Bahama Mama Jello Shots

Hey rum-lovers, this one is for you! Bright and zesty Bahama Mama Jello Shots bring island flavors to your party! They are some of the Best Jello Shot Recipes for any celebration.

If a fruity-little-drink is your favorite thing, then you’re about to fall in love with these Jello shots! Creamy coconut rum, zesty orange, and sweet pineapple combine to make the best Jello shots.

Then, garnish them with a cherry! It’s the perfect way to bring color and flavor to your drink or dessert table.

Pin image of Bahama Mama Jello shots with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

There are so many reasons to fall in love with these little Jello shots. Maybe you’ll like how easy they are. Or maybe it’s the super short list of ingredients.

And maybe it’s the sweet flavors that are bursting in every bite!

No matter why you love them, you’ve just got to make them!

Bahama Mama jello shots ingredients including coconut rum, jello, whipped cream.

What Is A Bahama Mama

Have you ever had a bahama mama? If not, let’s look at what’s in this fruity drink.

A Bahama Mama is a frozen, blended cocktail. It’s made with coconut rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, and topped with a cherry.

Some recipes are made with grenadine, others aren’t. You can make non-alcoholic Bahama Mamas by just blending juice with ice and topping it with a cherry.

This easy fruity drink was the inspiration for my Bahama Mama Jello Shots – and you’re going to love them!

If you’ve ever made Jello before, then these are a cinch!

Pour jello into a sauce pan.

Layering Optional

If you have ever made layered shots – like my Rainbow Jello Shots – then you know how much fun layering jello is. But, it’s also time-cosuming.

In order to save you time, you don’t have to layer the orange and pineapple jello. You can make them together.

But, if you like how it looks with a layer of bright orange and a layer of bright yellow, then go ahead and make layers.

Pour the liquid jello into plastic shot glasses

It’s really up to you!

Use Plastic Cups With Lids

Since you’re going to put them in the refrigerator to set, I suggest getting plastic cups with lids. That way, they won’t spill.

Place the cups on a baking sheet that has a rim. This will prevent them from sliding off when you move them in and out of the refrigerator.

chill jello shots in the refrigerator on a tray.

Best Type Of Alcohol

What is the best type of alcohol to use in a Bahama Mama jello shot?

Since traditional Bahama Mamas are made with rum, you definitely need to use it.

Honestly, rum is the only alcohol I used. You can add a splash of grenadine if you want, but they don’t need it.

Or, make them non-alcoholic! A virgin Bahama Mama is basically orange juice and pineapple juice!

With the jello shots on a tray, decorate with whipped cream and add a cherry on top.

Then, don’t forget about the garnish! Add the whipped cream right before you serve the jello shots.

More Jello Shot Recipes

There are tons of fun and creative ways to make jello shots for your next party! Here are some more of my favorite jello shot recipes of all time. Make one or all of them next.

All of the jello shot recipes on my blog can be made with or without alcohol. You’re sure to find something that matches your upcoming party’s theme.

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Stacked Bahama Mama jello shots on a cutting board

And here are some of the supplies that you’ll need before you make the jello shots.

Supplies you’ll need

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Bahama Mama Jello Shots

Hey rum-lovers, this one is for you! Bright and zesty Bahama Mama Jello Shots bring island flavors to your party!
Prep Time15 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Keyword: Bahama Mama Jello Shots
Servings: 24 shots


  • 24 Plastic shot cups
  • Sauce pan


  • 3 ounces Orange Jello Mix
  • 3 ounces Pineapple Jello Mix
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 cup Malibu Coconut Rum
  • Whipped Cream for topping
  • Maraschino Cherries for topping


  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the packets of orange and pineapple jello, stirring until dissolved.
  • Add 1 cup cold water and 1 cup Malibu.
  • Divide the jello mixture evenly into your jello shot cups, we used 2 ounce cups.
  • Move the cups to the refrigerator to chill for two hours.
  • Before serving, top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
Double image pin image of Bahama Mama jello shots. Decorated with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

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Susan B

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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