STARBURST JELLO SHOTS

INGREDIENTS 

  • 3.93 oz box Starburst All-Pink Strawberry gelatin
  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 1 cup whipped cream flavored vodka chilled
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 16 pink starburst strawberry candies for garnish, unwrapped

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Place 16 (2 oz. sized) jello-shot/condiment cups, with lids removed, onto a medium sized rimmed tray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the packet of starburst all-pink strawberry gelatin powder and boiling water. Whisk to combine until all the gelatin has dissolved.
  3. To the dissolved gelatin add the whipped cream flavored vodka and the cold water. Stir to combine.
  4. Divide the starburst jello shot mixture evenly among the 16 jello shot cups.
  5. Chill the starburst jello shots for 4 hours or up to overnight.
  6. Garnish each starburst jello shot with an unwrapped light pink starburst (strawberry flavor) just prior to serving. If you place the starburst candy on too soon before serving the candy will start to get soft from the jello.

NOTES

If you are storing these in the refrigerator for longer than the 4 hours required for the jello shots to set up then you can place the lids onto each of the jello shots, once they are set, until ready to serve. This makes storage, and transportation, very easy as they can be stacked to save space. You can make these starburst jello shots up to a week ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator.Tips:

  • I found a bag of “FaveReds” starburst candies. It had only shades of pink and red candies (strawberry, cherry, fruit punch & watermelon) so you are not having to buy too many packages of traditional starburst just to pick out the pink ones. Plus these shades of pink and red candies make the decoration of the jello shots very pretty if you use some, or all, of the shades.
  • I tested this recipe with plain vodka, strawberry vodka, vanilla vodka and whipped cream vodka. I found that the whipped cream vodka worked best with the flavor of Starburst All-Pink Strawberry jello gelatin due to its additional sweetness. However, the strawberry vodka and the vanilla vodka were tasty as well. I found that the plain vodka did not compliment the jello flavor nearly as much.
  • You can chill your vodka in the freezer prior to adding it in your recipe to help the jello shots set up quicker. You can keep your vodka in the freezer all the time as vodka will not freeze due to the alcohol. This is a great tip for all your vodka/cocktail needs.
  • A quick and easy way to boil your water is to place the 1 ½ cups of water into a microwave safe spouted glass 2 cup measuring cup. Microwave on high for 3 ½ – 4 minutes to boil the water.

NUTRITION

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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