A Decadent Champagne Jelly Recipe for Special Occasions

Welcome to my Champagne Jelly recipe! As a sommelier, I have always been in love with the sparkling sensations of champagne and sparkling wines. This Jelly recipe is one of my all-time favorites, and I am delighted to share it with you.

Jelly recipes are among the most versatile treats out there. Not only are they incredibly aesthetically pleasing, but they are easy to make as well. They’re perfect for summer barbecues, Christmas parties, or even a nice roundup up of your friends or family for afternoon tea.

This special Champagne Jelly recipe will elevate any occasion you serve it at. Imagine a rose-colored jelly with the iconic bubble-filled effervescence of pink champagne placed artfully on top of a slice of panna cotta as an elegant dessert centerpiece. Perhaps, you might imagine Champagne Jello Shots served in fruit molds along with your favorite fruit toppings as a crowd-pleasing surprise at your next party.

In this recipe article, I will guide you through every step needed to create a spectacular champagne jelly through some useful tips, recommended variations, and essential serving suggestions. Get ready to witness the magic of fermentation step-by-step as we work our way toward creating something truly special.

So, don your apron, grab your mixing bowls and let’s get started on this transformative culinary experience together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Champagne Jelly
Champagne Jelly

Are you looking for a sensational and sophisticated dessert to impress your guests? Look no further than this champagne jelly recipe! This delightful champagne jelly is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a fancy dinner party or just want to elevate your dessert game.

What makes this recipe so amazing? Well, first of all, it’s incredibly easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. All you need is some sugar, dry white wine, sparkling wine or champagne, and powdered gelatin. You can even customize it by using pink champagne for a fun and flirty twist.

But the real reason why you’ll love this recipe is the taste. The combination of sweet sugar and tart champagne creates a light and refreshing flavor that’s perfect for summertime. Plus, the jelly has a wonderful texture that’s both creamy and jiggly at the same time.

Not only is this champagne jelly delicious on its own, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can serve it on top of panna cotta or fresh fruit, or even cut it into fun shapes for unique champagne jello shots. And let’s not forget about how elegant it looks in a champagne glass or mold.

In conclusion, this champagne jelly recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves bubbles and wants to impress their friends and family with a show-stopping dessert. Don’t settle for boring old pudding or cake – try out this divine jelly recipe today!

Ingredient List

 A glass of bubbly in the form of jelly? Don't mind if I do!
A glass of bubbly in the form of jelly? Don’t mind if I do!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to create a delicious champagne jelly recipe:

  • 3 cups of champagne (sparkling wine 1)
  • 2 cups of dry white wine (sparkling wine 2)
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 4 slices of fresh strawberries
  • 1 2/3 oz. or 3 envelopes of powdered gelatin

Sparkling white or pink sparkling wine for additional flavor variation
Caster sugar for dusting the finished jelly mold

Note: A 750 ml bottle of champagne or 1 liter of sparkling wine can be used in place of the measurements specified above. The Lees, which is the sediment left from the fermentation process, are important to make champagne jelly divine.

The Recipe How-To

 If you're looking for a fun and easy way to add some sparkle to your party, Champagne Jelly is your answer!
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to add some sparkle to your party, Champagne Jelly is your answer!

Step 1: Gather the Ingredients

Before starting out with the recipe, gather all the necessary ingredients. You will need 3 cups of champagne, 1 cup of sugar, 2 cups of water, and 4 slices of lemon. For a pink champagne jelly, use pink sparkling wine instead.

Step 2: Bloom the Gelatin

Add a ½ cup of chilled water to a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over it. Let it sit for around 5 minutes until the gelatin is soft and spongy.

Step 3: Heat the Champagne

In a saucepan, heat 3 cups of champagne and 1 cup of sugar over low to medium heat. Stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 4: Add Gelatin to Champagne Mixture

Once done, add the bloomed gelatin mixture to the warm champagne mixture. Stir until completely dissolved.

Step 5: Add Lemon Slices

Next, add 4 slices of lemon to the mixture. This will give your champagne jelly recipe an extra bit of flavor!

Step 6: Transfer Jelly Mixture To Mold

Remove from heat and transfer champagne jelly mixture into your favorite mold or into individual serving glasses like champagne glasses or wine glasses.

Step 7: Cool and Chill

Once poured into the mold/glasses let it cool at room temperature before refrigerating it for about two hours or so.

Step 8: Serve the Champagne Jelly

You can serve it as it is or top them with fresh fruit, whipped cream or panna cotta. Champagne jellies are just perfect for chilling on hot summers.

With these simple steps, you can make “Champagne Jelly” that tastes amazing!

Substitutions and Variations

 A dessert that looks this sophisticated but is actually so easy to make? Yes, please!
A dessert that looks this sophisticated but is actually so easy to make? Yes, please!

Making substitutions and variations is a great way to customize your champagne jelly recipe based on your preferences. By switching up some of the ingredients, you can create unique and delicious champagne jellies that will impress your guests.

If you want to make a non-alcoholic version of this recipe, you can substitute the champagne with sparkling cider or grape juice. This will give you a similar effervescence without the alcohol content.

For a different flavor profile, try using a different type of sparkling wine instead of champagne. For example, pink champagne adds a lovely pink hue to the jelly, while white sparkling wine gives it a lighter color. You could also use prosecco or cava for a different taste experience.

Adding fruit to your champagne jelly is another way to vary the recipe. Sliced strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries are perfect choices to mix into the jelly before it sets. You could also use citrus fruits like lime or lemon for added zest.

To make it less sweet, you can reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. Alternatively, if you have a sweet tooth, increase the sugar for more sweetness.

For creative presentation options, try making champagne jello shots in molds or serving in individual wine glasses for an elegant touch. Feel free to get inventive.

Remember that experimentation is key when it comes to cooking and baking, so don’t be afraid to play around with the ingredients and measurements until you find your perfect version of this champagne jelly recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 A little bit of bubbly and a whole lot of fun in every bite.
A little bit of bubbly and a whole lot of fun in every bite.

This champagne jelly is the perfect addition to any celebration, whether it’s a special occasion or just a fancy brunch with friends. Serve it as a dessert or an appetizer, and pair it with complementary flavors to create a memorable culinary experience.

As a dessert, this delicate jelly pairs wonderfully with fresh fruits such as strawberries or raspberries. For an extra touch of decadence, try serving it with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. The combination of the sweet fruit and tart jelly is simply divine.

For those wanting to elevate their serving game even further, you can create champagne jello shots by combining the chilled jelly mixture with diced fruit in a mold. Once set, pop them out onto a platter for guests to enjoy.

As an appetizer, you can serve this champagne jelly on toasted bread or crackers with soft cheese like brie or goat cheese. The bubbles in the jelly perfectly complement the richness of the cheese, while adding an element of sophistication to your dish.

When it comes to pairing beverages with champagne jelly, sparkling wine is the obvious choice. Try serving this jelly with a dry sparkling wine like Prosecco or Cava to create harmony between the flavors. Pink Champagne also pairs quite well with this recipe as its light fruitiness matches perfectly with similar notes in the recipe.

Overall, serve it chilled in champagne glasses or small bowls for individual portions topped with a slice of fresh strawberry for that wow effect, it’s guaranteed to impress your guests and leave them wanting more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Celebrate any occasion with this jiggly, bubbly treat!
Celebrate any occasion with this jiggly, bubbly treat!

One of the best things about this Champagne Jelly recipe is that it can be prepared ahead of time, making it perfect for entertaining or special occasions. You can even make it a few days before serving, which will give the jelly enough time to set properly and will allow the flavors to develop.

To make sure your champagne jelly stays fresh and delicious for as long as possible, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, away from other strong-smelling foods. This will help prevent any unwanted flavors from being absorbed by the jelly.

When reheating the jelly, it’s important to do so very gently, as high heat can cause it to break down and lose its texture. The best way to reheat your champagne jelly is to place it in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring regularly until it has reached your desired temperature.

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can easily turn it into Champagne Jello Shots! Simply pour the mixture into a mold or small cups and chill until set. These fun and festive treats are perfect for parties and celebrations.

Overall, with its make-ahead option and easy storing and reheating process, this Champagne Jelly recipe is a wonderful addition to any dessert table. Its light and airy texture paired with the delicate yet bright flavor from the pink champagne makes it an unforgettable dessert that will leave everyone wanting more.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A dessert that lives up to the
A dessert that lives up to the “effervescence” of the Champagne it’s made with.

To ensure that your champagne jelly comes out perfectly each time, follow these helpful tips:

1. Use a good quality champagne or sparkling wine: Because the main ingredient of this recipe is champagne, it’s crucial to choose a good quality one to use in your jelly. Opt for a dry or extra-dry champagne, as sweeter varieties won’t give the right balance with the sweetness of the sugar.

2. Keep ingredients and utensils cold: Make sure to chill all the ingredients and utensils needed for the recipe before starting to prepare the jelly. This will help in setting quickly and preventing any clumps from forming.

3. Use a non-reactive saucepan: The acid in champagne reacts with some metals – such as aluminum – causing off-flavors in the jelly. Stainless steel, enameled cast iron, and glass are good options for saucepans.

4. Use precise measurements: Ensure that you measure all of your ingredients correctly when making your champagne jelly as exact proportions are essential to achieve a perfect texture.

5. Do not boil the mixture: When you’re dissolving the gelatin in the hot water, make sure it doesn’t boil! Too much heat can activate enzymes in the gelatin, causing it to break down and lose its thickening properties.

6. Avoid over-beating: Over-beating or whisking too much can cause bubbles in your jelly mixture which will appear as holes once set. So stop mixing once all ingredients have been evenly combined together.

7. Set it correctly: Once your jelly mixture is ready, pour it into molds or glasses immediately after you’ve prepared it as it starts to set soon after cooling down.

8. Set aside enough time for chilling: Ideally, give yourself plenty of time for the jelly to chill completely (at least 3-4 hours) before serving. Better yet, leave them overnight if possible – this allows for the flavors to blend well and results in a more concentrated tasting champagne jelly.


As with any recipe, there may be some questions or concerns that come up when making champagne jelly. Below are some frequently asked questions and their answers to help ensure your cooking experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

What does champagne jelly taste like?

This simple and delightful dessert is crafted using only four ingredients and has a sweet, champagne-like flavor. You can use any sparkling wine that tickles your taste buds- be it prosecco, or something else- and enjoy the happy faces it brings.

Does champagne jelly have alcohol?

Looking for a unique and non-alcoholic way to add some sparkle to your celebrations? Consider champagne jelly beans! These mini-sized treats are bursting with the same delicious flavor as a glass of bubbly but without any alcohol content. With their shimmering iridescent finish, they’re the perfect addition to weddings, showers, parties, and even everyday snacking.

What do you eat with champagne jelly?

One of the most delightful wines I’ve come across is a Sparkling wine that works wonders with a range of dishes. The versatility of this wine is such that it pairs well with crackers, cheese, patés, pork, chicken, and even ham. When I tried it out, I found that even a small amount added a unique flavor that magnified everything else on the plate. With crackers, it was like adding the perfect amount of seasoning to a dish. On soft cheese, it fused magnificently giving a unique texture to the delicate flavors of Brie and Champfleury. I even experimented and found that it could add a unique accent to patés. I offered it with pork, chicken, and ham, and it was like adding a chutney to the meats. Overall, the wine worked well with all the dishes and added the perfect amount of pizzazz to any meal.

How do you make champagne from grapes?

Making champagne requires following a specific process that involves harvesting and crushing the grapes before conducting the first fermentation. The base wines are blended, and the second fermentation is induced. Then, the wine is aged in cellars, followed by riddling the lees to dislodge sediment. Finally, the lees are disgorged from the wine. It’s a complex process that can take years to perfect but results in the delicious bubbly beverage we know and love.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the champagne jelly recipe is easy to make with few ingredients but impressive results. It’s a tasty dessert that elevates any gathering, making it perfect for parties and events. The sparkling wine, sugar, dry white wine, and powdered gelatin create a sophisticated blend bursting with flavor that will impress your guests.

With this recipe, you don’t have to be a British chef to make an elegant dessert. The process is straightforward and requires no advanced technical skills. Moreover, this jelly recipe offers many variations, so you have the creative freedom to experiment with different flavors until you get your desired texture and taste.

In addition, the champagne jelly can complement many food pairings like fresh fruits, panna cotta, or as straight up jelly shots in mold or wine glasses. It’s divine pink champagne color makes it a perfect fit for special occasions such as weddings or Valentine’s Day.

Lastly, always remember to chill the jellies for at least 5 minutes before serving, which makes them firmer and easier to present. And always store them in the refrigerator to maintain their freshness.

In conclusion, whether you’re looking to impress your guests or even just yourself, champion this champagne jelly recipe in your kitchen. So pop open a bottle of champagne sparkling wine and make this delightful recipe today!

Champagne Jelly

Champagne Jelly Recipe

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine French
Servings 6 half pints
Calories 640.7 kcal


  • 1 (1 3/4 ounce) package dry pectin
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 cups champagne or 3 cups dry white wine
  • 4 cups sugar


  • Thoroughly mix pectin and water in large saucepan.
  • Bring to boil over high heat and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to medium and immediately add champagne and sugar.
  • Keep mixture just below boiling and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Skim off foam with metal spoon if necessary.
  • Pour quickly into hot sterilized half-pint jars.
  • Seal at once with 1/8-inch hot paraffin or canning lids.
  • Serve with poultry or meat.

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Serving: 1734gCalories: 640.7kcalCarbohydrates: 143.9gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 23.1mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 134.3g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Easy, Healthy, Jellies, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Stove Top
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