Cool off this summer with this fun frozen version of jello shots! Frozen jello shots really hit the spot and they have the nostalgia of a favorite summer treat from childhood with an adult twist! These are a great treat for adults when it’s hot outside, cold outside, or any time really.
What’s great about these frozen jello shots is that the jello keeps the pops in shape even when they start melting, so you can enjoy your frozen treat even longer than a regular ice pop. Of course, they will melt eventually, but you’ll be done eating them by then! For the flavor you can choose your favorite flavor of jello. I did strawberry here but any flavor will do!
How to make Jello Shot Ice Pops
For these ice pops you use much less vodka than a normal jello shot. This is necessary, of course, because alcohol doesn’t freeze in a regular freezer so if you made the shots with the normal ratio you’d get a very weird consistency. For the popsicles I used 1/2 cup of vodka instead of the normal cup I usually use in my jello shots. Therefore, they are more like a cocktail than a shot in size and strength. I filled the ice pop bags up about halfway each, which made five popsicles. You could fill them more or less depending on your preference, of course.
You may be wondering if you can actually freeze jello. The answer is yes, and no! When you freeze jello it basically makes a very squishy, but also frozen, consistency. It’s a weird texture because the water freezes but you still get a bit of jelly-ess to it, if that makes sense. For this reason you do need to use a push pop type of mold, or ice pop bags like the ones I used in this post. An example would be these ice pop molds from amazon (affiliate link), which you squeeze the popsicles up from the bottom. I also have a similar set from the store, but I wanted to use the bags for this post so we could see the colors.
Now on to the recipe!