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Champagne Jello Shots

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a fun and festive twist on the classic Champagne Jello Shots. These delicious jello shots use champagne, ginger ale, sugar, and a few other ingredients for a sweet and boozy treat that everyone will love.

With just minutes of prep time and no baking required, you can create a custom dessert bar to match any party theme for your new years eve bash or your next party. Serve these shots straight from the fridge or chilled in an ice bucket for a chilly treat that’s sure to be the hit of your event.

These shots can be customized to fit any holiday and they’re a great way to bring a little pizzazz to your festivities.

Plastic containers with champagne jello shots.

Why You’ll Love These Jello Shots

  • Versatile– great for any special occasions, not just New Year’s Eve- think Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, engagement parties, weddings, bachelorette parties, birthdays, etc These things are just so much fun to make and enjoy!
  • Simple– only need a few ingredients and like 5 minutes of actual work time for this easy champagne jello shots recipe
  • Customizable– you can make them with your favorite flavored things (an easy hostess hack)
  • Gluten and Dairy Free– the big ingredients are naturally gluten and dairy free

🥂 Ingredients Needed

Get even more info on these ingredients in the recipe card below.

  • Champagne— you can also use a different sparkling wine if desired. Always check the labels, but, your favorite bottle of champagne should be naturally gluten and dairy free
  • Granulated sugar
  • Lemon juice– you can swap this out for lime juice
  • Unflavored gelatin– always check the label, but should be naturally gluten and dairy free
  • Ginger ale– should be safe
  • Edible glitter, crystallized sugar or star sprinkles— these can be difficult to find that are safe. But, this allergen friendly edible glitter from Sweets Indeed is our favorite. We also like the sprinkles from Sweets Indeed or Supernatural sprinkles that are available in soooo many designs and colors.
Ingredients needed to make Champagne NYE Jello Shots.

Helpful Tools

Mixing bowls

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Baking sheet

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Parchment paper 

TACGEA Silicone Spatula set, Heat-Resistant Non-Stick One Piece Design Spatula for Cooking, Baking and Mixing, Dishwasher safe, Set of 4 Aqua
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Measuring cups and spoons

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How to Make Champagne Jello Shots

  1. On a parchment lined baking sheet, line out your 20 plastic shot glasses and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, add the champagne, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Carefully, add the gelatin powder on top of the mixture, but do not mix it in. Allow it to sit for 3 minutes. 
  3. Turn the heat on the stove to medium-low heat. Continually stir the mixture in the pot until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Do so carefully and quickly, so it does not come to a boil. 
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the ginger ale. Once the carbonation fizzing from the soda stops, pour the mixture into the shot glasses. This is easiest to do if you can use a container with a spout or use a funnel Add the lids, and make sure that the liquid doesn’t touch the lid.
  5. Place the jello shots in small plastic cups on pan in the refrigerator for up to 3 hours to fully set. 
  6. Add glitter or sprinkles in the jello before serving.
  7. Enjoy!
In process collage images of how to make Champagne Jello Shots.

Storage

The best way to store these is in their containers like you do with regular jello shots and keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy them. Do not leave them out at room temperature.

Recipe Variations

Make kid friendly jello. Instead of using champagne, try using ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, apple juice, orange juice, or something else kid friendly.

Trade up the flavor. We used unflavored gelatin, but you can use a strawberry gelatin mixture to make strawberry champagne jello shots. You can also use any other gelatin that is safe to create fun flavors for your New Year’s Eve party!

Swap out the edible glitter. If you’re having a hard time finding a safe gluten and dairy free glitter or gold sprinkles, try using one of our favorite gluten and dairy free sprinkles from Indeed Sprinkles! You can swap out the color of the glitter or sprinkles to fit your theme if using for another themed event.

Looking down on a few Champagne Jello Shots with Stars sprinkles.

Tips and Tricks

  • Depending on the size of your plastic jello shot cups, you may make more or less shots.
  • Always, always, always, check labels of your ingredients to ensure they’re still safe.
  • if you don’t have little cups, you can use a silicone mold to make bite size jell-o shots, or you can use a mini muffin pan.
  • To make these less messy, use a funnel, or a container with a pouring spout to pour the jello mixture into the shot cups.
  • If you don’t have fresh lemon juice, you can use the stuff from the container. Although, we do think fresh has the best flavor.
  • Don’t hesitate to use any remaining champagne in other recipes like pork chops with mini potatoes.
  • Wait to add the sprinkles until after the jello has set. The sprinkles or glitter will absorb the moisture from the jello and it won’t turn out if you try to add them before setting in the fridge.
New Year's Eve Jello shots with champagne.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Certainly. In fact, this is the perfect recipe to make ahead of time. Considering you need 3 hours of chill time for the shots to set, this is perfect to make earlier in the day or even the night before the big event!

Is champagne gluten free?

Yes, champagne should be naturally gluten free (and dairy free too!)

Is gelatin gluten free?

Yes, gelatin, specially, nonflavored gelatin is naturally gluten free and it is also dairy free. It should be safe for those with dairy allergies and celiac’s disease.

Always check the labels of your gelatin of choice, but they should be naturally gluten and dairy free.

How many shots does this recipe make?

This Champagne Jello Shot recipe makes 12 shots that are filled two-thirds of the way full. Alternatively, you can make 20 1-ounce shots with this recipe. If you want to make more shots, this recipe is SUPER EASY to scale! Feel free to do so.

Looking down on a cutting board with champagne and shots.

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Champagne Jello Shots

Festive and fun New Year's Eve Champagne Jello Shots take just a few minutes of time to make and are sure to be a hit at your next party!
Prep Time5 mins
Chill Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Champagne Jello Shots
Servings: 20 servings
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 1 cup champagne or other sparkling wine
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin (2 envelopes)
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • Edible glitter crystallized sugar or star sprinkles, suggestions in post

Instructions

  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, line out your 20 plastic shot glasses and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, add the champagne, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Carefully, add the gelatin powder on top of the mixture, but do not mix it in. Allow it to sit for 3 minutes.
  • Turn the heat on the stove to medium-low heat. Continually stir the mixture in the pot until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Do so carefully and quickly, so it does not come to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the ginger ale. Once the carbonation fizzing from the soda stops, pour the mixture into the shot glasses. This is easiest to do if you can use a container with a spout or use a funnel Add the lids, and make sure that the liquid doesn’t touch the lid.
  • Place the jello shots in small plastic cups on pan in the refrigerator for up to 3 hours to fully set.
  • Add glitter or sprinkles in the jello before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Depending on the size of your plastic jello shot cups, you may make more or less shots.
  • Always, always, always, check labels of your ingredients to ensure they’re still safe.
  • if you don’t have little cups, you can use a silicone mold to make bite size jell-o shots, or you can use a mini muffin pan.
  • To make these less messy, use a funnel, or a container with a pouring spout to pour the jello mixture into the shot cups.
  • If you don’t have fresh lemon juice, you can use the stuff from the container. Although, we do think fresh has the best flavor.
  • Don’t hesitate to use any remaining champagne in other recipes like pork chops with mini potatoes.
  • Wait to add the sprinkles until after the jello has set. The sprinkles or glitter will absorb the moisture from the jello and it won’t turn out if you try to add them before setting in the fridge.

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