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These Watermelon Jello Shots are bursting with delicious fruity flavors with a beautiful presentation that's perfect for a party! Fresh fruits are molded in jello inside a half watermelon with your favorite rum or vodka. Plus video tutorial!
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Fruity Watermelon Jello Shots (with Video)

These Fruity Watermelon Jello Shots are bursting with delicious fruity flavors with a beautiful presentation that's perfect for a party! Fresh fruits are molded in jello inside a half watermelon with your favorite rum or vodka.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jello shots
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-large watermelon
  • 1 cup mango chunks 1 large mango
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries hulled and halved
  • 1 cup red grapes halved
  • 1 cup melon chunks cantaloupe or honeydew, sliced
  • 1/2 cup rum or vodka, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 3 tbsp unflavored gelatin powder 3/4 ounce, I used Knox
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water

Instructions

  • Slice watermelon in half lengthwise with a sharp knife. You'll only need one half for this recipe.
  • Cut ¼-inch off bottom of one half for balance if needed.
  • Scoop out watermelon flesh from one half and set aside.
  • Put fruits in a bowl and mix together. Add to watermelon half along with optional rum/liquor.
  • In a medium bowl, add cold water and sprinkle gelatin on top. Then add boiling water and whisk slowly for two minutes until dissolved.
  • Pour gelatin water into the watermelon until it almost reaches the top. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours to set fully.
  • With a sharp knife, slice watermelon lengthwise and then into 1-inch wedges. Serve and enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • Avoid using kiwi or pineapple, which will interfere with the jello formation.
  • The jello requires 5 hours of chilling time to firm up, so it's usually best to make this a day ahead. As long as your fruits are fresh and firm, these jello shots will last up to 2 days in the fridge covered with plastic wrap.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 31.4mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg