Add a little bit of summer to your next party with our pina colada jello shots that feature pineapple jello infused with coconut rum and pineapple juice to create a tasty adult treat.
Prep Time30 minutesmins
Chill Time4 hourshrs
Total Time4 hourshrs30 minutesmins
Keyword: Pina Colada Jello Shots Recipe
6ouncesisland pineapple jello mix
Whipped cream,for garnish
Toasted coconut,for garnish
Maraschino cherries,for garnish
Fresh pineapple chunks,for garnish
In a medium bowl or large (4-cup) measuring cup with a spout, whisk together the pineapple jello mix and boiling water until the jello is fully dissolved.
Once the jello is fully dissolved, stir in the pineapple juice, Malibu rum, and triple sec. 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 swirl of whipped cream, toasted coconut, maraschino cherry, and a small wedge of pineapple.
If you can’t find the 2-ounce plastic shot cups with lids, they may be labeled as plastic condiment cups. These can be used interchangeably. You can use any mini shot cups you prefer, but keep in mind that your servings may differ from this recipe.
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 less alcohol. You need four cups total of liquid to combine with the jello mixture.
Transfer the jello shot cups in and out of the fridge on a cookie sheet or large flat platter.
To toast coconut, spread a few tablespoons of sweetened coconut out on a baking sheet. Place in the oven at 350°F and bake for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring once until lightly toasted. Transfer from the baking sheet to a dish immediately, or it will continue cooking and burn on the baking sheet even when it is out of the oven.
Dab the maraschino cherries on paper towels to make sure that all of the juice is removed. Otherwise, it will drip down and stain the whipped cream.