A few weeks ago, I needed to bring something to a party hosted by some friends. Typically, whenever I think up treats to bring, my mind trails towards cupcakes. (Why not? They’re easy, single-serve, and tasty!) Well, this time I decided to bring Jello shots, in addition to salsa and guacamole since it was a party held on Cinco de Mayo after all… I’ve made these Bailey’s & Coffee Jello shots a few times before, usually to rave reviews, so I decided they would be a perfect treat for the party!
First, assemble your ingredients.
You are going to need:
- 1 1/2 cups of fresh- or cold-brewed coffee (You can also use water instead, but I like the stronger coffee taste.)
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 box (containing 4 envelopes) of plain gelatin
- 1 1/2 cups coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua)
- 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur (such as Bailey’s)
- Either a non-reactive or glass pan if you want to make “jigglers” or
- Silicon ice-cube trays or molds
- Cooking spray (such as Pam)
- Paper towels
- Wire whisk
Begin by pouring 1 1/2 cup of brewed coffee in to your medium saucepan. Sprinkle with the gelatin and let sit for approximately 2-3 minutes to allow the gelatin to bloom.
While the gelatin is soaking, prepare your pan or molds. To do this, spray the bottom and sides of your pan or the inside of each mold cavity with a small amount of Pam. Wipe the pan or each of the molds lightly with a paper towel. (This will leave a slight residue of cooking spray, which will assist in un-molding without affecting the taste of appearance of the Jello.)
Next, heat the coffee and gelatin mixture on low. Stir constantly with a wire whisk for approximately 5 minutes to fully dissolve the gelatin.
Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk. Next, stir in 1 1/2 cups of coffee liqueur and 1/2 cup of Irish cream liqueur.
Pour your gelatin in to your prepared pan. (If using molds, ladle your gelatin in to a measuring cup, and pour the mixture in to each cavity. Place on a cookie sheet to make transportation to and from the fridge easier.)
Carefully place your pan (or molds) in the refrigerator. Chill until fully set, at least 4 hours.
Once the gelatin mixture is fully set, remove from the refrigerator. Choose a cookie cutter to cut your gelatin in to fun shapes. (Alternatively, use a knife to carve bite-sized pieces.)
Cut out the gelatin pieces using your cookie cutter and place on a serving tray. I really like how these came out looking like little flans, since the party was on Cinco de Mayo! 🙂
(If using a mold, carefully pull the gelatin away from the side of mold and slide it out of mold. If the gelatin does not unmold easily, submerge the base of the mold in hot water for approximately 5 seconds and try again. Place on your serving tray.)
Any questions? Feel free to ask in the comments below. And thanks for reading! 🙂