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Stained Glass Holiday Jello Shots

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Use that mini donut pan to make yourself some edible holiday cocktails! MORE + LESS -

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
March 18, 2016


tablespoons Jell-O™ strawberry
cup boiling water, divided
cups cake-flavored vodka, chilled and divided
tablespoons Jell-O™ lime
envelope unflavored gelatin
cup sweetened condensed milk
Olive oil cooking spray
Fresh mint and cranberries for garnish (optional)


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  • 1
    Lightly coat 2 large ramekins and a mini donut pan with nonstick olive oil spray. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, whisk together strawberry gelatin with 1/4 cup boiling water until gelatin is dissolved. Add 1/4 cup vodka. Pour into one of the prepared ramekins. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl, whisk together lime gelatin with 1/4 cup boiling water until gelatin is dissolved. Add 1/4 cup vodka. Pour into the second prepared ramekin. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Once the strawberry and lime gelatin have firmed up, prepare the final gelatin layer. In a large bowl, whisk 1/4 cup of boiling water into the unflavored gelatin until gelatin is dissolved. Add 1/4 cup vodka and the sweetened condensed milk. Whisk until smooth. Place in refrigerator for 5-7 minutes while you prepare the stained glass layers.
  • 5
    With a sharp knife, cut the strawberry and lime gelatin into tiny (1/4-inch by 1/4-inch) cubes. Remove the cubes with a spoon. Once the white gelatin layer is cool, gently fold the strawberry and lime cubes into the white gelatin. Don’t over mix, or the red gelatin will turn the white layer pink.
  • 6
    Spoon mixture into the prepared donut pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Remove by gently loosening each wreath from the donut pan with a spoon. Serve chilled. Garnish serving platter with fresh mint and cranberries, if desired.

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  • Special equipment needed: Mini donut pan.

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More About This Recipe
  • An edible holiday cocktail that's all about holiday spirit.

    Know how they say Santa’s laugh is “like a bowl full of jelly?” Yeah, yeah. We know he laughs like a jiggly, jelly shot. And we’re about to turn your holidays into the merriest, brightest, and booziest season yet with these Santa-approved jelly shots!

    So, to show you how to make these mini pretty little holiday jelly shots, let’s pick it up midway through the recipe. Because the first step is simple, and once you reach this point, it only gets easier.

    Once the green and red “stained glass” gelatin is prepped, just cut ‘em into teeny cubes and then whisk together the white layer (which holds everything together with some cake-flavored vodka.)

    The recipe itself looks long and wordy, but this idea is seriously so simple. Just stir the red and green gelatin cubes into the white layer.

    Then spoon the mixture into a mini donut pan.

    I’ve had my mini donut pan sitting derelict since last year, when mini donuts were all the rage. I was delighted to dust it off and use it for something fun and wondrous again!

    Within an hour, the little wreaths are ready. A tiny spoon makes it easy to lift each jelly shot out of the pan. Then, arrange them on a plate – it’s party time!

    I decorated my plate with fresh mint and cranberries, but you could also find sugar bows in the cake-décor aisle of your local craft store – an adorable way to make these jelly shots look like little wreaths!

    Then all you gotta do is find a few friends to get jiggly with – Merry Holidays!

    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's Tablespoon profile to see what she cooks up next!
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