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Eggnog Jello Shots

close up shot of containers of Eggnog Jello Shots topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with nutmeg on a plate
These yummy eggnog jello shots will be so much fun at your holiday parties this year.
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  1. EGGNOG JELLO SHOTS INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS EGGNOG JELLO SHOTS RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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A holiday party would not be the same without these fabulous eggnog jello shots. This festive and fun treat blends creamy eggnog, rum, vodka and spicy nutmeg with a fluffy whipped cream topping.

Check out our other jello shot recipes to add to your bartending menu. Try our vibrant jello shots and Potter-inspired butterbeer jello shots for a great way to add even more fun adult drinks to your event.

EGGNOG JELLO SHOTS INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • ¼ cup vanilla vodka
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Whipped cream

PRO TIP:

I usually serve our simple Jello shots in mini 2-ounce cups with lids. If you can’t find the ones with lids, any small plastic shot glasses would also work.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

EGGNOG: You can use store-bought eggnog, or if you have a preferred homemade eggnog recipe, you could use it for these eggnog jello shots.

VODKA: If you already have an unflavored vodka, can you substitute it for the vanilla vodka and just add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to your liquids.

WHIPPED CREAM: You can either make your own homemade whipped cream, use the store-bought whipped cream in the spray can, or add a scoop of Cool Whip on top of eggnog.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS EGGNOG JELLO SHOTS RECIPE

STEP ONE: Pour your eggnog into a small saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over the surface of the eggnog; allow the gelatin to bloom for 5 minutes. 

STEP TWO: Bring the mixture up to a simmer over medium heat.

STEP THREE: Remove the eggnog from the heat and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

PRO TIP:

Allow the dissolved gelatin mixture to cool slightly before adding in the vodka. This will prevent the alcohol from boiling out, resulting in weaker shots. By pouring the eggnog mixture into a separate container, it will allow the mixture enough time to cool to a sufficient temperature and make it easier to pour into your individual shot glasses!

STEP FOUR: Stir in the rum, vodka, and half the nutmeg.

STEP FIVE: Pour the eggnog-rum mixture into 2-ounce cups. Place the caps on the cups and place them in the fridge for 2 hours until the jello sets.

STEP SIX: Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. 

PRO TIP:

You could also add festive green and red sprinkles to the top of your whipped cream to make this treat extra colorful.

HOW TO SERVE

Your next holiday party will be extra spectacular with these fun eggnog jello shots. If you are looking for more tasty drinks to add to your menu, check out our colorful Jolly Rancher drink and pink Starburst cocktail.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store any leftover eggnog shots in the fridge for up to four days.

MAKE-AHEAD: These rum eggnog jello shots can be made a few days in advance. This is the perfect way to get something off your list early if you are hosting a big party.

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

The holiday season just got even better with these eggnog shots with their creamy eggnog flavor and the extra punch of rum and vodka. These shots are just about the greatest invention ever and would be great to add to your party menu.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do these jello shots end up with a jello texture like classic jello shots?

With the gelatin, they get that jello texture, but they have more of a creamy texture from the eggnog. 

There were some lumps in the eggnog after cooking. Is that okay?

That is okay. It just means some of that gelatin didn’t absorb the liquid. As long as it’s not a large clump, it will be fine. If it’s a very large clump, try to smush it with a rubber spatula, then stir it up.

Do any other liquors work in these jello treats?

You can use any liquor that you would normally find in eggnog. Some of the most popular are spiced rum, bourbon, and brandy. 

How long in advance can I make these Christmas jello shots? 

Don’t make these any more than four days in advance. After that, they start to get a build-up of condensation on top.

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Eggnog Jello Shots

5 from 1 vote
These yummy eggnog jello shots will be so much fun at your holiday parties this year.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 18

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • ¼ cup vanilla vodka
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • whipped cream

Instructions
 

  • Pour your eggnog into a small sauce pot and sprinkle the gelatin over the top of it; allow the gelatin to bloom for 5 minutes.
  • Bring the mixture up to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Remove the eggnog for the heat and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the rum, vodka, and half the nutmeg.
  • Pour the mixture into 2 ounce cups. Place the caps on the cups and place them in the fridge for 2 hours until the jello sets.
  • Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Notes

PRO TIP: Allow the dissolved gelatin mixture to cool slightly before adding in the vodka. This will prevent the alcohol from boiling out, resulting in weaker shots. By pouring the eggnog mixture into a separate container, it will allow the mixture enough time to cool to a sufficient temperature and make it easier to pour into your individual shot glasses!
 
PRO TIP: You could also add festive green and red sprinkles to the top of your whipped cream to make this treat extra colorful.

Nutrition

Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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