Candy Cane Jello Shots

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Looking for a fun holiday drink recipe? These candy cane Jello shots are cute drink idea for your Christmas party. Layered to look like a candy cane, they will have your guests swooning.Candy Cane Jello Shots

You can also make these Jello shots for the kids by just following the package directions and omitting the alcohol. Layering Jello is always a fun treat for the kids as well.

Using Peppermint Schnapps gives the Jello shots the candy cane flavor. Don’t they look delicious!?

Candy Cane Jello Shots

Candy Cane Jello Shots

A fun jello shot to enjoy during those holiday gatherings or crazy Christmas parties.
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Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 1 hr 32 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

What you will need


  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Sugar
  • Peppermint Schnapps
  • Vanilla vodka
  • 2 packets of Knox gelatin
  • Cherry Jello packet
  • Whipped Cream
  • Crushed candy canes


Cherry Jello:

  • Boil your boxed jello with one cup of water.
  • Stir to combine.
  • When the Jello is dissolved pour in a cup of "cold" vanilla vodka.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Set to the side at room temp.

White Layer:

  • Pour 1 cup water and 3 tablespoons condensed milk into a saucepan.
  • Add 2 packets of Knox gelatin on top and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Turn on the stove to medium to high heat.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add about 3 tablespoons of sugar to the mixture.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add 1 cup cold peppermint schnapps.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Set to the side at room temp.
  • Add 1 tbsp. of red jello to your shot glasses and place them at a titled angle in a muffin pan.
  • Wait for the jello to harden (about 30-45 mins).
  • Add 1 tsp. of white jello on top of the red jello
  • Wait for the jello to harden (about 20-35 mins).
  • Repeat 2x
  • Fill your glass with the remaining red jello and let it harden.
  • Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.
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