How to Make Your Own Edible Shot Glass

by Ginger Kelly

Why wash shot glasses when you can eat them instead?

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Throwing a large party comes with lots of fun, but also lots of dishes. Shot glasses can be particularly time consuming to wash and can break easily. One solution to this problem is to make your own edible shot glasses for your next party or gathering. It's simple, inexpensive and will give your guests something to munch on when their shot glasses are empty. The best part is that there won't be any shot glasses for you to wash when your party is over!

Purchase shot glass molds at your local liquor or beverage store. These rubber molds are also available online (see Resources) for purchase if you cannot get to a local liquor store.

Wash your shot glass molds with warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly before use. This will ensure that any dirt or residue on the molds will not be transferred to your edible shot glasses.

Separate your gummy candies into similar color groups, such as red and orange or green and yellow. If you don't separate your gummy candies into color groups, your edible shot glasses will be an ugly brown color.

Heat your gummy candy in the microwave-safe bowl for approximately one minute, or until liquified. You should check on your candy half way through the cooking process to make sure that you don't overcook the candy.

Pour the liquified candy into the rubber shot glass molds, filling them all the way to the top. It's a good idea to tap the molds on a level counter to get out any air bubbles that may be trapped in the liquid.

Place the molds on a level surface inside of your freezer for approximately 90 minutes, or until the shot glasses are set.

Remove the gummi candy from the silicone molds carefully. You can store your edible shot glasses in an airtight container in your freezer until you are ready to use them for your next gathering.


  • If the edible shot glasses get sticky you can dust them lightly with powdered sugar to keep them from sticking. You can put soda, water or any drink of your choice in these glasses.

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About the Author

Ginger Kelly has been an accomplished professional writer since 1997. She began her career writing for school newsletters and newspapers, then moved on to community newspapers. Kelly has written various articles on a variety of topics ranging from parenting to health care. She is a paralegal graduate of Blackstone College.