Pink Starburst Jello Shots

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Starburst Jello Shots turn everyone’s favorite chewy candies into a fun and delicious Jello shot. These crowd-pleasing boozy pink treats are the perfect way to liven up your next party!

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Pink starburst candy in plastic cups on a counter.

Fans of Starburst candies will love these pretty pink Starburst Jello shots. They have all the delicious strawberry flavor of the candies, with a boozy kick of vodka that will make any party more fun.

With just three ingredients, these candy-flavored Jello shots are super easy to make, and their vibrant pink color and candy garnish will look great on any party table. Perfect for any gathering, they’re way more fun and delicious than your average shot.

Pink-themed Jello shots are sure to be a hit for a Barbie movie night, a bachelorette party or your next girl’s night. It’s the best way I know of to take your fun to a whole new level!

Pink starburst in plastic cups on a marble table.

Why We Love This Recipe

Tastes Like Candy – These Starburst Jello shots taste just like everyone’s favorite candy. But now we’ve put that great strawberry Starburst flavor into a fun and boozy party treat.

Easy – These are so easy to make and a fun way to get any celebration started.

Budget Friendly – Jello powder and Starburst candies are fairly inexpensive, and you can get a few batches of these treats out of a single bottle of vodka. This is a great choice when you’re on a budget and need a crowd-pleasing party treat.

Ingredients

Pink starburst jello ingredients.
  • Strawberry Starburst Jello mix
  • Water, divided
  • Vodka
  • Starburst candies
  • Plastic Jello cups

How to Make Pink Starburst Jello Shots

Step 1: Bring 1 ½ cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.

Step 2: Remove the boiling water from the heat. In the saucepan or a large mixing bowl, whisk in the Starburst Jello mix. Be sure the gelatin has dissolved completely.

Step 3: Add ½ cup cold water and stir again. Note: If you want your shots to set faster, you can substitute ice (about 3/4 cup) for the water.

A person pouring jello into a pan.
A person pouring clear liquid into a pan with a whisk.

Step 4: Add 1 cup of vodka and whisk to combine.

Step 5: Place 12 plastic shot cups on a baking sheet. Divide the Jello mixture evenly between them.

A person pouring clear liquid into a measuring cup.
A tray of pink jello shots on a baking sheet.

Step 6: Move the cups to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours. Just before you’re ready to serve, top each shot with a piece of candy.

A group of pink jello shots on a counter.

Tips & Tricks

  • Transfer the gelatin mixture from the pot to a measuring cup with a pouring spout to fill your shot cups easily. You’ll also want to place the cups on a baking sheet so it’s easy to move them to the refrigerator.
  • Don’t place the Starburst candy on too soon or it may sink to the bottom.
  • If you don’t have the candy, you can simply garnish these shots with whipped cream or Cool Whip.
  • We made this recipe with plain vodka but you could also try strawberry, vanilla, or whipped cream flavored vodka. You could even use pink lemonade vodka. The tart flavor from the pink lemonade goes great with the strawberry Jello flavor.
  • Make Starburst Jello shots with different flavors of Starburst gelatin. Try some different varieties like blue raspberry, watermelon or cherry.
A group of pink shots on a table next to a bottle of liquor.

How Can I Make Jello Shots Set Faster

In a hurry? Instead of cold water, pour in 3/4 cup of ice cubes and stir until dissolved. This will help the Jello shots set up quicker. You can also chill your vodka in the freezer until you’re ready to use it.

Can I Freeze Jello Shots?

No, it’s not a great idea to try to freeze your shots as they may form a layer of ice on top and the texture won’t be the same once they’re thawed.

How Do I Store Starburst Jello Shots?

Store covered or in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll taste best if consumed within 1-2 days, but they can last for up to 5 days if you want to make your shots ahead of time.

Pink jello shots on a white counter.

More Jello Shot Recipes

Looking for more ways to add fun to your next party? If you liked these pink Jell-o shots, you’ll want to check these out too!

starburst jello shots.
4.98 from 40 votes

Starburst Jello Shots


Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
These Starburst Jello shots turn everyone's favorite chewy candies into a fun and delicious Jello shot. It's the perfect way to liven up your next party!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Bring 1 ½ cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove the boiling water from the heat and whisk in the Starburst Jello mix.
    1 box Pink Starburst jello mix
  • Add ½ cup cold water and stir again.
    2 cups water
  • Add 1 cup of vodka and stir to combine.
    1 cup vodka
  • Divide the Jello mixture evenly between 12 (2 ounce) plastic shot cups.
  • Move the cups to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours. Top each shot with a Starburst candy just before serving.
    12 Pink Starburst candies

Notes

Be sure you don’t add too much vodka. We know it’s tempting but it could keep your Jello shots from setting properly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 0.05IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.01mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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