Introduction: Watermelon Jello Shot Slices

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Jello shots are fun to make, and even more fun to eat... the only problem is the size! The shots are always so small, and you inevitably end up having to use your finger to scoop half the jello out of the cup! (gross!)

Problem solved! Now you can beat the heat and party on with Watermelon jello shot slices! These are great on a hot day!

You'll need:
-a small watermelon
-Jolly Rancher watermelon jello mix
-small pot
-1 cup of boiling water
-1/2 cup vodka (or drink of choice)
-1/2 cup watermelon water
-large spoon
-wire strainer
-measuring cup

You can try out a few awesome jello flavors with the Jolly Rancher Gelatin Mold Kit. The kit includes Green Apple, Watermellon, Blue Raspberry and Cherry flavors!

Step 1: Hollow Out the Watermelon

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Cut the watermelon in half, then scoop out the insides of both halves into a bowl. be sure to get as close as you can to the rind.

Step 2: Save the Watermelon Juice and Add Vodka

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The jello recipe calls for water.... but it would be a shame to let all that watermelon water go to waste!

Place a strainer over a measuring cup, and pour the juice from the bowl into it.
Just by scooping the melon into a bowl, i was able to get over a cup without even pressing the watermelon flesh. (You only need 1/2 a cup of the juice.)

Now add a half cup of vodka or your prefered drink to the half cup of juice, and set aside in another cup.

Step 3: Mix It Up

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Add a cup of boiling water to the jello mix. Stir it until the mix is completely dissolved. Add the juice/vodka to the mix and stir.

Step 4: Scoop, Freeze, and Enjoy!

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Scoop the mix into a watermelon bowl, and set in the freezer.
(I know it's supposed to be refrigerated, but I was impatient, and the partially frozen gelatin was amazing!)

Take it out of the freezer in a couple of hours, slice, and enjoy with a friend!

Eat responsibly, and be sure to check out my Margarita Watermelon Wedges!


DouxA (author)2015-10-27

Hi.. Is anyone know what should I do if my jelly can't stick to the watermelon peel??

American Ruin (author)DouxA2016-01-04

Not sure... didn't run into that issue. Try scoring the inside of the rhind?

StephenB4 (author)2014-10-28

I live in Australia and watermelon jelly is not available here. Has anyone tried any different flavors, or plain gelatin?

Terri-AnneH (author)StephenB42015-10-06

I know its been a year but you can get the create your own flavor jelly, i think its aeroplane jelly but not sure, it's in a black box.

JM1999 (author)2014-09-09

If you were feeling patient and creative you could cut only the section with the seeds out and fill that with jello so you had a half an half water melon and jello combination!

American Ruin (author)JM19992014-09-10

That sounds like a fun idea. If you do it, be sure to post pictures!

JM1999 (author)American Ruin2014-09-10

Yeah, I would give it a go but water melon is like $1.95 per kilo, the last one I bought was only $0.65 per kilo!

JM1999 (author)JM19992014-09-10

Well, our local fruit shop has them on sale $2.00 EACH!

We got the biggest and best one!

thundrepance (author)JM19992014-09-15

$2.00 for a WHOLE watermelon?! where do you live?? i'm coming to get me some! :D

JM1999 (author)thundrepance2014-09-15

You can find the store here.

You think $2.00 is cheap!?! they had an opening sale where watermelon was 1C per kilogram! we bought 25kg for 25 cents...

Watermelon always goes cheapish when the season is right, the price varies from $3.50 per kilo to 1C per kilo.

thundrepance (author)JM19992014-10-06

thank-you for the link, jm; i tried it many times & had my son try it, but it didn't work. i thought it may have been because we don't live near each other {i live in buffalo, n.y}. my son thinks the site may have disabled it, because they fear spam. i do really appreciate it, though! :)

JM1999 (author)thundrepance2014-10-07

Oh right, I am holidaying near the three theme parks on the gold coast QLD.

The price has gone up to $4.50 each, it is still cheap but our watermelon season isn't going right.

The link was supposed to go here:

JM1999 (author)JM19992014-10-07

Oops, it didn't hyper link the whole paragraph!

You have to copy and paste it in the URL bar on your browser.

American Ruin (author)JM19992014-09-11


JM1999 (author)American Ruin2014-09-13

Cut open watermelon today and about 5 cups of water gushed out and messed up the kitchen, the watermelon was rotten inside!

I don't think we will be getting another one from that store...

American Ruin (author)JM19992014-09-14

No way! That's a total bummer. Be sure to try to get your money back.

JM1999 (author)American Ruin2014-09-14

It is a small fruit shop that has no refund policy, it was a big disappointment, I was looking for a nice morning tea!

American Ruin (author)JM19992014-09-15

Next time then.

JM1999 (author)American Ruin2014-09-15

Hopefully there is a next time...

I'll vote for you anyways!

American Ruin (author)JM19992014-09-15

Thanks, I appreciate it! And there's always a next time.

JM1999 (author)American Ruin2014-09-15

That is totally fine!

Can you please vote for my entries?

American Ruin (author)JM19992014-09-16

I'll definately check 'em out.

JM1999 (author)American Ruin2014-09-16


JM1999 (author)American Ruin2014-09-14

It is a small fruit shop that has no refund policy, it was a big disappointment, I was looking for a nice morning tea!

thundrepance (author)JM19992014-09-15

rats. >:P

Lightmag3 (author)2014-09-15

Looks so doup. I like it

American Ruin (author)Lightmag32014-09-15


Rhetorical_Save (author)2014-09-14

Kids Would like this (not the vodka...)

ha... some adults are still kids at heart!

Very true :)

Jello + Fruit = Mmm :D

The fruit juice makes it taste so much better!

AlpineCowgirl (author)2014-09-13

You can spray the shot cups with cooking spray. Then when they are set and ready for your party, they just slide right out!

Thanks for the tip!

abinc (author)2014-09-14

Very cool. I'd like to try this with other fruits as well!

American Ruin (author)abinc2014-09-14

If you do, be sure to post a picture here!

Thatdan (author)2014-09-11

So cool my girl want to know can she put vodka in it

American Ruin (author)Thatdan2014-09-11

Totally! That's exactly what I did.

pjessica27 (author)2014-09-10

Great!! I hope it tastes as better as it looks so beautiful :)

American Ruin (author)pjessica272014-09-10

It did indeed. You should try it!

Bhawya (author)2014-09-09


American Ruin (author)Bhawya2014-09-10


seamster (author)2014-09-09

Looks good!

American Ruin (author)seamster2014-09-09

Thanks. It tasted even better!

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