Christmas Pink Peppermint Jello Shots with Vodka and Schnapps

Pink peppermint jello shots are such a fun idea for the holidays. These creamy candy cane shots are prepared with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. The peppermint is perfect for the holidays while the vodka will give you a festive buzz! These festive layered jello shots for the holidays need to be on your party planning list because this Christmas shooter is always popular.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

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To make these layered jello shots you will need to make a pink layer and a white layer and also a garnish. Grab some unflavoured gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, food colouring, peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. If you want to garnish these you’ll also need whipped cream, sprinkles and/or crushed candy canes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

Whipped cream vodka works well in this Christmas shooter but use vanilla vodka if you can’t find it. Another idea would be peppermint vodka. My favorite whipped cream-flavored vodka is made by Smirnoff.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

Any kind of sprinkles will look pretty for the garnish. Pink, red and white look especially festive with these jello shots for the holidays.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

Choose any kind of peppermint schnapps you want. You’re also going to need 8 shot glasses to serve these (or more if you’re making more pink peppermint jello shots).

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

The 99 Brand makes a huge selection of highly-popular, high-proof schnapps, all of which are easily found at most liquor stores. If you’d prefer, you can substitute the 99 Peppermint for a Peppermint-flavored vodka such as Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

How to Make Festive Layered Jello Shots

These creamy candy cane shots take a while to make because the jello layers have to set. Mix gelatin and cold water in a pan and let the jello crystals soak up the liquid. Next you can whisk the mixture and stir in the sweetened condensed milk. Finally mix in the vodka. This is going to be the white layer.

To make the pink layer for your pink peppermint jello shots, mix gelatin, sugar and cold water in another pan. Add sweetened condensed milk and then food colouring and peppermint schnapps. Let both mixtures thicken up a bit at room temperature.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

To assemble these jello shots for the holidays, add the pink layer first then freeze it. Next add some of the white mixture and freeze. Repeat the layers, letting the layered jello shots set before adding a new layer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

Garnishing the Creamy Candy Cane Shots

The last step is to garnish the pink peppermint jello shots with whipped cream, crushed candy canes and sprinkles. Although these ingredients are optional they really go well with the Christmas shooter and look pretty.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

You can also add a mini candy cane to each one. This both looks cute and also makes it easier to get these jello shots for the holidays out of the glass.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

I used a mixture of several types of sprinkles I had on hand, but feel free to mix your own. In addition to the Peppermint Crunch, I used a mix of Candy Cane-Shaped Sprinkles, Pink Sugar Pearls, Red Jimmies, and Pearlescent White Sprinklefetti.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

If you’re making these ahead, that’s fine. Arrange them on a platter or tray then cover them all with plastic wrap. You can refrigerate these peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka shots for a day or so. Although they will taste fine after that, the layers will start to merge into one another eventually.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

These cute pink peppermint jello shots are festive so you can make them anytime during the holidays. Christmas and New Year are always fun times to make jello shots for the holidays or perhaps you are going to a party over the holidays. If you can think of an excuse to make this Christmas shooter, grab it!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

What is Schnapps Anyway?

Everyone knows the word but what qualifies something as schnapps? The word refers to a distilled spirit but there are two kinds of schnapps – European and American. European style schnapps is a strong diluted spirit typically made with fruit brandies and drunk as a shot.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

American style schnapps is usually prepared by steeping fruit in alcohol and this style is sweeter than the European one. American schnapps is a popular addition to mixed drinks rather than being served as a shooter since it’s sweet.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

These peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka shots can be tweaked if you want. As well as changing the type of vodka for another flavour, you can use different colours or take your pick from different garnishes. A maraschino cherry on the whipped cream would be pretty or you could use red and green sprinkles. I just love the pink, white and red look of these layered jello shots though!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

If you like this Christmas shooter, you might also like Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Meringue Kiss Christmas Cookies, Delicious Christmas Chocolate Cake Cocktail or Gingerbread Latte Dessert Rum Cocktail.

Christmas Pink Peppermint Jello Shots with Vodka and Schnapps Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for pink peppermint jello shots for the holidays made with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. You will love these layered jello shots!

Christmas Pink Peppermint Jello Shots with Vodka and Schnapps

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, cocktail
Prep Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Bella
Pink peppermint jello shots are prepared with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. These festive layered jello shots for the holidays need to be on your party planning list because this Christmas shooter is always popular.
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Ingredients

For the white layers

  • 2/3 Cup water cold
  • 1 Envelope gelatin unflavored, 0.25-ounce/7 gram, such as Knox Gelatine
  • 5 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 Cup vodka whipped cream flavored·, such as Smirnoff Whipped Cream

For the pink layers: 

  • 2/3 Cup water cold
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Envelope gelatin  unflavored, 0.25-ounce/7 gram, such as Knox Gelatine
  • 1 Tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 Cup schnapps high-proof peppermint. I prefer 99-proof 99 Peppermint for this recipe
  • 2 Drops food coloring liquid red

For the garnish (optional): 

Instructions

For the white layers: 

  • In a small saucepan, add cold water, sprinkling gelatin on its surface. Allow the gelatin to bloom for 3 to 5 minutes or until all of the gelatin granules have soaked-up liquid. 
  • Over medium heat, whisk until gelatin has completely dissolved. Add sweetened condensed milk and stir until incorporated. Remove from heat. 
  • Add whipped cream flavored vodka. Stir to mix. Transfer to a heatproof container with a pour spout such as a glass measuring cup. Set aside at room-temperature. 

For the pink layers: 

  • In the same small saucepan, add cold water and sugar. Again, sprinkle the contents of one gelatin packet on the surface of the water. Allow it to bloom for 3 to 5 minutes.  
  • Over medium heat, whisk until gelatin and sugar have completely dissolved. Add sweetened condensed milk and stir until incorporated. Remove from heat. 
  • Add peppermint schnapps and food coloring. Stir to mix. Transfer into another heat-proof container with a pour spout. Set aside at room-temperature. 

To assemble the shots: 

  • Beginning with the pink layer, add about 2 teaspoons to a 1.5-ounce disposable shot glass. Place into the freezer for about 5 minutes or until the top of the gelatin is firm. You should be able to touch the top of the Jello with your finger and it should not stick. 
  • Before pouring your next layer, assure that the white liquid it is at room temperature, which prevents bleeding of the colors into the other layers. Add enough of the white liquid to match the width of the pink layer. Again, place in the freezer for 5 minutes. Continue this process for each layer until the gelatin reaches the top of the shot glass. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Top with whipped cream, crushed candy canes, and sprinkles just before serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

And of course because you can prepare them ahead (well, you need to, so the jello sets) that will free up your time later when you want to enjoy the party not be stuck in the corner making drinks!

Any Christmas get-together is the perfect occasion for these pink peppermint jello shots. They are easy to make and everyone is going to be impressed with your creamy candy cane shots.

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  1. Brittany Sims wrote:

    5 stars
    These are just so cute!

    Posted 12.3.21 Reply
  2. Marta wrote:

    Oh these are just the CUTEST ever! I’m totally making these to serve at our Christmas party!

    Posted 12.7.21 Reply
  3. Amber Myers wrote:

    Not only is this this a pretty drink, but I know it’ll be delicious. I love peppermint!

    Posted 12.7.21 Reply
  4. Monica Simpson wrote:

    What a pretty looking treat! I’d love to make these for my girlfriends.

    Posted 12.7.21 Reply
  5. Karen wrote:

    These look amazing!! I honestly love anything peppermint, can’t wait to try these. Your photos make me want to jump in and take a shot!

    Posted 12.8.21 Reply
  6. rachel wrote:

    This is what my dreams are made of. :O

    Posted 12.8.21 Reply
  7. Rose Ann Sales wrote:

    5 stars
    Oh my! This is too cute! It is so perfect I would love to try this!

    Posted 12.10.21 Reply
  8. Nicz Escat wrote:

    5 stars
    I really love peppermint It look so sweet and so amazing! I love this so much!

    Posted 12.10.21 Reply
  9. Mimi wrote:

    Such a cute drink! I bet it will be delicious too!

    Posted 12.11.21 Reply
  10. Tisha wrote:

    5 stars
    This is the perfect little shot for a Holiday party

    Posted 12.11.21 Reply
  11. 5 stars
    Anything with a kick is always a good idea! Cheers!

    Posted 12.11.21 Reply
  12. Carissa wrote:

    These are absolutely adorable! I’ve never had peppermint vodka but this sounds so delicious!!!

    Posted 12.13.21 Reply