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oz Jell-O™ blue raspberry (not diet)
oz Jell-O™ cherry (not diet)
oz unflavored gelatin (this is two packages), divided
cup boiling water, divided
cup heavy whipping cream
cup cherry flavored vodka
cup blue raspberry vodka
cup lime flavored vodka
Spray star molds lightly with oil/cooking spray. Wipe off any extra.
Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil.
In a small bowl, add the cherry gelatin and 1/2 packet of unflavored gelatin. The extra gelatin will help them hold their shape better. Pour boiling water into the bowl with the jello and stir until dissolved. Then add the 1/4 cup cherry flavored vodka.
Using a funnel or eye dropper fill the star mold a little over a 1/3 of the way full. The red and blue colors will be more than the white...just like in a bomb pop.
Transfer to fridge and let sit for 25 minutes. Ten minutes before the red layer is done, start the white layer.
Add 1/4 cup lime vodka in a medium bowl. Sprinkle 1/4 ounce (one whole packet) unflavored gelatin. Bring heavy cream to a boil and pour into the bloomed unflavored vodka. Whisk until gelatin has dissolved.
Remove molds from fridge and fill the white layer, this time less than 1/3 of the way. Put back in fridge for about 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, add your blue raspberry gelatin and the remaining 1/2 packet of unflavored gelatin. Boil the other 1/2 cup water and place into bowl. Let gelatin dissolve and then add blue raspberry vodka.
Fill up the remainder of the molds with the blue gelatin layer. Put in fridge over night. Unmold by carefully pushing the stars out.
More About This Recipe
- Summer is in full swing and that means one thing to me: Bomb Pops.They were my favorite as a kid. They were totally worth running through the neighborhood trying to figure out where the ice cream man was, and then of course chasing him down. It was my pre-treat cardio workout.I figured, to help truly welcome Summer, I would do Bomb Pops my own way…Da Bomb Pop Jelly Shots. Why not? Vodka usually does make things better.Bomb Pop comes in a lot of flavors these days but the original flavors are what I love best: cherry, lime, and blue raspberry. I went all these years not knowing what the middle flavor was until I had to look it up. Which explains why it was my favorite, I love lime. Though it doesn’t explain why that layer was the least big in size.If you can’t find cherry, blue raspberry, or lime flavored vodkas, consider picking a more neutral flavor such as vanilla or whipped cream flavored vodka to allow the Jelly flavors to come out. You can use any mold you like, but since Bomb Pops are red, white, and blue, stars seemed appropriate. Especially with the 4th of July coming up.I tried to use them in the actual Bomb Pop shape but that proved to quite tricky and not worth the headache. Stick with the stars.These are easy to make but are a little time consuming as each step takes a little while. Using an eye dropper can make filling the molds easy. And once chilled you can easily add the remaining layers.So, welcome Summer with some Bomb Pop Jelly Shots and make your Summer da bomb!
Bomb Pop Shots
Depending on how old you are, you may or may not remember the original Bomb Pops – they were tri-colored popsicles in the shape of bombs (bomb popsicles -> bomb pops). If you had the chance (or still have the chance) to try the original bomb pop, you should.
But since we’re all adults here and we know everything goes better with a little alcohol, lets get on with the “real” bomb pop shots recipe – the boozey one. Other than the fact that you want the bomb pop shot to taste like the original bomb pop, you also want to make sure that the colors of the bomb pop shot are the correct color and are as clearly separated into the three colors – red, white and blue – as possible (we’ll get into how in a sec).
Bomb Pop Jello Shots
This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent products by sponsor companies but, as always, opinions are 100% mine. This recipe is for adults 21 and older and does contain alcohol.
Bomb Pops are a classic summer treat. Bomb Pop Jello Shots are a new adult twist on a summer favorite.
#SummerDessertsWeek is still going strong, and I am still drooling over some of the yummy treats posted yesterday! It will be tricky to decide what to try first!
Today, I am switching gears a bit from traditional desserts and sharing something a little boozy and a little nostalgic. Bomb Pops are one of my favorite childhood treats in the summer (I still love to have one on the 4th!), but sometimes a want a little kick to my treats. My Bomb Pop Jello Shots give the nostalgic flavors of a Bomb Pop, but packed into an adult friendly bite.
Traditionally, the Bomb Pop has flavors of cherry, citrus, and blue raspberry. Thanks to #SummerDessertsWeek sponsor, Adams Extract, and their delicious Lemon Extract I was able to create to tangy and bright white middle layer. I have had the opportunity to work with Adams Extract and their products have incredible flavor!
What Do You Need To Make Bomb Pop Jello Shots?
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use different flavors of jello?
Sure! Any colors will taste good. If you are layering I would make sure to contrast the colors so the layers are well defined.
What can I use beside sweetened condensed milk?
An instant pudding used in place of the milk will work well. Use the same measurement ratio.
I didn't wait long enough and my colors are slightly mixing- what should I do?
Get the shots in to the fridge quickly. Because each layer is warm when added some mixing can happen if you pour the next layer too early. I recommend making sure to let each layer set the full hour.
It seems like the white layer takes longer to set?
That is true. When testing this recipe I found that the white citrus layer takes a little longer, and I recommend letting it set for an additional 15-20 minutes.
How far in advance can I make my jello shots?
I would say about a week, and they will still taste good and have a good consistency. I store mine in the plastic containers in a gallon sealable bag in the fridge.
Boil some water. You don’t need to measure at this point, but make sure it’s enough to end up with 1 cup of boiling water.
Using an electric kettle* works best for this. The spout makes it much easier to pour without making a mess, the water boils really fast and it doesn’t use up any of your stove burners. (I always seem to be making jello shots while I’m cooking for a party so this has saved me a lot of headaches!)
While you’re waiting for the water to boil, pour the Cherry Jello crystals into a mixing bowl.
I find that a glass mixing bowl with a spout* works best. The jello is easier to wash off the glass than plastic, and the spout makes it easier to pour into the jello cups later on.
When the water is boiling, pour 1 cup of it into the bowl with the jello and mix until the jello crystals have dissolved.
How Much Alcohol Do You Put In Jello Shots?
Pour 2/3 cup of Fireball Whisky into a measuring cup.
I don’t like my jello shots to have a really strong alcohol flavor, but if you do, you can use more Fireball (up to 1 cup).
Using an angled measuring cup* for this step makes it so much easier to read how much you have added.
Add enough cold water to the Fireball whisky to make 1 cup. (If you used 1 cup of alcohol, you can skip this step).
Combine the alcohol mixture with the jello in the bowl.
Fill The Jello Shot Cups
I like to spread them out on a cookie sheet with a rim. It catches any spills and makes it super easy to transfer them all to the refrigerator for chilling.
Fill each of the jello cups about 3/4 full with the jello liquid.
To prevent condensation from forming on the inside of the shot cups, let the jello cool completely before putting the lids on.
This step isn’t absolutely necessary…the condensation doesn’t change the way the jello shots taste, but they look better without it.
How Long Does It Take Jello Shots To Set In The Fridge?
Put in the refrigerator to chill until set, usually 2 to 4 hours.
The time will vary depending on how full the jello shot cups are, and how cold your refrigerator is.
Serve with these mini tasting spoons*. They are mini-sized spoons that are the perfect size for jello shots.
Of course, you can down the jello shots straight from the shot cup if you want to stick with the traditional method.
How to Make Jello Shots
The basics of jello shots go like this: In a medium saucepan, mix boiling water with flavored gelatin. Add your favorite liquor, in this case, Fireball whisky, though you can use any brand of cinnamon whiskey for these recipes. Pour into small cups or small jello molds and set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, or until the gelatin is firm. Jello shots don't take a lot of prep time, but you do have to give them a chance to chill set.
Jello shots have endless variations. You can swap another liquid (like ginger ale) for the water, use unflavored gelatin, top with whipped cream and even turn your Jell-o mix into a dessert. No matter what kind of shindig you're throwing, we've got a jello shot you can serve.