Patriotic Jell-O Cups (non alcoholic)

Get ready to celebrate any patriotic occasion with a delightful treat that’s as festive as it is delicious! Our Patriotic Jell-O Cups are non-alcoholic, making them perfect for family gatherings, picnics, or any summer celebration. This recipe is prepared by our functional medicine Burbank experts at Functional Medicine Los Angeles.

Layered with vibrant red, white, and blue Jell-O, these cups are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike guaranteed by our functional medicine Studio City doctors.

Servings: Makes approximately 40-50 shots when using 1 oz shot glasses.
Prep Time: About 30 minutes (active preparation)
Chill Time: 6-8 hours (including time for each layer to set)

Blue Layer (Bottom):

  1. 1 box of blue Jell-O (e.g., berry blue)
  2. 1 cup boiling water
  3. 1 cup cold water

White Layer (Middle):

  1. 2 packets of unflavored gelatin
  2. ½ cup cold water (for blooming the gelatin)
  3. 1 cup boiling water
  4. 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

Red Layer (Top):

  1. 1 box of red Jell-O (e.g., cherry or strawberry)
  2. 1 cup boiling water
  3. 1 cup cold water

For Garnish:

  1. Whipped cream
  2. Red, white, and blue sprinkles


  1. Blue Layer (Bottom): Dissolve the blue Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water.
  2. Mix in 1 cup cold water.
  3. Pour the mixture into your 1 oz shot glasses, filling up to one-third of the way. Place in the refrigerator to set, about 2-3 hours.
  4. White Layer (Middle): Sprinkle 2 packets of unflavored gelatin over ½ cup of cold water. Let it sit for a few minutes to “bloom.”
  5. Add 1 cup boiling water and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  6. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk until well mixed. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  7. Once the blue layer is set, gently pour the white gelatin mixture over it to fill another third of the glasses. Return to the refrigerator and let set for another 2-3 hours.
  8. Red Layer (Top): Dissolve the red Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water.
  9. Mix in 1 cup cold water.
  10. Once the white layer is set, carefully add the red layer on top, filling up to the top of the glasses. Refrigerate until set, about 2-3 hours or overnight for best results.
  11. Garnish: Just before serving, top each Jell-O shot with a small dollop of whipped cream.
  12. Sprinkle red, white, and blue sprinkles over the whipped cream for a festive finish.

Serve and Enjoy:

Our functional medicine Los Angeles experts advise that before serving, you can top each Jell-O cup with a dollop of whipped cream and a few fresh berries for an extra festive touch. Enjoy your colorful and refreshing Patriotic Jell-O Cups! For more recipes, don’t hesitate to contact our functional medicine doctors.

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