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Vegan Pomegranate Orange Jello Shots

Orange wedges filled with pomegranate flavored gelatin on pomegranate seeds and a white plate

The prettiest, most vegetarian and vegan-friendly jello shots you’ll ever see. Or taste.

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Vegan Pomegranate Orange Jello Shots

Orange wedges filled with pomegranate flavored gelatin on pomegranate seeds and a white plate

Jello fruit slice shots are awesome, but they’re not vegetarian. This version uses agar agar and fruit juice instead of Jello, so it’s veggie-friendly and adult party ready!

  • Author: Oh My Veggies
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 small oranges (halos are great!), halved and insides removed
  • 1 c. pomegranate juice
  • 1tsp. agar agar powder (not flakes)
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c vodka
  • 1/c water

Instructions

  1. Whisk together pomegranate juice, sugar, water, and agar agarΒ powder in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until powder is fully dissolved, continuing to whisk occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat, add vodka slowly, stirring thoroughly
  3. Place orange halves upright in a small plastic container or dish. You want them to fit together snugly, but not be smashed in. Pour juice mixture into orange peels, careful not to over- or under-fill. Allow orange halves to rest on the countertop until almost solidified. (Agar agar is solid at room temperature.)
  4. Once filling is nearly solid, move wedges to refrigerator until completely chilled (about 2 hours). Carefully remove halves from container and cut into wedges with a sharp knife.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachel R.
    January 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Wow, that’s very creative visually! I bought fresh pomegranates from Sam’s Club for the first time recently and they are interesting to work with.

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      They are the WORST to prepare! I think it takes me 45 minutes to get the seeds out. But it’s worth it. πŸ™‚ I read somewhere that you can smash the pomegranate against a counter and then stick a straw in it to drink the juice out, but I have no idea how that would work logistically.

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        JustAKid
        July 11, 2012 at 6:06 am

        I think if you smash the pamagranite in a bowl then strain it it migh work but I’m not sure

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          Kiersten
          July 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

          You could do that, but it would be a lot of work–and I’d guess you’d need a few pomegranates too. Buying the juice is much easier. πŸ™‚

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    Candy
    January 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I LOVE this idea! Saving and hopefully I’ll remember to make it sooner than later. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      The Type A Housewife
      January 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you! I hope you like them if you make them! πŸ™‚

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        Candy
        January 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        I can’t wait to see my little man’s face when I do make them. He’s 3 and I’m pretty sure these would blow his mind! I’ll be searching for agar agar flakes at the grocery this weekend, I’ve never heard of it, but I’m always down to try something new.

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    Smedette
    January 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    These look amazing!!! What a great idea. I’ve always wanted to use agar agar, but never really knew how to use it.

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      It’s really easy to use–I love all things Jello-y, so I need to experiment with it more. I think it would work for Jello shots too! The downside to it is that it’s hella expensive.

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    Carol
    January 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I’ve seen them on Pinterest, cool idea. I’d love the Pomegranate! They look great!

  • Reply
    Beeb Ashcroft
    January 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    What a cute idea! Sounds yummy, too!

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    April H
    January 12, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    What a great idea! I love the color, and all of the possibilities!

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    Ambika
    January 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Wow!! That’s gorgeous!! Thanks for stopping by my page, loved visiting yours:) you have a new follower!!

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    Kathy
    January 15, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Those look yummy!

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    Brenda Williams
    January 17, 2012 at 12:06 am

    You make the most beautiful creations ever! I love these.

    • Reply
      The Type A Housewife
      January 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Thank you so much! They’re a lot easier than they look, I have to admit. πŸ˜‰

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    Allie
    February 9, 2012 at 10:26 am

    These look amazing. A tip to working with pomegranates is to cut them open and submerge it in water. The pith and outer parts float to the top while the seeds sink. It only takes 5 minutes to get all the seeds out!!

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      The Type A Housewife
      February 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      That’s how I cut mine and they still don’t take me 5 minutes! I don’t know what my problem is! But at least they’re worth all the effort.

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    Alice
    March 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Any Idea how to make them alcoholic?

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      Kiersten
      March 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Sorry, I haven’t tried it myself so I’m not sure…

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