I’m not really quite sure what it is about Jello shots that’s so darn appealing, but there is something undeniably awesome about the tasty marriage of gelatin and alcohol. When anyone ever says jello shots, my ears automatically perk up and I’m instantly thinking PARTAY! They’re so festive and fun, and really not something most people go to the trouble to make everyday so naturally they deserve a place on your Super Bowl menu.
Last year when the Seahawks were making their first run at the Super Bowl, I made these and posted a photo of them to my Flickr and Pinterest accounts but did not blog about them. One year later and that little photo has received around 1,000 pins on Pinterest. I took that as a sign that I needed to remake and repost the photos along with a recipe. So, here we are at the beginning of a week of pre-Super Bowl prep and you now have plenty of time to get the supplies and get crackin. If you so happen to be rooting for that other team, you can definitely mix up the colors appropriately.
I’m not going to pretend these jello shots are anything new, unusual or fancy. They are simply made of jello, unflavored gelatin and sweetened condensed milk, all spiked with some really great vodka. We are lucky enough around here to have so many local small batch distillers making really amazing spirits, so I couldn’t resist putting some 12 Vodka from White River Distillers in the shots just to stay in keeping with the whole 12th Man, Seahawks theme. You can use really whatever vodka you like, Whipped Cream vodka is my next favorite go to, but I don’t really think you need to spend too much on whatever spirit you end up using as you are going to be bastardizing it anyway by adding the jello and sweetened condensed milk. The 12 Vodka is a premium brand and I did feel a bit guilty adding it to the Jello, but I figured what the heck, it’ll taste amazing. And it does.
It’s pretty safe to say that these pack a very serious punch. Be really judicious in your consumption of them, and make sure they stay out of the hands of the kiddos. They are like magnets for anyone under age. I would even suggest making a non-alcoholic variety in different cups so if you have kids or are going to party where they’ll be present they can enjoy their own alcohol free versionas well. Believe me, they are going to want to have some and it would be very bad if they decided to flout the rules and help themselves. Not good. Stepping down off the soap box now.
I love to make these in these pretty little dessert glasses, but really they are equally good in just about any little cup or glass you’ve got around. You can even make them in an 8″x8″ pan and cut them into squares if you’d rather not go to all the fiddly trouble of using glasses. If you do that make sure your squares stay on the smallish side, for obvious reasons. My husband is not usually one to go in for sweets or even much hard alcohol, but even he is a fan of these.. Seriously one of these bad boys will do you. Particularly if you’re consuming them on an empty stomach. At 10 am, lets say while you’re taste testing or something like that.
I’ll be back tomorrow with some more alcyholly goodness, I’ve got a couple fun drinks to share with you, all keeping within the Seahawks party theme so be sure to come on back and check out whats the what.
- Seahawks Jello Shots
|24 small cups|
- 3 oz lime flavored gelatin
- 3 oz berry blue gelatin
- 2 pkg. unflavored gelatin
- 3 C. water divided
- 2 1/2 C. vodka
- 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- 5-10 drops each blue and green food coloring
- whipping cream for garnish
- blue berries for garnish
- fresh mint for garnish
- Prepare the blue layer first: In a microwave proof bowl heat one cup of the water until boiling approximately 3 minutes or so. Sprinkle the blue jello over the top, and stir until dissolved. Add the food coloring and stir until combined. Stir in 1 C. of the vodka. Pour into small cups, evenly. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and freeze for 15-20 minutes. Prepare middle layer while first is setting.
- For the white layer: Pour 1/2 cup of the water in to a medium sized bowl. Sprinkle the 2 pkgs of unflavored gelatin over the top and let dissolve. Meanwhile heat 1/2 c. of the water and 1/2 C. of the vodka in the microwave for 2 minutes or just under a boil. Pour into the unflavored gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved. Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir again. Remove the cups from the freezer and pour the second layer over the top, evenly. Return to the freezer and freeze for 30 minutes. Prepare the green layer while it freezes.
- For the green layer: Heat the remaining cup of water in the microwave for 3 minutes. Add the lime jello, stir until dissolved, then add the food coloring. Add the remaining 1 C. vodka, stir thoroughly. Remove the cups from the freezer, pour the green layer over the middle, evenly then return to the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with whipped cream, berries and mint.
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