Coconut Jello Shots
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You’ll go nuts for the creamy, sweet, tropical island flavor of these Coconut Jello shots

I love Jello Shots, but these Coconut Cream Vodka Jello Shots are Excellent! You’ll wish you had tried them sooner! Nothing is more exciting than a Jello Shot at a party when celebrating a happy occasion.

Coconut Vodka Jello Shots
Coconut Vodka Jello Shots

Jello Shots are not the first thing I think about, but I have to have them when I see them! Jello Shots come in all types of flavors and colors. I make these Coconut Vodka Jello Shots with Coconut Vodka, Cream of Coconut, and sweetened condensed milk, so they are white in color.

Coconut Vodka Jello Shots
Coconut Vodka Jello Shots

Ingredients that you’ll need to make Coconut Vodka Jello Shots

Coconut Jello Shot Ingredients
Coconut Jello Shot Ingredients

You’ll need a coconut flavored Vodka. I’ve found that Veil & Pinacle Vodkas are a good, ‘flavored’ vodka. I actually use it for my NCAA Jello Shot recipes that come in Chocolate, Gingerbread, Whipped Cream, Caramel, Coconut and many other flavors of Vodka.

In order to make Jello Shots that are not ‘fruit flavored’ you have to use Gelatin instead. Gelatin is not difficult to work with and the amazing thing about Gelatin is that you can make any of your favorite cocktails into a Jello Shot. I just love these Coconut Jello Shots.

Gelatine soaking in Vodka
Gelatin soaking in Vodka

Pour the Vodka in a spouted pitcher and sprinkle the Gelatin on the top of the mixture. It will start to thicken, so let sit for 5 minutes. Pour the boiling water into the Gelatin mixture. Stir about 3 minutes until the Gelatin is dissolved. Stir in the cream of coconut and the sweetened condensed milk.

Jello-Shot Cups
Jello-Shot Cups

Fill the Jello Shot cups 3/4 full of the Coconut Jello Shot mixture and refrigerate for 2 hours before adding the top.

There are two types of Jello-Shot cups that I like using, the short round 2 oz Jello-Shot cups and the taller squeezable Jello-Shot cups. Both works well, but they each have their best uses. See my Tips & Tricks page to find out why.

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The Coconut Jello Shots can be made 2 days in advance, if covered and kept in the refrigerator.

Coconut Jello Shots
Coconut Jello Shots

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Coconut Vodka Jello Shots

Coconut Vodka Jello Shots

I love a good Jello Shot, but these Coconut Jello Shots are GREAT! You'll wish you tried them sooner!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Jello-Shots


  • 1 1/4 Cup Coconut Flavored Vodka I used Veil Coconut Vodka
  • 2 Envelopes gelatin There are 4 envelopes in 1 box of Knox Gelatine
  • 1 Cup Boiling water
  • 1/2 Cup Cream of Coconut I used Goya
  • 1/4 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk


  • Place 16 – 2 oz Jello-Shot cups on a cookie sheet
  • Shake the can of cream of coconut before opening. Then pour the contents of the can into a bowl and whisk until it is combined well. Set aside
  • Pour the Coconut Vodka into a large spouted mixing bowl
  • Slowly sprinkle gelatin on top of the Vodka making sure to sprinkle it evenly across the top of the liquid
  • Let the gelatin absorb the liquid for 5 minutes
  • In the meantime boil the water
  • Pour 1 cup of the boiling water into the Gelatin mixture
  • Stir until the Gelatin is dissolved, at least 3 minutes
  • Now add the cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk and stir well until it is combined
  • Carefully pour the Jello-Shot mixture into the Jello-Shot cups
  • Refrigerating at least 2 hours before placing the cap on the Jello-Shot cup
  • Serve Chilled. Can be made 2 days in advance


Gelatin can be tricky to work with the first time you use it in a recipe. The secret is to ‘slowly‘ sprinkle the gelatin on top of the liquid. If you see it is clumping up, you are sprinkling too quickly. If you have some dry patches, don’t worry; ensure your water is boiling before adding it to the gelatin mixture and stir until the clumps are dissolved. 
Keyword Coconut, Happy Hour, Holiday, Jello Shot, Party, Vodka
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