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Pina Colada Jello Shots Recipe

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This Pina Colada Jello Shots recipe is so easy to make and so delicious! Made with pineapple juice and cream of coconut, these little shots really emulate the classic Pina Colada flavors. They’re easy to make with just a few ingredients, and are sure to be a hit.

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Pina Colada Jello Shots Recipe

Piña Colada Jello Shots Ingredients

  • 2 packets of knox gelatin
  • 3 cups pineapple juice, divided (2 cups for boiling, and 1 cup pineapple juice, cold)
  • 2 tbsp. Cream of coconut
  • 1 cup Malibu coconut rum
  • Whipped Cream for topping
  • Maraschino cherries for topping
  • Optional, fresh pineapple chunks for garnish
  • 16 (2 oz.) plastic jello shot containers
Pina Colada Jello Shots Recipe ingredients
I really loved making these with the knox unflavored gelatin and pineapple juice, it gives a lot more of the Pina Colada flavors compared to just using pineapple jello. Don’t let that scare you though, knox gelatin is so easy to work with. Here’s how to make these-

How to Make Pina Colada Jello Shots

1. Place plastic cups onto a shallow baking sheet or cookie sheet. A muffin tin will also work!

2. In a medium sauce pan, start by making the gelatin mixture. Add 2 cups of pineapple juice, and sprinkle in 2 packets of knox gelatin.

Pina Colada Jello Shots Recipe process

3. Whisk to combine.

4. Heat over medium low heat until just steamy, do not boil.

5. Remove from the heat and into the hot pineapple juice, whisk in additional 1 cup of pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and cup of coconut rum.

6. Divide the jello mixture evenly between the plastic cups.

7. Move to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.

8. Before serving, top with whipped cream, fresh small pineapple pieces, if desired, and a maraschino cherry.

Enjoy!

Pina Colada Jello Shots Recipe

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Pina Colada Jello Shot FAQs

Where can I buy jello shot cups?

We have bought jello shot cups that are 2 and 3 oz. from Amazon, and we even find the 2 oz. jello shot cups used in this recipe, at our local Walmart!

Can’t I just make these with pineapple jello powder?

Technically, you could just use a box of island pineapple jello mix. However, this recipe does such a great job of capturing the flavors of the classic piña coladas we all love. I just don’t think Pina Colada when I taste pineapple jello. You really need to have the pineapple juice and cream of coconut found in this unique jello shot.

I don’t need boiling water?

Nope! Normally in our jello recipes you’d see a couple cups of boiling water and a cup of cold water, but for this recipe we used all pineapple juice so we didn’t lose any of the flavor. We don’t even boil it, just heat it until we start to see the steam rise, and this method works perfectly every time for getting Knox gelatin to set!

Can I use coconut cream?

Coconut cream is not the same as cream of coconut by Coco Real. Coconut cream isn’t as sweet, and cream of coconut pours easier for cocktails, and jello shots. I don’t recommend substituting the cream of coconut, you won’t be disappointed!

For a printable version of this Pina Colada Jello Shots recipe, see below!

Yield: 16 jello shots

Pina Colada Jello Shots Recipe

Pina Colada Jello Shots Recipe

Delicious Pina Colada Jello shots made with pineapple juice and cream of coconut. So yummy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 packets of knox gelatin
  • 3 cups pineapple juice, divided
  • 2 tbsp. Cream of coconut
  • 1 cup Malibu coconut rum
  • Whipped Cream for topping
  • Maraschino cherries for topping
  • Optional, fresh pineapple for garnish
  • 16 (2 oz.) plastic cups

Instructions

    1. Place plastic cups onto a shallow baking sheet.
    2. In a medium sauce pan, add 2 cups of pineapple juice, and sprinkle in 2 packets of knox gelatin.
    3. Whisk to combine.
    4. Heat over medium low heat until just steamy.
    5. Remove from the heat and whisk in additional 1 cup of pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and Malibu rum.
    6. Divide the jello mixture evenly between the plastic cups.
    7. Move to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.
    8. Before serving, top with whipped cream, fresh pineapple, if desired, and a maraschino cherry.
    9. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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