How to Make Jello Shooters

So you desire to know how jello shooters are made – then you have come to this right place! These jello shooters are very easy to create and will do well as an alternative for big groups as these can be cooked well ahead of the time.

Although the food jello shooters are commonly associated with wild and rowdy college parties, there is no hard and fast rule providing that you cannot have some fun at your very own party with jello shooters. Jello shooters bring back memories of those good, old and wonderful days for you and your dinner guests. Some things must be kept in mind when it comes to creating jello shooters. For example, the water must be in the proper ratio to the alcohol so that these jello shooters will set and will not taste so sweet.

For a presentation that will be a treat for the eyes, create several trays containing different flavors of jello. Keep in mind that when the alcohol proof is higher, you will need more cold water so that the jello mixture will set. And since jello shooters taste different from alcohol, one must monitor his or her consumption of this sweet treat. Lastly, consider also presentation of the jello shooters in other forms such as in cocktail glasses or placing the jello shooters in fruit slices. These are a classy and even sophisticated way of serving your jello shooters.


  • Dixie cups (another small container will do)
  • Jello
  • Water
  • Vodka
  • Ladle


  1. The first step is have all your ingredients ready: a ladle, jello package which may be in any flavor, water, vodka 16 oz. cold water, 16 oz. boiling water and vodka.
  2. In a pot, place 16 oz. water. Allow the water to reach the boiling point.
  3. Incorporate the jello into the said boiling water. Wait for a few minutes until the jello has thoroughly dissolved.
  4. The heat must be turned off.
  5. Pour in 6 oz. cold water and 10 oz. vodka into the mixture. Stir well.
  6. Using a ladle, fill the Dixie cups or other small containers with the mixture. As an alternative, small molds of different shapes can also be used.
  7. Carefully lay the cups on top of a tray or baking sheet. Put this in the refrigerator to chill for a period of two hours.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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