Mermaid Jello Shots

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Mermaid Jello Shot

Mermaid Jell-O shots are an incredible adult treat! Layers of Jello that is infused with a coconut rum and topped with light and fluffy whipped cream topping! Serve these up at a Mermaid themed party for the ultimate treat!


Who says adults can’t have fun too? I think it is safe to say no matter what are she is we still love mermaid themed items. The pretty colors, flipper tails, and these Jello shots will tickle your taste buds!

Easy Mermaid Jello Shots

While these mermaid Jello shots look hard, they are really easy to make. You create layers of colors and flavors for that top notch Jell-O Shot any adult will be reaching for.


You create layers of jello, grape, berry blue, and lime, infused with rum. Then as each layer begins to set up, you pour on a new layer. Then before you know it you are ready to make the homemade whipped cream to top it off. Add a chocolate mermaid tail or seashell and serve them up!

Kid Friendly Mermaid Jello Shots

If you want to make a Jello shot that is kid friendly, just leave out the rum! Use lemon lime soda in replace of rum in recipe. It will give these shots a fun and fruity flavor that kids will love.


If you don’t want to make the homemade whipped cream then reach for a can to squeeze on top. Add some candy sprinkles and serve up alcohol free jello mermaid shots.


These are a great treat for birthday parties that have a unicorn or even mermaid theme!

Can I make Mermaid Jello Shots Ahead of Time

The process of making these Jello shots is time consuming. You will want to ensure you leave enough room for each later to set up properly to move on.


If you want to make these ahead of time I recommend leaving off the whipped cream until you are closer to being ready to serve. I say this because overtime whipped cream will begin to break down and you don’t want a droopy presentation.


So wrap up the shots in plastic wrap or store in an airtight container. Then around an hour before serving top your shots and get ready to serve up on of the most flavorful shots you have ever had.

How Long Will Jello Shots Last

Because of the condensed milk in these you can expect 3-5 days these need to be eaten. Typically plain Jello shots last 7-10 days. But with the creamy layers that changes the time frame quite a bit.

Will Jello Shots Get You Drunk

Generally you will find these mermaid shots offer less alcohol than a boozy cocktail or shot. The alcohol will be bold in flavor but not necessarily get you drunk.


Give hear mermaid shots a try today. Cool yourself down on a hot summer day, treat your friends or skip the alcohol and make some kid-friendly mermaid treats! Either way this recipe is incredible!

Have you ever tried a mermaid jello shot before?  



Mermaid Jello Shots

Mermaid Jello Shots


Jello Ingredients:

  • 1 3 oz purple (grape) jello
  • Purple food coloring (2 drops)
  • 1 3 oz berry blue jello
  • blue food coloring (2 drops)
  • 1 3 oz lime (green) jello
  • Green food coloring (2 drops)
  • 1/2 C Coconut Rum
  • 1 C boiling water (per each jello package)
  • 1/2 C cold water (per each jello package)

White layer Ingredients:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 envelopes Knox Unflavored gelatin
  • 1 C boiling water
  • 1/2 C cold water

Whipped Cream Ingredients:

  • 2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Blue food coloring
  • 1 disposable piping bag with a s star piping tip
  • Blue Sprinkles
  • Wilton Mermaid tail cupcake topper
  • Wilton sea shell cupcake topper


Jello layer directions:

In a medium bowl, stir the purple/grape jello and boiling water until the jello dissolves.

Add 2 tablespoons of Coconut rum and cold water.

Stir to combine.

Add 2 drops of purple food coloring in the bowl.

This is for the 3rd (bottom) layer.

Mix well.

Divide this equally into the shot glasses.

Place in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

In a second medium bowl, stir the berry blue jello and 

boiling water until the jello dissolves.

Add 2 tablespoons of Coconut rum and cold water.

Stir to combine.

Add 2 drops of blue food coloring in the bowl.

Mix well.

Set aside.

In a third medium bowl, stir the lime green jello and boiling water until the jello dissolves.

Add 2 tablespoons of Coconut rum and cold water.

Stir to combine.

Add 2 drops of green coloring in the bowl.

Mix well.

Set aside.

White layer directions:

In a separate bowl add the sweetened condensed milk with 

1 cup of boiling water.

In a small bowl sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup of cold water.

Allow the unflavored gelatin to set for a few minutes.

Add 1/2 cup of boiling water to dissolve the gelatin.

Add this to the milk mixture.

Stir to combine.

Allow it to cool to room temperature.

Building the rest of the Mermaid jello shot:

Spoon some of this milk mixture over the bottom purple layer of jello. (1st layer)

Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Add the 2nd layer of the jello. (Berry blue)

Put in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

Check as this layer may chill quicker.

Spoon in the 2nd layer of the white milk mixture.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Spoon the 3rd layer of jello (lime green).

Set in the refrigerator for 2 hours to set.

Spoon some of the milk mixture over the lime green layer of jello.

Put in the refrigerator to set for 30 minutes.

Add the 4th thinner layer of jello (Berry blue).

Return to the refrigerator to chill.

Whipped Cream directions:

Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.

Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.

Once the Whipped cream is made, divide equally into 2 bowls

Add 1 drop of blue food coloring into the first bowl.

Stir well to mix the color throughout all of the frosting.

Leave the rest of the whipped cream white.

Put a large tip in a large pastry bag.

Scoop the blue whipped cream into the pastry bag on one side of the pastry bag.

Scoop the white frosting into the other side of the pastry bag.

Squeeze the open end of the pastry bag to push the whipped cream to the tip.

Continue to push the Whipped cream until the it comes out of the tip.

Squeeze a large dollop of whipped cream onto the center of the cup.

Sprinkle blue sprinkles of the whipped cream

Place the mermaid tail and seashell on the whipped cream.

Return to the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

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