Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots

by jerseygirl on July 17, 2011 · 32 comments

Our weekend was a fun one filled with parties. It was a jello shot type of weekend! I thought it would be fun to experiment with different types of flavors but the orange jello shots seemed to be everyone’s favorites. If you need a conversation piece at a party, make some of these. They are fairly easy to put together and fun. But don’t eat (or should I say drink?) too many. You can easily make these in plastic cups rather than orange peels. The orange peel method is much more time consuming but the presentation is worth it!

Here are some tips to make these:

*Make sure there is no holes in the oranges. It is beat to cut the oranges the long way and tun inside out to scoop out all the pulp. If you have a leak, the jello will be all over your fridge.

*Use muffin tins to hold the oranges. It will eliminate any mess.

*Use a cutting board with a sharp knife when ready to cut the oranges.

*Experiment with different flavored vodkas. This is the fun part! I used orange whipped creme vodka but you can also use plain vodka or orange flavored vodka.

*Put the filled orange cups in the freezer for a few minutes as this will speed up the chilling process.

Okay, now it’s time to find out how to make some.

Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots

3 large oranges
1 small package orange flavored Jello (or another brand)
3/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup juice from the oranges
3/4 cup orange whipped creme vodka

1. Slice oranges in half. Juice the oranges and reserve the juice. Using a spoon, scoop out all the remaining flesh and pith.
2. In a bowl, mix jello and boiling water until powder is dissolved. Add orange juice and vodka and mix thoroughly.
3. Put the orange halves in muffin tins. Pour the liquid into the halves. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately 4 hours or overnight. You can also put in the freezer for 15 minutes to speed things up.
4. When jello is very firm firm, slice each half into 4 sections. Makes about 24 shots.

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Jennifurla July 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm

These are awesome, I love the presentation.


Kathleen July 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Wow. Orange whipped creme vodka? I'm so in!


Erica July 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm

What a cute idea! SO creative. I just love it. And I'm sure these are super tasty. Maybe something to whip up for our post baby celebration bbq!


DaniD July 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Love it!!! Sounds like a very fun weekend–I can't wait to try these!


Lisa Huff July 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Love these! So cute!!


Aggie July 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

These look so fun Lisa!! Love it!


Patsy July 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Wow! Those are the coolest jello shots I've ever seen! What a way to present them!


adventuresfromcloud8 July 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Those look amazing, I am going to have to try those!!


Allie July 18, 2011 at 12:42 am

When can we get together and enjoy these!?


Shelby July 18, 2011 at 6:01 am

Love these Lisa! I'll have to look for the orange whipped cream vodka – I haven't seen that one!


Allison July 18, 2011 at 6:34 am

These look like such fun trouble!


LaPhemmePhoodie July 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

I love jello shots! I could see where eating too many of these might be a problem. They look so good I would want to eat a bunch. Great job Lisa!


RJ Flamingo July 18, 2011 at 10:19 am

How cute is that! I can imagine so many wonderful variations on this, and I love your presentation!


The Japanese Redneck July 18, 2011 at 10:36 am

I was having a hard time figuring it out. Thanks for the picture in the muffin pan.


That Girl July 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm

These are much easier to eat than plastic cup jello shots!


The Food Hunter July 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Love the orange peel method!!


Maria July 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm

so fun and perfect for a party!


foodwanderings July 18, 2011 at 11:05 pm

OMG. These look really great. I just made some lychee ones the other day. Got to see how much jello you add. I find different jello brands act differently.


Mary @Delightful Bitefuls July 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

Okay, these are AMAZING!!!!

New to your blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls


Ciao Chow Linda July 20, 2011 at 7:24 am

Oh these are just too adorable. I've made them with regular jello for kids, but never thought to put in the booze and make it an adult treat.


Beth Larrabee July 20, 2011 at 8:57 am

Oh heck ya! Totally making these for my next party!


Embroidery Fashions Boutique January 25, 2012 at 7:18 am

Your presentations is fabulous. I’m have my girls night next month. They will love the orange jello shots.


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) January 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm

These are ADORABLE…and quite potent, I’m sure!! Thank you so much for sharing these on my Super Bowl snacks linky…see you Friday!!


Ann February 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

Hi Lisa,
Loving your blog! Next party, I want to try this!
Ann (from Jan’s)


Liz February 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Oh, gosh, I am going to make these for sure!!! So creative!


Holly March 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

I tried these with the normal jello recipe and after I cut them the jello just fell out of the peel. Do you use less water than it asks to make them stiffer? Thanks!


jerseygirl March 29, 2012 at 7:09 am

Yes, Holly. I would use about 1/4 cup less water if you just wanted to do non alcoholic regular jello.


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