, pour about 1/2 cup of whipped cream flavored vodka and sprinkle two packets of unflavored gelatine onto it and let it sit and thicken for a few minutes.  Then add a cup of boiling water and stir until it's dissolved.  Then pour in the entire can of condensed milk into the mixture and stir it in.  Pour the mixture into your molds and refrigerate again until it has solidified. 

Step 4: Third Layer

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For the third layer, follow the same instructions as the first layer, using your red jello.  Pout it into your molds and refrigerate again until solid.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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Pop the shots out of the molds and enjoy!

Final Thoughts:
When I make these again, I will probably use even less water to make them stick together more, hopefully.  They looked fine, but some of them didn't release well from the molds and fell apart (the stars in the picture), although they still tasted good!

Comments

mcortes3 (author)2013-07-21

Tips for unmolding them and getting your layers to stick together: Spray Pam inside the mold and wipe out to leave a bit of a coating; doesn't affect taste (you could also use regular vegetable oil). Don't let your layers set too long in between... just wait long enough till you can touch them without getting jello on your finger (first layer takes about 5-10 mins). This will help the layers bond with each other. I have those same star molds and the oil trick worked beautifully! Good Luck! :-)

M.C. Langer (author)2013-07-19

Looks delicious!!!!! :-)

Monster-Marit (author)2013-07-17

Nice!!!

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