Happy Fourth of July everyone! I wasn’t able to get this post out as quickly as I wanted to, but better late than never, right? I first made these patriotic jello shots a few years ago in college. They were very well received, but I’d forgotten about them in the years since. A few months ago I stumbled upon the recipe and decided to make them again, and I’m so glad I did! They come out so pretty, and they disappeared quickly at the party we brought them to. Take care though. The shots and are dangerously strong, and you can hardly taste the alcohol.
For the Red and Blue Portion:
2 cups water
2 envelopes gelatin
1 box (3 oz.) red jello
1 box (3 oz.) blue jello
2 cups chilled vodka
For the White Portion:
2 cups water
2½ envelopes gelatin
½ of a 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1. To make the red and blue portions, pour water into a sauce pan and sprinkle gelatin over the top. Allow to soak for a minute or two. Heat mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
2. Pour the red and blue jello powders into two separate bowls. Add half of the hot gelatin mixture to each bowl. Stir until the jello is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature, then stir in the vodka. Pour into straight-sided containers and refrigerate for 2-4 hours until fully set.
3. To make the white portion, repeat step 1 above. Stir in the condensed milk. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, remove the colored gelatin from the refrigerator and cut into small cubes. Place cubes in a glass 9 x 13 pan.
4. Once the milk mixture has cooled, pour it over the colored gelatin blocks. Skim off any small bubbles that form. Chill until fully set, about 2-4 hours. Cut into squares or other desired shape.
Note: The vodka will taste a little strong the first day that these are made. If you let them sit overnight the taste definitely improves.
(Recipe from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)