These Creamy Colada Shooters are a sophisticated adult-treat that are sure to please your crowd. Whether you top them with adorable fresh pineapple stars or toasted coconut, they’re incredibly delicious and simply gorgeous!
Who doesn’t love a Pina Colada on a sultry Summer’s day? Or evening? Well, if you don’t want to go to all the trouble of dragging your blender outdoors, here’s a great idea!
How about combining the flavors of a delicious Pina Colada, but have a big platter of “cocktails” ready when your guests arrive? That’s where my CREAMY COLADA SHOOTERS save the day!
Why not serve a pretty layered jello shot that’s got an adult kick, and is sure to delight your family and friends.
When I decided to make jello shots, I hopped on Amazon and found these great 3-ounce sized disposable shot glasses that are just perfect!
They came in a pack of 250 and are nice and sturdy.
No, I won’t have to order any more for a very long time, but hopefully they’ll inspire me to do more “individual” portioned stuff!
Here’s the link if you’d like to check them out:
While the bottom layer of my Creamy Colada Shooters is pineapple flavored, this recipe contains no actual pineapple juice. As many of you may be aware, pineapple juice contains an enzyme that doesn’t allow gelatin to set properly.
I’m not going to go into the exact science, I’ll leave that to Alton Brown! Suffice it to say, don’t use pineapple juice, unless specifically called for in the recipe!
BOTTOM LAYER –
The bottom layer is made with a package of pineapple gelatin and rum that’s poured into the shot glasses. That’s it, first layer, DONE! It gets popped into the refrigerator while you make the top layer.
NOTE: My pineapple jello is a little deeper in color because I used dark rum. A white rum will make a brighter yellow bottom layer.
TOP LAYER –
A dreamy cream of coconut, rum and pineapple gelatin topper gives these Creamy Colada Shooters a definite “parfait” vibe.
You’ll find that it won’t set up like a stiff gelatin, but rather with more of a pudding consistency. When you dig your spoon down through the layers, and taste both simultaneously, it’s… I’m still trying to find the words to describe it!
Once the creamy layer has set up, it’s spooned on top of the pineapple jello and chilled for a few hours more before serving. It’s really that simple. But look at the results! Now how to garnish them?
With the 4th of July looming as I write this post, I decided to give a nod to the holiday.
Why not “punch” out some fresh pineapple stars with a cookie cutter to add a little holiday spirit to my Creamy Colada Shooters? I could do that, no problemo.
PROBLEMO! As I mentioned earlier, pineapple juice of any kind is a “no-mix” combo in gelatin recipes. But I didn’t let that deter me!
After cutting out my stars from 1/2 inch slices of fresh pineapple, I let them drain on some paper toweling. Then I replaced the toweling, covered them with plastic wrap and chilled them.
By the time I was ready to use them, the juice had leached out of them, leaving the stars dry enough to pop on top of my Creamy Colada Shooters just before serving. This is not a step you want to do ahead of time. My mantra for entertaining at home is: DON’T TEMPT FATE!
Or maybe you’d rather a sprinkle of toasted coconut instead? It’s entirely up to you. Personally, I chose to do both!
You’ll find the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Here’s another great way to celebrate the summer with a fabulous Mexican cocktail-inspired jello shot.
It’s my PINK PALOMA JELLO SHOTS WITH GRAPEFRUIT SUGAR RIMS.
They’re prepared with a homemade grapefruit gelatin and tequila, and are a beautiful color.
Of course I created two different versions, these too have some with “star cut outs” too!
They came out MUY YUMMY, if I do say so myself. Actually, the hubby loved them too, and he’s not a big fan of tequila. Now that’s an endorsement!
You’ll notice I did Pick Signs for them too, actually this is only 1 of 3 different designs I created for you!
CLICK HERE TO GET THE RECIPE: PINK PALOMA JELLO SHOTS WITH GRAPEFRUIT SUGAR RIMS
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Shot glass size and amount of ingredients used can change the nutritional information contained in this recipe.