Champagne Jelly Shots with Pomegranate Bursting Boba

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!

Champagne Jelly Shots with Pomegranate Bursting Boba

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!

Champagne Jelly Shots with Pomegranate Bursting Boba

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.

Champagne Jelly Shots with Pomegranate Bursting Boba

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.

Champagne Jelly Shots with Pomegranate Bursting Boba

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

Heather Baird
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!
3 from 2 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
2 hours chill time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18

Equipment

  • 1.75 oz. shot glasses (18)

Ingredients
 
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
Keyword bursting boba, champagne jelly, jello shots, new year’s eve dessert
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Lakshmi
Lakshmi
2 years ago

Thank you, Heather, enjoyed the posts! Wish you and your family Season's Greetings and Happy New year!

Floranet
Floranet
2 years ago

Flashing Content!! Great, keep up.

Colette (Coco)
Colette (Coco)
2 years ago

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

Unknown
Unknown
2 years ago

Hey! Do you pour the gelatin mix over the boba? Thanks!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
2 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Yes! I overlooked adding that step. Thanks for the heads up!

Raphael
Raphael
10 months ago

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?

Last edited 10 months ago by Raphael
Izzy
Izzy
10 months ago

Where can I find the boba??

Ann Sinisi
8 months ago

Could you use a spray bottle of whip cream instead?

Ann Sinisi
8 months ago
Reply to  Heather Baird

Thank you, thats what I did just before serving and it worked out

Colleen
Colleen
3 months ago

Where did you get the spoons pictured? Thanks!

Colleen
Colleen
3 months ago
Reply to  Heather Baird

Thanks! Can’t wait to try these

Corinne D.
Corinne D.
1 month ago

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!