Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots

Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots take a beloved childhood flavor and give it a grownup kick. Perfect for parties, these shots are filled with all the deliciousness of orange creamsicle and a kick of vodka.

Orange creamsicle Jello shots on table

Nothing is more fun at parties than Jello shots. There’s just something about those jiggly, alcohol-infused treats that make any gathering more fun – and we’re not talking about the alcohol!

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Shots always make the party better, assuming they’re enjoyed responsibly. These Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots go a step further by adding a delicious flavor and fun look to them, as well. They’re the perfect party treat for adults.

  • They taste just like orange creamsicles.
  • They’re easy to make.
  • Everyone loves Jello shots!


The following are affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

  • Orange Jello
  • Boiling water
  • Whipped vodka
  • Cold water
  • Optional: Orange slices and whipped cream topping.

**See the recipe card below for quantities.

Orange creamsicle Jello shots next to bowlful of orange wedges on table

🔪 How to Make Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots

Making these Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots is super easy. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps.

Step 1: Combine Jello and Water

Add the Jello to a small pitcher or container. Then, add the boiling water and stir or whisk until the Jello is fully dissolved.

Whisk mixing orange Jello in bowl

Step 2: Add the Vodka

Add vodka and cold water to the orange Jello mixture and stir or whisk until fully combined.

Water being poured into orange Jello

Step 3: Chill

Pour the mixture into shot glasses, cover, and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours or until firm.

Step 4: Serve

Just before serving, top with whipped cream and a small orange slice. Enjoy!

Orange creamsicle Jello shots on wooden board


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Fruit and Cream: Use your favorite fruit Jello to create fruit and cream Jello shots.
  • Include Fruit: Add chunks of orange directly to the shots before chilling.

If you love Jello shots, check out this fun recipe for pool party Jello shots.

🥄 Equipment

It doesn’t take much of anything to make these super easy shots.

  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon or whisk
  • Shot glasses
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Plastic wrap

🥫 Storage

Store any leftover shots covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

💭 Tips

This is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make so we don’t have a lot of tips for it. In fact, we only have a couple.

  • Add the water to the Jello, not the other way around. This helps prevent clumping when stirring.
  • You can stir with a spoon or whisk, but we find whisking to be easier.
Overhead shot of orange creamsicle Jello shots

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Where do Jello shots come from?

They were actually invented as a way to sneak booze into a military Christmas party. In the 50s, a man named Tom Lehrer created the first gelatin shots in order to get alcohol into a military party without anyone suspecting it.

Can you add too much alcohol to Jello shots?

Yes. While there’s a bit of leeway in most Jello shot recipes, if you add much more than what’s called for, your shots won’t set. That’s because the alcohol interferes with the gelatin’s ability to firm up.

Do Jello shots get you drunker?

Most people believe Jello shots get you drunker than other forms of alcohol, but it’s not the shots themselves, it’s their flavor. In reality, Jello shots are no more likely to get you drunk than any other form of alcohol. Most people just have too many because the sweet flavor masks some of the alcohol flavor.

🍽 More Recipes

Do you enjoy Jello shot recipes? Then, try these delicious recipes:

🧾Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots

Want to make this recipe for Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots? Print the recipe card below, or pin this recipe, so you can find it later.


Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots

Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots take a beloved childhood flavor and give it a grownup kick. Perfect for parties, these shots are filled with all the deliciousness of orange creamsicle and a kick of vodka.
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 36kcal
Author: Rob


  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon or whisk
  • Shot glasses
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • plastic wrap


  • 1 6 ounce box Orange Jell-o
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 ½ cups cold water
  • ½ cup whipped cream vodka
  • Orange slices and whipped cream for garnish


  • Place 16 plastic shot cups (2 oz.) onto a shallow baking sheet that fits into your refrigerator.
  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan, then whisk in the packet of orange Jello and stir until dissolved.
  • Stir in the cold water and the whipped cream vodka.
  • Pour gelatin mixture into the plastic shot cups, dividing it evenly among the cups.
  • Move the shots to the refrigerator to chill for 4 hours.
  • Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream and top with fresh orange slices or wedges. Enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 0.01g | Sodium: 0.4mg | Potassium: 0.1mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 0.002mg | Iron: 0.001mg

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.