Boozy Peppermint Mocha Jello Shots

Want a holiday dessert and cocktail in one? Actually forget want, you need this Jello shot!  It’s like a Peppermint Martini meets a Starbuck’s Peppermint Mocha. To make this boozey holiday dessert, I used both Peppermint Schnapps and Kahlua’s Peppermint Mocha, along with some grated Andes Peppermint candy, for added flavor, a little texture and a bit of aesthetic appeal.

Peppermint Mocha Jello Shot

You know it and I know it-I’m a bit crazy for Peppermint this holiday season. But guess who came up with this holiday Jello shot idea? Matt, Mr. Non-foodie himself, I was shocked-still am.  It isn’t that he’s not capable of being creative, but creative and food are two words that do not go in the same sentence when it comes to his palate.

There you have it Bakers Royale’s first collaborative recipe from husband and wife. We love it and hope you will too.

A few notes:

  • For the gelatin I used Knorr.  For the peppermint creamer portion, I used Coffee Mate’s Peppermint Mocha.
  • If you can’t find Kahlua’s Peppermint Mocha (seasonal), I would recommend replacing that portion with Godiva’s White Chocolate instead of using all Peppermint Schnapps, as the Jello shots will be too peppermint-y otherwise.
  • The molds I used to make the Jello shots are Wilton’s Brownie Bite pan and a mini Bundt candy mold from Bake it Pretty found here.
  • Alternately, you can skip the mold(s) and use an 8×8 pan. Once chilled use a slightly grease knife and cut into squares.
  • Total aside – Wouldn’t that shot above look so much better with a red striped liner rather than gold? Ah well, I didn’t have any red ones on hand.

Peppermint Mocha Jello Shots

Makes approximately 18 oz. | Preparation: Lightly spray mold with bake spray then gently wipe it down with a paper towel (a little non-stick spray goes a long way when it comes to Jello shots).


  • 3 gelatin envelopes
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup of Peppermint creamer
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ Kahlua’s Peppermint Mocha
  • ¼ Peppermint Schnapps
  • 8-10 Peppermint Andes, grated


  1. Place ½ cup of water in a small saucepan and sprinkle gelatin on top. Let gelatin soften and bloom in water for two minutes.
  2. Once the gelatin has bloomed, place saucepan over low heat and stir until gelatin has completely dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add Peppermint creamer and sweetened condensed milk into gelatin mixture; stir to combine. Add in Kahlua’s Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Schnapps; stir to combine. Add in grated Peppermint Andes; stir to combine. Pour mixture into mold and chill for at least 45-60 minutes.
  4. To remove Jello shots firmly press finger in the center until Jello shot pulls away from the side walls of mold. Then use an offset icing spatula, gently guide Jello shot out of mold. Place shots on a plate or in mini cupcake liners to serve.
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27 Responses to “Boozy Peppermint Mocha Jello Shots”

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    Mary @ Bake Break — December 19, 2011 @ 5:41 am

    Wow, those look incredible! Great post!


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    Jennifer — December 19, 2011 @ 6:01 am

    Are you serious?? This is definitely my favorite of all your peppermint desserts.


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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — December 19, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    minty kahlua, andes mints, sweetened condensed jello shot form!!! I love this. Oh wow…I want one of these now!


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    Ann P. — December 19, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    how awesome!! I love your boozy treats. :)


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    sweetsugarbelle — December 19, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    You are so angry amazing! These are beautiful! Beautiful! Wow…


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    Vanessa — December 19, 2011 @ 12:12 pm



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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 19, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    These are so fun! Love this idea :)


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    Blog is the New Black — December 19, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    These are awesome!!!


  9. #
    sara — December 19, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    Yum! These look so fun and delicious! :)


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    Becca — December 19, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    These are incredible!


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    Kristen — December 19, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    You and Matt have created something quite beautiful! Love this idea.


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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 19, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    omg great idea!


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    nicole {sweet peony} — December 19, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

    these are so awesome!!! and very, very pretty :)


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    Carolyn — December 20, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    Wow, Naomi. These blow my mind. I think of jello shots as so “college” and “sophomoric”, but not these ones!


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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — December 20, 2011 @ 1:12 am

    Good job Matt! I haven’t had a jello shot in such a long time. These are a nice grown up version.


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    Merius — December 20, 2011 @ 2:19 am

    These look amazing and I’m planning to try them for a party I have been invited to in the next week. One question though, the measurements on the Kahlua and Schnapp’s… those are 1/2 and 1/4 cup? Just says the number part.


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    Rachel (teacher-chef) — December 20, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    I love Jello Jiggler Shots and this one sounds amazing – nothing better than that chocolate/mint combo… I will have to add some of these ingredients to tomorrow’s shopping list!


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    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — December 20, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    What a great idea!


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    Leah — December 20, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    To answer your question…no. I don’t think they would have looked better on red…matter of fact, using the liners you did creates an extremely elegant little package. It’s that photo that caught my eye – enough to make me follow through to the recipe. Which is bloody brilliant by the way. :) Merry Christmas to you and Matt.


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    Wenderly — December 21, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    Those are exquisite!


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    Diane {Created by Diane} — December 21, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    Oh my these look great!!!


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    Emjay — May 25, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    Hi there, I don’t know if you’re still able to take questions on these, but you say ‘peppermint creamer’ – do you mean, peppermint-flavoured coffee creamer?

    Also, as the other person mentioned above, the liquor quantities don’t have units – I’m guessing it’s cups, but I’d rather be certain. :)


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    Di — December 13, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    Attempted!! While stirring mixture, it started to gel up quickly. Couldn’t pour, so spooned it in and is lumpy and not smooth. Think all the cold liquids added sped it up too fast. Waiting to taste them and hopefully they settle some and smooth out.


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    Alex — November 4, 2014 @ 1:42 pm

    How long will these keep in the refrigerator after making?


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    Linda — December 12, 2014 @ 5:54 am

    I’m going to make these for our Holiday Party this year. Quick question … Why 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water? Instructions only account for the 1/2 cup. Thanks so much!


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