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Pumpkin Jello Shots

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Looking for a festive and fun way to celebrate the fall season? Why not try making some pumpkin jello shots? This recipe is perfect for this time of year, and it combines everyone’s favorite autumn flavors into a delicious and easy-to-make boozy snack.

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Pumpkin Jello Shots

Best of all, it can be tailored to fit any occasion – from Halloween parties and adult gatherings to game days and other fall parties. So gather your ingredients and get ready to have some fun with these sweet treats!

Pumpkin Jello Shot Ingredients

  • Knox unflavored gelatin
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Sugar
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Butterscotch schnapps
  • Whipped cream vodka
  • Rumchata
  • Plastic jello shot cups
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Mellowcreme pumpkin candies
pumpkin jello shot ingredients

See the recipe card for quantities.

Pumpkin Jello Shots Instructions

Step 1: Place your plastic cups onto a shallow baking pan or cookie sheet. Set aside.

Step 2: In a medium saucepan, add 1 ½ cups cold water and sprinkle over Knox gelatin.

Step 3: Whisk to combine. Heat the gelatin mixture on the stovetop over medium heat until steamy.

Step 4: Whisk in pumpkin puree, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Continue stirring until heated through and sugar is dissolved.

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Step 5: Remove from the heat and whisk in butterscotch schnapps, whipped cream vodka, and Rumchata.

Pour the mixture evenly into 2 oz. cups. Move to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours. Before serving, top each shot with whipped cream and a Mellowcreme pumpkin. 

making pumpkin jello shots

Hint: Be sure to chill the jello shots for at least 4 hours before serving. This will help them to set properly and taste their best.

Pumpkin Jello Shots
Substitutions

Knox gelatin – if you cannot find Knox brand gelatin, you can use any brand of unflavored gelatin.

Whipped cream vodka – if you do not have whipped cream vodka, you can substitute it with cake vodka or vanilla vodka.

Rumchata – this can be substituted with another cream liqueur, such as Ricura, Somrus, or Ponche Kuba.

Mellowcreme pumpkins – these can be found in the candy aisle of most grocery stores. If you cannot find them, you can use any small, soft candy, like candy corn.

Pumpkin puree – if you do not have pumpkin puree, you can puree fresh pumpkin with a blender or food processor.

Whipped cream – you can use Cool Whip instead of whipped cream. Or make your own with heavy whipping cream.

Pumpkin Jello Shots

Variations

Pumpkin Pie Jello Shots – add some graham cracker crumbs and pumpkin pie filling to turn these into pumpkin pie shots.

Rotten Pumpkin Jello Shots – for a spooky twist, add some green food coloring to these jello shots.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Jello Shots – make these even more fall-themed by adding some pumpkin spice coffee creamer to the mix.

Storage

These pumpkin shots are best enjoyed the same day they are made. However, if you need to make them ahead of time, they can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Be sure to keep them in plastic shot glasses with lids or covered in plastic wrap, so they do not dry out.

Top Tips

  • Make sure that you use the proper amount of gelatin for your jello shot recipe.
  • If you want to reduce the amount of alcohol in your jello shots, you can use less liquor or substitute some of it with water.
  • Try using different fall-themed molds for your jello shots, like mini pumpkins or leaves.
  • Get creative with your toppings! For example, sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon or nutmeg on top, or top with whipped cream and some orange sprinkles.

Enjoy These Fun Jello Shots at Your Next Adult Party!

With so many variations and flavors, these pumpkin jello shots are the perfect addition to any fall party. Be sure to try out some of our tips for making them, like using different molds or toppings. And get creative with your flavor combinations! We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Cheers!

If you liked these pumpkin jello shots, you might also like these other fun shot recipes-

Apple Cider Jello Shots

Hocus Pocus Jello Shots

Black Halloween Jello Shots

Syringe Jello Shots

Vampire Jello Shots

See all of our great Halloween Jello Shots, here.

Yield: 12 Jello Shots

Pumpkin Jello Shots

Pumpkin Jello Shots

Yummy pumpkin jello shots made with pumpkin puree, buttershots, whipped cream vodka and Rumchata!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope of knox unflavored gelatin
  • 1 ½ cups cold water, divided
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup butterscotch schnapps
  • ¼ cup whipped cream vodka
  • ¼ cup rumchata
  • 12 (2 oz.) plastic cups
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • 12 mellowcreme pumpkin candies

Instructions

    1. Place your plastic cups onto a shallow baking pan or cookie sheet. Set aside.
    2. In a medium saucepan, add 1 ½ cups cold water and sprinkle over knox gelatin. Whisk to combine.
    3. Heat the gelatin mixture on the stovetop over medium heat, until steamy.
    4. Whisk in pumpkin puree, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Continue stirring until heated through, and sugar is dissolved.
    5. Remove from the heat and whisk in butterscotch schnapps, whipped cream vodka, and rumchata.
    6. Pour the mixture evenly into 2 oz. cups.
    7. Move to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.
    8. Before serving, top each shot with whipped cream and a mellowcreme pumpkin. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 jello shot

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 14.1gFiber: .2gSugar: 12.2gProtein: .5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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