Indulge in Bliss with Berries in Champagne Jelly

Hey wine lovers, have you heard of a fancy-looking dessert that could be served in wine glasses? I am talking about the Berries in Champagne Jelly Recipe! This champagne jelly recipe is loaded with summer berries and has a refreshing taste. The combination of sparkling wine enhanced by blueberries and raspberries creates an extraordinary flavor that melts onto your tongue.

So when you’re thinking to host a dinner party, this champagne jelly recipe is undoubtedly the perfect dessert that could bring together all your guests in one space. Not only is it visually appealing but also quite a conversation-starter for your home gathering. I assure you this is the type of dessert that will leave everyone asking for your recipe, no exceptions.

So buckle up, because I’m going to walk you through step-by-step on how to create one of the best champagne-based gelatin desserts paired with summer fruit that will brighten up any dining table!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Berries in Champagne Jelly
Berries in Champagne Jelly

Are you looking for the perfect dessert to serve at your next dinner party? Look no further! I present to you the Berries in Champagne Jelly recipe. This jelly recipe is fancy-looking and will impress your guests, plus it’s incredibly easy to make. But why will you love it? Let me give you a few reasons.

First off, this champagne-based gelatin dessert is not only delicious but visually stunning as well. The combination of the summery fruit jellies with the bubbles of champagne and sparkling wine makes for a truly impressive dish. Imagine presenting these fancy-looking jellies, served in wine glasses or champagne flutes, to your guests at your next gathering – they won’t be able to resist!

Secondly, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can use any summer fruit that you like, such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, or even a mix of all three. The recipe can also be adapted for different occasions; for example, add pink champagne for a romantic Valentine’s Day dessert, or make champagne jello shots for a fun and playful party treat.

Lastly, this recipe requires only a few simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local store. All you need is some sugar, gelatin leaves, and of course, a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine. Plus, the instructions are straightforward and easy to follow – even beginner cooks can nail it on their first try!

So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and surprise your guests with an impressive and sophisticated dessert that tastes just as good as it looks.

Ingredient List

 Pop the bubbly and let's toast to this deliciously sweet treat!
Pop the bubbly and let’s toast to this deliciously sweet treat!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups champagne or sparkling wine divided into 2 cups champagne and 2 cups sparkling
  • 4 slices lemon rind
  • strawberries
  • blueberries

This recipe requires basic ingredients that are readily available in any grocery store. Unflavored gelatin, cold water, and champagne (or sparkling wine) are the main ingredients. The recipe also calls for a small amount of sugar, lemon rind, strawberries, and blueberries. These summer fruits add to the refreshing taste and texture of the jelly.

The Recipe How-To

 Juicy berries suspended in a crystal clear jelly - a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
Juicy berries suspended in a crystal clear jelly – a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Step 1: Prepare the Fruits and Berries

Wash strawberries and blueberries, then set them aside to dry. Remove the stems from strawberries and cut them into small pieces. Make sure to keep some of your berries whole or sliced for garnish.

Step 2: Prepare the Champagne Jelly

In a deep saucepan, mix 2 cups of sparkling wine or champagne with 1 cup of caster sugar.

In a small bowl, add 3 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin and pour over it about 1½ cups of cold water. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to soften.

Add the gelatin mixture to the champagne and sugar mixture in the pan. Then on low heat, stir until all the sugar has dissolved.

Step 3: Add the Fruits to the Jelly

Divide the fruits among six glasses or jellies, arranging them as you please. Pour over the champagne jelly mixture until each glass is full.

Step 4: Let it Set

Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight, until the jelly has completely set.

Step 5: Garnish with Fresh Berries

Place fresh raspberries or more strawberries on top of each jelly before serving.

This recipe is perfect for a summer party, garden gathering or any occasion that calls for an elegant dessert that’s easy to make. The fruity flavors and fancy-looking presentation will surely impress your guests.

Enjoy this fun way of serving up summer fruit in jelly form!

Substitutions and Variations

 Nothing says
Nothing says “celebration” quite like a dessert made with Champagne.

Berries in Champagne Jelly is a recipe that offers plenty of room for experimentation so you can make it uniquely your own. The types of berries used can be adjusted to your preferences, and the recipe will work just as well whether you use blueberries, raspberries or strawberries alone. You even have the option to mix different types of berries together to create a mixed fruit deliciousness.

If you’re not a wine-loving person, then you can also substitute the champagne for another sparkling wine such as Prosecco or Brachetto d’Acqui. Prosecco has a sweeter taste than champagne, and it’s affordable too. It’s perfect for those who like their desserts sweet and flavorful.

For those who are looking for a non-alcoholic version of this dessert, you can replace sparkling wine with sparkling water or any other non-alcoholic fizzy drink of your choice.

Additionally, you can adjust the sweetness level of the jelly by reducing or increasing the amount of sugar used in the recipe. If you prefer a more tart flavor, reduce the amount of sugar used. On the other hand, if you prefer sweeter jellies, increase the amount of sugar in the recipe.

Finally, if you’re looking to switch up how this fancy-looking dessert is served, try serving it in jam jars or elegant jelly flutes instead of traditional wine glasses. You can even cut strawberries into thin slices and place them inside top-down into each flute before pouring the jelly mixture over them.

With these flexible substitutions and variations, Berries in Champagne Jelly can become a year-round treat and a perfect dessert option for any special occasion!

Serving and Pairing

 Each bite is a burst of sweetness that's perfectly balanced by the lightness of the jelly.
Each bite is a burst of sweetness that’s perfectly balanced by the lightness of the jelly.

Once the Berries in Champagne Jelly have set, it’s time to enjoy them! These fancy-looking jellies are perfect for a special occasion or a summer afternoon treat. You can serve them in wine glasses or flutes to make your experience even more delightful.

When it comes to pairing this dessert, you can’t go wrong with a glass of champagne or sparkling wine! The natural fruitiness of the jelly highlights the subtle flavors of Prosecco or Pink Champagne beautifully. If you want to get creative, you could also try serving these champagne jellies with a light and crisp white wine that won’t overpower the delicate fruit flavors.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even make champagne jello shots by cutting the chilled jelly into small squares and serving them in shot glasses. It’s a fun and unique way to impress your guests and elevate any party!

In terms of food pairing, these Berries in Champagne Jelly would be a great complement to a cheese platter with mild cheeses and crackers. You could also serve them with small lemon cookies or shortbread biscuits for a sweet touch.

Overall, these refreshing and elegant champagne-based gelatin desserts are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any event or gathering. They’re easy to make and beautiful to look at, making them a must-try recipe for summer fruit jellies lovers!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A mouthwatering mix of textures and flavors that's guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
A mouthwatering mix of textures and flavors that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

The great thing about this berries in champagne jelly recipe is that you can make it ahead of time! Once the champagne jelly has set, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. This makes it a perfect dessert to prepare the day before a big event.

If you’re looking to store your berries in champagne jelly for longer than two days, I recommend freezing it instead. Simply transfer the jelly to a container that is safe for the freezer and it will last for up to one month.

When reheating your berries in champagne jelly, there are a few things to keep in mind. First off, be sure to heat it slowly over low heat on the stove or in the microwave. Otherwise, you risk destroying the texture of the jelly.

It’s also important to note that the longer you cook your berries champagne jelly for, the less firm it will become. If you want to serve it as a fancy looking gelée or use it as a topping for pancakes or waffles, be sure not to overheat it!

Overall, this recipe is perfect for those warm summer days where you want something light and refreshing. Its elegant look and taste make it ideal for serving at fancy events, so try it out at your next gathering!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Grab a spoon and dive into this refreshing dessert that's perfect for hot summer days.
Grab a spoon and dive into this refreshing dessert that’s perfect for hot summer days.

One of the keys to creating a successful berry champagne jelly is making sure that the gelatin sets up properly. Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results:

1. Don’t skimp on the gelatin: Use the amount of gelatin called for in the recipe. Using too little will result in a soft, runny texture.

2. Soak the gelatin correctly: Make sure to soak the gelatin in cold water for about 5 minutes before adding it to the hot liquid. This will allow it to dissolve smoothly and evenly.

3. Cool before adding champagne: If you add champagne to hot liquid, it may lose its effervescence and flavor. To avoid this, let the mixture cool down before adding your bottle of champagne or sparkling wine.

4. Chill thoroughly: After pouring your mixture into molds or glasses, make sure to chill the jelly until set. Plan ahead as this can take several hours or overnight.

5. Store properly: When storing your jelly, cover it with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.

By following these tips, you will create a deliciously fancy-looking dessert that is perfect for any summer occasion from picnics to elegant dinner parties!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, making berries in champagne jelly can be a sophisticated and easy way to impress your guests at any celebration or even just to treat yourself. The combination of sweet, tart, and fizzy flavors is sure to delight your taste buds. This dessert not only looks fancy in wine glasses or champagne flutes, but it also tastes amazing by pairing well with fresh fruits, cheese, or even chocolate.

By following the recipe and using our tips for perfect results, you can make this champagne jelly dessert effortlessly. Plus, you have many substitution and variation options to try out with different types of berries or sparkling wine.

So, next time you want to indulge in a refreshing and elegant dessert, give our berries in champagne jelly recipe a try! You’ll impress your friends and family with this visually appealing and palate-pleasing dessert that will leave everyone asking for the recipe. Cheers!

Berries in Champagne Jelly

Berries in Champagne Jelly Recipe

This is very fancy-looking served in wine glasses. Champagne-based gelatin dessert with strawberries and blueberries. Posted for ZWT 2006. Time does not include allowing the gelatin to refrigerate until set.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Calories 230.2 kcal


  • 1 liter champagne or 1 liter sparkling white wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 slices lemon rind
  • 4 slices orange rind
  • 1 2/3 cups small strawberries, hulled
  • 1 2/3 cups blueberries


  • In a bowl, pour 2 cups champagne or sparkling white wine, and allow the bubbles to subside.
  • Sprinkle the gelatine over the top in an even layer. Leave until the gelatine is spongy - do not stir.
  • Place the remaining champagne in a large saucepan. Add the sugar, lemon and orange rinds, and heat gently, stirring until all sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Add the gelatine mixture and stir until thoroughly dissolved. Leave the jelly to cool completely, then remove the lemon and orange rind.
  • Divide the strawberries and blueberries among eight 1/2 cup wine glasses or clear bowls and pour the jelly over them.
  • Chill until the jelly has fully set. Remove from the fridge 15 minutes before serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 211gCalories: 230.2kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 1.6gFat: 0.2gSodium: 9.7mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 30.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Berries, Brunch, Dessert, European, Fruit, Gelatin, Refrigerator, Stove Top, Strawberry
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