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Butterbeer Jello Shots

Harry Potter fans will approve of these Butterbeer Jello Shots that are the perfect way to bring a little magic to your next party. They are easy to make and require just a few simple ingredients.

butterbeer jello shots on table

Butterbeer Jello Shots

If you’ve ever tried the Butterbeer inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios you know, that it is sweet and delicious.

The buttery goodness of the butterscotch topped with a creamy whipped cream, you truly cannot go wrong. It’s basically THE drink to get if you’re a Harry Potter fan. After all, it is Harry’s favorite drink.

That is exactly what inspired these Harry Potter Butterbeer Jello Shots. Potter fans will truly be saying, “Accio these to me!”.

These are perfect for Halloween parties and even to serve up during a Harry Potter movie night.

Want more jello shot recipes? Try our Apple Cider Jello Shots, Eyeball Jello Shots and even our Beetlejuice Jello Shots.

And if you love butterscotch, try this Butterscotch Milkshake recipe!

butterbeer jello shots on blue napkin

What You Need to Make Butterbeer Jello Shots

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What is Butterbeer?

Butterbeer is a drink in the Harry Potter series. In real life, Butterbeer is sold at Universal Studios as an alcohol-free, foam-topped soft drink with a creamy butterscotch taste.

Is Butterbeer sold hot or cold?

The butterbeer at Universal Studios is sold as hot, cold or frozen. These butterbeer jello shots are best served cold. Although, you could make a hot version and serve it up punch style. Just be sure to not boil it or you’ll cook out the alcohol.

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How far in advance can I make these?

You can make these butterbeer jelly shots 2-3 days in advance. However, keep in mind, the sugar around the rim of the glass may melt. You also want to wait to top off with the whipped cream and caramel until right before serving.

Are these kid-friendly?

No. These contain alcohol and are not kid-friendly. If you want to make a kid-friendly version, swap out the alcohol for 1 1/2 cups cream soda.

up close of butterbeer jello shot with caramel drizzle on top

How to Make Butterbeer Jello Shots

In a medium bowl or measuring pitcher add 1 cup of boiling water and open the three envelopes of plain gelatin (I used Knox Gelatin) and sprinkle gelatin over the bowl of water and let them sit for 5 minutes, to bloom, or absorb into the liquid. 

Let cool to room temperature and add beer.

When cooled, add the Butterscotch Schnapps, and Vodka, and stir well. 

alcohol being poured into jello mixture

Place the plastic shot glasses on a cookie sheet that will fit in your refrigerator. 

Pour the Gold Decorating Sugars in a shallow dish, and set aside.

Cut two of the marshmallows in half, and run the center of the marshmallow, where it’s cut in two around the rim of each shot glass, if you need to discard a marshmallow after you’ve used it on a few glasses, just throw it away, and cut another marshmallow. 

Once all the glasses have been rimmed with the sticky marshmallow, dip the shot glasses in the gold decorating sugars, and set them back on the cookie sheet. 

hand dipping jello shot cups into gold sprinkles

Once all glasses are rimmed, ladle the gelatin mixture into the shot glasses, filling the glasses. 

alcoholic jello shot mixture being poured into shot glasses

Place in the refrigerator until time to serve.

Before serving, shake the Reddi-Whip, well, and fill the tops of the shot glasses with whipped cream, and drizzle the whipped dream with the caramel sauce (I used Hershey’s Caramel Topping in the Bottle). 

Serve and Enjoy!

butterbeer jello shots on blue napkin
Butterbeer Jello Shots

Butterbeer Jello Shots

Yield: 12-14 Shots
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Harry Potter fans will approve of these Butterbeer Jello Shots that are the perfect way to bring a little magic to your next party. They are easy to make and require just a few simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of beer (any brand)
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 3 Envelopes of Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1/2 cup of Vanilla Vodka
  • 4 or 5 Regular Size Marshmallows
  • 1 package of Wilton Gold Sugar Sprinkles 
  • 1 large can of Reddi-Whip Whipped Cream
  • Caramel Ice Cream Topping

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl or measuring pitcher add 1 cup of boiling water and open the three envelopes of plain gelatin (I used Knox Gelatin) and sprinkle gelatin over the bowl of water and let them sit for 5 minutes, to bloom, or absorb into the liquid. 
  2. Let cool to room temperature and add beer.
  3. When cooled, add the Butterscotch Schnapps, and Vodka, and stir well. 
  4. Place the plastic shot glasses on a cookie sheet that will fit in your refrigerator. 
  5. Pour the Gold Decorating Sugars in a shallow dish, and set aside.
  6. Cut two of the marshmallows in half, and run the center of the marshmallow, where it's cut in two around the rim of each shot glass, if you need to discard a marshmallow after you've used it on a few glasses, just throw it away, and cut another marshmallow. 
  7. Once all the glasses have been rimmed with the sticky marshmallow, dip the shot glasses in the gold decorating sugars, and set them back on the cookie sheet. 
  8. Once all glasses are rimmed, ladle the gelatin mixture into the shot glasses, filling the glasses. 
  9. Place in the refrigerator until time to serve.
  10. Before serving, shake the Reddi-Whip, well, and fill the tops of the shot glasses with whipped cream, and drizzle the whipped dream with the caramel sauce (I used Hershey's Caramel Topping in the Bottle). 
  11. Serve and Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice. You may read our Nutritional Disclaimer here: https://www.simplisticallyliving.com/nutritional-disclaimer/

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