Champagne Gelee

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 3h 15m

Serves 8

This isn't the Jello that you remember eating as a kid. This elegant treat is strictly for the grown-ups. Enjoy savoring it on its own or serve it over a dark berry sorbet for a flavorful contrast in color and texture.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 sheets gelatin, softened in water or 1 1/4 tablespoons powdered gelatin
  • 1 cup dry Champagne

  • Raspberry sorbet for serving


Combine sugar and water in heavy large non-reactive saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Pour champagne in large non-reactive bowl. Sprinkle powdered gelatin over top of Champagne. Let stand 1 minute. Pour in hot sugar water; stir to dissolve gelatin, about 5 minutes. Cool.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap; transfer to refrigerator. Let stand until set, about 3 hours.

Using fork, break up gelee; or using knife, cut gelee into small cubes.

Spoon raspberry sorbet into small bowls. Sprinkle gelee over and serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 6338

nutrition information per serving

62 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 3mg sodium; 13g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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