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Champagne Jello Shots Recipe

I made champagne jello shots for New Year’s Eve this year, and they were a huge hit! And I’m sharing the recipe with you today because they’re the perfect dessert for Valentine’s day too!

Champagne Jello Shots

I remember making jello shots back in my college days, but these guys are way classier and way more adult! Something about champagne, I think… :-)

Champagne Jello Shots

You need:

  • a 3 oz box of jello
  • 1 C chilled champagne
  • 1 C boiling water

Making champagne jello is basically the same as making regular jello, except you’ll substitute chilled champagne where it calls for chilled water. These instructions are for a 3 oz box, but if you use a different size box, just change the amount of champagne and boiling water you use based on the instructions on the back of the box.

Add 1 cup of boiling water to the gelatin mix and stir for about 2 minutes until the powder is completely dissolved.

Set the mixture aside and wait for it to cool down to room temperature. (The champagne will go flat when you stir it into the jello mixture if it hasn’t cooled down enough. The champagne will also go flat if you stir too vigorously or pour too quickly, so go SLOW!)

Once the mixture cools to room temperature, slowly pour in 1 cup of chilled champagne, gently stirring as you go.

Slowly pour the mixture into a 9×9 pan and refrigerate for 4 hours, or until firm. I found it was best to wait about five hours to make sure the jello held its shape.

To get the jello out of the pan without breaking it, stick the bottom of the pan in warm water for about 5 seconds and the jello will slide right out!

Cut the jello into bite-sized pieces and enjoy!

Champagne Jello Shots

If you want to fancy them up a bit, pour some colored sugar on top of the jello before cutting it into pieces!

Have you ever tried champagne jello shots? What other fun champagne recipes have you tried?

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  1. Would you believe that I’ve never made Jello shots? I am totally making these for Valentines – how fun!
    Amy | Amy’s Cooking Adventures recently posted..Tortellini Skewers

  2. First time visiting your blog. These look so yummy and fun to make! I hope you stop by to link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-4.html
    Nancy

  3. Great idea! Maybe for my friend’s engagement party!

  4. These are prefect for Vday! I don’t have anything planned… So I might have to try these! :) Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  5. These sound ridiculously amazing! I’ll have to give them a try, thanks for the recipe! Stopping by from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop, and I’m looking forward to your updates. I’d love for you to drop my blog by if you get the chance :) Happy Thursday!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    http://www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

  6. oooo girl, I am making these for the superbowl! YUM! pinning now. :)
    Jocie@OPC The Better Half recently posted..How to Make a Glue Gun Holder

  7. You are so talented! I love your blog and I love champagne shots!
    Hugs,
    Kelly from Smart School House
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  8. MmmMm – this sounds really good! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!
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  9. I have been wanting to make some of these for the longest time but I haven’t gotten around to it. I think I might have to give them a try for Valentines day :)
    Hilary Smith recently posted..Valentines Day Sweethearts Decoration

  10. Love this idea! Perfect for a girls night or anything celebratory. I found you on The Well Crafted Home. Thanks for sharing!

    –Kelly
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  11. Oh my goodness! I love this idea. I am huge mimosa fan so I can see these being so refreshing on hot sunny pool days in Florida. Thanks for the awesome tip, I will for sure be doing this.
    Christina @ Floridays Mom recently posted..DIY Rope Framed Mirror

  12. mmmm I like this! great idea :)

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