Red, White and Blue Jello Shots

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Red, White and Blue Jello Shots – a great idea for your summer party! Very easy to make with layers of different colored jello for a fun and patriotic treat!

It doesn’t matter if you are celebrating Memorial Day, 4th of July or just having a summer get together, these Red, White and Blue Jello Shots will be a huge hit! They are super easy to make, no need to be intimidated by the layers.

red white and blue jello shots

 

You can call these 4th of July Jello Shots if you want, it doesn’t really matter. They use red jello, blue jello, and a layer of sweetened condensed milk to make these patriotic and perfect for any get together all summer long. It doesn’t have to be the actual holiday!

If you know me, or have been around here much you know I love a fun drink. There is a whole Drink Recipes section of this site dedicated to cocktails and mocktails for any occasion.

Those are just a few, so if you need something else for your get together and don’t want to just have a cooler of beer, I have you covered!

making blue jello

Holiday Jello Shots

Obviously these Jello shots are red, white and blue for patriotic holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take this same concept and use it for other holidays! All you need is Jello in different colors, and they pretty much sell every color these days!

  • Christmas – use Red, White and Green
  • Halloween – yellow, orange and white
  • Valentine’s Day – Pink, purple, and red or white
  • St. Patricks’ Day – green, white and yellow
pouring white layer into jello shot cups

What You’ll Need

  • Blue Jello
  • Red Jello
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Unflavored Gelatin
  • Vodka
  • Boiling Water

The one thing I like to be sure of when making Jello shots is to use a good quality vodka. It is a strong flavor in the shots, so you want to make sure you like the taste and aren’t using the cheapest brand available.

mixing red jello together

How To Make Red, White & Blue Jello Shots

  1. Start by mixing 1 cup of boiling water with the blue Jello packet. Mix for about 2 minutes until it is completely dissolved. Pour in 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of vodka and mix until well combined. Pour evenly into 26 little cups. Place in the fridge to set for about 75 minutes.
  2. Once the blue layer is set, mix the package of gelatin with 1 cup of boiling water until well blended. Add sweetened condensed milk and stir very well. Pour evenly over the blue layer in the little cups. Set in the fridge for about 75 minutes.
  3. Once the white layer has set up, repeat the same process with the blue layer, using a red packet of Jello. Pour over the white layer and let it set completely. It should take about 75-90 minutes for them to be ready to serve.
cups of red white and blue layered jello

What Cups To Use

Because this makes 26 little cups, you probably need to buy little 2 oz condiment cups for them. If you had shot glasses they would work great, but you would need a lot of them.

I find these 2-ounce disposable cups to be perfect because they also come with a lid, so you can store them in the fridge or make them ahead and not have them dry out.

red white and blue layered jello shots

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5 from 2 votes

Red, White and Blue Jello Shots

By Erin
Red, White and Blue Jello Shots – a great idea for your summer party! Very easy to make with layers of different colored jello for a fun and patriotic treat!
Prep: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 26

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup vodka, divided
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 1 3 oz box Blue JELL-O gelatin
  • 1 3 oz box Red JELLO-O gelatin
  • 7 oz sweetened condensed milk

Instructions 

To Make Blue Layer

  • I a bowl whisk together 1 cup of boiling water with packet of blue Jello. Mix for about 2 minutes until it is completely dissolved.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup cold water, and 1/2 cup vodka. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour evenly into 26 2-ounce cups.
  • Place in fridge to set for 60-75 minutes.

To Make White Layer

  • In a bowl mix together 1 cup of boiling water with packet of gelatin until it is completely dissolved.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and stir well.
  • Pour evenly over the set blue layer in the 2-ounce cups.
  • Set in the fridge for 60-75 minutes.

To Make Red Layer

  • Ia bowl whisk together 1 cup of boiling water with packet of blue Jello. Mix for about 2 minutes until it is completely dissolved.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup cold water, and 1/2 cup vodka. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour evenly into 26 2-ounce cups.
  • Place in fridge to set for 60-75 minutes.

Notes

Make sure your layers are completely set before starting and adding the next layer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 28mg | Sugar: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Course: Drink Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 26
Calories: 76
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