Jack Frost Jello Shots

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Jack Frost Jello Shots will bring a chill to the air for the holidays. The bright blue color makes them the perfect boozy treat to serve up at any holiday party.

jack frost jello shot in a bright blue color on a white background

Jack Frost Jello Shots

If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE blue. Specifically, bright blues like aqua, mint, turquoise, etc.

So, you can imagine just how much I love the color of these Jack Frost Jello Shots.

The mixture of the Blue Curacao, Pineapple Rum Cream and the Vodka turn this a bright blue that is worthy to be served up at the holidays.

The next time you’re throwing a holiday celebration, you need to make these. I am sure they will be a huge hit. Plus, they pair great with our Grinch Cocktail, Christmas Cocktail and even Christmas Jello Shots.

bright blue jack frost jello shots arranged on a white wood table

What You Need to Make Jack Frost Jello Shots

top view of jack frost jello shots on a white wood table

Frequently Asked Questions

How many ounces is a packet of unflavored gelatin?
According to the box, there is 4 packets and a total of 1 oz. Therefore, each packet of unflavored gelatin should be 1/4 oz.

What can I use instead of marshmallows to make the rims sticky?
I’
ve also used vanilla frosting before too. Simply dip the top of the shot glasses into a can of vanilla frosting and then dip into the sprinkles.

What can I do to make it taste less like vodka?
If you don’t like a strong vodka taste, you can certainly add less Vodka and more of the Blue Curacao
and more of the Blue Chair Bay Pineapple Rum Cream. You can also swap the unflavored gelatin for blue raspberry jello but if you do that, I’d maybe skip using the pineapple rum cream and use a flavored rum vodka or regular flavored white rum instead.

Why is my pineapple rum curdling?
A few years after I made this, I noticed I had some comments regarding the pineapple rum curdling. While this was not something I experienced making this recipe, I did some research and learned that the pineapple rum can curdle with the presence of citrus. Therefore, the tips say to mix other ingredients together first then add the pineapple rum last and stir in gently to avoid curdling. I have since updated the instructions to reflect this change. You can also skip this ingredient or use another type of pineapple alcohol such as pineapple vodka if you’d rather.

How to Make Jack Frost Jello Shots

Start by dissolving 2 packets of gelatin in 1 1/2 cups of hot water, and set aside to let the gelatin bloom and dissolve. (About 5 or so minutes – Gelatin will absorb all the water)  

measuring cup with gelatin mix dissolving in water

When the gelatin has dissolved, stir well.

Stir together the Vodka and Blue Curacao first. You can then add this to the gelatin mixture.

Next, add slowly add the Pineapple Rum and stir lightly. Let stand for 5 minutes.

woman's hand pouring vodka into a cup of blue mixture

Next, pour Sprinkle Mix, and Mini Snowflakes out on a plate and mix together. 

Place the 12 shot Glasses, on a tray, and using the Mini Marshmallows, smear one marshmallow over the rim of each shot glass, making it sticky on the rim, and dip it into the sprinkle mix and snowflakes. Set aside. 

Carefully fill the Shot Glasses with the Gelatin mix, and set in the refrigerator for 3 hours.  

measuring cup pouring bright blue mixture into plastic jello shot cups

Once set, place in the Freezer for 20 minutes before serving, and they will become ‘frosty” on top! 

Remove from freezer then Serve and Enjoy!

three jack frost jello shots stacked on top of a white wood table

Jack Frost Jello Shots

4.58 from 7 votes
Brittanie
Jack Frost Jello Shots will bring a chill to the air for the holidays. The bright blue color makes them the perfect boozy treat to serve up at any holiday party.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 12 Jello Shots

Ingredients
  

  • 2 envelopes of Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1 ½ cups boiling water
  • ½ cup Vodka
  • 3 Tablespoons Blue Curacao
  • 3 Tablespoons Blue Chair Bay Pineapple Rum Cream
  • White Sprinkle Mix
  • 12 Mini Marshmallows
  • Mini Edible Snowflakes optional

Instructions
 

  • Start by dissolving 2 packets of gelatin in 1 1/2 cups of hot water, and set aside to let the gelatin bloom and dissolve. (About 5 or so minutes – Gelatin will absorb all the water)
  • When the gelatin has dissolved, stir well.
  • Stir together the Vodka and Blue Curacao first. You can then add this to the gelatin mixture.
  • Next, add slowly add the Pineapple Rum and stir lightly. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Next, pour Sprinkle Mix, and Mini Snowflakes out on a plate and mix together. 
  • Place the 12 shot Glasses, on a tray, and using the Mini Marshmallows,  smear one marshmallow over the rim of each shot glass, making it sticky on the rim, and dip it into the sprinkle mix and snowflakes. Set aside. 
  • Carefully fill the Shot Glasses with the Gelatin mix, and set in the refrigerator for 3 hours.  
  • Once set, place in the Freezer for 20 minutes before serving, and they will become 'frosty" on top! 
  • Remove from freezer then 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 Cocktails
Cuisine American
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19 Comments

  1. Everytime I add in the rum cream, it almost look like it curdles. I have tried chilling it before adding in, and mixing it with the vodka before adding it in as well. It almost reacts with the gelatin. Any tips to make this not happen?

    1. Hey Madison, I did not have that issue at all with mine. However, after doing some research, it looks like the rum cream can curdle when mixed with citrus. If you didn’t add anything extra, it could be reacting with the Blue Curacao. Therefore, I am seeing online it says to “Mix other ingredients, including those with acidic components, first. This will dilute the acid, minimizing the chances of curdling. Add the cream liqueur at the very end, and mix lightly.” I would try to mix the Vodka and Blue Caracao first and add to the gelatin mixture then add the rum cream and stir lightly. I will also update my directions to help with this.

  2. Could you provide a little more detail on how to use the Marshmallows?

    1. Hi Marvin, in the instructions I mention to use the mini marshmallows on the rims of the shot glasses to make the cups sticky so the sprinkles will stick to it. You can just cut the marshmallow a bit so you have access to the sticky inside. Another alternative is using corn syrup or vanilla frosting to make the rims of the glasses sticky. Hope that helps 🙂

  3. Hi! Can you explain what you’d do with the berry blue and pineapple juice instead of the unflavored? I’m confused!

    1. Hi Courtney, these are just alternative ingredients. The berry blue would be the jello flavor mixture you’d use instead of the unflavored gelatin and the pineapple juice goes into that mixture (with the alcohol) to help turn it a little more of that bright blue color. Some people prefer the berry blue flavor over the unflavored gelatin mixture. I’ve made it both ways. 🙂

    2. @Brittanie Pyper, okay! How much of each?

      1. If you use 1 box of berry blue (3 oz) you will need 1 cup boiling water to dissolve in. Then add 1/2 cup pineapple juice and proceed with the rest of the ingredients as-is.

  4. Tamara McCoy says:

    If I used a box of reg jello, do I use the whole box?

  5. 4 stars
    These are good, not overly sweet. Next time I trying them with a flavored jello

  6. The 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin – can you give me an approximate oz calculation? In the boxes I have, they have 4 envelopes – totaling 1 oz (.25 oz for each envelope). So I use 2 envelopes per recipe (.5) correct?

    It would be helpful to add the ounces of gelatin we need for the recipe.

    1. Hi Jennifer, I say 2 envelopes because 1 box of Knox Gelatin Mix comes with 4 packets and they packets are not marked in OZ individually. But yes, it looks looks like the box total is 1 oz so assuming 2 envelopes would be 1/2 oz. 🙂

  7. What can I substitute for the white sprinkles?

  8. Stephanie says:

    I don’t think this recipe is correct. I made it and they tasted very watered down. I think the amount of water is incorrect.

    1. Hi Stephanie, I am so sorry about that, you were right, I had listed double the amount of water needed. I’d love to repurchase some ingredients for you so you can give this another go. Please email me if interested!

    2. @Brittanie, has the amount of water been corrected now?

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