You heard that right – candy corn jello shots! Adorable alcoholic shots of jello with all the colourful layers of candy corn. Okay, so they don’t taste like candy corn – if I’m totally honest, I’ve never tasted candy corn in my life and therefore have no idea what the stuff actually tastes like. Layers of processed sugar upon processed sugar, I’m guessing.
So instead of tasting like a mouthful of artificial sugar, these Halloween jello shots taste wonderful. Each coloured layer has its own flavour. The white is pure vodka, the orange is triple sec and the yellow is limoncello. Three alcoholic flavours packed into one shot might sound like a lot to handle, but they work so well together and you really can taste each of the flavours individually. How cool is that?!
This is the very first time I’ve ever made jello shots and I am beyond impressed with the results. Despite considering myself to be fairly au-fait in the kitchen, I have little-to-no idea when it comes to jello and jelly. Seriously – my mother-in-law followed the instructions on the back of a package and made the perfect jelly. Under her watchful eyes, I followed the same instructions and my jelly turned out a mess. She wrote me off as a lost cause, but I carried on trying!
Instead of using three packs of coloured jello, I made a basic mix with leaf gelatin and coloured each of them individually. Don’t be put off by the effort these shots take and think that yours won’t work out or hold up. I – the girl who can’t follow package instructions which only involve adding water – can make these perfectly, so I’m sure you can, too!
I do have one extra piece of advice for you – if you’re making these candy corn jello shots for a Halloween party, make them the day before your party and no earlier. When you first make these shots, the three layers are very distinctive, but the longer they’re sat in the fridge, the more the colours blend together. The shots in the photos were sat in the fridge for a whole week before I photoed them!
Candy Corn Jello Shots
- 3 sheets of leaf gelatin
- 1/4 cup / 60ml condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons / 30ml vodka
- 2 tablespoons / 30ml triple sec
- 2 tablespoons / 30ml limoncello
- orange food colouring
- yellow food colouring
- Place 4 small plastic shot glasses onto a flat tray.
- Place the leaf gelatin into a small bowl and pour over cold water. Leave for around 5 minutes, until the gelatin has soaked up the water.
- Squeeze the leaf gelatin until most of the water has dripped out and add it into a small dish with the condensed milk.
- Stir the almost-dissolved gelatin with the condensed milk until the gelatin totally breaks down. If the mixture is still lumpy, try microwaving it for 10 seconds at a time until the gelatin dissolves.
- Evenly divide the gelatin-condensed milk mixture between three small bowls.
- Stir the vodka into the first bowl, the triple sec into the second bowl and the limoncello into the third bowl.
- Stir a few drops of orange food colouring into the triple sec bowl.
- Stir a few drops of yellow food colouring into the limoncello bowl.
- Pour the white gelatin mixture evenly into the four shots and pop in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
- Remove from the fridge and pour over the orange gelatin mixture. Return to the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
- Remove from the fridge and pour over the yellow gelatin mixture. Cover the shots and leave in the fridge until you're ready to serve.