Pool Party Jello Shots

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Looking to take your next summer party or backyard barbecue to the next level? These Pool Party Jello Shots are the answer! The best part is, they only require 5 ingredients to make!

pool party jello shots outside

Our fun, easy Jello shot recipe is the perfect way to kick off those warm weather festivities.

With the vibrant hues of Blue Raspberry Jello Mix and the punchy kick of Malibu Rum, these jello shots are a sure-fire way to make a splash at your pool parties and birthday parties alike.

If you enjoy this, check out our Pink Lemonade Jello Shots, Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots, Shark Water Jello Shots, Mermaid Jello Shots, and Mountain Dew Baja Blast Jello Shots.

pool party jello shots on picnic table

Pool Party Jello Shot Ingredients

Equipment Needed:

pool party jello shot ingredients on white table

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t find Berry Blue Jello?
If you can’t find the berry blue jello, any blue gelatin mix will work. You just want to make sure the color is blue so it can look like the “pool water” for the perfect jello shots for summer.

What else can I use besides the Malibu rum?
You can use any clear alcohol you’d like. Vodka, flavored vodka, tequila and other white rums can be used in place of the Malibu Rum. I personally enjoy these fun summer jello shots with the coconut rum.

Can I make a kid-friendly version of this?
Yes! If you want to make a kid-friendly version of these jello shots, just omit the alcohol. Make sure you add back in the 1 cup of Malibu Rum by adding in 1 cup of cold water. Also, the gummies can be a choking hazard so ensure children can chew these candies before giving it to them.

What kind of gummy candy should I use?
You can use any kind of gummy peach rings and gummy bears you’d like. However, my personal favorite is the Albanese brand. I think they taste and look the best. I couldn’t find any locally when I made these but I highly recommend using those brands.

How many jello shots does this recipe make?
This recipe makes 8 jello shot cups. However, I did use the bigger 5.5 oz cups. You can get more jello shot cups if you use smaller 2-3 oz. plastic shot cups.

pool party jello shots on picnic table

Reasons Why We Love This Recipe:

  • Pool party jello shots are super cute to display for summer parties and barbecues
  • They are easy to make
  • They taste great
  • Can me made in alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions
  • They are fun and colorful
  • The gummi ring is used to resemble an inner tube and the gummi bears are just adorable gummy bears

How to Make Pool Party Jello Shots

Begin by heating 1 cup of water in a pan on the stovetop. Bring water to a boil and add gelatin mix, remove from heat and stir until dissolved.

Let cool for about 15 minutes and then add 1 cup of Malibu rum.

Carefully fill each plastic shot cup with the jello shot mixture until they are almost full (leave about 1/4 inch to the top to allow the gummy peach ring to go on top). Place the jello cups on a baking sheet or in a shallow baking pan for easy transport to the fridge.

pouring blue jello into jello shot cup

Place jello shots in the fridge and let them set up for a couple hours until they are firm and ready to serve.

Right before serving, add two peach rings on top of the jello and kind of push them down into the jello a little bit. Then place one gummy bear on top in the middle of the peach ring! 

Serve and Enjoy!

pool party jello shots on serving tray

Pool Party Jello Shots

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Brittanie
Looking to take your next summer party or backyard barbecue to the next level? These Pool Party Jello Shots are the answer! The best part is, they only require 5 ingredients to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8 Jello Shots

Ingredients
  

  • 3 oz. box of Berry Blue Jello
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Malibu Rum
  • 1 package Gummy Peach Rings
  • 1 package Gummy Bears

Instructions
 

  • Begin by heating 1 cup of water in a pan on the stovetop. Bring water to a boil and add gelatin mix, remove from heat and stir until dissolved.
  • Let cool for about 15 minutes and then add 1 cup of Malibu rum.
  • Carefully fill each plastic shot cup with the jello shot mixture until they are almost full (leave about 1/4 inch to the top to allow the gummy peach ring to go on top). Place the jello cups on a baking sheet or in a shallow baking pan for easy transport to the fridge.
  • Place jello shots in the fridge and let them set up for a couple hours until they are firm and ready to serve.
  • Right before serving, add two peach rings on top of the jello and kind of push them down into the jello a little bit. Then place one gummy bear on top in the middle of the peach ring! 
  • 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 Jello Shots
Cuisine American
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