Fancy Jello Shots

by agirlandhermutt on April 9, 2012

Sometimes you just have to state the obvious. Here is how my weekend went down…

Silly pictures of the moon.

Fancy schmancy jello shots.

Deviled eggs. The Scientist’s favorite and something I didn’t know about him.

The world’s cutest dog. Seriously. Korky melts my heart every.time.

Another adorable face for me to look at.


See those fancy jello shots? I was doing a little browsing around Pinterest for some fun things to make over the weekend (32W32 is gettin’ done!) and caught of a glimpse of fantastic looking jello shots in fruit. What a genius idea. I knew we would be going to a birthday party over the weekend so this was the perfect time to make them. What would I have done with no party? Would it be weird to just make them for yourself? Heh.

“What are we having for dinner tonight Erin?”
“Oh, just a few jello shots. Do you want some roasted brussels too?”


I tried making them with oranges and lemons. They both tasted great, but the lemons held up so much better.

There are TONS of directions out there on how to make these, but I do have a few tips.

*Cut stem to stem. This is especially true for the orange. When you start to remove the flesh of the fruit there is a tendency for it to rip where the stem was.

*To keep the shells upright while the jello set I used a muffin tin. You could use a clean one. I decided to use this gross one and then photograph it for you all to see. 😉

*When pouring into the fruit shells use a container with a pour spout.


*Fill it all the way to the top of the shell. As the jello sets, it will shrink a little.

*Use mini (nips) of alcohol for your flavored shooters. Most of the recipes call for 1 cup which is just a little more than 4 minis. I used the 4 and it worked perfectly. I also didn’t have to buy a big ol’ bottle of flavored vodka that I would NEVER work all the way through.

*When slicing the jello after it has set, use a sharp knife that has been run under warm water and then dried off. The knife doesn’t tear the jello as much that way.

Folks, I might retire the boxed wine that I typically bring to parties and make these jello shots my contribution. Who wants to invite me first?! 😉


I hope you guys all had a great weekend!

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See ya tomorrow!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

THOSE ARE AWESOME!! Wow! SO impressive!!
I’ll have jell-o shots and brussells sprouts for dinner- why not? 🙂


Life's a Bowl April 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm

You are invited down to DC 😉 Don’t know how the jello would travel but I have a kitchen you can use too hehe! I’ve seen so many fun jello shots on Pinterest… I’ve wanted to try a champagne shooter!


Tiffany April 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm

You all are so cute….and Korky….that nose, gah!!

Genius idea for the jello shots, I may just have to steal them. You know when I’m bored on a Saturday night all alone haha.


suki April 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm

woot! 🙂


Nicki April 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Okay, can I admit something totally weird here? I can? Cool.

See, the thing is…I don’t like jell-o.

Hate it. Can’t stand it. Absolutely repulsed.

I know. I’m not human.

But if I COULD withstand the jiggly grossness that is jell-o…these would totally be my go-to jell-o shots. They’re almost pretty enough to make me forget my jell-o aversion in the first place.



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