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

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Total Time

2 hours 50 minutes




  • 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


  1. Whisk together pomegranate juice, sugar, water, and agar agar 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.


They are the WORST to prepare! I think it takes me 45 minutes to get the seeds out. But it’s worth it. 🙂 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.

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.

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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