Don't be a witch this Halloween night. Cast a spell of Pumpkin RumChata Jello Shots delight!

Don’t be a Witch this Halloween Night. Cast a Spell of Pumpkin Rum Chata Jello Shots Delight!

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some festive, boozy treats? If you’re planning a Halloween party and want to impress your guests with something unique and delicious, look no further than Pumpkin Rum Chata Jello Shots.

These fun and tasty shots capture the season’s essence with their pumpkin spice flavor. This spooky recipe is sure to be a hit at your Halloween bash! There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.

Don't be a witch this Halloween night. Cast a spell of Pumpkin RumChata Jello Shots delight!
Don’t be a witch this Halloween night. Cast a spell of Pumpkin Rum Chata Jello Shots delight!

Decorating is time-consuming, so you don’t want your food and drinks to be as well. These Pumpkin Rum Chata Jello Shots can be made 2 days in advance, leaving you time for other holiday preparations.

I never met a pumpkin I didn’t like, so how could I go wrong with Pumpkin Rum Chata Jello Shots? Your guests will eat them up!

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Put a Spell on These Spooky Pumpkin Rum Chata Jello Shots

Pumpkin Jello Shot Ingredients
Pumpkin Jello Shot Ingredients
  1. Pumpkin Vodka
  2. Rum Chata
  3. Gelatine
  4. Simple Syrup
  5. Gel Food Color in Orange
  6. Pumpkin Pie Spice Syrup, Optional

Tips

For flavored vodkas, I like both Veil and Pinnacle; they are both reasonably priced.

These incredible Jello Shots use Rum Chata, which gives them a solid color. For a richer consistency, use sweetened condensed milk instead of simple syrup. Measurements are the same regardless.

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Bar & Kitchen Tools

Jello-Shot Cups
Jello-Shot Cups

To make your Jello Shots, you’ll need Jello Shot cups. Click here to learn the differences between the 3 different styles of Jello Shot cups. I use the squeezable Jello Shot cups (last picture in post), the flat round Jello Shot cups above, and the square Jello Shot cups.

Large Spouted Mixing Bowl
Large Spouted Mixing Bowl

The second most important item is a large mouth mixing bowl with a spout. The largemouth mixing bowl with a spout makes it easy to pour the liquid into the Jello Shot cups. I have seen ‘tools’ on Amazon that assist you with filling your Jello Shot cups, but the bowl with the spout works well. Of course, you may have a few drips here and there, but not enough for me to invest in a gadget.

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How to Make Pumpkin Rum Chata Jell Shots

Place 18 Jello Shot cups on a baking sheet.

Pour the Vodka and Rum Chata into the spouted mixing bowl.

Add the Monin Pumpkin Pie Syrup to the spouted mixing bowl only if you like Pumpkin Spice flavor. This step is optional because some like pumpkin flavor but not pumpkin spice.

Sprinkle the gelatin on the top of the Vodka, Rum Chata and Pumpkin Spice (optional) mixture. 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 clumping up, you are spreading it too quickly.

Gelatine soaking in Vodka
Gelatin soaking in Vodka & Rum Chata

Let the gelatin mixture sit for 5 minutes. If you do have some dry patches, don’t worry. Ensure your water is boiling for the next step.

In the meantime, boil the water.

Add your Orange Gel Food Color to the boiling water and stir until combined.

Then pour the water and food coloring mixture into the gelatin mixture and stir for 2 minutes.

Add the simple syrup or sweetened condensed milk (not both) and stir until combined well.

Slowly pour the mixture into the Jello Shot cups until they are 3/4 full.

Refrigerate for 2 hours before placing the lids on the cups.

Tip

Don't be a witch this Halloween night. Cast a spell of Pumpkin RumChata Jello Shots delight!
Don’t be a witch this Halloween night. Cast a spell of Pumpkin Rum Chata Jello Shots delight!

If you want your Jello Shots a darker shade of orange, add 1/4 teaspoon of Orange Gel Food Color to 1 tablespoon of hot water and stir until combined. Then, add the food color/water mixture to your Jello Shot mixture and mix well.

The Jello Shots can be made 2 days in advance and kept in the refrigerator.

Substitutions

Not a fan of Rum Chata, or don’t like a solid-colored Jello Shot? Don’t worry; you can have that Pumpkin flavor in a traditional-looking Jello Shot. Adjust the recipe by removing the Rum Chata and increasing the Pumpkin Vodka to 1 1/2 cups. Everything else remains the same.

Halloween Pumpkin Jello Shots
Halloween Pumpkin Jello Shots

Pumpkin Jello Shots with Rum Chata are a delightful addition to any Halloween celebration. They’re easy to make, delicious, and a crowd-pleaser. So, gather your ingredients, follow the steps, and get ready to wow your guests with these spooky, tasty treats. Happy Halloween. Cheers!

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Don't be a witch this Halloween night. Cast a spell of Pumpkin RumChata Jello Shots delight!

Don’t be a witch this Halloween night. Cast a spell of Pumpkin Rum Chata Jello Shots delight!

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some festive, boozy treats? If you're planning a Halloween party and want to impress your guests with something unique and delicious, look no further than Pumpkin Jello Shots made with Rum Chata.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 18 Jello-Shots

Equipment

  • 18 2 oz Jello Shot Cups

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 Cup Pumpkin Vodka
  • 3/4 Cup Rum Chata
  • 2 Envelopes gelatin
  • 3/4 Cup Boiling water
  • 1/2 Cup Simple Syrup
  • 1.5 Teaspoons Orange Gel Food Color
  • 1/2 Ounce Monin Pumpkin Pie Syrup Optional

Instructions
 

  • Place 18 – 2 oz Jello-Shot cups on a baking sheet.
  • Pour the Pumpkin Vodka, Rum Chata and simple syrup into a large, spouted mixing bowl.
  • Add the Monin Pumpkin Pie Syrup to the spouted mixing bowl only if you like Pumpkin Spice flavor. This step is optional because some like pumpkin flavor but not pumpkin spice.
  • Slowly sprinkle the gelatin on top of the Vodka, Rum Chata and simple syrup mixture 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.
  • Add the orange gel food color to the boiling water and stir well.
  • Add the water mixed with the food color to the Gelatin mix and stir until the Gelatin is dissolved, 2 minutes.
  • Carefully pour the Jello Shot mixture into the Jello Shot cups until they are 3/4 full.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before placing the caps on the Jello Shot cups.
  • Serve Chilled. Can be made 2 days in advance and kept refrigerated.

Notes

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. 
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One Comment

  1. Nnancylou says:

    Very nice idea. Will defiantly try them, even into Thanksgiving.

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