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Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots

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Our blue Hawaiian jello shots are the perfect boozy treat and a fun way to serve grown-up beverages at your next party.
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  1. Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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It’s time to get tropical with these colorful and delicious blue Hawaiian jello shots. Loaded with all the yummy flavors of the islands, from pineapple to coconut, made into a jello shot, you will love adding these to your next party menu.

a close up shot of a Blue Hawaiian Jello Shot topped with a cherry and slice of pineapple

Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (6-ounce) box of berry blue jello mix 
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¾ cup Malibu coconut rum
  • ¼ cup blue curacao
  • Maraschino cherries (for garnish)
  • Fresh pineapple chunks (for garnish)

PRO TIP:

Use up to 1½ cups of alcohol for a stronger jello shot. For a lighter jello shot, you can use additional cold water or pineapple juice and not as much alcohol. You need four cups total of liquid to combine with the jello mixture. 

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

PINEAPPLE JUICE: I like to get the little mini (6-ounce) cans of pineapple juice to keep on hand in my pantry. This way, I do not need to open a large bottle of pineapple juice if I am only using it to make a couple of cocktails.

How to Make This Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots Recipe

STEP ONE: In a medium bowl or large (4-cup) measuring cup with a spout, combine jello mix and 1 cup of boiling water until jello is fully dissolved.

blue jello mix and boiling water whisked in a jug

STEP TWO: Once the jello is fully dissolved, stir in the cold water, pineapple juice, Malibu rum, and blue curaçao. Mix until combined.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

The ratio of each type of alcohol and fruit juice will vary the flavor somewhat – you can adjust however you like. Do not use more than 2 cups of alcohol to ensure that the jello still sets up properly.

cold water, pineapple juice, Malibu and blue Curacao stirred in a jug

STEP THREE: Carefully pour jello mixture between small plastic jello shot cups. Fill just under the top so they don’t spill.

PRO TIP:

Setting the jello shot glasses on a rimmed baking sheet will help make it easier to transport them to the fridge for chilling.

mixture poured small plastic cup

STEP FOUR: Transfer jello shots to the refrigerator and chill for 4 hours until set.

PRO TIP:

The jello shots may firm up faster than 4 hours. If you are using shallower plastic containers and if you use icy cold water for your cold water, they will not take as long to set.

STEP FIVE: Keep jello shots refrigerated until consuming. Just before serving, top each jello shot with a maraschino cherry and a small piece of fresh pineapple.

jello shot topped with cherry and sliced pineapple

How To Serve

This jello shot version of a classic blue Hawaiian cocktail is the perfect addition to summer parties or even a summer-themed winter party. Serve along with our cucumber bites and fruit salsa with cinnamon chips for plenty of freshness.

We have fun jello shot recipes for plenty of different occasions. Check out our peach jello shots, and banana split jello shots for two favorites.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Jello shots will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Cover if you use containers that do not come with individual lids; otherwise, pop the lids on the plastic cups for storage. Do not store with the fruit pieces on top of the jello.

IN THE FREEZER: This fun tropical jello shot recipe doesn’t tend to freeze very well because of the gelatin and alcohol.

a close up shot of Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots topped with a cherry and slice of pineapple

You will love the brilliant blue color and the tropical flavors of these delicious jello shots. They always add a little bit of fun to an adult gathering and are so easy to make that you will wonder why you didn’t make them sooner.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I store these coconut rum jello shots?

If you have any leftover jello shots, you can store them in the fridge for up to a week with their lids tightly on. You can make them three days ahead of your party before serving, but make sure you are storing the containers with the lids on.

Can you freeze blue jello shots?

I don’t find that jello shots freeze well because of the gelatin and alcohol. While you can pop them in the freezer for a few minutes to help speed along the setting process, you shouldn’t store them in the freezer after they’re done.

Can I make this simple recipe ahead of time?

These jello shots are the perfect recipe to put together a couple of days before your party. Just make sure they are well covered and kept in the fridge.

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Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots

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Our blue Hawaiian jello shots are the perfect boozy treat and a fun way to serve grown-up beverages at your next party.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces berry blue jello mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¾ cup Malibu Rum
  • ¼ cup Blue Curacao
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish
  • Fresh pineapple chunks, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl or large (4-cup) measuring cup with a spout, whisk together blue jello mix and 1 cup of boiling water until jello is fully dissolved.
  • Once the jello is fully dissolved, stir in the cold water, pineapple juice, Malibu, and blue curacao. Mix until combined.
  • Carefully pour the mixture between small plastic shot cups. Fill just under the top, so they don’t spill.
  • Transfer jello shots to the refrigerator and chill for 4 hours until set.
  • Just before serving, top each jello shot with a maraschino cherry and a small piece of fresh pineapple.

Notes

  • Use up to 1½ cups of alcohol for a stronger jello shot. For a lighter jello shot, you can use additional cold water or pineapple juice and not as much alcohol. You need four cups total of liquid to combine with the jello mixture.
  • The ratio of each type of alcohol and fruit juice will vary the flavor somewhat – you can adjust however you like. Do not use more than 2 cups of alcohol to ensure that the jello still sets up properly.
  • Setting the jello shot glasses on a rimmed baking sheet will help make it easier to transport them to the fridge for chilling.
  • The jello shots may firm up faster than 4 hours. If you are using shallower plastic containers and if you use icy cold water for your cold water, they will not take as long to set.

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.001g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 0.5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.04mg
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