Skittles Jello Shots

The flavors of the rainbow burst in your mouth with these tasty and fun Skittles Jello Shots! They are the Best Jello Shot Recipes to serve at any party you host.

Whether your favorite thing about Jello shots is the flavor or how much fun they look, these will always be a big hit at your party!

Not only are they topped with colorful Skittles, but they are made with Skittles Jello, too. They taste like shots of pure candy (so be careful with them).

pin image for Skittles jello shots topped with cool whip and a sprinkle of Skittles.

And just look at how the white whipped cream pops against the bright red Jello. It will draw everyone’s eyes to the drink table (and no one has to know how easy they are to make).

After making a batch of them, you’ll know why Jello shots are my go-to drinks for parties. You only need a few ingredients and supplies – and everyone loves them.

So, keep reading and I’ll share all my secrets! You’ll be a Jello shot making pro in no time at all!

A hand holding a Skittles jello shot. More alcoholic jello shots can be seen in the background.

Best Alcohol For Skittles Jello Shots

I’ve made jello shots with all sorts of types of liquor. From rum to tequila, there are a bunch of different ways to make them.

The Skittles jello is really sweet and has a strong flavor. For this reason, I suggest using a liquor that blends in better instead of trying to compete.

So, I only used vodka. It does a great job of spiking the Skittles Jello Shots without adding any strange flavors.

Remember to use plain vodka. Whipped vodka or flavored vodka will make the Jello taste odd.

You really do just need a few simple ingredients. Sometimes the best things in life are the simple ones!

Ingredients for Skittles jello shots.

Let the Skittles do their job and make these spiked cocktails taste amazing.

How To Make Jello Shots

Even if this is your first time making Jello, this is a really easy recipe.

All you have to do is boil some water and then add the packet of Skittle Jello mix.

A bowl of Skittle jell-o.

Then, add the vodka to the bowl. When it’s all mixed together really well, get your shot cups ready.

Fill up each shot glass – but not to the top! Leave room for the whipped cream topping. Set them in the refrigerator until they are completely set (for two hours, or overnight).

Right before your party, add the whipped cream and the skittles. Then, serve them to your friends!

Empty plastic jello shot cups with a bowl of Skittle jell-o in the background.

You can make them ahead of time – up to three days early! Just store them without the whipped cream. Add the whipped cream and Skittles candies right before you serve them at your party.

Can you freeze Jello shots? No, don’t freeze them! This will change the texture too much.

Jello Shot Supplies

For the Jello shots, you only need a few supplies.

First, you need shot cups. Use 2-ounce shot glasses. This recipe makes 12 shots.

Next, you’ll need a frosting bag to pipe the whipped cream on top.

If you use a piping bag, I suggest using Ateco #824 frosting tip with it.

Skittles Jell-O poured into plastic cups for alcoholic Skittle Jell-O shots.

That’s it! Then, just serve them to your guests!

Skittles jello shots topped with cool whip and a sprinkle of Skittles.

More Jello Shots

Once I get an idea in my brain, it’s all I want to do or think about! This is why I have a ton of other great jello shot recipes that I think you’ll love as well!

As you can see, I’m more than prepared when it comes to having shot recipes for any time of the year! No matter which kind of party you’re throwing, there is a Jello shot recipe that will fit.

Looking down from above a table with Skittle jello shots topped with whipped cream and Skittle candy.

Are you ready for the recipe? Here you go!

Supplies you’ll need

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Skittles Jello Shots

The flavors of the rainbow burst in your mouth with these tasty and fun Skittles Jello shots! They are the best Jello shots!
Prep Time10 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Skittles Jello Shots
Servings: 12 shots


  • Saucepan
  • 12 2-ounce shot cups
  • Frosting Bag
  • Ateco #824 Frosting Tip 


  • 1 box Regular Skittles Jello 3.89 ounces
  • 1 3/4 cups Boiling Water
  • 1 1/4 cups Vodka
  • 1 tub Cool Whip 8 ounces
  • Skittles for garnish


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the Skittles jello and boiling water. Stir until the jello has fully dissolved.
  • Add the vodka to the bowl and stir again.
  • Fill each shot glass, leaving just a bit of room at the top. This makes it easier to move them to the fridge.
  • Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or until fully set.
  • Top each shot with a dollop of whipped cream and a few Skittles, if desired. Serve and enjoy!


If you add more vodka, be prepared for the jello to not fully set.
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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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