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Party treat: Champagne Jello Shots

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This is the little party treat that will make a big splash at your next gathering.

There are so many different ways to entertain guests: with mixed drinks, fun appetizers, and tasty finger snacks. This idea is an instant party all by itself: champagne jello shots.

When I first tasted these at a friend’s party a few years back, I was genuinely surprised. The taste is just like a little shot of champagne, with a touch of sweetness that will make just about anyone at your party smile. They’re so light and pretty. And, they’re incredibly easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups of champagne separated. In my video where I go through the recipe, I used Gruet Brut Rose. I recommend a sweeter variety. Dry champagne may be my preferred beverage but not for jello shots – it will be just too dry.
  • 3 envelopes, Knox Gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons, granulated sugar
  • Silicone chocolate or candy molds or you can pour it into a loaf pan and cut it into squares
  • Decorative sugar or edible glitter.

Instructions:

  1. Carefully whisk 3 envelopes of Knox Gelatin into 1½ cups of champagne. Follow the instructions on the carton—sprinkle in the powdered gelatin very slowly, mix thoroughly and don’t let the mix clump up.
  2. After you’ve mixed the gelatin in the champagne, let it sit to bloom. This is the process of softening the gelatin before melting it so that the end result is a smooth texture in your finished product.
  3. Pour 1 cup of champagne into pot and heat, then gently whisk in the champagne-gelatin mixture.
  4. Bring the mix to a boil then remove from heat. Completely move the pot off the burner.
  5. Add 3 tablespoons of regular granulated sugar and whisk in. Continue to whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  6. In my video, I pour the mix into silicone molds. You can use a baking pan or any other shape you want. Make sure that you have lightly sprayed the inside of the mold with cooking spray to help release the jello.
  7. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, or until the jello becomes firm. Refrigerating longer is OK.
  8. Carefully run a sharp knife along the edge of the molds and then invert to unmold.
  9. Just before your guests arrive sprinkle the ‘shots’ with colored edible glitter or colored sugar to decorate and add a little more sweetness.

Now you have an instant hit for your party!  Enjoy.