Champagne Jello Cups

Easy champagne jello recipe that would be a perfect dessert for New Year’s Eve!

Easy champagne jello recipe that would be a perfect dessert for New Year’s Eve! I’m trying to decide if jello can be considered dessert.

What do you think?

I feel like it all started way back when people brought jello molds to dinner parties. I tried to google “old fashioned jello desserts” because I wasn’t alive when jello was booming, and I got nothing! I really wanted to see some classic jello desserts.

Easy champagne jello recipe that would be a perfect dessert for New Year’s Eve! Well.. this is how we do jello in 2016! In fun glasses, looking so sparkly, and layered.

Of course when I start thinking about ushering in 2016, I think about gold and champagne. Right in line with the champagne cherry poke cake and champagne cheesecake shooters I shared last year! So let’s keep going with the gold and champagne theme with these fun champagne jello cups!

Easy champagne jello recipe that would be a perfect dessert for New Year’s Eve! These cups have 3 fun layers – a champagne jello layer, a sweetened condensed milk jello layer, and then another champagne jello layer. Plus there are gold sprinkles and a gold spoon!!

To get the gold sprinkles to stick to the rim of the glass you just need a little corn syrup. You can either use your finger, a small metal spatula or a small new paint brush to dab a little bit of corn syrup around the rim of the glass. Then turn the glass upside down into a shallow bowl of sprinkles and the sprinkles will stick! I added the sprinkles after the jello was set – I was slightly worried that the weight of the jello would cause it to fall out, but it didn’t! However, I would recommend going as fast as you can when placing the glass in the sprinkles.. no one wants to lose any jello!

Easy champagne jello recipe that would be a perfect dessert for New Year’s Eve! The glasses I used are mongo, 15 oz! That’s a whole lot of jello in one cup. You could definitely use smaller glasses, like these 5 oz ones, that way you’ll have more glasses to go around! Happy New Year!

Champagne Jello Cups

Ingredients:

1st champagne layer

  • 1 & 1/2 cups champagne
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 gelatin packet

Creamy layer

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 gelatin packet

2nd champagne layer

  • 1 & 1/2 cups champagne
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 gelatin packet

For the rim

  • gold sprinkles
  • corn syrup

Directions:

  1. Gently pour the champagne into a mixing bowl.
  2. Measure out 1/2 cup of boiling water in a separate bowl then add 1 gelatin packet to the water, gently stirring.
  3. Once combined, pour the water/gelatin mixture into the champagne and gently stir.
  4. Divide the champagne jello into glasses. If you want the jello to set at an angle, place the glasses in a muffin or mini muffin pan at an angle to set in the refrigerator.
  5. Once the champagne jello has set, begin to prepare the creamy layer.
  6. In a mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup of boiling water. Stir to combine.
  7. In a separate bowl, combine the 1/2 cup cold water and 1 gelatin packet. Stir to mix. Allow the gelatin mixture to set for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Pour the gelatin mixture into the sweetened condensed milk mixture and stir to combine.
  9. Divide the creamy layer into the glasses. If you want the jello to set at an angle, place the glasses in a muffin or mini muffin pan at an angle to set in the refrigerator.
  10. Repeat the instructions for the champagne layer to add the final layer to the cups.
  11. Use a small amount of corn syrup and your finger, a small metal spatula or a small new paint brush to dab a little bit of corn syrup all around the rim of the glass.
  12. Then turn the glass upside down into a shallow bowl of sprinkles, moving it around until the rim is covered.
  13. Serve the jello or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Easy champagne jello recipe that would be a perfect dessert for New Year’s Eve!
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34 Responses to “Champagne Jello Cups”

  1. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — December 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    These are just the prettiest!! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Awww!!

  2. Ben Maclain|Havocinthekitchen — December 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Holy Cow, these Jello Cups are beyond beautiful. Luxurious, sumptuous, and stunning dessert. I made some years back sparkling wine jello, and I loved it, but needless to say mine never looked so sparkling. Oh boy, love this gold theme! Amazing pictures, too. They should be on covers of the reputable food magazines. Fantastic job, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Dang Ben! If you could find me a magazine editor who wants my photo on the cover you’ll have an endless supply for baked goods for life :)

  3. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — December 28, 2015 at 9:07 am

    You make Jell-O look sooooo good! I love layered desserts and this one is super creative! I am dubbing you the Queen of Jell-O, haha :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      I’ll take that title!!

  4. TidyMom — December 28, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Beth I love this idea!!  perfect for NYE!!  
    Have a happy New Year!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2015 at 7:27 am

      Thank you!!

  5. Danae @ Recipe Runner — December 28, 2015 at 10:27 am

    This is such a fun dessert Beth! I love the combination of the champagne and creamy layers. It’s perfect for New Year’s Eve!

  6. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — December 28, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Wow, kinda genius :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Jello all dressed up for NYE!

  7. Serene @ House of Yumm — December 28, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    These are so fun!!  Loving the gold and champagne theme!  And I love those golden spoons you have too :) What a perfect treat to ring in the New Year! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2015 at 7:27 am

      I found those gold spoons for $1!!

  8. Christie Campbell — December 28, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    This is so on my list of things to make.  I should have gotten some this weekend to make for fun!  They look so festive!  Yum!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2015 at 7:25 am

      I hope you love them!

  9. Megan Keno — December 28, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    THIS is my kind of drink and it screams  “Happy New Year!”, so pretty and so fun!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2015 at 7:25 am

      I love anything over the top :) haha

  10. Sarah @ The Chef Next Door — December 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I would love to have these on NYE!

  11. Lauren — December 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    How fun are these!?! Such a cute idea for NYE!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2015 at 7:25 am

      Thank you Lauren!

  12. Shelly Sitz — December 28, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Yum!  Lovely presentation!!!  Where did you purchase the glasses?

  13. Des @ Life's Ambrosia — December 28, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! What a great way to ring in the New Year! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2015 at 7:25 am

      Woohoo Happy NYE!

  14. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Stunning! The gold sprinkles have me swooning!! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Oh me too!

  15. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — December 29, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I absolutely LOVE the way the layers look in this dish! I mean champagne jello? Who can refuse? Hope you have a wonderful new year’s celebration!

  16. pam — December 29, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous!  I would love it if you would link it up to tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black. 

  17. Nicole — December 29, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Hi, this looks so fun, beautiful, and yummy.  Can you please let me know how many servings this recipe yields approximately.  Thanks!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 30, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Hi Nicole! It really depends on the size of cups you use!

  18. Norma — December 31, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    This jello looks so festive ,can’t wait to try it on my friends and family. However I don’t use packet jello, what would the measurement be for the jello? 

  19. Ariyanna — February 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    This is awesome! 

    How many servings were you able to get out of this recipe using your 15oz glasses?

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 6, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      About 4!

  20. Jess — March 15, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    These are so pretty! Very creative idea! I don’t drink alcohol, so I am totally thinking about trying these with Martinellis sparkling cider! Hopefully they turn out!

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