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Pina Colada Jello Shots

A tropical jello shot made with pineapple juice, coconut cream and rum!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 shots
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $10


  • 1/2 ounce unflavored gelatin 2 packets
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 4 tbsp cream of coconut
  • 1 cup coconut rum
  • 8 Maraschino cherries to garnish


  • Pour the water into a bowl and Sprinkle the gelatine over the top. Set aside.
    sprinkling gelatin over water
  • Heat the pineapple juice and cream of coconut until it’s just boiling. 
    pineapple juice and coconut cream in a saucepan
  • Add the gelatin mixture to the juice and mix until all of the gelatin has dissolved.
    adding gelatin to a saucepan with pineapple juice
  • Remove from heat and stir in the coconut rum.
    coconut rum pouring into a saucepan to make jello shots
  • Fill up each shot glass 3/4 of the way full. 
    pouring pina colada jello shots into shot glasses
  • Chill for 5 hours or overnight. 
    tropical jello shots


Use white rum if you don't have coconut rum. 
They only keep fresh for 2 days so eat them quickly.
If you don't have coconut rum, use a light white rum.
Garnish them with shredded coconut, a cherry or whipped cream.
Do not pour directly from the saucepan, let the mixture cool a few minutes, then transfer to a heat-proof bowl with a spout.  
If you want to make these and take them to go then serve them in compostable corn plastic cups with lids.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg