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Champagne Jello Cups

This easy champagne jello recipe would be a perfect champagne jello dessert for New Year’s Eve! Make them in smaller cups for a true champagne jello shot! It’s time to ring in the new year!
 champagne jello cup shots with gold sprinkles on the glass rim on dark background
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 dessert because oh my goodness I know there are some good retro jello recipes out there!

 

 champagne jello cup shots with gold sprinkles on the glass rim on dark background
Well.. this is how we do jello! In fun glasses, looking so sparkly, and layered.

Of course when I start thinking about ushering in the new year, I think about gold and champagne.

We’ve added more gold new year’s eve dessert recipes!

So let’s keep going with the gold and champagne theme with these fun champagne jello cups!

 champagne jello cup shots with gold sprinkles on the glass rim on dark background

What are champagne jello cups?

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!!

These champagne jello cups are kind of like champagne jello shots! The champagne jello layers really pack a champagne punch, while the creamy white layer is sweet and a good balance between the more bitter and dry champagne.

Ingredients to make champagne jello shots

  • 1 bottle champagne (I used cheap champagne from Aldi)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 gelatin envelopes
  • Water

How to make champagne jello

The basic jest of making champagne jello is to combine the boiling water and gelatin, then add in the champagne and pour into containers to set! You repeat a similar process with the sweetened condensed milk layer.

How to get sprinkles to stick to the rim of a glass

To get the gold sprinkles to stick to the rim of the glass you just need a little corn syrup.
Place a small amount of corn syrup in a shallow bowl, turn the glass upside down and dip the edge of the glass into the corn syrup.

Then turn the glass upside down into a shallow bowl of sprinkles and the sprinkles will stick!

Add the glittery rim after all the jello layers are set.

 champagne jello cup shots with gold sprinkles on the glass rim on dark background

What size glasses should I use to make champagne jello cups?

The glasses I used are mongo BIG, 15 oz! That’s a whole lot of jello in one cup. You could definitely use smaller glasses, like these 5 oz ones I used in this white chocolate raspberry dessert mousse recipe, that way you’ll have more glasses to go around!

Below is a picture of the jello cups in those 5 oz glasses!

champagne jello cups in clear glass on dark background champagne jello cups on dark background with gold accents collage image with text overlay

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Champagne Jello Cups

Champagne Jello Cups

Additional Time: 1 days
Total Time: 1 days

This easy champagne jello recipe would be a perfect champagne jello dessert for New Year’s Eve! Make them in smaller cups for a true champagne jello shot! It’s time to ring in the new year!

Ingredients

Champagne Layer 1

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

Sweetened Condensed Milk Layer

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

Champagne Layer 2

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

For the rim

  • gold sprinkles
  • corn syrup

Instructions

  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. To get the gold sprinkles to stick to the rim of the glass you just need a little corn syrup. Place a small amount of corn syrup in a shallow bowl, turn the glass upside down and dip the edge of the glass into the corn syrup.
  12. Then turn the glass upside down into a shallow bowl of sprinkles and the sprinkles will stick! Add the glittery rim after all the jello layers are set.
  13. Serve the jello or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

The layers are quick and and easy to make - it's the setting of each layer that takes the most time. Depending on what size cups you use, you'll be able to make a lot of jello cups. When I used 5 oz glasses, I made about 12-15 cups.

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59 comments

  1. 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!

    • 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 :)

  2. 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 :)

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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! 

  6. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Stunning! The gold sprinkles have me swooning!! 

  13. 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!

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

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

  16. 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? 

  17. This is awesome! 

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

  18. 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!

  19. Thinking of these for our Silver Wedding anniversary, and maybe 7up instead of champagne, and silver sprinkles.  How many of the 15 oz servings did this recipe make?

    • That sounds AWESOME! This makes recipes 3 full 15oz glasses.. but that’s a lot when packed in there! You could use smaller cups to yield more servings!

  20. Hello Beth. Incredible…how did you know i could exist on Champagne alone! I have just found your blog, looking forward to great recipes. Thank you so much.

  21. Hmmm … wondering how the champagne pairs with the milk? Any bubbles in the jello or is it like day old bubbly?

  22. How many cups do you get from this recipe? 

  23. Love it , no one asked where you purchased the spoons.  Its been over a year ago now but ????
    Maybe they still have them. I found a place but shipping is $15 on a $1 order 

  24. Hi Beth It looks absolutely beautiful!
    I noticed that within one glass you have some real bubbles on top, is that champagne or do you have a way of making a foamy look or something?  

  25. In the process of making these now! So pretty. Question. How long does it take between layers approximately for gelatin to set before the next layer?

    • Hi Maureen! I’d recommend seeing what the jello looks like after 30-60 minutes and see if it looks set.

  26. Can these be made ahead of time? Thinking of this for my wedding. My fiancee is allergic to egg so we are looking for some non traditional wedding cake ideas.

  27. Hi,
    What can size of the condensed milk should it be?

  28. These look beautiful and just what I’m looking for since I have to bring a dessert for a party this year.. Just a quick question on the condensed milk – is it a 14 oz can or smaller? thank you!

  29. Powdered gelatin blooms in cold liquid. Is the recipe for champagne jello correct? Add gelatin to boiling water???

  30. I tried to make this jello but after waiting overnight to the afternoon my milk didn’t jell. I did as instructed by the recipe. Now as not to waste the condensed milk I’m going to have to find a way to correct it
    Question…do you think being in high altitude may have an impact?

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  33. How many time the second step in the frigo ?
    After 1h no ready …

    • Hi Annik! At 1 hour it would be a soft set. You can wait longer until it’s more set!

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