Champagne gummy bears are sophisticated gummy bears made with champagne or sparkling wine and used as a party favour. They only take 30 minutes to make, using a bear-shaped mould, gelatine, sugar and champagne or sparkling wine of choice.
1. Add Champagne into Saucepan over Low Heat
To make homemade champagne gummy bears firstly add champagne to a saucepan over low heat and cook until the mixture is reduced. Hint: Keeping a close eye on the levels, making sure it reduces to half.
2. Whisk in Sugar
Add the sugar into the saucepan of reduced champagne and whisk continuously.
3. Whisk in Gelatin
Next, add gelatin, making sure to keep the temperature on medium heat. Hint: If the heat is too high your mixture will burn or cook too quickly.
4. Dissolve the Gelatin and Sugar
Whisk until both sugar and gelatine have fully dissolved into the champagne mixture. When the mixture has slightly thickened turn off the heat.
5. Pour Warm Mixture Over Gummy Bear Molds
Next, carefully pour the warm mixture into the gummy bear moulds running a spatula over the moulds to get off any excess champagne mixture. Hint: try using a small dropper or creamer to pour with more accuracy.
6. Refrigerate for 15 Minutes
Finally, store in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to allow the gummy bears to set. After refrigeration, they are ready to wow guests at your cocktail party!
Ingredients for Homemade Champagne Gummy Bears
Here are the ingredients you will need to make your gummy bears:
- 2 ½ cups of Champagne (or your choice of sparkling wine).
- 1 Cup of Sugar.
- ¼ cup of powdered gelatine.
Do Champagne Gummy Bears Have Alcohol?
As the alcohol from the champagne is burned off during the cooking process, they are a non-alcoholic treat. However, it is still best to avoid giving champagne gummies to children or women who are pregnant.
What is the best alcohol to soak gummy bears in?
The best alcohol to soak gummy bears in vodka is a tried and tested method loved by everyone. But maybe try tequila if you’re looking to spice up your selection.
Can you get drunk off champagne gummy bears?
It is unlikely that you will get drunk from eating champagne gummy bears as the alcohol is burned off during the cooking process. If you eat around 13 champagne gummy bears you are likely to get some kind of buzz, but this is also likely to be due to the sugar content.
How long do alcohol infused gummy bears last?
Alcohol infused gummy bears should last about a week, but if kept refrigerated and in an airtight container you might be able to extend the shelf life by a few days.
Where to Buy Champagne Gummy Bears
You can buy quality champagne gummy bears from Sugafina. For another sparkling wine gummy bear alternative, you can buy prosecco bears from Ask Mummy & Daddy.
What are the Alternate Gummy Bear Types to Champagne Gummy Bears?
If you’re not interested in champagne gummy bears there are many options available for a boozy gummy treat. You can find many different flavours including pina colada, prosecco, real wine gummy bears, mojito, or even a classic gin and tonic. If you enjoyed this recipe you can mix and match flavours to create your alcohol-based gummy bears. You can even infuse your gummy bears to have a more alcoholic treat.