Watermelon Slice Jello Shots

No way! watermelon slice jello shots! (click through for tutorial What could say summer more than a nice big slice of watermelon? Well, what if that watermelon slice was actually a giant jello shot?? I know, I know, total dream come true. We’ve filled a lot of fruit with jello and alcohol before (check out our orange creamsicle, lemon drop and mojito lime jello shots), but when I saw you could fill a watermelon and slice it up into slices, well, it just had to be tried to prove it could actually be done. As you can see, not only is it possible, but it’s beyond adorable and delicious as well!

No way! watermelon slice jello shots! (click through for tutorial Watermelon Slice Jello Shots

half of 1 medium watermelon
2 boxes of watermelon jello or red colored jello (3 oz boxes)
1 box of unflavored gelatin (4 envelopes total)
2 cups of water
2 cups of vodka

No way! watermelon slice jello shots! (click through for tutorial Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to scoop out the inside of the watermelon and set aside (to later eat, of course!). You want to scoop out most of the red flesh but still leave about 1/2″ of the red part above the white rind. Place the hollowed out watermelon on a cookie sheet with paper towels folded/stuffed on either side to keep it from tipping over.

No way! watermelon slice jello shots! (click through for tutorial Mix your two boxes of jello with the 4 packets of unflavored gelatin. Add in 2 cups of boiling water and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, add in two cups of vodka and stir to combine. Pour the liquid into the halved watermelon (fill to the top!) and place into the fridge for 3-4 hours until the jello is set. Probably the hardest part of this recipe is carrying the tray to the fridge without spilling it!

No way! watermelon slice jello shots! (click through for tutorial Once the jello is set, use a large knife to cut the slices like you normally would. The jello fills into the watermelon some so the top level shrinks a bit. Just use the knife to even out any rind that sticks up higher than your slices, and you’re ready to serve your shots!

No way! watermelon slice jello shots! (click through for tutorial Of course, one whole slice would be a pretty giant jello shot, so feel free to cut them into smaller wedges or have guests cut their own. There is more unflavored gelatin in this recipe than usual to ensure the slices keep their shape, but if you feel like you can “taste” the unflavored gelatin, you can reduce the amount a little without losing the desired stiffness.

How popular would you be if you brought these to your next summer picnic? This treat will most certainly make you the queen of the next block party, so grab yourself a watermelon and start scooping! xo. Laura

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

 
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Watermelon Slice Jello Shots

Ingredients

  • half of 1 medium watermelon
  • 2 boxes of watermelon jello or red colored jello 3 oz boxes
  • 1 box of unflavored gelatin 4 envelopes total
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of vodka

Instructions

  1. Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to scoop out the inside of the watermelon and set aside (to later eat, of course!). You want to scoop out most of the red flesh but still leave about 1/2" of the red part above the white rind. Place the hollowed out watermelon on a cookie sheet with paper towels folded/stuffed on either side to keep it from tipping over.
  2. Mix your two boxes of jello with the 4 packets of unflavored gelatin. Add in 2 cups of boiling water and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, add in two cups of vodka and stir to combine. Pour the liquid into the halved watermelon (fill to the top!) and place into the fridge for 3-4 hours until the jello is set. Probably the hardest part of this recipe is carrying the tray to the fridge without spilling it!
  3. Once the jello is set, use a large knife to cut the slices like you normally would. The jello fills into the watermelon some so the top level shrinks a bit. Just use the knife to even out any rind that sticks up higher than your slices, and you're ready to serve your shots!
  • 5 stars
    Here is a way to jello making…..Mix your two boxes of jello with the 4 packets of unflavored gelatin. Add in 2 cups of boiling water and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, add in two cups of vodka and stir to combine. Pour the liquid into the halved watermelon (fill to the top!) and place into the fridge for 3-4 hours until the jello is set.

  • 5 stars
    These watermelon jello shots are fun, good & the hit of any spring/summer get together. Easy to make & everyone enjoyed them & the effort that was put into it – plus now they are requested!!!

  • Making this for the 4th tomorrow! However, i strained my spooned out watermelon for the juice and boiled two cups of that. Couldn’t find watermelon jello, so I used strawberry. Figured fused with the watermelon juice will be amazing. Here’s hoping! ((Fingers crossed))

  • 5 stars
    How fun! I definitely want to try this on Home.
    Dish looks good and may be taste also different. we are very excited about this.

  • watermelon shots as these are fun and fresh. I do all types of edible shots. Reading complaints of tasty, fun but jello slides off. Answer: REMOVE ALL THE MEAT OF THE WATERMELON. LEAVE ONLY THE WHITE. Next: puree enough watermelon meat to equal 3/4 cup, add 1/4 water or juice, puree to equal together to 1 cup. Add a cup of watermelon flavored fruit drink. The latter will be your 2 cups of non-alcohol liquid. Use THREE OLIVES FRESH WATERMELON VODKA (I PREFER 3 OLIVES) OR SMIIRNOFF WATERMELON, JOLLY RANCHER WATERMELON JELL-O, KNOX GELATIN AS PER RECIPE. Use sugarbaby wtermelons, use a BOWL to set your hulled watermelon half before filling with mixture to allow you the ability to make it level and sit in fridg without spilling. Let chill overnight. ONCE SET…. PLACE YOU SHARP KNIFE IN FREEZER FOR A FEW MINUTES SO BLADE IS COLD. SLICE …KEEP CHILLED TIL READY TO SERVE. ***** LEAVING THE WATERMELON MEAT, REGARDLESS OF HOW LITTLE CAUSES YOUR JELLO MIXTURE, ONCE SET, TO BREAK DOWN CAUSE THE JELLO TO SLIDE OFF THR RIND. mAKING YOUR SLICES TOO LARGE, WILL ALLOW THE SHOTS TO BREAK OFF.

  • I am in love with this idea! I am 100% going to be using this idea for my 18th in a couple of months. I also plan on using lemon jello in scooped out lemons and the same with oranges I think this is such a great idea for parties and I am sure that all the guests will love it.

    P.s- I seriously love your posts!

    Holly X

  • You could put the watermelon in a bowl to make it easier to carry to the fridge..

  • I’m with Molly – I saw the second photograph and instantly decided that if Jolly Rancher Jello is a thing, I MUST have it. I can see this being a big hit at a party… just gotta keep it away from the kids! 🙂

  • Brilliant idea!! So attractive for a buffet display too! 🙂 Xxx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  • Saw this on Buzzfeed and thought it was the best thing ever! Never seen watermelon flavoured jelly in the UK though 🙁

  • This is an awesome idea- fun & sweet!

    Happy Tuesday
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  • This recipe looks absolutely amazing!, a must try for the summer!

    Also your photography on this blog is amazing!

    Great Post!

    Rhianna

  • SO cute! Love your jello shot recipes. These look so perfect for a summer night!

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  • My prayers have been answered.
    :’)
    Great post,
    Beth
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  • These look so gorgeous wow! Didn’t know Jolly Rancher was a thing, but I would love to try it!

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  • Well, this is just the most genius idea ever!

    Carrie
    www.wearwherewell.com

  • These look so fun! Perfect for summer get togethers!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • This looks so cool! I’m amazed that the jello doesn’t just fall off the rind once you slice it…is that because of the extra gelatin?

  • I learned the hard way — to keep the jello from sliding off, lay a few paper towels inside your watermelon and let it dry out a bit before pouring the jello. Hope this helps!

  • I gave this a shot and admittedly it didn’t look quite as pretty as your photos…but still tasty! The jello kept sliding off of the watermelon 🙁

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  • I gave this a shot and admittedly it didn’t look quite as pretty as your photos…but still tasty! The jello kept sliding off of the watermelon 🙁

    Thanks for the recipe!

    http://www.blondesandbagels.com/

  • that’s a funny idea.
    Kids will love that!!!

    Best, Patricia from http://blog.fancythoughts.de/

  • Haha! That is such a fun Idea! Love it! And really want to try this!

  • I have got to try these! How perfect for a summer party.

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  • Hmm what an interesting concoction. I’m not the biggest fan of Jell-O but it’s a funky specialty item for summer.

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  • OMG. Is there anything more amazing than that?
    I loved! I need to try this and maybe it’ll be a “must have” for every summer party! Seems perfect for a pool party. So fun!

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  • I love this idea and am super excited to try it at my next BBQ.

  • Ooooh I’m totally making these! I so love the presentation and I bet it tastes good too. I wonder what other fruits I can use apart from watermelons?

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  • First of all, Jolly Rancher jello is a thing?! Secondly, these look amazing! I’m currently planning a big summer party later this month and these have absolutely just made the menu. So excited to try them!

    -Molly

    http://www.modcircus.com/

  • A giant jello shot? Yes please! This is genius and perfect for a summer get together with friends. The orange slice jello shots are also a hit at summer gatherings!

    Monica / Mocha and Moccasins

  • Just decided to try making jello shots a few days ago and I finally got to buying the ingredients only to come online and find this…totally random and I think its a sign I should make these like today! lol

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