Mardi Gras season is the season of parades, beads, and plenty of fun. Let the good times roll with these Mardi Gras Jello Shots. Using clear jello and food coloring these jello shots take on the flavor of the liquor that’s used.
For these jello shots we used clear gelatin with food gel in gold, purple, and green. Flavored with coconut rum, silver rum, and cinnamon infused rum. The taste resembles a king cake with a coconut twist.
The first layer is the cinnamon layer. We take the silver rum and let a cinnamon stick set in it for a few days. Overnight works but the longer the cinnamon sets in the rum the more the cinnamon flavor is infused.
After infusing the cinnamon into the rum we mix the rum with water and clear gelatin to create the first gold layer. Then we mix in some gold food gel and let it sit in the fridge into order to set that layer.
The next layer is the green layer in which we use a silver rum in. Mix it with the clear gelatin, green food gel, and some good silver rum. This is the in between layer so we don’t want too much flavor from it.
Pour the green layer on top of the gold set layer. Place in the fridge and let it sit till it’s set. I check to see if it’set by shaking the cups lightly. If the jello moves too much it’s not set enough to add the next layer.
The last layer is the purple layer. We use a coconut rum in this layer with purple food gel and clear gelatin with water. If your not a fan of coconut a buttered rum is also a good choice for this top layer.
The Toppings for the mardi gras jello shots:
Pour in the purple layer and let it set up in the fridge. Once the jello is set top it with a little whipped topping and cinnamon. The idea is that when you get to each layer they will mimic the taste of king cake. Either way you’ll have a really fun and tasty jello shot.Print