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How to Make Jell-O Shots

By Edited Oct 3, 2015 0 0

Jell-O shots are popular with college students and heavy drinkers.  Jell-O are essentially shooters made with liquor and Jell-O.  They are delicious, easy to eat/drink, and highly alcoholic.  Jell-O shots can be made with whatever flavor gelatin you enjoy and any type of alcohol you wish, although vodka is the most popular.  There are differing opinions on how to make Jell-O shots, this article has a great Jell-O shots recipe and includes simple directions for how to make Jell-O shots for your next party.

To start, you will need as many boxes of Jell-O as you plan to make, a bottle of the alcohol you choose, a pot, a large bowl, and small containers to pour your Jell-O shots into. Next, you need to figure out the proportions--to do this simply read the Jell-O box's instructions.  The recipe will require a certain amount of boiling water (usually 2 cups) and a certain amount of cold water (again usually 2 cups)--but you will substitute the alcohol for the cold water.  Depending upon the size of the box and number of boxes you use, the amount of liquid used will vary.

Once you have determined how many cups of boiling water and how many cups of alcohol you will need, bring the water to a rolling boil. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, pour the water into a large bowl.  Then add the gelatin packets to the water and stir until combined.  Once combined, stir in the alcohol, which as previously mentioned should be as cold as possible.  Because alcohol does not freeze, you can store it in the freezer until you need it.

Once the gelatin, boiling water, and cold alcohol has combined, pour the liquid into miniature plastic or paper cups (whatever want to serve your Jello-O shots in).  A trick is to buy small plastic cups with lids to make them easier to stack in the fridge.  Put the cups on a tray, place them in the refrigerator, and let them set for at least 6 hours. Jell-O shots take longer to set than regular Jell-O because of the alcohol content.  It is best to prepare Jell-O shots the day before you plan to consume them and let them set overnight.



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