Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Heart Shaped Jello Shots with Cherries

Can you believe it's almost Valentines Day? We haven't even taken down our Christmas tree yet!

Where does the time go? I guess in my case it's spent in the kitchen, making cute little party treats like these.


These shots came out exactly how I imagined them in my head. That doesn't happen often (in life or in the kitchen) so I was pretty excited.

More Valentines Day posts coming soon!

P.S. Shoot me an email with a picture of your jello shot hearts if you make them! I've been getting some photos from you guys over the past few months and I would love to share them with everyone. ThatsSoMichelle@gmail.com


Shopping List (Makes 12 heart shaped shots)
1 cup Three Olives Cherry Vodka
3 oz. box cherry jello
1/2 cup coconut milk
4 table spoons sugar
1 packet Knox Gelatin
12 cherries with stems
1 heart shaped cookie cutter (I bought this Wilton 6pc set from Michaels so that I would have the right size for my cupcake tin)

(For a kid friendly, non-alcoholic version just use cold water instead of vodka)

1. White layer: Pour 1/2 a cup of water and 1/2 a cup of coconut milk into a sauce pan and then sprinkle  1 packet of Knox gelatin on top. Let is sit for one minute, then turn on medium heat and stir until dissolved. Add 1/4 cup sugar and heat until dissolved.

Turn off the heat and wait until the mixture is just warm and then add 1/2 a cup of vodka.

2. Lightly grease cupcake pan with baking spray. You can use a brownie pan too. Wipe off excess spray with a paper towel.  (Won't effect in taste or form, but it helps in unmolding the jello later) Fill tins or pan halfway with coconut jello and vodka mixture.

3. Let white layer firm up for 1 hour in the fridge.


4. Prepare cherries by drying them and slicing off the bottoms so they sit flat on the coconut layer. Place cherries directly in center of the tins.

5. Add Cherry Jello packet to 1 cup of boiling water in a small sauce pan. When dissolved allow to cool and then add 1/2 cup vodka.

6. Carefully pour cherry jello and vodka mixture into the cupcake pan on top of coconut jello so that it just the top of the cherry is visible. Do not fill to top, the cherry will float and not stay upright.

7.
Refrigerate overnight.



8. Unmold by rimming the tins with a knife loosening the jello. Carefully lift up from the bottom with a fork (like a mini spatula) and quickly slide your hand under jello to prevent breakage.

9. With a heart shaped cookie cutter slowly cut out your heart shape right around the cherry. Push once lightly and wait ... then ease into the jello carefully until you hit the bottom. Too much pressure will split the heart.

Keep refrigerated until serving, you can double the recipe easily if you need more shots.

Don't break any hearts ;) 


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41 comments:

  1. Awww what a cute idea. This is going on my Pinterest. =)

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  2. this is such an adorable idea! I'm going to make these for my friend's valentines day party, love this recipe!

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  3. I want to party with you! You always have the cutest ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. You are seriously the queen of jello shots. These are adorable!! I love it, I think I'm going to have to bring a batch to my friends valentine's party - awesome! :)

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  5. I saw an awesome idea on pintrest to make heart shaped cupcakes by putting a marble between the tin and cupcake liner in each space while baking. Just a thought of something you could try out :)

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  6. I absolutely LOVE this!! What a great idea!!

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  7. Adorable!! :) I'm not huge on vodka cherries, but this sounds amazing.

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  8. Me want more vodka! LOL
    But seriously, they are sooo gorgeous!

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  9. I'm so obsessed with all your jello shots! And with cherries. So this is a good thing.

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  10. Where in the world do think of these things?! I keep thinking you will run out of jello shot ideas, but you don't. Seriously, someone snatch this blog up and make a book out of it! This is one of my favorite posts -- last line is adorbs (yes, I really just said that.)

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  11. These are so cute!! And sound ah-mazing!

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  12. Cuteness! I was so upset about the Ravens I almost called out sick yesterday.

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  13. Those two tone jellies are great.I would eat around the jelly and leave the cherry till last.

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  14. These hearts are ah-dorabable! Did you break any hearts? Then you can eat the rejects right away:) I always give the rejects of anything that I make to my hubby.

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  15. Who eats the outside edges of the hearts?? It's not something where your five year old gets to lick the bowl of frosting! The host could be pretty well sloshed before the party starts....

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    1. Allie -- I saved the outsides for the folks who will basically eat or drink anything at the end of the night. There are always a few of them in every crowd ;)

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    2. Oh, yeah, those people. I *might* be one of them myself but, for some reason, I can't quite remember.... ;)

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  16. smell Valentine wow they looks so cutie =)

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  17. cute blog, www.reesemilania.blogspot.com

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    1. How do you pin something when there's no pinterest link?

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    2. Hi Heidi! You can download the "pin it" button to your toolbar from the pinterest website so you can pin anything no matter where you are. Or you can also click on my pinterest account at the top of the page and follow my boards :) The jello shots are on there in a few of my boards.

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  19. I have all the supplies for these. Can't wait to try them. I did the 3 layered shot with the cherry in them. Gave them as part of some Christmas gifts. The are adorable.

    Cindy Lou
    Keeping It Classy In Coastal Alabama

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  20. Super cute, as always! Maybe this would be a nice light dessert for our valentines day in the house!

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  21. Deve ser delicioso, pois os comi só com os olhos!!! PARABÉNS!!!

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  22. So... I love Jello shots too... but I'm definately not as creative as you. But I had an idea but I haven't figured out exactly what to do with it yet, so I am sure that you're creativity can absolutely do something with it! I was trying to figure out a way to maybe to like chocolate pudding shots with the peanut butter syrup they use for ice cream or something along those lines. I haven't exactly tried anything yet but you definately should!

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  23. I made this for the office, and every one loved it. They keep asking me to make more lol. So instead of me making them over and over I started to show people your website so they can make the jello shots and hopfully make other foods from your site to bring into work. I think I am going to try to make new ways for jelllo shots that I think of. If I come up with something new would you like for me to send you a the shopping list and the how to? Either way great site, will have to try some other foods on here as well. Will be back to see more to come cya.

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  24. My sister in law found your recipe for caramel apple shots and demanded I start reading your blog. Also we may need you to come to all of our family parties :)

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  25. Ohhh.... Loving that look.! Really nice Michelle.

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  26. what could you use in place of the vodka. I don't use alcohol. Thanks.

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  27. Is there a way to use something other then coconut flavor? we want the cherry but they do not like coconut.

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    1. Hi Pjl -- Try 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk. That should make a 1/2 cup of a sweet white milky layer :)

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  28. These are so much fun! I'm totally in love with this idea!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  29. Thanks for the awesome recipe! I made some today and they turned out great: http://noramakes.blogspot.com/

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