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Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots Recipe

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Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots Recipe – A 5-ingredient recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day! This fun and festive “grown-up treat” takes no time to prep.

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Jello Shots

Somehow I managed to make it all the way through high school and college without ever trying a jello shot.

In fact, my first jello shot experience was with my husband Lt. Dan… Troublemaker.

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St. Patrick’s Day “Adult Treats”

Coming from the mindset that adult beverages should be enjoyed slowly, and in moderation, the jello shot mentality is not quite my speed.

However, I do make one exception when it comes to jello shots…

Festive Saint Patrick’s Day adult treats are a great way to get your party guests on the level, so to speak.

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Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shot Recipe

These cute little Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots are so much fun!

Not only do they combine caffeine and booze for that perfect pick-me-up-yet-slow-me-down feeling, but they also taste delightful with a thin espresso layer on the bottom and a solid Baileys Irish Cream gelatin above.

Top them with a little dollop of fresh whipped cream and you have a 21 and over treat all your friends will adore.

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Bailey’s Irish Cream: How To Make Jello Shots

Start by whisking hot espresso (or coffee) with 2 packets of unflavored gelatin and a little sugar.

You can buy unflavored gelatin in the baking aisle at the market, or next to the flavored Jello.

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Pour the coffee gelatin into a plastic-lined baking dish and chill.

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Next heat a portion of Baileys Irish Cream. Don’t boil it; just get it hot enough to dissolve the gelatin.

Whisk 3 packets of gelatin into the hot Baileys making sure there are no clumps. Then whisk in the remaining bottle of Irish Cream.

Pour the Irish Cream gelatin over the firm coffee gelatin and chill.

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Once both layers are firm, either cut the Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots into squares, or use a small cookie cutter to cut out circles.

Note, you waste less gelatin when you cut squares… Yet you tend to snack on the scraps and end up giddier when you cut circles.

So I’ve heard.

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Top the Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots with a dollop of whipped cream and they are ready to pass around at your Saint Paddy’s Day party.

Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots are the perfect compromise for adult guests who don’t enjoy beer or whiskey.

A jello shot or two will have them grinning from ear to ear all evening long!

Looking for a fresh sippable cocktail for Saint Patrick’s? Try this Lucky Irish Margarita Recipe!

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How Long Does It Take For Jello Shots To Chill In The Fridge?

The first layer, with the coffee, should be chilled for at least one hour, or until firm.

The second layer, with the Baileys Irish Cream, should be chilled for at least two hours, or until firm.

Times vary based on the thickness of the shots layer and the temperature of your fridge.

See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots. Enjoy!

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Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 8 minutes
Bailey’s Irish Cream Jello Shot Recipe is a 5-ingredient recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day! These fun and festive “grown-up treats” take no time to prep too!
Servings: 36 shots


  • 750 ml Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur (1 bottle)
  • 2 cups hot coffee, or espresso
  • 5 packets unflavored gelatin, divided
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • whipped cream


  • Line a 9X9 inch baking dish with plastic wrap. Pour the hot coffee into a medium bowl. Whisk in the sugar. Then briskly whisk in 2 packets of unflavored gelatin. Whisk fast to ensure there are no clumps. Pour the coffee gelatin into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until firm. Then use a wooden skewer to poke holes in the surface of the gelatin. (This will help the two gelatin layers stick together.)
  • Heat 1 cup of Baileys Irish Cream on the stovetop or in a microwave safe bowl. Heat until it almost simmers, then briskly whisk in 3 packets of unflavored gelatin, making sure there are no clumps. Then whisk the remaining bottle of Baileys into the mixture. Pour the Baileys gelatin over the coffee gelatin. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until completely firm.
  • Gently lift the entire sheet of gelatin out of the pan by the edges of the plastic wrap. Cut the gelatin into 36 squares. You could also use a small 1 – 1 1/2 inch cooker cutter to make round jello shots.
  • Pipe small dollops of whipped cream on top of each jello shot. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Although a portion of the Baileys Irish Cream is heated, these do contain a significant amount of alcohol. Serve to guests 21 and older.


Serving: 1shot, Calories: 75kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 6mg, Sugar: 10g
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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31 comments on “Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots Recipe”

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  4. Lo haré muy pronto!!!
    Me gusta muchísimo!!

  5. Recipe is delicious but it saves a lot of time to just pour the mixtures directly into shot glasses and set them in there! 

  6. Question for you.
    Can these shots be made a day in advance? And how long will they last? I am making them for my St. Patrick’s Day Party. They look absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to make them. Had a very hard time finding unflavored gelatin. I had to buy a 3 oz. package of Gefen brand clear gelatin. So 3 oz. package will be equal to three packets of the knox gelatin. Is that correct? Thank you.

    • Hi Donna,

      Yes, you can make these little guys 3-4 days in advance. However, if you are adding a dollop of whipped cream on top, I would add that the day you serve them.

      As for the unflavored gelatin powder, each pouch or packet has 2 1/2 teaspoons in it… So that would equal 12 1/2 teaspoons or 4 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon. Hope this helps!

  7. OH HELLO! These are a must make and try! YUM!!

  8. These are so fun! I am serving them for a St Patrick’s Day get together!

  9. ok, these are awesome! This is how we are doing st patty’s day!

  10. These will be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

  11. Such a super fun way to celebrate the holiday! These are absolutely gorgeous!

  12. Hi! These look great. I was hoping to make them a little more alcoholic (for a bachelorette party). Do you think I could substitute half of the coffee with warmed up coffee-flavored vodka?

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  15. Oh, my Goodness! The typo at the bottom of the page in the nutrition section made me laugh – it says Servings 36 & then for serving size it says 36!!!! LOL, It was probably supposed to be 3-6 per person. But definitely going to try making these – THANKS for the Recipe <3

    • LOLOL!!! Sorry about that Christine. We used a service when we added and bulk of our nutritional facts, and every now and then I find a funny error. Thanks for pointing this out; we’ll get it fixed ASAP.

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  17. Hello! I have a question about the “Baileys irish cream jello shots”, regarding the gelatin. Here in Sweden the gelatin does not sell in packets. Is it possible if you can tell me how much I need in another way, gram/cup/tablespoon etc.?
    Looking forward to you respond!

    • Hi Johanna,

      I believe one packet of gelatin here in the USA is about 2 1/2 teaspoons. If using gelatin leaf sheets, one packets equals about 4 sheets. Hope this helps! :)

  18. I was thinking about making these for work but don’t want them to have too much alcohol content. Do you think they would still turn out if I substituted part of the Baileys with cream?

  19. OMG – these look and sounds amazing!

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  21. Now these are some special Jello shots!

  22. How fun are these?!  

  23. Oh wow!!! These turned out amazing!! So festive and fun.

  24. I love these!! how fun for ST Patricks Day!

  25. Don’t worry about your late introduction to jello shots I am almost 64 survived college and a stint as a Navy wife and still haven’t had a Jello shot but I might try these.