Friday, June 22, 2012

Fish Shaped Blueberry-tini Jello Shots

TGIF! If your looking for something to bring to a summer get-together, I have a great idea for you. Jello Shots!!! This past Memorial Day I made Fish Jello Shots and they were a huge hit. I know what you're thinking. Fish? Ewww! Don't worry I used the Blueberry-tini recipe from The Jelly Shot Test Kitchen, not actual fish.

The molds I used were silicone ice cube trays from IKEA. I got them for $.99 each. The little fish turned out cute and really yummy.

Recipe Adapted from The Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

2/3 cup prepared lemonade - strained to remove solids (I used Simply Lemonade)
2/3 cup lemon lime soda (I used Sprite)
3 envelopes Knox gelatin (you get 4 envelopes in a 1oz. Knox gelatin box)
2/3 cup blueberry vodka (I used Stoli)
fresh blueberries

IKEA Silicone Ice Cube Trays
Prepare your silicone mold with a light application of cooking spray. Wipe the cavities of the mold out with a clean paper towel, leaving a slight cooking spray residue. Place your molds on a cookie sheet or plate to keep your mold from bending and spilling.

Combine the soda and strained lemonade in a small saucepan and sprinkle in all 3 packs of gelatin. Allow the gelatin to soak for 1-2 minutes. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes. (The mixture will be a bit foamy, but this will diminish.) Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vodka. Allow the mixture to sit for 1-2 minutes letting the foam settle.

Pour the mixture into the molds, leaving a little room for the blueberry. Drop one blueberry into each of the fish molds. Top off the molds with more of the mixture if necessary. Refrigerate until set (I let mine sit overnight).
Unmold by gently pulling the shot away from the side of the mold with your finger, and popping each jelly shot out.

- When serving, keep them cool. I kept mine on a tray, on top of another tray with ice packs in it.  
- The Jelly Shot Test Kitchen recommends unmolding 1 hour before serving. Which I did, but I tested some by unmolding them and saving them in an airtight plastic container in the refrigerator for 2 days. The shots still looked and tasted good, but I did notice some shrinkage.


  1. What fun molds! And such a clever way to use them. Nice job!

  2. I love this idea, and they really look great! I'm thinking an adult version would be great to serve at a party, spiked with a little something...

    1. Thanks! These have a little blueberry vodka in them and they are delicious!


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