How to Make Jello Shots




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,




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    44 Discussions

    The 1:1 ratio of water to alcohol is simply too strong. Think of ordering a drink in a bar and getting it 50/50 alcohol to couldn't drink it! These are the same...way to much booze! I'd cut back to 1/4 or 1/2 cup alcohol at most or else you're going to be throwing a whole lot of shots in the garbage after everyone only had one and didn't want another.

    I just made green apple jello shots with cinnamon schnapps, tastes like apple pie...i used two boxes green apple jolly rancher jello two packets gelatine two cups hot water..mix well 1 cup cinnamon schnapps(very cold) mix..put in plastic condiment containers (sprayed with a lil pam) put in freezer to jell faster...

    This was my offering to a NYE party that I couldn't attend. My friends said that the shots were too strong with the alcohol. I'd make this recipe again but would only use a 1/2 cup of cold alcohol with a 1/2 cup of cold water.

    I just made these and filling the cups 2/3rds full it made 14 Jello shots

    I make jello shots using syringes. No needles! I bought a 300 syringes for a 'Harley' wedding for friend's of mine. They were a hit at the reception, and all I had to was 'suck up' the alcohol with the syringe, throw 'em in a big bowl and put them in the fridge the night before. I make them every year now that we do a ride on our friends' anniversary for the party afterwards.

    I'm going to do it today I love jello but I'm not big fan of alcohol.. But leaky been dealing with relationship issue and I want something with alcohol so I tought of it can I do it with Bacardi instead of rum

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    2 years ago

    Hi. Call me Whams. I joined JUST to comment on this. I had some peach schnapps in the fridge. Was not thrilled with it, but due to radiation treatments, I could not even drink it. So.. I got to thinking, & it led me here. I am no jello fan, so I had none at home & I really have no idea what the jello thing is all about anyways, It's a 1950's thing, I guess. (tho it does make a festive holiday cake.) #1) Went to store & found CRANBERRY Jello. Woo Hoo. Crantini shots? For future reference only, tho I did snag me a box. #2) thinking that schnapps is a bit thick, unlike vodka. I am trying it with 4 ozs schnapps & 4 ozs vodka. With peach jello. I am hoping for a minor miracle. I really need one night of solitary debauchery. (Solitary is best if you think you may be falling down at some point.) #3 about it might be too watery. Silly, even I know that what makes Jello all jiggly jiggler jiggety-do-wopis water to jello ratio, Add LESS water for a thicker producr that might make your hair stand on end. I did add less water. But for another reason. I dropped the bag after opening, open side up. (Thank you Spirit Owl) & I lost some powder. I guess that makes not a jello virgin anymore. All in all tho, I am thinking this is going to be an interesting experiment. Are there any other inventive ways with alcohol you may want to share? Cause if I am gonna die, let's have a party. :D

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    Hey Whams, I was wondering how you are doing and if your "shots" cured you?


    Reply 2 years ago

    This is... well... interesting... I am curious about what container you made your jell-o mix in to fit in the gun... the idea of squirting it out of a caulking gun is appealing... And out of pure curiosity, are those penis covers marketed especially for covering caulk guns or did you made them yourself? This would be a top quality prank on a work site... heheeheh


    2 years ago

    Oh hell. One more thing. (and my apologies for the earlier typos.) As to the boiling water hitting the cold alcohol. I let my jello mix stand at room temp for awhile (while I was cleaning up the floor from my tragic jello spill). I am thinking that alcohol mix I put in the freezer a few hours ago will work just fine. And I am using ice cube trays, sans cooking spray. To release from the ice cube try, run a little hot water into the sink (plugged, of course), then dip the bottom of the tray in hot water to release. Peace, love, and rock-n-roll. Save me a place, David Bowie.

    Just Made it for Fun .Was amazing and the gang liked it very much.Also if you want those same jello Shot cups i find it on amazon


    2 years ago

    I just made a double batch! I can't wait to try them!! Mmmm!

    Just a normal 3 oz box right?

    What about wine would that work?


    2 years ago

    i love this instructional.... thank you!

    We put these in a large syringe for Halloween, good fun!