Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Fourth of July--Prosecco Gelatin with Berries and Mint


Gardening is really NOT my specialty, I knew it all along.  Even cactus died on me, that was years ago and I refused to plant those any more ever since.  It’s just hurt my self-esteem sad to see the strongest plant died under my care.  However, I use quite a bit of herbs in my cooking. It is way more economical and convenience to grow my own. 


As I shared with you a while ago, I planted some herbs this spring. Mint was one of the later addition to the herb family. To my surprise, it is growing out of control! It is almost bursting out of the pot I planted it in, and it is taking up too much soil space from the other herbs in the same pot.  I transferred it once to a separate pot and it’s still growing like this. Okay, that’s a little exaggerating, but you can imagine. Open-mouthed smile

Flowers started blooming on it lately(I assume it’s not a good thing) and I know I have to use some up quickly.  I have no problem with that at all as it’s so refreshing in drinks and desserts.  Especially in these Prosecco Gelatin with Berries and Mint!


The Prosecco Gelatin with Berries and Mint screams summer right in my face!  The mint simple syrup is sweet, with the cool mint and chilled gelatin, it’s the best way to cool down in this hot weather.  The berries add a little tang to this sweet treat.  You can totally taste the prosecco in the gelatin and it’s the best way to enjoy prosecco, besides drinking it straight.


What's better than a Red, White, and Blue dessert to celebrate 4th of July?  Probably the extra green mint in it.  hahaha....Happy July 4th for those who celebrate.  This Prosecco Gelatin with Berries and Mint is the perfect treat to cool down after the BBQ.  Also, you can make this the day before the party so you can have more time spend with your friends and family.

For the kiddo’s version, substitute the prosecco (and simple syrup)with the same amount of fruit juice, such as apple juice or white grape juice.  As the fruit juice is sweet enough and you don’t need to add any sugar in the kid’s recipe. 

Prosecco Gelatin with Berries and Mint:
Makes: 4 Servings

For the Gelatin:
2 package of unflavored gelatin powder, dissolved in 2 tablespoons of cold water
1/4 cup blueberries
4 strawberries, diced
2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
2 cups chilled prosecco
Mint Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
a handful of fresh mint leaves

To make the mint simple syrup:
In a small pot, bring water and sugar to a boil. When sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat and add mint leaves. Let steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove mint leaves from syrup.

To make the gelatin:
Add gelatin mixture into mint syrup and heat until gelatin dissolved and syrup return to a simmer. Remove from heat. Add prosecco, berries and chopped mint.
Evenly divided the mixture into 4 (8 ounces) cups and chill for at least 2 hours or until set; enjoy.


  1. Very unique and pretty! You could use this for April Fool's day too because you could easily fool someone into thinking this is a bevearge:)

  2. Very pretty! Cut your mint back Amy, especially the stems with flowers, and it will grow back for you. Happy 4th:@)

  3. What a refreshing treat! That sounds wonderful! I love a nice dry prosecco, and this gelatin looks fantastic. Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is such an elegant dessert. Sounds wonderful, looks gorgeous, class act, Amy! Love your photos. xo,

  5. This looks so so refreshing...!! I need to have a prosecco night !!

  6. Ahhhhhhh, I wish I was there with you now, enjoying that refreshing prosecco gelatin! Another beauty ~ you are amazing! Happy Independence Day! xo

  7. @ Happier Than a Pig in Mud: Thank you for your tips on the mint. Yes, my mint definitely can use a trip. :) Happy 4th to you and your family too.


  8. I love those mugs! This sounds delicious :)

  9. Wow does that look fantastic. Great pictures.

  10. Prosecco and berries together? Really?! You have my heart my friend from today :-)

  11. I've never heard of gelatin made with prosecco but I am loving this idea! It sounds delicious with the berries.

  12. What a fun use of prosecco! (BTW, I have a brown thumb too! I'm sure a cactus would die on me as well.)

  13. Mmm I've wanted to try prosecco for a long time. Love the look of this jelly too!

  14. What a refreshing treat! Looks so yummy! Love the use of prosecco. The jelly is awesome. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  15. This is one of my favourites too. I featured a similar version on my blog a couple of weeks ago. Great minds :)

    Have you tried a kiddie version using gingerale? Just cut down on the sugar.

  16. this looks delicious! I have copious amounts of mint too - will be making ice cream with it this weekend, but I will be trying this next!!

  17. Hi Amy,
    First let me say that your dessert is just amazing and I will be having it this week end! I see that Happier Than A Pig In The Mud has told you to cut the mint back, that is correct. I have a large mint bed in the herb garden and it is very hardy and will continue to multiply as long as you keep it cut back. Great post! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and sure hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. Bonjour
    Juste une envie! Take a seat and refresh!
    Have a nice day

  19. Great recipe. Seems like it would be a light and not too sweet desert.

  20. Your food always looks so pretty! This sounds like a perfect summer evening treat, thanks for the recipe!