Unicorn Jello Shots

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Check out this colorful Unicorn Jello Shots! Layers of colorful pink and white that tastes of bubble gum vodka, and raspberry jello! These unicorn Jello shots will be the talk of your party! 

Or if you want to make these for a kid’s party, just leave out the vodka to make them non-alcoholic. These unicorn shots are almost too cute to eat. If you want more Jello shot ideas – try mermaid shots, lime margarita, or even champagne shots

Unicorn Jello Shots

Impress your guests with one incredibly tasty and perfectly designed unicorn jello shot. It tastes just as magical as it looks. 

Unicorn jello shots

How to Make Unicorn Jello Shots 

Step 1: The first thing I started on was the Unicorn Ears. You will use fondant to get the look you are wanting. You can purchase a really handy fondant mold kit to help you make it easier.

Step 2: Now comes working on the Layers of Jello. I started by stirring the pink Jello with boiling water and mixing until the crystals dissolve. Once that happens stir in cold water and your bubblegum vodka. 

Stir and pour into 3 separate bowls. Add coloring as directed below to get that ombre color you want. 

You will then refrigerate your start of shots once you pour into the containers. 

Step 3: Now you will work on your white layer that is similar to the red. And you will pour the white on top of the red, and then repeat to get the layered look once the Jello layers set up slightly in between. 

Step 4: Once the Jello shots are made up, you will then work on creating the unicorn. It takes a little bit to do but after a few you really get the hang of it.

Can I Swap Out Flavor Of Jello

Not wanting raspberry? That is okay, you can pick any red or even pink color Jello mix to use instead if you would prefer. 

Strawberry, cherry, or even a watermelon could be tasty. 

You might find that depending what flavor of Jello you use, you might end up wanting a plain vodka or another flavor that pairs well with the Jello you choose. 

Storing Unicorn Jello Shots 

Since these jello shots are pretty tall I recommend placing them in an airtight container that is pretty tall. You don’t want to mess up the unicorn on the top. I have found plastic containers for storing leftovers or even a large bowl with a lid is helpful when storing your unicorn jello cups. 

Unicorn jello shots

Best Vodka For Jello Shots 

I used bubblegum flavored vodka to add a fun twist of flavor. But any vodka will work. I do recommend you buy a decent brand as the flavor will stand out a bit in this jello recipe. 

If you buy a pretty cheap brand of Vodka it might give these a bit of a funky taste. So buying at least a mid-grade range of vodka is what I personally recommend. 

How Long Are Jello Shots Good For 

Jello shots can last around a week. But if you plan to store some of these layered unicorn jello cups, leave off the whipped cream and decorations .That will break down within no time and will leave a runny mess on top. This will make your shots need to be tossed out. 

Unicorn jello shots

How Many Jello Shots Equal A Shot 

You will find that around 3-5 of these Jello shots equals a shot. You can’t have too much alcohol in the recipe or it will not let the Jello portion set up properly. 

So overall there isn’t a ton of alcohol in these, but after so many you should begin to feel the effects of your vodka. 

Unicorn jello shots

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Unicorn jello shots

Unicorn Jello Shot

Check out this colorful Unicorn Jello Shot! Layers of colorful pink and white that tastes of bubble gum vodka, and raspberry jello! These unicorn Jello shots will be the talk of your party! 


  • Pink layer Ingredients:
  • 3 oz Jello-o in Raspberry (pink colors)
  • Pink food coloring
  • 1 C boiling water
  • 1/2 C Bubble Gum Vodka
  • 1/2 C cold water
  • 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 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pink Gel food coloring
  • 2 piping bags fitted with a small star tip
  • 1 piping bag fitted with a large star tip
  • 1 package of unicorn horn royal icing transfers found at Hobby Lobby
  • Unicorn ears ingredients
  • 1 White fondant container
  • 1 Pink fondant container
  • wilton icing tip 2D
  • wilton icing tip #2
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 1 cutting board


  1. Sprinkle some powdered sugar onto your cutting board and rolling pin
  2. Roll out half of both colors of fondant to be 1/8 thick
  3. Using the 2D icing tip, cut out 36 white round circles
  4. Using the #2 icing tip, cut out 36 pink round circles
  5. Using the #2 tip again, cut the pink circle a tad bit smaller
  6. Using a paintbrush, brush a really small amount of water onto the white circles
  7. Place the pink circles into the center of the white
  8. Carefully pick up the white circle and pinch the bottom of the ears
  9. Set aside and repeat with remaining 35 circles
  10. Allow to dry for 3 hours

Pink layer directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir the pink jello and boiling water until the jello dissolves. 
  2. Add the vodka and cold water.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Evenly divide this bowl into three smaller bowls.
  5. Add 2 drops of pink food coloring in the bowl for the 3rd (bottom) layer. 
  6. Mix well.
  7. Divide this equally into the shot glasses.
  8. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
  9. Add 1 drop of pink food coloring in the 2nd bowl for the 2nd pink layer. 
  10. Mix well. 
  11. Set aside.
  12. The top layer (the remaining bowl of pink jello stays the same.)

White Layer directions:

  1. While your first layer of pink jello is setting, prepare the white layer.
  2. In a separate bowl add the sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup of boiling water. 
  3. In a small bowl sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup of cold water.
  4. Allow the unflavored gelatin to set for a few minutes.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of boiling water to dissolve the gelatin. 
  6. Add this to the milk mixture.
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  9. Spoon some of this milk mixture over the bottom layer of pink.
  10. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.


  1. Add the 2nd layer of the pink jello.
  2. Put in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
  3. Check as this layer may harden faster.
  4. Spoon in the 2nd layer of the white milk mixture.
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Spoon the remaining (last pink bowl) (top layer) of pink for the top layer.
  7. Set in the refrigerator for 2 hours to set.

Whipped Cream Directions

  1. Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
  2. Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your whipped cream.
  3. Once the whipped cream is made, split it into 2 bowls
  4. Add about 2-4 drops of the pink color into 1 bowl:
  5. Leave the second bowl white
  6. Scoop the white whipped cream into the piping bag with a large star tip
  7. Scoop the pink whipped cream into the piping bag with a small star tip
  8. Using the large star tip, pipe a dollop of whipped cream in the top center and along the side
  9. Using the pink piping bag, pipe dollops of the pink whipped cream randomly into the white to make flowers
  10. Place the unicorn horn into the center of the frosting
  11. Place one ear on each side

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 0gSugar: 40gProtein: 2g

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