Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!
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Craving a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!

Mistletoe kisses and candy cane wishes make for a joyous holiday season. These Peppermint Jello Shots will chill you like the winds from the North Pole but have a kick that will make you feel like Blitzen after Santa’s Christmas party.

If you want to add a fun and flavorful twist to your next party or gathering, Peppermint Jello Shots are an excellent choice. These delightful and refreshing treats not only taste fantastic but also add a colorful and playful element to your celebrations.

Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? The Peppermint Jello Shot!
Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? The Peppermint Jello Shot!

Whether it’s the holiday season, a summer get-together, or just a Friday night with friends, Peppermint Jello Shots are a crowd-pleaser that can elevate any occasion.

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Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!
Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!

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Peppermint Jello Shots Ingredients

Peppermint Jello Shots ingredients
Peppermint Jello Shots ingredients
  • Whipped Cream Vodka
  • RumChata Peppermint Bark
  • Gelatine
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk

For flavored vodkas, I like both Veil and Pinnacle; they are both reasonably priced. The star of the show, RumChata Peppermint Bark, provides the refreshing peppermint flavor that gives these shots their signature taste.

Bar and 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, 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 I need more to invest in a gadget.

How to make Peppermint Jello Shots

Place 16 Jello Shot cups on a baking sheet.

Gelatin can be tricky to work with the first time you use it in a recipe. Pour the Whipped Cream Vodka and Peppermint Bark RumChata into the spouted mixing bowl, and sprinkle the gelatin on top. The secret is to ‘slowly’ sprinkle the gelatin on top of the liquid. If you see the gelatin clump up, you spread it too quickly.

Gelatin soaking in Vodka
Gelatin soaking in Vodka

Let the gelatin mixture sit for 5 minutes. If you do have some dry patches, don’t worry. These Jello Shots will taste so good nobody will care that some gelatin didn’t dissolve.

In the meantime, bring the water to a boil. Add the boiling water to the gelatin mixture and stir for 3 minutes. Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir until combined well. Slowly pour the mixture into your Jello Shot cups and refrigerate for 2 hours before placing the lids on the Jello Shot cups.

You can make these Jello Shots 2 days in advance and refrigerate them until ready to serve. Add mini candy canes to the top just before serving, optional.

Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!
Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!

Peppermint Jello Shots are a delightful addition to any party or celebration. They offer a refreshing and minty flavor that’s perfect for various occasions.

Enjoy them responsibly and savor the fun and delicious experience they bring to your gatherings. Cheers to a cool and memorable time with Peppermint Jello Shots!

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Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!

Peppermint Jello Shots

Craving a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!
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Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Jello-Shots

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 Cup Whipped Cream Vodka
  • 3/4 Cup Peppermint Bark RumChata
  • 2 Envelopes gelatin There are 4 envelopes in 1 box of Knox Gelatine
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Mini candy canes for garnish Optional

Instructions
 

  • Place 16 – 2 oz Jello-Shot cups on a cookie sheet
  • Pour the Whipped Cream Vodka and RumChata into a large spouted mixing bowl
  • Slowly sprinkle gelatin on top of the Vodka 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
  • Pour the boiling water into the gelatin mixture
  • Stir until the gelatin is dissolved, at least 3 minutes
  • Now add the sweetened condensed milk and stir well until it is combined
  • Carefully pour the Jello Shot mixture into the Jello Shot cups
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before placing the cap on the Jello Shot cups
  • Serve Chilled. Can be made 2 days in advance
  • Add the mini candy canes just before serving, optional

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 well.
Keyword Christmas, Happy Hour, Holiday, Jello Shot, Party, Peppermint, Peppermint Bark RumChata, Rumchata, Vodka
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