If you’ve been a reader here for any amount of time you might already know that I am a lover of Jello Shots! Since making these shots several years ago I’ve decided to update the recipe a little bit to make the shots firmer. This way they are sure to stay together when you take them out of the mold! I’ve also updated this post with a few new pictures, while also keeping the originals and the old video for comparison. Enjoy!
Different Way to Make Easter Egg Jello Shots
I’ve seen some videos circulating around showing how to make Easter egg shaped gelatin shots. The issue with these, in my mind, is that they are using actual plastic Easter eggs, which have little holes in them in the top and bottom. Of course you can tape up the holes on one end, which I’ve tried. But, I could never get it just right and they would always leak!
I prefer to use Jello Jiggler Easter egg molds instead! They aren’t always available, but if you can’t find them in the store, check amazon or even ebay. For last minute prep, just go ahead and use regular plastic Easter eggs. Stand them up and use pointy scissors or a knife to widen the hole on the top slightly so you can pour the shot mixture in. You can use a children’s medicine syringe or similar to fill them. Icing tips would work, too! Just be sure to wash the eggs well first and tape over the little holes on the bottom really well!
Another option would be to use an alternate type of egg shaped mold. I found a some “fill-able” egg mold on amazon such as egg shaped cavity filled molds that are food safe as well! These are basically cavities that are half an egg. If you use those you could put two together using whipped cream in the middle to make a full egg.
How to make Easter Egg Jello Shots with a Jello Jiggler Mold
Check out how to do this recipe in my video tutorial below! (my first video tutorial!)
And that’s all there is to it! I will note that the actual recipe for the jigglers is for hot water only, no cold water. However, if you boil the vodka you will cook out most of the alcohol and that kind of defeats the purpose! Therefore, these shots are a little more “jiggley” than you might expect! A few of them did fall apart, which I why I decided to cut them in half and added the whipped cream to make them into “sandwiches.” Plus, whipped cream, why not? In the updated recipe in the recipe card I have a solution for this! You can also make this without alcohol, of course, for your kids or non drinkers! Just use 1 1/2 cups of boiling hot water (no cold water).
This recipe makes 6 eggs. As you can see, I only have five here because I dropped one when I was taking them out of the mold and it split up! Oops! To help the eggs come out of the mold easily be sure to lightly spray them with cooking spray first. I like to spray it, and then wipe it with a paper towel so there isn’t too much residue on the shots.
- 1 package your choice of Jell-o or store brand gelatin (3.5 ounces)
- 1 packet Knox gelatin
- 1 cup boiling hot water
- 1/2 cup vodka of choice- I like to use vanilla or whipped cream flavor, you can use plain or chose a flavor that compliments your Jell-o flavor.
- cooking spray
- Jello-o Jigglers Easter Egg Mold, or similar mold
- Prepare molds by lightly spraying with cooking spray
- Bring water to a boil.
- Stir jello and knox powder together in a mixing bowl.
- Mix in 1 cup of boiling water. Stir until fully dissolved.
- Mix in the vodka.
- Carefully pour the mixture into the egg molds.
- Cool in fridge until fully set, at least 4 hours. Very carefully remove from molds. Enjoy!
Adding the Knox allows the jello to keep its shape better. Be sure to carefully remove the eggs from the mold!
Thanks for checking out my Easter Egg gelatin shots and first ever video tutorial! If you liked this be sure to check out some of my other gelatin shots recipes!
I’d love to know – What’s your favorite kind of shot?