Fourth of July Jell-O Shots

As we gear up for a day filled with fireworks, parades, and cookouts, I’m excited to share a festive recipe that will add a spike of fun to your holiday spread: Red, White, & Blue Layered Jell-O Shots.

These delightful treats are visually stunning and will surely be a crowd-pleaser, bringing a touch of sparkle and flavor to your Independence Day gathering. Whether hosting a backyard barbecue or going to a potluck, these Jell-O shots are fun to make and share with friends and family.

Let’s dive into this easy recipe that will have everyone cheering! 🎉

Layered Jell-O Shots

fourth of july jello shots recipe


  • 2oz Jell-O shot cups with lids
  • 3 oz box of red Jell-O (strawberry or cherry)
  • 3 oz box of blue Jell-O (blue raspberry) *I used sonic ocean water Jell-O
  • 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of vodka (or water for non-alcoholic version)
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • Whipped cream and sprinkles for garnish (optional)


  1. Red Layer:
    • Dissolve the red Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water in a medium bowl.
    • Allow it to cool slightly before adding ½ cup of vodka (or water).
    • Pour the mixture into shot glasses, filling each about 1/3 of the way.
    • Refrigerate for about 1 hour until set.
  2. White Layer:
    • In another bowl, dissolve the unflavored gelatin in 1/2 cup of boiling water.
    • Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir well.
    • Let it cool to room temperature before pouring it over the set red layer, filling each glass another 1/3 of the way.
    • Refrigerate for about 1 hour until set.
  3. Blue Layer:
    • Finally, dissolve the blue Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water.
    • Allow it to cool slightly before adding ½ cup of vodka (or water).
    • Pour the mixture over the set white layer, filling each glass to the top.
    • Refrigerate for another hour until fully set.

Garnish and Serve:

Top your Jell-O shots with a dollop of whipped cream and a festive sprinkle for an extra celebration! 🎆 Remember, if you’re making these for a mixed crowd, you can easily prepare a batch without alcohol so everyone can join the fun.

This recipe is the perfect way to add a splash of fun to your Fourth of July celebrations. Gather your ingredients, follow my simple steps, and toast to these holiday delights.

Happy Independence Day from all of us at Glow Stream TV!

💋NR (follow me on Facebook & Instagram)

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