Marisa Chafetz

Vodka • Sweet
Conversation Heart Jello Shots

Whether you like the way they taste or not, little candy Conversation Hearts are a vitally important part of Valentine’s Day. They have the power to politely ask for a hug or tell someone you love them without using your words. These Jello Shots look just like the Valentine’s original, thanks this silicone heart mold, some condensed milk and single drops of food coloring that perfectly match the pastel hues of the chalky candies. Even better, this sweet, jiggly take on Conversation Hearts improves their taste, texture and ability to make you a little tipsy. They require more effort than your average Jello Shot—you need to carefully remove them from their mold and take care when writing on each one—but the results are well worth it. Whip up a batch for your V-Day party or just for you and your special someone. Hugs and kisses are sure to follow.

The Essentials

Unflavored Gelatin
Sweetened Condensed Milk
The Details
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3 packets gelatin
1.5 cups Vodka
.5 cups lemonade
.5 cups Raspberry Lemonade
.5 cups limeade
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
Yellow Food Coloring
red food coloring
Green Food Coloring


  • In a pot, bring the lemonade to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle a packet of gelatin over top, letting it bloom for 1 minute.
  • Add half a cup of vodka, 1 tablespoon of condensed milk and 1 drop of yellow food coloring.
  • Whisk vigorously for 4 minutes, ensuring gelatin is completely dissolved
    Set the silicone heart mold tray on a rimmed baking sheet (NOTE: If you don’t do this, it will be impossible to transport your shots to the fridge.)
  • Pour the mixture into the silicone heart molds (the recipe should fill 20 of the 25 folds completely).
  • Refrigerate for 2.5 hours until set.
  • Remove the shots from the molds and write a message on each heart with the gel. (NOTE: Write on the side facing out in the mold as it will be drier and easier to decorate.)
  • Repeat the process using green food coloring with the limeade and red food coloring with the raspberry lemonade.