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Tart and tangy pineapple bottom, topped with a creamy coconut spiked layer garnished with pineapple stars and toasted coconut! Wow, that’s some fabulous Creamy Colada Shooters!  

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CREAMY COLADA SHOOTERS 

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.

 

pina colada cocktail served inside coconut half

 

HERE’ WHAT  I USED FOR MY CREAMY COLADA SHOOTERS

plastic shot glassesWhen 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: 

PRECISELY PLASTIC SHOT GLASSES

 

 

LAYERED JELLO SHOOTERS – One layer at a time…

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.  

 

creamy colada shooters

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?

 

HOW WILL YOU SERVE YOUR CREAMY COLADA SHOOTERS?

fresh pineapple star cut outsWith 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 oftoasted coconut 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.

 

WANT ANOTHER FABULOUS ADULT JELLO SHOT RECIPE TOO?

pink paloma jello shots with grapefruit sugar rimsHere’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

So now do you want to find out how to get your own set of  Creamy Colada Shooters Pick Signs?

Here’s how to get them.

 

CREAMY COLADA SHOOTERS PICK SIGNS

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creamy colada shooters

Creamy Colada Shooters

Yield: 12-16 shooters
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

Tart and tangy pineapple bottom, topped with a creamy coconut spiked layer garnished with pineapple stars and toasted coconut! These Creamy Colada Shooters are a sophisticated adult-treat that are sure to please your crowd!

Ingredients

  • BOTTOM LAYER
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz. pkg. pineapple jello
  • 1/2 cup rum, chilled
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • TOP LAYER
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz. pkg. pineapple jello
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut, blended to mix liquid and solids (like Coco Lopez)
  • 1/2 cup rum, chilled
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Whole pineapple
  • Coconut shreds

Instructions

BOTTOM LAYER - PINEAPPLE JELLO

  1. Pour boiling water into medium bowl. Whisk water while slowing sprinkling in the gelatin powder. Continue to whisk until all the gelatin has dissolved.
  2. Add cream of coconut, rum and water to the bowl and whisk to combine. Pour into a large glass measuring cup or a container with a spout.
  3. Place your shot glasses into a rimmed cake or baking pan. Carefully pour the pineapple jello into shot glasses, about ½ way full. Place shot glasses into the refrigerator to set up. Start checking them after 45 minutes if all your ingredients were cold.


TOP LAYER - CREAMY COCONUT

  1. Pour boiling water into medium bowl. Whisk water while slowing sprinkling in the gelatin powder. Continue to whisk until all the gelatin has dissolved.
  2. Add coconut cream, rum and water to the bowl and whisk to combine. Place bowl in refrigerator to set up mixture, about 45-60 minutes. (when fully set it will have a custardy texture, not firm like true gelatin)


PREPARING GARNISHES - Pineapple Stars & Toasted Coconut

  1. Slice pineapple lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Using a star-shaped cutter, make pineapple stars and set on a paper towel to drain. (measure your cutter to make sure it is the right size for your shot glass)
  2. Line a small baking pan or plate with dry paper toweling. Place stars on top and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator until you're ready to serve your shooters.
  3. Preheat broiler on high. Place a 4 inch strip of coconut shreds down center of a rimmed baking pan, about 1 inch deep.
  4. Place pan under broiler and watch carefully. When top layer begins to brown, remove pan and gently mix coconut. Reform into a strip and place under broiler again and repeat process.
  5. Spread coconut out on baking pan and let cool. If not using the same day, place the toasted coconut into a tightly covered container and store at room temperature until needed.


ASSEMBLY AND GARNISHING

  1. When creamy coconut layer has set up, gently spoon it on top of the bottom layer in each shot glass, filling it to the top.
  2. Return shooters to refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
  3. GARNISH & SERVE - When ready to serve, add a pineapple star to half your shooters and top the other half with a sprinkling of toasted coconut. OR DO BOTH!
Nutrition Information
Yield 14 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 53mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 1g

Shot glass size and amount of ingredients used can change the nutritional information contained in this recipe.

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