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Easy Shark Jello Shots

These fun shark jello shots are sure to be the hit of your next beach party!

Easy to make and delicious with or without alcohol, these shark attack jello cups are a must for any even where swimming is involved! 

The best thing about these fun treats is that you can make them in advance to avoid rushing right before your guests arrive. 

Easy Shark Jello Shots

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Shark Jello Shots

Shark Jello Shots

 Looking for something fun to serve at your next beach party? 

Maybe you are planning a movie marathon of all the Jaws films and want to have some shark themed foods. 

Look no further than these delicious Shark Attack jello shots!

They go great with our fun Shark Attack Margaritas!

These blue jello cups are not only delicious but they are so easy to make and impressive to look at! 

You can make these fun jello shots with or without alcohol so they are perfect for a kid’s birthday party too! (baby shark anyone?)

Shark Jello Shots Ingredients

Shark Jello Shots Ingredients

These jello shots are so easy to make! I used Blueberry flavored Jell-O but you can use any kind of blue jello you like, fort example, ocean water jello or mixed berries. 

In a pinch, you could also use unflavored clear gelatin and blue food coloring. 

The full recipe fills about 10 jello shot cups, and you can multiple the recipe as needed. 

For full step-by-step instructions, scroll down to our recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Blueberry Jello
  • Water
  • Rum (Malibu Rum tastes great). 
  • Graham Crackers
  • Shark gummy candies

Equipment Needed:

  • 10 2-Ounce Shot Cups with Lids
  • Baking Sheet or tray
  • Glass Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring jug

How To Make Shark Attack Jello Shots

Shark Jello Shots Ingredients

These shots are so easy to make and can be made a day ahead of your party if kept in the fridge. 

The process for making these jello shots is really in two parts.

  1. The ocean
  2. The beach

To Make The Ocean

Boil one cup water. Mix well with the blue Jello powder.

Shark Jello Shots

Whisk in half a cup cold water and half a cup rum of choice.

Pour into jello cups so they are about  and place in fridge for three hours or until set.

To Make The Beach

When you are ready to serve the Jello shots, it is time to add the garnish. 

First, you want to crush your graham crackers into tiny pieces so it resembles “sand”. 

How to make Shark Attack jello shots

The gently spoon it onto the top of the jello cup, making sure to only cover half. 

How to make shark jello shots

Next gently place a gummy shark onto the other side of the jello cup so it looks like it is in the water. 

Shark Jello Shots

Serve immediately. 

Tips For Making Great Jello Shots

Shark Jello Shots Ingredients

  • Do not add your garnish to your shots if you’re not serving them right away. You’ll want to keep lids on your shots and garnish them right before serving. 
  • You can use any rum or alcohol you prefer, just don’t go over half a cup of alcohol per package of jello or it won’t set.  
  • You can keep these in the fridge for up to 5 days, with lids. 
  • To make a non-alcoholic version of these  shark attack jello shots so everyone can enjoy them – just use water instead of the rum. 

Shark Jello Shots

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Shark Jello Shots Ingredients
Yield: 6-8 shots

Shark Attack Jello Shots

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

These fun Shark Jello shots are so easy to make and are perfect for your next pool party.

Treat your guests to something different this summer with these fun ocean themed jello shots.

Make with or without alcohol so everyone can enjoy.


  • 1 Box Blueberry jello
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1.5 cups Rum
  • 5 Graham crackers - crushed
  • 8 Shark gummy candies


  1. Boil one cup water. Mix well with powdered blueberry jello.
  2. Whisk in half a cup cold water and half cup rum of choice.
  3. Pour into the cups and place in fridge for four hours or until set.
  4. When ready to serve top with crushed graham cracker and a gummy shark


  1. You can use Malibu Rum or vodka instead of regular 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 Jello shots, just use 1/2 cup of cold water instead of the cup of rum
  4. Do not add the graham cracker topping until just before serving.

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