Happy New Years Eve!
Are you ready for the countdown?
I think my favorite part of New Years is the drinking. Or more specifically, Champagne.
Champagne is not only great on its own, but also in a plethora of cocktails. It makes any event elegant when used.
This time I made Jell-O out of it. Fancy Jell-O.
It’s a play on the strawberries and champagne that has become popular since the dawning of time.
Champagne and Strawberries Jell-O
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin powder
2 cups cold water
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups cold champagne
1 1/2 cups ginger ale
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
In a saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water.
Leave for two minutes before bringing water to boil and stirring until the gelatin has dissolved.
Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.
Add sugar, stirring until dissolved.
Stir in champagne and ginger ale.
Refrigerate for 90 minutes until Jell-O has thickened.
Fold strawberries in to Jell-O.
Place into molds.
Refrigerate until firm, roughly 6 hours.
Makes 24 muffin tin molds.
I didn’t have any molds, so I had to improvise.
Muffin tin pans are a great way to eat pretty much anything because of portion control. Add this awesome Jell-O concoction as an alternative to drinking champagne when the clock strikes midnight and you’re starting the new year in a fun bubbly way.
I love how the Jell-O sparkles like diamonds when you fold in the strawberries. It is such a beautiful dessert, the way the strawberries are suspended in air bringing hints of red. It’s fascinating and hypnotizing.
It’s an interesting bubbly taste. The ginger ale cuts the bite from the champagne calming down what could be a rather alcohol-y taste.
The strawberries are refreshing and pleasant at every bite.
All in all, this would be a fun little dessert on New Years Eve as a way to introduce the kids to alcohol.
So if you decide fancy Jell-O shots are not the way to ring in the new year, introduce it as a dessert.