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Root Beer Float Jello Shots

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These Root Beer Float Jello Shots are a deep brown root beer flavors jello topped with whipped cream and a cherry on top

The recipe in a small plastic container.

Simple Root Beer Jello Shots

These shots are so simple to make with only a handful of ingredients. They are quick to make and can be ready in minutes for any occasion. These taste exactly like the fan-favorite root beer float!

Key Ingredients You’ll Need

Root Beer: This will give a strong flavor and also help with the deep brown color of the jello.

Liquor: Use chilled whipped vodka which will be soaked up into the unflavored gelatin.

How To Make Root Beer Float Jello Shots

Step 1. Place the root beer and gelatin into a medium-sized saucepan and combine gently. Allow the jello to dissolve or ‘bloom’ for 5 minutes. Put on medium heat and allow it to boil before turning the heat to low and simmering for 3 minutes.

Step 2. Take away from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes before adding the vodka and 1 cup of the chilled rootbeer and mix. Pour into 10 plastic shot glasses before placing them into the fridge to chill for 3 hours. Serve and enjoy!

Root Beer Float Jello Shot topped with cherries.

How To Store Root Beer Float Jello Shots?

If you are storing, I recommend containers with lids or using an airtight container. Place them in the fridge and only put the whipped cream and cherry on top when you are ready to serve.

Can I Make These Jello Shot With Different Soda Flavors?

Yes! You have free range to try this recipe with other soda flavors. Personally, darker sodas like Coke or Dr. Pepper work the best! But, I will say that root beer is my favorite!

The recipe with fresh cherries.

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Root Beer Float Jello Shot on a white table.
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Root Beer Float Jello Shots

Published By Jill
These Root Beer Float Jello Shots are a deep brown root beer flavors jello topped with whipped cream and a cherry on top
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Prep Time 5 mins
Chill 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 10 shots


  • 1 1/2 cups root beer
  • 1/2 cup whipped vodka chilled
  • 1 0.25-oz. packet gelatin unflavored
  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries


  • In a medium-sized saucepan add the root beer and gelatin.
  • Lightly stir to combine.Let sit for 5 minutes to bloom.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to low and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and set it to the side for 10 minutes.
  • Add chilled vodka and 1 cup chilled root beer to the saucepan.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Fill 10 plastic shot glasses with the mixture.
  • Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  • Garnish
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