Video:How to Make Jello Shotswith Gretchen Siegchrist
Spice up your next party by serving chilled jello shots. These flavorful treats are sweet and easy to make.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Jello ShotsHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I am going to show you how to make jello shots.
These are fun at parties, but watch out. They are sweet and potent, so it can be easy to go overboard and not realize quite how much alcohol you have consumed.
Jello Shot Ingredients and SuppliesTo hold the jello shots, you will need some small plastic cups. The ones used by restaurants to hold condiments are great because they are the perfect size.
You will also need some vegetable oil cooking spray. If you spray a little bit of this inside the cups before adding the jello, the shots will not stick to the sides and will come out easily. And do not worry, you will not taste the oil at all.
You will also need some fruit-flavored jello, boiling water, cold water, and some hard alcohol.
Recreate Your Favorite DrinksMost people use vodka for jello shots, but you can get creative and recreate your favorite drinks in jello form.
For example, use lime jello and tequila to make a margarita shot, strawberry jello and rum for a daiquiri shot, or pineapple jello and coconut rum for a pina colada shot.
Make the JelloFor each cup of jello you will need 1 cup of boiling water. Empty the contents of the jello packet into a large bowl. Then pour the boiling water over the jello.
Stir together the water and the jello for about two minutes until it is completely dissolved.
Add the AlcoholThe jello recipe calls for 1 cup of cold water. Instead, we are going to use 1/4 cup of water and 3/4 cups of alcohol. Add these to the jello, and stir them in.
Refrigerate the JelloNow, use a ladle to transfer the jello into the plastic cups. Place these in the refrigerator for at least four hours until the jello sets.
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