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Eggnog Jello Shots

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Eggnog Jello Shots are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season! Sweetened condensed milk, unflavored gelatin, eggnog and liquor make the tastiest eggnog shots.

Serve these up to get the fun started at you next holiday party!

Eggnog jello shots stacked with top jello shot garnished with whipped cream, nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Eggnog Jello Shots

 

A little eggnog turns these shots into fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots!

I love this creamy, sweet holiday beverage. The nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla flavors are delicious with a creamy jello texture and a just the right amount of liquor to give it an extra kick!

This is a super easy recipe you can whip up a few days before your holiday party so you have plenty of time to prepare more fun recipes such as these Santa Hat Jello Shots, Santa Belly Cupcakes or these simple bright green Christmas Shots.

And, you can always make this rich and creamy homemade Boozy Eggnog to go with this eggnog fudge treat!

Why You’ll Love Eggnog Jello Shots

  • Perfect for holiday parties and even New Year’s Eve
  • Great way to get a party started!
  • Creamy and sweet, just like eggnog

More Christmas Jello Shots

Serve up a variety of jello shot recipes this Christmas season:

Santa Hat Jello Shots

Gingerbread Jello Shots

Green Crown Apple Jello Shots

Grinch Jello Shots

What Kind of Liquor Should I Use?

There are 4 kinds of liquor that work perfectly in these eggnog jello shots:

  1. Whiskey
  2. Spiced Rum
  3. Dark Rum
  4. Bourbon

Kitchen Equipment

  • Small Saucepan (or a medium size if you’re doubling the recipe)
  • Medium or Large Bowl
  • Measuring Cup
  • Whisk
  • Plastic Shot Glasses (I use these 1 ounce condiment cups)
  • Cookie Sheet / Baking Sheet

 

Ingredients

WATER: You’ll need both cold water and hot water for this recipe.

UNFLAVORED GELATIN: I use the common brand Knox Unflavored Gelatin. It’s what makes these fun and jiggly seasonal shots.

SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK: Adds the creamy texture to the gelatin and the sweet flavor.

LIQUOR: Use your favorite whiskey, a spiced rum, dark rum or bourbon to make these boozy jello shots. I personally love mild whiskey, such as Crown Royal or a spiced rum such as Captain Morgan. Most importantly, use the liquor you enjoy the most in your eggnog!

EGGNOG: I’m using store-bought eggnog. You can use your own homemade eggnog recipe as well, but I’m all about quick and easy recipes! The creamy eggnog along with the condensed milk will create a deliciously thick, almost pudding mixture.

WHIPPED CREAM: Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream for a festive look as well as an added sweet flavor.

CINNAMON: Add a pinch of cinnamon into the eggnog gelatin mixture.

NUTMEG: Sprinkle on top for even more classic eggnog flavor.

CINNAMON STICKS: Add a short cinnamon stick to each eggnog jello shot for a cute garnish and a little cinnamon. It’s also helpful to use kind of like a spoon! So guests can use it to help spoon out the eggnog jello shots.

 

How to Make Eggnog Jello Shots

STEP 1: In a medium sized bowl add 1 cup cold water and sprinkle gelatin packets over the water. Whisk or stir to combine and let set for 7 minutes so the gelatin can bloom.

STEP 2: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, turn off heat and place saucepan on heat protective surface. Pour the gelatin mixture into the saucepan. Whisk until fully dissolved.

STEP 3: Pour in the sweetened condensed milk, whiskey, bourbon, dark rum or spiced rum and eggnog. Add the pinch of cinnamon. Again, whisk or stir well until fully combined.

STEP 4: Set aside for 15 minutes to let the jello eggnog mixture cool slightly and thicken.

STEP 5: Now, place your jello shot cups on a baking sheet. Use a measuring cup or a ladle with a spout to easily fill the jello shot cups with the eggnog gelatin mixture.

STEP 6: Place the baking sheet with filled cups in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until fully set.

STEP 7: Just before serving, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg .

Two stacked eggnong jello shots with the top jello shot showing the whipped cream, nutmeg and cinnamon stick for garnish.

 

How to Store

Refrigerator: Keep these boozy eggnog jello shots in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them up. Feel free to make them ahead of time as you can keep them in fridge up to 3 days.

Freezer: Do not freeze, jello shots don’t do well in the freezer, it changes the gelatin texture.

These fun Eggnog Jello Shots are perfect for you next Christmas Party! Cheers and Merry Christmas!

Yield: 12

Eggnog Jello Shots

Eggnog jello shots stacked with top jello shot garnished with whipped cream, nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Eggnog Jello Shots are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season! Sweetened condensed milk, unflavored gelatin, eggnog and liquor make the tastiest eggnog shots.

Serve these up to get the fun started at you next holiday party!

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cold Water
  • 4 packages of Unflavored Gelatin
  • 2 cups Boiling Water
  • 2 cans of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1⁄2 cup Liquor (whiskey, bourbon, spiced rum, or dark rum)
  • 1⁄2 cup Eggnog
  • Whipped Cream
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg (garnish)
  • Cinnamon Sticks (garnish)

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl add 1 cup cold water and sprinkle 4 gelatin packets into the water. Whisk or stir to combine and let set for 7 minutes so the gelatin can bloom.
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Turn off heat and place saucepan on heat protective surface. Pour the gelatin mixture into the saucepan. Whisk until fully dissolved.
  3. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk, liqour (whiskey, bourbon, dark rum or spiced rum) and eggnog. Add the pinch of cinnamon. Whisk or stir well until fully combined.
  4. Set aside for 15 minutes to let the jello eggnog mixture cool slightly and thicken.
  5. Now, place your jello shot cups on a baking sheet. Use a measuring cup or a ladle with a spout to easily fill the jello shot cups with the eggnog gelatin mixture.
  6. Place the baking sheet with filled cups in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until fully set.
  7. Just before serving, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg .

Notes

Please drink responsibly.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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