Frothy Champagne Jello

Make this Frothy Champagne Jello for your next party! Real champagne and a frothy top make this jello dessert extra special!

We do love our gelatin dessert recipes! Check out these Champagne Jello Shots that can be customized for any holiday or party! Or if champagne isn’t your thing, try this Boozy Cinnamon Toast Crunch Jello with Fireball Whiskey!

champagne jello in champagne flutes

Frothy Champagne Jello Dessert

What is frothy jello, you ask? Good question, and I’m here to answer. Frothy jello is a grandma recipe that has become our kids favorite side dish (or dessert) for parties and holidays.

All you do is take a cup or so of the gelatin before it sets and whip it up “real good” until frothy bubbles are everywhere. Then you can spoon out the froth and add it as a top layer to your jello dessert.

jello dessert made with foam on top and real champagne

Can I Make This Gelatin Dessert Without Champagne?

Of course! You can make a few of these Frothy Champagne Jello Dessert cups sans alcohol for the kids. Just replace the champagne with water as you would when you make regular jello.

As a fun twist you can also add flavored or plain seltzer and even clear soda like ginger ale, Sprite or 7Up.

Can You Make This Jello Dessert Ahead Of Time?

Definitely.Just save room in your refrigerator to store these jello cups and you can make them up to a day in advance. This jello recipe does take time to set, so if you’re making this recipe the day of your party make sure to plan enough time to make the jello and let it firm up. From start to finish you’ll need approximately 2-3 hours total.

gelatin dessert made with champagne and strawberries

What Kind Of Cups Can I Use For This Frothy Champagne Jello Dessert?

We used tall champagne flutes just to make it festive but you can really use any type of glass you like. Small dessert cups, wine glasses, small bowls or even a large bowl or dish instead of individual servings.

It really depends on you and what you’re serving these for. Making them in champagne flutes like we did here definitely adds some wonderful presentation that is sure to make an impression.

Frothy Champagne Jello is a no bake dessert recipe

What Kind Of Fruit Can You Put In Jello?

For this recipe, we used chopped strawberries but many different kinds of fruit will work. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mandarin oranges, grapes, even that canned fruit cocktail that we all love. Just drain any juice from the can first before adding it to the jello.

Even melon like cantaloupe and honeydew are delicious in jello recipes. The only fruit to stay away from is fresh pineapple, kiwi and papaya as they contain enzymes that break down the gelatin.

strawberry jello dessert made with champagne

How Do You Keep Fruit From Sinking In Jello?

So as easy as this dessert recipe is, it does take a little bit of prep work. First make the liquid gelatin mixture with hot and cold water and a cup of champagne or prosecco.

Pour the jello into a large bowl and let it set in the refrigerator for about an hour and a half. The jello won’t be firm, just set enough so that when you stir the fruit in it won’t sink to the bottom. Now you can spoon the almost set jello into your individual cups or bowls, if you choose.

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gelatin dessert made with champagne and strawberries

Frothy Champagne Jello Dessert

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This show stopping gelatin dessert is always on our holiday and party menu! Real champagne and a frothy topping make this dessert extra special!



  • 3 (1.4 ounce) boxes of strawberry gelatin
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 cup champagne
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries


  1. Add the powdered gelatin to a large bowl. Pour in the 3 cups of hot water and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour in the 2 cups of cold water and the champagne, stir and refrigerate for an hour and a half (check after an hour) until the gelatin is thick but not set. Spoon out a cup of the gelatin and set aside.
  3. Stir the strawberries into the gelatin and spoon into your desired serving glasses or bowls.
  4. Whisk the reserved cup of gelatin with a whisk until frothy, then spoon on top of the gelatin cups. You can keep whisking the gelatin and making it frothy as you need it.
  5. Refrigerate for another 2 hours until firm.

Recipe Notes

This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep, chopping the fruit and making the gelatin, but does need about 3 hours of chilling time to set in the refrigerator.

You can swap out sugar free gelatin if you like.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American




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