Looking for the perfect jello recipe for the July 4th holiday? These yummy looking “Firecracker” jello shots might be just the ticket. Grab a box of Berry Blue, Strawberry and Unflavored gelatin and get to work. You’ll also need fresh cherries with stems, sugar, milk, vanilla, cooking spray and shot glasses to make this delicious dessert which is sure to be a winner among family and friends.
WHAT TO GATHER FOR JELLO SHOTS
1-1/3 cups of boiling water, separated for both flavors
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
1 env. KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
1 cup milk, separated
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
20 cherries with stems, well drained, patted dry
DIRECTIONS FOR JELLO SHOTS
Add 2/3 cup boiling water to berry blue gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Repeat with strawberry jello mix. Cool.
Meanwhile, sprinkle unflavored gelatine over 1/4 cup milk in medium bowl; let stand 5 min. Bring remaining milk to boil in saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Add to plain gelatine mixture; stir until gelatine is completely dissolved. Cool 10 min.
Spoon berry gelatin into 20 (1-oz.) plastic shot glasses sprayed lightly with cooking spray, adding about 2 tsp. to each. Refrigerate 15 min. or until set but not firm.
Top with unflavored gelatine mixture, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 10 min. Insert cherry, stem end up, into white gelatine layer in each cup. Refrigerate 2 min.
Cover with cherry gelatin, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup.
Refrigerate 2 hours or until jello is firm. Remove from cups before serving.
Adult Inspired Jello Shots Recipe
For adults only, enjoy this jello shots with vodka recipe.
Prepare as directed, only using just 1 cup of water and dissolving each of the berry and cherry gelatin mixes in 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir 1/4 cup vodka into each flavor of gelatin, then continue as directed.