Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots Recipe

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!

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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 temperature of your fridge.

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

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5 from 9 votes

Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 8 mins
 

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
Nutrition Facts
Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots
Amount Per Serving (1 shot)
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 10g
Protein 0g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.)

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
  4. Pipe small dollops of whipped cream on top of each jello shot. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

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

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24 comments on “Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots Recipe

  1. Becky Hardinposted February 25, 2019 at 1:40 pm Reply

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

  2. Erinposted February 25, 2019 at 11:05 am Reply

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

  3. Rachael Yerkesposted February 25, 2019 at 10:33 am Reply

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

  4. Stephanieposted February 25, 2019 at 10:25 am Reply

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

  5. Sabrinaposted February 25, 2019 at 12:33 am Reply

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

  6. Sarahposted January 3, 2019 at 5:17 pm Reply

    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?

    • Sommer Collierposted January 7, 2019 at 1:31 pm Reply

      Hi Sarah,

      It should work just fine. Can I come to the party?!

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  9. Christine M. Rubackposted March 17, 2018 at 6:17 am Reply

    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
     

    • Sommerposted March 26, 2018 at 6:37 pm Reply

      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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  11. Johannaposted March 23, 2017 at 10:40 am Reply

    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!

    • Sommerposted March 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm Reply

      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! :)

  12. Chantelleposted March 11, 2017 at 10:05 am Reply

    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?

    • Karinposted March 16, 2019 at 9:14 am Reply

      Bailey’s Irish cream coffee creamer no alcohol

  13. Julie | Table for Twoposted March 5, 2017 at 8:31 pm Reply

    OMG – these look and sounds amazing!

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  15. Marla Meridithposted March 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm Reply

    Now these are some special Jello shots!

  16. Jenny Flakeposted March 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm Reply

    How fun are these?!  

  17. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted March 2, 2017 at 9:29 am Reply

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

  18. Maria Lichtyposted March 1, 2017 at 10:39 am Reply

    These are adorable!

  19. Heather Christoposted March 1, 2017 at 10:30 am Reply

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

  20. gerri s cookposted March 1, 2017 at 8:52 am Reply

    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.