Mini Berry Bites – A Holiday Dessert

Mini berry bites feature Smirnioff Ice Strawberry gel, candied cranberries and a whipped cream toping all in a pasty shell!

A great holiday party dessert – boozy and sweet! Check out these Berry Bites!




We love a great and easy holiday dessert that looks like you took a lot of time, but it’s easy and elegant! Some of the best holiday desserts are small portions that are finger food so that your guests can try all the different desserts with out overloading their plate! With a good finger food sized appetizer in mind, we came up the the Mini Berry Bites    These Mini Berry Bites fit those requirement! Happy dessert-ing!




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Mini Berry Bite being held in a hand. Smirnoff Ice bottle in background




Berry Bites

When Smirnoff Ice contacted us for some holiday recipes, two with food, and two cocktails, we were excited to try some things out, and we knew right away what we wanted to do with the Strawberry Smirnoff Ice. We knew it would be perfect with some gelatin in a tartlet, plus add some cranberries and whipped cream, and it would be so tasty, so that’s what we did!




These Mini Berry Tarts are the perfect finger food for a party or event, are so easy to make, and we can’t wait for you to try them out!




Mini Berry Bites on red cake stand and slate. With fir branch and strawberry Smirnoff Ice bottle in background.





We love how easy these are, and it is such a sweet and tart combination that works so well together! The touch of orange on the top makes for a great citrus touch, and we encourage you to do the small orange slice or some orange zest. We love using cranberries for the holidays, as they are such a part of a lot of people’s meals and tables.







We use prepared phyllo dough cups to make it even easier, but if you would like to make your own, just form some phyllo dough in a mini muffin tin to make them.






Close up of a holiday mini berry bites with Smirnoff Ice bottle in background





Speaking of the mini muffin tin, it’s easiest to put the gelatin mixture in the phyllo cups while they are placed and steady in the mini muffin tin. They stay more stable and don’t tip over, just a quick tip from our experience. These little bites are so cute, and you can eat more than one and not feel guilty, right? Right? No judging here!





Besides these bites, you should make sure to check out our other three Smirnoff Ice recipes, the Citrus Asian Chicken Wings, and the two cocktails: Caramel Green Apple Cocktail, and the Holiday Berry Sparkler! We hope you will like these other three, too, and they would all go so well together for a great holiday event!







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Yield: 1

Mini Berry Bites - A Holiday Dessert

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Set TIme: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
These tiny boozy desserts have cranberries in some boozy Jell-o, topped with whipped cream. Perfect for a holiday party.


For the Bites

  • 2 Pkgs gelatin
  • sugared cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Strawberry Smirnoff Ice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Mini Phyllo dough cups
  • orange slices
  • whipped cream

For the Cranberries

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar


For the Cranberries

Combine all three ingredients in a small saucepan and cook until most of the cranberries have popped open.

Strain out cranberries. You can keep the liquid as a cranberry simple syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for a week.

For the Bites

Pour hot water over Jell-o and stir until gelatin is melted. Add in Strawberry Smirnoff Ice.

Cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

Place phyllo cups into a mini muffin pan. Put 2 cranberries in each cup.

Pour a tablespoon or less over the cranberries in the cups, don't overfull, but fill until close to the top.

Place in fridge for at least an hour for the Jell-o to set.

Top with whipped cream and a small orange slice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201 Total Fat: 7.9g Saturated Fat: 4.1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 38mg Sodium: 67mg Carbohydrates: 24.5g Fiber: 0.1g Sugar: 15.1g Protein: 5.5g




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