These jello shots made with Malibu Coconut Rum are delicious, easy to make, and will make you feel like you’re lounging on a tropical beach in no time!
What Is Malibu Rum?
Malibu is the most popular coconut-flavored rum in the world. Technically speaking though, it’s actually a liqueur instead of a rum because it’s only 21% ABV.
It originated in Curaçao, which is a lesser Antilles island in the Caribbean, but when it became popular, production moved to Barbados.
Bartenders loved it because it provided an easy way to make Pina Coladas, and it’s always been a go-to spirit for tropical drinks.
Malibu original is coconut-flavored, but there are many flavors of Malibu nowadays including mango, tropical banana, and passion fruit.
How To Make Malibu Jello Shots
You make Malibu jello shots the same way you would make any other jello shot, so it’s super easy!
While recipes can vary, the most common way of making jello shots is the following:
- Combine 1 3oz package of jello with 1 cup of boiling water and stir until the jello dissolves
- Pour in a 1/2 cup of cold water and a 1/2 cup of Malibu to the jello mixture
- Stir until combined, then pour into shot cups
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until the shots are firm
This will make 12-16 shots depending on how strong your pours are.
The following jello shot recipes use this method or variations of this method, but you can take lot of creative liberties when making jello shots.
Ultimately, the only real rules are 1. you need to have equal parts boiling liquid and cold liquid so it mixes and freezes properly and 2. you don’t want to boil the Malibu because it would boil out the alcohol.
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10 Best Jello Shots Made With Malibu Rum
Berry Blue Malibu Jello Shots Recipe
To start us off, we have the easiest Malibu jello shot of all time! It only requires two ingredients: Berry Blue jello and Malibu Rum.
These are perfect if you're pressed for time or if you just want a simple, tasty, tropical shot for a party.
Pina Colada Jello Shots
Who doesn't love a good Pina Colada?! I've personally never turned one down, and I would love to try one in the form of a jello shot.
For the recipe, you need a package of JELL-O island pineapple gelatin, a cup of pineapple juice, and a cup of Malibu. Add some pineapple or a cherry on top for a fun garnish and enjoy!
Malibu Barbie Jello Shots
This jello shot is pretty in pink and perfect for bachelorette parties or a girl's night out!
It's made with Malibu, peach jello, and Pink Kinky liqueur, which is vodka infused with mango, passionfruit and blood orange.
So it's basically as if Barbie were to transform into a jello shot, and who wouldn't want to drink that?
Lime Coconut Jello Shots
This shot sounds like a miniature, boozy coconut key lime pie! Ingredients include lime jello, Malibu, coconut water, lemon lime soda (like Sprite), and sweetened coconut for the garnish.
As the song says, just put the lime in the coconut and drink em both up! Well... there are a few more steps involved, but that's the gist of it.
Coconut Mojito Jello Shots
If you're looking for a fancy jello shot that will impress your friends, this would do the job and then some.
In the recipe, you make two separate layers: a Mojito layer with unflavored jello, lime juice, mint, white rum, and cream of coconut, and a coconut layer with unflavored jello, Malibu, milk, and more cream of coconut.
The result is a show-stopping jello shot that looks as good as it tastes!
Coconut Raspberry Mojito Jello Shooters
Here's another Mojito-inspired jello shot that's much easier to make but just as delicious.
For this one, you need Malibu, raspberry puree, plain gelatin, sugar, and mint leaves for garnish. It's fruity, sweet, and perfect for the summertime!
Tropical Red, White and Blue Jello Shots
These are without a doubt the quintessential 4th of July jello shot! This recipe adds a twist to the typical red white and blue jello shot by putting Malibu in every single color layer for an extra tropical taste.
The blue layer uses Berry Blue Jello, the white uses Instant Coconut Cream Pudding Mix and milk, and the red uses Strawberry Jello. Add Malibu to each and you have a tasty, festive jello shot!
Watermelon Malibu Jello Shots
Here's another incredibly simple jello shot that would be fantastic in the summer!
It only requires two ingredients: watermelon jello and Malibu. So there's really no excuse not to make these for your next backyard BBQ or pool party.
Long Island Iced Tea Jello Shots
If you want a jello shot that will really get the party going, give these Long Island Iced Tea shots a try!
Long Island Iced Tea is a cocktail made with almost every type of alcohol imaginable and a splash of coke.
This shot follows a traditional recipe but jello-fies it. Non-alcoholic ingredients are coke, sugar, plain gelatin, and lemon. For alcohol, you need Malibu, white rum, tequila, and vodka.
Just like the cocktail, somehow all of the flavors meld together to the point where you don't really taste the alcohol. It's enough to make you believe in magic.
Miami Vice Jello Shots
The Miami Vice is one of the all-time best tropical mixed drinks. If you're not familiar with it, it's mixture of frozen Pina Colada and frozen Strawberry Daiquiri. Truly the best of both worlds.
This jello shot stays true to the drink recipe and involves making a Pina Colada layer with condensed milk and plain gelatin, and a Daiquiri layer with strawberry jello.
Add plain rum, pineapple rum, and Malibu rum to each layer and you have yourself one of the most crowd-pleasing jello shots ever!
Which of theses Malibu shots caught your eye? They all have me dreaming of warm weather, but I might just have to make a batch of the Long Island Iced Tea shots to warm me up since it’s only January 😂
Do you have a favorite jello shot recipe that uses Malibu? If so, let me know in the comment section below!