Conversation Heart Jello Shots

Marisa Chafetz

Whether you like the way they taste or not, little candy Conversation Hearts are a vitally important part of Valentine’s Day. They have the power to politely ask for a hug or tell someone you love them without using your words. These Jello Shots look just like the Valentine’s original, thanks this silicone heart mold, some condensed milk and single drops of food coloring that perfectly match the pastel hues of the chalky candies. Even better, this sweet, jiggly take on Conversation Hearts improves their taste, texture and ability to make you a little tipsy. They require more effort than your average Jello Shot—you need to carefully remove them from their mold and take care when writing on each one—but the results are well worth it. Whip up a batch for your V-Day party or just for you and your special someone. Hugs and kisses are sure to follow.

Conversation Heart Jello Shots

FLAVOR PROFILE
Dry
STRENGTH
DIFFICULTY
intermediate

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 packets Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1.5 cups Vodka
  • .5 cups Lemonade
  • .5 cups Raspberry Lemonade
  • .5 cups Limeade
  • 3 tablespoons Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Green Food Coloring

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

In a pot, bring the lemonade to a boil.

Step two

Remove from heat and sprinkle a packet of gelatin over top, letting it bloom for 1 minute.

Step three

Add half a cup of vodka, 1 tablespoon of condensed milk and 1 drop of yellow food coloring.

Step four

Pour the mixture into the silicone heart molds (the recipe should fill 20 of the 25 folds completely).

Step five

Refrigerate for 2.5 hours until set.

Step six

Remove the shots from the molds and write a message on each heart with the gel. (NOTE: Write on the side facing out in the mold as it will be drier and easier to decorate.)

Step seven

Repeat the process using green food coloring with the limeade and red food coloring with the raspberry lemonade.

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