Coffee Jello Shot Recipe

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Coffee Jello Shot Recipe

It’s fun to make Jello shots that are based on your preferred drink when the recipe is inspired by one of your favorites. Here you will find exactly that: Jello shot is an adaptation of the classic whiskey drink! The dessert can be made easily at home and is perfect for a party. This layered Irish coffee Jell-O shot, featuring layers of Kahlua-spiked coffee and Irish whiskey, is the perfect way to start a St. Patrick’s Day party.

Among the many jello shots inspired by popular cocktails, the coffee jello shot is one of the most fun. Use your favorite whiskey or bourbon. You can use unflavored gelatin as well.


  • When making jello, always make sure there are no more than two cups of liquid ingredients. One cup of that should be boiling water, and the 1/4 cup of cold water should also be kept cold.
  • It is important that you keep the liquor and other ingredients in check when spiked with jello. Even though it might be tempting to pour more whiskey, remember that this could result in jello that does not set entirely. You have to serve it in a hands-free way, like miniature shot glasses or with miniature spoons, if you don’t want a huge mess to happen.

Shot Strength

The strength of Coffee Jello Shot Recipe is 2 out of 10.



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Shot Nutrition

The estimated calories of Coffee Jello Shot Recipe is 17 per serving.

Preparation Time

The time it takes to create Coffee Jello Shot Recipe is 75 minutes.

Required Bar Tools

  • small bowl

Required Glass

  • shot glass

Shot Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 oz coffee liqueur (Kahlúa)
  • 2 oz cup brewed coffee
  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 2 pkt. unflavored gelatin

Steps to Make Coffee Jello Shot Recipe

  • Stir coffee and coffee liqueur together in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle evenly with 1 pack of gelatin (let sit for about a minute).
  • Pour hot water over the mixture and whisk until gelatin is dissolved.
  • Pour 2 tbsp of coffee mixture into each shot glasses. Refrigerate until set for about 30 minutes.
  • Pour Irish whiskey into a small bowl, sprinkle with the remaining 1 gelatin packet let sit for about a minute.
  • Pour hot water over the mixture and whisk until gelatin is dissolved.
  • Pour 2 tbsp of the whiskey mixture over gelatinized coffee liqueur layer.
  • Refrigerate until the liquid sets up.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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