Beetlejuice Jello Shots

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These Beetlejuice Jello Shots will have you saying, “It’s Showtime!”. Made with black and white jello and topped with green sprinkles to resemble Beetlejuice, they will for sure be a huge hit at any Halloween party!

hand holding a beetlejuice jello shot

Beetlejuice Jello Shots

Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice…

These Jello Shots are so cool, they’ll summon Beetlejuice and let everyone know at your Halloween party that It’s Showtime!

beetlejuice jello shots on.a white cookie sheet

I have to admit, out of all of the Halloween Jello Shots I’ve made, these are by far some of my favorite!

Pair these Beetlejuice Jello Shots with our Jack Skellington Jello Shots, Hocus Pocus Jello Shots, Oogie Boogie Jello Shots or even our IT Pennywise Jello Shots and you’ll have the best Halloween party ever.

In fact, if you’ve already made our Jack Skellington Jello Shots these are very similar to those so you’ll already have the entire process down.

beetlejuice jello shots stacked

What You Need to Make Beetlejuice Jello Shots

Items Needed:

beetlejuice jello shots on a table

How to Make Beetlejuice Jello Shots

Line up about 10 shot cups, without their lids, on top of the baking sheet. Set aside.

Start by making the black layer. In a medium bowl, mix together the orange Jell-O and 1 cup boiling water. Stir until dissolved.

orange jello mixture in a clear glass bowl

Add the ½ cup vodka, ½ cup cold water, and black dye. Mix well.

black food color being put into orange jello mixture

Fill the cups 1/4th of the way with the black mixture and place them in the fridge for about an hour or until set.

black jello inside jello shot cup

Once set, make the white layer. Add the unflavored gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water to a medium bowl and mix well until there are no lumps.

Add the simple syrup, ¼ cup cold water, whipped cream vodka, and white food dye. Stir well.

Fill the cups another 1/4 of the way full.

white jello being poured into jello shot cup

Place in the fridge for 30-40 minutes or until set.

Repeat the steps above until you have all four layers done. It will be Black, White, Black, White in layers of Jello.

Once the jello layers have set, you can top with a layer of green jimmies sprinkles.

green sprinkles being poured over jello shots

Serve and Enjoy!

beetlejuice jello shot on black table

Helpful Tips:

  • Be careful to not add more vodka than suggested. This will make the cups not set correctly.
  • Don’t rush doing each layer before the Jell-O is set. This will mix the colors and it will make it look like a brown Jell-O shot instead of a striped one.
  • Do not use oil based food dyes as it will not mix into the water.
  • Keep in the fridge until you’re ready to use them and don’t leave them out for long periods, especially if they’re not in a cooler atmosphere.
  • I used a baking syringe to help measure things a bit better. Plus, it was a touch easier than pouring since it wanted to dribble down the side since you don’t need to pour a large amount. It’s totally up to you how you get it in there, the syringe was just the least messy option for me.
  • You can make these in advance but I suggest not adding the sprinkles until ready to serve. They can melt with the condensation from the fridge.
beetlejuice jello shots in a sandworm tray

Beetlejuice Jello Shots

5 from 3 votes
Brittanie
These Beetlejuice Jello Shots will have you saying, "It's Showtime!". Made with black and white jello and topped with green sprinkles to resemble Beetlejuice, they will for sure be a huge hit at any Halloween party!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 10 – 2 oz. Plastic Cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Box Orange Jell-O 3.5 ounces
  • 2 Packets Unflavored Gelatin 0.25 ounces each
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • ¾ Cup Cold Water divided
  • 1 Cup Whipped Cream Vodka
  • ¼ Cup Simple Syrup
  • ½ Teaspoon White Gel Food Coloring
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Gel Food Coloring
  • Green Jimmies Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Line up about 10 shot cups, without their lids, on top of the baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Start by making the black layer. In a medium bowl, mix together the orange Jell-O and 1 cup boiling water. Stir until dissolved.
  • Add the ½ cup vodka, ½ cup cold water, and black dye. Mix well.
  • Fill the cups 1/4th of the way with the black mixture and place them in the fridge for about an hour or until set.
  • Once set, make the white layer. Add the unflavored gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water to a medium bowl and mix well until there are no lumps.
  • Add the simple syrup, ¼ cup cold water, whipped cream vodka, and white food dye. Stir well.
  • Fill the cups another 1/4 of the way full.
  • Place in the fridge for 30-40 minutes or until set.
  • Repeat the steps above until you have all four layers done. It will be Black, White, Black, White in layers of Jello.
  • Once the jello layers have set, you can top with a layer of green jimmies sprinkles.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Course Halloween
Cuisine Cocktails
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3 Comments

  1. These looked fun and I didn’t have piña colada mix or the like, so I was excited to see this option of using white food coloring. I feel like the pictures in this post are not accurate to the results, because these were a total failure lol. The white turned out only slightly less than clear, even after adding tons more food coloring. It’s still tasty (jello and whipped vodka, hello), but I’d never try the food coloring shortcut again. Use piña colada mix or rumchata or something for the actual white stripe look.

    1. Hey there! So, these were tested and made by my husband and I and are a spin on another recipe we did (Jack Skellington Jello Shots) so I know they are actually white striped. I am curious, what sort of food coloring did you use? In my post, I mentioned using gel food coloring because it gives it a whiter look (you can see in my step-by-step photos as well, it’s actually white). Anyways, I am curious if I can’t help you troubleshoot what went wrong. 🙂

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