Valentine's Day can be sweet and romantic, but that doesn't mean that you have to pass up on some hardcore booze. Opt for a more refined look for your Jell-O shots with simple layers. This simple Jell-O shot recipe is the perfect mix between a wild party and classy date. The two layers meld together for a smooth coconut and strawberry flavor with a hint of vodka. With just a little bit of simple prep work, you will be dancing that Valentine's night away.

Gourmet Strawberry Jello Shots

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:4 hrs
  • Total Time:4 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings:16
  • Easy


  • 6 ounces strawberry vodka
  • 5 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 1 packet strawberry-flavored Jell-O gelatin
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Strawberries optional
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  • Step 1

    In a mixing bowl, add 1 packet of the unflavored gelatin and 1 packet of strawberry Jell-O gelatin into 1 cup of hot water. Stir until completely dissolved, then let it sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the strawberry vodka.

  • Step 2

    In a small pan, place a few drops of oil and wipe with a paper towel. Coat the pan with a very thin layer of oil. Pour in the strawberry float mixture, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight. Ensure that it is level.

  • Step 3

    After the float layer has firmed up, add 4 packets of gelatin into 1 cup of hot water slowly while stirring until completely dissolved. Add the sugar and coconut milk into the gelatin mixture, stirring well.

  • Step 4

    Pour the coconut milk mixture over a spoon on top of the strawberry float layer. Return to the fridge and ensure the pan is level. Chill overnight.

  • Step 5

    When ready to serve, cut into squares or shapes with cookie cutters and carefully remove with a small spatula. Garnish with a strawberry if desired and enjoy!