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Pumpkin Jello Shots (Easy Pumpkin Pie Jello Shots)

These Pumpkin Pie Jello Shots are the perfect addition to any party this fall. 

Whether you are having the gang over for Friendsgiving or celebrating the holiday with family, this simple recipe can make any get-together fun.

You get the fantastic fall flavor of pumpkin pie with the traditional addition of whipped cream on top.

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Pumpkin Jello Shots 

pumpkin jello shots

Make up a batch of these pumpkin pie jello shots ahead of time and they will be a fantastic treat for your guests. Serve them with a fall cocktail like this Apple Pie Moscow Mule  for a really fun seasonal treat.

Although the full recipe only fills about 14 jello shot cups, you can make a big batch by multiplying the recipe. Just be sure to multiply the cups of water as well as the alcohol so you don’t make your guests too tipsy. 

You can also use the larger 5.5oz  jello cups like I did and you will get about 7 shots out of this recipe. 

Ingredients needed: 

pumpkin jello shots ingredients

These are the simple ingredients you need for this yummy jello shot recipe. For full step-by-step instructions, scroll down to our recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 envelope packages Knox gelatin
  • Cinnamon
  • Boiling water
  • Cold water
  • Rum


  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon or Pumpkin pie spice

How To Make Pumpkin Pie Jello Shots 

In a pan, add in 2 cups water and pumpkin puree. Bring to a low boil. Whisk in three tablespoons of  sweetened condensed milk.

how to make pumpkin pie jello shots

Make the Jello: In a bowl, add in the two packages of gelatin.

how to make pumpkin jello shots

Add in hot water mixture from the pan and whisk well.

pumpkin jello shot recipe

Add the alcohol: Whisk in one cup rum and one cup cold water. 

Fill the cups: Next, pour the jello mixture into small shot party cups and chill for three hours or more. 

how to make pumpkin pie jello shots

Serve: Once set when ready to serve top with whipped topping and cinnamon.

pumpkin jello shots recipe

Recipe variations:

Pumpkin Pie jello: For a different twist, use pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon

Pumpkin Spice Latte Jello shots: Use Knox gelatin, pumpkin pie spice and cold brew coffee

Non-alcoholic Pumpkin Jello shots: Use an extra cup of cold water instead of  rum.  

Use Vodka instead of rum: If you prefer, you can substitute the rum for vodka 1:1 in this recipe

How To Serve Your Pumpkin Jello Shots

Pumpkin pie jello shots

Instead of your basic jello shots, these tasty shots will be a huge hit at your next holiday party. 

You can serve these in the traditional two-ounce shot cups or try one of these awesome serving ideas:

  • Make your Jello in a large pie dish then “slice” it into shots.
  • Serve the pumpkin spice jello shots in little Jack O’Lantern pudding cups. 
  • Even easier, why not use your favorite molds for jello shots instead of the little cups? 
  • Top each shot with a mini candy pumpkin instead of fruit. 
  • Or you could top each with a teensy slice of pumpkin pie
  • These go great with a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

Jello Shots Frequently asked questions

How many jello shots get you drunk?

4 jello shots as made in this recipe is the equivalent of 1 shot of alcohol.

How long will jello shots last in fridge?

You can keep the jello shots in the fridge without the whipped cream topping for about 3 days. 

What happens if you put too much alcohol in jello shots?

If you put too much alcohol in these jello shots, they will not set so be careful not to overdo it. 

Can I use other liquors besides rum?

Absolutely. Some of the other ideas that are popular choices include vodka, tequila and Cinnamon schnapps. 

Or you can go with the old favorite of Amaretto, which tastes like sweet almonds. For a lighter liquor, you can use any flavor of wine. You do not have to stick with strong liquors. 

pumpkin jello shots
Yield: 7 shots

Pumpkin Jello Shots

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

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

Treat your guests to something different this Thanksgiving with these delicious dessert like Jello cups. Make with or without alcohol so everyone can enjoy.


  • 7 oz. (half a can) pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 packages plain gelatin
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup Rum
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Cinnamon for topping


  1. In a pan, add in 2 cups water and pumpkin puree. Bring to a low boil. Whisk in three tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk.
  2. In a bowl, add in two packages of the gelatin. Add in the hot water mixture and whisk well.
  3. Whisk in one cup rum and one cup cold water.
  4. Pour into containers and place into the fridge for 24 hours.
  5. Once set when ready to serve top with whipped topping and cinnamon.
  6. Serve immediately once topped!


  1. You can use 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.
  3. To make non-alcoholic versions of these pumpkin pie jello shots, just use 1 extra cup of cold water instead of the cup of rum

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