Rotten Pumpkin Jello Shots may look like a pumpkin gone wrong, but they taste like the best pumpkin pie ever!
I have a big crush on butterscotch. It’s been my favorite pudding as long as I can remember. Yes, I totally like chocolate too, but butterscotch? I melt. It’s such a great flavor for fall too. Better yet it goes great with pumpkin. I’ve been wanting to make a butterscotch pumpkin pie forever, but today I did one better. I made a butterscotch pumpkin pie jello shot!
Not quite what you expected? Good! Because unique jello shots are the name of the game! I’m all about fun Halloween drinks and cocktails to surprise and delight your friends! The butterscotch pudding in these shots makes a great orange-y layer, and a little black “rot” on top makes them perfect for Halloween! But don’t worry, that’s black layer is pumpkin pie vodka bring your fall flavor crush to life! Now, since these are pudding based shots, they can be a little tricky to get out of the cup in one go. I 100% recommend using EZ-Squeeze cups for this recipe. The cups collapse on themselves so you can suck everything out the first time.
- 1 (3.4-ounce) package instant butterscotch pudding mix
- 2 cups cold milk
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- ¼ cup cold water
- ½ cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ cup pumpkin pie vodka (like Pinnacle)
- Black gel food coloring
- 16 two ounce plastic cups with lids
- 1 toothpick
- Place all 16 plastic cups on a baking sheet or on your serving plate, for easy transport. Leave the lids off the cups.
- Place the pudding powder in a mixing bowl. Add milk and whisk for 1 to 2 minutes, or until completely dissolved.
- Pour the pudding into each of the plastic cups, filling them about ⅔ of the way full.
- Transfer the cups to the refrigerator and chill for 15 mins, or until the pudding has set up.
- Place gelatin in a medium mixing bowl and pour cold water over the top. Stir and let sit for 2 minutes.
- Once the gelatin has completely absorbed into the cold water, pout the boiling water over the gelatin and whisk until the gelatin is dissolved.
- Add the sugar and vodka. Whisk to combine.
- Dip the toothpick into the black food coloring and then into the gelatin mixture. Whisk to distribute the food color.
- Pour the black jello into the plastic cups, filling them the rest of the way.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours , or until the shots are set. Cover with plastic lids.