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King Cake Jelly Shots

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What fun! King cake jello shots with a surprise inside will have everyone smiling from ear to ear, enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 12 (2-ounce) glass or plastic shot glasses
  • Vanilla
  • Betty Crocker ready to spread frosting for rims
  • Sugar
  • Purple, yellow and green sugar sprinkles for rims
  • 1 3/4 cups prepared lemonade
  • 4 envelopes plain gelatin
  • 1 1/4 cups cake-flavored vodka
  • 2 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk (up to 4 tablespoon can be used to sweeten to taste)
  • 3 bowls (one for each color)
  • Regular liquid food coloring, green, regular yellow and neon purple)
  • Silver edible glitter between gelatin layers (optional)
  • 1 Gushers candy (optional*)

Details

Servings 12
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 220mins
Adapted from tablespoon.com

Preparation

Step 1

Dip the rim of each shot glass into the vanilla frosting, then dip 1/3 of the rim into purple sugar sprinkles, 1/3 into yellow sugar sprinkles and 1/3 into green sugar sprinkles as pictured. Set glasses aside.

Pour lemonade into a small saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a minute or two. Heat over low, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from the heat, stir in cake vodka and sweetened condensed milk.

Divide gelatin mixture between 3 bowls (about 1 cup in each bowl). Use liquid food coloring to color each. FOR PURPLE: 4 drops of NEON purple. FOR YELLOW: 4 drops of regular yellow. FOR GREEN: 4 drops of regular green.
Use a food baster or tablespoon to add about 1 Tbsp of the purple gelatin to each of the shot glasses. Refrigerate until set but still sticky when touched, about 20 minutes.

Remove glasses from fridge and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of silver edible glitter over purple gelatin. Tap gently to even out. Then carefully spoon or squirt about 1 Tbsp of yellow gelatin into each glass. Refrigerate until set but still sticky, about 20 minutes. *ABOUT THE GUSHERS CANDY: If you want to hide a surprise in one of the shot glasses (in King Cake tradition), drop one Gusher into ONLY ONE of the shot glasses after pouring the yellow gelatin. Refrigerate with the others until the yellow layer is set but still sticky, about 20 minutes.

Remove glasses from fridge and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of silver edible glitter over the yellow gelatin. Tap gently to even out. Then carefully spoon or squirt about 1 tablespoon of green gelatin into each glass. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight until fully set.

Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and sugar sprinkles, if desired, and serve with small spoons. (Or, if using plastic shot glasses, you can squeeze the shots out of the glasses -- bottoms up!)

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