Booze Bites: Irish Car Bomb Jell-O Shots
Chewable beer bite? Sure, you probably associate that phrase with a less-than-pleasant experience, something that might have involved hanging out a car door window like a dog on a drive. Luckily, we’re here to supplant that memory with a chewable beer bite you can enjoy. Let’s talk Irish Car Bomb Jell-shots.
No more worries of having to invoke those college days when you had guzzle this drink quickly just to avoid the curdle. No, we’ve grown up, we can self-moderate and we can do so gracefully with a treat that won’t leave guzzling trails at the corner of our mouths.
*To make this fun treat we we used two types of molds. The layered Jell-o shot on the right is made using a mini muffin pan. To acheive the shot-in-the-glass look like the ones on the left we used this mold found here.
Irish Car Bomb Jell-o Shots
- 16 oz. Guinness Stout beer, divided use
- 5 envelopes of Knox gelatin, divided use
- 3oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 3oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
- Lightly mold with non-stick spray and then gently wipe away any excess. Only a very small amount is needed.
- Pour 12 oz. of Guinness into a shallow dish, making sure to pour gently to cause as little head as possible, then sprinkle 4 envelopes of gelatin on top. Set aside and allow gelatin to bloom for two minutes.
- Transfer mixture to the saucepan and heat over lowest setting until gelatin bloom melts and no lumps are visible, mixture will resemble syrup. Transfer mixture to a heat proof bowl and combine with remaining Guinness . To layer the Jell-o shot, split Guinness mixture in half. Using one half pour mixture into form a quarter of the way up.
- Chill for 5-10 minutes until solidified.
- In the meantime, pour Baileys and whiskey into a bowl and sprinkle remaining envelope of gelatin on top. Set aside for gelatin to bloom for two minutes.
- Transfer Bailey’s-whiskey mixture to a saucepan and heat over lowest setting. Drop one to two ice cubes into mixture to cool. Pour mixture on top of Guinness layer and chill for 5-10 minutes.
- Pour remaining half of Guinness mixture on top of Bailey’s and whiskey layer.
- To remove, press finger into center of Jell-o shot and using an offset spatula or butter knife gently pop out Jell-o shot.
- To prevent the mixtures from solidifying while waiting for layers, gently stir mixture every now and again.
- Shots can be made 1 day in advance.