Pina Colada Jello Shots are deliciously fun and refreshing for the summer. Made with coconut rum, pineapple juice and pineapple jello, these tasty jello shots are perfect for your next summer party, backyard BBQ or pool party.
These Pina Colada Jello Shots are smooth, sweet-flavored jello shots that taste like a mini tropical drink. The coconut rum paired with pineapple jello is the perfect summertime combination. Garnish them with Maraschino cherries and it’s a fun spin on this amazing Pina Colada cocktail.
Coconut rum is always a popular summer liquor and goes well with a variety of fruit flavors, although the most popular is definitely pineapple.
Jello shots create such a fun party experience. Invite your friends and family over for a summer celebration and serve up these Pina Colada Jello Shots. They’ll be a great addition to a Luau party, pool party or backyard BBQ.
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Pina Colada Jello Shots Ingredients
You’ll need three main ingredients to make these easy pina colada jello shots. Then add a fun garnish on top.
Here’s your ingredients list:
- 1 box of Pineapple Jello (3 oz)
- 1 Cup of Pineapple Juice
- 1 Cup of Coconut Rum (Malibu or Parrot Bay are the best)
- Plastic Shot Glasses (2 oz condiment cups)
- Maraschino Cherries (garnish)
- Fresh pineapple chunks (an optional garnish idea)
How Many Jello Shots in One Box of Jello?
Typically, you’ll get 8 jello shots out of one 3 ounce box of jello. Of course, this will be determined by the size of your mini jello shot cups.
I like to use the 2 oz cup size because you get a delightful mouthful of the jello shots. So, if you are using the 2 oz shot glasses, you’ll get 9-10 shots. If you don’t fill up the cups to the top, you can stretch it into 9 jello shots and still get a good-sized jello shot.
To get more jello shots out of a box of jello, you can use the 1 oz plastic shot cups. Now you can really stretch these Pina Colada jello shots into 17-18 servings. The smaller size cups might just make you consume more though. I suggest doubling this recipe if need more jello shots or are serving a larger crowd.
How to Make Pina Colada Jello Shots
Step 1: Heat up 1 cup of pineapple juice to a medium heat on the stove. Don’t boil the juice! At medium heat, the juice will be hot enough to dissolve the powdered jello.
Step 2: Once heated, remove the juice from the stove and pour in the pineapple jello packet. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved.
Step 3: Once the pineapple jello is completely dissolved, pour in 1 cup of coconut rum.
Step 4: Arrange the mini shot cups in a shallow baking pan or a muffin pan. You can use anything that will make it easy for you to transfer the jello shots in and out of the refrigerator.
Step 6: Pour the mixture into the mini shot cups. Place the shots in the refrigerator and leave them until the jello sets up.
Step 7: Top with a Maraschino cherry and an (optional) fresh slice of pineapple and serve.
Putting together these Pina Colada Jello Shots is really a quick and easy process. Feel free to make several batches up to two days before serving so you have plenty before the celebration. Make sure to store them in the refrigerator with the mini shot cup plastic lids on top. When it’s time to start the party, you can add the garnish and serve.
All your friends will surely love these Pina Colada Jello Shots.
- 1 Box of Pineapple Jello (3 oz)
- 1 Cup of Pineapple Juice
- 1 Cup of Coconut Rum (Malibu or Parrot Bay)
- Plastic Shot Glasses / Mini Condiment Cups (2 oz condiment cups)
- Maraschino Cherries
- Fresh pineapple slices (optional garnish idea)
- In a large pot, heat pineapple juice on medium heat (do not boil)
- Once the juice is heated, pour in the pineapple jello packet. Mix well.
- Remove from stove and pour in coconut rum. Stir well.
- Pour jello shot mixture into mini plastic shot glasses and refrigerate until jello sets (approximately 2-4 hours).
- Add garnish. A Maraschino cherry on the top and (optional) a fresh pineapple chunk.