Layered Jell-O Shots in Oranges

Introduction: Layered Jell-O Shots in Oranges

Do you like Jell-O? Do you like vodka? Do you like a little bit of fruit? If you answered yes to these then layered Jell-O shots in oranges are the perfect spiked snack for you! You might've had Jell-O shots before, but these Jell-O shots have multiple flavors stacked together for a spin on a classic. These shots are even served in orange peels for extra pizzazz! They are the perfect addition to any social gathering; from a Big 12 tournament watch party to a casual night in with friends.


In the following you may come into contact with:

  • Sharp Objects
  • Boiling Water
  • Hot pans
  • Hot stove
  • Possible allergies
  • Alcohol
    • GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems. (27 CFR 16)


  • 2 flavors of Jell-O
  • 5-10 oranges (depending on size of oranges)
  • Vodka
  • Knife
  • Pot
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring cup with spout
  • Large tray
  • Cutting board
  • Water
  • Stirring spoon
  • Stove
  • Fridge

It will take approximately 2 hours to complete this tutorial and will have a total of 4 cups of Jell-O mixture to be distributed into the oranges.

Step 1: Wash Hands Thoroughly With Warm Soapy Water

Step 2: Gather All Materials

  • Lay everything out on a clear, clean table.
  • Place the alcohol in the fridge to keep it cold until it's needed.

Step 3: Prepare the Oranges

  • Take one of the oranges and place it on the cutting board.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the orange in half.
  • Use the knife to cut just inside the rind to loosen the flesh of the orange.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out the rest of the orange from inside the peel.
    • You can leave as much of the rind in as you’d like. The scooped out orange can be used to your discretion.
      • Note: If you take out too much of the rind, the orange peel will be more flimsy. It is advised to leave the peels firm enough to hold the Jell-O.
  • Continue to cut up the oranges until you have enough empty sliced oranges to put your Jell-O in.
    • We used 7 medium sized oranges.
  • Arrange all of the now-empty orange halves on the large tray so the Jell-O can be poured in once ready.

Step 4: Make the First Jell-O

  • Use a measuring cup to retrieve one cup of water.
  • Place the pot on the stove and add the single cup of water to the pot.
  • Turn the stove on and allow time for the water to boil.
  • Once boiling, add the Jell-O mix into the pot.
  • Stir the Jell-O mix until completely dissolved.
  • Turn stove top off once mix is 100% dissolved.
  • Take the pot off the burner and place it on a safe surface so the liquid can begin to cool.
  • Once the liquid has cooled, retrieve the vodka from the fridge.
  • Add a single cup of the vodka into the pot with the dissolved Jell-O.
  • Stir the contents in the pot.

Step 5: Pour First Layer of Jell-O

  • From the pot, pour some of the Jell-O mixture into a measuring cup with a spout.
    • You may want to do this over the sink to avoid any unwanted spills.
  • Once the liquid is in the spouted cup, carefully pour the mixture into the orange peels.
  • Fill each peel up about half way to allow room for the second layer.
  • If the peels are flimsy and not standing up straight, arrange the peels so they lean up against each other or the side of the tray. This will help keep the Jell-O shot mixture from spilling out.

Step 6: Put Tray Full of Single Layered Orange Peel Jell-O Shots in the Fridge

  • Once you are out of Jell-O mixture or orange peels, place the tray of Jell-O filled orange peels into the fridge.
    • If any additional Jell-O mixture is left it can be used how you please.
  • Leave the tray inside the fridge until the first layer becomes solid. This ensures us that the two layers wont mix together.
    • It took us 25 minutes for the Jell-O to solidify for the second layer.
  • During this time clean the pot, spoon, and measuring cups so they can be used for the next batch of Jell-O.

Step 7: Make the Second Jell-O Mixture

  • About 20 minutes into waiting for the first Jell-O layer to cool, you may begin your second Jell-O layer.
  • Repeat step 4 using your second flavor of Jell-O.

Step 8: Pour the Second Layer of Jell-O

  • Pour the second pot full of the Jell-O mixture into the measuring cup with the spout.
    • Remember to do this over the sink to avoid any bad spills.
  • Take the tray out of the fridge and place it on the table.
    • Be sure that the first layer has become solid by touching one of the orange peel Jell-O shots.
  • Using the spouted measuring cup, pour the new mixture into the orange peels.
    • The layers should not mix if done correctly.
  • Top off all the oranges with the second mixture.
    • Any additional Jell-O mixture can be used how you please.

Step 9: Put the Tray in the Fridge

  • Once all the orange peels are full, place the tray back into the fridge.
  • Allow the shots to cool until completely solid.
    • It took 30 minutes for our second layer of Jell-O to solidify.

Step 10: Cut the Jell-O Shots

  • Once the shots are completely solid, take the tray out of the fridge and place it back on the table.
  • Take one of the orange peel Jell-O shots and place it Jell-O side down on a cutting board.
  • Use a knife to cut the orange peel Jell-O shot.
    • We suggest cutting the half into two pieces, but its up to you how you would like to do this.
  • Repeat the previous stated steps until all the Jell-O shots are cut to your liking.

Step 11: Enjoy!

  • You are now able to indulge in your orange peel layer Jell-O shots.
    • Be sure not to eat the peel of the orange, any flesh left in the orange may be eaten though.
  • Be sure to limit yourself on how many are consumed considering they do contain alcohol.

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    3 years ago

    Those look fun :)