Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

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Create a spooky yet delicious treat for your next Halloween/horror movie party with this easy-to-follow recipe for Floating Eyeball Jello Shots. Make everyone go “eww” and surprised at the same time!

Creepy, Delicious Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

If you’re looking for a fun, creative, and totally out-of-the-box recipe to serve at your next party or get-together, then why not give these Floating Eyeball Jello Shots a try?

These spooky yet delicious shots combine the classic flavor of jello with an unexpected eyeball garnish.

Not only are these ghoulish treats sure to become a hit at any Halloween/horror movie party, but they also make for a great conversation starter and photo opp!

Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

So if you want to creep everyone out in the most delightful way possible

Makes about 12-  1 oz shots.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Floating Eyeball Jello Shots have a visually striking appearance and can be quite impressive.
  • People enjoy trying unique food and drink creations such as these shots.
  • Making Floating Eyeball Jello Shots can be both creative and fun, allowing for a range of flavor combinations.
  • At parties and gatherings, these shots are an excellent conversation starter that encourages social interaction.
  • They offer adults an opportunity to enjoy a tasty alcoholic beverage in a different form.
  • The playful look of the shots complements Halloween-themed parties or events.
Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

FAQs

How do you fix jello shots that didn’t set?

If your Jello shots haven’t set properly, you can try the following steps to fix them:
Refrigerate Longer: The most common reason Jello shots don’t set is that they haven’t been refrigerated long enough. Give them more time in the refrigerator, preferably overnight. Sometimes, it can take several hours for Jello to fully set.
Check the Temperature: Ensure that your refrigerator is set at the right temperature, typically around 40°F (4°C). If your refrigerator is too warm, it can slow down the setting process.
Use Less Liquid: If you use too much liquid (e.g., alcohol, juice) in your Jello shots, it can hinder the setting process. Try using less liquid next time to get a firmer consistency.
Add More Gelatin: Dissolve additional unflavored gelatin in hot water and then mix it into the Jello shot mixture. This can help firm it up. Generally, for every 3 ounces (85 grams) of Jello mix, you can add 1 packet (about 7 grams) of unflavored gelatin.
Use Cold Liquids: Ensure that any liquids you add to the Jello mixture are cold. Warm or room-temperature liquids can slow down the setting process.
Avoid High-Alcohol Content: Extremely high alcohol content can interfere with the setting of Jello. If you want to add more alcohol, make sure it’s a lower proof or dilute it with a non-alcoholic liquid like water or juice.
Proper Mixing: Make sure you mix the Jello and liquids thoroughly before pouring them into shot cups. Proper mixing helps ensure that the gelatin is evenly distributed.
Check the Expiry Date: Ensure that your Jello mix and gelatin are not expired. Using outdated products can affect their ability to set.

If all else fails and your Jello shots still don’t set, you can always serve them as a drink instead. Simply pour the mixture into glasses and enjoy it as a Jello-flavored cocktail. Learning from your experience and adjusting the recipe for next time is also a good approach to avoid this issue in the future.

Ingredients: 

  • Chilled white grape juice
  • Unflavored powdered gelatin
  • Ginger ale, or you could use Sprite 
  • Vodka (Optional) 
  • Gummy eyeballs

Pro Tip: If you want to add a little extra kick to your muffins, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to the dry mix. It will give your muffins a subtle and spicy flavor.

Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

Kitchen Supplies

  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Medium bowl
  • Souffle cups
  • Microwave safe bowl

Instructions: 

Pour 3/4 cup of grape juice into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the top of it. Allow the grape juice and gelatin to sit for about 10 minutes just so the gelatin will soften up.  

Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

Once the 10 minutes is done, microwave the mixture for 20 seconds to dissolve the remaining gelatin. 

Pour the remaining grape juice, ginger ale, and gelatin into the bowl, and whisk until all ingredients are fully combined. If you are making these boozy this is also where you will add the vodka.  

Pour the juice into shot glasses making them about halfway full or at different levels. Place them in the refrigerator and allow them to start setting, this takes about 30-45 minutes. 

Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

Once the shot glasses start to set enough to suspend the eyeballs, put the eyeballs into the glasses, pressing them up against the front of the glass, then slowly fill the remaining glass with the remaining liquid.

Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

Place the glasses back into the fridge and chill for at least 2 hours. These can be made up to a couple of days in advance. 

Enjoy!   

Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

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Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Create a spooky yet delicious treat for your next Halloween/horror movie party with this easy-to-follow recipe for Floating Eyeball Jello Shots. Make everyone go “eww” and surprised at the same time!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chilled white grape juice
  • 1 ½ envelopes of unflavored powdered gelatin
  • ¾ cup chilled ginger ale, or you could use Sprite
  • 1 cup vodka (Optional)
  • Gummy eyeballs

Instructions

Pour 3/4 cup of grape juice into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the top of it.   Allow the grape juice and gelatin to sit for about 10 minutes just so the gelatin will soften up.  

Once the 10 minutes is done, microwave the mixture for 20 seconds to dissolve the remaining gelatin. 

Pour the remaining grape juice, ginger ale, and gelatin into the bowl, and whisk until all ingredients are fully combined.  If you are making these boozy this is also where you will add the vodka.  

Pour the juice into shot glasses making them about halfway full or at different levels. Place them in the refrigerator and allow them to start setting, this takes about 30-45 minutes. 

Once the shot glasses start to set enough to suspend the eyeballs, put the eyeballs into the glasses, pressing them up against the front of the glass, then slowly fill the remaining glass with the remaining liquid.

Place the glasses back into the fridge and chill for at least 2 hours.  These can be made up to a couple of days in advance.  Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 89Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 1g

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Floating Eyeball Jello Shots Conclusion

Floating Eyeball Jello Shots bring together the best of many worlds: visual appeal, novelty, creative expression, flavor variety, and social interaction.

For adults looking to enjoy a sweet alcoholic treat that is both visually captivating and fun, this is the definitive answer.

We hope we inspired you to try out this fascinating concoction for yourself and have given you enough information to confidently introduce it to your next party or get-together.

So go ahead–get creative in the kitchen and serve up an eye-catching delight with Floating Eyeball Jello Shots!

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