Perfectly Delicious Bailey’s Jello Shots

Bailey’s Jello Shots are a fast and easy shot recipe loaded with that familiar flavor! Simple ingredients to make a delicious DIY shot! You will want to add this to your radar for The Best Jello Shot Recipes!

This shot is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, football parties, or just a weekend fun idea with friends. The added whipped cream on the top makes it sweet, too!

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I’ve made these simple shots for parties and am always happy to share my recipe. Because when you have a drink recipe this delicious, why keep it to yourself?

While I love the whipped cream on top, it really is optional. You can also drizzle some chocolate syrup or caramel sauce or even add some chocolate shavings, too.

This Bailey’s shot recipe is “technically” for any time of the year, so you can easily make this anytime that the craving hits. I LOVE keeping the ingredients on hand to make it anytime I want.

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Baileys Jello Shots Ingredients

I told you that these Irish Cream shots were easy, right? Just gather the simple ingredients below, and you’ll be well on your way!

Hot water
Sweetened condensed milk
Knox clear gelatin
Bailey’s Irish cream
Cold water
Whipped topping
Dark chocolate

St. Patrick’s Day Shot Recipe

Say “cheers” and share this easy drink with family and friends! It’s not only good luck to take a shot, but it’s just more fun with friends, too!

The whipped topping is perfect for balancing out the sweetness of the Bailey’s Irish Cream and the condensed milk – and let’s be honest…having a whipping topping mustache after taking the shot is pretty fun as well!

Anyone in the 21+ crowd will love these sweet shots! They’re like little mini desserts that you can sip and enjoy.

Place two cups hot water and sweetened condensed milk into a sauce pan.
shot glasses full of Bailey's Irish Cream setting up

Does Bailey’s Irish cream contain alcohol?

You better believe it! Bailey’s Irish Cream is about 17% proof alcohol, so there is going to be that kick of whiskey with each sip.

The sweetness of the Irish Cream does help to balance out that alcoholic flavor and taste, but it is still present. This is why mixing it with the gelatin and having the sweet whipped topping really completes that overall flavor.

(and if you want to make this shot non-alcoholic, you can leave it out and just use Bailey’s flavored coffee creamer in its place)

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Can I make this Sweet Whiskey Shot ahead of time?

Yes, you actually have to! Since gelatin is added to this recipe, making it ahead of time and letting it set for 24 hours is a must.

If you try and rush it, you’ll lose out on that texture that everyone loves. Plan on making it at least 24 hours in advance!

This will help the shot to firm up and be perfect!

What are the best toppings for shot drink recipes?

The toppings can vary, depending on the ingredients. It’s a safe bet to have sweet toppings if you have a sweet shot.

Whipped cream, chocolate shavings, ground cinnamon, caramel drizzle, and chocolate syrup are going to be among the most popular topping options.

You can also leave toppings off and just add sugar or chocolate syrup directly to the rim of the shot glass.

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More Shot Recipes:

If you love this simple shot recipe, check out the others on my site! I love good shot recipes just like anyone else, and I love sharing them with all of you.

Are you going to add any toppings to this shot recipe, or will you drink it without?

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Bailey’s Jello Shots

These Bailey's Jello Shots are perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Great for sharing with family and friends!
Prep Time1 day 25 minutes
Total Time1 day 25 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bailey’s Jello Shots, St. Patrick’s Day
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 178kcal


  • 2 cups hot water
  • 3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 packages Knox clear gelatin
  • 1 cup Bailey's Irish cream
  • 1 cup cold water
  • whipped topping
  • dark chocolate shavings


  • Place two cups of hot water and three tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk into a sauce pot on medium heat on the stove. Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat.
  • Whisk in Knox's clear gelatin until completely dissolved in the hot water mixture. Pour in one cup of Bailey's Irish cream and one cup of water. Whisk well.
  • Pour into the jello shot cups 5.5 oz (large) or 2.2 oz. cups (small). Place in the fridge overnight.
  • When ready to serve top with whipped topping and grated dark chocolate.


This recipe is for the 5.5 oz size (you can make the smaller ones 2.2 oz. it will make more)


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 34mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.1mg

I am a big fan of Bailey’s! I hope you enjoy this on an occasion as much as I do!

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