Christmas Jello Dessert

This Christmas Jello Dessert is going to be the star of the dessert table. These festive jello shots can be customized for any holiday, birthday or party by changing the colors and flavors.

jello stars stacked on top of each other decorated for christmas

Why You’ll Love This Christmas Jello Dessert

  • Festive & Fun: What says party more than a boozy dessert? This gelatin dessert is infused with real champagne and decorated for Christmas.
  • Make Ahead Dessert Recipe: You can make this jell-o dessert a couple of days ahead of time and have them ready to go for your holiday party.
  • Customizable: Customize these jell-o shots by changing the colors and decorations for any holiday or party. You can even use vodka or rum instead of champagne.
christmas colored jello stars stacked with decorations

How To Make

Basically what you’re going to do is follow the “jell-o jigglers” recipe on the box so you end up with a firm gelatin that holds together.

Then you’ll replace some (or all) of the water with champagne because we’re making champagne jell-o today.

Depending on how boozy you want this dessert to be, you can add champagne to one layer or all three layers. Maybe even Fireball whiskey for the red layer, vodka for the green layer and then champagne on top.

jello stars in Christmas colors

There are three layers in these jell-o shots, it’s hard to see the top layer because the red and green layers are so dark. But the top layer is the clear gelatin which is where we add the champagne.

For that layer, I used clear gelatin and added champagne instead of water. You’ll need a cup and a half for the recipe, I’m sure you’ll drink the rest. You can decorate your jello dessert any way you like, or leave them plain. Mine have silver sprinkles that I thought would look like champagne bubbles.

But don’t forget – you can can take this basic layered jello recipe and swap out the colors, the decorations, the booze – even the shape.

stacked jello stars decorated with christmas decorations

Can You Make This Dessert Ahead Of Time?

Definitely! But there’s one trick to doing so. Don’t add any of the sprinkles or decorations to the top of these jello shots if you’re making them ahead of time. The sprinkles might melt slightly after a few hours and that’s not very festive looking!

When you’re ready to cut and serve, use water to very lightly wet the top of the jello and then add the sprinkles. The water will make the sprinkles stick to the jello so they don’t go flying everywhere and they will still look picture perfect!

Serve these boozy jello shots right next to your delicious champagne cocktails. Because when it’s the holidays…the more champagne the better!

stacked jello shots with christmas decorations

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christmas colored jello stars stacked with decorations

Christmas Jello Dessert

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

This Christmas Jello Dessert is such a fun recipe for Christmas! Christmas themed gelatin stars made with bubbly champagne!



  • 2 (3 ounce) boxes Jell-O strawberry gelatin
  • 2 (3 ounce) boxes Jell-O lime gelatin
  • 2 packages (1 ounce each) unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups champagne or prosecco
  • Silver edible sprinkles


  1. Add the strawberry jello packets into a bowl along with 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved then pour into an 8″ x 8″ 2 quart dish.
  2. Place the dish in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour until the layer is set.
  3. Add the lime jello packets to a bowl along with 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved and carefully pour onto the strawberry gelatin layer. Return the dish to the refrigerator and chill for another hour.
  4. Add the champagne to a saucepan and sprinkle the unflavored gelatin packets on top. Let the gelatin bloom (it will puff up slightly) for 2-3 minutes then turn the heat onto medium.
  5. Whisk the gelatin into the champagne and bring to a simmer, not a boil. Let simmer gently for 5 minutes, then carefully pour onto the green layer of the jello. Let the jell-o chill for at least 2 hours until completely set, or overnight.
  6. Cut out the jello shots into desired shapes using a knife or a cookie cutter Add sprinkles to the top if desired.

Recipe Notes

You can use a 9″ x 13″ baking dish also, the layers will just be thinner.

You can also substitute sugar free jello in this jello shot recipe!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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