Carrot Cake Gelly Shots

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Carrot Cake Gelly ShotsRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley

Dessert meets cocktail: Bourbon-y spiced carrot gelatin delivers familiar warming flavors, and creamy vermouth is absolutely the "frosting" on the cake.


Serves 16 (serving size: 2 cubes)


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Carrot layer:
2/3 cup carrot juice
1/3 cup pineapple juice
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon ginger juice (such as The Ginger People)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
2 (1/4-ounce) packets unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup bourbon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Cooking spray
Vermouth cream layer:
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup dry vermouth
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (1/4-ounce) packet unflavored gelatin


Hands-on: 1 Hours
Total: 5 Hours

1. To prepare carrot layer, combine carrot and pineapple juices, 3 tablespoons sugar, honey, ginger juice, cinnamon, and cloves in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Sprinkle 2 packets gelatin over mixture; let stand 1 minute. Increase heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, until gelatin and sugar dissolve.

2. Remove pan from heat; stir in bourbon, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and almond extract. Pour into an 11 x 7-inch glass baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray. Place dish in refrigerator; refrigerate 45 minutes.

3. To prepare cream layer, combine evaporated milk, vermouth, 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, lemon and orange juices, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a saucepan over medium-low heat; sprinkle 1 packet gelatin over mixture. Increase heat to medium; cook until sugar and gelatin dissolve, stirring constantly. Cool 3 minutes. Gently pour vermouth mixture evenly over carrot mixture in dish. Refrigerate 4 hours or until set. Dip bottom of dish in warm water. Using a sharp knife, cut gelatin into 32 equal cubes; carefully remove from dish using a spatula.

Created date

February 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 81
Fat 0.9 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 0.3 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 21 mg
Calcium 33 mg
Sugars 9 g
Est. Added Sugars 7 g