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Mini Berry Bites – A Holiday Dessert

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Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Leah Hall

A great holiday party cranberry 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!

Mini Berry Bites with Smirnoff Ice Bottle and red cake plate

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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!


This Cranberry Dessert is 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 this cranberry dessert is, 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.

What Ingredients are Needed for the Berry Bites Dessert?

  • Sugared Cranberries
    • Cranberries
    • Sugar
    • Water
  • Berry Bites Dessert
    • Gelatin
    • Whipped Cream
    • Orange Slices
    • Strawberry Smirnoff Ice
    • Mini Phyllo Cups
    • Water
    • Sugared Cranberries


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. This cranberry dessert stays 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!


If You Are Looking for More Holiday Recipes, Try These!


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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Topped with an orange wedge and whipped cream, these holiday mini berry bites are a delicious treat!
Yield: 12

Mini Berry Bites

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Mini Berry Bites perfect as a party dessert! Boozy Strawberry Smirnoff Ice gelatin in phyllo cups, topped with whipped cream and orange slices!


For the Cranberries

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

For the Berry Bites

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


  1. Combine the Smirnoff Ice with the water. Heat up on the stove until boiling.
  2. Pour over gelatin in a medium bowl.
  3. Place in the fridge until a little thicker, about 20-30 minutes, but not all the way set.
  4. Place 1 sugared cranberry into each phyllo cup.
  5. When gelatin thickened, spoon into the mini phyllo cups over the sugared cranberries.
  6. Place back into the fridge to set up, about another hour.
  7. Before serving, top with whipped cream and orange slices.
  8. Enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 4.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 24.5gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 15.1gProtein: 5.5g

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Thursday 23rd of November 2017

These look so easy and delicious! But like...what if I add a little more alcohol? Lol

The 'Noms.

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Thanks so much, Kim! I am always for more alcohol, lol, so no complaints here! ;)

Diana Tidswell

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

This looks delicious, so tempting and mouth-watering! I wanna grab it right now.

The 'Noms.

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Thanks so much, Diana! They are so tasty!


Tuesday 21st of November 2017

I love cranberries so much!! These bites look so delicious, I would probably eat them all myself.

The 'Noms.

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Thanks so much! They are hard to share they are sooo good!


Tuesday 21st of November 2017

These look amazing and I'm sure that it would be equally as good without the alcohol for the kids, too!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Thanks so much, Kate! Yes, it would be so easy to make an non-alcoholic version, too, but you know how we roll!


Tuesday 21st of November 2017

This looks SO good! What a perfect Thanksgiving dessert idea, looks amazing!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Thanks so much, Adriana! Cheers!

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