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Piña Colada Jello Shots With Malibu Rum

These Piña Colada Jello Shots with Malibu Rum are the perfect way to enjoy a tropical paradise without leaving the comfort of your own home. 

Pineapple juice, rum and coconut are all you need to indulge in a delicious treat that will have everyone asking for seconds!

Pina colada jello shots

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A pina colada is a drink that is made with rum, pineapple juice, and coconut milk.

It is often served with a pineapple wedge or slice.

Pina coladas can be made frozen or on the rocks or you can turn them into jello shots with this recipe! 

Jello shots are great because you can prep them a day ahead and serve them to a crowd.

They make fun appetizers at parties or even desserts if you serve them with ice cream!

Pina Colada Jello Shots Ingredients

Pina Colada Jello Shots Ingredients

This recipe makes 12 -16 jello shots so it is perfect for a crowd.

If you need to make more than that, just double or triple the recipe as needed. 

You’ll need:

  • 2 packages of plain gelatin
  • 2/3 Cup boiling water
  • 1 Cup Pineapple juice
  • 1/3 Cup Malibu Rum
  • Shredded coconut

I made my Jello shots in plastic shot cups with lids but you can also make them in the  larger 5.5 oz jello cups too. 

Pina colada jello shots

How To Make Pina Colada Jello Shots

Step 1

Gather your ingredients and boil your water on the stove.

Add in the gelatin and stir until it is dissolved. 

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Step 2

Mix in the pineapple juice and Malibu Rum

Step 3

Pour into shot cups and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

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Step 5

Top with shredded coconut and a maraschino cherry

Jello shots with malibu rum

Tips For Making The Perfect Jello Shots

1.Using plastic jello cups is the easiest way to make jello shots.

You can find them at the dollar store and they are normally called dressing containers. 

If you don’t want to use single -use plastic, you can also use small glass containers and small spoons too.

Pina colada jello shots
Yield: 12 shots

Pina Colada Jello Shots

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

These delicious Jello shots are so easy to make and are perfect for summer.

Malibu rum gives them a delicious tropical taste and makes them perfect for serving to a crowd at a pool party.


  • 2 packages plain gelatin
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • 1/3 Cup Malibu Rum
  • 2/3 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • Cherries for garnish


  1. Boil the water and add the contents of the gelatin packages and stir for 2 minutes, until the gelatin is dissolved.
  2. Add Malibu rum and pineapple juice and stir
  3. Pour into shot cups and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  4. Top with shredded coconut and a cherry or a cocktail umbrella.


  1. You can use plain white rum or vodka instead of rum if you prefer
  2. You can make these jello shots a day ahead and keep them in the fridge before serving.

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Pina Colada Jello Shots- Variations

I originally wanted to make these jello shots with pineapple jello but unfortunately I could not find it in my local stores.

If you can find it near you, you could use it instead of the gelatin and pineapple juice.

Just prepare according to the jello package instructions use 1/2 cup rum and 1/2 cup of cold water instead of 1 cup cold water. 

Pina colada jello shots


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Pina colada jello shots

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