Pineapple Upside Down Cake Jello Shots

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These Pineapple Upside Down Cake Jello shots are a fun and boozy party treat with the flavor of an indulgent dessert. They’re sure to be a hit at all your summer parties.

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Pineapple upside down cake jello shot with cherry

If you love boozy treats that double as dessert, you’ll want to put these pineapple upside-down shots on your summer party menu. These boozy treats are super easy to make, and they taste just like pineapple upside down cake!

Colorful red and yellow layers of pineapple juice, Knox gelatin, grenadine, and whipped cream vodka make these a fun and eye catching treat filled with sweet tropical flavor.

Like our Pina Colada Jello Shots and Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots, these are perfect for all your summer parties, pool days, and patio happy hours. It’s a delicious dessert shot that’s sure to be a hit with your guests!

Jello shots on white plate from above

Why We Love This Recipe

Unique Flavor – The creamy tropical pineapple flavor sets this delicious shot apart from the usual Jello shots.

Great for Parties – With a delicious taste, colorful layers, and a fun boozy kick, this treat is the perfect recipe to get your next party started.

Doubles as a Dessert – With the look and flavor of a pineapple upside down cake, this shot not only makes a great “cocktail” but will satisfy your dessert cravings too!

Ingredients

Ingredients for pineapple upside down cake jello shots
  • Knox gelatin, divided
  • Pineapple juice, divided
  • Grenadine
  • Whipped cream vodka
  • Maraschino cherries for topping
  • 2 oz. plastic cups

How to Make Pineapple Upside Down Cake Jello Shots

Step 1: Place the plastic shot cups on a baking sheet or in a muffin tin. Whisk together ¾ cup pineapple juice and 1 envelope of Knox gelatin in a medium saucepan.

Adding pineapple juice to saucepan

Step 2: Stir in the grenadine and heat the gelatin mixture over medium-low to medium heat until it begins to steam.

Pouring grenadine into pineapple mixture

Step 3: Remove from heat and pour the gelatin into the plastic shot glasses, dividing it evenly between them. Move the cups to the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.

Pouring jello mixture into plastic shot cups

Step 4: In a medium saucepan, whisk 2 cups pineapple juice, 1 cup whipped cream vodka and 3 envelopes of Knox gelatin. Heat over medium-low until just steamy.

Adding Knox gelatin to saucepan

Step 5: Divide the mixture evenly to fill the cups the rest of the way to the top. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 more hours, until set.

Pouring pineapple mixture into jello cups

Step 6: Before serving, cut a small circle in the center of each shot and place a maraschino cherry into it. Enjoy!

Red and yellow jello shots with cherries

Tips & Tricks

  • For a quicker version of this shot, you can use cherry Jello for the bottom layer and pineapple Jello for the top layer.
  • Make sure that the bottom gelatin layer is completely set and has cooled to room temperature before adding the second layer. Otherwise, your colors may run together.
  • Add some whipped topping in place of (or in addition to) the cherries. You can also garnish with pineapple rings or wedges.
  • Spray cooking spray into the cups before filling them to help the Jello mixture slide out easier.
Jello shots on white serving tray
How Do I Store Pineapple Upside Down Jello Shots?

Jello shots should keep in the fridge for about 4-5 days. Cover your shots with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container before storing in the fridge. You can also use shot cups with lids.

Can I Use a Different Type of Alcohol?

Sure – you can use regular vodka, or regular or coconut rum in these shots. Vanilla vodka or cake vodka would also be delicious.

Pineapple upside down jello shots from above

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Jello Shots recipe card
5 from 1 vote

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Jello Shots


Course Appetizer / Party Food, Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chilling time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
These Pineapple Upside Down Cake Jello shots are as pretty as they are delicious. It's a fun and boozy party treat that's always a hit!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Place the plastic shot cups on a baking sheet or in a muffin tin. Whisk together ¾ cup pineapple juice and 1 envelope of Knox gelatin in a medium saucepan.
    2 ¾ cups pineapple juice, 4 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • Stir in the grenadine and heat the gelatin mixture over medium-low to medium heat until it begins to steam.
    ¼ cup grenadine
  • Pour the gelatin into the plastic cups in a thin layer, dividing it evenly between the cups. Move the cups to the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk 2 cups pineapple juice, 1 cup whipped cream vodka and 3 envelopes of Knox gelatin. Heat over medium-low until just steamy.
    2 ¾ cups pineapple juice, 1 cup whipped cream vodka, 4 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • Divide the mixture evenly to fill the cups the rest of the way to the top. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 more hours, until set.
  • Before serving, cut a small circle in the center of each shot and place a maraschino cherry into it. Enjoy!
    Maraschino cherries for topping

Notes

  • Be sure to let the bottom gelatin layer cool completely and set before adding the second layer. Otherwise, your colors may run together.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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