Fall is here whether you want it or not…and I want it!
Crisp nights, leaves crunching under my feet, big sweaters, hot tea, cuddling under blankets, and of course, all things pumpkin…including drinks. You’ve got your pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie shakes, and now a Pumpkin Pie Jelly Shot.
Once grownups see these Pumpkin Pie Jelly Shots, they’ll want to wait up for the Great Pumpkin too. While they may be chilled, they are sure to warm you up. Yoplait yogurt is added which makes them a hybrid between a jelly and pudding shot. And if you are saying to yourself, “Pudding shot?” You so need to change that from a question mark to an exclamation mark (visit Cookie and Cream Pudding Shots for a good intro recipe on pudding shots).
I’ve given you two options for making the jelly shots. The first one is in molds. They make for great presentation, but they can sometimes get stuck (and that makes me nervous) and you need to have a lot of molds. Also they can get big. The molds I used to make mine were about cupcake size, which is a tad large for a jelly shot. So I filled them only half way up. They produced a very cute shot!
The other option is pretty much what I have come to associate with jelly shots and that is the little plastic condiment cup. But of course, I had to spiff those up a bit. So the idea of adding the chocolate chew candy and some green frosting worked really well in my opinion. In fact, when served at a party, more people went to the cups than the molds.
To make these fun jelly shots:
Pour water in a saucepan, sprinkle with gelatin. Allow gelatin to soak for a few minutes. Heat over very low heat until gelatin is dissolved, stirring constantly (approximately 5 minutes).
Combine yogurt, pumpkin puree, spices, food coloring and simple syrup in a medium sized bowl.
Pour the water/gelatin mix over it and whisk until fully combined. Stir in the vodka.
Pour into the molds.
Or pour into the condiment cups. Let sit in the refrigerator until fully set up. This usually takes a few hours.
Add a chocolate chew candy and green frosting to finalize the jelly shot cup. If molds were used, remove and place on a serving plate. Add pumpkin vines and leaves for a full pumpkin effect.
Make sure to add Pumpkin Pie Jelly Shots to your fall festivities!!!
Peabody loves ice hockey (she plays!) and all things baking! Check out her great stuff at her blog site Culinary Concoctions by Peabody and her Tablespoon profile. Keep an eye out for what she can do with party food!