How-To: Jell-O Cube Shots

Everybody likes Jell-O shots, you see them and you know that you are going to have fun. Then you try to eat one. You look it over, examining the container to form the best plan of attack. You tip the cup and try to subtly sip it out but it doesn’t move. You wrap your lips around it and try to suck it out, you feel your dignity slipping away faster than the Jell-O. You wait until no one is looking and guide your tongue along the edge of the cup, trying to loosen the surly shot. You scrunch the cup, trying to squeeze it out into your waiting mouth; you get some of it out, but not enough to give up. You have nothing left to do but look your friend in the eye, bear down and shove your whole tongue in there, not caring when the cup slides under your upper lip, reminding everyone of that time your dog smushed his face up against the sliding glass door, but you don’t care, you defeated the jell-O shot!

So I guess you could say, every likes the idea of Jell-O shots.

I aim to provide my friends with the fun of Jell-O shots without all the shame and embarrassment of failing to cram something in their face-holes. I’ve tried using paper cups instead of plastic, but the Jell-O just sticks to the paper, causing new and exciting problems. So I decided to try something new this time. I looked around my kitchen for a more elegant solution to the Jell-O shot conundrum. I happened across some silicon perfectly-cube ice cube trays and figured I’d give it a shot (haha).


I used lime Jell-O and gin, holding back on the liquid by about 1/3 cup as is standard procedure when you want Jell-O to hold it’s shape. I poured the Jell-O mixture into the tray and placed it in the fridge to set. I then used a small, offset spatula to loosen and remove the cubes from the tray.


And it worked!

You can serve your Jell-O cube shots together on a tray or dish with cocktail forks, placed in the traditional plastic cups or as a dessert: stacked in a cocktail glass with whip cream.