5-Alarm Ghost Chile Jello Shots

Makes 12 Shots


  • 2 dried ghost chiles (Bhut Jolokia), torn in half
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package Jello (any flavor, but watermelon & cherry are best)
  • 1 cup cold water

Special Equipment

  • latex-free gloves
  • blender
  • 2 or 4 oz plastic portion cups


  1. With gloved hands, place torn ghost chiles in a small, heat-proof container
  2. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and pour over chiles. Allow to steep 10-15 minutes to release flavor and heat and re-constitute the dried peppers
  3. Carefully add chiles and water to a blender (there will be fumes from the chiles, so pour slowly). Blend for about 1 minute
  4. Next, the process is just like making jello. Bring the mixture back up to a boil (on stove top or in microwave)
  5. Once water is at a boil, whisk in powdered jello mix and the pepper puree. Whisk 30 seconds to 1 minute to assure that all of the crystals have dissolved
  6. Whisk in 1 cup cold water and portion into 2 to 4 oz plastic condiment cups, and refrigerate 2-3 hours
  7. Enjoy....with caution!