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Creamsicle Jello Shot

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close up shot of shot cups of Creamsicle Jello Shot topped with whipped cream and garnished with orange sprinkles
Don't forget this fun creamsicle jello shot recipe for your next party. They taste just like the nostalgic flavor with a grown-up spin.
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  1. Creamsicle Jello Shot Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Creamsicle Jello Shot Recipe
  3. How to Serve
  4. Storage
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If you’re a lover of all things orange, then this creamsicle jello shot recipe is for you. This easy-to-make and very delicious adult treat will have your mouth watering in no time with a great mix of fizzy orange soda and flavored vodka. 

Jello shots are great fun to serve at parties. We have different varieties of jello shot recipes depending on the occasion. You’ll be transported to the wizarding world with our butterbeer jello shots, and our fruity jello shots are a colorful treat any time of year.

close up shot of shot cups of Creamsicle Jello Shot topped with whipped cream and garnished with orange sprinkles

Creamsicle Jello Shot Ingredients

Creamsicle Jello Shot raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 1 (3-ounce) box orange flavored jello gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup orange-flavored soda (I used Crush Orange soda brand)
  • ½ cup whipped cream vodka (such as Smirnoff or Pinnacle brands)

For the Garnish

  • heavy whipped cream in a squirt can (I used Reddi-Whip brand)
  • Orange sanding sugar sprinkles

PRO TIP:

Remember that different brands offer different sized disposable shot glasses (some even come with lids for storage), so you will just need to fill the plastic cup of your choice ¾ full to leave space for the garnish. You will also need to note that you will get more servings if you use smaller glasses.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

VODKA: If you can’t find whipped cream vanilla-flavored vodka, you can substitute it for plain vanilla vodka. The whipped cream vodka is slightly sweeter than a standard vanilla vodka, so I highly recommend giving it a try if you can find it in your area. Smirnoff and Pinnacle brands make a great version of the whipped cream vodka.

ORANGE SODA: You can substitute cold water for the orange soda in this recipe. The orange soda gives these an extra boost of orange flavor and sweetness. 

How to Make This Creamsicle Jello Shot Recipe

PRO TIP:

If you are making these for a party and need lots of shots, you can easily double this recipe.

STEP ONE: In a large mixing bowl, with a pour spout, stir together the boiling water and the orange-flavored jello gelatin until it is completely dissolved. 

PRO TIP:

An 8 cup measuring cup works great for this as it makes it much easier to pour the liquid into the little shot containers.

boiling water and gelatin combined in a bowl

PRO TIP:

To help your creamsicle jello shots set up faster, you can chill your whipped cream vodka in the freezer, or refrigerator, so that you are adding very cold liquids to the orange jello gelatin and boiling water combination. Make sure that you add the chilled vodka after mixing the boiling water with the jello and completely dissolving the orange jello first.

STEP TWO: Add the whipped cream vodka and the orange-flavored soda to the hot jello mixture. Stir well, then very carefully pour the liquid into the individual plastic shot cups.

PRO TIP:

If you place all your empty plastic containers onto a small rimmed baking sheet before filling them with the liquid, it will be easier to transfer your creamsicle orange jello shots to the refrigerator to chill.

Creamsicle Jello Shot process shot of vodka and soda added to the gelatin mixture then poured into the shot cups

STEP THREE: Chill the creamsicle jello shots for 4 hours or until firm.

STEP FOUR: Garnish each jello shot with a squirt of a little whipped cream and a sprinkle of orange sprinkles.

Creamsicle Jello Shot process shot of Creamsicle mixture topped with whipped cream and garnished with orange sprinkles

How to Serve

This delish jello shot recipe would fit right in the next time you have a party. The festive orange color of these creamy jello shots would be an obvious option for a Halloween party, but you could really serve them any time of year.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: You can make these orange creamsicle shots up to 5 days ahead of time, but you will need to wait to garnish them until you are ready to serve them.

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

close up overhead shot of shot cups of Creamsicle Jello Shot topped with whipped cream and garnished with orange sprinkles

This perfect party shot recipe recreates the real creamsicle flavor for a little bit of adult-level fun at your next party. Creamy, fizzy, and full of sparkle, these alcoholic orange creamsicle jello shots are a delightful treat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use rum for these jello shots instead of vodka?

Traditionally, jello shots are made with vodka, but you could also make them with rum if you’d prefer. 

How many shots are in a jello shot?

About four jello shots will equal one regular shot.

How to store vodka jello shots?

If you have any leftover jello shots, you can store them in the fridge for up to a week, covered tightly with lids or plastic wrap. You can make these orange creamsicle jello shots with vanilla vodka recipe 3 days ahead of your party before serving, but make sure you are storing the containers with the lids on.

Can you freeze jello shots?

No, I don’t find that jello shots freeze well because of the gelatin and alcohol. While you can pop 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.

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Creamsicle Jello Shots

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Don't forget this fun creamsicle jello shot recipe for your next party. They taste just like the nostalgic flavor with a grown-up spin.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (3-ounce) box orange-flavored jello gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup orange-flavored soda I used Crush Orange soda brand
  • ½ cup whipped cream vodka such as Smirnoff or Pinnacle brands

Garnish

  • heavy whipped cream in a squirt can I used Reddi-Whip brand
  • orange sanding sugar sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, with a pour spout, stir together the boiling water and the orange-flavored jello gelatin until it is completely dissolved. An 8 cup measuring cup works great for this as it makes it much easier to pour the liquid into the little shot cups.
  • Add the whipped cream vodka and the orange-flavored soda to the hot gelatin mixture. Stir well, then very carefully pour the liquid into the individual plastic shot cups.
  • Chill the creamsicle jello shots for 3 to 4 hours or until firm.
  • Garnish each jello shot with a squirt of heavy whipped cream and a sprinkle of orange sanding sugar sprinkles.

Notes

  • If you are making these for a party and need lots of shots, you can easily double this recipe.
  • An 8 cup measuring cup works great for this as it makes it much easier to pour the liquid into the little shot containers.
  • If you place all your empty plastic containers onto a small rimmed baking sheet before filling them with the liquid, it will be easier to transfer your creamsicle orange jello shots to the refrigerator to chill.
  • To help your creamsicle jello shots set up faster, you can chill your whipped cream vodka in the freezer, or refrigerator, so that you are adding very cold liquids to the orange jello gelatin and boiling water combination.  Make sure that you add the chilled vodka after mixing the boiling water with the jello and completely dissolving the orange jello first.

Nutrition

Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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