I have made a nice selection of jello shots on this blog. First it was the orange slice jello shots and then it was the lemon drop jello shots. Well I have taken it to another level. Watermelon Jello Shots. Actually due to their sheer size, it is more like Watermelon Jello Cocktails. These were the best ever. Try to find mini-watermelons to do this. Otherwise, you need to make a lot of jello.
Watermelon Jello Shot
- 1 mini watermelon
- 3 small 3oz packages cherry Jello, or watermelon if you can find it
- 1 1/2 cup vodka
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 tbs chocolate sprinkles/jimmies
Since watermelons are so big, I used a Dulcinea mini-watermelon. It was perfect. A big thanks to Eric and Laura for finding such a perfect watermelon. I have been wanting to do this for a while, but didn’t want to make 3 gallons of jello.
Cut the watermelon in half lengthwise. Then using a spoon or melon baller, core out the insides of the watermelon. Keep the pulp to serve to guests. Make sure not to cut through the rind.
Place the watermelon shells, rind side down in a 13×9 pan. Use aluminum foil to make bowls to keep the shells upright.
In a large bowl, combine the Jello with the two cups of boiling water. Stir until the Jello is dissolved. Then add the vodka. Then pour the Jello into the shells until the liquid reaches the top.
Place the shells in the refrigerator for 1 1/2 hours. Then remove and sprinkle the halves with the chocolate jimmies. This will give you the appearance of watermelon seeds. Then place the halves in the refrigerator until firm. Roughly 2 1/2 more hours.
When ready to serve, cut the watermelon halves into wedges. It is best to do this with a warm sharp knife. Run a knife under hot water, dry it and then slice the halves into wedges.
Plate and serve. Make sure to make a ton of these.
Even people that hate Jello shots, love these as they are so easy to eat.
Note- I was unable to find watermelon jello and the melon jello that I could find was green. So I used cherry jello which worked great with the chocolate jimmies. Who doesn’t love chocolate covered cherries.