Just because your team isn’t playing doesn’t mean that a Super Bowl party isn’t fun! We were invited to a friend’s house for the game, and I wanted to bring something FUN to share. And what could be more fun than a rainbow Jello shot cake!
For many of us, Jello shots are a fun memory from college, but this rainbow Jello shot cake takes it to a whole new level!
It’s surprisingly easy to make; this is actually the first time I’ve ever attempted any sort of layered Jello project, so I’m thrilled with the final product. Because the Niners weren’t playing, I went with a rainbow instead of team colors, but this would easily change to any colors you need to match your celebration.
A tip before I get into the instructions: I recommend buying all sugar-free or all regular Jello; each type makes a different amount, so the layers end up uneven if you combine. Looking at the photo above, you can see that there’s more yellow than other colors, and that’s because it’s non-sugar free. It still looks fine but isn’t totally even.
Rainbow Jello Shot Ingredients & Materials
- Bundt pan
- Non-stick spray
- Small saucepan
- Small mixing bowl
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Six boxes of Jello (Cherry, orange, lemon, lime, berry blue, grape)
- Unflavored gelatin (I used about 2 packets total)
- Clear booze of choice (I used vodka – Put it in the freezer ahead of time so it’s extra cold)
- Spray bundt pan with nonstick spray, then use a paper towel to wipe out the excess
- Put 3/4 c. water in a saucepan, sprinkle 1 t. unflavored gelatin over it. Let sit 1 minute
- Over medium heat, stir until dissolved, about 2 minutes
- Add Jello, stir until dissolved, about 5 minutes
- Remove from heat, stir in 1/2 c. cold alcohol
- Pour 3/4 c. Jello mix into the mold, place in the fridge for 12-15 minutes
- Pour remaining Jello into mixing bowl, add 2 T. sweetened condensed milk for “creamy” layer
- Remove mold from the fridge when time is up; the top should be slightly tacky to the touch
- Pour creamy layer carefully over the Jello layer. (I spooned it with a large tablespoon)
- Place in the fridge again for 12-15 minutes
- Wash all utensils and repeat with the next color, continue until finished.
To serve, put the pan into a larger container of warm water, for just a moment, until it pulls away easily from the edges of the pan. (You can see that we let ours sit too long, and the red oozed over the whole thing a little. Didn’t impact the taste at all though!
Turn over into a serving tray, slice and enjoy!
If you liked this gameday recipe, make sure to check out our hot sauce grilled nachos recipe which is perfect for tailgating.