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Butterbeer Jello Shots

close up shot of Butterbeer Jello Shots topped with whipped cream and caramel topping on a plate
Bring the magical wizarding world to life with these fun and decadent butterbeer jello shots.
Prep Time 12 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 12 mins
Course Other
Cuisine American
Servings 12 jello shots
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cream soda
  • ¾ cup butterscotch schnapps
  • ¼ cup vanilla vodka
  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin (0.25-ounce packets)
  • 1 teaspoon butter-flavored extract
  • ¼ cup caramel drizzle in a squirt bottle like Ghirardelli caramel coffee topping
  • ¼ cup gold colored sugar sprinkles
  • ¼ cup thick jarred caramel topping
  • Squirt whip topping for garnish
  • 12 plastic shot glasses (2-ounce glasses)

Instructions
 

  • Pour your cream soda into a small saucepan, then sprinkle both packets of the unflavored gelatin evenly over the top. Swirl the gelatin around so that it gets absorbed by the cream soda. Let it sit for 5 minutes to allow the gelatin to bloom.
  • Set out your plastic shot glasses onto a small rimmed tray (this makes it easy to transport your filled shot glasses to the refrigerator). Set aside.
  • Once your gelatin has bloomed in the cream soda, turn on the saucepan to medium heat and gently heat up your cream soda for 3 minutes or until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Do not boil it. Make sure to stir it well. Turn off the heat and add the butterscotch schnapps, vanilla vodka, and the butter-flavored extract. Stir well.
  • Transfer your liquids carefully from the saucepan to a large glass measure cup with a handle and pourable spout. This makes filling the small shot glasses much easier.
  • Fill each of your shot glasses, leaving a ¼ inch at the top so once your jello shots are set up, you can rim your glasses with the garnish. Place your tray of filled shot glasses into the refrigerator for 2 hours (up to overnight) to firm up.
  • In a small, shallow dish, pour in your gold sugar sprinkles. In a separate small bowl, place your thick jarred caramel sauce. You will first dip the top rim of your jello shot into the thick caramel, then into the gold sugar sprinkles. Repeat with the remaining jello shot glasses.
  • Squirt the whipped topping onto each jello shot, then drizzle with the squirt caramel topping. You can add extra sugar sprinkles to the top if desired.

Notes

PRO TIP: 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 more or less jello shots depending on the size of your disposable shot glasses.
 
PRO TIP: This recipe makes 12 shots. If you are making these for a party and need more, you can easily double the recipe.
PRO TIP: Wait until just before you are ready to serve the shots to top with the whipped cream and caramel topping.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 55mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg