Would you like a jello shot? Sure. How about one served as a diamond ring?? YES. PLEASE. There’s plenty of fun ways to present and prepare jello shots, but I have to say that this method is probably one of my favorites! It’s perfect for a bachelorette, birthday, or girls’ night out party, and takes only a tiny bit more effort than making a standard jello shot in a regular plastic cup.
plastic ring shot glasses
box of 3 oz. jello (I used pineapple and watermelon)
1 cup rum or vodka
1 cup boiling water
sugar crystals or sprinkles (optional)
package of dry beans or rice to hold ring molds
Transfer your liquid into a container with a small spout. Fill a container about 1″ deep with either dry beans or rice and stick your ring molds into the mix. The beans help keep the molds upright and soak up any jello that spills out as you pour. If you want the shots to come out easier when guests go to eat them, lightly spray or coat the molds with a cooking spray or olive oil. Fill each mold almost to the top with your jello mix and carefully place it in the fridge for a few hours until set.
Aren’t they just too cute? And like I said, they are really not much more work than making regular jello shots either. They are on the smaller side, so you may want to make more than one per guest, and then they can also bling out their fingers with several shots at once. Of course you can fill them with whatever flavor you want, but I think the bright colors look the most “ring popish”, which is a fun nod for those who grew up on that candy (watermelon flavor was my Ring Pop jam). Hope you can include this gem of an idea at a gathering sometime soon! xo. Laura
P.S. Check out all our other jello shots here!
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.