This sweet, boozy Champagne jelly holds a fun surprise – fruity bursting boba! It’s a toast-worthy treat for New Year’s Eve and beyond!
Cheers from me to you, especially if you’ve been keeping up with my daily advent for the past 24 days this December! It has truly been a sweet month in more ways than one.
I had so much fun developing this final recipe for Christmas, but it is absolutely perfect for New Year’s Eve, too. Champagne Jelly with Bursting Boba is both tasty and entertaining!
Bursting boba are liquid-filled spheres that pop in your mouth when you eat them. You’ve likely seen a version of them at your local frozen yogurt shop on the toppings buffet. They can be ordered onlineor purchased from international markets.
I kept imagining the boba in Champagne jelly (or gelée) because I knew they’d chill well together and the dessert could be made ahead. And! It’s really fun to watch someone who’s never tried bursting boba eat them, and watch their surprise.
The topping is a small amount of whipped cream covered with white nonpareils. This could be optional but I love how the little cups look bubbly on top. I also sprinkled on a few edible gold stars.
Come winter I’m bound and determined to garnish everything in sight with a sprig of pine-y rosemary, and that’s just what I did. A single mint leaf would also be really pretty on top of the shots (the cups can be ordered here). I can’t wait to share these with my friends. I think they’ll be a fun and entertaining addition to our New Year’s Eve feast.
And so, Sprinkle Bakes Christmas Advent 2019 is a wrap! I’ll be taking a few days off from blogging so I can spend some time with my family and really be present in these last days of the decade – wow! 2020 is practically here!
Love and peace.
Merry Christmas! xo-h
Champagne Jelly Shots with Pomegranate Bursting Boba
- 1.75 oz. shot glasses (18)
- 2 cups Champagne or sparkling wine
- 1/3 cup 65g granulated sugar
- 1 packet .25 oz. powdered gelatin
- 1 container 15.8 oz. pomegranate bursting boba
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons white nonpareils
- Gold edible stars
- 18 sprigs of rosemary about 1 ½ stems
- Place the champagne and sugar in a saucepan. Remove 2 tablespoons of the champagne to a small condiment bowl; sprinkle the powdered gelatin over the champagne in the bowl. Let stand until set, about 1 minute.
- Gently heat the champagne and sugar together, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Do not boil. Add the bloomed gelatin and stir until melted. Let stand until room temperature, about 20-25 minutes, or until barely warm to the touch (hot liquid will pop the boba). Transfer the mixture to a glass measure with a pour spout.
- Drain the boba in a sieve and place them on paper towels. Gently transfer and evenly divide spoonfuls of the boba between each of 18 shot glasses (1.75 capacity each). Pour the champagne over the boba. Place in the refrigerator until set, about 2 hours.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream to soft peaks. Transfer to a piping bag or to a zip-top bag with a corner snipped. Pipe the whipped cream on top of the jelly. Sprinkle with nonpareils and gold stars. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Just before serving, garnish with sprigs of rosemary, if desired.
Thank you, Heather, enjoyed the posts! Wish you and your family Season's Greetings and Happy New year!
Flashing Content!! Great, keep up.
I love the way you rethink old traditions, Heather. These are so much fun and so easy! Happy 2020! Can't wait to see what inventive things you teach us in the new year. xo
Hey! Do you pour the gelatin mix over the boba? Thanks!
Yes! I overlooked adding that step. Thanks for the heads up!
Is it possible to make this without making the champagne into gelatin? Could i just pour champagne over the boba and top it with the whipped cream? Or would the cream just sink in the champagne?
Yes, you could absolutely do that!
Where can I find the boba??
There’s a link the the boba I used in the blog post. You could also go to your favorite frozen yogurt shop and purchase some there.
Could you use a spray bottle of whip cream instead?
You could if you top them just before handing them to your guests. Spray whipped cream will deflate in about 5 minutes. Homemade whipped cream made with heavy cream will keep its shape for a long time.
Thank you, thats what I did just before serving and it worked out
Where did you get the spoons pictured? Thanks!
Hi Coleen! You can find them on Amazon. Search for “Awakingdemi dessert spoons” or here’s my affiliate link. https://amzn.to/3b4rNOs
Thanks! Can’t wait to try these
Do you think this would work with sparkling apple or white grape juice? I love the idea, but we have several AA members in our group, so champagne is out. Thanks!