September 27, 2023Review Recipe
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As if Dole Whip wasn’t delicious enough on its own, now you can enjoy these grown-up tropical Dole Whip jello shots! The magical pineapple flavor made popular by the Disney frozen treat now has a fun spin on it with this creamy concoction.
Dole Whip Jello Shots Ingredients
Made with pineapple juice, rum, and unflavored gelatin, these boozy bites pack a punch while still tasting refreshing and light.
Each bite is infused with a sweet tanginess that melts in your mouth, transporting you to a tropical oasis.
- 2 (3-ounce) boxes of pineapple jello mix
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1½ cups of pineapple juice
- ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup of vanilla vodka
Different stores carry different-sized plastic shot glasses, ranging from 1.5 ounces to 2.5 ounces. Use what you can find, and just know that this recipe will make fewer or more jello shots depending on the size of your disposable shot glasses.
Substitutions And Additions
VODKA: The vanilla vodka really gives the jello shots that Dole Whip combo of flavors. You can use regular vodka or rum for this easy recipe if you do not have vanilla vodka.
JELLO: You can substitute plain gelatin packets (2 packets per 2 cups of liquid) for one or both of the pineapple jello packages if needed. In this case, you would only get the pineapple flavor from the pineapple juice. This is an option if you cannot find pineapple jello. I ordered my pineapple jello on Amazon.
PINEAPPLE: I like to get the little mini (6-ounce) cans of pineapple juice to keep on hand in my pantry. These are great for this recipe since 6 ounces is equivalent to ¾ cup of pineapple juice, and they come in a 4 or 6-pack. This way, I do not need to open a large bottle of pineapple juice if I am only using it to make a small recipe.
How To Make This Dole Whip Jello Shots Recipe
Our step-by-step directions will walk through how to make these fun and fruity jello treats.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
This recipe makes 24 shots. If you are making these for a larger party and need more, you can easily double the recipe.
STEP ONE: In a 4-cup measuring cup, whisk together the pineapple jello mix and 1 cup of boiling water until the jello is fully dissolved.
STEP TWO: Once the jello is fully dissolved, stir in the pineapple juice, sweetened condensed milk, and vodka. Whisk together until combined.
Use up to 1½ cups of vodka for a stronger jello shot. You need four cups total of liquid to combine with the jello mixture.
STEP THREE: Carefully pour the mixture between small plastic cups. Fill just under the top, so they don’t spill.
STEP FOUR: Transfer jello shots to the refrigerator and chill for 4 hours until set.
Setting the jello shot cups on a baking sheet will help make it easier to transport them to the fridge for chilling.
STEP FIVE: Just before serving, top each jello shot with a pineapple toothpick.
How To Serve
These boozy Dole Whip jello shots will be a sure party favorite on a hot summer day. No party is complete without appetizers, though, and our fruit salsa with cinnamon chips and cucumber bites are two delicious choices.
If you want to balance out the sweetness, serve up some salty snacks like kettle corn or chips and homemade guacamole.
Here are some tips on how to store your Dole Whip jello shots to ensure they stay delicious.
MAKE AHEAD: If you’re planning ahead for an event or want to get a head start on your party preparations, you can make these Dole Whip jello shots in advance. Once they have set in the refrigerator, cover the container tightly with plastic wrap or an airtight lid.
Store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. This make-ahead option allows you to focus on other tasks while ensuring your Dole Whip jello shots are ready to be enjoyed when the time comes.
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 for storage.
IN THE FREEZER: Because of the gelatin and alcohol, this jello shot recipe doesn’t tend to freeze very well.
Disney’s infamous Dole Whip is a refreshing, non-alcoholic treat on a hot day. But what happens when you add some vodka to the mix? Dole Whip in jello shot form, that’s what! These Dole Whip jello shots are easy to make and perfect for any party. So grab your ingredients and get ready to whip up some deliciousness!
Frequently Asked Questions
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 1 to 2 days ahead of your party before serving, but make sure you are storing the containers with the lids on.
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.
If you can’t find pineapple jello, you can use plain gelatin in a pinch.
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Dole Whip Jello Shots
- 6 ounces pineapple jello mix
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1½ cups pineapple juice
- ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup vanilla vodka
- In a 4-cup measuring cup, whisk together the pineapple jello mix and 1 cup of boiling water until the jello is fully dissolved.
- Once the jello is fully dissolved, stir in the pineapple juice, sweetened condensed milk, and vodka. Whisk together 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 pineapple toothpick.
- Different stores carry different-sized plastic shot glasses, ranging from 1.5 ounces to 2.5 ounces. Use what you can find, and just know that this recipe will make fewer or more jello shots depending on the size of your disposable shot glasses.
- This recipe makes 24 shots. If you are making these for a larger party and need more, you can easily double the recipe.
- Use up to 1½ cups of vodka for a stronger jello shot. You need four cups total of liquid to combine with the jello mixture.
- Setting the jello shot cups on a baking sheet will help make it easier to transport them to the fridge for chilling.