A festive twist on an old favorite! These Red, White and Blue Whipped Cream Jello Shots are a fun treat for the Fourth of July or any time you're feeling patriotic.
Make them with your kids to celebrate America's birthday!
These fun shots are made with whipped cream vodka and blue raspberry jello mix. The combination of sweet and tart is amazing!
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Why You’ll Love This Red, White, And Blue Whipped Cream Jello Shots
They’re super colorful. The red and blue layers make these shots a real showstopper!
The whipped cream gives this gelatin dessert a rich texture that makes it almost like eating ice cream.
It also makes the jello taste more like cake than fruit punch or Kool-Aid.
Also, They’re easy to make! You just need to boil water, dissolve gelatin in it and then add crushed Oreos at the end for flavor and crunch (or use any other cookie you’d like).
The hardest part about making these shots is waiting for them to cool down enough so that you can eat them!
The full ingredient list and directions are found below in the printable recipe card.
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Equipment Needed To Make Whipped Cream Jello Shots
- small plastic bowl or cup for each shot you are making
- stand mixer or handheld mixer
- small whisk (I use a fork)
Ingredients For Your Red, White, And Blue Whipped Cream Jello Shots
- Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka
- Torani Vanilla Syrup
- Unflavored Gelatin
- Red and Blue Food Coloring Gel
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Reddi-Wip Whipped Cream – to top
- Plastic Mini Shot Glasses
How To Make A Red, White, And Blue Whipped Cream Jello Shots
Pour the water into a large measuring cup with a spout.
Sprinkle the Gelatin over the water, and let the gelatin bloom for 15 minutes, until completely dissolved.
Add the Vodka, and Vanilla Syrup, and stir well.
Divide the Gelatin mixture evenly into 3 bowls
Add the Red Food Coloring Gel into one of the bowls, the Blue Food Coloring Gel into another bowl.
The Sweetened Condensed Milk into the last bowl. (The Milk will make the White Layer).
Stir well to blend completely.
Add the red layer to the bottom of the shot glasses, filling them about 1/3 of the way. Place in the refrigerator to cool for one hour.
Remove the shot glasses from the refrigerator, add the White layer, fill the shot glasses about 2/3 of the way, and place the shot glasses back in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
Remove from the refrigerator, and add the top layer of Blue Gelatin, filling the glasses.
Place the glasses back in the refrigerator for another hour to set the Gelatin.
Before serving, remove the glasses from the refrigerator, and top with the Redi-whip, whipped Cream.
Serve, and Enjoy!
What to Serve with Your Whipped Cream Jello Shots
Popular Substitutions & Additions
- Add fruit juice or other liquids such as milk or juice
- Try adding lemonade or strawberry daiquiri mix for an extra kick!
How To Reheat & Store
Best Way To Store Red, White, And Blue Whipped Cream Jello Shots
The best way to store red, white, and blue whipped cream Jello shots are in a refrigerator.
You can make these ahead of time and keep them in an airtight container until you are ready to serve them.
You can also make these as individual servings and place them on a plate with a small cupcake liner around each one.
The cupcake liners will help keep the Jello shots from sticking together, which will make it easier for guests to take them off the plate without ruining the presentation.
If you want to make these ahead of time, simply store them in an airtight container or plastic bag until you are ready to serve them.
How Long Will Red, White, And Blue Whipped Cream Jello Shots Last In the Fridge?
The shelf life of whipped cream jello shots stored in a refrigerator depends on how they’re made and how they’re stored.
The best way to keep them fresh is to place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator as soon as possible after preparing them.
The color may fade slightly over time due to oxidation; however, this doesn’t affect the taste or safety of the jello shots.
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Can I Freeze Whipped Cream Jello Shots?
The short answer is yes, you can freeze whipped cream jello shots. However, you will need to take a few precautions before freezing the shot glasses.
First of all, don’t fill the shot glasses all the way up with liquid, or else you won’t have room for your whipped cream layer!
Once you have filled up your shot glasses with whipped cream, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put them in the freezer until they are frozen solid (at least 2 hours).
Once they are frozen, lightly wrap each one in plastic wrap and place them back in the freezer.
You can also freeze individual portions of whipped cream by using small containers or ice cube trays.
This way when it comes time to serve them, simply pop out a few cubes at a time and thaw slightly before adding to your dessert!
How To Reheat Whipped Cream Jello Shots
You can't reheat whipped cream. It will separate into liquid and fat, which is not something you want in your Jello shots.
But that doesn't mean you can't make them ahead of time!
This recipe is easy to prepare in advance, store in the refrigerator until ready to serve, and then heat up quickly in the microwave or on a stovetop burner.
The key is to keep your gelatin mixture refrigerated until ready to use.
You can even make it a day or two ahead and keep it covered tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil so it doesn't dry out or absorb odors from your refrigerator.
I recommend making these jello shots in small batches because they don't last long once they've been exposed to heat.
If you're serving them at a party, consider taking advantage of this by making several different flavors so everyone can try them all!
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Red, White, And Blue Whipped Cream Jello Shots FAQs
Is there anything I should know before I make it?
Yes! The gelatin needs to be dissolved in boiling water.
You can do this by putting the water in a small saucepan and bringing it to a boil, then sprinkle the gelatin over the surface of the water. Let it sit for about five minutes, stirring occasionally until all of it has dissolved.
Alternatively, you can use cold water and place a container with the gelatin in hot water for several minutes, until all of it dissolves.
Can I make these ahead of time?
Yes! The whipped cream mixture should be made at least an hour before serving so that the gelatin has time to set up properly.
If you want to make these ahead of time, simply refrigerate them until you're ready to serve and then take them out about 30 minutes before serving so they come back up to room temperature.
You may need to let them sit at room temperature longer if they're not completely thawed when you serve them (especially if they're made with strawberries).
Can I use other gelatin flavors besides strawberry?
Absolutely! You can use any flavor you want (blue raspberry, green apple, etc.).
The only thing to keep in mind is that if you use another flavor that has more color than the red, white and blue color scheme of this recipe, then your jello shots will be less “red,” “white,” and “blue.”
What type of gelatin should I use?
Gelatin powder works best here because it dissolves quickly and easily in water without needing to be heated first.
This makes it much easier to work with than regular unflavored gelatin.
However, if you can't find any powdered gelatin at your local grocery store then use unflavored gelatin sheets instead!
They're a little harder to work with but they'll still get the job done!
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Other Recipes You’ll Love
These Red, White, and Blue Jello Shots are so good, and it's such a great way to boost our Patriotic colors.
These are sure to be a hit at any celebration you're having.
These would be great on a Buffet table, around the pool, Backyard Barbecue, or on a Picnic.
No matter when you choose to serve them, everyone will love them.
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Red, White, And Blue Whipped Cream Jello Shots Recipe
Red, White, And Blue Whipped Cream Jello Shots
- 1 cup of Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka
- 2 cups of Water
- 1/4 cup of Torani Vanilla Syrup
- 3 Envelopes of Unflavored Gelatin
- Red and Blue Food Coloring Gel
- 1 Tablespoon of Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Redi-whip Whipped Cream – to top
- Plastic Mini Shot Glasses
- Pour the water into a large measuring cup with a spout.
- Sprinkle the Gelatin over the water, and let the gelatin bloom for 15 minutes, until completely dissolved.
- Add the Vodka, and Vanilla Syrup, and stir well.
- Divide the Gelatin mixture evenly into 3 bowls, and add the Red Food Coloring Gel into one of the bowls, the Blue Food Coloring Gel into another bowl, and the Sweetened Condensed Milk into the last bowl. (The Milk will make the White Layer).
- Stir well to blend completely.
- Add the Red layer in the bottom of the shot glasses, filling them about 1/3 of the way.
- Place in the refrigerator to cool for one hour.
- Remove the shot glasses from the refrigerator, and add the White layer, filling the shot glasses about 2/3 of the way, and place the shot glasses back in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
- Remove from the refrigerator, and add the top layer of Blue Gelatin, filling the glasses.
- Place the glasses back in the refrigerator for another hour to set the Gelatin.
- Before serving, remove the glasses from the refrigerator, and top with the Redi-whip, whipped Cream.
- Serve, and Enjoy!
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