Delicious Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly Recipe

Welcome to my recipe for Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly! This elegant and festive jelly is the perfect dessert to serve at any special occasion or celebratory event. With its delicate champagne flavor and bursts of juicy, sweet cherries and berries, it’s sure to impress your guests and leave a lasting impression.

I first discovered this recipe while browsing through Maggie Beer’s cookbook, and I was immediately drawn to its unique combination of flavors and textures. I couldn’t resist giving it a try, and I’m so glad I did because it quickly became one of my all-time favorite desserts.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also beautifully presented with its rich pink hue and speckled with bright red berries. It’s no wonder why this dessert is a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

Whether you’re hosting a fancy dinner party, a bridal shower, or just want to treat yourself to something special, this Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly recipe is perfect for any occasion. So put on your chef hat, grab your ingredients, and let’s get started creating this elegant yet simple dessert together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly (Jello)
Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly (Jello)

Are you looking for a fun and festive dessert to serve at your next party or gathering? Look no further than this Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly (Jello) Recipe! Here are just a few reasons why you’ll love it:

First and foremost, it’s absolutely delicious. The combination of sweet cherries, tart raspberries, and juicy blueberries creates a burst of flavor in every bite. And with the addition of fizzy champagne jelly, this dessert is sure to impress even the most discerning palate.

But this recipe isn’t just tasty – it’s also incredibly versatile. Whether you’re looking to create colorful jello shots for your next girls’ night out, or a elegant layered jello mold for a fancy dinner party, this recipe can be adapted to suit any occasion.

Plus, with only a handful of simple ingredients required (such as unflavored gelatin and caster sugar), this dessert is easy to make and won’t break the bank. And if you’re looking for substitutions and variations, there’s plenty of room for creativity – why not try using different types of fruit or juice?

Finally, this recipe is perfect for any season or celebration. From summer barbecues to winter holidays, Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly (Jello) is sure to add a touch of sparkle to any occasion.

So what are you waiting for? Try out this recipe today and experience the magic of champagne cherry berry jelly for yourself!

Ingredient List

 Bubbles and berries unite in this refreshing Champagne jelly!
Bubbles and berries unite in this refreshing Champagne jelly!

Ingredients for Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly Recipe

  • 2 cups sparkling grape juice or champagne**
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 packets or 4 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin**
  • 1 1/4 cups of caster sugar
  • 2 cups of red berries (fresh or frozen such as cherries, raspberries or blueberries)

Note: For a more festive cherry jelly, add 2 cups of champagne cherry or cherry soda, alternatively add 2 cups of champagne for a pink champagne jelly. Maggie Beer uses prosecco for her champagne jelly recipes which works well. Also, for a berry jelly jello shots version, you can pour cooled mixture into shot glasses and refrigerate until set.

The Recipe How-To

 Feeling fancy? Add some Champagne jelly to your next party menu.
Feeling fancy? Add some Champagne jelly to your next party menu.

Now that we have our ingredients, it is time to make our Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly. I will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating this sweet and fruity delicacy.

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Chill Time: 4 hours
Step 1: Soak Unflavored Gelatin

In a small bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin powder over 1/2 cup of cold water and let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens.

Step 2: Heat Sparkling Grape Juice

In a saucepan, heat up 2 cups of sparkling grape juice with 1/2 cup of caster sugar until the mixture comes to a simmer. Whisk it gently until the sugar dissolves.

Step 3: Stir Dissolve Gelatin

Add the soaked gelatin to the heated mixture and stir until the gelatin completely dissolves.

Step 4: Add Champagne

Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in 2 cups of champagne into the mixture until everything is combined evenly.

Step 5: Add Mixed Berries

In a large metal mixing bowl, add 1 cup of blueberries, 1 cup of raspberries, and 1 cup of halved cherries. Pour the prepared champagne jelly over the berries and mix well.

Step 6: Chill And Set The Jelly

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl or individual cups and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to let it set completely.

Step 7: Garnish And Serve

Once properly set, garnish with some extra berries on top if desired, then serve your beautifully-crafted pink champagne jelly – perfect as a dessert or as jello shots for any occasion!

Substitutions and Variations

 A sweet treat with a little kick, thanks to the addition of Champagne!
A sweet treat with a little kick, thanks to the addition of Champagne!

If you are looking for ways to switch up this champagne cherry and berry jelly recipe, there are plenty of substitutions and variations that you can try.

Firstly, instead of using fresh cherries, blueberries, and raspberries, you can opt for frozen berries. This is especially useful if the fresh produce is out of season or unavailable. Just make sure to thaw them before use.

If you cannot find unflavored gelatin at your local grocery store, you can substitute it with agar-agar powder or sheets. Agar-agar comes from seaweed and is a vegan substitute for gelatin.

In terms of champagne, feel free to experiment with different types such as pink champagne or prosecco. You can even substitute the champagne with sparkling grape juice for a non-alcoholic version.

If you are making this recipe for a special occasion or party, make it even more festive by turning it into jello shots. Simply fill shot glasses with the jelly mixture and let set in the fridge until firm.

For those who prefer their desserts on the sweeter side, add an extra tablespoon of caster sugar to the recipe.

Serving-wise, this jelly pairs beautifully with mousse cakes, fruit platters or as a topping for vanilla ice cream.

Overall, don’t be afraid to get creative and make this recipe your own. With these substitutions and variations, you can enjoy this delicious champagne cherry berry jelly in many different forms.

Serving and Pairing

 A bite of this cherry and berry jelly will transport your taste buds to a summer's day.
A bite of this cherry and berry jelly will transport your taste buds to a summer’s day.

This champagne cherry berry jelly is a delightful and festive treat that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of cherries, blueberries, and raspberries gives this jelly a delicious fruity flavor that pairs well with a variety of dishes.

One of the best ways to serve this jelly is as a dessert. You can spoon it into small cups or molds to create beautiful layered jello desserts that are sure to impress your guests. Alternatively, you can serve it with fresh fruit such as strawberries or mixed berries for an elegant and refreshing dessert option.

This champagne cherry berry jelly also pairs well with a variety of cocktails and wine. If you’re looking for a fun and unique cocktail option, you can use this jelly as the base for a champagne soda cocktail. The bubbly champagne pairs perfectly with the fruity flavors of the jelly, creating a tasty and refreshing beverage.

If you prefer wine, try serving this jelly with a glass of prosecco or pink champagne. The sweet flavors of the wine complement the fruity and floral flavors of the jelly, making for a truly delicious pairing.

Overall, this champagne cherry berry jelly is a versatile dish that can be served in many different ways. Whether you’re looking for a dessert option or a fun cocktail recipe, this jelly is sure to please.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Jelly with a twist! Try this unique and sophisticated recipe at your next event.
Jelly with a twist! Try this unique and sophisticated recipe at your next event.

To make things easier, you can definitely make the cherry berry jelly ahead of time. The beauty of this recipe is that you can prepare it a day or two prior to your event and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Make sure to seal it with plastic wrap or an air-tight container to maintain its freshness.

In terms of storing, the cherry berry jelly will last up to three days refrigerated. However, it is best enjoyed within the first 24 hours after preparing it because fresh fruit tends to not hold up well over time.

If you have any leftovers, they can be stored in containers or jars with lids and then refrigerated for later use. Do not freeze these jellies as they may lose their texture and flavor.

Reheating is not necessary for this chilled dessert; however, you can leave them at room temperature for around 10 minutes before serving to take off any chill.

Overall, this make-ahead feature makes it a perfect dessert choice for entertaining guests, especially if you want to spend your time enjoying your event rather than preparing food.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect ending to any meal, this Champagne jelly is a true crowd-pleaser.
The perfect ending to any meal, this Champagne jelly is a true crowd-pleaser.

To achieve a perfect result with this champagne cherry and berry jelly recipe, there are several tips that could come in handy. Follow these tips to ensure you get the best jellies recipe on your first try.

Firstly, if you are using fresh cherries, raspberries, and blueberries, make sure to rinse them thoroughly before use. This will remove any dirt or debris that may affect the taste and look of your jelly. Also, pat them dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.

Secondly, when stirring the unflavored gelatin into cold water, make sure the powder is completely dissolved before heating it up in a pot. If there are any lumps remaining after stirring for a few minutes, strain out the lumps through a fine-mesh sieve to avoid clumps in your jello shots.

Thirdly, do not overheat the mixture. Make sure to remove it from heat as soon as it comes to a boil; leaving it longer will result in a rubbery texture rather than the perfect consistency you desire.

Fourthly, after adding the champagne or sparkling grape juice to the mix, do not stir forcefully as this could cause excess bubbles to form and affect the final look of your jelly. Use light circular motions instead.

Fifthly, refrigerate your champagne cherry berry jellies until they are set properly but resist checking on them too often as this causes temperature fluctuations leading to ruin the desired outcome.

Lastly, make sure you serve them at room temperature for best results as a chilled champagne jelly can lose its flavor due to low temperature.

With these tips in mind, go ahead and experiment with different substitutes and variations of this classic festive cherry jelly recipe like strawberry jello desserts or layered jello molds with fruit jellies for dessert recipes or drinks using wine jelly such as champagne jam or cocktail recipes like best champagne soda cocktail. Your results will be perfect every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly (Jello) recipe is truly one of a kind. With its unique blend of champagne, cherries, blueberries, and raspberries, the flavors are sure to leave your taste buds dancing.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it is also incredibly versatile. It can be served as a fun and festive jello shot or as an elegant dessert for a special occasion. The possibilities are truly endless.

So why not give this recipe a try? Whether you’re looking for something new to try for your next gathering or just want to treat yourself to a luscious dessert, this Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly (Jello) recipe is sure to impress. So gather your ingredients and get started – you won’t regret it!

Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly (Jello)

Champagne Cherry and Berry Jelly (Jello) Recipe

Another internet find. Great for our hot summer Christmas. Use a 23cm non stick moulded cake tin to put the jelly into.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Dessert
Calories 372.5 kcal


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle sparkling white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 5 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (powder)
  • 300 g raspberries (2 punnets)
  • 150 g blueberries (1 punnet)
  • 300 g cherries


  • In a saucepan heat the sparkling white wine and add the caster sugar and stir to dissolve through.
  • Once hot add the cherries and heat through for around 5 minutes. Then remove liquid and cherries and put aside in a glass bowl.
  • Completely dissolve the gelatine in 2 tablespoons of very warm water, stirring thoroughly.
  • Stir gelatine through wine and cherries.
  • Add the berries to the mixture and stir.
  • Very lightly spray the moulded tin with canola spray.
  • Ladle the mixture into the tin and cool to room temperature before placing plastic wrap over the tin and placing into the fridge.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 225gCalories: 372.5kcalCarbohydrates: 70.8gProtein: 3.1gFat: 0.5gSodium: 11.2mgFiber: 4.9gSugar: 62.2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Australian, Berries, Cherries, Christmas, Dessert, Fruit, Gelatin, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, New Zealand
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