These Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Jello Shots are filled with the delicious flavors of red velvet cake, Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake, and vanilla frosting. Are they cocktails? Are they desserts? Who cares?! They’re delicious!
We love making Jello shots. They’re just about the most fun you can have with booze, in our opinion. Sure regular cocktails are nice, but when you can turn a cocktail into a dessert that jiggles when you shake it, why wouldn’t you? That’s exactly why we love making these Jello shots. They’re a ton of fun, and they have a ton of flavor. It doesn’t get better than that!
Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Jello Shots
These shots are some of the sweetest and most fun Jello shots you’ll ever make. They’re full of the rich, sweet flavor of red velvet infused into gelatin to create little jiggly cupcakes that are then topped with vanilla frosting. It all comes together to create a fun, cocktail delight that’s as much fun to look at as it is to eat.
These shots are so good and so colorful, they make a fun addition to any party. From impromptu get-togethers to holidays like Valentine’s Day and Christmas, they’re always a fun recipe to make for family and friends.
Red Velvet Cupcake Jello Shots
These Red Velvet Cupcake Jello Shots are absolutely delicious. It’s like a little shot of dessert with a kick. And, they’re such a pretty color, you could serve these for almost any occasion. These are sure to be a hit at any party, or celebration you’re having. They would be great on a Buffet table, or on a tray passed around to guests. No matter how you choose to serve them, they’re sure to please. Make sure you keep this one in your favorites!
Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Jello Shots Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these delicious shots. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake
- Boiling water
- Unflavored gelatin
- Red food coloring gel
- Bag of Pillsbury Vanilla Frosting – Already prepared in a piping bag with a tip.
**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Jello Shots Instructions
Making these Jello shots is super easy. It’s just as simple as gathering up the ingredients. It only takes a few simple steps, and you’ll be all set!
Step 1: Boil Water and Bloom Gelatin
Bring the water to a boil and pour it into a large measuring cup with a spout. Then, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let it bloom for 15 minutes until completely dissolved.
Step 2: Add Remaining Ingredients
After the gelatin has dissolved, stir well and add the Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake. Stir again to combine, then add the sugar and the food coloring and stir until completely dissolved.
Step 3: Chill the Shots and Frosting
Place shot glasses on a small tray or cookie sheet and fill the shot glasses with the gelatin mixture. Move the tray to the the refrigerator and chill for at least 3 hours. Place the bag of frosting in the refrigerator, as well.
Step 4: Frost and Serve
When ready to serve, remove the shots and frosting from the refrigerator. Pipe a generous amount of frosting on the tops of the Jello shots and serve.
Hint: You can find the frosting in the baking aisle at the grocery store. It comes in a box and is already in a piping bag with a tip.
These shots and the frosting will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.
Although this Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Jello shots recipe is one of the easiest you’ll ever make, I still have a couple of tips to help ensure it’s the best it can possibly be.
Let the Gelatin Bloom – It’s important that you let the gelatin bloom so it can fully activate. Don’t just stir it into the water.
Food Coloring to Preference – You can add as much or as little food coloring as you like to get your preferred color intensity.
Frost Before Serving – Always wait until just before serving to frost your shots.
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Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Jello Shots FAQ
If you have questions about this Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Jello shots, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.
How long are Jello shots good?
These will last for between 3 and 5 days in the refrigerator. The frosting will keep for about the same amount of time.
Why didn’t my Jello shots set?
Jello shots that don’t set could be caused by a few things. If your water isn’t hot enough, the gelatin can’t gel. If you added too much alcohol, shots will have a hard time setting, as well.
Why are my Jello shots not freezing?
They’ll almost never freeze, and placing them in the freezer won’t even cause them to set faster. This is due to the alcohol in the shots.
Can you put too much alcohol in Jello shots?
Yes, you can. It’s especially easy to do if you’re making shots with hard liquor like vodka.
Why do Jello shots get you drunk faster?
They don’t necessarily get you drunk faster, you just eat too many of them. Jello shots are often made with fruit-flavored Jello and/or sugar. That sweetness masks the taste of the alcohol, which often leads to eating more of them than you should.
Try These Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Jello Shots
These Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Jello shots are so easy to make and so delicious, they’re the perfect alcoholic treat to serve to your family and friends. These tasty shots deliver all the flavor of red velvet cake, and they’re as pretty as they are delicious. Give them a try, and we know you’ll love them.
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Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake Jello Shots
- 1/2 cup of Bailey's Red Velvet Cupcake
- 1 1/2 cups of Boiling Water
- 1/4 Cup of Sugar
- 2 Envelopes of Unflavored Gelatin
- 5 drops of Red Food Coloring Gel – a couple more drops if you want a deeper Red color
- 1 Bag of Pillsbury Vanilla Frosting – this is already prepared Frosting, in a piping bag with a Tip
- Boil the Water, and pour it in a large measuring cup with a spout. Sprinkle the Gelatin over the water, and let the gelatin bloom for 15 minutes, until completely dissolved.
- Stir well, and add the Bailey's Red Velvet Cupcake. Stir to combine until well mixed. Add the Sugar and the food coloring and stir until Sugar dissolves.
- Place Shot Glasses on a small tray or cookie sheet, and pour the Gelatin mixture into the Shot Glasses, filling them. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Place the Frosting in a bag in the Refrigerator to cool.
- When ready to serve, remove the Jello shots from the Refrigerator, and the Frosting. Pipe a generous amount of Frosting on the tops of the Jello Shots serve, and Enjoy!