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Hot Chocolate Jello Shots

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Hot Chocolate Jello Shots

Get ready for the ultimate party treat this winter! Hot chocolate jello shots have a rich and creamy hot chocolate layer, and a white cream layer, and are topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Imagine a rich cup of hot cocoa but in a shot glass form.

These decadent little treats are sure to bring a smile to your face and be the hit of any gathering.

Hot chocolate jello shots stacked.

Not only do they look amazing and taste delicious, but they are incredibly easy to make!

They are perfect for making for parties all winter long or when you just want a treat.

Tools needed

Use these tools to make these hot cocoa jello shots.

  • whisk
  • saucepan
  • jello shot/condiment containers
  • bowl
  • tray

Hot Chocolate Jello Shots Ingredients

Hot chocolate jello shots on a white background.

How to Make Hot Chocolate Jello Shots

In a medium bowl, add water, and unflavored gelatin, and stir to combine. 

Set aside. 

Let sit for 5 minutes until the mixture is thickened. 

In a medium saucepan, add the evaporated milk, sugar, and cocoa powder, and stir to combine. Cook over medium-low heat, and cook until it begins to simmer. 

Add the chocolate mixture into the gelatin mixture, and stir until the gelatin is dissolved and there are no clumps. Add the vodka and vanilla extract. 

Whisk to combine. 

Pour mixture into 2-ounce plastic shot cups, ¾ of the way full. 

Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until set. 

White Layer: 

In a medium-sized bowl add 1/2 cup cold water and 2 packages of unflavored gelatin. Let sit for 5 minutes until the mixture is thickened. 

Add 1 cup of boiling water and mix until dissolved. 

Add the sweetened condensed milk and ¼ cup vodka and whisk to combine. 

Set to the side to allow it to cool slightly to room temperature. 

Pour on top of the chocolate layer until the cups are full. 

Return to the refrigerator for 1 hour.

When ready to serve, garnish with some whipped cream and chocolate.

Hot chocolate jello shots.

How to store hot chocolate jello shots

Store hot cocoa jello shots in the refrigerator for up to a week until ready to serve. Jello shots can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Why Gluten Free Vodka?

Since this is a gluten free site I suggest gluten free vodka since vodka is usually made from grains which makes it not suitable for the gluten free diet.

Hot chocolate jello shots on a white background.

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Jello Shots

To make these hot chocolate jello shots dairy free use coconut cream instead of evaporated milk and use coconut cream with some sugar added instead of sweetened condensed milk.

Here’s my dairy free condensed milk recipe and here’s my dairy free whipped cream recipe.

Keto Hot Chocolate Jello Shots

To make this keto follow the directions for the dairy free hot chocolate jello shots and use erythritol instead of sugar.

Can I use any kind of alcohol to make hot chocolate jello shots?

Yes, you can use any kind of alcohol or liqueur that you want but vodka will work the best.

Hot chocolate jello shots stacked.

If you love snacks, here are more Paleo desserts and Paleo snacks! Make sure to check out my huge collection of gluten free dinner recipes.

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Hot Chocolate Jello Shots Recipe

Yield: 20 shots

Hot Chocolate Jello Shots

Hot chocolate jello shots stacked.

Hot chocolate jello shots have a rich and creamy hot chocolate layer, and a white cream layer, and are topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Imagine a rich cup of hot cocoa but in a shot glass form.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup gluten free vodka

White Layer

  • ¼ cup gluten free vodka
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 0.5 ounce unflavored gelatin
  • Garnish with whipped cream and chocolates

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add water, and unflavored gelatin, and stir to combine. 
  2. Set aside. 
  3. Let sit for 5 minutes until the mixture is thickened. 
  4. In a medium saucepan, add the evaporated milk, sugar, and cocoa powder, and stir to combine. Cook over medium-low heat, and cook until it begins to simmer. 
  5. Add the chocolate mixture into the gelatin mixture, and stir until the gelatin is dissolved and there are no clumps. Add the vodka and vanilla extract. 
  6. Whisk to combine. 
  7. Pour mixture into 2-ounce plastic shot cups, ¾ of the way full. 
  8. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until set. 
  9. To make the white layer, in a medium-sized bowl add 1/2 cup cold water and 2 packages of unflavored gelatin. Let sit for 5 minutes until the mixture is thickened. 
  10. Add 1 cup of boiling water and mix until dissolved. 
  11. Add the sweetened condensed milk and ¼ cup vodka and whisk to combine. 
  12. Set to the side to allow it to cool slightly to room temperature. 
  13. Pour on top of the chocolate layer until the cups are full. 
  14. Return to the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  15. When ready to serve, garnish with some whipped cream and chocolate.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 5g

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