Make these 4th of July Jello Shots kid friendly or add alcohol for the adult crowd, either way they are sure to be a hit for your 4th of July Cookout.

4th of July Jello Shots - make them kid friendly or add alcohol for the adult crowd! Either way they are sure to be a hit for your 4th of July Cookout! Click on the photo to grab the recipe and have FUN making these Jello Shots!

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! Our town hosts a huge parade and fireworks, with several events leading up to the big day. Potlucks and picnics also play a big part in the holiday fun, and of course the delicious Picnic Food is always top on everyone’s list.

One of the reasons I love this holiday so much are all the 4th of July Desserts and Recipes; from fun Fourth of July Cupcakes, to No Bake Dessert, to Dessert to take to a Potluck, and everything in between. These Jello Shots are super easy, just by taking an ordinary recipe for finger JELL-O, making it with Cherry and Berry Blue JELL-O, adding whipped topping and layering it in plastic shot glasses, adds a special festive touch to this dessert.

4th of July Jello Shots

These 4th of July Jello Shots are inspired by the Candy Corn Jello Shots or the Irish Jello Shots that I have shared in the past. You can find plastic shot glasses online or in department stores.

Begin by layering the cherry jello about 1/3 full, the recipe will make about 32-36, 2 ounce size shot glasses. Each of the jello layers as well as the sweetened condensed milk layer are mixed with unflavored gelatin like Knox, this will give the jello thickness.

Next comes the middle layer made with sweetened condensed milk. And then the blue jello layer. Each of the layers need about 20 – 30 minutes in the refrigerator to chill and firm up.

Then right before serving (or up to 30 minutes) add the Cool Whip or whipped cream to the top and sprinkles if you like.

And don’t forget the spoons.

4th of July Jello Shots - make them kid friendly or add alcohol for the adult crowd! Either way they are sure to be a hit for your 4th of July Cookout! Click on the photo to grab the recipe and have FUN making these Jello Shots!

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4th of July Jello Shots

Make these Jello Shots kid friendly or add alcohol for the adult crowd! Either way they are sure to be a hit for your 4th of July Cookout!

  • Author: HoosierHomemade.com
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 32-36
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 2 small boxes Cherry Jello
  • 2 small boxes Blue Jello
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 6 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin
  • 43/4 cups boiling water – divided
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Whipped Topping for garnish, optional
  • Sprinkles for garnish, optional
  • Plastic Shot Glasses or any glass will work

Instructions

  1. NOTE: This recipe makes enough to fill 36 shot glasses, you can divide the jello in half, but you will have leftover milk. You could also divide the can of milk in half, if you want the leftover milk.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cherry jello, 2 envelopes gelatin and 2 cups boiling water, stir until jello is dissolved.
  3. Pour into glasses, filling about 1/3 full
  4. Place in fridge until set, about 20 minutes
  5. In a small bowl combine sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup boiling water, stir well.
  6. In another small bowl, add cold water and sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin, set aside for 1 minute. Add 3/4 cup boiling water and stir well. Add to milk mixture and stir.
  7. Pour on top of cherry jello, filling another 1/3 amount
  8. Place in fridge until set, about 20 minutes
  9. In a small bowl, combine blue jello, 2 envelopes gelatin and 2 cups boiling water, stir until jello is dissolved.
  10. Pour into glasses, filling the remainder of the glass
  11. Place in fridge until set, about 20 minutes
  12. Garnish with whipped topping and sprinkles {I used Cool Whip in a decorator bag and a Giant Round Tip}
  13. Adult Jello Shots
  14. Add 1 cup boiling water to 1 box of Jello and stir to dissolve.
  15. Add 3/4 cup vodka and 1/4 cup cold water, stir to combine
  16. Add to shot glasses and chill
  17. Note – this is for a single flavor
  18. You will NOT add the unflavored gelatin if you are using alcohol

 

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