Easy Layered Jello Shots – An easy and beautiful dessert spiked with vodka for a special party! Smooth and creamy Jello shots with bright red, green and white layers. All you need is a few simple ingredients: gelatin, strawberry and lime jello powder, vodka and condensed milk. So Good! Great for holiday and birthday parties. Easy recipe, party desserts. Finger food. No Bake. Vegetarian. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

Christmas Jello Shots feature red, green and white layers of jello that’s been infused with vodka. These deliciously festive treats are perfect for holiday parties and are always a conversation piece!

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When the holidays are approaching, these jello shots will add some pizzazz to your holiday party. Their vivid colors are a fabulous addition to any holiday table and guests love them.

You can spike them with vodka or your favorite liquor, but they’re also great as mocktail shots when you want something family-friendly. The best part? You can make them up to 2 days ahead of time and store in the fridge until serving time.

Christmas jello shots on a serving platter showing off their beautiful red, green and white layers

How to Make Christmas Jello Shots

For these jello shots, you’ll need to buy 3 types of jello:

  • Strawberry jello (or raspberry or cherry) for the red layers
  • Lime jello for the green layers
  • Unflavored gelatin powder for the white layer

The process for making them is simple, although requires some repetition. You’ll need to make red jello with boiling water and cold water in a mixing bowl. Then repeat in a second bowl for the green jello. Finally, combine the unflavored gelatin with sweetened condensed milk and boiling water in a third bowl to make the white layer.

In order to get clean layers, you’ll want to let the liquids cool but not set before pouring into the pan. A 6×9 inch pyrex storage container will work, or alternatively a 7-inch square pan.

This closeup photo shows the beautiful red, green and white layers in Layered Jello Shots

Pour about 3/4 cup into the pan to form a layer and then chill for 15 minutes to set. Repeat in alternating colors to make the remaining layers, chilling each time to set.

When you’ve formed all the layers, use a sharp knife to cut into squares. Then use a small, flexible spatula to pop each jello shot out of the pan and onto a serving platter.

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Easy Christmas Jello Shots – An easy and beautiful dessert spiked with vodka for a special party! Smooth and creamy Jello shots with bright red, green and white layers. All you need is a few simple ingredients: gelatin, strawberry and lime jello powder, vodka and condensed milk. So Good! Great for holiday and birthday parties. Easy recipe, party desserts. Finger food. No Bake. Vegetarian. Video recipe.
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Layered Christmas Jello Shots

These Christmas Jello Shots feature 3 different colors of jello infused with vodka, so delicious and festive. Perfect for a holiday party!
Prep Time: 30 mins
Chilling Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 20 servings

Ingredients

Red Jello

  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 packet unflavored gelatin, 1 teaspoon
  • 3 oz strawberry jello powder, 1 packet
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup vodka, optional

Green Jello

  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 packet unflavored gelatin, 1 teaspoon
  • 3 oz lime jello powder, 1 packet
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup vodka, optional

White Jello

  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin, 4 teaspoons
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

Red & Green Jello Preparation

  • For each color: In a medium bowl, add cold water and gelatin. Wait 1-2 minutes, then add jello powder and boiling water.
  • For each color: Mix each bowl slowly with a spoon for at least one minute to dissolve. Mix in vodka and set aside.

White Jello Preparation

  • In a medium bowl, add cold water and gelatin. Wait 1-2 minutes and then add boiling water.
  • Stir for one minute to dissolve. Then mix in sweetened condensed milk.

Assembling the Layers

  • In a 6x9 pyrex pan (approx size), slowly pour in 3/4 cup of green liquid. Chill at least 15 minutes.
  • Repeat for White, Red, White, Green, White, Red liquid layers.
  • To unmold, use a sharp knife to cut squares and a spatula to pop the squares out of the pan. Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Make ahead tip: You can make these jello shots up to 2 days ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge. 
Nutrition Facts
Layered Christmas Jello Shots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 53IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas jello shots, holiday jello shots, holiday shots, layered jello shots
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Editor note: Published Dec 15, 2016 and updated Nov 13, 2019