Tulip Jello Shots

Since spring doesn’t want to arrive in the DC area anytime soon, I thought I would take matters into my own hands and get this party started.

Are these not the prettiest (girliest) jello shots you have ever seen?


After I saw the grass candy Twizzlers at Target and mini cookie cutters at Michael’s I knew these would be so easy to pull off.

It took under 5 minutes to make the jello.

They sat in the fridge for 2 hours.

Then it took another 5 minutes to cut them out and put them on a plate. Boom.


You could even make them with some red or purple flowers mixed in as well.


So while we are on the topic of jello shots, I found out that my book will be arriving a little sooner than I had initially thought (!!!)

I don’t know how I could have been off on my timing with something this important but … I was.  I guess that’s what happens when you try to work a full time job, raise a toddler and write a cookbook.


Guys … you are going to be able to buy my book (presale) in the next few weeks! How crazy is that?! The cover is almost done. I can’t wait to show it to you!

Stay tuned.

Print Recipe

Spring Tulip Jello Shots

Yield: 24 shots

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours (in the fridge)

Total Time: 2 hours 10 mins


  • 1 box (3 oz) jello (color of choice)
  • 1 envelope of Knox gelatin
  • 1 cup vodka (flavor of choice)
  • 1 tulip or flower mini cookie cutter (I used this one that you can pick up from Michaels or online here)
  • 1 package Easter grass candy Twizzlers (If these are not available to you green licorice or gummy candy will work as well)
  • 1 8x8 square cake pan



Step 1. Pour jello packet into a medium sized sauce pan. Add one cup of water and stir. Sprinkle one envelop Knox Gelatin on top and let it sit for a minute to activate. Turn on medium heat and whisk until combined. Heat until liquid comes to a light simmer. Turn off heat.

Step 2. Add one cup vodka and stir.

Step 3. Pour your vodka jello mixture into a lightly greased 8x8 inch pan. Refridgerate for 60-120 minutes or until completely firm.

Step 4. Cut out your flower shapes from the jello with your cookie cutter and place on your serving tray.

Step 5. Arrange your crandy grass stems below the jello flowers. Keep refridgerated until serving.

4 Responses to “Tulip Jello Shots”

  1. Suzanne posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:24 pm (#)

    These are beyond cute!  Love the job you did!

  2. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) posted on March 27, 2015 at 2:16 pm (#)

    These are ridiculously cute! Congrats on the book cover almost being ready! That’s so awesome! 

  3. Eli posted on May 26, 2015 at 2:12 pm (#)

    Soooooooo cute! 
    A question: 
    Why do you add gelatine? Is it because it’s “self standing”?

    • Michelle replied on May 26th, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Eli! Anytime I use box Jello brand jello I add an envelop of Knox too. It’s just not firm enough without it, they will fall apart.

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