Watermelon Jello Shots

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What’s summer without some watermelon? Make your pool party or barbecue even better with these delicious watermelon jello shots! They’re easy to make and are sure to be a hit with your guests.

Watermelon Jello Shots

These watermelon jello shots are the perfect party drink! Nothing beats a good old-fashioned jello shot at a party. And these ones are extra special because they’re watermelon flavored but they look just like watermelon. This is one of those cocktail ideas that tastes great but looks great too.

Key Ingredients

  • Gelatin- This is the unflavored kind of gelatin. The gelatin is unflavored letting you add the watermelon flavor in with extract and vodka.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk- This is the white layer of the jello shot.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips- Since these are seeds of the watermelon, you want to use minis and not full size.
  • Watermelon Flavoring- This is the first part of watermelon flavor.
  • Vodka- You are using 2 types of vodka. Plain and watermelon. If you can not find watermelon vodka, you can replace the watermelon one with regular and add more watermelon flavor. Check the potency of the regular vodka compared to the watermelon flavored one if you are concerned with the alcohol content.

Can I Use Watermelon Jello Instead of Gelatin

You don’t want to use watermelon gelatin. The color is different than the colors you want in the shot. Also, you can’t make the green color either unless you use lime Jello, which then interferes with the flavor.

How to Make Watermelon Jello Shots

In a bowl, combine the water and the gelatin and allow it to bloom. Then divide it between 3 bowls.

In one bowl, add green food coloring. In another bowl, add the condensed milk and in the last bowl add the pink food coloring. .

Add the vodka to the green bowl and then add watermelon vodka to the pink bowl.

adding green color

Add the green mixture to the shot cups and place in the refrigerator to harden. Then add the white layer and let set. Finally add the pink layer and place it in the refrigerator.

After 30 minutes, add the chocolate chips.

adding chocolate chips

Place back in the refrigerator until it is time to serve.

watermelon jello shots

How to Store Watermelon Jello Shots

Jello shots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. But, these are best if served within 24 hours. Make sure you keep them tightly sealed so they don’t dry out. I place mine on a cookie or baking sheet and then wrap the whole thing in plastic wrap.

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Watermelon Jello Shots

What's summer without some watermelon? Make your pool party or barbecue even better with these delicious watermelon jello shots! They're easy to make and are sure to be a hit with your guests.
Servings: 12
Prep: 27 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 27 minutes


  • 3 package Gelatin
  • 3 cups Water
  • Green and Raspberry Pink Food Coloring Gel
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 3 drops Watermelon Flavoring
  • 1 Cup Vodka
  • 1/2 cup Watermelon Vodka


  • In a medium sized bowl, add the water, and sprinkle the Gelatin on the top, and allow it to bloom, following the directions on the package. Stir well to blend, and divide the Gelatin into three smaller bowls.
  • In one bowl, add the Green Food Coloring Gel. In one of the other bowls, add the Sweetened Condensed Milk, and in the last bowl, add the Raspberry Pink Food Coloring Gel.
  • Add Vodka to the Green Bowl, and add the Watermelon Vodka to the Raspberry Pink bowl.
  • Fill the shot cups 1/3 full with the Green Gelatin, and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour, until the Gelatin has set up.
  • After the Gelatin has set, remove from the Refrigerator, and add the White layer, filling another 1/3 of the shot glass, making it 2/3 full.
  • Place the shot glasses back in the Refrigerator for 1 hour to let the White Layer set.
  • Remove the shot glasses when the White layer is set, and Fill the rest of the way with the Raspberry Pink layer, and place back in the Refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Then remove from the refrigerator, and drop in the Chocolate Chips on top and they will slowly sink into the middle of the Pink Layer. Place back in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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