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Berry Blue Jello Shots
April 12, 2022 | Laura
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These blue Jello shots are packed full of blue raspberry flavor because they are made with both berry blue Jello and berry vodka! When topped with whipped cream and a cherry, they are the perfect red, white and blue Jello shot to celebrate Fourth of July!
Calling all blue raspberry fans.
These blue Jello shots have so much deliciousness. So long are the days where Jello shots are lacking flavor and just taste like bad vodka.
Sure, they got the job done, but did anybody actually like how they tasted?
This fun Jello shot recipe is made with both berry blue Jello and berry vodka. By using a flavored vodka and a flavored gelatin, you'll end up with super yummy Jello shots that are sure to be a hit at the summer parties.
The best part about these Jello shots (besides how good they are) is that you can top them with whipped cream and a cherry and have the perfect Fourth of July Jello shots! Or for long summer weekends such as Memorial Day or Labor Day. Who can say no to a red white and blue shot at a summer party?!
If you don't have time to wait for the red layer, white layer, and blue layer of multi-color patriotic Jello shots to set then these shots are a great alternative. You only need to make one layer for these. The red and white part of the shot is simply added on right before serving!
This is a super simple recipe so let's get into making these delicious Jello shots!
Berry Blue Jello Shots Ingredients
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✽ Boiling Water: To ensure there are no clumps in the final product, boiling hot water is added to the gelatin powder. Sometimes I try to avoid using water in Jello shots since it can water them down a bit. However, these Jello shots have so much flavor that using water is perfectly fine!
✽ Berry Blue Gelatin Packet (Powder): Let's be honest. This Jello on its own without any additives is already pretty good. This gelatin will give the shots their bright blue color. I used Jello's Berry Blue gelatin for these shots. Another delicious one is Starburst Blue Raspberry gelatin.
*Since the Starburst gelatin comes in a bigger package size, see my 'Questions' section below or my 'Notes' section at the bottom of the recipe box for ingredient modifications.
✽ Berry Vodka: Berry vodka makes that gelatin powder even better and brings in more of those blue raspberry flavors. My favorite vodka to use for these shots is the Smirnoff Red White & Berry Vodka. It is so good! I've seen a lot of other berry vodkas at the liquor store as well. Such as Svedka Blue Raspberry and Truly's Wild Berry Vodka. Ciroc Red Berry Vodka would even work and taste good in these shots!
✽ Whipped Cream: Is whipped cream necessary to make these shots? No. Do I definitely recommend adding some on top of them? Absolutely. The whipped cream tastes so good with the berry blue gelatin. Plus, you'll need to add whipped cream if you are wanting red white and blue Jello shots.
✽ Maraschino Cherries: To complete the shots, put a red cherry right on top of that whipped cream. So cute! Also, the cherry tastes really good with the blue raspberry.
How to Make Blue Jello Shots
➊ Add 1 cup of boiling water to 3 ounces of berry blue gelatin powder in a medium mixing bowl or large measuring cup. Stir for about 2 minutes until all the powder is dissolved.
➋ Next step is to mix in 1 cup of berry vodka. Stir well.
➌ Pour Jello mixture into 2 ounce disposable plastic shot glasses. You should get about 12 shots. I like to set all the plastic cups on a small baking sheet or cookie sheet so that it is easier to transport them. Place the shots in the fridge for 3-4 hours or until set.
➍ Right before serving, top those blue raspberry Jello shots with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. These simple steps is all there is to making a tasty boozy treat. Cheers!
Berry Blue Jello Shot Recipe: Questions
✽ What can I substitute for berry vodka?
If you can't find blue raspberry vodka, pretty much any type of berry vodka would make these Jello shots taste good- think strawberry, red raspberry, or blueberry. Cherry vodka would also be really tasty in these shots.
You could also use plain vodka as well if you wanted. Just note that they won't be as flavorful as the Jello shots with berry vodka!
✽ What is blue raspberry anyways?
According to Bon Appetit, 'blue raspberry' was first mentioned in the year of 1958 by a company called Gold Medal who was selling blue raspberry snow cones and cotton candy. Unfortunately, nobody knows how this mysterious flavor came about.
Then in the early 1970s, ICEE jumped on the blue raspberry trend. They sold artifically flavored raspberry snow cones, but they were blue instead of red. By the way, artificial raspberry flavor is a mix of banana, cherry, and pineapple juice.
Also in the early 70s, Otter Pops also began selling blue raspberry popsicles.
The invention of blue raspberry could possibly have been the health concerns surrounding red dye no. 2 at the time. Scientific studies led to red dye no. 2 actually being banned by the US in the late 70s. So maybe people decided to switch to the blue dyes after that. Or perhaps there were just too many red flavors already, and they wanted to switch to something different for marketing purposes.
Perhaps, raspberry was just picked at random to be turned into a blue flavor, and, well, it just stuck.
✽ Can I put more alcohol in these jello shots?
I do not recommend adding more than a cup of alcohol because you run the risk of the jello shots not setting properly.
✽ Starburst Blue Raspberry Gelatin
Since the Starburst gelatin comes in a bigger package size than Jello's Berry Blue, a couple ingredient modifications are needed. Stir in 1 1/2 cups boiling water into the entire 3.94 ounce gelatin mix. Then stir in 1 1/2 cups of berry vodka. Using the Starburst brand, you will get more than 12 2-ounce shots.
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Blue Berry Jello Shots
By Laura | Laura The Gastronaut
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Yield: 12 shots
These blue Jello shots are packed full of blue raspberry flavor because they are made with both berry blue Jello and berry vodka! When topped with whipped cream and a cherry, this easy recipe is the perfect red, white and blue Jello shot to celebrate Fourth of July!
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• 1 cup water, boiling
• 3 ounces berry blue gelatin powder
• 1 cup berry vodka
• Whipped cream, for topping
• Maraschino cherries, for topping
➊ Add 1 cup of boiling water to 3 ounces of gelatin powder in a medium mixing bowl. Stir for about 2 minutes until all the powder has dissolved.
➋ Stir in vodka.
➌ Pour gelatin mixture into 12 plastic 2-ounce jello shot cups. Place in the fridge for about 4 hours or until the shots have set.
➍ Right before serving, top each shot with whipped cream and a cherry.
✽ Since the Starburst gelatin comes in a bigger package size than Jello's Berry Blue, a couple ingredient modifications are needed. Stir in 1 1/2 cups boiling water into the entire 3.94 ounce gelatin mix. Then stir in 1 1/2 cups of berry vodka. Using the Starburst brand, you will get more than 12 2-ounce shots.
Category: Alcoholic Shots Cuisine: American
Keywords: blue jello shot recipes, berry blue jello shots, blue shots, red white and blue jello shots
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April 12, 2022 by Laura Bullock
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