This patriotic red, white and blue jello shots recipe has a tropical flair that is sure to be a hit at any Memorial Day or 4th of July party.
Prep Time 30minutes
Chilling Time 8hours
Total Time 8hours30minutes
Servings 30jello shots
Blue Jello Layer
13-oz (small) boxBerry Blue Jello
13.4 oz boxInstant Coconut Cream Pudding Mix
1 ¾cupCold Milk
13-oz (small) boxStrawberry Jello
Pour the package of the Berry Blue Jello into a mixing bowl.
Boil water in a kettle or pot.
Add 1 cup of boiling water to the berry blue jello and mix until the crystals are dissolved.
Add ½ cup of the Malibu rum and ½ cup of cold water to the jello. Note: Depending on how strong you want your jello shot to be, you can change the amounts of rum and water. Just make sure that when you add them together, the total amount of liquid comes out to 1 cup.
Pour the jello into the bottom 1/3 of the jello shot cups.
Let cool in the refrigerator until set, 2 to 4 hours.
The White Layer
For the coconut cream layer, mix the Coconut Cream Jello Pudding, ¼ cup Malibu coconut rum and 1¾ cup milk in a mixing bowl. For this portion of the recipe, you really can't put more than about ¼ cup of rum in with the pudding mix or it won't set.
Stir for 2 minutes until the pudding mix has thickened a little.
Pour over the top of the blue jello layer in the jello shot cups. Each cup should be about 2/3 full.
Let the shots sit for a few minutes so that the pudding thickens while you are making the red jello layer.
Note: The coconut cream pudding doesn't seem to fill as many cups as the jello, so you may run out of it before you have filled all of the jello cups. I just made a few red and blue jello shots with the leftovers.
Pour the package of Strawberry Jello into the mixing bowl.
Bring water to a boil in a pot or kettle.
Add 1 cup of boiling water to the red jello and mix until the crystals are dissolved.
Add ½ cup of the Malibu rum and ½ cup of cold water to the jello.
Let the jello mix cool completely. Do not rush this step. Pouring even slightly warm jello over the pudding mix will cause it to liquify.
Pour the jello over the top of the pudding mix. To prevent making a hole in the pudding, I use a ladle to do this.
Pour any extra red jello mix over the blue-only jello shots from the first step.