Whipped Cream and Cherry Limeade Jello Shots

This jello shot recipe happened totally by accident. I wanted a little “after work on Friday night cocktail” to sip on while we took Honey for a walk last week and all we had was cherry limeade and Pinnacle Whipped vokda in the house.

I poured it in my bright pink solo cup with some ice and figured it couldn’t be that bad. Guess what? It was better than “not that bad” it was really good!

The combination of flavors is a little tart from the cherry and lime but then almost cotton candy like with the whipped cream/vanilla vodka mixed in.

This of course made me wonder (typical me) … what a jello shot might taste like with this combo?

And voilà a star was born.

I was really pleased with my new Wilton silicon square molds. They were so easy to use, I just ran a butter knife around the edges and they popped right out of the molds perfectly.

You can see in the photo below, the shots to the right are the ones that I had already run the butter knife around the edges.

The square shots can go on a cute little popsicle stick or you can just pick up them up with your hands. And honestly the juice and vodka combinations are endless. It doesn’t have to be cherry-limeade, why not try fruit punch or strawberry?

The ratio is always the same when I use Knox powder gelatin packets: 1 cup juice, 1 cup vodka, 1 and a 1/2 packets of gelatin powder.

* Tips: Coat your serving plate lightly with some baking spray or coconut oil so that the shots don’t stick. If you are using a popsicle stick they stick will pull right out. I also had someone recently suggest wrapping the serving plate in plastic wrap to avoid sticking, but I haven’t tried that yet.

If using a popsicle stick try and get it as close to the center of the shot as possible to avoid breakage.

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Whipped Cream and Cherry Limeade Jello Shots

1 cup Minute Maid Cherry Limeade
1 cup Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
1 and 1/2 packets of Knox powdered gelatin
Popsicle sticks (optional)
Wilton Bite-Size Brownie Pops Silicone Mold (purchased from Michaels arts and crafts store).
*The molds aren’t necessary. Pouring the jello in a brownie pan about 1 inch thick and a square cookie cutter will produce similar results. 

1. Grease your silicon mold with baking spray or coconut oil lightly.

2. Pour 1 cup Cherry Limeade into a medium sauce pan. Sprinkle on your powdered gelatin packets and let sit for 1 minute. Turn on heat to medium and stir in gelatin powder until all dissolved into the juice.

3. Bring juice and gelatin to a light boil and remove from heat. Let cool off until warm and then add your cup of vodka.

4. Pour your jello mixture into the molds and refrigerated overnight.

5. Run a butter knife along the edges of the molds and carefully remove shots. If serving on a stick carefully place the stick in the center of the square shot.

6. Coat your serving plate lightly with some baking spray or coconut oil so that the shots don’t stick.

8 Responses to “Whipped Cream and Cherry Limeade Jello Shots”

  1. claire @ the realistic nutritionist posted on August 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm (#)

    Just….shut up. Are you serious??? These are incredible, Michelle!!!

  2. Anonymous posted on August 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm (#)

    Michelle, my husband and I are diabetic and I have been altering your Jello Shot recipes so that we can enjoy them. Yummy! But none of the ones I have made contained juice. I was wondering if you think this one would work if I used Crystal Light Cherry Limeade. Keep the great recipes coming!

    • Shawn Yarnold replied on March 8th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      I’m wondering the same thing, but I really think it would work. I am going to try this next weekend.

  3. Christina Marie posted on August 8, 2012 at 7:09 pm (#)

    Just when I think you couldn’t possibly come up with anymore creative jello flavors, you do… 🙂

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  4. Ellen B Cookery posted on August 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm (#)

    I’ve never tried making jello shots, but here a lot of good things about them. They’re so cute!

  5. Gerry @Foodness Gracious posted on August 9, 2012 at 5:14 am (#)

    Fantastic idea, I need jello shots for a party this weekend!!

  6. Katie posted on October 24, 2014 at 4:03 am (#)

    I love all your jello shot ideas!! I have made a favorite combination of Lemonade and Sweet Tea flavored Vodka shots.  I was using 2cups liquid to 1 packet Knox, per Knox instructions but I will try your suggestion of 1 1/2 packet Knox to see if they hold their shape longer. I will definitely be getting that mold! Awesome idea!

    • Michelle replied on October 24th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks Katie! I’ve been meaning to do a lemonade and sweet tea shot (Arnold Palmer!), that sounds awesome. On all of my Knox boxes it says one envelope Knox per cup of liquid. That’s what they use for knox blocks. If I am using a box of Jell-O I just ad add 1 envelope. That mold makes it really really easy. 🙂

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