Holiday Eggnog Jello Shots
Whip up some spiked or non-alcoholic eggnog jello shots. A rich and creamy jello shot topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg – the perfect holiday jello shot! They are some of The Best Jello Shot Recipes for your next party.
Eggnog is an iconic holiday drink! Thick, creamy, and spiced with nutmeg, it’s the drink people enjoy every winter.
If you’re planning a Christmas or holiday party, then create these easy and tasty little jello shots. Add some whiskey for grown-up jello or leave out the alcohol – it’s up to you. They taste delicious both ways.
Maybe drinking eggnog isn’t your favorite thing because the texture is too thick and strange, but you still like the spices and flavors of eggnog. Then you’re in luck – these jello shots are the answer!
What’s In Eggnog Jello Shots
There are just four or five ingredients in these simple Christmas jello shots. The entire recipe is in the printable recipe card a bit further below. First, here’s a bit more information about what’s in eggnog jello shots.
- Water: You need both cold water and boiling water to make these jello shots.
- Gelatin: Use unflavored gelatin. It won’t have competing sweeteners or flavors in it.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk: This is not the same as evaporated milk. If you use evaporated milk, you’ll need to add some sugar.
- Eggnog: This is the base of the jello shots.
- Whiskey: This is optional. Use high-quality whiskey for the best flavor.
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Then, top it with some whipped cream! Decorating the eggnog jello shots is a lot of fun. Add a cinnamon stick and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.
The supplies you’ll need to make eggnog jello shots are affordable and easy to find. Here’s what you’ll need from the store (along with some links so you can buy them online).
- Medium-Sized Bowl: You’ll use this to mix the gelatin with water.
- Whisk: Either a plastic or wire whisk will mix the gelatin with the water.
- Saucepan: Use this to boil the water on the stove. Alternatively, you can use an electric kettle.
- Measuring cups: Carefully measure all of the ingredients.
- Small Plastic Cups: This is what you’ll use to serve the jello shots.
How To Store Jello Shots
You can make these jello shots up to three days in advance. Store them without the whipped cream on top and keep the air off of them. Wrap them in aluminum foil to protect them from the cold refrigerator air.
Best Type of Whiskey for Eggnog
You can use either bourbon or whiskey in these eggnog jello shots. Both Kentucky Straight bourbon and Honey bourbon are popular choices to mix with eggnog.
Traditionally, bourbon is mixed with eggnog, but rye whiskey is also used in lots of recipes. Try it with both and see which one you like most! Some people even enjoy adding rum to eggnog, because it makes it taste a bit sweeter, without the bite or burn of whiskey or bourbon.
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Eggnog Jello Shots
- Mixing Bowl
- 12 Small cups
- 1 cup Cold Water
- 4 packages Unflavored Gelatin
- 2 cups Boiling Water
- 2 cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/2 cup Whiskey Or Bourbon optional
- 1/2 cup Eggnog
- In a medium-sized bowl add 1 cup of cold water and gelatin packs.
- Whisk to combine.
- Set to the side for 7 minutes.
- Add the boiling water to the gelatin.
- Whisk until dissolved.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk and Whiskey Eggnog to the gelatin mixture. Whisk until combined.
- Set to the side for 15 minutes.
- Pour into your plastic portion cups until full.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours
- Top with Whip Cream
More Holiday Ideas
If you enjoyed making eggnog jello shots, here are some more holiday dessert ideas you should make next! They are some of my favorites.