Key Lime Pie Jello Shots

Adorable! Key lime pie jello shots! (click through for recipe) The weather is getting warmer, the shorts are getting shorter, and all I can think is, “Summer is on its way!” One of my favorite things about the nicer weather is going to lots of picnics and outdoor parties with friends. I always looked forward to those outings as a kid and would usually save a lot of room for the giant dessert table full of summery sugary treats. Key Lime Pie is a dessert that makes me think of those summer picnics, and I thought my adult self would really enjoy it in a jello shot format as well. Turns out I was right!

Adorable! Key lime pie jello shots! (click through for recipe) Key Lime Pie Jello Shots, makes 12.

For the crust:
2/3 cup crushed graham crackers
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar

For the jello:
1 cup vanilla vodka 
1 small box of lime Jell-O
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half

Adorable! Key lime pie jello shots! (click through for recipe) Preheat your oven to 325°. Take your graham crackers and blend them in the food processor until they are fine crumbs. Mix your sugar into the crumbs. Then pour your melted butter in slowly while stirring. 

Adorable! Key lime pie jello shots! (click through for recipe) Lightly coat the inside and bottom of a mini cheesecake pan (the kind where the bottoms pop out) with cooking spray. Spoon your mixture evenly into each compartment. Use your fingers to press the crumbs down into the pan. Bake for 10 minutes in the oven. Then let them completely cool.

Adorable! Key lime pie jello shots! (click through for recipe) Heat your vodka in a small pan over medium heat. Once the liquid starts to simmer, slowly whisk in your Jell-O. Once all the Jell-O has dissolved, remove the pot from the heat and pour in the milk and half and half. Stir to combine.

Adorable! Key lime pie jello shots! (click through for recipe) Place your pan of cooled graham cracker crusts on a flat baking sheet (to catch any leaking jello), and pour the jello evenly into each compartment. Quickly place in the refrigerator and let sit for 2 hours until set. Once set, push up from the bottom of each compartment to free your jello shots, and you’re ready to serve!

Adorable! Key lime pie jello shots! (click through for recipe) Adorable! Key lime pie jello shots! (click through for recipe) These little guys look adorable, but even better, they taste delicious!! The graham cracker crust isn’t a crispy dry crust like you might get in a baked pie since you pour the wet liquid on top, but it still tastes so good with the lime and totally gives you that pie feeling. I can definitely see serving these at an outdoor summer party, but whatever occasion you choose, I think they’ll be a hit! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

Key Lime Pie Jello Shots

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 2/3 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

For the jello:

  • 1 cup vanilla vodka
  • 1 small box of lime Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup half and half

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°. Take your graham crackers and blend them in the food processor until they are fine crumbs. Mix your sugar into the crumbs. Then pour your melted butter in slowly while stirring.
  2. Lightly coat the inside and bottom of a mini cheesecake pan (the kind where the bottoms pop out) with cooking spray. Spoon your mixture evenly into each compartment. Use your fingers to press the crumbs down into the pan. Bake for 10 minutes in the oven. Then let them completely cool.
  • Just when I thought you guys couldn’t top the Oreo Jello shots… You guys come up with these. Mmmmm.

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  • It definitely doesn’t cook the alcohol out, you just want it to be warm enough that the jello dissolves 🙂

    Laura

  • very useful blog. I’m sure this will help others

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  • this looks so good, the colour just screams Summer <3

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  • Now this is a little treat I can really wrap my teeth around! Pinning to my “Yummy in my Tummy” board. Can’t wait to make these!

  • I don’t even think I like key lime..Thinking about trying it now- these are so gorgeous!!

  • Wow, they are so colorful! These would be great not just for summer but st Patrick’s day, too! Yummm!!

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  • You had me at key lime… I cannot wait to try these!

  • This looks so good! I think I’d like it a little better with lemon but they look amazing either way!

  • What a great idea! I love all the creative jello shots you guys come up with!

  • Yum! These would be such a fun treat!

    Paige
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  • Ahh these are so cute and look delicious! Will definitely be bringing them to my next bbq!

  • These are so cute! What a fun summer treat. I can’t wait to try making these!

    Laura
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  • they are looking amazing, but one question from a silly german girl: what exactly is “half and half”?

  • Oh my god these look so good

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  • Yum! What a perfect idea for a summer party! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

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  • I need an excuse to make these because they look amazing! 😀

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  • Ok wow! These look insane! I know who will be the favorite at the next party I attend!

  • so cool! and the color is so catchy. As long you spot it on the table you have to try it

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  • Yum! I tried a similar recipe recently. I used a non alcoholic recipe, and I used a crushed pretzel crust, which had more of a bite to it. If you’re interested, this is the link: http://www.jessicarodarte.com/2015/05/greek-yogurt-52-ways-15-cool-lime.html

  • Does heating up the vodka remove the alcohol content, or do you not simmer long enough for that?

  • These are adorable, and sound delicious!!

    <3 Haley @ www.beautyinthischaos.com

  • Hi Mandy! It’s a mini cheesecake pan (linked in the post) 🙂 -Jacki

  • It says in the instructions to use a mini springform pan, but the photos look like you are using a muffin tin. Is that a special kind of springform/muffin pan hybrid? And if so, where can I get one? It’s so cute 🙂

  • These are perfection! After I made blood orange jello shots in the rinds my friend requested I make them for her dirty 30 party. I may have to make a version of these instead. Love finding new uses for my mini cheesecake pan!

  • They look delicious ! This post has definitely made me hungry .

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  • These look SO darling! I love the bold coloring. And adding graham cracker crust to anything sounds awesome in my book! 😉

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