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Bahama Mama Jello Shots

You can’t beat the fruity, island flavors of Bahama Mama Jello Shots, made with coconut rum and peach schnapps. Their beautiful pinkish-orange color brightens up every party!

A close up photo of bahama mama jello shots alongside a pineapple and a bottle of parrot bay and peach schnapps

Easy Bahama Mama Jello Shot Recipe

Like all Jello shots, this recipe for Bahama Mamas definitely brings the party! But what makes these truly special is the nostalgic flavor of peach schnapps blended with smooth coconut rum. It’s a winning combination and makes you feel like you’re on a mini island vacation.

This recipe makes it really easy to customize your booze level. You can easily swap out some or most of the alcohol for different juices to adjust the flavor as well.

Need more ideas for fun summer Jello Shots? I’ve got you covered! Here are a few of our favorites: Hennessy Jello Shots for an unexpected kick of brandy, Pina Colada Jello Shots for more island flavor, Watermelon Jello Shots for a fun and fruity flavor, and of course, Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots, beautiful layered shots that taste amazing!

What’s a Bahama Mama?

Imagine taking a sip of a perfect Pina Colada. Now, imagine that Pina Colada has a fruity taste. That’s what it’s like when you drink a Bahama Mama Cocktail. With just the perfect amount of fruity sweetness, a Bahama Mama combines orange and pineapple juice, white rum, coconut rum, and a touch of grenadine. Our Jello shot version uses peach schnapps for a delicious peachy kick!

Jello Shot Essentials

We make a LOT of jello shots around here. It’s our favorite thing to make for any party or gathering. After much trial and error, here are our must-have tools for making jello shots.

  • Condiment cups – Unless you have a large stash of shot glasses, you’ll want to make your jello shots in condiment cups. Most jello shots are made in 2 ounce condiment cups but if you want the shots to go further, you can use 1 ounce condiment cups instead.
  • Sauce pan – You’ll want to use a decent, non-stick saucepan for preparing your jello shots. We like this one.
  • Baster – A baster is my secret to easily filling the jello shot cups, without making a mess!
  • Measuring cups – To ensure you’re adding the right amount of water and liquor, you’ll want a decent measuring cup as well.
A photo of the ingredients and utensils to make bahama mama jello shots

Bahama Mama Jello Shots Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make these amazing Bahama Mama jello shots with watermelon jello.

  • Coconut rum – This is what gives the shot its true island flavor and vibe.
  • Peach schnapps – I love peach schnapps and enjoy how the peach flavors blend with the coconut. You can also use white rum (for a more classic Bahama Mama), or even replace it with juice.
  • Water – You need boiling water for this recipe.
  • Watermelon jello – You can substitute other varieties, but I love how watermelon Jello tastes in this recipe.
  • Condiment cups – If you’re taking your shots to a party, make sure you have lids!
Pouring coconut rum into a pot to make bahama jello shots

How to Make Bahama Mama Jello Shots

Like most Jello shots, this recipe is fairly simple. Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Get the cups ready. Bring water to a boil in a pot or kettle and measure out 1 1/2 cups.
  • Prepare the jello shot mixture. Pour the water into the watermelon Jello in a large mixing bowl. Add in 1 cup of coconut rum and stir. Next, stir in 1/2 cup of peach schnapps.
  • Put the mixture in cups and refrigerate. Transfer the mixture to condiment cups and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, or until set.
  • Serve. Cheers!

Jello Shot Essentials

Here are a few of our must-haves for making jello shots. While some of these are optional, they will definitely make the process easier!

  • Condiment cups – Unless you have a large stash of shot glasses, you’ll want to make your jello shots in condiment cups. Most jello shots are made in 2 ounce condiment cups but if you want the shots to go further, you can use 1 ounce condiment cups instead.
  • Sauce pan – You’ll want to use a decent, non-stick saucepan for preparing your jello shots. We like this one.
  • Baster – A baster is my secret to easily filling the jello shot cups, without making a mess!
  • Measuring cups – To ensure you’re adding the right amount of water and liquor, you’ll want a decent measuring cup as well.
Eight condiment cups with bahama mama jello mix on a white chopping board alongside a pot with the mixture and pineapple

Tips for Making Coconut Rum Jello Shots

Making Jello Shots with Coconut Rum isn’t difficult, but like all Jello shots, there are some tips for making sure these come out perfectly every time.

  • Make sure your water is boiling and use it right away. If your water cools down too much, your Jello won’t fully dissolve. This will affect both the flavor and the consistency of your Jello shots.
  • Don’t add too much liquor. While you can play around with the different types of alcohol used, keep in mind that if you increase the amount too much, the jello shots won’t set as well.
  • These are pretty strong Jello shots. I don’t recommend adding more alcohol, but of course, to each their own!
  • Use a good quality coconut rum. I really like Malibu because it provides the smoothest flavor but any brand works.

Garnishes for Coconut Rum Jello Shots

Here are some ways you can dress up your shots before you serve them!

  • Add a dollop or squirt of whipped cream on top
  • Add a small chunk of pineapple to the top
  • Place a fuzzy peach on the top
  • Use other fruit like lime slices, orange slices, or maraschino cherries on top
Photo of a hand holding a bahama mama jello shot

How to Store

Store your Bahama Mama Jello Shots in the fridge with lids on your condiment cups. I don’t suggest storing jello shots in the freezer, but these will last 3-4 days in the fridge.

You can freeze your Jello shots after they’ve set. I don’t recommend freezing them while they’re still setting as the water can freeze and it will ruin your shots. If you freeze them, keep lids on the condiment cups or covered them firmly with plastic wrap. Let them thaw in the fridge before serving.

Can I Make Jello Shots with Coconut Rum Ahead?

Absolutely! Jello Shots made with Coconut Rum will last in the fridge for a few days, so if you make these a day or two ahead of a party, they’ll still be perfectly delicious.

Recipe Variations

This recipe for Bahama Mama Jello Shots can be easily customized for your liking. Don’t like watermelon? No problem! Not a peach schnapps fan? We’ve got you covered. Here’s how you can change it up:

  • Watermelon Jello – Instead of making Bahama mama Jello shots with watermelon jello, you can swap out the watermelon Jello for strawberry for a sweeter taste
  • Peach schnapps – If you’re not a fan, you can use white rum instead. You can also replace some or all of the schnapps with juice instead. Try orange or pineapple. This will cut down on the alcohol content and provide an extra fruity flavor, too.
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Bahama Mama Jello Shots

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You can't beat the fruity, island flavors of Bahama Mama Jello Shots, made with coconut rum and peach schnapps. Their beautiful pinkish-orange color brightens up every party!

  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 Cup Coconut Rum
  • 1/2 Cup Peach Schnapps.
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • Watermelon Jello
  • Condiment Cups

Instructions

  1. Bring 1 1/2 Cups of water to a boil.
  2. Pour in the watermelon Jello.
  3. Add 1 Cup of coconut rum.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup peach schnapps.
  5. Transfer to condiment cups.
  6. Refrigerate until solid.
  7. Cheers!

Notes

Making Jello Shots with Coconut Rum isn't difficult, but like all Jello shots, there are some tips for making sure these come out perfectly every time.

  • Make sure your water is boiling and use it right away. If your water cools down too much, your Jello won't fully dissolve. This will affect both the flavor and the consistency of your Jello shots.
  • Don't add too much liquor. While you can play around with the different types of alcohol used, keep in mind that if you increase the amount too much, the jello shots won't set as well.
  • These are pretty strong Jello shots. I don't recommend adding more alcohol, but of course, to each their own!
  • Use a good quality coconut rum. I really like Malibu because it provides the smoothest flavor but any brand works.
  • Author: sky
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Additional Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Jello Shots
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 66
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 107
  • Fat: 3
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 6
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 2

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